Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Coolant

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Cooling System / Coolant

Coolant absorbs excessive heat from the engine and transfers it to the air at the radiator. If the coolant level becomes low, the engine overheats and may suffer severe damage. Check the coolant level each day before riding the motorcycle, also carry out the maintenance and adjustments in accordance with the periodic maintenance chart.

Replenish coolant if the level is low.

Change the coolant in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart.

Radiator Hoses
Check the radiator hoses for leakage, cracks or deterioration, and connections for leakage, or looseness each day before riding the motorcycle, and carry out the maintenance and adjustments in ac ...

Information for Coolant
To protect the cooling system (consisting of the aluminum engine and radiator) from rust and corrosion, the use of corrosion and rust inhibitor chemicals in the coolant is essential. If coolant c ...

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ESD Actuator Resistance Inspection
Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove the electronic steering damper unit (see Steering Damper Removal in the Steering chapter). Connect a digitalmeter to the ESD actuator connector [A]. Measure the ESD actuator resistance. ESD Actuator Resistance Connections: BK lead [1] ← ...

Swingarm Bearing, Sleeve Inspection
NOTICE Do not remove the bearings for inspection. Removal may damage them. Inspect the needle bearings [A] and ball bearing installed in the swingarm. The rollers and ball in a bearing normally wear very little, and wear is difficult to measure. Instead of measuring, visually inspec ...

Radiator Inspection
Remove the radiator (see Radiator and Radiator Fan Removal). Check the radiator core. If there are obstructions to air flow, remove them. If the corrugated fins [A] are deformed, carefully straighten them. If the air passages of the radiator core are blocked more than 20% by unremovable ...