Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Valves

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Engine Top End / Valves

Valve Clearance Inspection

Refer to the Valve Clearance Inspection in the Periodic Maintenance chapter.

Cylinder Head Warp Inspection
Clean the cylinder head. Lay a straightedge across the lower surface of the cylinder head at several positions. Use a thickness gauge [A] to measure the space between the straightedge [B] a ...

Valve Removal
Remove the cylinder head (see Cylinder Head Removal). Remove the valve lifter and shim. Mark and record the valve lifter and shim locations so they can be installed in their original position ...

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Rear Fender Front Installation
Installation is the reverse of removal. Note the following. Run the harness, cables and leads correctly (see Cable, Wire, and Hose Routing section in the Appendix chapter). When installing the clamp [A] on the rear fender front [B], install it so that the clamp positions at near the ...

Camshaft Chain Tensioner Installation
Replace the O-ring [A] with a new one. Apply grease to the new O-ring. Release the stopper [B] and push the push rod [C] into the interior of the tensioner body [D] so that the position of the push rod is 3 or 4 notches [E] as shown in the figure. Install the tensioner body so that the ...

Fuel Type
Use clean, fresh unleaded gasoline with a minimum Antiknock Index of 90. The Antiknock Index is posted on service station pumps. The octane rating of a gasoline is a measure of its resistance to detonation or “knocking.” The Antiknock Index is an average of the Research Octane Number (R ...