Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Cam Wear Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Engine Top End / Camshaft, Camshaft Chain / Cam Wear Inspection

If the cams are worn down past the service limit, replace the camshaft.

Cam Height Standard:

Exhaust 35.043 35.157 mm
(1.3796 1.3841 in.)


Intake 38.243 38.357 mm
(1.5056 1.5101 in.)


Service Limit:

Exhaust 34.94 mm (1.376 in.)

Intake 38.14 mm (1.502 in.)

Cam Wear Inspection


Camshaft Runout Inspection
Remove the camshafts (see Camshaft Removal). Set the camshaft in a camshaft alignment jig or on V blocks. Measure the runout with a dial gauge at the specified place as shown in the figure. ...

Camshaft Chain Removal
Remove: Camshafts (see Camshaft Removal) Timing Rotor (see Timing Rotor Removal in the Electrical System chapter) Front and Rear Camshaft Chain Guides (see Cylinder Head Removal) Remove ...

Other materials:

Gear Position Switch Output Voltage Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Disconnect the sidestand switch/gear position switch lead connector [A]. Connect the measuring adapter [A] between the ...

Wheel/Tire Damage Inspection
Remove any imbedded stones [A] or other foreign particles [B] from tread. Visually inspect the tire for cracks and cuts, and replace the tire if necessary. Swelling or high spots indicate internal damage, requiring tire replacement. Visually inspect the wheel for cracks, cuts and dents ...

KIBS Hydraulic Unit Removal
NOTICE The KIBS hydraulic unit [A] has been adjusted and set with precision at the factory. Therefore, it should be handled carefully, never struck sharply, as with a hammer, or allowed to fall on a hard surface. Be careful not to get water or mud on the KIBS hydraulic unit. Drain the b ...