Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Brake Fluid Level Inspection

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Brake Fluid Level Inspection


NOTE

Hold the reservoir horizontal by turning the handlebar when checking brake fluid level.

If the fluid level is lower than the lower level line, fill the reservoir to the upper level line [C].

Remove the stopper [D].

If the fluid level is lower than the lower level line, fill the reservoir to the upper level line [C].

Brake Fluid Level Inspection


WARNING

Mixing brands and types of brake fluid can reduce the brake system’s effectiveness and cause an accident resulting in injury or death. Do not mix two brands of brake fluid. Change the brake fluid in the brake line completely if the brake fluid must be refilled but the type and brand of the brake fluid that is already in the reservoir are unidentified.

Recommended Disc Brake Fluid

Grade: DOT4

First, tighten the brake fluid reservoir cap [B] clockwise [C] by hand until slight resistance is felt indicating that the cap is seated on the reservoir body, then tighten the cap an additional 1/6 turn [D] while holding the brake fluid reservoir body [A].

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

Recommended Disc Brake Fluid


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