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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Cylinder Head Cover Removal
Remove: Air Suction Valves (see Air Suction Valve Removal) Throttle Body Assy (see Throttle Body Assy Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) Stick Coils (see Stick Coil Removal in the Electrical System chapter) Remove the clamps [A]. Turn up the front side of the heat insulation ...

Balance Weight Installation
Check if the weight portion has any play on the blade [A] and clip [B]. If it does, discard it. WARNINGUnbalanced wheels can create an unsafe riding condition. If the balance weight has any play on the rib of the rim, the blade and/or clip have been stretched. Replace th ...

Radiator Fan Relay Inspection
Refer to the Relay Circuit Inspection in the Electrical System chapter If the radiator fan relay is normal, check the wiring for continuity, using the wiring diagram in this section. Special Tool - Hand Tester: 57001-1394 If the wiring is good, check the ECU for its ground and power supp ...