Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Cylinder Head Installation

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


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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Starter Clutch Installation
Replace the O-ring [A] with a new one and apply grease. Apply molybdenum disulfide grease to the starter clutch shaft [B]. Install: Starter Clutch [C] Spacer (Small Diameter) [D] Spacer (Large Diameter) [E] Starter Clutch Shaft Starter Clutch Shaft Holder [F] Turn the O-ring si ...

Air Intake Duct Assembly (US, CA and CAL Models)
Install the dampers [A] and seal [B] as shown in the figure. Fit the holder [C] to the air intake ducts [D]. Projections [E] and Holes [F] Grooves [G] and Ribs [H] Tighten: Torque - Air Intake Duct Assembly Screws [I]: 1.5 N·m (0.15 kgf·m, 13 in·lb) Turn the plug [J] so that ...

Starter Clutch Assembly
Install the one-way clutch [A] to the driven gear. Face the circlip side of the one-way clutch to inside. Install the new snap ring [B] to the one-way clutch. Install the drive gear [C] while turn it counterclockwise [D]. Apply molybdenum disulfide oil solution to the needle bearing ...