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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CAN Communication Line
CAN Communication Line Resistance Inspection In this model, resistors for CAN communication line are built in the ECU [A] and meter unit. Refer to the Meter Unit Inspection in the Electrical System chapter for the resistor in the meter unit. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove: EC ...

Master Cylinder Inspection (Visual Inspection)
Remove the master cylinders (see Front/Rear Master Cylinder Removal). Disassemble the front and rear master cylinders (see Master Cylinder Rubber Parts Replacement in the Periodic Maintenance chapter). Check that there are no scratches, rust or pitting on the inner wall [A] of each ma ...

Bolts, Nuts and Fasteners Tightness Inspection
Check the tightness of the bolts and nuts listed here. Also, check to see that each cotter pin is in place and in good condition. NOTE For the engine fasteners, check the tightness of them when the engine is cold (at room temperature). If there are loose fasteners, retighten them to ...