Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Oil Pressure Measurement

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Engine Lubrication System / Oil Pressure Measurement

Oil Pressure Measurement


Oil Pressure Measurement


Oil Pressure

Standard: About 196 kPa (2.00 kgf/cm², 28 psi) at 4 000 r/min (rpm), Oil Temperature 50°C (122°F)

If the reading is much lower than the standard, check the oil pump, relief valve, and/or crankshaft bearing insert wear immediately.

If the reading is much higher than the standard, check the oil passages for clogging.

WARNING

Hot oil can cause severe burns. Beware of hot engine oil that will drain through the oil passage when the gauge adapter is removed.

Torque - Oil Passage Plug (Taper): 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m, 15 ft·lb)

Oil Cooler Installation
Replace the O-ring [A] with a new one. Apply grease to the new O-ring. Install the water hoses and hose clamps [A] as shown in the figure. Water Hose (About 300 mm, 11.8 in.) [B] ...

Oil Pressure Switch
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Drive Chain Lubrication Condition Inspection
If a special lubricant is not available, a heavy oil such as SAE 90 is preferred to a lighter oil because it will stay on the chain longer and provide better lubrication. If the chain appears especially dirty, clean it before lubrication. NOTICE The O-rings between the side plates seal ...

Ball Bearing and Needle Bearing
Do not remove pressed ball or needle unless removal is absolutely necessary. Replace with new ones whenever removed. Press bearings with the manufacturer and size marks facing out. Press the bearing into place by putting pressure on the correct bearing race as shown. Pressing the incorrect ra ...

Front Fork
The front fork operation and oil leakage should be checked in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart. For various riding or load conditions the front fork can be adjusted for: Spring preload Rebound damping force Compression damping force WARNINGImproper fork leg adju ...