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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Special Tools and Sealant
Hand Tester: 57001-1394 Flywheel Puller Assembly, M38 × 1.5/M35 × 1.5: 57001-1405 Peak Voltage Adapter: 57001-1415 Lead Wire - Peak Voltage Adapter: 57001-1449 Key Registration Unit: 57001-1582 Grip: 57001-1591 Flywheel & Pulley Holder: 57001-1605 Rotor Holder: ...

Valve Clearance
Valve and valve seat wear decreases valve clearance, upsetting valve timing. NOTICE If valve clearance is left unadjusted, wear will eventually cause the valves to remain partly open; which lowers performance, burns the valves and valve seats, and may cause serious engine damage. Valve cle ...

ECU Removal
NOTICE Never drop the ECU especially on a hard surface. Such a shock to the ECU can damage it. Remove the upper air cleaner housing (see Air Cleaner Element Replacement in the Periodic Maintenance chapter). Lift up the ECU [A] with rubber protector [B] to disconnect the connectors [C]. ...