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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Coolant Deterioration Inspection
Remove the right lower fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Visually inspect the coolant in the reserve tank [A]. If whitish cotton-like wafts are observed, aluminum parts in the cooling system are corroded. If the coolant is brown, iron or steel parts are rusting. I ...

Connecting Rod Big End Bearing Insert/Crankpin Wear Inspection
Remove the connecting rod big end (see Connecting Rod Removal). Cut strips of plastigage to crankpin width. Place a strip on the crankpin parallel to the crankshaft installed in the correct position. Tighten the connecting rod big end nuts to the specified torque (see Connecting Rod I ...

Oxygen Sensor Installation (Equipped Models)
NOTICE Never drop the oxygen sensor [A] especially on a hard surface. Such a shock to the unit can damage it. Do not touch the sensing part [B] to prevent oil contact. Oil contamination from hands can reduce sensor performance. Tighten: Torque - Oxygen Sensor: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ...