Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Radiator Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Cooling System / Radiator / Radiator Inspection

If there are obstructions to air flow, remove them.

If the corrugated fins [A] are deformed, carefully straighten them.

If the air passages of the radiator core are blocked more than 20% by unremovable obstructions or irreparably deformed fins, replace the radiator with a new one.

Radiator Inspection


NOTICE

When cleaning the radiator with steam cleaner, be careful of the following to prevent radiator damage: Keep the steam gun [A] away more than 0.5 m (1.6 ft) [B] from the radiator core.

Hold the steam gun perpendicular [C] (not oblique [D]) to the core surface.

Run the steam gun, following the core fin direction.

Radiator Inspection


Radiator and Radiator Fan Installation
If the radiator bracket [A] was removed, install it. Install the radiator fan to the radiator Tighten the radiator fan mounting bolts. When installing the pad [B], install it so that the upper ...

Radiator Cap Inspection
Remove: Radiator Cap (see Coolant Change in the Periodic Maintenance chapter) Check the condition of the bottom [A] and top [B] valve seals and valve spring [C]. If any one of them shows ...

Other materials:

US, CA and CAL Models
1. Hold the water hose [A]. Insert the tab into the slot. 2. Hold the water hose [B]. Insert the tab into the slot. 3. Water Hose Fitting on Cylinder Head 4. Heat Insulation Rubber Plate 5. Run the crankshaft sensor lead and the oil pressure switch lead into the slot, and hook the slot on ...

Cylinder Head Cover Removal
Remove: Air Suction Valves (see Air Suction Valve Removal) Throttle Body Assy (see Throttle Body Assy Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) Stick Coils (see Stick Coil Removal in the Electrical System chapter) Remove the clamps [A]. Turn up the front side of the heat insulation ...

Engine Installation
Apply molybdenum disulfide grease to the threads of the adjusting collars [A]. Install the adjusting collars to crankcase backside until end of the threads. Install the adjusting collar [A] to the frame until end of the threads. Replace the engine mounting nuts with ne ...