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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KIBS Hydraulic Unit Inspection
Remove the KIBS hydraulic unit (see KIBS Hydraulic Unit Removal). Visually inspect the connector terminals [A]. Replace the KIBS hydraulic unit or main harness if either of the terminals are cracked, bent, or otherwise damaged. If the KIBS hydraulic unit connector is clogged with mud or ...

System Components
1. KIBS ECU With input from the front and rear wheel sensors and front caliper hydraulic pressure, the KIBS ECU analyzes various conditions on the motorcycle, and with additional information from the FI ECU (engine speed, throttle position, gear position, and clutch actuation) precisely control ...

Torque Limiter Removal
Remove: Starter Motor (see Starter Motor Removal in the Electrical System chapter) Throttle Body Assy Holder [A] Breather Hose [B] Roll up the heat insulation rubber plate [C]. Remove: Torque Limiter Cover Bolts [A] Torque Limiter Cover [B] Remove: Torque Limit ...