Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Valve-to-Guide Clearance Measurement (Wobble Method)

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Engine Top End / Valves / 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.

If the reading exceeds the service limit, replace the guide.

Valve-to-Guide Clearance Measurement (Wobble Method)


The reading is not actual valve/valve guide clearance because the measuring point is above the guide.

Valve/Valve Guide Clearance (Wobble Method) Standard:

Exhaust 0.03 0.12 mm (0.0012
0.0047 in.)

Intake 0.03 0.13 mm (0.0012
0.0051 in.)

Service Limit:

Exhaust 0.34 mm (0.013 in.)

Intake 0.36 mm (0.014 in.)

Valve Guide Installation
Apply engine oil to the valve guide outer surface before installation. Heat the area around the valve guide hole to about 120 150°C (248 302°F). NOTICE Do not heat the cylinder head ...

Valve Seat Inspection
Remove the valve (see Valve Removal). Check the valve seating surface [A] between the valve [B] and valve seat [C]. Measure the outside diameter [D] of the seating pattern on the valve seat ...

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Cooling System Flushing
Over a period of time, the cooling system accumulates rust, scale, and lime in the water jacket and radiator. When this accumulation is suspected or observed, flush the cooling system. If this accumulation is not removed, it will clog up the water passage and considerable reduce the efficiency ...

Relay Box Removal
Remove the left fuel tank cover (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Disconnect the connectors [A]. Pull out the relay box [B] from the rubber protector [C]. NOTE The relay box has relays and diodes. The relays and diodes can not be removed. Relay Box Installa ...

Trip Meters
The trip meter has two meters which distinguished between the “TRIP A” and “TRIP B”. The trip meter shows the distance in kilometers or miles traveled since it was last reset to zero. TRIP A: 0.0 9999.9 TRIP B: 0.0 9999.9 A. Trip Meter B. “TRIP A” To reset the trip meter: ...