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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Brake Fluid Level Inspection
Check that the brake fluid level in the front brake reservoir [A] is above the lower level line [B]. NOTE Hold the reservoir horizontal by turning the handlebar when checking brake fluid level. If the fluid level is lower than the lower level line, fill the reservoir to the upper lev ...

Air Cleaner
A clogged air cleaner restricts the engine’s air intake, increasing fuel consumption, reducing engine power, and causing spark plug fouling. This motorcycle’s air cleaner element consists of a wet paper filter, which cannot be cleaned. The air cleaner element must be replaced in acco ...

Intake Air Temperature Sensor Output Voltage Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Disconnect the intake air temperature sensor connector and connect the measuring adapter [A] between these connectors as shown in ...