Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Valve Clearance Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Periodic Maintenance / Periodic Maintenance Procedures / Engine Top End / Valve Clearance Inspection

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
...

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 ...

Other materials:

Subthrottle Sensor Resistance Inspection
Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Disconnect the subthrottle sensor connector. Connect a digital meter [A] to the subthrottle sensor connector [B]. Measure the subthrottle sensor resistance. Subthrottle Sensor Resistance Connections: BL lead [D] ←→ BR/BK lead [C] Standard: ...

Warning/Indicator Lights
: When the transmission is in neutral, the neutral indicator light goes on. : When the headlight is on high beam, the high beam indicator light goes on. : When the turn signal switch is pushed to the left or right, the turn signal indicator light blinks. ...

Wheels
Tubeless tires are installed on the wheels of this motorcycle. The indications of “TUBELESS” on the tire side wall and the rim show that the tire and rim are specially designed for tubeless use. A. “TUBELESS” Mark A. “TUBELESS” Mark The tire and rim form a leakproof unit by ...