Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Rocker Arm Operation Inspection

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If the rocker arm [A] does not smoothly stroke or noise is found, inspect the fasteners and bearings (see Tie-Rod/Rocker Arm Bearing, Sleeve Inspection in the Suspension chapter).

Rocker Arm Operation Inspection


In this photo, the foot guard has been removed for clarity.

Front Forks/Rear Shock Absorber Operation Inspection
Pump the forks down and up [A] 4 or 5 times, and inspect the smooth stroke. If the forks do not smoothly or noise is found, inspect the fork oil level or fork clamps (see Front Fork Oil Chang ...

Tie-Rod Operation Inspection
Pump the rear seat down and up 4 or 5 times, and inspect the smooth stroke. If the tie-rod [A] do not smoothly stroke or noise is found, inspect the fasteners and tie-rod bearings (see Tie-R ...

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Connecting Rod Installation
NOTICE To minimize vibration, the connecting rods should have the same weight mark. Big End Cap [A] Connecting Rod [B] Weight Mark, Alphabet [C] Diameter Mark [D] (“” or No Mark) NOTICE If the connecting rods, big end bearing inserts, or crankshaft are replaced with new ones, select ...

Piston Ring Thickness Inspection
Measure the piston ring thickness. Use the micrometer to measure at several points around the ring. Piston Ring Thickness Standard: Top [A] 0.77 0.79 mm (0.0303 0.0311 in.) Second [B] 0.78 0.79 mm (0.0307 0.0311 in.) Service Limit: Top 0.70 mm (0.0276 in.) Second 0.71 mm (0.0280 ...

Antenna Resistance Inspection
Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove the air cleaner housing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Disconnect the antenna lead connector [A]. Measure the antenna resistance. Antenna Resistance Connections: BK lead ←→ BK/W lead Standard: Ab ...