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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Fuse Inspection
Remove the fuse. Inspect the fuse element. If it is blown out, replace the fuse. Before replacing a blown fuse, always check the amperage in the affected circuit. If the amperage is equal to or greater than the fuse rating, check the wiring and related components for a short circuit. ...

Steering Damper Installation
Install the following parts as shown in the figure. Collar [A] Washer (t = 3.5 mm, 0.14 in.) [B] Steering Damper [C] ( ZX1000JC/KC) Electronic Steering Damper [D] (ZX1000JD/KD) Washer (t = 1.2 mm, 0.05 in.) [E] Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of the steering ...

Seat Cover Removal
Remove: Rear Seat (see Rear Seat Removal) Remove the bolts [A]. Remove the upper seat cover backward [B] to clear the hook portions. Remove: Front Seat (see Front Seat Removal) Quick Rivets [A] Bolts [B] Seat Covers [C] ...