Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Camshaft, Camshaft Cap Wear Inspection

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Camshaft, Camshaft Cap Wear Inspection


NOTE

Do not turn the camshaft when the plastigage is between the journal and camshaft cap.

Camshaft Journal/Camshaft Cap Clearance Standard: 0.038 ∼ 0.081 mm (0.0015 ∼ 0.0032 in.) Service Limit: 0.17 mm (0.0067 in.)

If any clearance exceeds the service limit, measure the diameter of each camshaft journal with a micrometer.

Camshaft Journal Diameter Standard: 23.940 ∼ 23.962 mm (0.9425 ∼ 0.9434 in.) Service Limit: 23.91 mm (0.9413 in.)

If the camshaft journal diameter is less than the service limit, replace the camshaft with a new one and measure the clearance again.

If the clearance still remains out of the service limit, replace the cylinder head unit.

Camshaft Installation
NOTE The exhaust camshaft has a 1001 EX mark [A] and the intake camshaft has a 3154 IN mark [B]. Be careful not to mix up these shafts. Install the camshaft sprockets as shown in the figure ...

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. ...

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Oil and/or Oil Filter Change
To change the engine oil and replace oil filter, the engine oil drain bolt and oil filter must be removed. The oil change and oil filter replacement should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Engine Oil Drain Bolt A. Oil Filter WARNINGEngine oil is a toxic s ...

Kawasaki Clean Air System
The Kawasaki Clean Air System (KCA) is a secondary air suction system that helps the exhaust gases to burn more completely. When the spent fuel charge is released into the exhaust system, it is still hot enough to burn. The KCA System allows extra air into the exhaust system so that the spen ...