Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Crankshaft Installation

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Crankshaft/Transmission / Crankshaft and Connecting Rods / 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 clearance with a plastigage (press gauge) before assembling engine to be sure the correct bearing inserts are installed.

Turn the oil groove side of the thrust washer to the crankshaft.

NOTE

Crankshaft Installation


Front [D]

Connecting Rod Removal

Crankshaft Removal
Split the crankcase (see Crankcase Splitting). Remove: Connecting Rod Big End Nuts [A] Connecting Rod Big End Caps [B] NOTE Mark and record the locations of the connecting rods and their ...

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 ...

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Fuel Hose Inspection (fuel leak, damage, installation condition)
If the motorcycle is not properly handled, the high pressure inside the fuel line can cause fuel to leak [A] or the hose to burst. Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) and check the fuel hoses. Replace the fuel hose if any fraying, cracks [B] or ...

Oil and/or Oil Filter Change
To change the engine oil and replace oil filter, the engine oil drain bolt and oil filter must be removed. The oil change and oil filter replacement should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Engine Oil Drain Bolt A. Oil Filter WARNINGEngine oil is a toxic s ...

Premuffler Chamber Removal
Remove: Muffler Body (see Muffler Body Removal) Right Lower Fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter) Front Seat (see Front Seat Removal in the Frame chapter) Oxygen Sensor (Equipped Models) (see Oxygen Sensor Removal (Equipped Models) in the Electrical System chapter ...