Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Camshaft Runout Inspection

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

If the runout exceeds the service limit, replace the camshaft.

Camshaft Runout Standard: TIR 0.02 mm (0.0008 in.) or less Service Limit: TIR 0.1 mm (0.004 in.)

Camshaft Runout Inspection


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 ...

Cam Wear Inspection
Remove the camshafts (see Camshaft Removal). Measure the height [A] of each cam with a micrometer. If the cams are worn down past the service limit, replace the camshaft. Cam Height Standar ...

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DFI Parts Location
Main Throttle Sensor [A] Subthrottle Sensor [B] Idle Speed Control Valve Actuator [C] Subthrottle Valve Actuator [D] Intake Air Pressure Sensor #2 [E] Stick Coils #1, #2, #3, #4 [F] Air Switching Valve [G] Intake Air Pressure Sensor #1 [H] Water Temperature Sensor [A] Primary Fuel Injec ...

Drive Chain Slack Inspection
NOTE Check the slack with the motorcycle setting on its sidestand. Clean the chain if it is dirty, and lubricate it if it appears dry. Check the wheel alignment (see Wheel Alignment Inspection). Rotate the rear wheel to find the position where the chain is tightest. Measure the ver ...

Brake Light Switch Operation Inspection
Turn the ignition switch to ON. The brake light (LED) [A] should go on when the brake lever is applied or after the brake pedal is depressed about 10 mm (0.39 in.). If it does not, adjust the brake light switch. Remove the front footpeg bracket (see Brake Pedal Removal in the B ...