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:

Compression Damping Force Adjustment
To adjust the compression damping force, turn the compression damping adjuster [A]. The standard adjuster setting is the 4 1/2 turns out from the fully clockwise position. WARNINGIf both adjusters are not adjusted equally, handling may be impaired and a hazardous condition ma ...

Storage
Preparation for Storage Clean the entire vehicle thoroughly Run the engine for about five minutes to warm the oil, shut it off, and drain the engine oil. WARNINGEngine oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of used oil properly. Contact your local authorities for approved disp ...

Air Suction System Damage Inspection
Separate the air switching valve hose [A] from the lower air cleaner housing [B] (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Connect the following parts temporarily. Fuel Pump Lead Connector [A] Extension Tube [B] Air Cleaner Housing (see Air Cleaner Hou ...