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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Meter Operation Inspection
Check 1-1: Switching Inspection Turn the ignition switch to ON and check the following. The all LCD segments [A] appear for 3 seconds. The warning indicator light (Red LED) [B] goes on for 3 seconds and then goes off in a moment after that goes off. The warning indicator light (Yellow LED ...

Transmission Shaft Disassembly
Remove the transmission shafts (see Transmission Shaft Removal). Remove the circlips, and then disassemble the transmission shafts. Special Tool - Outside Circlip Pliers: 57001-144 The 5th gear [A] on the output shaft has three steel balls assembled into it for the positive neutral fin ...

Precautions
1) No need of topping-up No topping-up is necessary in this battery until it ends its life under normal use. Forcibly prying off the seal cap to add water is very dangerous. Never do that. 2) Refreshing charge. Give refresh charge for 5 to 10 hours with charge current shown in the text (see ...