Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Radiator Hose and Pipe Inspection (coolant leak, damage, installation condition)

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Periodic Maintenance / Periodic Maintenance Procedures / Cooling System / Radiator Hose and Pipe Inspection (coolant leak, damage, installation condition)

The high pressure inside the radiator hose can cause coolant to leak [A] or the hose to burst if the line is not properly maintained.

Replace the hose if any fraying, cracks [B] or bulges [C] are noticed.

Torque - Water Hose Clamp Screws: 3.0 N·m (0.31 kgf·m, 27 in·lb)

Radiator Hose and Pipe Inspection (coolant leak, damage, installation condition)


Coolant Level Inspection
NOTE Check the level when the engine is cold (room or ambient temperature). Check the coolant level in the reserve tank [A] with the motorcycle held perpendicular (Do not use the sidestand). ...

Engine Top End
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Drive Chain Slack Inspection
NOTE Check the slack with the motorcycle setting on its sidestand. Clean the chain if it is dirty, and lubricate it if it appears dry. Check the wheel alignment (see Wheel Alignment Inspection). Rotate the rear wheel to find the position where the chain is tightest. Measure the ver ...

Replacement Parts
Replacement parts must be KAWASAKI genuine or recommended by KAWASAKI. Gaskets, O-rings, oil seals, grease seals, circlips, cotter pins or self-locking nuts must be replaced with new ones whenever disassembled. Assembly Order In most cases assembly order is the reverse of disassembly, howe ...

Lower Crankcase Assembly
Install the ball bearing [A] and the oil level inspection window [B] until they are bottomed Apply soap and water solution to the oil level inspection window before installation. Install the new circlip [C]. Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the oil passage plug [D]. Tighten: ...