Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Tightening Sequence

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / General Information / Before Servicing / Tightening Sequence

Generally, when installing a part with several bolts, nuts, or screws, start them all in their holes and tighten them to a snug fit. Then tighten them according to the specified sequence to prevent case warpage or deformation which can lead to malfunction. Conversely when loosening the bolts, nuts, or screws, first loosen all of them by about a quarter turn and then remove them. If the specified tightening sequence is not indicated, tighten the fasteners alternating diagonally.

Tightening Sequence


Tightening Torque

Incorrect torque applied to a bolt, nut, or screw may lead to serious damage. Tighten fasteners to the specified torque using a good quality torque wrench.

Tightening Torque


Replacement Parts
Replacement parts must be KAWASAKI genuine or recommended by KAWASAKI. Gaskets, O-rings, oil seals, grease seals, circlips, cotter pins or self-locking nuts must be replaced with new ones whenever ...

Force
Use common sense during disassembly and assembly, excessive force can cause expensive or hard to repair damage. When necessary, remove screws that have a non -permanent locking agent applied usin ...

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Fluid Level Inspection
With the brake fluid reservoirs held horizontal, the brake fluid level must be kept between the upper and lower level lines. A. Front Brake Fluid Reservoir B. Upper Level Line C. Lower Level Line A. Rear Brake Fluid Reservoir B. Upper Level Line C. Lower Level Line If th ...

Front Master Cylinder Installation
Apply silicone grease to the sliding surface of the brake lever pivot bolt. Tighten: Torque - Brake Lever Pivot Bolt: 1.2 N·m (0.12 kgf·m, 11 in·lb) Brake Lever Pivot Bolt Nut: 5.9 N·m (0.60 kgf·m, 52 in·lb) Assemble the reservoir [A] and the bracket [B] as shown in the figu ...

Refreshing Charge
Remove the battery (see Battery Removal). Do refresh charge by following method according to the battery terminal voltage. WARNINGThis battery is sealed type. Charge with current and time as stated below. Terminal Voltage: 12.0 12.7 V Standard Charge (see following ...