Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: General Precautions

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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 ...

Other materials:

Fuel Injector Fuel Line Inspection
Remove: Fuel Tank (see Fuel Tank Removal) Air Cleaner Housing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal) Disconnect: Primary and Secondary Fuel Hoses (see Fuel Hose Replacement in the Periodic Maintenance chapter) Do not remove the nozzle assy from the air cleaner housing. Be sure to pla ...

Air Cleaner Housing Installation
For ZX1000JD/KD, be sure to install the pad [A]. Install the clamp bolt heads [A] inside as shown in the figure. Install the air cleaner housing on the throttle body assy. Push in the ducts [B] touch the stoppers [C] of the throttle body. Be sure the hoses are routed correctly ...

Rear Shock Absorber Scrapping
WARNINGPressurized nitrogen may explode when heated. The rear shock contains nitrogen gas. To avoid an explosion, do not incinerate the shock body without first releasing the nitrogen and removing the shraeder valve. Remove the rear shock absorber (see Rear Shock Ab ...