Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Stopping the Motorcycle in an Emergency

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Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been designed and manufactured to provide you optimum safety and convenience.

However, in order to fully benefit from Kawasaki’s safety engineering and craftsmanship, it is essential that you, the owner and operator, properly maintain your motorcycle and become thoroughly familiar with its operation.

Improper maintenance can create a dangerous situation known as throttle failure. Two of the most common causes of throttle failure are:

1. An improperly serviced or clogged air cleaner may allow dirt and dust to enter the throttle body and stick the throttle open.

2. During removal of the air cleaner, dirt is allowed to enter and jam the fuel injection system.

In an emergency situation such as throttle failure, your vehicle may be stopped by applying the brakes and disengaging the clutch. Once this stopping procedure is initiated, the engine stop switch may be used to stop the engine. If the engine stop switch is used, turn off the ignition switch after stopping the motorcycle.

Stopping the engine
Close the throttle completely. Shift the transmission into neutral Turn the ignition key to “OFF”. Support the motorcycle on a firm, level surface with the side stand. Lock the steeri ...

Parking
WARNINGOperating or parking the vehicle near flammable materials can cause a fire, and can result in property damage or severe personal injury. Do not idle or park your vehicle ...

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Sprocket Wear Inspection
Visually inspect the engine and rear sprocket teeth for wear and damage. If the teeth are worn as illustrated, replace the sprocket, and inspect the drive chain wear (see Drive Chain Wear Inspection in the Periodic Maintenance chapter). Worn Tooth (Engine Sprocket) [A] Worn Tooth (Rear ...

Fuel Injector Output Voltage Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove the ECU (see ECU Removal). Do not disconnect the ECU connector Connect a digital meter [A] to the connector (gray) [B] with the needle adapter set. Special Tool - Needle Adapter Set: 57001-1457 ...

Rear Shock Absorber Removal
Remove: Lower Fairings (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter) Fuel Tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System chapter) Bolts [A] (Both Sides) Foot Guard [B] (Both Sides) Squeeze the brake lever slowly and hold it with a band [A]. WARNINGBe sure to h ...