Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Valve Seat Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Engine Top End / Valves / Valve Seat Inspection

Measure the outside diameter [D] of the seating pattern on the valve seat.

If the outside diameter is too large or too small, repair the seat (see Valve Seat Repair).

Valve Seating Surface Outside Diameter Standard:

Exhaust 23.9 24.1 mm (0.941
0.949 in.)


Intake 30.4 30.6 mm (1.197
1.205 in.)


Valve Seat Inspection


Measure the seat width [E] of the portion where there is no build-up carbon (white portion) of the valve seat with a vernier caliper.

Good [F]

If the width is too wide [G], too narrow [H] or uneven [J], repair the seat (see Valve Seat Repair).

Valve Seating Surface Width Standard:

Exhaust 0.8 1.2 mm (0.03
0.05 in.)


Intake 0.5 1.0 mm (0.02
0.04 in.)


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 gu ...

Valve Seat Repair
Repair the valve seat with the valve seat cutters [A]. Special Tools - Valve Seat Cutter Holder Bar [B]: 57001 -1128 Valve Seat Cutter Holder, 4.5 [C]: 57001 -1330 [For Exhaust Valve Seat] V ...

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KIBS Equipped Models
1. Clutch Cable 2. Vacuum Hose (Equipped Models) 3. Left Switch Housing Lead 4. Main Harness 5. Front Brake Hose 6. Throttle Cables 7. Right Switch Housing Lead 8. Bracket (Hold the brake pipes.) 9. Run the meter lead to outside of the meter bracket. 10. Run the vacuum hoses to inside o ...

Storage of Removed Parts
After all the parts including subassembly parts have been cleaned, store the parts in a clean area. Put a clean cloth or plastic sheet over the parts to protect from any foreign materials that may collect before re-assembly. Inspection Reuse of worn or damaged parts may lead to serious acci ...

Coolant Deterioration Inspection
Remove the right lower fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Visually inspect the coolant in the reserve tank [A]. If whitish cotton-like wafts are observed, aluminum parts in the cooling system are corroded. If the coolant is brown, iron or steel parts are rusting. I ...