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.

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