Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Stopping the Motorcycle in an Emergency

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Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been designed and manufactured to provide you optimum safety and convenience.

However, in order to fully benefit from Kawasaki’s safety engineering and craftsmanship, it is essential that you, the owner and operator, properly maintain your motorcycle and become thoroughly familiar with its operation.

Improper maintenance can create a dangerous situation known as throttle failure. Two of the most common causes of throttle failure are:

1. An improperly serviced or clogged air cleaner may allow dirt and dust to enter the throttle body and stick the throttle open.

2. During removal of the air cleaner, dirt is allowed to enter and jam the fuel injection system.

In an emergency situation such as throttle failure, your vehicle may be stopped by applying the brakes and disengaging the clutch. Once this stopping procedure is initiated, the engine stop switch may be used to stop the engine. If the engine stop switch is used, turn off the ignition switch after stopping the motorcycle.

Stopping the engine
Close the throttle completely. Shift the transmission into neutral Turn the ignition key to “OFF”. Support the motorcycle on a firm, level surface with the side stand. Lock the steeri ...

Parking
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Air Cleaner Housing Installation
For ZX1000JD/KD, be sure to install the pad [A]. Install the clamp bolt heads [A] inside as shown in the figure. Install the air cleaner housing on the throttle body assy. Push in the ducts [B] touch the stoppers [C] of the throttle body. Be sure the hoses are routed correctly ...

Location of parts
Clutch Lever Left Handlebar Switches Rebound Damping Force Adjuster (Front Fork) Compression damping force adjuster (Front Fork) Meter Instruments Brake Fluid Reservoir (Front) Right Handlebar Switches Front Brake Lever Throttle Grip Ignition Switch/Steering Lock Elect ...

Caliper Rubber Parts Replacement
Front Caliper Disassembly Remove: Front Caliper (see Front Caliper Removal in the Brakes chapter) Brake Pads (see Front Brake Pad Removal in the Brakes chapter) Remove: Front Caliper Assembly Bolts [A] Split the front caliper. Remove: Pad Spring O-ring [A] U ...