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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S-KTRC Warning Indicator Light
The yellow warning indicator light in the meter unit functions as the S-KTRC warning indicator light. The yellow warning indicator light and all S-KTRC mode indicators blink whenever there is a malfunction in the S-KTRC system. At this time, the S-KTRC system does not function. If the ye ...

Shift Fork/Gear Groove Wear Inspection
Measure the thickness of the shift fork ears [A], and measure the width [B] of the gear grooves. If the thickness of a shift fork ear is less than the service limit, the shift fork must be replaced. Shift Fork Ear Thickness Standard: 5.7 6.0 mm (0.224 0.236 in.) Service Limit: 5.6 mm ...

Balancer Adjustment
Remove the left lower fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Start the engine and warm it up thoroughly. Adjust the balancer gear backlash with the engine idling. The amount of backlash can be changed by turning the balancer shaft which has eccentric journals. St ...