Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Commutator Cleaning and Inspection

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Do not use emery or sand paper on the commutator.

Commutator Cleaning and Inspection

Replace the starter motor with a new one if there is any damage or wear.

Replace the starter motor with a new one if discoloration is noticed.

Brush Inspection
Measure the length of each brush [A]. If any is worn down to the service limit, replace the brush assy. Starter Motor Brush Length [B] Standard: 12.05 mm (0.4744 in.) Service Limit: 6.55 mm ...

Armature Inspection
Using the × 1 Ω hand tester range, measure the resistance between any two commutator segments [A]. Special Tool - Hand Tester: 57001-1394 If there is a high resistance or no readin ...

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Air Suction System Damage Inspection
Separate the air switching valve hose [A] from the lower air cleaner housing [B] (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Connect the following parts temporarily. Fuel Pump Lead Connector [A] Extension Tube [B] Air Cleaner Housing (see Air Cleaner Hou ...

DFI System
1. ECU 2. Battery 3. Vehicle-down Sensor 4. Exhaust Butterfly Valve Actuator 5. Vacuum Chamber (Other than US, CA and CAL Models) 6. Air Intake Valve Actuator (Other than US, CA and CAL Models) 7. Air Intake Valve (Other than US, CA and CAL Models) 8. Air Flow 9. Air Intake Solenoid Valve ...

Rocker Arm Removal
Squeeze the brake lever slowly and hold it with a band. Remove the front footpeg bracket bolts. Raise the rear wheel off the ground with the jack (see Rear Shock Absorber Removal). Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608 Remove: Lower Rear Shock Absorber B ...