Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Spring Plate Free Play Measurement

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Clutch / Clutch / 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 “spongy” or pulsate when pulled.

Spring Plate Free Play Measurement


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


Spring Plate Free Play Measurement


If the free play is not within the usable range, change all of the friction plate and measure the free play again.

If the free play is not within the usable range, adjust the free play (see Spring Plate Free Play Adjustment).

Clutch Installation
Apply engine oil to the needle bearing [A] and the sleeve [B]. Install: Needle Bearing Sleeve Install the clutch housing [A]. Fit the holes [B] and projections [C]. Engage the ...

Spring Plate Free Play Adjustment
NOTE The free play adjustment is performed by replacing the steel plate(s). Measure the clutch spring plate free play (see Clutch Spring Plate Free Play Measurement), and then replace the st ...

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Idle Speed Control Valve Actuator Installation
Replace the O-ring [A] with a new one. Apply engine oil to the new O-ring. Install the idle speed control valve [A] as shown in the figure. 10° [B] Tighten: Torque - Idle Speed Control Valve Actuator Retainer Screws: 2.06 N·m (0.21 kgf·m, 18 in·lb) Install th ...

Lights and Switches Operation Inspection
First Step Set the gear position in the neutral position. Turn the ignition switch to ON. The following lights should go on according to below table. If the following light does not go on, inspect the meter unit (see Meter Unit Inspection in the Electrical System chapter). ...

Coolant Reserve Tank Installation
Install the following to the coolant reserve tank [A]. Pad [B] Gasket [C] Cap [D] Collar [E] Install the coolant reserve tank and tighten the bolt [F]. Run the hoses correctly (see Cable,Wire, and Hose Routing section in the Appendix chapter). Fill the coolant reserve tank with ...