Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Connecting Rod Twist Inspection

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

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

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

Connecting Rod Twist Inspection


Connecting Rod Bend Inspection
Remove the connecting rod big end bearing inserts, and reinstall the connecting rod big end cap. Select an arbor [A] of the same diameter as the connecting rod big end, and insert the arbor t ...

Connecting Rod Big End Side Clearance Inspection
Measure connecting rod big end side clearance. Insert a thickness gauge [A] between the big end and either crank web to determine clearance. Connecting Rod Big End Side Clearance Standard: 0. ...

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Lubrication
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External Shift Mechanism Inspection
Examine the shift shaft [A] for any damage. If the shaft is bent, straighten or replace it. If the serration [B] are damaged, replace the shaft. If the spring [C] is damaged in any way, replace it. If the shift mechanism arm [D] is damaged in any way, replace the shaft. Check the s ...

Electronic Steering Damper Warning Indicator Light
The yellow light functions as the electronic steering damper warning indicator. The light and warning symbol "ESD" go on if there is a malfunction in the electronic steering damper system. However, this could also be caused by trouble with the charging system (e.g. battery). I ...