Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Radiator Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Cooling System / Radiator / Radiator Inspection

If there are obstructions to air flow, remove them.

If the corrugated fins [A] are deformed, carefully straighten them.

If the air passages of the radiator core are blocked more than 20% by unremovable obstructions or irreparably deformed fins, replace the radiator with a new one.

Radiator Inspection


NOTICE

When cleaning the radiator with steam cleaner, be careful of the following to prevent radiator damage: Keep the steam gun [A] away more than 0.5 m (1.6 ft) [B] from the radiator core.

Hold the steam gun perpendicular [C] (not oblique [D]) to the core surface.

Run the steam gun, following the core fin direction.

Radiator Inspection


Radiator and Radiator Fan Installation
If the radiator bracket [A] was removed, install it. Install the radiator fan to the radiator Tighten the radiator fan mounting bolts. When installing the pad [B], install it so that the upper ...

Radiator Cap Inspection
Remove: Radiator Cap (see Coolant Change in the Periodic Maintenance chapter) Check the condition of the bottom [A] and top [B] valve seals and valve spring [C]. If any one of them shows ...

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Steering Play Inspection
Remove the lower fairings (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Raise the front wheel off the ground with the jack. Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608 With the front wheel pointing straight ahead, alternately tap each end of the handlebar. The f ...

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] 0.78 0.79 mm (0.0307 0.0311 in.) Service Limit: Top 0.70 mm (0.0276 in.) Second 0.71 mm (0.0280 ...

Crankcase Assembly
NOTICE The upper and lower crankcase halves are machined at the factory in the assembled state, so the crankcase halves must be replaced as a set. With a high flash-point solvent, clean off the mating surfaces of the crankcase halves and wipe dry WARNINGGasoline and low flash-poin ...