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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Balancer Installation
Position the crankshaft at #2, 3 positions TDC or at #1, 4 positions TDC. Install the balancer assembly as follows. Align the punch mark [A] on the weight and the projection [B] on the crankcase. Engage the balancer gear and the crankshaft gear. Insert the balancer shaft until it is bot ...

General Lubrication
Lubricate the points shown below, with either motor oil or regular grease, in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart or whenever the vehicle has been operated under wet or rainy conditions. Before lubricating each part, clean off any rusty spots with rust remover and wipe off any g ...

Front Seat Installation
Installation is the reverse of removal. Note the following. Check that the dampers [A] are in place on the front seat. Install the collars [B] as shown in the figure. Place the seat hooks [A] under the fuel tank bracket [B]. ...