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:

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] ...

Balancer Adjustment
Remove the left lower fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Start the engine and warm it up thoroughly. Adjust the balancer gear backlash with the engine idling. The amount of backlash can be changed by turning the balancer shaft which has eccentric journals. St ...

Coolant Filling
Remove the bolts and quick rivets. Detach the tabs and remove the right fairing and cover. A. Bolts B. Quick Rivet C. Large Quick Rivet D. Tabs E. Right Fairing and Cover NOTE The right fairing and cover uses the quick rivets and large quick rivet. The large quick rivet ca ...