Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Crankshaft Runout Inspection

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If the measurement exceeds the service limit, replace the crankshaft.

Crankshaft Runout

Standard: TIR 0.03 mm (0.0012 in.) or less

Service Limit: TIR 0.08 mm (0.0032 in.)

Crankshaft Runout Inspection


Crankshaft Side Clearance Inspection
Insert a thickness gauge [A] between the thrust washer [B] on the crankcase and the crank web [C] at the #3 main journal to determine clearance. If the clearance exceeds the service limit, r ...

Crankshaft Main Bearing Insert/Journal Wear Inspection
Split the crankcase (see Crankcase Splitting). Cut strips of plastigage to journal width. Place a strip on each journal parallel to the crankshaft installed in the correct position. Tighten ...

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Check 3-4: Turn Signal Indicator Light (LED) Inspection
Connect the leads in the same circuit as Check 3-2. Connect the terminal [5] to the battery (+) terminal. Connect the terminal [6] to the battery (+) terminal. Check that the turn signal indicator light (LED) [A] goes on. If the indicator light does not go on, replace the meter ...

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 ...

Gear Position Switch Inspection
NOTE Be sure the transmission and external shift mechanism are good condition. Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Disconnect the connector [A]. Set the hand tester [A] to the × 1 kΩ or × 100 Ω range and connect i ...