Kawasaki Z1000SX - Service manual > Camshaft Chain Tensioner

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Camshaft Chain Tensioner Removal

NOTICE This is a non-return type camshaft chain tensioner.

The push rod does not return to its original position once it moves out to take up camshaft chain slack.

Observe all the rules listed below.

When removing the tensioner, do not take out the mounting bolts only halfway. Retightening the mounting bolts from this position could damage the tensioner and the camshaft chain. Once the bolts are loosened, the tensioner must be removed and reset as described in "Camshaft Chain Tensioner Installation".

Do not turn over the crankshaft while the tensioner is removed. This could upset the camshaft chain timing, and damage the valves.

  • Remove:
    Right Lower Fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter)
    Cap Bolt [A]
    Washer [B]
    Spring [C]
    Rod [D]
    Mounting Bolts [E]
    Camshaft Chain Tensioner [F]
    Bracket [G]

Camshaft Chain Tensioner

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 tensioner body [D].
  • Install the tensioner body so that the stopper faces upward.

Camshaft Chain Tensioner

  • Install the Bracket [A].
  • Tighten:
    Torque - Camshaft Chain Tensioner Mounting Bolts [B]: 11 N*m (1.1 kgf*m, 97 in*lb)
  • Install the rod, spring and washer.
  • Tighten:
    Torque - Camshaft Chain Tensioner Cap Bolt [C]: 20 N*m (2.0 kgf*m, 15 ft*lb)
  • Turn the crankshaft 2 turns clockwise to allow the tensioner to expand and recheck the camshaft chain timing.

Camshaft Chain Tensioner

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