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 ...

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Exploded View
13. Front Wheel Rotation Sensor B: Apply brake fluid. L: Apply a non-permanent locking agent. R: Replacement Parts S: Follow the specified tightening sequence. Si: Apply silicone grease (ex. PBC grease). 10. Rear Wheel Rotation Sensor B: Apply brake fluid. G: Apply gr ...

Terminal Numbers of ECU Connectors
1. Subthrottle Valve Actuator: Y/BK 2. Subthrottle Valve Actuator: BK/O 3. Unused 4. Front Wheel Rotation Sensor Signal: G/Y 5. Unused 6. Starter Lockout Switch: R/G 7. Gear Position Switch: G/R 8. Crankshaft Sensor (–): BK 9. Power Supply to Sensors: BL 10. Unused 11. Intake Air Pre ...

Check 3-3: High Beam Indicator Light (LED) Inspection
Connect the leads in the same circuit as Check 3-2. Connect the terminal [7] to the battery (+) terminal. Check that the high beam indicator light (LED) [A] goes on. If the indicator light does not go on, replace the meter unit. ...