Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Air Cleaner

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Air Cleaner

A clogged air cleaner restricts the engine’s air intake, increasing fuel consumption, reducing engine power, and causing spark plug fouling.

This motorcycle’s air cleaner element consists of a wet paper filter, which cannot be cleaned.

The air cleaner element must be replaced in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart. In dusty, rainy, or muddy conditions, the air cleaner element should be serviced more frequently than the recommended interval.

NOTICE

Use only the recommended air cleaner element (Kawasaki part number 11013-0041). Using the other air cleaner elements will wear the engine prematurely or lower the engine performance.

Air Cleaner


A. Bolts

B. Fuel Tank Side Cover

C. Projections

D. Tab

NOTE

On the left fuel tank side cover, pulling out it without disconnecting the connectors from the relay box.

Air Cleaner


A. Bolts

B. Fuel Tank Front Cover

Air Cleaner


A. Bolts

B. Connector

C. Fuel Tank

Air Cleaner


A. Connector Brackets

B. Screws

C. Air Cleaner Housing Cover

Air Cleaner


A. Air Cleaner Element

WARNING
  • If dirt or dust is allowed to pass through into the fuel injection system, the throttle may stick or become inoperable resulting in a hazardous operating condition.

NOTICE

If dirt gets through into the engine, excessive engine wear and possibly engine damage will occur.

Oil Draining

Oil Draining


A. Transparent Hose

B. Plug

WARNING

Oil on tires will make them slippery and can cause an accident and injury. Be sure to install the plug in the drain hose after draining.

Exhaust Device
This motorcycle is equipped with a exhaust device system. This system controls the valve in the exhaust pipe and produces stable engine power at low and middle engine speed. This exhaust device i ...

Throttle Control System
Check the throttle grip play each day before riding the motorcycle, and carry out maintenance and adjustments in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart. Adjust it if necessary. Throttle G ...

Other materials:

Headlight Aiming Adjustment
NOTE Do not turn the bolts [A] because the reflector in the headlight comes off. (In the photo, the headlight unit has been removed for clarity.) NOTE The left adjuster [A] and right adjuster [B] can move the direction of the headlight beam to up, down, left and right by turning each a ...

Spring Preload Adjustment
The spring preload adjuster is located at the lower end of each front fork leg and can be adjusted. To increase spring preload and stiffen the suspension, turn the preload adjuster clockwise with a hexagon wrench. To decrease preload and soften the suspension, turn the preload adjust ...

Subthrottle Valve Actuator Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Remove the air cleaner housing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Turn the ignition switch to ON. Check to see that all the subthrottle valves [A] open and close smoothly. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. I ...