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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Storage of Removed Parts
After all the parts including subassembly parts have been cleaned, store the parts in a clean area. Put a clean cloth or plastic sheet over the parts to protect from any foreign materials that may collect before re-assembly. Inspection Reuse of worn or damaged parts may lead to serious acci ...

Torque Limiter Installation
Apply molybdenum disulfide grease to the torque limiter shaft [A]. Install the torque limiter [B], the collar [C] and the shaft. Turn the large-hole end of the shaft to inside as shown in the figure. Replace the washer [D] with a new one. Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the t ...

Air Intake Duct Assembly (Other than US, CA and CAL Models)
Install the seals [A] as shown in the figure. Fit the projections [A] of the air intake valve to the hole [B] of the air intake ducts. Tighten: Torque - Air Intake Duct Assembly Screws: 1.5 N·m (0.15 kgf·m, 13 in·lb) Hang the shaft [A] to the air intake valve securely ...