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 ...

Other materials:

Valve Removal
Remove the cylinder head (see Cylinder Head Removal). Remove the valve lifter and shim. Mark and record the valve lifter and shim locations so they can be installed in their original positions. Using the valve spring compressor assembly, remove the valve. Special Tools - Valve ...

Starter Clutch Inspection
Remove: Torque Limiter Cover (see Torque limiter Removal) Turn the torque limiter [A] by hand. The torque limiter should turn forward freely [B], but should not turn backward. If the starter clutch does not operate as it should or if it makes noise, go to the next step. Disassem ...

Oil Pressure Relief Valve Inspection
Remove the oil pressure relief valve (see Oil Pressure Relief Valve Removal). Check to see if the valve [A] slides smoothly when pushing it in with a wooden or other soft rod, and see if it comes back to its seat by spring [B] pressure. NOTE Inspect the valve in its assembled stat ...