Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Cylinder Head Installation

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Engine Top End / Cylinder Head / Cylinder Head Installation

NOTE

The camshaft cap is machined with the cylinder head, so if a new cylinder head is installed, use the cap that is supplied with the new head.

Cylinder Head Installation


Torque - Cylinder Head Bolts (M10): First: 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m, 15 ft·lb) Final: 45 N·m (4.6 kgf·m, 33 ft·lb)

Torque - Cylinder Head Bolts (M6): 12 N·m (1.2 kgf·m, 106 in·lb)

Cylinder Head Installation


Torque - Front Camshaft Chain Guide Bolt (Upper) [F]: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ft·lb) Front Camshaft Chain Guide Bolt (Lower) [G]: 12 N·m (1.2 kgf·m, 106 in·lb)

Cylinder Head Installation


Cylinder Head Removal
Remove: Thermostat Housing (see Thermostat Removal in the Cooling System chapter) Exhaust Pipe (see Exhaust Pipe Removal) Camshafts (see Camshaft Removal) Heat Insulation Plate [A] (see E ...

Cylinder Head Warp Inspection
Clean the cylinder head. Lay a straightedge across the lower surface of the cylinder head at several positions. Use a thickness gauge [A] to measure the space between the straightedge [B] a ...

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Alternator Cover Installation
Using a high flash-point solvent, clean off any oil or dirt that may be on the silicone sealant coating area. Dry them with a clean cloth. Apply silicone sealant to the alternator lead grommet and crankcase halves mating surface [A] on the front and rear sides of the cover mount. Sea ...

Transmission Shaft Disassembly
Remove the transmission shafts (see Transmission Shaft Removal). Remove the circlips, and then disassemble the transmission shafts. Special Tool - Outside Circlip Pliers: 57001-144 The 5th gear [A] on the output shaft has three steel balls assembled into it for the positive neutral fin ...

Special Tools
Fork Oil Level Gauge: 57001-1290 Vacuum Gauge: 57001-1369 Hand Tester: 57001-1394 Throttle Sensor Setting Adapter #1: 57001-1400 Peak Voltage Adapter: 57001-1415 Needle Adapter Set: 57001-1457 Throttle Sensor Setting Adapter: 57001-1538 Measuring Adapter: 57001-1700 ...