Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Connecting Rod Bend Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Crankshaft/Transmission / Crankshaft and Connecting Rods / Connecting Rod Bend Inspection

If the connecting rod bend exceeds the service limit, the connecting rod must be replaced.

Connecting Rod Bend Service Limit: TIR 0.2/100 mm (0.008/3.94 in.)

Connecting Rod Bend Inspection


Crankshaft/Connecting Rod Cleaning
After removing the connecting rods from the crankshaft, clean them with a high flash-point solvent. Blow the crankshaft oil passages with compressed air to remove any foreign particles or res ...

Connecting Rod Twist Inspection
With the big-end arbor [A] still on V block [C], hold the connecting rod horizontally and measure the amount that the arbor [B] varies from being paralleled with the surface plate over a 100 ...

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Fuel Tank and Cap Inspection
Visually inspect the gasket [A] on the tank cap for any damage. Replace the gasket if it is damaged. Check to see if the water drain pipe [B] and fuel breather pipe [C] in the tank are not clogged. Check the tank cap breather also. If they are clogged, remove the tank and drain it ...

Rear Fender Front Installation
Installation is the reverse of removal. Note the following. Run the harness, cables and leads correctly (see Cable, Wire, and Hose Routing section in the Appendix chapter). When installing the clamp [A] on the rear fender front [B], install it so that the clamp positions at near the ...

Radiator Hose and O-ring Replacement
Drain the coolant (see Coolant Change). Remove: Upper Fairing Assembly (see Upper Fairing Assembly Removal in the Frame chapter) Thermostat Housing [A] (see Thermostat Removal in the Cooling System chapter) Oil Cooler [B] (see Oil Cooler Removal in the Engine Lubrication System chap ...