Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Starting the Engine

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Check that the engine stop switch is in the
position.

Starting the Engine


A. Engine Stop Switch

B. Starter Button

Starting the Engine


A. Neutral Indicator Light

B. Ignition Switch

C. “ON” position

NOTE

After the meter operation check, leaving the throttle completely closed, push the starter button.

NOTICE

Do not operate the starter continuously for more than 5 seconds, or the starter will overheat and the battery power will drop temporarily. Wait 15 seconds between each operation of the starter to let it cool and the battery power recover.

NOTE

Starting the Engine


A. Clutch Lever

B. Starter Lockout Switch

NOTICE

Do not let the engine idle longer than five minutes, or engine overheating and damage may occur.

How to ride the motorcycle
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Jump starting
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Situate the motorcycle so that it is perpendicular to the ground. Check the coolant level through the coolant level gauge on the reserve tank located to the left of the engine. The coolant level should be between the “F” (Full) and “L” (Low) level lines. A. Reserve Ta ...

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