Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Thermostat Inspection

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

If the valve is open, replace the thermostat with a new one.

Thermostat Inspection


The thermostat must be completely submerged and must not touch the container sides or bottom. Suspend an accurate thermometer [B] in the water so that the heat sensitive portions [C] are located in almost the same depth.

It must not touch the container, either.

If the measurement is out of the specified range, replace the thermostat with a new one.

Thermostat Valve Opening Temperature 58 62°C (136
144°F)


Thermostat Inspection


Thermostat Installation
Replace the O-rings [A] with new ones, and apply grease to them. Assemble: O-rings Thermostat Housing [B] Thermostat [C] Thermostat Cap [D] Install the thermostat [A] in the hous ...

Hoses and Pipes
Hose Installation Install the hoses and pipes, being careful to follow bending direction. Avoid sharp bending, kinking, flattening or twisting. Run the hoses (see Cable, Wire, and Hose Routi ...

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Throttle Body Assy Installation
Apply a thin coat of grease to the throttle cable lower ends. Fit the accelerator cable end [A] and the decelerator cable end [B] into the throttle pulley. Install the clamp [C] securely. Install the throttle body assy holder clamp bolt heads [A] outside as shown in the figure. ...

Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement
Remove the upper seat cover (see Seat Cover Removal in the Frame chapter). Disconnect the tail/brake light connector [A]. Turn the socket [A] counterclockwise and remove the socket together with the bulb. Push and turn the turn signal light bulb [A] counterclockwise an ...

Engine Oil
In order for the engine, transmission, and clutch to function properly, maintain the engine oil at the proper level, and change the oil and replace the oil filter in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart. Not only do dirt and metal particles collect in the oil, but the oil itself los ...