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:

Brake Pedal Installation
Apply grease to the brake pedal pivot shaft [A]. Install: Washers [B] Brake Pedal [C] Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of the brake pedal mounting bolt [D], and tighten it. Torque - Brake Pedal Mounting Bolt: 8.8 N·m (0.90 kgf·m, 78 in·lb) Install the re ...

Exploded View
HG: Apply high-temperature grease. HO: Apply heavy oil. L: Apply a non-permanent locking agent. MO: Apply molybdenum disulfide oil solution. (mixture of the engine oil and molybdenum disulfide grease in a weight ratio 10:1) R: Replacement Parts Specifications Special Too ...

Torque Limiter Removal
Remove: Starter Motor (see Starter Motor Removal in the Electrical System chapter) Throttle Body Assy Holder [A] Breather Hose [B] Roll up the heat insulation rubber plate [C]. Remove: Torque Limiter Cover Bolts [A] Torque Limiter Cover [B] Remove: Torque Limit ...