Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Break-in

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Break-in

The first 1 600 km (1 000 mi) that the motorcycle is ridden is designated as the break-in period. If the motorcycle is not used carefully during this period, you may very well end up with a “broken down” instead of a “broken in” motorcycle after a few thousand kilometers.

The following rules should be observed during the break-in period.

NOTE

When operating on public roadways, keep maximum speed under traffic low limits.

WARNING

New tires are slippery and may cause loss of control and injury.

A break-in period of 160 km (100 miles) is necessary to establish normal tire traction. During break-in, avoid sudden and maximum braking and acceleration, and hard cornering.

In addition to the above, at 1 000 km (600 mi) it is extremely important that the owner has the initial maintenance service performed by a competent mechanic following the procedures in the Service Manual.

Front Footpeg Position
The right and left front footpegs can be selected to one of two positions to suit the front preferences. Have the front footpeg positions changed by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Bolts B ...

How to ride the motorcycle
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License Plate Light Bulb Replacement
Remove: Screws [A] License Plate Light Cover [B] Pull the bulb [A] out of the socket [B]. NOTICE Do not turn the bulb. Pull the bulb out to prevent damage to the bulb. Do not use bulb rated for greater wattage than the specified value. Replace the bulb with a new one. In ...

Lower Fairing Installation
Installation is the reverse of removal. Note the following. When installing the pad [A], align the edge of the pad and the marking of the fairing [B]. When installing the pad [C], align the edge of the pad and the fairing [D], and fit the edge of the pad to the boss [E]. Insert the hoo ...

Stick Coil Primary Peak Voltage Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Remove the stick coils (see Stick Coil Removal). Do not remove the spark plugs. Connect the ECU to the harness. Measure the primary peak voltage as follows. Install the new spark plug [A] into each stick coil [B], and ground them onto ...