Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Wheels

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Wheels

Tubeless tires are installed on the wheels of this motorcycle. The indications of “TUBELESS” on the tire side wall and the rim show that the tire and rim are specially designed for tubeless use.

Wheels


A. “TUBELESS” Mark

Wheels


A. “TUBELESS” Mark

The tire and rim form a leakproof unit by making airtight contacts at the tire chamfers and the rim flanges instead of using an inner tube.

WARNING

Installing a tube inside a tubeless- type tire can create excessive heat build up that can damage the tube and cause rapid deflation. The tires, rims, and air valves on this motorcycle are designed only for tubeless type wheels. The recommended standard tires, rims, and air valves must be used for replacement.

Do not install tube-type tires on tubeless rims. The beads may not seat properly on the rim causing tire deflation. Do not install a tube inside a tubeless tire. Excessive heat build-up may damage the tube causing tire deflation.

Tires

High Speed Compression Damping Adjustment
Turn the high speed compression damping force adjuster clockwise to increase damping force or counterclockwise to decrease it. NOTICE Do not turn the compression damping force adjuster b ...

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 ...

Other materials:

Cylinder Head Cover Installation
Replace the cylinder head cover gasket [A] with a new one Using a high flash-point solvent, clean off any oil or dirt that may be on the silicone sealant coating area. Dry them with a clean cloth. Apply silicone sealant [B] to the cylinder head as shown in the figure. Sealant - Li ...

Special Tools
Inside Circlip Pliers: 57001-143 Oil Seal & Bearing Remover: 57001-1058 Bearing Driver Set: 57001-1129 Jack: 57001-1238 Bearing Remover Head, 15 × 17: 57001-1267 Fork Oil Level Gauge: 57001-1290 Bearing Remover Shaft, 13: 57001-1377 Fork Oil Seal Driver, 43: 57001-15 ...

Thermostat Inspection
Remove the thermostat (see Thermostat Removal). Inspect the thermostat valve [A] at room temperature. If the valve is open, replace the thermostat with a new one. To check valve opening temperature, suspend the thermostat [A] in a container of water and raise the temperature of ...