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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Kawasaki Clean Air System
The Kawasaki Clean Air System (KCA) is a secondary air suction system that helps the exhaust gases to burn more completely. When the spent fuel charge is released into the exhaust system, it is still hot enough to burn. The KCA System allows extra air into the exhaust system so that the spen ...

ESD (Electronic Steering Damper) ECU Error (Service Code E3b, ZX1000JD/KD)
If this service code appears, check that the following parts are correctly. Crankshaft Sensor Gear Position Switch Starter Lockout Switch Main Throttle Sensor Rear Wheel Rotation Sensor If these parts are normal, check the ESD ECU for its ground and power supply (see ESD ECU Power Supply ...

Brake Fluid Change
NOTE The procedure to change the front brake fluid is as follows. Changing the rear brake fluid is the same as for the front brake. Level the brake fluid reservoir. Remove: Screw [A] Stopper [B] Front Brake Reservoir Cap [C] Diaphragm Plate Diaphragm Remove the rubb ...