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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Valve Clearance Adjustment
To change the valve clearance, remove the camshafts (see Camshaft Removal in the Engine Top End chapter) and valve lifters. Replace the shim with one of a different thickness. NOTE Mark and record the locations of the valve lifters and shims so that they can be reinstalled in their ...

Balancer Removal
Remove: Engine (see Engine Removal in the Engine Removal/Installation chapter) Oil Pan (see Oil Pan Removal in the Engine Lubrication System chapter) Remove: Balancer Shaft Clamp Lever Bolt [A] Balancer Shaft Clamp Bolt [B] Balancer Shaft Clamp Lever [C] Balancer Shaft [D] Bal ...

Spring Preload Adjustment
The spring preload adjuster is located at the lower end of each front fork leg and can be adjusted. To increase spring preload and stiffen the suspension, turn the preload adjuster clockwise with a hexagon wrench. To decrease preload and soften the suspension, turn the preload adjust ...