Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Crankshaft Runout Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Crankshaft/Transmission / Crankshaft and Connecting Rods / Crankshaft Runout Inspection

If the measurement exceeds the service limit, replace the crankshaft.

Crankshaft Runout

Standard: TIR 0.03 mm (0.0012 in.) or less

Service Limit: TIR 0.08 mm (0.0032 in.)

Crankshaft Runout Inspection


Crankshaft Side Clearance Inspection
Insert a thickness gauge [A] between the thrust washer [B] on the crankcase and the crank web [C] at the #3 main journal to determine clearance. If the clearance exceeds the service limit, r ...

Crankshaft Main Bearing Insert/Journal Wear Inspection
Split the crankcase (see Crankcase Splitting). Cut strips of plastigage to journal width. Place a strip on each journal parallel to the crankshaft installed in the correct position. Tighten ...

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Air Switching Valve
Air Switching Valve Operation Test Refer to the Air Suction System Damage Inspection in the Periodic Maintenance chapter. Air Switching Valve Unit Test Remove the air switching valve (see Air Switching Valve Removal in the Engine Top End chapter). Set the hand tester [A] to the × 1 ...

Front Fork Oil Change
Remove the front fork (see Front Fork Removal (Each Fork Leg)). Turn the spring preload adjuster fully counterclockwise for removing the piston rod assy easily. Hold the inner tube lower end in a vise. Using the wrench [A], unscrew the top plug [B] out of the outer tube. Special Too ...

Check 3-6: Neutral Indicator Light (LED) Inspection
Connect the leads in the same circuit as Check 3-2. Connect the terminal [8] to the battery (–) terminal. Check that the neutral indicator light (LED) [A] goes on. If the indicator light does not go on, replace the meter unit. ...