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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Oil Pressure Measurement
Remove: Right Lower Fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter) Oil Passage Plug [A] Attach the adapter [A] and gauge [B] to the plug hole. Special Tools - Oil Pressure Gauge, 10 kgf/cm²: 57001-164 Oil Pressure Gauge Adapter, PT3/8: 57001 -1233 ...

Wheel Rotation Sensor Rotor Inspection
Remove: Wheels (see Front/Rear Wheel Removal in the Wheels/Tires chapter) Brake Disc Mounting Bolts [A] Sensor Rotor [B] Front Wheel [C] Rear Wheel [D] Visually inspect the wheel rotation sensor rotor. If the rotor is deformed or damaged (chipped teeth [A]), replace the ...

Upper Fairing Assembly Removal
Remove: Lower Fairings (see Lower Fairing Removal) Center Inner Fairing (see Center Inner Fairing Removal) Upper Inner Fairings (see Upper Inner Fairing Removal) Windshield (see Windshield Removal) Disconnect the front turn signal light lead connector [A] (both sides). Remove the bo ...