Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Spring Plate Free Play Adjustment

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Clutch / Clutch / Spring Plate Free Play Adjustment

NOTE

The free play adjustment is performed by replacing the steel plate(s).

Spring Plate Free Play Usable Range: 0.05 0.70 mm (0.002
0.028 in.)


Replace the following steel plate(s).


NOTE

Do not use the steel plate of 2.3 mm (0.090 in.) and 2.9 mm (0.114 in.) thickness at the same time.

Clutch Plate Assembly Length (Reference Information)

Torque - Clutch Spring Bolts: 11 N·m (1.1 kgf·m, 97 in·lb)

Clutch Plate Assembly Length (Reference) 53.5 mm (2.11 in.)

Clutch Plate Assembly Length (Reference Information)


NOTE

The length of the clutch plate assembly changes by the steel plate thickness.

Spring Plate Free Play Measurement
Insufficient clutch free play will cause the engine braking effect to be more sudden, resulting in rear wheel hop. On the other hand, if the free play is excessive, the clutch lever may feel “spo ...

Clutch Plate, Wear, Damage Inspection
Visually inspect the friction and steel plates for signs of seizure, overheating (discoloration), or uneven wear. Measure the thickness of each friction plate [A] at several points. If any ...

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External Shift Mechanism Inspection
Examine the shift shaft [A] for any damage. If the shaft is bent, straighten or replace it. If the serration [B] are damaged, replace the shaft. If the spring [C] is damaged in any way, replace it. If the shift mechanism arm [D] is damaged in any way, replace the shaft. Check the s ...

Leather, Vinyl, and Rubber
If your motorcycle has leather accessories, special care must be taken. Use a leather cleaner/treatment to clean and care for leather accessories. Washing leather parts with detergent and water will damage them, shortening their life. Vinyl parts should be washed with the rest of themo ...

Information for Coolant
To protect the cooling system (consisting of the aluminum engine and radiator) from rust and corrosion, the use of corrosion and rust inhibitor chemicals in the coolant is essential. If coolant containing corrosion and rust inhibitor chemicals are not used, over a period of time, the cooling ...