Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Shift Fork Guide Pin/Drum Groove Wear Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Crankshaft/Transmission / Transmission / Shift Fork Guide Pin/Drum Groove Wear Inspection

If the guide pin on any shift fork is less than the service limit, the fork must be replaced.

Shift Fork Guide Pin Diameter Standard: 6.9 7.0 mm (0.272
0.276 in.)
Service Limit: 6.8 mm (0.268 in.)

Shift Fork Guide Pin/Drum Groove Wear Inspection


If any shift drum groove is worn over the service limit, the drum must be replaced.

Shift Drum Groove Width Standard: 7.05 7.20 mm (0.278
0.283 in.)
Service Limit: 7.3 mm (0.287 in.)

Shift Fork/Gear Groove Wear Inspection
Measure the thickness of the shift fork ears [A], and measure the width [B] of the gear grooves. If the thickness of a shift fork ear is less than the service limit, the shift fork must be re ...

Gear Dog and Gear Dog Hole Damage Inspection
Visually inspect the gear dogs [A] and gear dog holes [B]. Replace any damaged gears or gears with excessively worn dogs or dog holes. ...

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Premuffler Chamber Installation
Replace the premuffler chamber gasket [A] with a new one. Install the premuffler chamber gasket to the premuffler chamber [B] until it is bottomed so that the chamfer side faces exhaust pipe [C]. Install the exhaust pipe clamp [D] as shown in the figure. Insert the projection [E] into ...

Radiator Cap Inspection
Remove: Radiator Cap (see Coolant Change in the Periodic Maintenance chapter) Check the condition of the bottom [A] and top [B] valve seals and valve spring [C]. If any one of them shows visible damage, replace the cap with a new one. Install the cap [A] on a cooling system pr ...

Water Temperature Sensor Inspection
Remove the water temperature sensor (see Water Temperature Sensor Removal/Installation in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Suspend the sensor [A] in a container of coolant so that the temperature-sensing projection [C] is submerged. Suspend an accurate thermometer [B] with temperature ...