Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Crankshaft Runout Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Crankshaft/Transmission / Crankshaft and Connecting Rods / Crankshaft Runout Inspection

If the measurement exceeds the service limit, replace the crankshaft.

Crankshaft Runout

Standard: TIR 0.03 mm (0.0012 in.) or less

Service Limit: TIR 0.08 mm (0.0032 in.)

Crankshaft Runout Inspection


Crankshaft Side Clearance Inspection
Insert a thickness gauge [A] between the thrust washer [B] on the crankcase and the crank web [C] at the #3 main journal to determine clearance. If the clearance exceeds the service limit, r ...

Crankshaft Main Bearing Insert/Journal Wear Inspection
Split the crankcase (see Crankcase Splitting). Cut strips of plastigage to journal width. Place a strip on each journal parallel to the crankshaft installed in the correct position. Tighten ...

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Brake Disc Wear Inspection
Measure the thickness of each disc [A] at the point where it has worn the most. If the disc has worn past the service limit, replace it. Measuring Area [B] Brake Disc Thickness Standard: Front 5.3 5.7 mm (0.21 0.22 in.) Rear 4.8 5.2 mm (0.19 0.20 in.) Service Limit: Front 5. ...

Swingarm Bearing Installation
Replace the needle bearings, ball bearing, grease seals and circlip with new ones. Install the needle bearings, ball bearing, grease seals and circlip as shown in the figure. Insert the needle bearing driver [A] into the needle bearing [B] and press the needle bearing into the housing u ...

Ball Bearing and Needle Bearing
Do not remove pressed ball or needle unless removal is absolutely necessary. Replace with new ones whenever removed. Press bearings with the manufacturer and size marks facing out. Press the bearing into place by putting pressure on the correct bearing race as shown. Pressing the incorrect ra ...