Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Precautions

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Electrical System / Battery / Precautions

1) No need of topping-up

No topping-up is necessary in this battery until it ends its life under normal use. Forcibly prying off the seal cap to add water is very dangerous. Never do that.

2) Refreshing charge.

Give refresh charge for 5 to 10 hours with charge current shown in the text (see Refreshing Change).

When a fast charge is inevitably required, do it following precisely the maximum charge current and time conditions.

NOTICE

This battery is designed to sustain no unusual deterioration if refresh-charged according to the method specified above. However, the battery’s performance may be reduced noticeably if charged under conditions other than given above. Never remove the seal cap during refresh charge.

If by chance an excessive amount of gas is generated due to overcharging, the relief valve releases the gas to keep the battery normal.

3) When you do not use the motorcycle for months.

Give a refresh charge before you store the motorcycle and store it with the negative cable removed.

Give a refresh charge once a month during storage.

4) Battery life.

If the battery will not start the engine even after several refresh charges, the battery has exceeded its useful life. Replace it (Provided, however, the vehicle’s starting system has no problem).

DANGER

Batteries produce an explosive gas mixture of hydrogen and oxygen that can cause serious injury and burns if ignited. Keep the battery away from sparks and open flames during charging. When using a battery charger, connect the battery to the charger before turning on the charger. This procedure prevents sparks at the battery terminals which could ignite any battery gases. The electrolyte contains sulfuric acid. Be careful not to have it touch your skin or eyes. If touched, wash it off with liberal amount of water and seek medial attention for more severe burns.

Battery Installation
Visually inspect the surface of the battery container. If any signs of cracking or electrolyte leakage from the sides of the battery. Put the battery into the rear fender Install the band ...

Interchange
A sealed battery can fully display its performance only when combined with a proper vehicle electric system. Therefore, replace a sealed battery only on a motorcycle which was originally equipped ...

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Rear Shock Absorber Inspection
Remove the rear shock absorber (see Rear Shock Absorber Removal). Visually inspect the following items. Smooth Stroke Oil Leakage Crack or Dent If there is any damage to the rear shock absorber, replace it. Visually inspect the rubber bushing [A]. If it show any signs o ...

Current Mileage
This display mode shows the current mileage by numerical value. The current mileage display is renewed every 4 seconds. A. Current Mileage B. “km/L” NOTE The display unit modes can be changed, refer to the “Unit Setting” item in this section. The numerical value shows “ ...

Dimmer Switch
High or low beam can be selected with the dimmer switch. When the headlight is on high beam ( ), the high beam indicator light goes on. High beam.......( ) Low beam.......( ) NOTE When the headlight is on high beam, both headlights go on. When the headlight is on low beam, only one headl ...