If the Engine Stalls or Runs Poorly
Check the fuel level in the fuel tank. If only a small quantity of fuel remains,
replenish the fuel tank. (Fuel in the tank cannot be completely consumed.)
Raise the side stand fully up before starting the engine. (If you try to move off
with the side stand is still down, the engine will stop.)
Make sure that correct fuel is used. If not, replace the fuel the correct type (see
If the clutch lever is felt spongy, there may be something wrong with the hydraulic
circuit. Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for maintenance.
In case of slow blinking of the turn signal lights, low volume of the horn sound,
or when you slide the engine start/stop switch and hear a click but the starter
motor does not rotate, the battery is discharged. Check the connections of the
battery terminals for looseness (see page 177). If necessary, tighten the bolts to
remove the looseness. If the above methods cannot solve the problems, ask an
authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection and maintenance.
If the coolant temperature warning indicator goes on, the engine may have over-
heated. Check the coolant level in the reserve tank after the engine cools down.
If the coolant quantity is less than the lower level, replenish the coolant or soft
water up to the upper level (see page 144). Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer
to identify the cause of the overheat immediately.
When the engine warning indicator on the meter goes on and stays on, there
is something wrong with the fuel injection system. Ask an authorized Kawasaki
dealer for inspection and maintenance.