Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Valve Clearance Adjustment

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Valve Clearance Adjustment


NOTE

Mark and record the locations of the valve lifters and shims so that they can be reinstalled in their original positions.

Valve Clearance Adjustment


a + b – c = d

[a] Present Shim Thickness

[b] Measured Valve Clearance

[c] Specified Valve Clearance (Mean Value = 0.195 mm (Exhaust), 0.185 mm (Intake))

[d] Replace Shim Thickness

Example (Exhaust): 1.600 + 0.28 – 0.195 = 1.685 mm

Exchange the shim for the 1.675 size shim.

Adjustment Shims

Adjustment Shims


Adjustment Shims


NOTICE

Be sure to remeasure the clearance after selecting a shim. The clearance can be out of the specified range because of the shim tolerance.

If there is no valve clearance, use a shim that is a few sizes smaller, and remeasure the valve clearance.

NOTICE

Do not put shim stock under the shim. This may cause the shim to pop out at high rpm, causing extensive engine damage.

Do not grind the shim. Thismay cause it to fracture, causing extensive engine damage.

Valve Clearance Inspection
NOTE Valve clearance must be checked and adjusted when the engine is cold (at room temperature). Remove: Crankshaft Sensor Cover (see Crankshaft Sensor Removal in the Electrical System chapt ...

Air Suction System Damage Inspection
Separate the air switching valve hose [A] from the lower air cleaner housing [B] (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Connect the following parts tempor ...

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Check 2-3: Intake Air Temperature Inspection
Disconnect the intake air temperature sensor connector [A] (see Intake Air Temperature Sensor Removal in the Self-Diagnosis System chapter). Connect the variable rheostat [B] to the R/BK lead [C] and BR/BK lead [D] terminals. Turn the ignition switch to ON. Read the temperatur ...

Fuel Tank Cap
To open the fuel tank cap, pull up the key hole cover. Insert the ignition key into the fuel tank cap and turn the key to the right. To close the cap, push it down into place with the key inserted. The key can be removed by turning it to the left to the original position. Close the key hol ...

Compression Damping Force Adjustment
To adjust the compression damping force, turn the compression damping adjuster [A]. The standard adjuster setting is the 4 1/2 turns out from the fully clockwise position. WARNINGIf both adjusters are not adjusted equally, handling may be impaired and a hazardous condition ma ...