Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Crankshaft Side Clearance Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Crankshaft/Transmission / Crankshaft and Connecting Rods / Crankshaft Side Clearance Inspection

If the clearance exceeds the service limit, replace the thrust washers as a set and check the width of the crankshaft #3 main journal.

Crankshaft Side Clearance Inspection


Crankshaft Side Clearance Standard: 0.05   0.25 mm
(0.0020   0.0098 in.)


Service Limit: 0.45 mm (0.0177 in.)

If the measurement exceeds the standard, replace the crankshaft.

Crankshaft #3 Main Journal Width Standard: 23.49 23.54 mm (0.9248
0.9268 in.)


Crankshaft Side Clearance Inspection


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 ...

Crankshaft Runout Inspection
Measure the crankshaft runout. 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 ( ...

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General Lubrication
Lubricate the points shown below, with either motor oil or regular grease, in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart or whenever the vehicle has been operated under wet or rainy conditions. Before lubricating each part, clean off any rusty spots with rust remover and wipe off any g ...

Caliper Installation
Install the caliper and brake hose lower end. For the front caliper, be sure to install the collars [A]. Replace the washers on each side of hose fitting with new ones. Touch the brake hoses [A] to the stopper [B] of the caliper. Front Calipers [C] Rear Caliper [D] Tighten: To ...

External Shift Mechanism Removal
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