Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Charging Voltage Inspection

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Special Tool - Hand Tester: 57001-1394

Charging Voltage


Charging Voltage Inspection


If the charging voltage is kept between the values given in the table, the charging system is considered to be working normally.

If the charging voltage is much higher than the values specified in the table, the regulator/rectifier is defective or the regulator/rectifier leads are loose or open.

If the charging voltage does not rise as the engine speed increases, then the regulator/rectifier is defective or the alternator output is insufficient for the loads. Check the alternator and regulator/rectifier to determine which part is defective.

Alternator Rotor Installation
Using a cleaning fluid, clean off any oil or dirt on the following portions and dry them with a clean cloth. Crankshaft Tapered Portion [A] Alternator Rotor Tapered Portion [B] Install th ...

Alternator Inspection
There are three types of alternator failures: short, open (wire burned out), or loss in rotor magnetism. A short or open in one of the coil wires will result in either a low output, or no output at ...

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Coolant Temperature Meter
The coolant temperature gauge indicates temperature of the engine coolant. The “ ” symbol is displayed if the coolant temperature meter is selected. A. Coolant Temperature Meter B. Warning Indicator Light (Red) C. “ ” Symbol If the coolant temperature is below 40°C (104°F ...

Moving Off
Check that the side stand is up. Pull in the clutch lever. Shift into 1st gear. Open the throttle a little, and start to let out the clutch lever very slowly. As the clutch starts to engage, open the throttle a littlemore, giving the engine just enough fuel to keep it from stallin ...

Instrument display brightness control
The brightness of the tachometer LED segments and illumination of the multifunction meter are controlled automatically depending on the ambient brightness. A. Tachometer B. Ambient Brightness Sensor C. Multifunction Meter NOTE Be careful not to cover the ambient brightness sensor on th ...