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]. ...

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Spring Plate Free Play Measurement
Insufficient clutch free play will cause the engine braking effect to be more sudden, resulting in rear wheel hop. On the other hand, if the free play is excessive, the clutch lever may feel “spongy” or pulsate when pulled. Hold an extra drive shaft in a vise and install the following c ...

Upper Fairing Assembly Disassembly
Remove: Upper Fairing Assembly (see Upper Fairing Assembly Removal) Headlight (see Headlight Removal/Installation in the Electrical System chapter) City Light (LED) (see City Light (LED) Removal/Installation in the Electrical System chapter) Remove the screws [A], and separate each ...

Axle Inspection
Remove the front and rear axles (see Front/Rear Wheel Removal). Visually inspect the front and rear axle for damages. If the axle is damaged or bent, replace it. Place the axle in V blocks that are 100 mm (3.94 in.) [A] apart, and set a dial gauge [B] on the axle at a point halfway ...