Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Piston Ring Groove Width Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Crankshaft/Transmission / Pistons / Piston Ring Groove Width Inspection

Use a vernier caliper at several points around the piston.

Piston Ring Groove Width Standard:

Top [A] 0.82 0.84 mm (0.0323
0.0331 in.)


Second [B] 0.82 0.84 mm
(0.0323 0.0331 in.)


Service Limit:

0.92 mm (0.036 in.)

Second 0.92 mm (0.036 in.)

Piston Ring Groove Width Inspection


If the width of any of the two grooves is wider than the service limit at any point, replace the piston.

Piston Ring, Piston Ring Groove Wear Inspection
Check for uneven groove wear by inspecting the ring seating. The rings should fit perfectly parallel to groove surfaces. If not, replace the piston and all the piston rings. With the pist ...

Piston Ring Thickness Inspection
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. ...

Other materials:

Camshaft, Camshaft Cap Wear Inspection
Remove the camshaft caps (see Camshaft Removal). Cut the strips of plastigage (press gauge) to journal width. Place a strip on each journal parallel to the camshaft installed in the correct position. Tighten the camshaft cap bolts and upper camshaft chain guide bolts to the specified ...

Meter instruments
Upper Button Lower Button Tachometer (with Shift-Up Indicator) Red Zone Ambient Brightness Sensor Turn Signal Indicator Light Warning Indicator Light (Red) Neutral Indicator Light Multifunction Meter High Beam Indicator Light Warning Indicator Light (Yellow) Fuel ...

Charging Voltage Inspection
Check the battery condition (see Charging Condition Inspection). Warm up the engine to obtain actual alternator operating conditions. Remove the front seat (see Front Seat Removal in the Frame chapter). Check that the ignition switch is turned off, and connect the hand tester [A] to t ...