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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Race Mode Display
This mode gives priority to reading the gear position rather than the speedometer reading. The gear position indicator can be displayed at the position of the speedometer on the normal mode. Also the speedometer is displayed instead of the clock on the normal mode. This mode can be used ...

Check 2-3: Intake Air Temperature Inspection
Disconnect the intake air temperature sensor connector [A] (see Intake Air Temperature Sensor Removal in the Self-Diagnosis System chapter). Connect the variable rheostat [B] to the R/BK lead [C] and BR/BK lead [D] terminals. Turn the ignition switch to ON. Read the temperatur ...

Balancer Removal
Remove: Engine (see Engine Removal in the Engine Removal/Installation chapter) Oil Pan (see Oil Pan Removal in the Engine Lubrication System chapter) Remove: Balancer Shaft Clamp Lever Bolt [A] Balancer Shaft Clamp Bolt [B] Balancer Shaft Clamp Lever [C] Balancer Shaft [D] Bal ...