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:

Intake Air Temperature Sensor Removal
NOTICE Never drop the intake air temperature sensor especially on a hard surface. Such a shock to the sensor can damage it. Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Disconnect the connector [A] from the intake air temperature sensor. Remove the da ...

Valve Installation
NOTICE Do not lap the valve to the valve seat, using the grinding compound. It will come off oxide film treated surface of the valve. Replace the oil seal with a new one. Apply a thin coat of molybdenum disulfide grease to the valve stem before valve installation. Install the springs so ...

Coolant Flow Chart
1. Radiator 2. Radiator Fan 3. Water Pump 4. Oil Cooler 5. Oil Cooler Intake Hose 6. Oil Cooler Outlet Hose 7. Cylinder Jacket 8. Cylinder Head Jacket 9. Thermostat Housing 10. Air Bleeder Hose 11. Radiator Cap 12. Radiator Overflow Hose 13. Reserve Tank 14. Reserve Tank Overflow Ho ...