Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Clutch Plate, Wear, Damage Inspection

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If any plates show signs of damage, or if they have worn past the service limit, replace them with new ones.

Clutch Plate, Wear, Damage Inspection


Friction Plate Thickness

Standard: 2.72 2.88 mm
(0.107 0.113 in.)


Service Limit: 2.5 mm (0.098 in.)

Spring Plate Free Play Adjustment
NOTE The free play adjustment is performed by replacing the steel plate(s). Measure the clutch spring plate free play (see Clutch Spring Plate Free Play Measurement), and then replace the st ...

Clutch Plate Warp Inspection
Place each friction plate or steel plate on a surface plate and measure the gap between the surface plate [A] and each friction plate or steel plate [B] with a thickness gauge [C]. The gap is ...

Other materials:

Front Fork Assembly
Replace the following parts with new ones. Slide Bushing Guide Bushing Oil Seal Install the following parts to the inner tube [A]. Dust Seal [B] Retaining Ring [C] Apply grease to the oil seal lips. Install the oil seal [A] so that the stamp side faces lower side. Insta ...

Valve Guide Removal
Remove: Valve (see Valve Removal) Oil Seal Spring Seat Heat the area around the valve guide to 120 150°C (248 302°F), and hammer lightly on the valve guide arbor [A] to remove the guide from the top of the head. NOTICE Do not heat the cylinder head with a torch. This ...

Front Fork
The front fork operation and oil leakage should be checked in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart. For various riding or load conditions the front fork can be adjusted for: Spring preload Rebound damping force Compression damping force WARNINGImproper fork leg adju ...