Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Front and Rear Brakes

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Brakes / Front and Rear Brakes

Disc and disc pad wear is automatically compensated for and has no effect on the brake lever or pedal action.

So there are no parts that require adjustment on the front and rear brakes.

WARNING

Air in the brake lines diminish braking performance and can cause an accident resulting in injury or death. If the brake lever or pedal feels mushy when it is applied, there might be air in the brake lines or the brake may be defective. Have the brake checked immediately by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.

Fluid Level Inspection
With the brake fluid reservoirs held horizontal, the brake fluid level must be kept between the upper and lower level lines. A. Front Brake Fluid Reservoir B. Upper Level Line C. Low ...

Brake Light Switches
When either the front or rear brake is applied, the brake light goes on. The front brake light switch requires no adjustment, but the rear brake light switch should be adjusted in accordance with ...

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Piston Wear Inspection
Measure the outside diameter [A] of each piston 5 mm (0.20 in.) [B] up from the bottom of the piston at a right angle to the direction of the piston pin. If the measurement is under service limit, replace the piston. Piston Diameter Standard: 75.959 75.974 mm (2.9905 2.9911 in.) ...

Battery Ground
Before completing any service on the motorcycle, disconnect the battery cables from the battery to prevent the engine from accidentally turning over. Disconnect the ground cable (–) first and then the positive (+). When completed with the service, first connect the positive (+) cable to the p ...

Front Brake Pad Installation
Check that the pad spring [A] is in place on the caliper. Push the caliper pistons in by hand as far as they will go. Install the brake pads [A] on the pad spring correctly. Fit the pad into the groove of the caliper as shown in the figure. Install the pad pins while pushing t ...