Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Piston Ring End Gap Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Crankshaft/Transmission / Pistons / Piston Ring End Gap Inspection

Piston Ring End Gap Standard:

Top 0.20 0.30 mm (0.0079
0.0118 in.)

Second 0.35 0.50 mm (0.0138
0.0197 in.)

Service Limit: Top 0.6 mm (0.024 in.)

Second 0.8 mm (0.031 in.)

If the end gap of either ring is greater than the service limit, replace all the rings.

Piston Ring End Gap Inspection

Piston Ring Thickness Inspection
Measure the piston ring thickness. Use the micrometer to measure at several points around the ring. Piston Ring Thickness Standard: Top [A] 0.77 0.79 mm (0.0303 0.0311 in.) Second [B] 0. ...


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Relay Circuit Inspection
Remove the relay box (see Relay Box Removal). Check conductivity of the following numbered terminals by connecting the hand tester and one 12 V battery to the relay box as shown in the figure (see Relay Box Internal Circuit in this section). If the tester does not read as specified, re ...

Front Fork Installation (Each Fork Leg)
Install the fork so that the top plug end [A] as shown in the figure. 11 mm (0.43 in.) [B] Steering Stem Head [C] Tighten: Torque - Front Fork Clamp Bolts (Lower): 23 N·m (2.3 kgf·m, 17 ft·lb) NOTE Tighten the two lower front fork clamp bolts alternately two times to ensur ...

Exhaust Butterfly Valve Actuator Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged Remove the front seat (see Front Seat Removal in the Frame chapter). Turn the ignition switch to ON. In the left side view of the motorcycle, check to see the pulley [A] clockwise [B] and counterclockwise [C] smoothly. The pulley turns ...