Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Break-in

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Break-in

The first 1 600 km (1 000 mi) that the motorcycle is ridden is designated as the break-in period. If the motorcycle is not used carefully during this period, you may very well end up with a “broken down” instead of a “broken in” motorcycle after a few thousand kilometers.

The following rules should be observed during the break-in period.

NOTE

When operating on public roadways, keep maximum speed under traffic low limits.

WARNING

New tires are slippery and may cause loss of control and injury.

A break-in period of 160 km (100 miles) is necessary to establish normal tire traction. During break-in, avoid sudden and maximum braking and acceleration, and hard cornering.

In addition to the above, at 1 000 km (600 mi) it is extremely important that the owner has the initial maintenance service performed by a competent mechanic following the procedures in the Service Manual.

Front Footpeg Position
The right and left front footpegs can be selected to one of two positions to suit the front preferences. Have the front footpeg positions changed by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Bolts B ...

How to ride the motorcycle
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Front Seat Installation
Installation is the reverse of removal. Note the following. Check that the dampers [A] are in place on the front seat. Install the collars [B] as shown in the figure. Place the seat hooks [A] under the fuel tank bracket [B]. ...

Air Suction System Damage Inspection
Separate the air switching valve hose [A] from the lower air cleaner housing [B] (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Connect the following parts temporarily. Fuel Pump Lead Connector [A] Extension Tube [B] Air Cleaner Housing (see Air Cleaner Hou ...

Idle Speed Inspection
Start the engine and warm it up thoroughly. With the engine idling, turn the handlebar to both sides [A]. If handlebar movement changes the idle speed, the throttle cables may be improperly adjusted or incorrectly routed, or damaged. Be sure to correct any of these conditions before rid ...