Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Shift Fork Guide Pin/Drum Groove Wear Inspection

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If the guide pin on any shift fork is less than the service limit, the fork must be replaced.

Shift Fork Guide Pin Diameter Standard: 6.9 7.0 mm (0.272
0.276 in.)
Service Limit: 6.8 mm (0.268 in.)

Shift Fork Guide Pin/Drum Groove Wear Inspection


If any shift drum groove is worn over the service limit, the drum must be replaced.

Shift Drum Groove Width Standard: 7.05 7.20 mm (0.278
0.283 in.)
Service Limit: 7.3 mm (0.287 in.)

Shift Fork/Gear Groove Wear Inspection
Measure the thickness of the shift fork ears [A], and measure the width [B] of the gear grooves. If the thickness of a shift fork ear is less than the service limit, the shift fork must be re ...

Gear Dog and Gear Dog Hole Damage Inspection
Visually inspect the gear dogs [A] and gear dog holes [B]. Replace any damaged gears or gears with excessively worn dogs or dog holes. ...

Other materials:

Special Tools
Inside Circlip Pliers: 57001-143 Oil Seal & Bearing Remover: 57001-1058 Bearing Driver Set: 57001-1129 Jack: 57001-1238 Bearing Remover Head, 15 × 17: 57001-1267 Fork Oil Level Gauge: 57001-1290 Bearing Remover Shaft, 13: 57001-1377 Fork Oil Seal Driver, 43: 57001-15 ...

Intake Air Pressure Sensor #1 Input Voltage Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove the air cleaner housing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Disconnect the intake air pressure sensor #1 connector and connect the measuring adapter [A] between these con ...

Fuels Containing Oxygenates
Gasoline frequently contains oxygenates (alcohols and ethers) especially in areas of the U.S. and Canada which are required to sell such reformulated fuels as part of a strategy to reduce exhaust emissions. The types and volume of fuel oxygenates approved for use in unleaded gasoline by th ...