Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Coolant Level Inspection

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NOTE

Check the level when the engine is cold (room or ambient temperature).

Coolant Level Inspection


Check the coolant level in the reserve tank [A] with the motorcycle held perpendicular (Do not use the sidestand).

If the coolant level is lower than the “L” level line [B], remove the upper fairing assembly (see Upper Fairing Assembly Removal in the Frame chapter), and then unscrew the reserve tank cap and add coolant to the “F” level line [C].

“L”: Low

“F”: Full

NOTICE

For refilling, add the specified mixture of coolant and soft water. Adding water alone dilutes the coolant and degrades its anticorrosion properties.

The diluted coolant can attack the aluminum engine parts. In an emergency, soft water alone can be added. But the diluted coolant must be returned to the correct mixture ratio within a few days.

If coolant must be added often or the reservoir tank has run completely dry, there is probably leakage in the cooling system. Check the system for leaks.

Coolant ruins painted surfaces. Immediately wash away any coolant that spills on the frame, engine, wheels or other painted parts.

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