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

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