Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Brake Fluid Level Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Periodic Maintenance / Periodic Maintenance Procedures / Brakes / Brake Fluid Level Inspection

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


Brake Hose and Pipe Damage and Installation Condition Inspection
Inspect the brake hoses, pipes and fittings for deterioration, cracks and signs of leakage. The high pressure inside the brake line can cause fluid to leak [A] or the hose to burst if the lin ...

Brake Pad Wear Inspection
Remove the brake pads (see Front/Rear Brake Pad Removal in the Brakes chapter). Check the lining thickness [A] of the pads in each caliper. If the lining thickness of either pad is less ...

Other materials:

Evaporative Emission Control System Inspection (CAL and SEA-B1 Models)
Inspect the canister as follows. Remove the upper fairing assembly (see Upper Fairing Assembly Removal in the Frame chapter). Remove the canister [A]. Visually inspect the canister for cracks or other damage. If the canister has any cracks or bad damage, replace it with a new one. NO ...

Stem, Stem Bearing Removal
Remove: Upper Fairing Assembly (see Upper Fairing Assembly Removal in the Frame chapter) Front Fender (see Front Fender Removal in the Frame chapter) Front Wheel (see Front Wheel Removal in the Wheels/Tires chapter) Steering Stem Head with Handlebars (see Handlebar Removal) Fron ...

Tie-Rod and Rocker Arm Bearing Installation
Replace the needle bearings [A] and oil seals with new ones. Apply plenty of grease to the lips of the oil seals. Install the needle bearings and oil seals position as shown in the figure. Screw the needle bearing driver into the driver holder. Insert the needle bearing driver into th ...