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 ...

Other materials:

Lap Counter/Coolant/Intake Air Temperature Meter
This meter shows the coolant temperature, the intake air temperature or the lap number. The lap number is displayed in the stop watch mode, refer to the “Stop Watch” item in this section. A. Lap Counter/Coolant / Intake Air Temperature Meter The coolant temperature meter and inta ...

Oxygen Sensor Heater Resistance Inspection
Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Disconnect the oxygen sensor lead connector [A]. Connect a digital meter [A] to the terminals in the oxygen sensor lead connector [B]. Measure the oxygen sensor heat ...

Check 3-3: High Beam Indicator Light (LED) Inspection
Connect the leads in the same circuit as Check 3-2. Connect the terminal [7] to the battery (+) terminal. Check that the high beam indicator light (LED) [A] goes on. If the indicator light does not go on, replace the meter unit. ...