Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Brakes

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / 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 set. Pad replacement should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.

Brake Wear Inspection


A. Lining Thickness

B. 1 mm (0.04 in.)

Lubrication
Lubrication is necessary after riding through rain or on wet roads, or any time that the chain appears dry. Use a lubricant for sealed chains to prevent deterioration of chain seals. If the chain ...

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 change ...

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Rear Brake Pad Installation
Check that the pad spring is in place on the caliper. Push the caliper piston in as far as it will go. Install the piston side pad [A] first, and then another pad. Fit the brake pad end into the recess [B] of the caliper holder. Install the pad pin and the plug. Tighten: Torque - ...

Brake Pedal Installation
Apply grease to the brake pedal pivot shaft [A]. Install: Washers [B] Brake Pedal [C] Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of the brake pedal mounting bolt [D], and tighten it. Torque - Brake Pedal Mounting Bolt: 8.8 N·m (0.90 kgf·m, 78 in·lb) Install the re ...

Oil Level Inspection
Check that the engine oil level is between the upper [A] and lower [B] levels in the gauge. NOTE Situate the motorcycle so that it is perpendicular to the ground. If the motorcycle has just been used, wait several minutes for all the oil to drain down. If the oil has just been changed, ...