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 ...

Other materials:

Oil Pressure Switch Installation
Using a high flash-point solvent, clean off any oil or dirt that may be on the silicone sealant coating area. Dry them with a clean cloth. Apply silicone sealant to the threads of the oil pressure switch, and tighten it. Sealant - Liquid Gasket, TB1211: 56019-120 Torque - Oil Pressure ...

Coupling Bearing Removal
Remove: Coupling Grease Seal Circlip [A] Special Tool - Inside Circlip Pliers: 57001-143 Remove the bearing [A] by tapping from the wheel side. Special Tool - Bearing Driver Set [B]: 57001-1129 ...

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