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:

Transmission Assy Assembly
Install the ball bearing [A] until it is bottomed. Turn the oil seal side to the bottom. Special Tool - Bearing Driver Set: 57001-1129 Install the bearing holder [B]. Turn the flat side to the bottom. Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the bearing holder bolts [C]. Tighten: ...

Brake Disc Wear Inspection
Measure the thickness of each disc [A] at the point where it has worn the most. If the disc has worn past the service limit, replace it. Measuring Area [B] Brake Disc Thickness Standard: Front 5.3 5.7 mm (0.21 0.22 in.) Rear 4.8 5.2 mm (0.19 0.20 in.) Service Limit: Front 5. ...

Starter Relay Inspection
Remove the front seat (see Front Seat Removal in the Frame chapter). Remove the battery negative (–) cable from the battery negative (–) terminal (see Battery Removal). Take the starter relay [A] off the rear fender. Remove the cover [B]. Remove: Starter Motor Cable [A] ...