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


Piston Removal
Remove: Crankshaft (see Crankshaft Removal) Remove the piston together with the connecting rod to the cylinder head side. NOTICE Discard the connecting rod bolts and nuts. To prevent dam ...

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]. ...

Other materials:

Rear Frame Front Removal
Remove: Rear Frame Rear (see Rear Frame Rear Removal) Rear Fender Front (see Rear Fender Front Removal) Rear Footpeg Bracket Bolts [A] Rear Footpeg Bracket [B] Rear Frame Front Bolts [C] Left Rear Frame Front [D] Remove: Rear Footpeg Bracket Bolts [A] Rear Footpeg Bracke ...

Drive Chain Wear Inspection
Remove the chain cover (see Drive Chain Removal/Installation in the Final Drive chapter). Rotate the rear wheel to inspect the drive chain for damaged rollers, and loose pins and links If there is any irregularity, replace the drive chain. Lubricate the drive chain if it appears dry. ...

Brakes
Brake Wear Inspection Inspect the brakes for wear. For each front and rear disc brake caliper, if the thickness of either pad is less than 1 mm (0.04 in.), replace both pads in the caliper as a set. Pad replacement should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Lining Thickness B. ...