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 ...

Other materials:

Cylinder Head Cover Installation
Replace the cylinder head cover gasket [A] with a new one Using a high flash-point solvent, clean off any oil or dirt that may be on the silicone sealant coating area. Dry them with a clean cloth. Apply silicone sealant [B] to the cylinder head as shown in the figure. Sealant - Li ...

Fuel Flow Rate Inspection
WARNINGGasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under certain conditions, creating the potential for serious burns. Make sure the area is well-ventilated and free from any source of flame or sparks; this includes any appliance with a pilot light. Do not smoke. T ...

Crankshaft Installation
NOTE If the crankshaft is replaced with a new one, refer to the Connecting Rod Big End Bearing/Crankshaft Main Bearing Insert Selection in the Specifications. NOTICE If the crankshaft, bearing inserts, or crankcase halves are replaced with new ones, select the bearing inserts and check cleara ...