Kawasaki KX65 Motorcycle User Manual

Cylinder Head
Cylinder Head Installation
Replace the head gasket with a new one.
Scrape out any carbon and clean the head with a high
flash-point solvent.
Check for a crust of minerals and rust in the head water
jacket, and remove them if necessary.
Install a new cylinder head gasket [A] so that its “UP” mark
[B] faces toward exhaust side [C] and can be read as
Install the cylinder head [D], noting its direction as shown.
Tighten the head nuts diagonally.
Torque - Cylinder Head Nuts: 25 N ·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ft·lb)
Tighten the spark plug.
Torque - Spark plug: 26 N·m (2.6 kgf·m, 19 ft·lb)
Cylinder Head Warp Insp ection
Lay a straightedge [A] across the lower surface of the
head at several different points, and measure warp by
inserting a thickness gauge [B] between the straightedge
and the head.
If warp exceeds the service limit, repair the mating sur-
face. Replace the cylinder head if the mating surface is
badly damaged.
Cylinder Head Warp
0.03 mm