Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Crankshaft Installation

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Crankshaft/Transmission / Crankshaft and Connecting Rods / Crankshaft Installation

NOTE

If the crankshaft is replaced with a new one, refer to the Connecting Rod Big End Bearing/Crankshaft Main Bearing Insert Selection in the Specifications.

NOTICE

If the crankshaft, bearing inserts, or crankcase halves are replaced with new ones, select the bearing inserts and check clearance with a plastigage (press gauge) before assembling engine to be sure the correct bearing inserts are installed.

Turn the oil groove side of the thrust washer to the crankshaft.

NOTE

Crankshaft Installation


Front [D]

Connecting Rod Removal

Crankshaft Removal
Split the crankcase (see Crankcase Splitting). Remove: Connecting Rod Big End Nuts [A] Connecting Rod Big End Caps [B] NOTE Mark and record the locations of the connecting rods and their ...

Connecting Rod Installation
NOTICE To minimize vibration, the connecting rods should have the same weight mark. Big End Cap [A] Connecting Rod [B] Weight Mark, Alphabet [C] Diameter Mark [D] (“” or No Mark) NOTICE ...

Other materials:

Interlock Operation Inspection
Raise the rear wheel off the ground with the stand [A]. 1st Check Start the engine to the following conditions Condition: Transmission Gear → 1st Position Clutch Lever → Release Sidestand → Down or Up Turn the ignition switch to ON and push the starter butto ...

Seat Cutter Operation Care
1. This valve seat cutter is developed to grind the valve for repair. Therefore the cutter must not be used for other purposes than seat repair. 2. Do not drop or shock the valve seat cutter, or the diamond particles may fall off. 3. Do not fail to apply engine oil to the valve seat cutter ...

Clutch Plate, Wear, Damage Inspection
Visually inspect the friction and steel plates for signs of seizure, overheating (discoloration), or uneven wear. Measure the thickness of each friction plate [A] at several points. If any plates show signs of damage, or if they have worn past the service limit, replace them with new on ...