Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Cooling System Flushing

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Cooling System / Coolant / Cooling System Flushing

Over a period of time, the cooling system accumulates rust, scale, and lime in the water jacket and radiator. When this accumulation is suspected or observed, flush the cooling system. If this accumulation is not removed, it will clog up the water passage and considerable reduce the efficiency of the cooling system.

NOTICE

Do not use a flushing compound which is harmful to the aluminum engine and radiator. Carefully follow the instructions supplied by the manufacturer of the cleaning product.

Pressure Testing
Remove: Upper Fairing Assembly (see Upper Fairing Assembly Removal in the Frame chapter) Radiator Cap [A] Remove the radiator cap in two steps. First turn the cap counterclockwise to the ...

Coolant Reserve Tank Removal
Remove: Upper Fairing Assembly (see Upper Fairing Assembly Removal in the Frame chapter) Bolt [A] Cap [B] Pour the coolant into a container. Remove: Radiator Overflow Hose [C] (Discon ...

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Passenger’s Seat Removal
Remove the passenger’s seat by inserting the ignition key into the seat lock, and turning it clockwise. A. Seat Lock B. Ignition Key C. Passenger’s seat D. Pull up NOTE When removing the passenger’s seat, pull it up while turning the key. ...

Throttle Body Assy Assembly
Before assembling, blow away dirt or dust from the throttle body and delivery pipe assy by applying compressed air. Replace the O-rings [A] of the joint pipe [B] with new ones. Apply engine oil to the new O-rings, and insert it to the delivery pipes [C]. Insert the joint pipe so th ...

Upper Fairing Assembly Removal
Remove: Lower Fairings (see Lower Fairing Removal) Center Inner Fairing (see Center Inner Fairing Removal) Upper Inner Fairings (see Upper Inner Fairing Removal) Windshield (see Windshield Removal) Disconnect the front turn signal light lead connector [A] (both sides). Remove the bo ...