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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Camshaft Chain Tensioner Installation
Replace the O-ring [A] with a new one. Apply grease to the new O-ring. Release the stopper [B] and push the push rod [C] into the interior of the tensioner body [D] so that the position of the push rod is 3 or 4 notches [E] as shown in the figure. Install the tensioner body so that the ...

Periodic Maintenance Chart
K : Should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. * : For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here. # : Service more frequently when operating in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy, high speed, or frequent starting/stopping. (e): Emission Rel ...

ECU Removal
NOTICE Never drop the ECU especially on a hard surface. Such a shock to the ECU can damage it. Remove the upper air cleaner housing (see Air Cleaner Element Replacement in the Periodic Maintenance chapter). Lift up the ECU [A] with rubber protector [B] to disconnect the connectors [C]. ...