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
If your motorcycle battery is “run down”, it should be removed and charged. If this is not practical, a 12 volt booster battery and jumper cables may be used to start the engine. DANGER Batt ...

Other materials:

Starter Clutch Inspection
Remove: Torque Limiter Cover (see Torque limiter Removal) Turn the torque limiter [A] by hand. The torque limiter should turn forward freely [B], but should not turn backward. If the starter clutch does not operate as it should or if it makes noise, go to the next step. Disassem ...

Backups
The ECU takes the following measures to prevent engine damage when the DFI, ignition, S-KTRC or immobilizer system parts have troubles. Note: (1): D-J Method: When the engine load is light like at idling or low speed, the ECU determines the injection quantity by calculating fr ...

Periodic Maintenance Chart
K : Should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. * : For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here. # : Service more frequently when operating in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy, high speed, or frequent starting/stopping. (e): Emission Rel ...