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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Spring Preload Adjustment
The spring preload adjuster is located at the lower end of each front fork leg and can be adjusted. To increase spring preload and stiffen the suspension, turn the preload adjuster clockwise with a hexagon wrench. To decrease preload and soften the suspension, turn the preload adjust ...

Thermostat Removal
Remove: Fuel Tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) Air Cleaner Housing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) Throttle Body Assy (see Throttle Body Assy Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) Throttle Body Assy Holder Clamp [A] ...

Shift Drum Assembly
Press and insert the ball bearing [A] on the shift drum [B] until it is bottomed. Install: Ball Bearing [C] Dowel Pin [D] and Shift Drum Cam [E] Align the pin with the groove in the shift drum cam. Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the shift drum cam holder bolt [F]. Tight ...