Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Brake Fluid

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Brakes / Brake Fluid

In accordance with the PeriodicMaintenance Chart, inspect the brake fluid level in both the front and rear brake fluid reservoirs and change the brake fluid. The brake fluid should also be changed if it becomes contaminated with dirt or water.

Brakes
Brake Wear Inspection Inspect the brakes for wear. For each front and rear disc brake caliper, if the thickness of either pad is less than 1 mm (0.04 in.), replace both pads in the caliper as a s ...

Fluid Requirement
Use heavy-duty brake fluid only from a container marked DOT4. NOTICE Do not spill brake fluid onto any painted surface. Do not use fluid from a container that has been left open or that has b ...

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Rear Caliper Removal
Remove: Bolt [A] Rear Wheel Rotation Sensor [B] Loosen the banjo bolt [C] at the brake hose lower end, and tighten it loosely. Loosen the caliper holder pin [D]. Remove the rear wheel (see Rear Wheel Removal in the Wheels/Tires chapter). Unscrew the banjo bolt and remove t ...

Location of parts
Clutch Lever Left Handlebar Switches Rebound Damping Force Adjuster (Front Fork) Compression damping force adjuster (Front Fork) Meter Instruments Brake Fluid Reservoir (Front) Right Handlebar Switches Front Brake Lever Throttle Grip Ignition Switch/Steering Lock Elect ...

Swingarm Bearing, Sleeve Inspection
NOTICE Do not remove the bearings for inspection. Removal may damage them. Inspect the needle bearings [A] and ball bearing installed in the swingarm. The rollers and ball in a bearing normally wear very little, and wear is difficult to measure. Instead of measuring, visually inspec ...