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 ...

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Balance Weight Installation
Check if the weight portion has any play on the blade [A] and clip [B]. If it does, discard it. WARNINGUnbalanced wheels can create an unsafe riding condition. If the balance weight has any play on the rib of the rim, the blade and/or clip have been stretched. Replace th ...

Meter Unit Inspection
Remove the meter unit (see Meter Unit Removal). [1] Battery (+) [2] Fuel Reserve Switch [3] Ground (–) [4] Unused [5] Right Turn Signal Indicator Light (LED) (+) [6] Left Turn Signal Indicator Light (LED) (+) [7] High Beam Indicator Light (LED) (+) [8] Neutral Indicator Light (LED) (в ...

Steering Play Adjustment
Remove: Steering Stem Head with Handlebars (see Handlebar Removal in the Steering chapter). Bend the claws [A] of the claw washer [B] straighten. Remove: Steering Stem Locknut [C] Claw Washer Adjust the steering using the steering stem nut wrench [A]. Special Tool - Ste ...