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


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