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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Flap and Rear Fender Rear Installation
Installation is the reverse of removal. Note the following. Fit the tab [A] to the slot [B]. Run the seat lock cable [C] between the tool kit case and the turn signal light as shown in the figure. When installing the dampers [A] on the lower pipe [B], install it as shown in the figure. ...

Rear Wheel Rotation Sensor Signal (Service Code 24)
Rear Wheel Rotation Sensor Signal Inspection The rear wheel rotation sensor sends the signal to the ECU through the KIBS hydraulic unit (KIBS equipped models). For other than KIBS equipped models, the signal is sent directly to the ECU. The ECU uses the rear wheel rotation sensor signal for mo ...

Tie-Rod and Rocker Arm Bearing Installation
Replace the needle bearings [A] and oil seals with new ones. Apply plenty of grease to the lips of the oil seals. Install the needle bearings and oil seals position as shown in the figure. Screw the needle bearing driver into the driver holder. Insert the needle bearing driver into th ...