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)


NOTE

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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Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS, For models equipped with KIBS)
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Hub Bearing Removal
Remove the wheels (see Front/Rear Wheel Removal), and take out the following. Collars Coupling (Out of rear hub) Grease Seals Use the bearing remover to remove the hub bearings [A]. NOTICE Do not lay the wheel on the ground with the disc facing down. This can damage or warp the d ...