Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Connecting Rod Bend Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Crankshaft/Transmission / Crankshaft and Connecting Rods / Connecting Rod Bend Inspection

If the connecting rod bend exceeds the service limit, the connecting rod must be replaced.

Connecting Rod Bend Service Limit: TIR 0.2/100 mm (0.008/3.94 in.)

Connecting Rod Bend Inspection


Crankshaft/Connecting Rod Cleaning
After removing the connecting rods from the crankshaft, clean them with a high flash-point solvent. Blow the crankshaft oil passages with compressed air to remove any foreign particles or res ...

Connecting Rod Twist Inspection
With the big-end arbor [A] still on V block [C], hold the connecting rod horizontally and measure the amount that the arbor [B] varies from being paralleled with the surface plate over a 100 ...

Other materials:

Oil Pump Removal
Remove: Coolant (Drain, see Coolant Change in the Periodic Maintenance chapter) Engine Oil (Drain, see Engine Oil Change in the Periodic Maintenance chapter) Sidestand Switch Lead Connector [A] (Disconnect) Bolt [B] and Water Pipe [C] Water Pump Cover Bolts [D] Water Pump Cover [E ...

ECU Removal
NOTICE Never drop the ECU especially on a hard surface. Such a shock to the ECU can damage it. Remove the upper air cleaner housing (see Air Cleaner Element Replacement in the Periodic Maintenance chapter). Lift up the ECU [A] with rubber protector [B] to disconnect the connectors [C]. ...

Clutch Lever Installation
Install the clutch lever so that the mating surface [A] of the clutch lever clamp is aligned with the punch mark [B] of the handlebar. Tighten the upper clamp bolt first, and then the lower clamp bolt. Torque - Clutch Lever Clamp Bolts: 7.8 N·m (0.80 kgf·m, 69 in·lb) There will be ...