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This manual is designed primarily for use by
trained mechanics in a properly equipped shop.
However, it contains enough detail and basic in-
formation to make it useful to the owner who de-
sires to perform his own basic maintenance and
repair work. A basic knowledge of mechanics,
the proper use of tools, and workshop proce-
dures must be understood in order to carry out
and repair satisfactorily.
ever the owner has insufficient experience or
doubts his ability to do the work, all adjust-
ments, maintenance, and repair should be car-
ried out only by qualified mechanics.
In order to perform the work efficiently and
to avoid costly mistakes,
read the text, thor-
oughly familiarize yourself with the procedures
before starting work, and then do the work care-
fully in a clean area. Whenever special tools or
equipment are specified, do not use makeshift
tools or equipment.
Precision measurements
can only be made if the proper instruments are
used, and the use of substitute tools may ad-
versely affect safe operation.
For the duration of the warranty
we recommend that all repairs and scheduled
maintenance be performed in accordance with
this service manual. Any owner maintenance or
repair procedure not performed in accordance
with this manual may void the warranty.
To get the longest life out of your vehicle:
Follow the Periodic Maintenance Chart in the
Service Manual.
Be alert for problems
and non-scheduled
Use proper tools and genuine Kawasaki Mo-
torcycle parts.
Special tools, gauges,
testers that are necessary
when servicing
Kawasaki motorcycles are introduced by the
Special Tool Catalog or Manual.
parts provided as spare parts are listed in the
Parts Catalog.
Follow the procedures in this manual care-
fully. Don't take shortcuts.
Remember to keep complete records of main-
tenance and repair with dates and any new
parts installed.
How to Use This Manual
In preparing this manual, we divided the prod-
uct into its major systems. These systems be-
came the manual's chapters.
All information
for a particular system from adjustment through
disassembly and inspection is located in a sin-
gle chapter.
The Quick Reference Guide shows you all
of the product's system and assists in locating
their chapters. Each chapter in turn has its own
comprehensive Table of Contents.
The Periodic Maintenance
Chart is located
in the General Information chapter. The chart
gives a time schedule for required maintenance
If you want spark plug information, for exam-
ple, go to the Periodic Maintenance Chart first.
The chart tells you how frequently to clean and
gap the plug. Next, use the Quick Reference
Guide to locate the Electrical System chapter.
Then, use the Table of Contents on the first
page of the chapter to find the Spark Plug sec-
you see these WARNING
heed their instructions!
Always follow safe operating and maintenance
This warning symbol identifies special
instructions or procedures which, if not
correctly followed, could result in per-
sonal injury, or loss of life.
This caution symbol identifies
instructions or procedures which, if not
strictly observed, could result in dam-
age to or destruction of equipment.
This manual contains four more symbols (in
addition to WARNING and CAUTION) which will
help you distinguish different types of informa-


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