Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Brake Fluid Change

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Periodic Maintenance / Periodic Maintenance Procedures / Replacement Parts / Brake Fluid Change

NOTE

The procedure to change the front brake fluid is as follows.

Changing the rear brake fluid is the same as for the front brake.

Brake Fluid Change


Level the brake fluid reservoir.

Brake Fluid Change


Brake Fluid Change


Repeat this operation until fresh brake fluid comes out from the plastic hose or the color of the fluid changes.

1. Open the bleed valve [A].

2. Apply the brake and hold it [B].

3. Close the bleed valve [C].

4. Release the brake [D].

NOTE

Remove the clear plastic hose.

Install the diaphragm and reservoir cap.

Follow the procedure below to install the front/rear brake fluid reservoir cap correctly.

Brake Fluid Change


Torque - Front Brake Reservoir Cap Stopper Screw: 1.2 N·m (0.12 kgf·m, 11 in·lb)

Torque - Bleed Valves: 7.8 N·m (0.80 kgf·m, 69 in·lb)

If necessary, bleed the air from the lines.

Brake Hose and Pipe Replacement
NOTICE Brake fluid quickly ruins painted plastic surfaces; any spilled fluid should be completely washed away immediately. Remove: Upper Fairing Assembly (see Upper Fairing Assembly Removal ...

Master Cylinder Rubber Parts Replacement
Front Master Cylinder Disassembly Remove the front master cylinder (see Front Master Cylinder Removal in the Brakes chapter). Remove the seal cover [A], circlip [B], connector [C] and O-ring ...

Other materials:

Crankshaft Removal
Split the crankcase (see Crankcase Splitting). Remove: Connecting Rod Big End Nuts [A] Connecting Rod Big End Caps [B] NOTE Mark and record the locations of the connecting rods and their big end caps so that they can be reassembled in their original positions. Remove the crank ...

High Speed Compression Damping Adjustment
Turn the high speed compression damping force adjuster clockwise to increase damping force or counterclockwise to decrease it. NOTICE Do not turn the compression damping force adjuster beyond the fully seated position or the adjusting mechanism may be damaged. A. Compression Da ...

Vehicle-down Sensor Installation
Be sure to install the rubber dampers [A] and collars [B] on the bracket. The UP mark [A] of the sensor should face upward. WARNINGIncorrect installation of the vehicle-down sensor could cause sudden loss of engine power. The rider could lose balance during certain ...