Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual: Coolant

Kawasaki Ninja Owners Manual / Maintenance and adjustment / Cooling System / Coolant

Coolant absorbs excessive heat from the engine and transfers it to the air at the radiator. If the coolant level becomes low, the engine overheats and may suffer severe damage. Check the coolant level each day before riding the motorcycle, also carry out the maintenance and adjustments in accordance with the periodic maintenance chart.

Replenish coolant if the level is low.

Change the coolant in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart.

Radiator Hoses
Check the radiator hoses for leakage, cracks or deterioration, and connections for leakage, or looseness each day before riding the motorcycle, and carry out the maintenance and adjustments in ac ...

Information for Coolant
To protect the cooling system (consisting of the aluminum engine and radiator) from rust and corrosion, the use of corrosion and rust inhibitor chemicals in the coolant is essential. If coolant c ...

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Valve-to-Guide Clearance Measurement (Wobble Method)
If a small bore gauge is not available, inspect the valve guide wear by measuring the valve to valve guide clearance with the wobble method as indicated below. Insert a new valve [A] into the guide [B] and set a dial gauge against the stem perpendicular to it as close as possible to the cy ...

US, CA and CAL Models
1. Hold the water hose [A]. Insert the tab into the slot. 2. Hold the water hose [B]. Insert the tab into the slot. 3. Water Hose Fitting on Cylinder Head 4. Heat Insulation Rubber Plate 5. Run the crankshaft sensor lead and the oil pressure switch lead into the slot, and hook the slot on ...

Oil Filter Replacement
Drain the engine oil (see Engine Oil Change). Remove the left lower fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Remove the oil filter [A] with the oil filter wrench [B]. Special Tool - Oil Filter Wrench: 57001-1249 Replace the filter with a new one. Apply grease t ...