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Drive Chain; Drive Chain Slack Inspection; Drive Chain Slack Adjustment - Kawasaki ZR-7S Service Manual

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Drive Chain
Drive Chain Slack Inspection
OSet the motorcycle up on its center stand for drive chain
o Clean the drive chain if it is dirty and lubricate it if it
appears dry.
the wheel alignment (see Wheel Alignment In-
spection) .
Rotate the rear wheel to find the position where the chain
is tightest.
. Measure the vertical movement (chain slack) [A]midway
between the front and rear sprockets.
* Ifthe chain slack exceeds the standard, adjust it.
DriveChain Slack
45 mm (1.2- 1.8 in.)
Drive Chain Slack Adjustment
. Pull out the cotter pin [A].
Loosen the axle nut [8].
Turnboth chain adjuster locknuts[C].
*If the chain is too loose, turn out the left and right chain
adjuster [D]evenly.
* If the chain is too tight, turn in the left and right chain
adjusters evenly, and kick the wheel forward.
Turn both chain adjusters evenly untilthe drive chain has
the correct amount of slack. To keep the chain and wheel
properly aligned, the notch [E]on the leftwheel alignment
indicator [F]should align with the same swingarm mark or
position [G]that the right indicator notch aligns with.
Misalignment of the wheel will result in abnormal
wear and may result in an unsafe riding condition.
Tighten both chain adjuster locknuts securely.
Tighten the axle nut.
Rear Axle Nut: 108 N.m (11 kgf.m, 80
. Turnthe wheel, measure the chain slack again at the tight-
est position, and readjust if necessary.
Insert a new cotter pin [A].
o When inserting the cotter pin, if the slots in the nut do
not align with the cotter pin hoke in the axle, tighten the
nut clockwise fB] up to next alignment.
o If should be within 30 degree.
o Loosen once and tighten again when the slot goes past
the nearest hole.
GJ04071 BS 1 C


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