Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Piston Ring Thickness Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Crankshaft/Transmission / Pistons / Piston Ring Thickness Inspection

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] 0.78 0.79 mm
(0.0307 0.0311 in.)


Service Limit:

Top 0.70 mm (0.0276 in.)

Second 0.71 mm (0.0280 in.)

Piston Ring Thickness Inspection


If any of the measurements is less than the service limit on either of the rings, replace all the rings.

NOTE

When using new rings in a used piston, check for uneven groove wear. The rings should fit perfectly parallel to the groove sides. If not, replace the piston.

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 ...

Piston Ring End Gap Inspection
Place the piston ring [A] inside the cylinder (upper crankcase), using the piston to locate the ring squarely in place. Set it close to the bottom of the cylinder, where cylinder wear is low. ...

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Fuse Inspection
Remove the fuse. Inspect the fuse element. If it is blown out, replace the fuse. Before replacing a blown fuse, always check the amperage in the affected circuit. If the amperage is equal to or greater than the fuse rating, check the wiring and related components for a short circuit. ...

Spark Plug Replacement
Remove the stick coils (see Stick Coil Removal in the Electrical System chapter). Remove the spark plugs using the 16 mm (0.63 in.) plug wrench [A] vertically. Replace the spark plug with new ones. Standard Spark Plug Type: NGK CR9EIA-9 Insert the spark plug vertically into the sp ...

Catalytic Converter
This motorcycle is equipped with a catalytic converter in the exhaust system. The converter reacts with carbonmonoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides to convert them into carbon dioxide, water, nitrogen and oxygen resulting in much cleaner exhaust gases to be discharged into the atmosphe ...