Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Battery Maintenance

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Battery / 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 the battery voltage weekly using a voltmeter. If it drops below 12.8 volts, the battery should be charged using an appropriate charger (check with your Kawasaki dealer).

If you will not be using the motorcycle for longer than two weeks, the battery should be charged using an appropriate charger. Do not use an automotive- type quick charger that may overcharge the battery and damage it.

NOTE

Leaving the battery connected causes the electrical components (clock etc) to make the battery discharged, resulting the over discharge of the battery. In this case, the repair or replacement of the battery is not included in the warranty. If you do not drive for four weeks or more, disconnect the battery from the vehicle.

Kawasaki-recommended chargers are:

Battery Mate 150-9

OptiMate 4

Yuasa MB-2040/2060

Christie C10122S

If the above chargers are not available, use equivalent one.

For more details, ask your Kawasaki dealer.

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