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 ...

Other materials:

Oxygen Sensor Removal (Equipped Models)
Remove: Fuel Tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) Right Lower Fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter) Disconnect the oxygen sensor lead connector [A]. NOTICE Do not pull strongly, twist, or bend the oxygen sensor lead. This may cause the wi ...

Warning Symbols
: The red warning indicator light and the oil pressure warning symbol (  ) goes on whenever the oil pressure is dangerously low or the ignition switch is in the “ON” position with the engine not running, and go off when the engine oil pressure is high enough. Refer to the Mainten ...

Intake Air Pressure Sensor #1 Input Voltage Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove the air cleaner housing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Disconnect the intake air pressure sensor #1 connector and connect the measuring adapter [A] between these con ...