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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Meter Operation Inspection
Check 1-1: Switching Inspection Turn the ignition switch to ON and check the following. The all LCD segments [A] appear for 3 seconds. The warning indicator light (Red LED) [B] goes on for 3 seconds and then goes off in a moment after that goes off. The warning indicator light (Yellow LED ...

Meter Unit Removal/Installation
Remove the upper fairing assembly (see Upper Fairing Assembly Removal in the Frame chapter) Remove the bolt [A] (other than US, CA and CALmodels). Slide back the dust cover and disconnect the meter unit connector [B]. Remove: Bolts [A] Nut [B] (other than US, CA and CAL mode ...

Handlebar Installation
Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of the handlebar positioning bolts and tighten them. Torque - Handlebar Positioning Bolts: 9.8 N·m (1.0 kgf·m, 87 in·lb) Install the steering stem head with handlebars. Install the washer [A] and steering stem head nut [B]. Tighten: ...