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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City Light (LED) Removal/Installation
Remove: Upper Fairing Assembly (see Upper Faring Assembly Removal in the Frame chapter) Headlight (see Headlight Removal) Remove the screws [A], and take the city light [B] off the upper fairing assembly. Installation is the reverse of removal. Note the following. When inst ...

Wear Inspection
Remove the left front footpeg bracket bolts. A. Front Footpeg Bracket B. Bolts Remove the bolts and chain cover. A. Bolts B. Chain Cover Stretch the chain taut either by using the chain adjusters, or by hanging a 10 kg (22 lb) weight on the chain. Measure the lengt ...

Oil Level Inspection
Check that the engine oil level is between the upper [A] and lower [B] levels in the gauge. NOTE Situate the motorcycle so that it is perpendicular to the ground. If the motorcycle has just been used, wait several minutes for all the oil to drain down. If the oil has just been changed, ...