Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Piston Ring End Gap Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Crankshaft/Transmission / Pistons / Piston Ring End Gap Inspection

Piston Ring End Gap Standard:

Top 0.20 0.30 mm (0.0079
0.0118 in.)


Second 0.35 0.50 mm (0.0138
0.0197 in.)


Service Limit: Top 0.6 mm (0.024 in.)

Second 0.8 mm (0.031 in.)

If the end gap of either ring is greater than the service limit, replace all the rings.

Piston Ring End Gap Inspection


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