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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Jump starting
If your motorcycle battery is “run down”, it should be removed and charged. If this is not practical, a 12 volt booster battery and jumper cables may be used to start the engine. DANGER Battery acid generates hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive under certain conditions. It i ...

Wheel Inspection
Raise the front/rear wheel off the ground. Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608 Spin the wheel lightly, and check for roughness or binding. If roughness or binding is found, replace the hub bearings (see Hub Bearing Removal/Installation). Inspect the wh ...

Exhaust Butterfly Valve Actuator Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged Remove the front seat (see Front Seat Removal in the Frame chapter). Turn the ignition switch to ON. In the left side view of the motorcycle, check to see the pulley [A] clockwise [B] and counterclockwise [C] smoothly. The pulley turns ...