Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Battery Charging

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Battery / Battery Charging

NOTICE

Never remove the sealing strip, or the battery can be damaged.

Do not install a conventional battery in this motorcycle, or the electrical system cannot work properly.


NOTE

If you charge the sealed battery, never fail to observe the instructions shown in the label on the battery.

WARNING

Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

Battery Maintenance
It is the owner’s responsibility to keep the battery fully charged. Failure to do so can lead to battery failure and leave you stranded. If you are riding your vehicle infrequently, inspect t ...

Battery Removal
Remove the rider’s seat (see Seats section in the GENERAL INFORMATION chapter). Turn the ignition switch to “OFF” and disconnect the (–) cable from the battery. Remove the red cap ...

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Brake Light Switch Operation Inspection
Turn the ignition switch to ON. The brake light (LED) [A] should go on when the brake lever is applied or after the brake pedal is depressed about 10 mm (0.39 in.). If it does not, adjust the brake light switch. Remove the front footpeg bracket (see Brake Pedal Removal in the B ...

Sidestand Installation
Replace the sidestand nut [A] with a new one. Apply grease to the sliding areas [B]. Tighten the sidestand bolt [C] first, and then the sidestand nut. Torque - Sidestand Bolt: 44 N·m (4.5 kgf·m, 32 ft·lb) Sidestand Nut: 29 N·m (3.0 kgf·m, 21 ft·lb) Install the spring [D] as sh ...

Water Pump Inspection
Remove the left lower fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Check the drainage outlet passage [A] at the bottom of the water pump body for coolant leaks. If the mechanical seal is damaged, the coolant leaks through the seal and drains through the passage. Replace th ...