Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Leather, Vinyl, and Rubber

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Cleaning Your Motorcycle / Leather, Vinyl, and Rubber

If your motorcycle has leather accessories, special care must be taken.

Use a leather cleaner/treatment to clean and care for leather accessories.

Washing leather parts with detergent and water will damage them, shortening their life.

Vinyl parts should be washed with the rest of themotorcycle, then treated with a vinyl treatment.

The sidewalls of tires and other rubber components should be treated with a rubber protectant to help prolong their useful life.

WARNING

Rubber protectants can be slippery and, if used on the tread area, cause loss of traction resulting in accident causing injury or death. Do not apply rubber protectant to any tread area.

Chrome and Aluminum
Chrome and uncoated aluminum parts can be treated with a chrome/aluminum polish. Coated aluminum should be washed with a mild neutral detergent and finished with a spray polish. Aluminum wheels, ...

Bolt and Nut Tightening
In accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart, it is very important to check the tightness of the bolts and nuts listed here. Also, check to see that each cotter pin is in place and in good ...

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Idle Speed Control Valve Actuator Removal
NOTICE Never drop the idle speed control valve actuator especially on a hard surface. Such a shock to the actuator can damage it. Remove: Throttle Body Assy (see Throttle Body Assy Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) Idle Speed Control Valve Actuator Retainer Screws [A] Idle Spe ...

Lower Crankcase Assembly
Install the ball bearing [A] and the oil level inspection window [B] until they are bottomed Apply soap and water solution to the oil level inspection window before installation. Install the new circlip [C]. Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the oil passage plug [D]. Tighten: ...

Warning Indicator Light (LED)
Light (LED) Inspection The warning indicator light (LED) [A] is used for the FI indicator, immobilizer indicator (immobilizer equipped models), water temperature warning indicator and oil pressure warning indicator. In this model, the warning indicator light (LED) (FI/immobilizer) goes ...