Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Spring Plate Free Play Adjustment

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Clutch / Clutch / Spring Plate Free Play Adjustment

NOTE

The free play adjustment is performed by replacing the steel plate(s).

Spring Plate Free Play Usable Range: 0.05 0.70 mm (0.002
0.028 in.)


Replace the following steel plate(s).


NOTE

Do not use the steel plate of 2.3 mm (0.090 in.) and 2.9 mm (0.114 in.) thickness at the same time.

Clutch Plate Assembly Length (Reference Information)

Torque - Clutch Spring Bolts: 11 N·m (1.1 kgf·m, 97 in·lb)

Clutch Plate Assembly Length (Reference) 53.5 mm (2.11 in.)

Clutch Plate Assembly Length (Reference Information)


NOTE

The length of the clutch plate assembly changes by the steel plate thickness.

Spring Plate Free Play Measurement
Insufficient clutch free play will cause the engine braking effect to be more sudden, resulting in rear wheel hop. On the other hand, if the free play is excessive, the clutch lever may feel “spo ...

Clutch Plate, Wear, Damage Inspection
Visually inspect the friction and steel plates for signs of seizure, overheating (discoloration), or uneven wear. Measure the thickness of each friction plate [A] at several points. If any ...

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Remove the oil pressure relief valve (see Oil Pressure Relief Valve Removal). Check to see if the valve [A] slides smoothly when pushing it in with a wooden or other soft rod, and see if it comes back to its seat by spring [B] pressure. NOTE Inspect the valve in its assembled stat ...

Water Temperature Sensor Output Voltage Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove the throttle body assy (see Throttle Body Assy Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Disconnect the water temperature sensor connector and connect the measuring adapter [A] between these connectors ...

Fuel Injector Fuel Line Inspection
Remove: Fuel Tank (see Fuel Tank Removal) Air Cleaner Housing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal) Disconnect: Primary and Secondary Fuel Hoses (see Fuel Hose Replacement in the Periodic Maintenance chapter) Do not remove the nozzle assy from the air cleaner housing. Be sure to pla ...