Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Chassis Parts Lubrication

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Periodic Maintenance / Periodic Maintenance Procedures / Others / Chassis Parts Lubrication

NOTE

Whenever the vehicle has been operated under wet or rainy conditions, or especially after using a high-pressure water spray, perform the general lubrication.

Pivots: Lubricate with Grease.

Brake Lever

Brake Pedal

Clutch Lever

Rear Master Cylinder Push Rod Joint Pin

Sidestand

Points: Lubricate with Grease

Clutch Inner Cable Upper and Lower Ends [A] Throttle Inner Cable Upper and Lower Ends

Points: Lubricate with Grease


Cables: Lubricate with Rust Inhibitor.

Clutch Cable

Throttle Cables

Cables: Lubricate with Rust Inhibitor.


The cable may be lubricated by using a commercially available pressure cable lubricator with an aerosol cable lubricant.

If cable movement is not free after lubricating, if the cable is frayed [B], or if the cable housing is kinked [C], replace the cable.

Cables: Lubricate with Rust Inhibitor


Others
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Bolts, Nuts and Fasteners Tightness Inspection
Check the tightness of the bolts and nuts listed here. Also, check to see that each cotter pin is in place and in good condition. NOTE For the engine fasteners, check the tightness of them ...

Other materials:

Throttle Control System
Check the throttle grip play each day before riding the motorcycle, and carry out maintenance and adjustments in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart. Adjust it if necessary. Throttle Grip The throttle grip controls the butterfly valves in the throttle body. If the throttle grip ha ...

Drive Chain Slack Adjustment
Remove the cotter pin [A], and loosen the rear axle nut [B]. Loosen the both chain adjuster locknuts [C]. If the chain is too loose, turn out the left and right chain adjusters [D] evenly. If the chain is too tight, turn in the left and right chain adjusters evenly, and kick the wheel f ...

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 ...