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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CAN Communication (Transmission)/CAN Bus OFF Monitor Inspection (Service Code b 57) CAN Communication (Reception) Monitor Inspection (Service Code b 58)
Remove: Seat (see Seat Removal in the Frame chapter) Immobilizer (Equipped Models)/Kawasaki Diagnostic System Connector Cap [A] Measure the CAN communication line resistance. Immobilizer (Equipped Models)/Kawasaki Diagnostic System Connector [A] GY/BL Terminal [B] LB Ter ...

Check 3-1: CAN Communication Line Resistance Inspection
Set the hand tester [A] to the ×1 Ω range and connect it to the terminal [11] and [12] in the meter unit. Special Tool - Hand Tester: 57001-1394 CAN Communication Line Resistance (at Meter Unit) Standard: 122 126 Ω If the tester reading is not specified, replace the meter ...

US, CA and CAL Models
1. Hold the water hose [A]. Insert the tab into the slot. 2. Hold the water hose [B]. Insert the tab into the slot. 3. Water Hose Fitting on Cylinder Head 4. Heat Insulation Rubber Plate 5. Run the crankshaft sensor lead and the oil pressure switch lead into the slot, and hook the slot on ...