Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: General Precautions

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Cleaning Your Motorcycle / General Precautions

Frequent and proper care of your Kawasaki motorcycle will enhance its appearance, optimize overall performance, and extend its useful life.

Covering your motorcycle with a high quality, breathable motorcycle cover will help protect its finish from harmful UV rays, pollutants, and reduce the amount of dust reaching its surfaces.

WARNING

Build-up of debris or flammable material in and around the vehicle chassis, engine, and exhaust can cause mechanical problems and increase the risk of fire.

When operating the vehicle in conditions that allow debris or flammable material to collect in and around the vehicle, inspect the engine, electrical component and exhaust areas frequently. If debris or flammable materials have collected, park the vehicle outside and stop the engine.

Allow the engine to cool, then remove any collected debris. Do not park or store the vehicle in an enclosed space prior to inspecting for build-up of debris or flammable materials.

Cleaning Your Motorcycle
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Washing Your Motorcycle
Rinse your bike with cold water from a garden hose to remove any loose dirt. Mix a mild neutral detergent (designed for motorcycles or automobiles) and water in a bucket. Use a soft clo ...

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Starter Motor Disassembly
Remove the starter motor (see Starter Motor Removal). Take off the starter motor through bolts [A] and remove the both end covers [B]. Pull out the armature [A] out of the yoke [B]. NOTE Do not remove the circlip [C] from the shaft. Remove the starter motor terminal lock ...

Front Fender Removal
Remove: Bolts [A] with Washers (Both Sides) Reflectors (Both Sides, US, CA, CAL and AU Models) Front Fender [B] Take the brake hose off the clamp [C] (both sides). Front Fender Installation Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the front fender mounting bolts. Tighten: ...

Oil Pump Installation
Install the outer rotor [A] into the crankcase. Assemble: Oil (Water) Pump Shaft [B] Pin [C] Inner Rotor [D] To prevent dropping, apply grease to the pin. Install the inner rotor assembly into the crankcase. Fit the slot [E] onto the projection [F]. Replace the O-ring [A ...