Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Oil and/or Oil Filter Change

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Engine Oil / Oil and/or Oil Filter Change

Oil and/or Oil Filter Change


A. Engine Oil Drain Bolt

Oil and/or Oil Filter Change


A. Oil Filter

WARNING

Engine oil is a toxic substance.

Dispose of used oil properly.

Contact your local authorities for approved disposal methods or possible recycling.

Tightening Torque

Engine Oil Drain Bolt: 29 N·m (3.0 kgf·m, 21 ft·lb) Oil Filter: 17 N·m (1.7 kgf·m, 13 ft·lb)

Recommended Engine Oil

Type: Kawasaki Performance 4-Stroke Motorcycle Oil* Kawasaki Performance 4-Stroke Semi-Synthetic Oil* Kawasaki Performance 4-Stroke Full Synthetic Oil* or other 4-stroke oils with API SG, SH, SJ, SL, SM and JASO MA, MA1, MA2 rating Viscosity: SAE10W-40

*Kawasaki Performance Oils and Lubricants have been specifically engineered for your vehicle. Consistent use of these products meets or exceeds warranty and service requirements and can help to extend the life of your Kawasaki.

NOTE

Do not add any chemical additive to the oil. Oils fulfilling the above requirements are fully formulated and provide adequate lubrication for both the engine and the clutch.

Engine Oil Capacity

Capacity: 2.9 L (3.1 US qt) [when filter is not removed] 3.3 L (3.5 US qt) [when filter is removed] 3.7 L (3.9 US qt) [when engine is completely dry]

Although 10W-40 engine oil is the recommended oil for most conditions, the oil viscosity may need to be changed to accommodate atmospheric conditions in your riding area.

Engine Oil Capacity


Oil Level Inspection
If the oil has just been changed, start the engine and run it for severalminutes at idle speed. This fills the oil filter with oil. Stop the engine, then wait several minutes until the oil ...

Cooling System
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Special Tools and Sealant
Compression Gauge, 20 kgf/cm²: 57001-221 Valve Spring Compressor Assembly: 57001-241 Valve Spring Compressor Adapter, 25: 57001-1019 Valve Seat Cutter, 45° - 27.5: 57001-1114 Valve Seat Cutter, 45° - 32: 57001-1115 Valve Seat Cutter, 32° - 28: 57001-1119 Valve Seat Cutter ...

Sidestand Installation
Replace the sidestand nut [A] with a new one. Apply grease to the sliding areas [B]. Tighten the sidestand bolt [C] first, and then the sidestand nut. Torque - Sidestand Bolt: 44 N·m (4.5 kgf·m, 32 ft·lb) Sidestand Nut: 29 N·m (3.0 kgf·m, 21 ft·lb) Install the spring [D] as sh ...

Shift Pedal Removal
Remove: Shift Lever Bolt [A] Front Footpeg Bracket Bolts [B] If the tie-rod [C] is to be removed from the shift pedal and the shift lever, loosen the tie-rod locknuts [D]. The front tie-rod locknut is left-hand thread. Remove: Shift Pedal Mounting Bolt [A] ...