Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Cylinder (Upper Crankcase) Wear Inspection

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Cylinder (Upper Crankcase) Wear Inspection


If any of the cylinder inside diameter measurements exceeds the service limit, replace the crankcase.

10 mm (0.39 in.) [A] 60 mm (2.36 in.) [B]

Cylinder (Upper Crankcase) Inside Diameter

Standard: 75.994 76.006 mm
(2.9919   2.9924 in.)


Service Limit: 76.09 mm (2.996 in.)

Cylinder (Upper Crankcase) Wear Inspection


Piston Installation
Apply molybdenum disulfide oil solution to the oil ring expander, and install the oil ring expander [A] in the bottom piston ring groove so the ends [B] not butt together Applymolybdenum disu ...

Piston Wear Inspection
Measure the outside diameter [A] of each piston 5 mm (0.20 in.) [B] up from the bottom of the piston at a right angle to the direction of the piston pin. If the measurement is under service ...

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Air Suction Valve Installation
Install the air suction valve so that opening [A] of the reed faces downward. Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of the air suction valve cover bolts [A], and tighten them. Torque - Air Suction Valve Cover Bolts: 9.8 N·m (1.0 kgf·m, 87 in·lb) ...

Radiator and Cooling Fan
Check the radiator fins for obstruction by insects or mud. Clean off any obstructions with a stream of low-pressure water. WARNINGThe cooling fan spins at high speed and can cause serious injuries. Keep your hands and clothing away from the cooling fan blades at all times. ...

Coolant Deterioration Inspection
Remove the right lower fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Visually inspect the coolant in the reserve tank [A]. If whitish cotton-like wafts are observed, aluminum parts in the cooling system are corroded. If the coolant is brown, iron or steel parts are rusting. I ...