Kawasaki Z1000SX - Service manual > Cylinder Head

Engine Top End / Cylinder Head

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 Kawasaki Z1000SX - Service manual > Camshaft, Camshaft Cap Wear Inspection

Remove: Upper Chain Guide (see Camshaft Removal) Camshaft Caps (see Camshaft Removal) Cut strips of plastigage (press gauge) to journal width. Place a strip on each journal parallel to the camshaft installed in the correct position. Measure each clearance between the camshaft journal and the camshaft cap using plastigage [A]. Tighten the camshaft cap bolts (see Camshaft Installation).

 Kawasaki Z1000SX - Service manual > Cylinder Compression Measurement

NOTE Use the battery which is fully charged.   Warm up the engine thoroughly. Stop the engine. Remove: Stick Coils (see Stick Coil Removal in the Electrical System chapter) Spark Plugs (see Spark Plug Replacement in the Periodic Maintenance chapter) Attach the compression gauge [A] and adapter [B] firmly into the spark plug hole. Using the startermotor, turn the engine over with the throttle fully open until the compression gauge stops rising; the compression is the highest reading obtainable.