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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Swingarm Bearing Installation
Replace the needle bearings, ball bearing, grease seals and circlip with new ones. Install the needle bearings, ball bearing, grease seals and circlip as shown in the figure. Insert the needle bearing driver [A] into the needle bearing [B] and press the needle bearing into the housing u ...

Compression Damping Force Adjustment
The compression damping force adjusters for high and low speeds are located on the gas reservoir at the left side of the rear shock absorber. A. High Speed Adjuster B. Low Speed Adjuster NOTE Turning the high speed adjuster has the low speed adjuster turning. Although the low speed adju ...

Rear Shock Absorber Inspection
Remove the rear shock absorber (see Rear Shock Absorber Removal). Visually inspect the following items. Smooth Stroke Oil Leakage Crack or Dent If there is any damage to the rear shock absorber, replace it. Visually inspect the rubber bushing [A]. If it show any signs o ...