Well, Kawasaki has been called and their advice was: " it seems that you've check for everything so just pull harder" Now, that answer is just choice.
BTW: P/S I have a good idea what a camshaft repair would be but the shop states that the ACR is working each and every time. I just don't throw parts at anything unless I have clear evidence it's needed, neither does the mechanic.
What would the normal compression/PSI range be for this engine with and w/o ACR ?
How far out should the rocker push the rod out to activate the ACR?
Does anyone have the spec(s)?