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So I was following the maintenence guide located here:
http://www.personal.psu.edu/dsm5008/Ninja.pdf

(Speed ahead to page 44)

Now I've got a lot of experience with cars... Figured doing the valve's on my bike wouldn't be a big deal... There are no screws at all to adjust the valves on the 09 250R vs the 08 (even though this manual is for 08+)

An image of what I'm looking at:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f349/sinfulanthrax/valves.jpg

Can anyone please tell me what im missing here?...

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I guess I should also mention...

Im using a feeler gauge and an adjustment definitely needs to be made hence my asking how to adjust the valves since the screw assmebly mentioned in the manual linked in previous post isn't there...

Any help? =)
 

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09 has under bucket shims. So does the 08. The pic in your link even shows this although the written instructions are for the tappet screw/nut type.

Looks like the Kawasaki switched the 250 from rocker arm in 07, to under bucket shims in 08. Not sure of the source of your manual link but it's a poor manual if it is advertised as 08+.
 

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I guess I should also mention...

Im using a feeler gauge and an adjustment definitely needs to be made hence my asking how to adjust the valves since the screw assmebly mentioned in the manual linked in previous post isn't there...

Any help? =)
Are you sure you even have the correct tolerance, since the manual you are using appears to be wrong, I would double check the specs from a correct source, they might not be set wrong.
 

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I found this for the 2009 specs at an online site.

Intake clearance range - .17-.24

Exhaust clearance range - .22 - .29

Shims come from the factory in demoninations of .05 (EX: 2.75, 2.80, 2.85)
 

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Kawasaki Service Manual.....

Engine Top End

Valve Clearance:

Inlet 0.15 ∼ 0.24 mm (0.0059 ∼ 0.0094 in.)
Exhaust 0.22 ∼ 0.29 mm (0.0087 ∼ 0.0114 in.)

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Downloaded Info from the link in post 1

What are the acceptable clearance ranges?

.08mm - .13mm for the intake valve clearance
.11mm - .16mm for the exhaust valve clearance



As Northerman said there somewhat different from the correct specs !!
 
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