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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Vehicle-down Sensor Installation
Be sure to install the rubber dampers [A] and collars [B] on the bracket. The UP mark [A] of the sensor should face upward. WARNINGIncorrect installation of the vehicle-down sensor could cause sudden loss of engine power. The rider could lose balance during certain ...

Shifting Gears
Close the throttle while pulling in the clutch lever. Shift into the next higher or lower gear. Open the throttle part way, while releasing the clutch lever. For smooth riding, each gear position should cover the proper rate of speed shown in the table. WARNINGDownshifti ...

Fuel Pump Removal
WARNINGGasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under certain conditions, creating the potential for serious burns. Make sure the area is well-ventilated and free from any source of flame or sparks; this includes any appliance with a pilot light. Do not smoke. T ...