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

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Periodic Maintenance / Periodic Maintenance Procedures / Brakes / Brake Hose and Pipe Damage and Installation Condition Inspection

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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Subthrottle Sensor Input Voltage Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove the air cleaner housing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) Disconnect the subthrottle sensor connector and connect the harness adapter [A] between these connectors. Spec ...

Spring Preload Adjustment
Remove the rear shock absorber from the frame (see Rear Shock Absorber Removal). Loosen the locknut and turn out the adjusting nut to free the spring. Special Tools - Hook Wrench T=3.2 R37: 57001-1539 Hook Wrench R=35: 57001-1580 To adjust the spring preload, turn in the adjusting n ...

Drive Chain Slack Inspection
Refer to the Drive Chain Slack Inspection in the Periodic Maintenance chapter. Drive Chain Slack Adjustment Refer to the Drive Chain Slack Adjustment in the Periodic Maintenance chapter. Wheel Alignment Inspection/Adjustment Refer to the Wheel Alignment Inspection in the Periodic Maintenance ...