I don't think the number on the bearing relates to the size.
You should be able to work out the size (colour) of the bearing by the marks on the con-rod and the crankshaft, a description of the procedure is on page 243 of the zx12 manual.
Lol! I weld all day everyday..Can't help itYes. You are in dire need of a manicure.
I agree with Slingshot.Dude it's NOT a custom bearing.... Think about this for a minute.. If that bearing has been hot the color will most likely be changed a bit. ( ie.. it shows wear where the others do not it's been HOT!) you need to look at the other bearings to see of they show the color better first. Actually I have the horse before the cart here.... FIRST thing I should have ask is this------------> Do you have a shop manual (Bible) ? The shop manual will instruct you how to figure out what bearings you need based on markings on the parts or NO markings on the parts at all.
If you don't have a Genuine Kawasaki shop manual get one it answers all your questions.
Ahhh.Case is not split, cylinder and pan are off
I see.Trying to avoid splitting the case as I'm sure it's a nightmare to put back together
So as long as i keep it bottom up, nothing will fall out? This is actually good newsI see.
It's not as bad as you envision. The half that has the oil pan will lift straight off.
The rest of the internals stay in the other half. Then you will see that it is pretty straight forward.
But I understand better now.
There's nothing wrong with wanting to get it right the first time but there's no way around splitting the cases and checking every part.. Plastigage should be outlawed in my opinion. Just more guess work or eyeball guessing... You'll see one thing and I'll see something else with that stuff and if anything moves during the torquing process it's junk and has to be redone. Even when you think you done it right did you? Did it not move? Was it perfectly still? Did it match up to this mark better than that one? You know my eyes aren't what they once were? -----------------> Get the point? Nothing replaces actual measuring the parts. Even telescoping gauges leave room for inaccurate measurements since they are done to feel and then measured by a mic to feel yet again and everyone will have a different feel on a set of mics.Not trying to ask ridiculous questions, just trying to get this right the first time as this is a turbo motor
Correct. Nothing will fall out. You will be able to pull the crank and leave the trans in place. Make sure it's in neutral.So as long as i keep it bottom up, nothing will fall out? This is actually good news