Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Camshaft Installation

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Engine Top End / Camshaft, Camshaft Chain / 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.

Camshaft Installation


The intake camshaft sprocket and exhaust camshaft sprocket are identical

Torque - Camshaft Sprocket Bolts: 15 N·m (1.5 kgf·m, 11 ft·lb)

Camshaft Installation


If a new camshaft is to be used, apply a thin coat of molybdenum disulfide grease to the cam surfaces.

NOTICE

The crankshaft may be turned while the camshafts are removed. Always pull the chain taut while turning the crankshaft. This avoids kinking the chain on the lower (crankshaft) sprocket. A kinked chain could damage both the chain and the sprocket.

Camshaft Installation


The timing marks must be aligned with the cylinder head upper surface [B].

EX Mark [C] IN Mark [D] #1 Pin [E] #2 Pin [F] #28 Pin [G] #29 Pin [H]

Camshaft Installation


Camshaft Installation


Torque - Camshaft Cap Bolts (1 ∼ 18): 12 N·m (1.2 kgf·m, 106 in·lb) Upper Camshaft Chain Guide Bolts (19, 20): 12 N·m (1.2 kgf·m, 106 in·lb)

Camshaft Installation


Camshaft Removal
Remove: Cylinder Head Cover (see Cylinder Head Cover Removal) Crankshaft Sensor Cover (see Crankshaft Sensor Removal in the Electrical System chapter) Using a wrench on the timing rotor bol ...

Camshaft, Camshaft Cap Wear Inspection
Remove the camshaft caps (see Camshaft Removal). Cut the strips of plastigage (press gauge) to journal width. Place a strip on each journal parallel to the camshaft installed in the correct ...

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Engine Oil
In order for the engine, transmission, and clutch to function properly, maintain the engine oil at the proper level, and change the oil and replace the oil filter in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart. Not only do dirt and metal particles collect in the oil, but the oil itself los ...

Cylinder Head Installation
NOTE The camshaft cap is machined with the cylinder head, so if a new cylinder head is installed, use the cap that is supplied with the new head. Install the dowel pins. Replace the cylinder head gasket with a new one. Replace the cylinder head bolt washers with new ones. Apply molybden ...

Oxygen Sensor Heater Resistance Inspection
Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Disconnect the oxygen sensor lead connector [A]. Connect a digital meter [A] to the terminals in the oxygen sensor lead connector [B]. Measure the oxygen sensor heat ...