Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Cam Wear Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Engine Top End / Camshaft, Camshaft Chain / Cam Wear Inspection

If the cams are worn down past the service limit, replace the camshaft.

Cam Height Standard:

Exhaust 35.043 35.157 mm
(1.3796 1.3841 in.)


Intake 38.243 38.357 mm
(1.5056 1.5101 in.)


Service Limit:

Exhaust 34.94 mm (1.376 in.)

Intake 38.14 mm (1.502 in.)

Cam Wear Inspection


Camshaft Runout Inspection
Remove the camshafts (see Camshaft Removal). Set the camshaft in a camshaft alignment jig or on V blocks. Measure the runout with a dial gauge at the specified place as shown in the figure. ...

Camshaft Chain Removal
Remove: Camshafts (see Camshaft Removal) Timing Rotor (see Timing Rotor Removal in the Electrical System chapter) Front and Rear Camshaft Chain Guides (see Cylinder Head Removal) Remove ...

Other materials:

Rear Master Cylinder Removal
Unscrew the brake hose banjo bolt [A] and remove the brake hose (see Brake Hose and Pipe Replacement in the Periodic Maintenance chapter). Remove: Rear Master Cylinder Mounting Bolts [B] Foot Guard [C] Screw and Stopper [D] Bolt [E] Front Footpeg Bracket Bolts [F] Cable Guide [G ...

Rear Wheel Rotation Sensor Removal
NOTICE The wheel rotation sensor should be handled carefully, never struck sharply, as with a hammer, or allowed to fall on a hard surface since the wheel rotation sensor is precision made. Be careful not to get water or mud on the wheel rotation sensor. Do not try to disassemble or repair t ...

Check 3-4: Turn Signal Indicator Light (LED) Inspection
Connect the leads in the same circuit as Check 3-2. Connect the terminal [5] to the battery (+) terminal. Connect the terminal [6] to the battery (+) terminal. Check that the turn signal indicator light (LED) [A] goes on. If the indicator light does not go on, replace the meter ...