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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Hub Bearing Installation
Before installing the hub bearings, blow any dirt or foreign particles out of the hub with compressed air to prevent contamination of the bearings. Replace the bearings with new ones. Install the bearings by using the bearing driver set which does not contact the bearing inner race. ...

Front Brake Pad Installation
Check that the pad spring [A] is in place on the caliper. Push the caliper pistons in by hand as far as they will go. Install the brake pads [A] on the pad spring correctly. Fit the pad into the groove of the caliper as shown in the figure. Install the pad pins while pushing t ...

Fuel Hose Replacement
Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). WARNINGFuel is flammable and explosive under certain conditions and can cause severe burns. Be prepared for fuel spillage; any spilled fuel must be completely wiped up immediately. When the fue ...