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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Service Code Erasing
When repair has been done, warning indicator light (LED) and warning symbol go off and service code are not displayed. But the service codes stored in memory of the ECU are not erased to preserve the problem history. In this model, the problem history can not be erased. However, the memorie ...

Handlebar Removal
Remove: Steering Damper (see Steering Damper Removal) Clutch Lever Clamp Bolts [A] Clutch Lever Assembly [B] Left Switch Housing [C] Handlebar Weight [D] Left Handlebar Grip [E] Remove: Front Master Cylinder [A] (see Front Master Cylinder Removal in the Brakes chapter) ...

Additional Considerations for High Speed Operation
Brakes: The importance of the brakes, especially during high speed operation, cannot be overemphasized. Check to see that they are correctly adjusted and functioning properly. Steering: Looseness in the steering can cause loss of control. Check to see that the handlebar turns freely but ha ...