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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Measure the piston ring thickness. Use the micrometer to measure at several points around the ring. Piston Ring Thickness Standard: Top [A] 0.77 0.79 mm (0.0303 0.0311 in.) Second [B] 0. ...

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Front Caliper Removal
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