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:

Engine Vacuum Synchronization Inspection
NOTE These procedures are explained on the assumption that the intake and exhaust systems of the engine are in good condition. Situate the motorcycle so that it is vertical. Remove: Fuel Tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) Air Cleaner Housing (see Air Cleaner ...

Hub Bearing Installation
Before installing the hub bearings, blow any dirt or foreign particles out of the hub with compressed air to prevent contamination of the bearings. Replace the bearings with new ones. Install the bearings by using the bearing driver set which does not contact the bearing inner race. ...

Swingarm Installation
Visually inspect the chain guide [A]. Replace the chain guide if it shows any signs of abnormal wear or damage. Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of the chain guide bolt [B]. Apply plenty of grease to the lip of the oil seals [A]. Be sure to install the oil seals ...