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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Idle Speed
The idle speed inspection should be performed in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart. This motorcycle is equipped with the Idle Speed Control valve. If the idle speed is disturbed, inspection of the idle speed control should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. NOTE While ...

Seat Cover Installation
Installation is the reverse of removal. Note the following. When installing the pad [A], install it along the corner [B] as shown in the figure. When installing the pad [C], align the ends [D], along the corner [E], and wrap [F] the upper edge of the seat cover. Install the damper [A] ...

Inquiries to Rider
Each rider reacts to problems in different ways, so it is important to confirm what kind of condition the rider is dissatisfied with. Try to find out exactly what problem occurs under exactly what conditions by asking the rider; knowing this information may help you reproduce the prob ...