Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Piston Ring Groove Width Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Crankshaft/Transmission / Pistons / Piston Ring Groove Width Inspection

Use a vernier caliper at several points around the piston.

Piston Ring Groove Width Standard:

Top [A] 0.82 0.84 mm (0.0323
0.0331 in.)


Second [B] 0.82 0.84 mm
(0.0323 0.0331 in.)


Service Limit:

0.92 mm (0.036 in.)

Second 0.92 mm (0.036 in.)

Piston Ring Groove Width Inspection


If the width of any of the two grooves is wider than the service limit at any point, replace the piston.

Piston Ring, Piston Ring Groove Wear Inspection
Check for uneven groove wear by inspecting the ring seating. The rings should fit perfectly parallel to groove surfaces. If not, replace the piston and all the piston rings. With the pist ...

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. ...

Other materials:

Stick Coil Primary Peak Voltage Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Remove the stick coils (see Stick Coil Removal). Do not remove the spark plugs. Connect the ECU to the harness. Measure the primary peak voltage as follows. Install the new spark plug [A] into each stick coil [B], and ground them onto ...

Rocker Arm Removal
Squeeze the brake lever slowly and hold it with a band. Remove the front footpeg bracket bolts. Raise the rear wheel off the ground with the jack (see Rear Shock Absorber Removal). Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608 Remove: Lower Rear Shock Absorber B ...

Operating Procedures
Clean the seat area carefully. Coat the seat with machinist’s dye. Fit a 45° cutter into the holder and slide it into the valve guide. Press down lightly on the handle and turn it right or left. Grind the seating surface only until it is smooth. NOTICE Do not grind the seat too ...