Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Radiator Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Cooling System / Radiator / Radiator Inspection

If there are obstructions to air flow, remove them.

If the corrugated fins [A] are deformed, carefully straighten them.

If the air passages of the radiator core are blocked more than 20% by unremovable obstructions or irreparably deformed fins, replace the radiator with a new one.

Radiator Inspection


NOTICE

When cleaning the radiator with steam cleaner, be careful of the following to prevent radiator damage: Keep the steam gun [A] away more than 0.5 m (1.6 ft) [B] from the radiator core.

Hold the steam gun perpendicular [C] (not oblique [D]) to the core surface.

Run the steam gun, following the core fin direction.

Radiator Inspection


Radiator and Radiator Fan Installation
If the radiator bracket [A] was removed, install it. Install the radiator fan to the radiator Tighten the radiator fan mounting bolts. When installing the pad [B], install it so that the upper ...

Radiator Cap Inspection
Remove: Radiator Cap (see Coolant Change in the Periodic Maintenance chapter) Check the condition of the bottom [A] and top [B] valve seals and valve spring [C]. If any one of them shows ...

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ESD Actuator Resistance Inspection
Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove the electronic steering damper unit (see Steering Damper Removal in the Steering chapter). Connect a digitalmeter to the ESD actuator connector [A]. Measure the ESD actuator resistance. ESD Actuator Resistance Connections: BK lead [1] ← ...

Spring Preload Adjustment
To adjust the spring preload, turn the spring preload adjuster [A]. The standard adjuster setting is the 6 turns in from the fully counterclockwise position. WARNINGIf both adjusters are not adjusted equally, handling may be impaired and a hazardous condition may result. B ...

Special Tools
Bearing Puller: 57001-135 Head Pipe Outer Race Press Shaft: 57001-1075 Steering Stem Nut Wrench: 57001-1100 Bearing Driver Set: 57001-1129 Steering Stem Bearing Driver, 42.5: 57001-1344 Steering Stem Bearing Driver Adapter, 41.5: 57001-1345 Head Pipe Outer Race Driver, 55: 57001- ...