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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Front Fork Removal (Each Fork Leg)
Loosen the front fork top plug [A] beforehand if the fork leg is to be disassembled. Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench (45 mm) [B]: 57001-1741 NOTE Loosen the top plug after loosening the handlebar clamp bolt [C] and upper front fork clamp bolt [D]. Remove: Upper Fairing Assembly (see Up ...

Premuffler Chamber Installation
Replace the premuffler chamber gasket [A] with a new one. Install the premuffler chamber gasket to the premuffler chamber [B] until it is bottomed so that the chamfer side faces exhaust pipe [C]. Install the exhaust pipe clamp [D] as shown in the figure. Insert the projection [E] into ...

Drive Chain Wear Inspection
Remove the chain cover (see Drive Chain Removal/Installation in the Final Drive chapter). Rotate the rear wheel to inspect the drive chain for damaged rollers, and loose pins and links If there is any irregularity, replace the drive chain. Lubricate the drive chain if it appears dry. ...