Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Thermostat Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Cooling System / Thermostat / Thermostat Inspection

If the valve is open, replace the thermostat with a new one.

Thermostat Inspection


The thermostat must be completely submerged and must not touch the container sides or bottom. Suspend an accurate thermometer [B] in the water so that the heat sensitive portions [C] are located in almost the same depth.

It must not touch the container, either.

If the measurement is out of the specified range, replace the thermostat with a new one.

Thermostat Valve Opening Temperature 58 62°C (136
144°F)


Thermostat Inspection


Thermostat Installation
Replace the O-rings [A] with new ones, and apply grease to them. Assemble: O-rings Thermostat Housing [B] Thermostat [C] Thermostat Cap [D] Install the thermostat [A] in the hous ...

Hoses and Pipes
Hose Installation Install the hoses and pipes, being careful to follow bending direction. Avoid sharp bending, kinking, flattening or twisting. Run the hoses (see Cable, Wire, and Hose Routi ...

Other materials:

Flap and Rear Fender Rear Removal
Remove: Front and Rear Seat (see Front/Rear Seat Removal) Seat Covers (see Seat Cover Removal) Vehicle-down Sensor Connector [A] Screws [B] Clear the seat lock cable [C] from the seat lock unit [D]. Take off the seat lock unit and the bracket. Remove: Bolts [A] (Both Sides ...

Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement
Remove the upper seat cover (see Seat Cover Removal in the Frame chapter). Disconnect the tail/brake light connector [A]. Turn the socket [A] counterclockwise and remove the socket together with the bulb. Push and turn the turn signal light bulb [A] counterclockwise an ...

Balancer Adjustment
Remove the left lower fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Start the engine and warm it up thoroughly. Adjust the balancer gear backlash with the engine idling. The amount of backlash can be changed by turning the balancer shaft which has eccentric journals. St ...