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 ...

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Swingarm Installation
Visually inspect the chain guide [A]. Replace the chain guide if it shows any signs of abnormal wear or damage. Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of the chain guide bolt [B]. Apply plenty of grease to the lip of the oil seals [A]. Be sure to install the oil seals ...

Fuel Pressure Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Remove: Fuel Tank Covers (see Fuel Tank Removal) Fuel Tank Bolts (see Fuel Tank Removal) Primary Fuel Hose (see Fuel Hose Replacement in the Periodic Maintenance chapter) Be sure to place a piece of cloth around the fuel outlet pipe of the ...

Headlight Bulb Replacement
Turn the cover [A] counterclockwise, and remove it. Disconnect the headlight connector [A]. Open the clamp [B], and remove the bulb. NOTICE When handling the quartz-halogen bulb, never touch the glass portion with bare hands. Always use a clean cloth. Oil contamination from hand ...