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:

Rocker Arm Removal
Squeeze the brake lever slowly and hold it with a band. Remove the front footpeg bracket bolts. Raise the rear wheel off the ground with the jack (see Rear Shock Absorber Removal). Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608 Remove: Lower Rear Shock Absorber B ...

Air Switching Valve Installation
Install the air switching valve [A] with hose [B] as shown in the figure. Front [C] Left Side View [D] White Paint [E] Air Switching Valve Operation Test Refer to the Air Suction System Damage Inspection in the Periodic Maintenance chapter. Air Switching Valve Unit Test ...

Idle Speed Inspection
Start the engine and warm it up thoroughly. With the engine idling, turn the handlebar to both sides [A]. If handlebar movement changes the idle speed, the throttle cables may be improperly adjusted or incorrectly routed, or damaged. Be sure to correct any of these conditions before rid ...