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  • Page 2 ENGLISH Motorcycle Owner's Manual Original instructions...
  • Page 4 SAFETY INFORMATION Quick Reference Guide GENERAL INFORMATION This Quick Reference Guide will HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE assist you in finding the information you're looking for. MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT APPENDIX MAINTENANCE RECORD A Table of Contents is included after the Foreword.
  • Page 5 Whenever you see the symbols NOTE ○ shown below, heed their instructions! NOTE indicates information that may Always follow safe operating and main- help or guide you in the operation or tenance practices. service of the vehicle. DANGER DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious in- jury.
  • Page 7 Foreword Congratulations on your purchase of a new Kawasaki motorcycle. Your new mo- torcycle is the product of Kawasaki's advanced engineering, exhaustive testing, and continuous striving for superior reliability, safety and performance. Please read this Owner's Manual carefully before riding so that you will be thoroughly familiar with the proper operation of your motorcycle's controls, its fea- tures, capabilities, and limitations.
  • Page 8 However, there may be minor differences between the actual product and illustra- tions and text in this manual. All products are subject to change without prior notice or obligation. KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD. Motorcycle & Engine Company © 2013 Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. Aug. 30, 2013. (1)
  • Page 9: Emission Control Information

    Emission Control Information To protect the environment in which we all live, Kawasaki has incorporated crankcase emission (1) and exhaust emission (2) control systems in compliance with applicable regulations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Additionally, Kawasaki has incorporated an evaporative emission control system (3) in compliance with applicable regulations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Page 10 3. Evaporative Emission Control System The evaporative emission control system for this vehicle consists of low permea- tion fuel hoses and fuel tank. High Altitude Performance Adjustment Information High Altitude adjustment is not required.
  • Page 11 Owner's Manual at your own expense. The Kawasaki Limited Emission Control System Warranty requires that you re- turn your motorcycle to an authorized Kawasaki dealer for remedy under warranty. Please read the warranty carefully, and keep it valid by complying with the owner's obligations it contains.
  • Page 12 Tampering With Noise Control System Prohibited Federal law prohibits the following acts or the causing thereof: (1) the removal or rendering inoperative by any person other than for purposes of maintenance, re- pair, or replacement, of any device or element of design incorporated into any new vehicle for the purpose of noise control prior to its sale or delivery to the ultimate purchaser or while it is in use, or (2) the use of the vehicle after such device or ele- ment of design has been removed or rendered inoperative by any person.
  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY INFORMATION ..... 14 GENERAL INFORMATION ....25 Read Owner's Manual ....... 14 Specifications ........25 Training ..........14 Serial Number Locations ....28 Daily Checks and Periodic Mainte- Location of Labels ......29 nance ..........14 Location of Parts ........
  • Page 14 Tool Kit ..........71 Clutch ..........111 Rear View Mirror ........ 72 Drive Chain ........112 Event Data Recorder ......73 Brakes ..........115 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE .. 75 Brake Light Switches ......117 Break-In ..........75 Suspension System ......119 Starting the Engine ......76 Front Fork ........
  • Page 15: Safety Information

    Checks section and the Periodic Main- safely. tenance section in the MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chapter for more Training information. Kawasaki strongly recommends that all operators of this vehicle complete a suitable motorcycle rider training pro- gram to learn the proper skills and...
  • Page 16: Loading And Accessories Information

    Weight of rider, passenger, baggage, and accessories must not exceed 180 kg (397 oughly checked at an authorized Ka- lb). wasaki dealer as soon as possible. With the exception of genuine Kawa- saki Parts and Accessories, Kawasaki has no control over the design or...
  • Page 17: Passenger

    Kawasaki Parts and Accessories eration. The passenger can affect have been specially designed for control of the motorcycle by improp- use on Kawasaki motorcycles. We er positioning during cornering and strongly recommend that all parts sudden movements. It is important...
  • Page 18: Baggage And Luggage

    SAFETY INFORMATION 4. Do not carry passengers unless security as often as possible (not passenger footpegs are installed. while the motorcycle is in motion) Instruct any passenger before rid- and adjust as necessary. ing to keep his or her feet on the 3.
  • Page 19: Other Load

    SAFETY INFORMATION of the steering assembly and can that Kawasaki cannot assume re- result in an unsafe riding condition. sponsibility for the results of such 3. Fairings, backrests, and other large unintended use of the motorcycle. items have the capability of ad- 2.
  • Page 20: Safe Operation

    Carbon Monoxide Hazard your motorcycle may have suffered damage that is not immediately appa- DANGER rent. Have your motorcycle thoroughly checked at a Kawasaki dealer as soon Exhaust gas contains carbon as possible. monoxide, a colorless, odorless poisonous gas. Inhaling carbon...
  • Page 21: Fueling

    SAFETY INFORMATION Fueling Protective Gear and Clothing Helmet WARNING Kawasaki strongly recommends both the operator and passenger wear a Gasoline is extremely flammable DOT-approved helmet even if this is and can be explosive under cer- not a legal requirement. tain conditions.
  • Page 22: Safe Riding Techniques

    SAFETY INFORMATION Gloves Safe Riding Techniques Wear gloves which have suitable Keep Hands on Handlebars protection for your hands, especially against abrasion. When riding always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the Clothing footpegs. Removing your hands from Wear protective clothing.
  • Page 23 SAFETY INFORMATION control, especially when riding in wet Riding in Wet Conditions conditions or on loose road surfaces, Rely more on the throttle to control when the ability to maneuver will be re- vehicle speed and less on the front duced.
  • Page 24: Additional Considerations For High Speed Operation

    SAFETY INFORMATION Riding on Rough Roads Additional Considerations for Exercise caution, slow down, and High Speed Operation grip the fuel tank with the knees for better stability. WARNING Acceleration Handling characteristics of a mo- When quick acceleration is neces- torcycle at high speeds may vary sary to pass another vehicle, shift to a from those you are familiar with lower gear to obtain the necessary...
  • Page 25 SAFETY INFORMATION Steering Coolant Looseness in the steering can cause To avoid overheating, check that the loss of control. Check to see that the coolant level is at the upper level line. handlebars turns freely but has no Electrical Equipment play.
  • Page 26: General Information

    GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Specifications PERFORMANCE Minimum Turning Radius 3.2 m (126 in.) DIMENSIONS Overall Length 2 045 mm (80.5 in.) Overall Width 790 mm (31.1 in.) Overall Height 1 055 mm (41.5 in.) Wheelbase 1 435 mm (56.5 in.) Road Clearance 125 mm (4.9 in.) Curb Mass...
  • Page 27 GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel System FI (Fuel Injection) Ignition System Battery and coil (transistorized ignition) Ignition Timing 10° BTDC at 1 100 r/min (rpm) ~ 40.2° BTDC at 5 200 (Electronically advanced) r/min (rpm) Spark Plug: Type NGK CR9EIA-9 0.8 ~ 0.9 mm (0.031 ~ 0.035 in.) Lubrication System Forced lubrication (wet sump) Engine Oil:...
  • Page 28 12 V 10 Ah Headlight: High Beam LED Low Beam Tail/Brake Light Even if one of LED (Light Emitting Diode) tail/brake light or headlight does not go on, consult with an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 29: Serial Number Locations

    GENERAL INFORMATION Serial Number Locations The engine and frame serial numbers are used to register the motorcycle. They are the only means of identifying your particular machine from others of the same model type. These serial numbers may be needed by your dealer when ordering parts.
  • Page 30: Location Of Labels

    GENERAL INFORMATION Location of Labels ○ All warning labels which are on your Refer to the actual vehicle label for vehicle are repeated here. Read labels model specific data grayed out in the on your vehicle and understand them illustration. thoroughly.
  • Page 31 GENERAL INFORMATION 2. Brake Fluid (Rear) 3. Battery Poison/Danger 4. Rear Shock Absorber Warning...
  • Page 32 GENERAL INFORMATION 5. Radiator Cap Danger 6. Fuel Notice 7. Important Drive Chain Information 8. Tire and Load Data...
  • Page 33 GENERAL INFORMATION 9. Vehicle Emission Control Information 10. Weight and Manufacture 11. ICES...
  • Page 38: Location Of Parts

    GENERAL INFORMATION Location of Parts 1. Rear View Mirrors 8. Left Handlebar Switches 2. Clutch Lever 9. Spring Preload Adjuster 3. Starter Lockout Switch 10. Ignition Switch/Steering Lock 4. Meter Instrument 11. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster 5. Brake Fluid Reservoir (Front) 12.
  • Page 39 GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Headlight 8. License Plate Light 15. Coolant Reserve Tank 2. Spark Plugs 9. Front Fork 16. Swingarm 3. Fuel Tank 10. Radiator 17. Drive Chain 4. Battery 11. Idle Adjusting Screw 18. Chain Adjuster 5. Tool Kit 12.
  • Page 40 GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Tail/Brake Light 9. Brake Discs 2. Passenger’s Seat 10. Brake Calipers 3. Rider’s Seat 11. Brake Fluid Reservoir (Rear) 4. Rear Shock Absorber 12. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster 5. Fuse Boxes 13. Rear Brake Light Switch 6. Fuel Tank Cap 14.
  • Page 41: Meter Instruments

    GENERAL INFORMATION Meter Instruments 1. Tachometer [4 000 r/min (rpm) or less] 2. Tachometer [4 000 r/min (rpm) or more] 3. Upper Button 4. Lower Button 5. Multifunction Meter 6. Economical Riding Indicator 7. Speedometer 8. Fuel Gauge 9. Multifunction Display - Odometer - Trip Meter A/B - Current/Average Mileage/Cruising Range...
  • Page 42: Indicators

    GENERAL INFORMATION Indicators ABS Indicator (Yellow) Engine Warning Indicator (Yellow) Left Turn Signal Indicator (Green) Right Turn Signal Indicator (Green) High Beam Indicator (Blue) Neutral Indicator (Green) Fuel Level Warning Indicator Coolant Temperature Warning Indicator Warning Indicator (Red) Battery Warning Indicator Oil Pressure Warning Indicator...
  • Page 43 When the ignition switch is turned goes off shorty after the motor- on, all indicators go on/off as shown in cycle starts moving. the table. If any indicator does not op- erate as shown, have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 44 The ABS has malfunctioned. ABS will not work but con- ventional brakes function. Have the ABS checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. The DFI system has malfunctioned. Have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. If this indicator blinks while pushing the starter button, the...
  • Page 45 Blink (including the fuel level warning system checked by an authorized all segments) Kawasaki dealer. These indicators go on whenever the coolant temperature rises to about 115°C (239°F). Refer to the Multifunction Display in the Display Setting section for more information and follow instructions in it.
  • Page 46 If the amount of en- gine oil is insufficient, add engine oil. If the oil level is good, have the engine checked by an authorized Kawasaki deal-...
  • Page 47 If this happens, first turn the ignition switch off, and then back on, and ride the motor- cycle at 6 km/h (3.7 mph) or more. The ABS indicator should then go off. If it does not, have the ABS checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Other Indicators *No.
  • Page 48: Speedometer/tachometer

    GENERAL INFORMATION the unit setting (km/h or mph) is cor- Speedometer/Tachometer rectly displayed before riding. Refer to the Unit Setting in the Dis- play Setting section. Tachometer The LCD display and LED display have tachometer function. The tach- ometer shows the engine speed in rev- olutions per minute (r/min, rpm).
  • Page 49: Display Setting

    • rectly, have it checked by an author- Push the upper button to select the ized Kawasaki dealer. brightness. Display Setting Display Brightness Setting The tachometer (LED) display bright- ness is auto set by the environment light.
  • Page 50 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ You can not change the mode of the multifunction meter while set the dis- play brightness. ○ The display brightness can not be changed while the input value to the speedometer is more than 5 km/h (4 mph).
  • Page 51 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ When the figures come to 999999, the display is stopped and locked. Trip Meter A. Upper Button To reset the trip meter: • B. Flow when pushing upper button Push the upper button to select the trip meter A or B.
  • Page 52 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Average Mileage ○ This display mode shows the aver- When the trip meter reaches 9999.9 age fuel consumption from the reset. while riding, the meter resets to 0.0 The average mileage display is re- and continues counting. newed every 5 seconds.
  • Page 53 GENERAL INFORMATION ○ until the vehicle has travelled 100 m To recover the cruising range value (328 ft). display add fuel to at least the level needed for the fuel level warning in- dicators to stop blinking. The cruising Cruising Range range may still be displayed with a This display shows the cruising low fuel level, but it will not be accu-...
  • Page 54 GENERAL INFORMATION If the coolant temperature rises to above 115°C (239°F) and below 120°C (248°F), the numerical value of the cur- rent coolant temperature starts blink- ing, the warning indicator and coolant temperature warning indicator also go A. Coolant Temperature Warning Indicator on.
  • Page 55 GENERAL INFORMATION • the cooling system checked by an au- Push the lower button and hold it un- thorized Kawasaki dealer. til both the hour and minute displays blink. NOTICE Stop the engine if the coolant temperature shows “HI.” Pro-...
  • Page 56: Features

    GENERAL INFORMATION Unit Setting Features A. Odometer B. Units Economical Riding Indicator • When riding the motorcycle effi- Display the odometer in the multi- ciently, the economical riding indicator function display. • appears on the multifunction meter to Push the lower button while pushing indicate favorable fuel consumption.
  • Page 57 GENERAL INFORMATION A. Economical Riding Indicator WARNING Failing to properly observe the road ahead increases the chance A. Segments of an accident resulting in severe B. F (full) injury or death. Do not concen- C. E (empty) trate on the economical riding in- NOTE dicator by taking your eyes off ○...
  • Page 58: Keys

    In the event you lose your keys, you will need the key number to have a du- plicate made. If you cannot locate your key number, contact the dealer where purchased your Kawasaki...
  • Page 59: Ignition Switch/steering Lock

    Contact your Kawasaki dealer to pur- chase additional spare keys either us- ing your original key as a master or using the key code on the tag or your key.
  • Page 60 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ The tail, city and license plate lights are on whenever the ignition key is in the “ON” position. Headlights (Low beam) go on when the starter button is released after starting the engine. To avoid battery discharge, always start the engine immediately after turning the ignition key to “ON.”...
  • Page 61: Right Handlebar Switches

    GENERAL INFORMATION The engine stop switch is for emer- Right Handlebar Switches gency use. If required, move the switch to the position. NOTE ○ Although the engine stop switch stops the engine, it does not turn off all the electrical circuits. Ordinarily, the ignition switch should be used to stop the engine.
  • Page 62: Left Handlebar Switches

    GENERAL INFORMATION headlight is on high beam ( ), the Left Handlebar Switches high beam indicator goes on. High beam..( Low beam..( A. Dimmer Switch B. Turn Signal Switch C. Horn Button A. High Beams D. Passing Button B. Low Beams E.
  • Page 63: Brake Lever Adjuster

    GENERAL INFORMATION Turn Signal Switch Push in the hazard switch with the ignition switch in the “ON” position. All When the turn signal switch is turned the turn signal lights and turn signal in- to the left ( ) or right ( ), the dicators will blink on and off.
  • Page 64: Fuel Tank Cap

    GENERAL INFORMATION minimum at Number 6 and maximum To close the cap, push it down into at Number 1. place with the key inserted. The key can be removed by turning counter- clockwise to the original position. Close the key hole cover. NOTE ○...
  • Page 65: Fuel Tank

    GENERAL INFORMATION A. Key Hole Cover A. Tank Cap B. Ignition Key B. Fuel Tank C. Fuel Tank Cap C. Top Level D. Filler Neck Fuel Tank The following octane rating gasoline is recommended for the fuel tank. Avoid filling the tank in the rain or where heavy dust is blowing so that the fuel does not get contaminated.
  • Page 66 GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel Requirement WARNING Fuel Type Use clean, fresh unleaded gasoline Gasoline is extremely flammable with an Antiknock Index equal to or and can be explosive under cer- higher than that shown in the table. tain conditions, creating the po- The Antiknock Index is posted on serv- tential for serious burns.
  • Page 67 GENERAL INFORMATION Fuels Containing Oxygenates NOTICE Gasoline frequently contains oxy- genates (alcohols and ethers) espe- Use minimum of 90 octane gaso- cially in areas of Canada and the U.S. line only to prevent severe engine which are required to sell such refor- damage.
  • Page 68 Never use gasoline with an oc- gasoline and methanol (wood al- tane rating lower than the mini- cohol) whenever possible, and mum specified by Kawasaki. Never use “gasohol” with more never use “gasohol” containing than 10% ethanol, or more than more than 5% methanol.
  • Page 69: Side Stand

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Never store this product with “ga- sohol” in the fuel system. Before storage it is recommended that you drain all fuel from the fuel system. See the Storage section in this manual. Side Stand A. Side Stand The motorcycle is equipped with the NOTE side stand.
  • Page 70: Seats

    GENERAL INFORMATION • NOTE Pull up the rear of rider's seat while ○ turning the key clockwise. • The motorcycle is equipped with a Remove the rider's seat backward. side stand switch. This switch is de- signed so that the engine does not start if the transmission is in gear and the side stand is down.
  • Page 71 GENERAL INFORMATION • Insert the hook at the rear of the rid- Passenger’s Seat Removal • Remove the rider's seat (see Rider's er's seat into the hole on the frame. • Seat Removal). Push down the rear part of the rider's •...
  • Page 72: Tying Hooks

    GENERAL INFORMATION A. Passenger's Seat A. Tying Hooks B. Tabs C. Frame Bracket Tool Kit • Install the rider's seat (see Rider's Seat Installation). The tool kit is located under the pas- senger's seat. The kit contains tools that can be Tying Hooks helpful in making roadside repairs, ad- When tying up light loads to the seat,...
  • Page 73: Rear View Mirror

    GENERAL INFORMATION A. Tool Kit A. Mirror Stay Cover Mounting Bolt B. Band B. Mirror Stay Cover • Loosen the locknut and turn the stay Rear View Mirror by hand. Rear View Mirror Adjustment NOTE • ○ Adjust the rear view mirror as fol- The locknut has left hand threads.
  • Page 74: Event Data Recorder

    3.4 ~ 4.9 N·m (0.35 ~ 0.50 kgf·m, 30 ~ 43 in·lb) Event Data Recorder In common with many other vehicle manufacturers, Kawasaki A. Locknut B. Stay equipped this motorcycle with an event C. Rear View Mirror data recorder (EDR). The purpose of •...
  • Page 75 ○ At no time other than in the event of EDR is required. Kawasaki will not an accident is EDR data stored for share EDR information without obtain- retrieval. ing your consent, unless required by ○...
  • Page 76: How To Ride The Motorcycle

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Maximum engine Break-In Distance traveled speed 0 ~ 800 km (0 ~ The first 1 600 km (1 000 mile) that 4 000 r/min (rpm) 500 mile) the motorcycle is ridden is designated as the break-in period.
  • Page 77: Starting The Engine

    (600 mile) it is extremely important that A. Engine Stop Switch the owner has the initial maintenance B. Starter Button service performed by an authorized • Turn the ignition key to “ON” posi- Kawasaki dealer. tion. • Make sure the transmission is in neutral.
  • Page 78 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE ○ The motorcycle is equipped with a vehicle-down sensor which causes the engine to stop automatically if the motorcycle falls down. The en- gine warning indicator ( ) blinks when the starter button is pressed if the engine cannot be started.
  • Page 79 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTICE Do not operate the starter contin- uously for more than 5 seconds, or the starter will overheat and the battery power will drop tem- porarily. Wait 15 seconds be- tween each operation of the starter to let it cool and the bat- tery power recover.
  • Page 80: Jump Starting

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Jump Starting DANGER If your motorcycle battery is “run Battery acid generates hydrogen gas which is flammable and ex- down”, it should be removed and plosive under certain conditions. charged. If this is not practical, a 12 It is present within a battery at all volt booster battery and jumper cables times, even in a discharged con-...
  • Page 81 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Remove the rider's seat (see Seats section in the GENERAL INFORMA- TION chapter). • Slide the red cap from the positive (+) terminal (see Battery section in the MAINTENANCE AND ADJUST- MENT chapter). • Connect a jumper cable from the positive (+) terminal of the booster battery to the positive (+) terminal of...
  • Page 82: Moving Off

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTICE DANGER Do not operate the starter contin- Batteries contain sulfuric acid uously for more than 5 seconds that can cause burns and pro- or the starter will overheat and duce hydrogen gas which is the battery power will drop tem- highly explosive.
  • Page 83: Shifting Gears

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Open the throttle a little, and start to designed so that the engine does not let out the clutch lever very slowly. start if the transmission is in gear • As the clutch starts to engage, open and the side stand is down.
  • Page 84 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Shifting down km/h (mph) WARNING 6th → 5th 30 (19) Downshifting to a lower gear at 5th → 4th 25 (15) high speed causes engine rpm to 4th → 3rd increase excessively, potentially 20 (12) damaging the engine and it may 3rd →...
  • Page 85: Braking

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE applying the brakes as hard as pos- Braking sible without skidding. • • Even in motorcycles equipped with Close the throttle completely, leaving ABS, braking during cornering may the clutch engaged (except when cause wheel slip. When turning a shifting gears) so that the engine will corner, it is better to limit braking to help slow down the motorcycle.
  • Page 86: Anti-lock Brake System (abs)

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE prevent wheel lock-up and allows sta- ble steering control while stopping. Brake control function is identical to that of a conventional motorcycle. The brake lever is used for the front brake and the brake pedal for the rear brake. Although the ABS provides stability while stopping by preventing wheel lock-up, remember the following char-...
  • Page 87 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE distance of a motorcycle with ABS WARNING may be longer than that of an equiv- alent motorcycle without ABS. Use ABS cannot protect the rider from special caution in such areas. all possible hazards and is not a •...
  • Page 88: Stopping The Engine

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE good condition according to the “Bat- WARNING tery Maintenance” section. Use of non-recommended tires may cause malfunctioning of Stopping the Engine ABS and can lead to extended • braking distance. The rider could Close the throttle completely. •...
  • Page 89: Stopping The Motorcycle In An Emergency

    Emergency fuel injection system. In an emergency situation such as Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been throttle failure, your vehicle may be designed and manufactured to provide stopped by applying the brakes and you optimum safety and convenience.
  • Page 90: Parking

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Parking WARNING The engine and exhaust system WARNING get extremely hot during normal operation and can cause serious Operating or parking the vehicle burns. near flammable materials can Never touch a hot engine, ex- cause a fire, and can result in haust pipe, or muffler during op- property damage or severe per- eration or after stopping the...
  • Page 91 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • If parking inside a garage or other structure, be sure it is well ventilated and the motorcycle is not close to any source of flame or sparks; this includes any appliance with a pilot light.
  • Page 92: Maintenance And Adjustment

    Please note that Kawasaki cannot assume any responsibility for damage result- ing from incorrect or improper adjustment made by the owner.
  • Page 93 NOTE ○ If a torque wrench is not available, the maintenance items which require a spe- cific torque value should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 94: Daily Checks

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Daily Checks Check the following items each day before you ride. The time required is minimal, and habitual performance of these checks will help ensure you a safe, reliable ride. If any irregularities are found during these checks, refer to the MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chapter or see your dealer for the action required to return the motorcycle to a safe operating condition.
  • Page 95 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Operation Page Bolt, nuts and fasteners – Check for loose and/or missing bolts, nuts and fasteners Steering – Action smooth but not loose from lock to lock – No binding of control cables Brakes Brake pad wear Brake fluid level –...
  • Page 96 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Operation Page Coolant level between level lines (when engine is cold) Electrical equipment – All lights (head, tail/brake, turn signal, warning/indicator) and horn work Engine stop switch – Stops engine Side stand – Return to its fully up position by spring tension –...
  • Page 97: Periodic Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Periodic Maintenance *A: Service at number of years shown or indicated odometer reading intervals, which- ever comes first. *B: For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here. *C: Service more frequently when operating in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy, high speed, or frequent starting/stopping.
  • Page 98 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) See year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items ○ – Engine vacuum synchronization – Fuel system – Fuel hose Coolant level – Cooling system : every 36 000 km –...
  • Page 99 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) See year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items Wheels and tires – Wheel bearing damage Drive chain lubrication condition (*C) : every 600 km (400 mile) : every 1 000 km (600 Drive chain slack (*C) mile)
  • Page 100 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) See year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items Brake hose/rubber parts of brake mas- : every 48 000 km – ter cylinder and caliper (30 000 mile) Brake pad wear (*C) Brake light switch operation...
  • Page 101: Engine Oil

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Engine Oil Oil Level Inspection • If the engine is cold, start the engine and run it for several minutes at idle speed. • Stop the engine, then wait several minutes until the oil settles. NOTICE A. Oil Level Inspection Window Racing the engine before the oil B.
  • Page 102 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Oil and/or Oil Filter Change • Warm up the engine thoroughly, and then stop it. • Place an oil pan beneath the engine. • Remove the engine oil drain bolt. WARNING Engine oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of used oil properly.
  • Page 103 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT item should be serviced by an au- thorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Packing • Install the drain bolt with a new gas- ket. Tighten it to the specified tor- A. Oil Filter que. • Apply a thin film of oil to the packing...
  • Page 104 Although 10W-40 engine oil is the SAE 10W-40 recommended oil for most conditions, the oil viscosity may need to be *Kawasaki Mineral M4 and Kawasaki changed to accommodate atmospheric Synthetic S4 have been specifically conditions in your riding area. engineered for your vehicle. Consis-...
  • Page 105: Coolant

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT between the F (Full) and L (Low) lev- el lines. • Start the engine. • Check the oil level and oil leakage. A. F (Full) Level Line Coolant B. L (Low) Level Line C. Reserve Tank Coolant Level Inspection •...
  • Page 106 Have the cooling sys- tem inspected by your authorized Kawasaki dealer. • Install the reserve tank cap. Coolant Change A. Reserve Tank Cap Have the coolant changed by an au- thorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 107: Air Cleaner

    Cleaning referring to the relation between freez- and replacement of the air cleaner ele- ing point and strength directed on the ment should be done by an authorized container. Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 108: Throttle Control System

    If there is any oil in the transparent steering positions. • reservoir, remove the transparent If the throttle grip does not return reservoir from the lower end of the properly, have the throttle control drain hose and drain the oil. system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 109 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Check the throttle grip free play by Loosen the locknuts at the upper turning back and forth. ends of the throttle cables, and screw both throttle cable adjusters completely so as to give the throttle grip plenty of play.
  • Page 110 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • With the engine idling, turn the han- dlebars to each side. If handlebars movement changes the idle speed, the throttle cables may be improperly adjusted or incorrectly routed, or they may be damaged.
  • Page 111: Idle Speed

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Idle Speed Idle Speed Adjustment • Start the engine, and warm it up thor- oughly. • Adjust the idle speed by turning the idle adjusting screw. NOTE ○ While the engine is cold, the fast idle system automatically raises the en- A.
  • Page 112: Clutch

    If there is any irregu- larity, have the clutch cable checked Clutch Cable Free Play Adjustment • Turn the adjuster so that the clutch by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • lever will have the specified free Check the clutch lever play. play.
  • Page 113: Drive Chain

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Use a lubricant for sealed chains to WARNING prevent deterioration of chain seals. If the chain is especially dirty, clean it us- Excess clutch cable play could ing a cleaner for sealed chains follow- prevent clutch disengagement ing the instructions supplied by the and cause a crash resulting in chain cleaner manufacturer.
  • Page 114 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Wipe off any lubricant that gets on the tire surface. Drive Chain Slack Inspection • Set the motorcycle up on its side stand. • Clean the chain if it is dirty, and lubri- cate it if it appears dry. •...
  • Page 115 Chain Adjuster Clamp Bolts: 64 N·m (6.5 kgf·m, 47 ft·lb) NOTE A. Clamp Bolt ○ B. Chain Adjuster If a torque wrench is not available, C. Allen Wrench this item should be serviced by an D. Notch authorized Kawasaki dealer. E. Marks...
  • Page 116: Brakes

    With the brake fluid reservoirs held If you feel there is something wrong horizontal, the brake fluid level must when applying the brakes, have the be kept between the upper and lower brake system checked by an author- level lines. ized Kawasaki dealer immediately.
  • Page 117 In this case, have the brake system inspected by an au- thorized Kawasaki dealer. Brake Pad Wear Inspection Inspect the brakes for wear. For each front and rear disc brake caliper, if the...
  • Page 118: Brake Light Switches

    Turn the ignition switch on. C. 1 mm (0.04 in.) • The brake light should go on when the front brake is applied. • If it does not, ask your authorized Kawasaki dealer to inspect the front brake light switch.
  • Page 119 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Check the operation of the rear Brake Light Switch Adjustment • Remove the right front footpeg brake light switch by depressing the bracket bolts. brake pedal. The brake light should • Pull the footpeg bracket a little bit go on after the proper pedal travel.
  • Page 120: Suspension System

    25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ft·lb) NOTE ○ If a torque wrench is not available, this item should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Rear Brake Light Switch B. Adjusting Nut Suspension System C. Lights sooner D. Lights later...
  • Page 121 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster clockwise to in- crease spring preload and stiffen the suspension. • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease spring preload and soft- en the suspension. NOTICE Do not turn the adjuster beyond the fully seated position or the adjusting mechanism may be A.
  • Page 122 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster clockwise with a standard tip screwdriver to increase damping force. • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease damping force. NOTICE Do not turn the adjuster beyond the fully seated position or the adjusting mechanism may be damaged.
  • Page 123: Rear Shock Absorber

    If the spring action feels too soft or the fully seated position or the too stiff, have it adjusted by an author- adjusting mechanism may be ized Kawasaki dealer. damaged. Rebound Damping Force Adjustment The adjuster is located at the lower end of the rear shock absorber.
  • Page 124 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE Do not turn the adjuster beyond the fully seated position or the adjusting mechanism may be damaged. A. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster...
  • Page 125: Setting Tables

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Setting Tables Front Fork Spring Preload Setting Softest setting limit Standard Hardest setting limit 6 1/4 turns Adjuster Position 20 turns in** in** ←→ Spring Action Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→ Load Light Heavy ←→ Road Good ←→...
  • Page 126 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Front Fork Damping Force Settings Softest setting Hardest setting Standard limit limit Rebound 5 1/2 turns out** 2 1/2 turns out** Adjuster Position: Compression 7 turns out** 4 1/2 turns out** ←→ Damping Force Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard...
  • Page 127 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rear Shock Absorber Damping Force Settings Softest setting Hardest setting Standard limit limit 3/4 turns Adjuster Position: Rebound 2 1/2 turns out** out** ←→ Damping Force Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→ Load Light Heavy ←→ Road Good ←→...
  • Page 128: Wheels

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Wheels Tire Pressure Inspection • Remove the air valve cap. • Check the tire pressure often, using an accurate gauge. • Make sure to install the air valve cap securely. NOTE ○ A. Tire Pressure Gauge Measure the tire pressure when the tires are cold (that is, when the mo- Tire Air Pressure (when cold) torcycle has not been ridden more...
  • Page 129 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Minimum Tread Depth So it is false economy and unsafe to — use the tires until they are bald. Front 1 mm (0.04 in.) Under 130 km/h Tire Wear Inspection • 2 mm (0.08 in.) (80 mph) Measure the depth of the tread with Rear a depth gauge, and replace any tire...
  • Page 130 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Tires that have been punctured and repaired do not have the same capabilities as undamaged tires and can suddenly fail, caus- ing an accident resulting in seri- ous injury or death. Replace damaged tires as soon as possi- ble.
  • Page 131: Battery

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Standard Tire (Tubeless) WARNING Make, Type: DUNLOP, D214F T New tires are slippery and may Front Size: cause loss of control and injury. 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) A break-in period of 160 km (100 miles) is necessary to establish Make, Type: DUNLOP, D214 T normal...
  • Page 132 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT (check with your Kawasaki dealer). If NOTICE you will not be using the motorcycle for longer than two weeks, the battery Never remove the sealing strip, should be charged using an appropri- or the battery can be damaged.
  • Page 133 If the above chargers are not avail- It is present within a battery at all able, use equivalent one. times, even in a discharged con- For more details, ask your Kawasaki dition. Keep all flames and sparks dealer. (cigarettes) away from the bat- tery.
  • Page 134 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Remove the rider's seat. Refer to the Take the battery out of the battery Seats section in the GENERAL IN- case. • FORMATION chapter. Clean the battery using a solution of • Slide the red cap from the positive baking soda and water.
  • Page 135: Headlight

    Turn the horizontal adjuster in or out until the beam points straight ahead. Headlight Headlight aiming should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. WARNING The cooling fins at the rear of headlight become very hot during normal operation and can cause serious burns.
  • Page 136: Fuses

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT road far enough ahead. If adjusted too high, the high beam will fail to illumi- nate the road close ahead, and the low beam will blind oncoming drivers. • Turn the vertical adjuster in or out to adjust the headlight vertically.
  • Page 137 Kawasaki dealer. the standard fuse. Replace the The main fuse removal should be blown fuse with a new one of the done by an authorized Kawasaki deal- correct capacity, as specified on the fuse boxes and main fuse. A. Fuse Boxes B.
  • Page 138: General Lubrication

    Clutch Lever (K) Throttle Inner Cable Upper Ends • Front Brake Lever • Rear Brake Pedal (K): Should be serviced by an author- ized Kawasaki dealer. Lubricate the following cables with a pressure cable luber • (K) Clutch Inner Cable...
  • Page 139: Cleaning Your Motorcycle

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE WARNING ○ After connecting the cables, adjust Build-up of debris or flammable them. material in and around the ve- hicle chassis, engine, and ex- Cleaning Your Motorcycle haust cause mechanical problems and increase the risk of General Precautions fire.
  • Page 140: Washing Your Motorcycle

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Be sure the engine and exhaust are system, brake components, electri- cool before washing. cal components, muffler outlets, and • Avoid applying degreaser to seals, fuel tank openings. brake pads, and tires. • Washing Your Motorcycle Avoid all harsh chemicals, solvents, •...
  • Page 141 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ○ not let the water air dry as this can Condensation may form on the in- damage the painted surfaces. side of the headlight lens after riding • Start the engine and let it idle for sev- in the rain, washing the motorcycle eral minutes.
  • Page 142 Using high-pressure water, as • If any doubt, consult an authorized from a car wash facility, could Kawasaki dealer. damage the radiator fins and im- pair the radiator's effectiveness. Other Plastic Parts Do not obstruct or deflect airflow After washing use a soft cloth to gen- through the radiator by installing tly dry plastic parts.
  • Page 143 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chrome/aluminum polish. Coated alu- NOTICE minum should be washed with a mild neutral detergent and finished with a Plastic parts may deteriorate and spray polish. Aluminum wheels, both break if they come in contact with painted and unpainted can be cleaned chemical substances or house- with special non-acid based wheel hold cleaning products such as...
  • Page 144 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Rubber protectants can be slip- pery and, if used on the tread area, cause loss of traction re- sulting in accident causing injury or death. Do not apply rubber protectant to any tread area.
  • Page 145: Appendix

    APPENDIX APPENDIX Storage Preparation for Storage • Clean the entire vehicle thoroughly. • Run the engine for about five minutes to warm the oil, shut it off, and drain the en- gine oil. WARNING Engine oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of used oil properly. Contact your local authorities for approved disposal methods or possible recycling.
  • Page 146 APPENDIX WARNING Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under certain con- ditions, creating the potential for serious burns. Turn the ignition key off. Do not smoke. Make sure the area is well ventilated and free from any source of flame or sparks; this includes any appliance with a pilot light. Gasoline is a toxic substance.
  • Page 147: Troubleshooting Guide

    APPENDIX keep dampness away from the tire rubber.) • Spray oil on all unpainted metal surfaces to prevent rusting. Avoid getting oil on rubber parts or in the brakes. • Lubricate the drive chain and all the cables. • Remove the battery, and store it where it will not be exposed to direct sunlight, moisture, or freezing temperatures.
  • Page 148 APPENDIX • Fuse blown • Battery cables do not make good electrical contact with battery terminals • Battery discharged Engine Cranks, But Won't Start • No fuel in tank • Fuel line clogged • Fuel broken down • Engine flooded •...
  • Page 149: Your Warranty/owner Satisfaction

    You can find the warranty period in the Kawasaki Limited Warranty Certificate your Ka- wasaki dealer provided to you at the time of sale. The warranty does not cover the cost of regularly-scheduled maintenance.
  • Page 150 Much of the warranty coverage offered by the limited warranty can be extended by purchasing Kawasaki’s Good Time™ Protection Plan (GTPP). See your Kawa- saki dealer or go to for more information if you don’t already have the GTPP.
  • Page 151 Whether you do it yourself or take your vehicle to a Kawasaki dealer, be sure to record your service in the Maintenance Record section of this Owner’s Manual.
  • Page 152 Kawasaki if the repair is one that will be covered by the limited warranty. The dealership will also file all necessary paperwork. The dealership is responsible for correctly completing any necessary repairs, whether they are covered by the limited warranty or not.
  • Page 153 Want to Contact Kawasaki? This owner’s manual should answer most of your questions about your Kawasa- ki. Your Kawasaki dealer should either be able to answer any other questions you might have immediately or be able to find the answer for you.
  • Page 154: Environmental Protection

    To help preserve the environment, properly discard used batteries, tires, oils and fluids, or other vehicle components that you might dispose of in the future. Consult your authorized Kawasaki dealer or local environmental waste agency for their proper disposal procedure. This also applies to disposal of the entire vehicle at the...
  • Page 155: Maintenance Record

    MAINTENANCE RECORD MAINTENANCE RECORD Owner Name ..................Address ....................Phone Number ..................Engine Number ..................Vehicle Number ................... Key Code ....................Selling Dealer Name ................Phone Number ..................Warranty Start Date ................Note: Keep this information and a spare key in a secure location. Odometer Date Maintenance Performed...
  • Page 156 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 157 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 158 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 159 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 160 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...

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