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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Engine Installation
Apply molybdenum disulfide grease to the threads of the adjusting collars [A]. Install the adjusting collars to crankcase backside until end of the threads. Install the adjusting collar [A] to the frame until end of the threads. Replace the engine mounting nuts with ne ...

Rear Sprocket Removal
Remove the rear wheel (see Rear Wheel Removal in the Wheels/Tires chapter). NOTICE Do not lay the wheel on the ground with the disc facing down. This can damage or warp the disc. Place blocks under the wheel so that the disc does not touch the ground. Remove: Rear Sprocket Nu ...

Battery Charging
Remove the battery from the motorcycle (see Battery Removal). Attach the leads from the charger and charge the battery at a rate (amperage x hours) that is indicated on the battery. If it is not possible to read the rate, charge the battery at an amperage that is about 1/10th of the ...