Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Cylinder Head Installation

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Engine Top End / Cylinder Head / Cylinder Head Installation


The camshaft cap is machined with the cylinder head, so if a new cylinder head is installed, use the cap that is supplied with the new head.

Cylinder Head Installation

Torque - Cylinder Head Bolts (M10): First: 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m, 15 ft·lb) Final: 45 N·m (4.6 kgf·m, 33 ft·lb)

Torque - Cylinder Head Bolts (M6): 12 N·m (1.2 kgf·m, 106 in·lb)

Cylinder Head Installation

Torque - Front Camshaft Chain Guide Bolt (Upper) [F]: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ft·lb) Front Camshaft Chain Guide Bolt (Lower) [G]: 12 N·m (1.2 kgf·m, 106 in·lb)

Cylinder Head Installation

Cylinder Head Removal
Remove: Thermostat Housing (see Thermostat Removal in the Cooling System chapter) Exhaust Pipe (see Exhaust Pipe Removal) Camshafts (see Camshaft Removal) Heat Insulation Plate [A] (see E ...

Cylinder Head Warp Inspection
Clean the cylinder head. Lay a straightedge across the lower surface of the cylinder head at several positions. Use a thickness gauge [A] to measure the space between the straightedge [B] a ...

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Air Cleaner
A clogged air cleaner restricts the engine’s air intake, increasing fuel consumption, reducing engine power, and causing spark plug fouling. This motorcycle’s air cleaner element consists of a wet paper filter, which cannot be cleaned. The air cleaner element must be replaced in acco ...

Economical Riding Indicator
When the operator is driving the motorcycle for optimum fuel-efficiency, the economical riding indicator appears on the multifunction meter to indicate favorable fuel consumption. Monitoring the economical riding indicator can help the rider maximize fuel efficiency. A. Economical Riding ...

Front Wheel Rotation Sensor Signal Abnormal (Service Code b 42)
Measure the air gap between the front wheel rotation sensor and sensor rotor. Thickness Gauge [A] Air Gap Standard: 0.4 1.6 mm (0.02 0.06 in.) If the measurement is not the standard, check each part for deformation and looseness and correct accordingly. If the measurement is t ...