Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Piston Installation

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Crankshaft/Transmission / Pistons / Piston Installation

Spread the rail with your thumbs, but only enough to fit the rail over the piston.

Release the rail into the bottom piston ring groove.

NOTE

The oil ring rails have no “top” or “bottom”.

Piston Installation


NOTE

Do not mix up the top and second ring.

Piston Installation


NOTE

If a new piston is used, use new piston rings.

Piston Installation


When installing the piston pin snap ring, compress it only enough to install it and no more.

NOTICE

Do not reuse snap rings, as removal weakens and deforms them. They could fall out and score the cylinder wall.

Piston Installation


Special Tools - Piston Ring Compressor Grip: 57001-1095 Piston Ring Compressor Belt, 67

79:
57001-1097

Piston Installation


Piston Removal
Remove: Crankshaft (see Crankshaft Removal) Remove the piston together with the connecting rod to the cylinder head side. NOTICE Discard the connecting rod bolts and nuts. To prevent dam ...

Cylinder (Upper Crankcase) Wear Inspection
Split the crankcase (see Crankcase Splitting). Remove the pistons (see Piston Removal). Assemble the cylinder (upper crankcase) [A], the cylinder head [B] and the cylinder head gasket [C]. ...

Other materials:

Connecting Rod Big End Bearing Insert/Crankpin Wear Inspection
Remove the connecting rod big end (see Connecting Rod Removal). Cut strips of plastigage to crankpin width. Place a strip on the crankpin parallel to the crankshaft installed in the correct position. Tighten the connecting rod big end nuts to the specified torque (see Connecting Rod I ...

Clutch Removal
Remove: Clutch Cover (see Clutch Cover Removal) Clutch Spring Bolts [A] Clutch Springs (with Clutch Spring Holders) Clutch Spring Plate [B] Pusher [C] Remove: Friction Plates (10) [A] Steel Plates (9) [B] Spring [C] Spring Seat [D] Hold the sub clutch hub [A] ...

KIBS Equipped Models
1. Clutch Cable 2. Vacuum Hose (Equipped Models) 3. Left Switch Housing Lead 4. Main Harness 5. Front Brake Hose 6. Throttle Cables 7. Right Switch Housing Lead 8. Bracket (Hold the brake pipes.) 9. Run the meter lead to outside of the meter bracket. 10. Run the vacuum hoses to inside o ...