Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Coolant Deterioration Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Cooling System / Coolant / Coolant Deterioration Inspection

If whitish cotton-like wafts are observed, aluminum parts in the cooling system are corroded. If the coolant is brown, iron or steel parts are rusting. In either case, flush the cooling system.

If the coolant gives off an abnormal smell, check for a cooling system leak. It may be caused by exhaust gas leaking into the cooling system.

Coolant Deterioration Inspection


Coolant Level Inspection

Refer to the Coolant Level Inspection in the PeriodicMaintenance chapter.

Coolant Draining

Refer to the Coolant Change in the Periodic Maintenance chapter.

Coolant Filling

Refer to the Coolant Change in the Periodic Maintenance chapter.

Coolant
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Pressure Testing
Remove: Upper Fairing Assembly (see Upper Fairing Assembly Removal in the Frame chapter) Radiator Cap [A] Remove the radiator cap in two steps. First turn the cap counterclockwise to the ...

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Rear Sprocket Warp Inspection
Raise the rear wheel off the ground with the stand so that it will turn freely. Set a dial gauge [A] against the rear sprocket [B] near the teeth as shown in the figure, and rotate [C] the rear wheel to measure the sprocket runout (warp). The difference between the highest and lowest di ...

Keys
This motorcycle has a combination key, which is used for the ignition switch, steering lock, seat lock, and fuel tank cap. Included with the key is a key number, which may be stamped on a separate plate. Record the key number in the space provided and store the number in a safe place. If y ...

Oil Cooler Removal
Remove: Coolant (Drain, see Coolant Change in the Periodic Maintenance chapter) Engine Oil (Drain, see Engine Oil Change in the Periodic Maintenance chapter) Lower Fairings (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter) Water Hose Ends [A] (Disconnect) Remove: Oil Cool ...