Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Valve Clearance Inspection

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NOTE

Valve clearance must be checked and adjusted when the engine is cold (at room temperature).

Valve Clearance Inspection


Valve Clearance

Standard: Exhaust 0.17 0.22 mm (0.0067
0.0087 in.)


Intake 0.15 0.22 mm (0.0059
0.0087 in.)


Valve Clearance Inspection


NOTE

Thickness gauge is horizontally inserted on the valve lifter.

Appropriateness [A] Inadequacy [B] Thickness Gauge [C] Horizontally Inserts [D] Cam [E] Valve Lifter [F] Hits the Valve Lifter Ahead [G]

Valve Clearance Inspection


When positioning #1 piston TDC at the end of the compression stroke:

Intake Valve Clearance of #1 and #3 Cylinders Exhaust Valve Clearance of #1 and #2 Cylinders Measuring Valve [A]

Valve Clearance Inspection


When positioning #4 piston TDC at the end of the compression stroke:

Intake Valve Clearance of #2 and #4 Cylinders Exhaust Valve Clearance of #3 and #4 Cylinders Measuring Valve [A]

Valve Clearance Inspection


If the valve clearance is not within the specified range, first record the clearance, and then adjust it.

Engine Top End
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Valve Clearance Adjustment
To change the valve clearance, remove the camshafts (see Camshaft Removal in the Engine Top End chapter) and valve lifters. Replace the shim with one of a different thickness. NOTE Ma ...

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Rear Shock Absorber Inspection
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