Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Starting the Engine

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Check that the engine stop switch is in the
position.

Starting the Engine


A. Engine Stop Switch

B. Starter Button

Starting the Engine


A. Neutral Indicator Light

B. Ignition Switch

C. “ON” position

NOTE

After the meter operation check, leaving the throttle completely closed, push the starter button.

NOTICE

Do not operate the starter continuously for more than 5 seconds, or the starter will overheat and the battery power will drop temporarily. Wait 15 seconds between each operation of the starter to let it cool and the battery power recover.

NOTE

Starting the Engine


A. Clutch Lever

B. Starter Lockout Switch

NOTICE

Do not let the engine idle longer than five minutes, or engine overheating and damage may occur.

How to ride the motorcycle
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Jump starting
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Other materials:

Crankcase Splitting
Remove the engine (see Engine Removal in the Engine Removal/Installation chapter). Set the engine on a clean surface and hold the engine steady while parts are being removed. Remove: Cylinder Head (see Cylinder Head Removal in the Engine Top End chapter) Starter Motor (see Starter M ...

Windshield and Other Plastic Parts
After washing use a soft cloth to gently dry plastic parts. When dry, treat the windshield, headlight lens, and other nonpainted plastic parts with an approved plastic cleaner/polisher product. NOTICE Plastic parts may deteriorate and break if they come in contact with chemical substances ...

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