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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Intake Air Pressure Sensor #1 Output Voltage Inspection
Measure the output voltage at the intake air pressure sensor #1 in the same way as input voltage inspection, note the following. Disconnect the intake air pressure sensor #1 connector and connect the measuring adapter [A] between these connectors. [B] Main Harness [C] Intake Air Pressu ...

Cable Removal
Remove: Air Cleaner Housing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) Right Lower Fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter) Loosen the nuts [A], and slide the lower end of the clutch cable to give the cable plenty of play. Screw in the ...

Windshield and Other Plastic Parts
After washing use a soft cloth to gently dry plastic parts. When dry, treat the windshield, headlight lens, and other nonpainted plastic parts with an approved plastic cleaner/polisher product. NOTICE Plastic parts may deteriorate and break if they come in contact with chemical substances ...