Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Shift Fork/Gear Groove Wear Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Crankshaft/Transmission / Transmission / Shift Fork/Gear Groove Wear Inspection

If the thickness of a shift fork ear is less than the service limit, the shift fork must be replaced.

Shift Fork Ear Thickness Standard: 5.7 6.0 mm (0.224
0.236 in.)
Service Limit: 5.6 mm (0.220 in.)

If the gear groove is worn over the service limit, the gear must be replaced.

Shift Fork/Gear Groove Wear Inspection


Gear Groove Width Standard: 6.05 6.15 mm (0.238
0.242 in.)


Service Limit: 6.25 mm (0.246 in.)

Shift Fork Bending Inspection
Visually inspect the shift forks, and replace any fork that is bent. A bent fork could cause difficulty in shifting, or allow the transmission to jump out of gear when under power. 90° [A] ...

Shift Fork Guide Pin/Drum Groove Wear Inspection
Measure the diameter of each shift fork guide pin [A], and measure the width [B] of each shift drum groove. If the guide pin on any shift fork is less than the service limit, the fork must be ...

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