Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Tire Wear, Damage

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Wheels / Tire Wear, Damage

As the tire tread wears down, the tire becomes more susceptible to puncture and failure. An accepted estimate is that 90% of all tire failures occur during the last 10% of tread life (90% worn).

So it is false economy and unsafe to use the tires until they are bald

Tire Wear, Damage


A. Tire Depth Gauge

Minimum Tread Depth


NOTE

Have the wheel balance inspected whenever a new tire is installed.

WARNING

Tires that have been punctured and repaired do not have the same capabilities as undamaged tires and can suddenly fail, causing an accident resulting in serious injury or death. Replace damaged tires as soon as possible. To ensure safe handling and stability, use only the recommended standard tires for replacement, inflated to the standard pressure. If it is necessary to ride on a repaired tire, do not exceed 100 km/h (60 mph) until the tire is replaced.

NOTE

When operating on public roadways, keep maximum speed under traffic law limits.

Standard Tire (Tubeless)


WARNING

Some 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.

New tires are slippery and may cause loss of control and injury.

A break-in period of 160 km (100 miles) is necessary to establish normal tire traction. During break-in, avoid sudden and maximum braking and acceleration, and hard cornering.

Payload and Tire Pressure
Failure to maintain proper inflation pressures or observe payload limits for your tires may adversely affect handling and performance of yourmotorcycle and can result in loss of control. The maxi ...

Battery
The battery installed in this motorcycle is a sealed type, so it is not necessary to check the battery electrolyte level or add distilled water. The sealing strip should not be pulled off once ...

Other materials:

Pressure Testing
Remove: Upper Fairing Assembly (see Upper Fairing Assembly Removal in the Frame chapter) Radiator Cap [A] Remove the radiator cap in two steps. First turn the cap counterclockwise to the first stop. Then push and turn it further in the same direction and remove the cap. Install the ...

Canister Inspection
Refer to the Evaporative Emission Control System Inspection (CAL and SEA-B1 Models) in the Periodic Maintenance chapter. 1. Green Hoses (Purge) 2. Fittings 3. Canister 4. White Hose (Vacuum) 5. Throttle Body Assy 6. Fuel Tank 7.Red Hose (Return) 8. Blue Hose (Breather) 9. Brack ...

Spark Plug Replacement
Remove the stick coils (see Stick Coil Removal in the Electrical System chapter). Remove the spark plugs using the 16 mm (0.63 in.) plug wrench [A] vertically. Replace the spark plug with new ones. Standard Spark Plug Type: NGK CR9EIA-9 Insert the spark plug vertically into the sp ...