Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Brake Hose and Pipe Damage and Installation Condition Inspection

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The high pressure inside the brake line can cause fluid to leak [A] or the hose to burst if the line is not properly maintained.

Bend and twist the rubber hose while examining it.

Torque - Brake Hose Banjo Bolts: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ft·lb)

Brake Hose and Pipe Damage and Installation Condition Inspection


If any brake hose routing is incorrect, run the brake hose according to Cable, Wire, and Hose Routing section in the Appendix chapter.

Brake Fluid Leak (Brake Hose and Pipe) Inspection
For KIBS equipped models, remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Apply the brake lever or pedal and inspect the brake fluid leak from the brake hoses [ ...

Brake Fluid Level Inspection
Check that the brake fluid level in the front brake reservoir [A] is above the lower level line [B]. NOTE Hold the reservoir horizontal by turning the handlebar when checking brake fluid ...

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Brake Disc Wear Inspection
Measure the thickness of each disc [A] at the point where it has worn the most. If the disc has worn past the service limit, replace it. Measuring Area [B] Brake Disc Thickness Standard: Front 5.3 5.7 mm (0.21 0.22 in.) Rear 4.8 5.2 mm (0.19 0.20 in.) Service Limit: Front 5. ...

Alternator Cover Installation
Using a high flash-point solvent, clean off any oil or dirt that may be on the silicone sealant coating area. Dry them with a clean cloth. Apply silicone sealant to the alternator lead grommet and crankcase halves mating surface [A] on the front and rear sides of the cover mount. Sea ...

Battery Ground
Before completing any service on the motorcycle, disconnect the battery cables from the battery to prevent the engine from accidentally turning over. Disconnect the ground cable (–) first and then the positive (+). When completed with the service, first connect the positive (+) cable to the p ...