Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Camshaft Installation

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Engine Top End / Camshaft, Camshaft Chain / 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.

Camshaft Installation


The intake camshaft sprocket and exhaust camshaft sprocket are identical

Torque - Camshaft Sprocket Bolts: 15 N·m (1.5 kgf·m, 11 ft·lb)

Camshaft Installation


If a new camshaft is to be used, apply a thin coat of molybdenum disulfide grease to the cam surfaces.

NOTICE

The crankshaft may be turned while the camshafts are removed. Always pull the chain taut while turning the crankshaft. This avoids kinking the chain on the lower (crankshaft) sprocket. A kinked chain could damage both the chain and the sprocket.

Camshaft Installation


The timing marks must be aligned with the cylinder head upper surface [B].

EX Mark [C] IN Mark [D] #1 Pin [E] #2 Pin [F] #28 Pin [G] #29 Pin [H]

Camshaft Installation


Camshaft Installation


Torque - Camshaft Cap Bolts (1 ∼ 18): 12 N·m (1.2 kgf·m, 106 in·lb) Upper Camshaft Chain Guide Bolts (19, 20): 12 N·m (1.2 kgf·m, 106 in·lb)

Camshaft Installation


Camshaft Removal
Remove: Cylinder Head Cover (see Cylinder Head Cover Removal) Crankshaft Sensor Cover (see Crankshaft Sensor Removal in the Electrical System chapter) Using a wrench on the timing rotor bol ...

Camshaft, Camshaft Cap Wear Inspection
Remove the camshaft caps (see Camshaft Removal). Cut the strips of plastigage (press gauge) to journal width. Place a strip on each journal parallel to the camshaft installed in the correct ...

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Fuel Reserve Switch Inspection
Fill the fuel tank with fuel and close the fuel tank cap. Remove the front seat (see Front Seat Removal in the Frame chapter). Disconnect the fuel pump lead connector [A]. Connect the test light [A] (12 V 3.4 W bulb in a socket with leads) and the 12 V battery [B] to the fuel pu ...

Throttle Control System Inspection
Check the throttle grip free play [A]. If the free play is incorrect, adjust the throttle cables. Throttle Grip Free Play Standard: 2 3 mm (0.08 0.12 in.) Check that the throttle grip [B] moves smoothly from full open to close, and the throttle closes quickly and completely by the ...

Coolant Filling
Remove the bolts and quick rivets. Detach the tabs and remove the right fairing and cover. A. Bolts B. Quick Rivet C. Large Quick Rivet D. Tabs E. Right Fairing and Cover NOTE The right fairing and cover uses the quick rivets and large quick rivet. The large quick rivet ca ...