Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Tie-Rod Operation Inspection

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If the tie-rod [A] do not smoothly stroke or noise is found, inspect the fasteners and tie-rod bearings (see Tie-Rod/Rocker Arm Bearing, Sleeve Inspection in the Suspension chapter).

Tie-Rod Operation Inspection


In this photo, the foot guard has been removed for clarity.

Rocker Arm Operation Inspection
Pump the seat down and up 4 or 5 times, and inspect the smooth stroke. If the rocker arm [A] does not smoothly stroke or noise is found, inspect the fasteners and bearings (see Tie-Rod/Rocke ...

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Fuel Hose Replacement
Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). WARNINGFuel is flammable and explosive under certain conditions and can cause severe burns. Be prepared for fuel spillage; any spilled fuel must be completely wiped up immediately. When the fue ...

Piston Ring End Gap Inspection
Place the piston ring [A] inside the cylinder (upper crankcase), using the piston to locate the ring squarely in place. Set it close to the bottom of the cylinder, where cylinder wear is low. Measure the gap [B] between the ends of the ring with a thickness gauge. Piston Ring End Gap ...

Subthrottle Valve Actuator Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Remove the air cleaner housing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Turn the ignition switch to ON. Check to see that all the subthrottle valves [A] open and close smoothly. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. I ...