Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Piston Ring, Piston Ring Groove Wear Inspection

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

The rings should fit perfectly parallel to groove surfaces.

If not, replace the piston and all the piston rings.

Piston Ring, Piston Ring Groove Wear Inspection


Piston Ring/Groove Clearance Standard:

Top 0.03 0.07 mm (0.0012
0.0028 in.)


Second 0.03 0.06 mm (0.0012
0.0024 in.)


Service Limit:

Top 0.17 mm (0.0067 in.)

Second 0.16 mm (0.0063 in.)

Piston Wear Inspection
Measure the outside diameter [A] of each piston 5 mm (0.20 in.) [B] up from the bottom of the piston at a right angle to the direction of the piston pin. If the measurement is under service ...

Piston Ring Groove Width Inspection
Measure the piston ring groove width. 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] 0.8 ...

Other materials:

Coupling Bearing Installation
Replace the bearing with a new one. Press in the bearing [A] until it is bottomed. Special Tool - Bearing Driver Set [B]: 57001-1129 Pack the bearing with high-temperature grease. Replace the circlip with a new one. Special Tool - Inside Circlip Pliers: 57001-143 Replace the grease se ...

Steering Damper Installation
Install the following parts as shown in the figure. Collar [A] Washer (t = 3.5 mm, 0.14 in.) [B] Steering Damper [C] ( ZX1000JC/KC) Electronic Steering Damper [D] (ZX1000JD/KD) Washer (t = 1.2 mm, 0.05 in.) [E] Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of the steering ...

Coolant Temperature Meter
The coolant temperature gauge indicates temperature of the engine coolant. The “ ” symbol is displayed if the coolant temperature meter is selected. A. Coolant Temperature Meter B. Warning Indicator Light (Red) C. “ ” Symbol If the coolant temperature is below 40°C (104°F ...