Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Crankcase Assembly

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Crankshaft/Transmission / Crankcase / Crankcase Assembly

NOTICE

The upper and lower crankcase halves are machined at the factory in the assembled state, so the crankcase halves must be replaced as a set.

WARNING

Gasoline and low flash-point solvents can be flammable and/or explosive and cause severe burns. Clean the crankcase in a well-ventilated area, and take care that there are no sparks or flame anywhere near the working area; this includes any appliance with a pilot light. Do not use gasoline or a low flash-point solvent to clean the crankcase.

Crankcase Splitting
Remove the engine (see Engine Removal in the Engine Removal/Installation chapter). Set the engine on a clean surface and hold the engine steady while parts are being removed. Remove: Cyli ...

Upper Crankcase Assembly
When installing the breather plate, replace the gasket [A] with a new one. Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of the bolts [A] and tighten them. Torque - Breather ...

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Shifting Gears
Close the throttle while pulling in the clutch lever. Shift into the next higher or lower gear. Open the throttle part way, while releasing the clutch lever. For smooth riding, each gear position should cover the proper rate of speed shown in the table. WARNINGDownshifti ...

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 ...

Thermostat Inspection
Remove the thermostat (see Thermostat Removal). Inspect the thermostat valve [A] at room temperature. If the valve is open, replace the thermostat with a new one. To check valve opening temperature, suspend the thermostat [A] in a container of water and raise the temperature of ...