Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Wear Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Drive Chain / Wear Inspection

Wear Inspection


A. Front Footpeg Bracket

B. Bolts

Wear Inspection


A. Bolts

B. Chain Cover

Chain Slack Adjustment


A. Measure

B. Weight

Drive Chain 20-Link Length


NOTE

Tightening Torque


WARNING

For safety, use only the standard chain. It is an endless type and should not be cut for installation; have it installed by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.

NOTE

Sprocket wear is exaggerated for illustration.

See Service Manual for wear limits.

Wear Inspection


A. Good Teeth

B. Worn Teeth

C. Damaged Teeth

Chain Slack Adjustment
Remove the cotter pin, and loosen the axle nut. Loosen the left and right chain adjuster locknuts. A. Axle Nut B. Cotter Pin C. Adjuster D. Locknut If the chain is too loose, tu ...

Lubrication
Lubrication is necessary after riding through rain or on wet roads, or any time that the chain appears dry. Use a lubricant for sealed chains to prevent deterioration of chain seals. If the chain ...

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Starter Clutch Installation
Replace the O-ring [A] with a new one and apply grease. Apply molybdenum disulfide grease to the starter clutch shaft [B]. Install: Starter Clutch [C] Spacer (Small Diameter) [D] Spacer (Large Diameter) [E] Starter Clutch Shaft Starter Clutch Shaft Holder [F] Turn the O-ring si ...

Inquiries to Rider
DFI Diagnosis Flow Chart Each rider reacts to problems in different ways, so it is important to confirm what kind of symptoms the rider has encountered. Try to find out exactly what problem occurred under exactly what conditions by asking the rider; knowing this information may h ...

Drive Chain Slack Inspection
NOTE Check the slack with the motorcycle setting on its sidestand. Clean the chain if it is dirty, and lubricate it if it appears dry. Check the wheel alignment (see Wheel Alignment Inspection). Rotate the rear wheel to find the position where the chain is tightest. Measure the ver ...