Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Engine Oil

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Engine Oil

In order for the engine, transmission, and clutch to function properly, maintain the engine oil at the proper level, and change the oil and replace the oil filter in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart. Not only do dirt and metal particles collect in the oil, but the oil itself loses its lubricative quality if used too long.

WARNING

Motorcycle operation with insufficient, deteriorated, or contaminated engine oil will cause accelerated wear and may result in engine or transmission seizure, accident, and injury. Check the oil level before each ride and change the oil according to the periodic maintenance chart in the Owner’s Manual.

Periodic Maintenance Chart
K : Should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. * : For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here. # : Service more frequently when operating in seve ...

Oil Level Inspection
If the oil has just been changed, start the engine and run it for severalminutes at idle speed. This fills the oil filter with oil. Stop the engine, then wait several minutes until the oil ...

Other materials:

Rear Fender Front Removal
Remove: Flap and Rear Fender Rear (see Flap and Rear Fender Rear Removal) Fuel Tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) Battery (see Battery Removal in the Electrical System chapter) Exhaust Butterfly Valve Actuator (see Exhaust Butterfly Valve Actuator Remova ...

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 first stop. Then push and turn it further in the same direction and remove the cap. Install the ...

Engine Removal
Support the rear part of the swingarm with a stand. Squeeze the brake lever slowly and hold it with a band [A]. WARNINGMotorcycle may fall over unexpectedly resulting in an accident or injury. Be sure to hold the front brake when removing the engine. NOTICE Be sure ...