Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Tire Wear, Damage

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Wheels / Tire Wear, Damage

As the tire tread wears down, the tire becomes more susceptible to puncture and failure. An accepted estimate is that 90% of all tire failures occur during the last 10% of tread life (90% worn).

So it is false economy and unsafe to use the tires until they are bald

Tire Wear, Damage


A. Tire Depth Gauge

Minimum Tread Depth


NOTE

Have the wheel balance inspected whenever a new tire is installed.

WARNING

Tires that have been punctured and repaired do not have the same capabilities as undamaged tires and can suddenly fail, causing an accident resulting in serious injury or death. Replace damaged tires as soon as possible. To ensure safe handling and stability, use only the recommended standard tires for replacement, inflated to the standard pressure. If it is necessary to ride on a repaired tire, do not exceed 100 km/h (60 mph) until the tire is replaced.

NOTE

When operating on public roadways, keep maximum speed under traffic law limits.

Standard Tire (Tubeless)


WARNING

Some replacement tires may adversely affect handling and cause an accident resulting in serious injury or death. To ensure proper handling and stability, use only the recommended standard tires for replacement, inflated to the standard pressure.

New tires are slippery and may cause loss of control and injury.

A break-in period of 160 km (100 miles) is necessary to establish normal tire traction. During break-in, avoid sudden and maximum braking and acceleration, and hard cornering.

Payload and Tire Pressure
Failure to maintain proper inflation pressures or observe payload limits for your tires may adversely affect handling and performance of yourmotorcycle and can result in loss of control. The maxi ...

Battery
The battery installed in this motorcycle is a sealed type, so it is not necessary to check the battery electrolyte level or add distilled water. The sealing strip should not be pulled off once ...

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Fuel Flow Rate Inspection
WARNINGGasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under certain conditions, creating the potential for serious burns. Make sure the area is well-ventilated and free from any source of flame or sparks; this includes any appliance with a pilot light. Do not smoke. T ...

Idle Speed Inspection
Start the engine and warm it up thoroughly. With the engine idling, turn the handlebar to both sides [A]. If handlebar movement changes the idle speed, the throttle cables may be improperly adjusted or incorrectly routed, or damaged. Be sure to correct any of these conditions before rid ...

Coolant Level Inspection
Situate the motorcycle so that it is perpendicular to the ground. Check the coolant level through the coolant level gauge on the reserve tank located to the left of the engine. The coolant level should be between the “F” (Full) and “L” (Low) level lines. A. Reserve Ta ...