Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Piston Wear Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Crankshaft/Transmission / Pistons / Piston Wear Inspection

If the measurement is under service limit, replace the piston.

Piston Wear Inspection


Piston Diameter

Standard: 75.959 75.974 mm
(2.9905 2.9911 in.)
Service Limit: 75.81 mm (2.985 in.)

Cylinder (Upper Crankcase) Wear Inspection
Split the crankcase (see Crankcase Splitting). Remove the pistons (see Piston Removal). Assemble the cylinder (upper crankcase) [A], the cylinder head [B] and the cylinder head gasket [C]. ...

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 ...

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Oxygen Sensor Removal (Equipped Models)
Remove: Fuel Tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) Right Lower Fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter) Disconnect the oxygen sensor lead connector [A]. NOTICE Do not pull strongly, twist, or bend the oxygen sensor lead. This may cause the wi ...

Intake Air Temperature Sensor Removal
NOTICE Never drop the intake air temperature sensor especially on a hard surface. Such a shock to the sensor can damage it. Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Disconnect the connector [A] from the intake air temperature sensor. Remove the da ...

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 ...