Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Crankshaft/Connecting Rod Cleaning

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Crankshaft/Transmission / Crankshaft and Connecting Rods / Crankshaft/Connecting Rod Cleaning

Connecting Rod Installation
NOTICE To minimize vibration, the connecting rods should have the same weight mark. Big End Cap [A] Connecting Rod [B] Weight Mark, Alphabet [C] Diameter Mark [D] (“” or No Mark) NOTICE ...

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 ...

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Starter Motor Installation
NOTICE Do not tap the starter motor shaft or body. Tapping the shaft or body could damage the motor. Clean the starter motor legs [A] and crankcase where the starter motor is ground. Replace the O-ring [A] with a new one. Apply grease to the new O-ring. Tighten: Torque - Starter ...

Crankshaft Installation
NOTE If the crankshaft is replaced with a new one, refer to the Connecting Rod Big End Bearing/Crankshaft Main Bearing Insert Selection in the Specifications. NOTICE If the crankshaft, bearing inserts, or crankcase halves are replaced with new ones, select the bearing inserts and check cleara ...

Wheel Inspection
Raise the front/rear wheel off the ground. Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608 Spin the wheel lightly, and check for roughness or binding. If roughness or binding is found, replace the hub bearings (see Hub Bearing Removal/Installation). Inspect the wh ...