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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Other materials:

Air Cleaner Housing Removal
Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal). Disconnect the secondary fuel hose [A] from the delivery pipe of the nozzle assy [B] (see Fuel Hose Replacement in the Periodic Maintenance chapter). Disconnect the secondary fuel injector connectors [C]. Free the lead from the grooves [D]. ...

Rider’s Seat Removal
Remove the bolts and seat cover. A. Bolts B. Seat Cover Remove the mounting bolts and pull off the seat upward. A. Mounting Bolts B. Rider’s Seat ...

Tie-Rod and Rocker Arm Bearing Removal
Remove: Tie-Rod (see Tie-Rod Removal) Rocker Arms (see Rocker Arm Removal) Swingarm (see Swingarm Removal) Sleeves [A] Oil Seals [B] Remove the needle bearings [C], using the bearing remover head and bearing remover shaft. Special Tools - Bearing Remover Head, 15 × 17: ...