Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Shift Fork/Gear Groove Wear Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Crankshaft/Transmission / Transmission / Shift Fork/Gear Groove Wear Inspection

If the thickness of a shift fork ear is less than the service limit, the shift fork must be replaced.

Shift Fork Ear Thickness Standard: 5.7 6.0 mm (0.224
0.236 in.)
Service Limit: 5.6 mm (0.220 in.)

If the gear groove is worn over the service limit, the gear must be replaced.

Shift Fork/Gear Groove Wear Inspection


Gear Groove Width Standard: 6.05 6.15 mm (0.238
0.242 in.)


Service Limit: 6.25 mm (0.246 in.)

Shift Fork Bending Inspection
Visually inspect the shift forks, and replace any fork that is bent. A bent fork could cause difficulty in shifting, or allow the transmission to jump out of gear when under power. 90В° [A] ...

Shift Fork Guide Pin/Drum Groove Wear Inspection
Measure the diameter of each shift fork guide pin [A], and measure the width [B] of each shift drum groove. If the guide pin on any shift fork is less than the service limit, the fork must be ...

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Exhaust Butterfly Valve Actuator Sensor Resistance Inspection
Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Disconnect the exhaust butterfly valve actuator sensor connector (3 pins connector) [A] (see Exhaust Butterfly Valve Actuator Sensor Input Voltage Inspection). Connect a digital meter [B] to the exhaust butterfly valve actuator sensor connector. Measur ...

Instrument display brightness control
The brightness of the tachometer LED segments and illumination of the multifunction meter are controlled automatically depending on the ambient brightness. A. Tachometer B. Ambient Brightness Sensor C. Multifunction Meter NOTE Be careful not to cover the ambient brightness sensor on th ...

Starter Clutch Installation
Replace the O-ring [A] with a new one and apply grease. Apply molybdenum disulfide grease to the starter clutch shaft [B]. Install: Starter Clutch [C] Spacer (Small Diameter) [D] Spacer (Large Diameter) [E] Starter Clutch Shaft Starter Clutch Shaft Holder [F] Turn the O-ring si ...