Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Radiator Hoses

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Cooling System / Radiator Hoses

Check the radiator hoses for leakage, cracks or deterioration, and connections for leakage, or looseness each day before riding the motorcycle, and carry out the maintenance and adjustments in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart.

Radiator and Cooling Fan
Check the radiator fins for obstruction by insects or mud. Clean off any obstructions with a stream of low-pressure water. WARNINGThe cooling fan spins at high speed and can cause seriou ...

Coolant
Coolant absorbs excessive heat from the engine and transfers it to the air at the radiator. If the coolant level becomes low, the engine overheats and may suffer severe damage. Check the coolant ...

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Air Cleaner
A clogged air cleaner restricts the engine’s air intake, increasing fuel consumption, reducing engine power, and causing spark plug fouling. This motorcycle’s air cleaner element consists of a wet paper filter, which cannot be cleaned. The air cleaner element must be replaced in acco ...

Brake Pedal Installation
Apply grease to the brake pedal pivot shaft [A]. Install: Washers [B] Brake Pedal [C] Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of the brake pedal mounting bolt [D], and tighten it. Torque - Brake Pedal Mounting Bolt: 8.8 N·m (0.90 kgf·m, 78 in·lb) Install the re ...

Rocker Arm/Tie-Rod Bearing, Sleeve Inspection
NOTICE Do not remove the bearings for inspection. Removal may damage them. Visually inspect the rocker arm, or tie-rod sleeves [A] and needle bearings [B]. The rollers in a needle bearing normally wear very little, and wear is difficult to measure. Instead of measuring, inspect the ...