Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Brakes

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Brakes

Brake Wear Inspection

Inspect the brakes for wear. For each front and rear disc brake caliper, if the thickness of either pad is less than 1 mm (0.04 in.), replace both pads in the caliper as a set. Pad replacement should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.

Brake Wear Inspection


A. Lining Thickness

B. 1 mm (0.04 in.)

Lubrication
Lubrication is necessary after riding through rain or on wet roads, or any time that the chain appears dry. Use a lubricant for sealed chains to prevent deterioration of chain seals. If the chain ...

Brake Fluid
In accordance with the PeriodicMaintenance Chart, inspect the brake fluid level in both the front and rear brake fluid reservoirs and change the brake fluid. The brake fluid should also be change ...

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Caliper Installation
Install the caliper and brake hose lower end. For the front caliper, be sure to install the collars [A]. Replace the washers on each side of hose fitting with new ones. Touch the brake hoses [A] to the stopper [B] of the caliper. Front Calipers [C] Rear Caliper [D] Tighten: To ...

Solenoid Valve Inspection (Service Code b 13, b 14, b 17, b 18)
The solenoid valve is built in the KIBS Hydraulic Unit [A]. Therefore the solenoid valve cannot be checked directly. Perform the Pre-Diagnosis Inspection 1 and 2 (see Inquiries to Rider in the Brakes chapter). If any of these service codes appears even if all checks are ended, replace t ...

Rear Shock Absorber Removal
Remove: Lower Fairings (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter) Fuel Tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System chapter) Bolts [A] (Both Sides) Foot Guard [B] (Both Sides) Squeeze the brake lever slowly and hold it with a band [A]. WARNINGBe sure to h ...