5-12 ENGINE TOP END
Cylinder Head Cover
Cylinder Head Cover Removal
Fuel Tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System
Spark Plug Cap
Remove the cylinder head cover bolts [A] and remove the
cylinder head cover [B].
Cylinder Head Cover Installation
Apply silicon sealant [A] to the cylinder head as shown.
Sealant - Kawasaki Bond (Silicone Sealant): 92104-0004
Replace the head cover gasket.
Install the head cover gasket [A] on the cylinder head.
Install the spark plug hole gasket.
Make sure that the upper chain guide [A] is bottomed.
Unless the upper chain guide is bottomed, the
camshaft chain could push the cylinder head cover
upward, leading to an oil leak.
Install the head cover from the motorcycle left side.
Install the head cover bolt washers [A] with the metal side
Tighten the cover bolt [B].
Torque - Cylinder Head Cover Bolt: 9.8 N·m (1.0 kgf·m, 87
Install the spark plug cap.
Pull up the spark plug cap lightly to make sure of the in-
stallation of the spark plug cap.