Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Radiator Hose and Pipe Inspection (coolant leak, damage, installation condition)

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Periodic Maintenance / Periodic Maintenance Procedures / Cooling System / Radiator Hose and Pipe Inspection (coolant leak, damage, installation condition)

The high pressure inside the radiator hose can cause coolant to leak [A] or the hose to burst if the line is not properly maintained.

Replace the hose if any fraying, cracks [B] or bulges [C] are noticed.

Torque - Water Hose Clamp Screws: 3.0 N·m (0.31 kgf·m, 27 in·lb)

Radiator Hose and Pipe Inspection (coolant leak, damage, installation condition)


Coolant Level Inspection
NOTE Check the level when the engine is cold (room or ambient temperature). Check the coolant level in the reserve tank [A] with the motorcycle held perpendicular (Do not use the sidestand). ...

Engine Top End
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Additional Considerations for High Speed Operation
Brakes: The importance of the brakes, especially during high speed operation, cannot be overemphasized. Check to see that they are correctly adjusted and functioning properly. Steering: Looseness in the steering can cause loss of control. Check to see that the handlebar turns freely but ha ...

Engine Sprocket Installation
Replace the sprocket washer and axle cotter pin. Install the engine sprocket onto the output shaft. Apply molybdenum disulfide oil solution to the threads and seating surface of the engine sprocket nut. Tighten: Torque - Engine Sprocket Nut: 145 N·m (14.8 kgf·m, 107 ft·lb) NOTE ...

Front Wheel Installation
NOTE The direction of the wheel rotation [A] is shown by an arrow [B] on the wheel spoke. Check the wheel rotation mark on the front wheel and install it. Apply high-temperature grease to the grease seal lips. Fit the collars [A] on the both sides of the hub. The collars are i ...