Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Commutator Cleaning and Inspection

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Do not use emery or sand paper on the commutator.

Commutator Cleaning and Inspection

Replace the starter motor with a new one if there is any damage or wear.

Replace the starter motor with a new one if discoloration is noticed.

Brush Inspection
Measure the length of each brush [A]. If any is worn down to the service limit, replace the brush assy. Starter Motor Brush Length [B] Standard: 12.05 mm (0.4744 in.) Service Limit: 6.55 mm ...

Armature Inspection
Using the × 1 Ω hand tester range, measure the resistance between any two commutator segments [A]. Special Tool - Hand Tester: 57001-1394 If there is a high resistance or no readin ...

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Wheel Rotation Sensor Air Gap Inspection
Raise the front/rear wheel off the ground (see Front/Rear Wheel Removal in the Wheels/Tires chapter). Measure the air gap between the sensor and sensor rotor at several points by turning the wheel slowly. Thickness Gauge [A] Wheel Rotation Sensor Air Gap Standard: Front 0.4 1.6 mm ...

It is important to lubricate rotating or sliding parts during assembly to minimize wear during initial operation. Lubrication points are called out throughout this manual, apply the specific oil or grease as specified. Direction of Engine Rotation When rotating the crankshaft by hand, the fre ...

Brake Disc Warp Inspection
Raise the wheel off the ground with the jack. Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608 For front disc inspection, turn the handlebar fully to one side. Set up a dial gauge against the disc [A] as shown in the figure and measure disc runout, while turning [B] the ...