Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Shifting Gears

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / How to ride the motorcycle / Shifting Gears

WARNING

Downshifting to a lower gear at high speed causes engine rpm to increase excessively, potentially damaging the engine and it may also cause the rear wheel to skid and cause an accident.

Vehicle speed when shifting


NOTE

The transmission is equipped with a positive neutral finder. When the motorcycle is standing still, the transmission cannot be shifted past neutral from 1st gear. To use the positive neutral finder, shift down to 1st gear, then lift up on the shift pedal while standing still. The transmission will shift only into neutral.

Moving Off
Check that the side stand is up. Pull in the clutch lever. Shift into 1st gear. Open the throttle a little, and start to let out the clutch lever very slowly. As the clutch starts to enga ...

Braking
Close the throttle completely, leaving the clutch engaged (except when shifting gears) so that the engine will help slow down the motorcycle. Shift down one gear at a time so that you are ...

Other materials:

External Shift Mechanism Removal
Remove: Shift Lever (see Shift Pedal Removal) Oil Pump Drive Gear (see Oil Pump Drive Gear Removal/ Installation in the Engine Lubrication System chapter) Circlip [A] Washer [B] Special Tool - Outside Circlip Pliers: 57001-144 Remove: Shift Shaft Assembly [A] Washer [B] ...

Sport-kawasaki traction control (s-ktrc)
S-KTRC is an intelligent system that calculates the slip level of the rear wheel (wheelspin) and is suitable for sports riding conditions. S-KTRC is designed to function on public roads. Acceleration may be delayed under certain circumstances depending on road conditions. S-KTRC cannot resp ...

KIBS Troubleshooting Outline
When an abnormality in the system occurs, the ABS indicator light (LED) and KIBS indicator light (LED) light up and the KIBS warning symbol are displayed on the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) to alert the rider. In addition, the nature of the fault is stored in the memory of the KIBS hydraulic uni ...