Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Battery Sulfation

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

A common cause of battery failure is sulfation.

Sulfation occurs when the battery is left in a discharged condition for an extended time. Sulfate is a normal by product of the chemical reactions within a battery. But when continuous discharge allows the sulfate to crystallize in the cells, the battery plates become permanently damaged and will not hold a charge. Battery failure due to sulfation is not warrantable.

Battery
The battery installed in this motorcycle is a sealed type, so it is not necessary to check the battery electrolyte level or add distilled water. The sealing strip should not be pulled off once ...

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 ...

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Clock
To adjust hours and minutes, do the followings while the motorcycle is at a stop. Turn the ignition switch to “ON”. Display the odometer in the multifunction display. Refer to the “Multifunction Display” item in this section. Push the lower button for more than 2 seconds. Bot ...

Engine Sprocket Removal
Remove: Engine Sprocket Cover Bolts [A] Engine Sprocket Cover [B] Flatten out the bended washer [A]. Remove the engine sprocket nut [B] and washer. NOTE When loosening the engine sprocket nut, hold the rear brake on. Raise the rear wheel off the ground with the stand. ...

Brake Disc Wear Inspection
Measure the thickness of each disc [A] at the point where it has worn the most. If the disc has worn past the service limit, replace it. Measuring Area [B] Brake Disc Thickness Standard: Front 5.3 5.7 mm (0.21 0.22 in.) Rear 4.8 5.2 mm (0.19 0.20 in.) Service Limit: Front 5. ...