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:

Engine Removal
Support the rear part of the swingarm with a stand. Squeeze the brake lever slowly and hold it with a band [A]. WARNINGMotorcycle may fall over unexpectedly resulting in an accident or injury. Be sure to hold the front brake when removing the engine. NOTICE Be sure ...

Parts Removal/Installation
WARNINGGasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under certain conditions. Turn the ignition switch OFF. Do not smoke. Make sure the area is well-ventilated and free from any source of flame or sparks; this includes any appliance with a pilot light. NOTICE ...

Oil Level Inspection
If the oil has just been changed, start the engine and run it for severalminutes at idle speed. This fills the oil filter with oil. Stop the engine, then wait several minutes until the oil settles. NOTICE Racing the engine before the oil reaches every part can cause engine seizure. ...