Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Jump starting

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / How to ride the motorcycle / Jump starting

If your motorcycle battery is “run down”, it should be removed and charged. If this is not practical, a 12 volt booster battery and jumper cables may be used to start the engine.

DANGER

Battery acid generates hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive under certain conditions.

It is present within a battery at all times, even in a discharged condition. Keep all flames and sparks (cigarettes) away from the battery. Wear eye protection when working with a battery. In the event of battery acid contact with skin, eyes, or clothing, wash the affected areas immediately with water for at least 5 minutes. Seek medical attention.

Connecting Jumper Cables

Connecting Jumper Cables


A. From Booster Battery Positive (+) Terminal

B. Swingarm Pivot

C. From Booster Battery Negative (–) Terminal

DANGER

Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can cause burns and produce hydrogen gas which is highly explosive. Do not make this last connection at the fuel system or battery. Take care not to touch the positive and negative cables together, and do not lean over the battery when making this last connection. Do not connect to a frozen battery. It could explode. Do not reverse polarity by connecting positive (+) to negative (–), or a battery explosion and serious damage to the electrical system may occur.

NOTICE

Do not operate the starter continuously for more than 5 seconds or the starter will overheat and the battery power will drop temporarily. Wait 15 seconds between each operation of the starter to let it cool and the battery power recover.

Starting the Engine
Check that the engine stop switch is in the position. A. Engine Stop Switch B. Starter Button Turn the ignition key to “ON”. Make sure the transmission is in neutral. A. Neut ...

Moving Off
Check that the side stand is up. Pull in the clutch lever. Shift into 1st gear. Open the throttle a little, and start to let out the clutch lever very slowly. As the clutch starts to enga ...

Other materials:

Footpeg
Footpeg Height Adjustment The front footpeg can be adjusted within 2 positions in height to suit the rider’s preference. Footpeg [A] Bolts [B] Bolt Holes [C] Footpeg Position 1 [D] Footpeg Position 2 [E] Remove the bolts [A]. Adjust the footpeg height. NOTE In ...

Meter Unit Inspection
Remove the meter unit (see Meter Unit Removal). [1] Battery (+) [2] Fuel Reserve Switch [3] Ground (–) [4] Unused [5] Right Turn Signal Indicator Light (LED) (+) [6] Left Turn Signal Indicator Light (LED) (+) [7] High Beam Indicator Light (LED) (+) [8] Neutral Indicator Light (LED) ( ...

Parking
WARNINGOperating or parking the vehicle near flammable materials can cause a fire, and can result in property damage or severe personal injury. Do not idle or park your vehicle in an area where tall or dry vegetation, or other flammable materials could come into cont ...