Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Valve Clearance Inspection

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NOTE

Valve clearance must be checked and adjusted when the engine is cold (at room temperature).

Valve Clearance Inspection


Valve Clearance

Standard: Exhaust 0.17 0.22 mm (0.0067
0.0087 in.)


Intake 0.15 0.22 mm (0.0059
0.0087 in.)


Valve Clearance Inspection


NOTE

Thickness gauge is horizontally inserted on the valve lifter.

Appropriateness [A] Inadequacy [B] Thickness Gauge [C] Horizontally Inserts [D] Cam [E] Valve Lifter [F] Hits the Valve Lifter Ahead [G]

Valve Clearance Inspection


When positioning #1 piston TDC at the end of the compression stroke:

Intake Valve Clearance of #1 and #3 Cylinders Exhaust Valve Clearance of #1 and #2 Cylinders Measuring Valve [A]

Valve Clearance Inspection


When positioning #4 piston TDC at the end of the compression stroke:

Intake Valve Clearance of #2 and #4 Cylinders Exhaust Valve Clearance of #3 and #4 Cylinders Measuring Valve [A]

Valve Clearance Inspection


If the valve clearance is not within the specified range, first record the clearance, and then adjust it.

Engine Top End
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Valve Clearance Adjustment
To change the valve clearance, remove the camshafts (see Camshaft Removal in the Engine Top End chapter) and valve lifters. Replace the shim with one of a different thickness. NOTE Ma ...

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Windshield
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Maintenance and adjustment
The maintenance and adjustments outlined in this chapter must be carried out in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart to keep the motorcycle in good running condition. The initial maintenance is vitally important and must not be neglected. With a basic knowledge of mechanics and the ...