Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Camshaft Runout Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Engine Top End / Camshaft, Camshaft Chain / Camshaft Runout Inspection

If the runout exceeds the service limit, replace the camshaft.

Camshaft Runout Standard: TIR 0.02 mm (0.0008 in.) or less Service Limit: TIR 0.1 mm (0.004 in.)

Camshaft Runout Inspection


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 ...

Cam Wear Inspection
Remove the camshafts (see Camshaft Removal). Measure the height [A] of each cam with a micrometer. If the cams are worn down past the service limit, replace the camshaft. Cam Height Standar ...

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Balance Adjustment
If the wheel always stops in one position, provisionally attach a balance weight [A] on the rim at the marking using adhesive tape. Rotate the wheel 1/4 turn [B], and see whether or not the wheel stops in this position. If it does, the correct balance weight is being used. If the whe ...

Oil Pan Installation
If the oil filter holder bolt [A] was removed, tighten it. Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of the oil filter holder bolt. Torque - Oil Filter Holder Bolt: 35 N·m (3.6 kgf·m, 26 ft·lb) Replace the O-rings [B] with new ones, and apply grease to them. Install the O-ri ...

Torque and Locking Agent
The following tables list the tightening torque for the major fasteners requiring use of a non-permanent locking agent or silicone sealant etc. Letters used in the “Remarks” column mean: AL: Tighten the two clamp bolts alternately two times to ensure even tightening torque. G: Apply ...