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 ...

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Front Fork Inspection
Holding the brake lever, pump the front fork up and down several times to inspect smooth stroke. Visually inspect the front fork for oil leakage, scoring or scratches on the outer surface of the inner tube. If any doubt about the front fork, it should be checked by an authorized K ...

Service Code Reading
The service code(s) is displayed on the LCD by the number of two digits. NOTE The service code of the KIBS and ABS adds “b” at the left side of the code. The service code of the ESD adds “E” at the left side of the code. When there are a number of problems, all the serv ...

Crankcase Assembly
NOTICE The upper and lower crankcase halves are machined at the factory in the assembled state, so the crankcase halves must be replaced as a set. With a high flash-point solvent, clean off the mating surfaces of the crankcase halves and wipe dry WARNINGGasoline and low flash-poin ...