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 ...

Other materials:

Coupling Bearing Removal
Remove: Coupling Grease Seal Circlip [A] Special Tool - Inside Circlip Pliers: 57001-143 Remove the bearing [A] by tapping from the wheel side. Special Tool - Bearing Driver Set [B]: 57001-1129 ...

Vehicle-down Sensor Output Voltage Inspection
Remove the vehicle-down sensor. Connect the measuring adapter [A] to the vehicle-down sensor connectors as shown in the figure. Special Tool - Measuring Adapter: 57001-1700 Main Harness [B] Vehicle-down Sensor [C] Connect a digital meter [D] to the measuring adapter leads. V ...

Brake Fluid Leak (Brake Hose and Pipe) Inspection
For KIBS equipped models, remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Apply the brake lever or pedal and inspect the brake fluid leak from the brake hoses [A], pipes (KIBS equipped models) [B] and fittings [C]. If the brake fluid leaked from any posit ...