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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Drive Chain Lubrication Condition Inspection
If a special lubricant is not available, a heavy oil such as SAE 90 is preferred to a lighter oil because it will stay on the chain longer and provide better lubrication. If the chain appears especially dirty, clean it before lubrication. NOTICE The O-rings between the side plates seal ...

Water Pump Impeller Disassembly/Assembly
Remove the water pump impeller (see Oil Pump Removal in the Engine Lubrication System chapter). The sealing seat and rubber seal may be removed easily by hand. Apply coolant around the surfaces of the rubber seal and sealing seat. Install the rubber seal [A] and sealing seat [B] into ...

Starter Motor Installation
NOTICE Do not tap the starter motor shaft or body. Tapping the shaft or body could damage the motor. Clean the starter motor legs [A] and crankcase where the starter motor is ground. Replace the O-ring [A] with a new one. Apply grease to the new O-ring. Tighten: Torque - Starter ...