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 ...

Other materials:

Sidestand Installation
Replace the sidestand nut [A] with a new one. Apply grease to the sliding areas [B]. Tighten the sidestand bolt [C] first, and then the sidestand nut. Torque - Sidestand Bolt: 44 N·m (4.5 kgf·m, 32 ft·lb) Sidestand Nut: 29 N·m (3.0 kgf·m, 21 ft·lb) Install the spring [D] as sh ...

Washing Your Motorcycle
Rinse your bike with cold water from a garden hose to remove any loose dirt. Mix a mild neutral detergent (designed for motorcycles or automobiles) and water in a bucket. Use a soft cloth or sponge to wash your motorcycle. If needed, use a mild degreaser to remove any oil or greas ...

Battery Removal
Turn off the ignition switch. Remove the front seat (see Front Seat Removal in the Frame chapter). Slide the red cap [A]. Disconnect the negative (–) cable [B] and then positive (+) cable [C]. NOTICE Be sure to disconnect the negative (–) cable first. Remove the band [D] ...