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. 90В° [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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Bolt and Nut Tightening
In accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart, it is very important to check the tightness of the bolts and nuts listed here. Also, check to see that each cotter pin is in place and in good condition. Please ask your authorized Kawasaki dealer for torque values. 1. Clutch Lever Hol ...

Valve-to-Guide Clearance Measurement (Wobble Method)
If a small bore gauge is not available, inspect the valve guide wear by measuring the valve to valve guide clearance with the wobble method as indicated below. Insert a new valve [A] into the guide [B] and set a dial gauge against the stem perpendicular to it as close as possible to the cy ...

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