Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Brake Fluid Change

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Periodic Maintenance / Periodic Maintenance Procedures / Replacement Parts / 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.

Brake Fluid Change


Level the brake fluid reservoir.

Brake Fluid Change


Brake Fluid Change


Repeat this operation until fresh brake fluid comes out from the plastic hose or the color of the fluid changes.

1. Open the bleed valve [A].

2. Apply the brake and hold it [B].

3. Close the bleed valve [C].

4. Release the brake [D].

NOTE

Remove the clear plastic hose.

Install the diaphragm and reservoir cap.

Follow the procedure below to install the front/rear brake fluid reservoir cap correctly.

Brake Fluid Change


Torque - Front Brake Reservoir Cap Stopper Screw: 1.2 N·m (0.12 kgf·m, 11 in·lb)

Torque - Bleed Valves: 7.8 N·m (0.80 kgf·m, 69 in·lb)

If necessary, bleed the air from the lines.

Brake Hose and Pipe Replacement
NOTICE Brake fluid quickly ruins painted plastic surfaces; any spilled fluid should be completely washed away immediately. Remove: Upper Fairing Assembly (see Upper Fairing Assembly Removal ...

Master Cylinder Rubber Parts Replacement
Front Master Cylinder Disassembly Remove the front master cylinder (see Front Master Cylinder Removal in the Brakes chapter). Remove the seal cover [A], circlip [B], connector [C] and O-ring ...

Other materials:

Oil Pump Removal
Remove: Coolant (Drain, see Coolant Change in the Periodic Maintenance chapter) Engine Oil (Drain, see Engine Oil Change in the Periodic Maintenance chapter) Sidestand Switch Lead Connector [A] (Disconnect) Bolt [B] and Water Pipe [C] Water Pump Cover Bolts [D] Water Pump Cover [E ...

Maintenance and adjustment
The maintenance and adjustments outlined in this chapter must be carried out in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart to keep the motorcycle in good running condition. The initial maintenance is vitally important and must not be neglected. With a basic knowledge of mechanics and the ...

Operating Procedures
Clean the seat area carefully. Coat the seat with machinist’s dye. Fit a 45° cutter into the holder and slide it into the valve guide. Press down lightly on the handle and turn it right or left. Grind the seating surface only until it is smooth. NOTICE Do not grind the seat too ...