Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Fuel Type

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Use clean, fresh unleaded gasoline with a minimum Antiknock Index of 90.

The Antiknock Index is posted on service station pumps. The octane rating of a gasoline is a measure of its resistance to detonation or “knocking.” The Antiknock Index is an average of the Research Octane Number (RON) and the Motor Octane Number (MON) as shown in the table.


NOTICE

Use minimum of 90 octane gasoline only to prevent severe engine damage.

NOTICE

If engine “knocking” or “pinging” occurs, use a different brand of gasoline of a higher octane rating. If this condition is allowed to continue it can lead to severe engine damage.

Gasoline quality is important.

Fuels of low quality or not meeting standard industry specifications may result in unsatisfactory performance. Operating problems that result from the use of poor quality or nonrecommended fuel may not be covered under your warranty.

Fuel Tank
The following octane rating gasoline is recommended for the fuel tank. Avoid filling the tank in the rain or where heavy dust is blowing so that the fuel does not get contaminated. A. Tank ...

Fuels Containing Oxygenates
Gasoline frequently contains oxygenates (alcohols and ethers) especially in areas of the U.S. and Canada which are required to sell such reformulated fuels as part of a strategy to reduce exhaust ...

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Gear Position Switch Installation
Securely place the springs [A] and pins [B] into the holes [C] of the shift drum. Apply grease to the new O-ring [D]. Install the gear position switch [E]. Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of the gear position switch screws [F]. Tighten: Torque - Gear Position Swit ...

Tightening Sequence
Generally, when installing a part with several bolts, nuts, or screws, start them all in their holes and tighten them to a snug fit. Then tighten them according to the specified sequence to prevent case warpage or deformation which can lead to malfunction. Conversely when loosening the bolts, n ...

Thermostat Installation
Replace the O-rings [A] with new ones, and apply grease to them. Assemble: O-rings Thermostat Housing [B] Thermostat [C] Thermostat Cap [D] Install the thermostat [A] in the housing so that the air bleeder hole [B] is on top. Tighten: Torque - Thermostat Cap Bolts: 5.9 N ...