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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HG: Apply high-temperature grease. HO: Apply heavy oil. L: Apply a non-permanent locking agent. MO: Apply molybdenum disulfide oil solution. (mixture of the engine oil and molybdenum disulfide grease in a weight ratio 10:1) R: Replacement Parts Specifications Special Too ...

Battery Removal
Remove the rider’s seat (see Seats section in the GENERAL INFORMATION chapter). Turn the ignition switch to “OFF” and disconnect the (–) cable from the battery. Remove the red cap form the (+) terminal, and disconnect the (+) cables from the battery. NOTE The battery is ...

Stick Coil Input Voltage Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove the ECU (see ECU Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Do not disconnect the ECU connectors. Connect a digital meter [A] to the connector [B] with the needle adapter set. Special Tool - N ...