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 ...

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Clutch Plate Warp Inspection
Place each friction plate or steel plate on a surface plate and measure the gap between the surface plate [A] and each friction plate or steel plate [B] with a thickness gauge [C]. The gap is the amount of friction or steel plate warp. If any plate is warped over the service limit, repla ...

Front Wheel Rotation Sensor Wiring Inspection (Service Code b 43)
Disconnect the front wheel rotation sensor lead connector [A] (see Front Wheel Rotation Sensor Removal in the Brakes chapter). Disconnect the KIBS hydraulic unit lead connector (see KIBS Hydraulic Unit Removal in the Brakes chapter). Check the wiring continuity of the W lead and ...

Fuel Level Warning Indicator Light
: The fuel level warning indicators are activated when approximately 3.8 L (1.0 US gal) of fuel remains as follows: For models without KIBS: A. Fuel Level Warning Indicator Light B. “FUEL” Indication The fuel level warning indicator light ( ) goes on and “FUEL” blinks in the ...