Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Stopping the Motorcycle in an Emergency

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / How to ride the motorcycle / Stopping the Motorcycle in an Emergency

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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Stick Coil Installation
Apply a thin coat of grease [A] to the stick coils for easy installation. Insert the stick coils so that the coil heads align with the lines [B] on the cylinder head cover. NOTICE Do not tap the coil head while installing the coil. After installation, be sure the stick coils are ...

Rear Wheel Rotation Sensor Signal Abnormal (Service Code b 44)
Measure the air gap between the rear wheel rotation sensor and sensor rotor. Thickness Gauge [A] Air Gap Standard: 0.4 1.6 mm (0.02 0.06 in.) If the measurement is not the standard, check each part for deformation and looseness and correct accordingly. If the measurement is the sta ...

Release Shaft Installation
Apply grease to the oil seal lips on the upper ridge of the clutch cover. Apply engine oil to the needle bearings in the hole of the clutch cover. Applymolybdenum disulfide grease to the pusher-holding portion [A] on the release shaft. Install the washer [B] and spring [C]. ...