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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Rear Wheel Rotation Sensor Removal
NOTICE The wheel rotation sensor should be handled carefully, never struck sharply, as with a hammer, or allowed to fall on a hard surface since the wheel rotation sensor is precision made. Be careful not to get water or mud on the wheel rotation sensor. Do not try to disassemble or repair t ...

Water Temperature Sensor Inspection
Remove the water temperature sensor (see Water Temperature Sensor Removal/Installation in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Suspend the sensor [A] in a container of coolant so that the temperature-sensing projection [C] is submerged. Suspend an accurate thermometer [B] with temperature ...

Balancer Assemble
Apply molybdenum disulfide oil solution to the ribs of the balancer [A]. Apply molybdenum disulfide oil solution to the ribs of the balancer gear [A]. Check that the rubber dampers [B] are in place. Face the linked portion [C] to the bottom. Assemble the balancer weight ...