Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Fuel Type

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Use clean, fresh unleaded gasoline with a minimum Antiknock Index of 90.

The Antiknock Index is posted on service station pumps. The octane rating of a gasoline is a measure of its resistance to detonation or “knocking.” The Antiknock Index is an average of the Research Octane Number (RON) and the Motor Octane Number (MON) as shown in the table.


NOTICE

Use minimum of 90 octane gasoline only to prevent severe engine damage.

NOTICE

If engine “knocking” or “pinging” occurs, use a different brand of gasoline of a higher octane rating. If this condition is allowed to continue it can lead to severe engine damage.

Gasoline quality is important.

Fuels of low quality or not meeting standard industry specifications may result in unsatisfactory performance. Operating problems that result from the use of poor quality or nonrecommended fuel may not be covered under your warranty.

Fuel Tank
The following octane rating gasoline is recommended for the fuel tank. Avoid filling the tank in the rain or where heavy dust is blowing so that the fuel does not get contaminated. A. Tank ...

Fuels Containing Oxygenates
Gasoline frequently contains oxygenates (alcohols and ethers) especially in areas of the U.S. and Canada which are required to sell such reformulated fuels as part of a strategy to reduce exhaust ...

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Rear Shock Absorber Inspection
Remove the rear shock absorber (see Rear Shock Absorber Removal). Visually inspect the following items. Smooth Stroke Oil Leakage Crack or Dent If there is any damage to the rear shock absorber, replace it. Visually inspect the rubber bushing [A]. If it show any signs o ...

Torque and Locking Agent
The following tables list the tightening torque for the major fasteners requiring use of a non-permanent locking agent or silicone sealant etc. Letters used in the “Remarks” column mean: AL: Tighten the two clamp bolts alternately two times to ensure even tightening torque. G: Apply ...

Water Pump Impeller Disassembly/Assembly
Remove the water pump impeller (see Oil Pump Removal in the Engine Lubrication System chapter). The sealing seat and rubber seal may be removed easily by hand. Apply coolant around the surfaces of the rubber seal and sealing seat. Install the rubber seal [A] and sealing seat [B] into ...