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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Sidestand Removal
Raise the rear wheel off the ground with the stand [A]. Remove: Sidestand Switch Bolt [A] Sidestand Switch [B] Remove: Spring [A] Sidestand Nut [B] Sidestand Bolt [C] Sidestand [D] ...

Cylinder (Upper Crankcase) Wear Inspection
Split the crankcase (see Crankcase Splitting). Remove the pistons (see Piston Removal). Assemble the cylinder (upper crankcase) [A], the cylinder head [B] and the cylinder head gasket [C]. Tighten the cylinder head bolts (see Cylinder Head Installation in the Engine Top End chapter). ...

Brake Disc Warp Inspection
Raise the wheel off the ground with the jack. Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608 For front disc inspection, turn the handlebar fully to one side. Set up a dial gauge against the disc [A] as shown in the figure and measure disc runout, while turning [B] the ...