Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Clutch Spring Free Length Measurement

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Clutch / Clutch / Clutch Spring Free Length Measurement

If any spring is shorter than the service limit, it must be replaced.

Clutch Spring Free Length

Standard: 43.5 mm (1.71 in.)

Service Limit: 42.1 mm (1.66 in.)

Clutch Spring Free Length Measurement


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 ...

Clutch Housing Finger Inspection
Visually inspect the clutch housing fingers [A] where the friction plate tangs [B] hit them. If they are badly worn or if there are groove cuts where the tangs hit, replace the housing. Also, ...

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Front Fork Oil Change
Remove the front fork (see Front Fork Removal (Each Fork Leg)). Turn the spring preload adjuster fully counterclockwise for removing the piston rod assy easily. Hold the inner tube lower end in a vise. Using the wrench [A], unscrew the top plug [B] out of the outer tube. Special Too ...

Rear Caliper Holder Shaft Wear
The caliper body must slide smoothly on the caliper holder shafts [A]. If the body does not slide smoothly, one pad will wear more than the other, pad wear will increase, and constant drag on the disc will raise brake and brake fluid temperature. Check to see that the caliper holder shafts ar ...

Crankcase Splitting
Remove the engine (see Engine Removal in the Engine Removal/Installation chapter). Set the engine on a clean surface and hold the engine steady while parts are being removed. Remove: Cylinder Head (see Cylinder Head Removal in the Engine Top End chapter) Starter Motor (see Starter M ...