Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Valve-to-Guide Clearance Measurement (Wobble Method)

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Engine Top End / Valves / 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.

If the reading exceeds the service limit, replace the guide.

Valve-to-Guide Clearance Measurement (Wobble Method)


NOTE

The reading is not actual valve/valve guide clearance because the measuring point is above the guide.

Valve/Valve Guide Clearance (Wobble Method) Standard:

Exhaust 0.03 0.12 mm (0.0012
0.0047 in.)


Intake 0.03 0.13 mm (0.0012
0.0051 in.)


Service Limit:

Exhaust 0.34 mm (0.013 in.)

Intake 0.36 mm (0.014 in.)

Valve Guide Installation
Apply engine oil to the valve guide outer surface before installation. Heat the area around the valve guide hole to about 120 150°C (248 302°F). NOTICE Do not heat the cylinder head ...

Valve Seat Inspection
Remove the valve (see Valve Removal). Check the valve seating surface [A] between the valve [B] and valve seat [C]. Measure the outside diameter [D] of the seating pattern on the valve seat ...

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Outline
When a problem occurs with DFI system, the warning indicator light (LED) [A] and FI warning symbol [B] goes on to alert the rider. In addition, the condition of the problem is stored in the memory of the ECU. For models equipped with an immobilizer system, the warning indicator light (LED) and ...

Gear Position Switch Installation
Securely place the springs [A] and pins [B] into the holes [C] of the shift drum. Apply grease to the new O-ring [D]. Install the gear position switch [E]. Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of the gear position switch screws [F]. Tighten: Torque - Gear Position Swit ...

Front Brake Pad Installation
Check that the pad spring [A] is in place on the caliper. Push the caliper pistons in by hand as far as they will go. Install the brake pads [A] on the pad spring correctly. Fit the pad into the groove of the caliper as shown in the figure. Install the pad pins while pushing t ...