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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Balancer Assemble
Apply molybdenum disulfide oil solution to the ribs of the balancer [A]. Apply molybdenum disulfide oil solution to the ribs of the balancer gear [A]. Check that the rubber dampers [B] are in place. Face the linked portion [C] to the bottom. Assemble the balancer weight ...

Crankshaft Sensor Installation
Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the crankshaft sensor bolts [A]. Tighten: Torque - Crankshaft Sensor Bolts: 5.9 N·m (0.60 kgf·m, 52 in·lb) Using a high flash-point solvent, clean off any oil or dirt that may be on the silicone sealant coating area. Dry them with a clean cl ...

Water Pump Inspection
Remove the left lower fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Check the drainage outlet passage [A] at the bottom of the water pump body for coolant leaks. If the mechanical seal is damaged, the coolant leaks through the seal and drains through the passage. Replace th ...