Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Valve Seat Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Engine Top End / Valves / Valve Seat Inspection

Measure the outside diameter [D] of the seating pattern on the valve seat.

If the outside diameter is too large or too small, repair the seat (see Valve Seat Repair).

Valve Seating Surface Outside Diameter Standard:

Exhaust 23.9 24.1 mm (0.941
0.949 in.)


Intake 30.4 30.6 mm (1.197
1.205 in.)


Valve Seat Inspection


Measure the seat width [E] of the portion where there is no build-up carbon (white portion) of the valve seat with a vernier caliper.

Good [F]

If the width is too wide [G], too narrow [H] or uneven [J], repair the seat (see Valve Seat Repair).

Valve Seating Surface Width Standard:

Exhaust 0.8 1.2 mm (0.03
0.05 in.)


Intake 0.5 1.0 mm (0.02
0.04 in.)


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 ...

Valve Seat Repair
Repair the valve seat with the valve seat cutters [A]. Special Tools - Valve Seat Cutter Holder Bar [B]: 57001 -1128 Valve Seat Cutter Holder, 4.5 [C]: 57001 -1330 [For Exhaust Valve Seat] V ...

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