Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Battery Sulfation

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Battery / Battery Sulfation

A common cause of battery failure is sulfation.

Sulfation occurs when the battery is left in a discharged condition for an extended time. Sulfate is a normal by product of the chemical reactions within a battery. But when continuous discharge allows the sulfate to crystallize in the cells, the battery plates become permanently damaged and will not hold a charge. Battery failure due to sulfation is not warrantable.

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 ...

Battery Maintenance
It is the owner’s responsibility to keep the battery fully charged. Failure to do so can lead to battery failure and leave you stranded. If you are riding your vehicle infrequently, inspect t ...

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Remove the oil pressure relief valve (see Oil Pressure Relief Valve Removal). Check to see if the valve [A] slides smoothly when pushing it in with a wooden or other soft rod, and see if it comes back to its seat by spring [B] pressure. NOTE Inspect the valve in its assembled stat ...

Warning Indicator Light (LED)
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Front Wheel Rotation Sensor Signal (Service Code 27)
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