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:

Oil Seal, Grease Seal
Do not remove pressed oil or grease seals unless removal is necessary. Replace with new ones whenever removed. Press new oil seals with manufacture and size marks facing out. Make sure the seal is aligned properly when installing. Apply specified grease to the lip of seal before installing ...

Tightening Sequence
Generally, when installing a part with several bolts, nuts, or screws, start them all in their holes and tighten them to a snug fit. Then tighten them according to the specified sequence to prevent case warpage or deformation which can lead to malfunction. Conversely when loosening the bolts, n ...

Kawasaki Clean Air System
The Kawasaki Clean Air System (KCA) is a secondary air suction system that helps the exhaust gases to burn more completely. When the spent fuel charge is released into the exhaust system, it is still hot enough to burn. The KCA System allows extra air into the exhaust system so that the spen ...