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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For Primary Fuel Injectors
Remove the air cleaner housing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal). Disconnect the injector connector and connect the harness adapter [A] between these connectors as shown in the figure. Main Harness [B] Primary Fuel Injector #1 [C] Special Tool - Measuring Adapter: 57001-1700 ...

Oil Pump Removal
Remove: Coolant (Drain, see Coolant Change in the Periodic Maintenance chapter) Engine Oil (Drain, see Engine Oil Change in the Periodic Maintenance chapter) Sidestand Switch Lead Connector [A] (Disconnect) Bolt [B] and Water Pipe [C] Water Pump Cover Bolts [D] Water Pump Cover [E ...

Piston Ring End Gap Inspection
Place the piston ring [A] inside the cylinder (upper crankcase), using the piston to locate the ring squarely in place. Set it close to the bottom of the cylinder, where cylinder wear is low. Measure the gap [B] between the ends of the ring with a thickness gauge. Piston Ring End Gap ...