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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Ignition System
WARNINGThe ignition system produces extremely high voltage. Do not touch the spark plug, ignition coil or ignition coil lead while the engine is running, or you could receive a severe electrical shock. NOTICE Do not disconnect the battery cables or any other electrical ...

Sidestand Installation
Replace the sidestand nut [A] with a new one. Apply grease to the sliding areas [B]. Tighten the sidestand bolt [C] first, and then the sidestand nut. Torque - Sidestand Bolt: 44 N·m (4.5 kgf·m, 32 ft·lb) Sidestand Nut: 29 N·m (3.0 kgf·m, 21 ft·lb) Install the spring [D] as sh ...

Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement
Remove the upper seat cover (see Seat Cover Removal in the Frame chapter). Disconnect the tail/brake light connector [A]. Turn the socket [A] counterclockwise and remove the socket together with the bulb. Push and turn the turn signal light bulb [A] counterclockwise an ...