Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Piston Installation

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Crankshaft/Transmission / Pistons / Piston Installation

Spread the rail with your thumbs, but only enough to fit the rail over the piston.

Release the rail into the bottom piston ring groove.

NOTE

The oil ring rails have no “top” or “bottom”.

Piston Installation


NOTE

Do not mix up the top and second ring.

Piston Installation


NOTE

If a new piston is used, use new piston rings.

Piston Installation


When installing the piston pin snap ring, compress it only enough to install it and no more.

NOTICE

Do not reuse snap rings, as removal weakens and deforms them. They could fall out and score the cylinder wall.

Piston Installation


Special Tools - Piston Ring Compressor Grip: 57001-1095 Piston Ring Compressor Belt, 67

79:
57001-1097

Piston Installation


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Cylinder (Upper Crankcase) Wear Inspection
Split the crankcase (see Crankcase Splitting). Remove the pistons (see Piston Removal). Assemble the cylinder (upper crankcase) [A], the cylinder head [B] and the cylinder head gasket [C]. ...

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Wiring Diagram (Other than US, CA and CAL with KIBS Models)
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Alternator Cover Removal
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