Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Coolant Change

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Periodic Maintenance / Periodic Maintenance Procedures / Replacement Parts / Coolant Change

WARNING

Coolant can be extremely hot and cause severe burns, is toxic and very slippery. Do not remove the radiator cap or attempt to change the coolant when the engine is hot; allow it cool completely.

Immediately wipe any spilled coolant from tires, frame, engine or other painted parts. Do not ingest coolant.

Remove the radiator cap in two steps. First turn the cap counterclockwise to the first stop. Then push and turn it further in the same direction and remove the cap.

Coolant Change


Coolant Change


Torque - Coolant Drain Bolt (Water Pump): 9.8 N·m (1.0 kgf·m, 87 in·lb)

Coolant Change


Coolant Change


NOTE

Pour in the coolant slowly so that it can expel the air from the engine and radiator.

NOTICE

Soft or distilled water must be used with the antifreeze (see below for antifreeze) in the cooling system.

If hard water is used in the system, it causes scales accumulation in the water passages, and considerably reduces the efficiency of the cooling system.

Water and Coolant Mixture Ratio (Recommended)

Soft Water: 50%

Coolant: 50%

Freezing Point: –35°C (–31°F)

Total Amount: 2.6 L (2.7 US qt)

NOTE

Choose a suitable mixture ratio by referring to the coolant manufacturer’s directions.

Start the engine with the radiator cap removed and run it until no more air bubbles [A] can be seen in the coolant.

Tap the radiator hoses to force any air bubbles caught inside.

Stop the engine and add coolant up to the radiator filler neck.

If the coolant level is lower than the “L” level line, add coolant to the “F” level line (see Coolant Level Inspection).

Coolant Change


NOTICE

Do not add more coolant above the “F” level line.

Fuel Hose Replacement
Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). WARNINGFuel is flammable and explosive under certain conditions and can cause severe burns. Be prep ...

Radiator Hose and O-ring Replacement
Drain the coolant (see Coolant Change). Remove: Upper Fairing Assembly (see Upper Fairing Assembly Removal in the Frame chapter) Thermostat Housing [A] (see Thermostat Removal in the Cool ...

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Dimmer Switch
High or low beam can be selected with the dimmer switch. When the headlight is on high beam ( ), the high beam indicator light goes on. High beam.......( ) Low beam.......( ) NOTE When the headlight is on high beam, both headlights go on. When the headlight is on low beam, only one headl ...

Bolts, Nuts and Fasteners Tightness Inspection
Check the tightness of the bolts and nuts listed here. Also, check to see that each cotter pin is in place and in good condition. NOTE For the engine fasteners, check the tightness of them when the engine is cold (at room temperature). If there are loose fasteners, retighten them to ...

Engine Oil Change
Situate the motorcycle so that it is vertical after warming up the engine. Remove the engine oil drain bolt [A] to drain the oil. The oil in the oil filter can be drained by removing the filter (see Oil Filter Replacement). Replace the drain bolt gasket [B] with a new one. Tighten t ...