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:

Oxygen Sensor - not activated (Service Code 33, Equipped Models)
Oxygen Sensor Removal/Installation Refer to the Oxygen Sensor Removal/Installation (Equipped Models) in the Electrical System chapter. Oxygen Sensor Inspection Remove: Fuel Tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) Oxygen Sensor Lead Connector [A] Connect t ...

Drive Chain Slack Adjustment
Remove the cotter pin [A], and loosen the rear axle nut [B]. Loosen the both chain adjuster locknuts [C]. If the chain is too loose, turn out the left and right chain adjusters [D] evenly. If the chain is too tight, turn in the left and right chain adjusters evenly, and kick the wheel f ...

Side Stand
The motorcycle is equipped with a side stand. A. Side Stand NOTE When using the side stand, turn the handlebar to the left. Do not sit on the motorcycle while it is on its side stand or centre stand. Always kick the stand fully up before sitting on the motorcycle. NOTE The motorcycl ...