Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Leather, Vinyl, and Rubber

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Cleaning Your Motorcycle / Leather, Vinyl, and Rubber

If your motorcycle has leather accessories, special care must be taken.

Use a leather cleaner/treatment to clean and care for leather accessories.

Washing leather parts with detergent and water will damage them, shortening their life.

Vinyl parts should be washed with the rest of themotorcycle, then treated with a vinyl treatment.

The sidewalls of tires and other rubber components should be treated with a rubber protectant to help prolong their useful life.

WARNING

Rubber protectants can be slippery and, if used on the tread area, cause loss of traction resulting in accident causing injury or death. Do not apply rubber protectant to any tread area.

Chrome and Aluminum
Chrome and uncoated aluminum parts can be treated with a chrome/aluminum polish. Coated aluminum should be washed with a mild neutral detergent and finished with a spray polish. Aluminum wheels, ...

Bolt and Nut Tightening
In accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart, it is very important to check the tightness of the bolts and nuts listed here. Also, check to see that each cotter pin is in place and in good ...

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Inquiries to Rider
Each rider reacts to problems in different ways, so it is important to confirm what kind of condition the rider is dissatisfied with. Try to find out exactly what problem occurs under exactly what conditions by asking the rider; knowing this information may help you reproduce the prob ...

Meter Unit Circuit (ZX1000J Model)
1. Ignition Switch 2. Joint Connector F 3. Stop Watch Button 4. Oil Pressure Switch 5. Crankshaft Sensor 6. Water Temperature Sensor 7. Gear Position Switch 8. Intake Air Temperature Sensor 9. ESD ECU (ZX1000JD/KD) 10. ECU 11. Rear Wheel Rotation Sensor 12. Engine Ground 13. Battery ...

Cylinder Head Removal
Remove: Thermostat Housing (see Thermostat Removal in the Cooling System chapter) Exhaust Pipe (see Exhaust Pipe Removal) Camshafts (see Camshaft Removal) Heat Insulation Plate [A] (see Engine Removal in the Engine Removal/Installation chapter) Place a container under the coolant dr ...