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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Special Tools and Sealant
Compression Gauge, 20 kgf/cm²: 57001-221 Valve Spring Compressor Assembly: 57001-241 Valve Spring Compressor Adapter, 25: 57001-1019 Valve Seat Cutter, 45° - 27.5: 57001-1114 Valve Seat Cutter, 45° - 32: 57001-1115 Valve Seat Cutter, 32° - 28: 57001-1119 Valve Seat Cutter ...

Charging Voltage Inspection
Check the battery condition (see Charging Condition Inspection). Warm up the engine to obtain actual alternator operating conditions. Remove the front seat (see Front Seat Removal in the Frame chapter). Check that the ignition switch is turned off, and connect the hand tester [A] to t ...

Tire Installation
WARNINGSome replacement tires may adversely affect handling and cause an accident resulting in serious injury or death. To ensure proper handling and stability, use only the recommended standard tires for replacement, inflated to the standard pressure. Inspect the rim ...