Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Camshaft, Camshaft Cap Wear Inspection

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Camshaft, Camshaft Cap Wear Inspection


NOTE

Do not turn the camshaft when the plastigage is between the journal and camshaft cap.

Camshaft Journal/Camshaft Cap Clearance Standard: 0.038 ∼ 0.081 mm (0.0015 ∼ 0.0032 in.) Service Limit: 0.17 mm (0.0067 in.)

If any clearance exceeds the service limit, measure the diameter of each camshaft journal with a micrometer.

Camshaft Journal Diameter Standard: 23.940 ∼ 23.962 mm (0.9425 ∼ 0.9434 in.) Service Limit: 23.91 mm (0.9413 in.)

If the camshaft journal diameter is less than the service limit, replace the camshaft with a new one and measure the clearance again.

If the clearance still remains out of the service limit, replace the cylinder head unit.

Camshaft Installation
NOTE The exhaust camshaft has a 1001 EX mark [A] and the intake camshaft has a 3154 IN mark [B]. Be careful not to mix up these shafts. Install the camshaft sprockets as shown in the figure ...

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. ...

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Blank Key Detection (Service Code 36, Equipped Models)
Ignition Key Inspection Register the ignition key correctly (see Key Registration in the Electrical System chapter). If the service code 36 appears again, the transponder in the key is malfunction, replace it. Immobilizer System Circuit 1. ECU 2. Ignition Switch 3. Immobilizer Ampl ...

Side Stand
The motorcycle is equipped with a side stand. A. Side Stand NOTE When using the side stand, turn the handlebar to the left. Do not sit on the motorcycle while it is on its side stand or centre stand. Always kick the stand fully up before sitting on the motorcycle. NOTE The motorcycl ...

Cylinder (Upper Crankcase) Wear Inspection
Split the crankcase (see Crankcase Splitting). Remove the pistons (see Piston Removal). Assemble the cylinder (upper crankcase) [A], the cylinder head [B] and the cylinder head gasket [C]. Tighten the cylinder head bolts (see Cylinder Head Installation in the Engine Top End chapter). ...