Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Brake Fluid

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Brakes / Brake Fluid

In accordance with the PeriodicMaintenance Chart, inspect the brake fluid level in both the front and rear brake fluid reservoirs and change the brake fluid. The brake fluid should also be changed if it becomes contaminated with dirt or water.

Brakes
Brake Wear Inspection Inspect the brakes for wear. For each front and rear disc brake caliper, if the thickness of either pad is less than 1 mm (0.04 in.), replace both pads in the caliper as a s ...

Fluid Requirement
Use heavy-duty brake fluid only from a container marked DOT4. NOTICE Do not spill brake fluid onto any painted surface. Do not use fluid from a container that has been left open or that has b ...

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Balancer Installation
Position the crankshaft at #2, 3 positions TDC or at #1, 4 positions TDC. Install the balancer assembly as follows. Align the punch mark [A] on the weight and the projection [B] on the crankcase. Engage the balancer gear and the crankshaft gear. Insert the balancer shaft until it is bot ...

Radiator Hose and Pipe Inspection (coolant leak, damage, installation condition)
The high pressure inside the radiator hose can cause coolant to leak [A] or the hose to burst if the line is not properly maintained. Visually inspect the hoses for signs of deterioration. Squeeze the hoses. A hose should not be hard and brittle, nor should it be soft or swollen. Repl ...

Troubleshooting guide
Engine Does Not Start Starter Motor Won’t Turn Engine stop switch off Transmission not in neutral Fuse blown Battery leads do not make good electrical contact with battery terminals Battery discharged Engine Cranks, But Won’t Start No fuel in tank Fuel line clogged Fuel ...