Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Wheel Bearing Damage Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Periodic Maintenance / Periodic Maintenance Procedures / Wheels/Tires / Wheel Bearing Damage Inspection

Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608

If roughness, binding or noise is found, remove the front wheel and inspect the wheel bearing (see Front Wheel Removal, Hub Bearing Inspection in the Wheels/Tires chapter).

Wheel Bearing Damage Inspection


If roughness, binding or noise is found, remove the rear wheel and inspect the wheel bearing (see Rear Wheel Removal, Hub Bearing Inspection in the Wheels/Tires chapter) and coupling (see Coupling Bearing Inspection in the Final Drive chapter).

Wheel Bearing Damage Inspection


Tire Tread Wear Inspection
As the tire tread wears down, the tire becomes more susceptible to puncture and failure. An accepted estimate is that 90% of all tire failures occur during the last 10% of tread life (90% worn). So ...

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Vehicle-down Sensor Output Voltage Inspection
Remove the vehicle-down sensor. Connect the measuring adapter [A] to the vehicle-down sensor connectors as shown in the figure. Special Tool - Measuring Adapter: 57001-1700 Main Harness [B] Vehicle-down Sensor [C] Connect a digital meter [D] to the measuring adapter leads. V ...

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 ...

Cylinder Head Installation
NOTE The camshaft cap is machined with the cylinder head, so if a new cylinder head is installed, use the cap that is supplied with the new head. Install the dowel pins. Replace the cylinder head gasket with a new one. Replace the cylinder head bolt washers with new ones. Apply molybden ...