Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Overview

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / General Information / Technical Information-Sport-Kawasaki TRaction Control System (S-KTRC) / Overview

S-KTRC is a highly sophisticated system based on MotoGP racing technology. Unlike the KTRC system used on the GTR1400 ABS (Concours 14 ABS in N. America), which is designed to offer rider reassurance when traversing slippery surfaces, S-KTRC, is designed to maximize forward motion, allowing riding at the edge of traction.

The quickest acceleration requires a certain amount of slip, so in order to optimize traction, S-KTRC actually allows slip. The ideal slip ratio varies according to conditions. The system looks at a number of parameters to get an accurate real-time picture of what is going on: front and rear wheel speed (slippage), engine rpm, throttle position, slippage, acceleration, etc.

Using complex analysis, the system is able to predict when traction conditions are about to become unfavorable. By acting before slippage exceeds the range for optimal traction, drops in power can be minimized resulting in ultra-smooth operation.

There are three available modes that riders can set according to preference (and skill level). Each mode is able to accommodate a range of riding conditions. Of course, engine manageability is such that riders can opt to turn the system OFF without fear of making the bike uncontrollable.

By combining the setting with the power mode, the rider can choose various riding modes to suit the road conditions and riding skill.

The system becomes functional at 5 km/h (3.1 mph) or more. If a failure occurs in the system, the warning indicator light (yellow LED) and mode indicator symbol blink to let the rider know that the system stops functioning.

Overview


Technical Information-Sport-Kawasaki TRaction Control System (S-KTRC)
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System Components
1. FI ECU The FI ECU analyzes the motorcycle conditions based on the signals from the front/rear wheel rotation sensors and FI sensors (such as the crankshaft sensor and main throttle sensor), and ...

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Drive Chain Slack Adjustment
Remove the cotter pin [A], and loosen the rear axle nut [B]. Loosen the both chain adjuster locknuts [C]. If the chain is too loose, turn out the left and right chain adjusters [D] evenly. If the chain is too tight, turn in the left and right chain adjusters evenly, and kick the wheel f ...

Oil Cooler Installation
Replace the O-ring [A] with a new one. Apply grease to the new O-ring. Install the water hoses and hose clamps [A] as shown in the figure. Water Hose (About 300 mm, 11.8 in.) [B] Water Hose (About 130 mm, 5.1 in.) [C] Yellow Paint [D] Tighten: Torque - Water Hose Clamp S ...

Tire Removal
Remove: Wheels (see Front/Rear Wheel Removal) Valve Core (Let out the air) To maintain wheel balance, mark the valve stem position on the tire with chalk so that the tire can be reinstalled in the same position. Chalk Mark or Yellow Mark [A] Valve Stem [B] Align [C] Lu ...