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 Flow Rate Inspection
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Tire Air Pressure Inspection
Remove the air valve cap. Measure the tire air pressure with an air pressure gauge [A] when the tires are cold (that is, when the motorcycle has not been ridden more than a mile during the past 3 hours). Install the air valve cap. Adjust the tire air pressure according to the specifi ...