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 ...

Other materials:

Front Caliper Removal
Remove: Bolt [A] Front Wheel Rotation Sensor [B] Loosen the banjo bolt [C] at the brake hose lower end, and tighten it loosely. Unscrew the caliper mounting bolts [D], and detach the caliper [E] from the disc. NOTICE Do not loosen the caliper assembly bolts [F]. Take out only ...

Multifunction Display
The multifunction display indicates the following modes. Odometer Trip meter A Trip meter B Current Mileage Average Mileage Fuel Consumption Stop Watch These display modes can be shifted by pushing the upper button. NOTE The “FUEL” warning can be indicated if the ...

Passenger’s Seat Installation
Insert the tab on the rear of the passenger’s seat into the slot in the frame. Insert the projections at the front of the passenger’s seat into the holes on the frame. Push down the front part of the passenger’s seat until the lock clicks. A. Passenger’s Seat B. Proj ...