Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Valve Guide Installation

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Engine Top End / Valves / Valve Guide Installation

NOTICE

Do not heat the cylinder head with a torch. This will warp the cylinder head. Soak the cylinder head and heat the oil.

Special Tools - Valve Guide Driver: 57001-1564 Washer: 57001-1612

Valve Guide Installation


Special Tool - Valve Guide Reamer, 4.5: 57001-1333


Valve Guide Installation


Valve Guide Removal
Remove: Valve (see Valve Removal) Oil Seal Spring Seat Heat the area around the valve guide to 120 150°C (248 302°F), and hammer lightly on the valve guide arbor [A] to remove ...

Valve-to-Guide Clearance Measurement (Wobble Method)
If a small bore gauge is not available, inspect the valve guide wear by measuring the valve to valve guide clearance with the wobble method as indicated below. Insert a new valve [A] into the gu ...

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Stem, Stem Bearing Installation
Replace the bearing outer races with new ones. Drive them into the head pipe at the same time. Special Tools - Head Pipe Outer Race Press Shaft [A]: 57001-1075 Head Pipe Outer Race Driver, 55 [B]: 57001 -1446 or Bearing Driver Set: 57001-1129 Apply grease to the outer races. ...

Front Caliper Removal
Remove: Bolt [A] Front Wheel Rotation Sensor [B] Loosen the banjo bolt [C] at the brake hose lower end, and tighten it loosely. Unscrew the caliper mounting bolts [D], and detach the caliper [E] from the disc. NOTICE Do not loosen the caliper assembly bolts [F]. Take out only ...

Pressure Testing
Remove: Upper Fairing Assembly (see Upper Fairing Assembly Removal in the Frame chapter) Radiator Cap [A] Remove the radiator cap in two steps. First turn the cap counterclockwise to the first stop. Then push and turn it further in the same direction and remove the cap. Install the ...