Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Cooling System Flushing

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Cooling System / Coolant / Cooling System Flushing

Over a period of time, the cooling system accumulates rust, scale, and lime in the water jacket and radiator. When this accumulation is suspected or observed, flush the cooling system. If this accumulation is not removed, it will clog up the water passage and considerable reduce the efficiency of the cooling system.

NOTICE

Do not use a flushing compound which is harmful to the aluminum engine and radiator. Carefully follow the instructions supplied by the manufacturer of the cleaning product.

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 ...

Coolant Reserve Tank Removal
Remove: Upper Fairing Assembly (see Upper Fairing Assembly Removal in the Frame chapter) Bolt [A] Cap [B] Pour the coolant into a container. Remove: Radiator Overflow Hose [C] (Discon ...

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Stem, Stem Bearing Installation
Replace the bearing outer races with new ones. Drive them into the head pipe at the same time. Special Tools - Head Pipe Outer Race Press Shaft [A]: 57001-1075 Head Pipe Outer Race Driver, 55 [B]: 57001 -1446 or Bearing Driver Set: 57001-1129 Apply grease to the outer races. ...

Inquiries to Rider
Each rider reacts to problems in different ways, so it is important to confirm what kind of condition the rider is dissatisfied with. Try to find out exactly what problem occurs under exactly what conditions by asking the rider; knowing this information may help you reproduce the prob ...

Radiator Fan Relay Inspection
Refer to the Relay Circuit Inspection in the Electrical System chapter If the radiator fan relay is normal, check the wiring for continuity, using the wiring diagram in this section. Special Tool - Hand Tester: 57001-1394 If the wiring is good, check the ECU for its ground and power supp ...