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 A Table of Contents is included after the Foreword.
Kawasaki recommends that you follow the tire manufacturer’s instructions and warnings, and that you consult the tire manufacturer to select the appropriate tires for the course or riding conditions.
Exhaust Emission The exhaust sound level (standstill) of this vehicle is 120 dB (A) measured in the method bellow. Before riding, confirm the noise regulation of the closed course where you are go- ing to ride. The exhaust noise level measuring method may differ from one course to another.
NOTE Whenever you see the symbols ○ 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. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY DANGER This motorcycle is sold AS IS, with all DANGER indicates a hazardous...
Motorcycle Noise Emission Control Information This motorcycle is designed for closed course use only. It does not conform to U.S. EPA motorcycle noise standards.
WARNING Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehi- cle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproduc- tive harm.
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. As with any mechanical device, proper care and maintenance are important for trouble-free operation and top performance.
It is important to keep your motorcy- mation, it is recommended that an cle properly maintained and in safe rid- authorized Kawasaki Dealer performs ing condition. Inspect your motorcy- the periodic maintenance as directed cle before every ride and carry out all in the Owner’s Manual.
SAFETY INFORMATION If you notice any irregular operat- Fueling ing condition, have your motorcycle thoroughly checked at an authorized Kawasaki dealer as soon as possible. WARNING Safe Operation Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under cer- The following should be carefully ob- tain conditions.
SAFETY INFORMATION Never Ride with Drugs or Alcohol Protective Gear and Clothing Alcohol and drugs impair your judg- Before going to a closed course, ask ment and reaction time. Never con- the course office about the protective sume alcohol or drugs before or while gear and clothing which must be worn riding motorcycles.
GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Specifications PERFORMANCE Minimum Turning Radius 3.4 m (134 in.) DIMENSIONS Overall Length 2 070 mm (81.50 in.) Overall Width 770 mm (30.3 in.) Overall Height 1 160 mm (45.67 in.) Wheelbase 1 450 mm (57.09 in.) Road Clearance 130 mm (5.12 in.) Curb Mass...
GENERAL INFORMATION Starting System Electric starter Cylinder Numbering Method Left to right, 1-2-3-4 Firing Order 1-2-4-3 Fuel System FI (Fuel Injection) Ignition System Battery and coil (transistorized ignition) 10° BTDC @1 100 r/min (rpm) ∼ 38.3° BTDC @5 500 Ignition Timing (Electronically advanced) r/min (rpm) Spark Plug:...
GENERAL INFORMATION Driving System Chain drive Primary Reduction Ratio 1.551 (76/49) Final Reduction Ratio 2.333 (42/18) Overall Drive Ratio 4.878 (Top gear) Gear Ratio: 3.188 (51/16) 2.526 (48/19) 2.045 (45/22) 1.727 (38/22) 1.524 (32/21) 1.348 (31/23) FRAME Caster 25.1° Trail 108 mm (4.25 in.) Tire Size: Front...
*LED *: LED (Light Emitting Diode) tail/brake light does not illuminate in a factory shipping state. If tail/brake light is used, consult with an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Specifications are subject to change without notice, and may not apply to every...
GENERAL INFORMATION Serial Number Locations The engine and frame serial numbers are the only means of identifying your par- ticular machine from others of the same model type. These serial numbers may be needed by your dealer when ordering parts. In the event of theft, the investigating authorities will require both numbers as well as the model type and any peculiar features of your machine that can help them identify it.
GENERAL INFORMATION Location of Parts 1. Clutch Fluid Reservoir 8. Rebound Damping Force Adjusters 2. Meter Instrument 9. Electronic Steering Damper (ESD) 3. Brake Fluid Reservoir (Front) 10. Ignition Switch/Steering Lock 4. Clutch Lever 11. Right Handlebar Switches 5. Left Handlebar Switches 12.
GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Air Cleaner 9. Side Stand Switch 2. Spark Plugs 10. Side Stand 3. Fuel Tank 11. Shift Pedal 4. Battery 12. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster 5. Tool Kit 13. Rear Shock Absorber 6. Tail/Brake Light (Unable to function 14.
GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Seat Pad 11. Spring Preload Adjuster 2. Hip Support 12. Compression Damping Force 3. Fuse Boxes Adjuster 4. Seat 13. Rear Brake Light Switch (Unable to 5. Fuel Tank Cap function in a factory shipping state) 6. Coolant Reserve Tank 14.
□ : Goes on. table. If any indicator does not operate ■ : Goes off. as shown, have it checked by an autho- goes off shorty after the rized Kawasaki dealer. motorcycle starts moving.
Status cators Blink* The electronic steering damper system has malfunctioned. Have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. The KIBS system has malfunctioned. KIBS system Blink will not work but ABS function. Have the KIBS system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
Have the fuel level warning system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. The DFI system has malfunctioned. Have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. If this indicator blinks while sliding the engine start/stop switch, the vehicle-down sensor has been tripped and the Blink engine cannot be started.
If the warning indicator appears and the “KLCM OFF” message blinks on the multifunction meter, the KLCM system has malfunctioned. Have the KLCM system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. If the warning indicator appears and the KTRC mode indicator* blinks on the multifunction meter, the KTRC system has malfunctioned.
If the amount of engine oil is insufficient, add engine oil. If the oil level is good, have the engine checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. This indicator appears whenever the coolant temperature rises to about 115°C (239°F). Refer to the Coolant Temperature in the Display Select section for more information and follow instruction in it.
5 km/h (3.1 mph) or more. The ABS indicator should then go off. If it does not, have the ABS checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. *3: All indicators of the KTRC mode indicator are blinks. Refer to the Meter Instruments...
GENERAL INFORMATION Other Indicators *No. Indicators Status When the KTRC functions, this indicator blinks. When the transmission is in neutral, this indicator appears. When the KEBC mode is “LIGHT,” this indicator appears. When the KQS mode is “ON,” this indicator appears. When the ABS OFF mode is “R OFF”...
GENERAL INFORMATION The unit setting can be changed ac- Speedometer/Tachometer cording to local regulations. Make sure the unit setting (km/h or mph) is cor- rectly displayed before riding. Refer to the Unit Setting in the Setting Mode section. Tachometer The tachometer shows the engine speed in revolutions per minute (r/min, rpm).
GENERAL INFORMATION Multifunction Display NOTE ○ select Multifunction Display The multifunction display is dis- Mode: played in the unit depending on the • Push the upper button or lower but- unit setting. ton to select the display mode. The display modes can be shifted in the following order.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Upper Button B. Lower Button C. Flow when pushing upper button D. Flow when pushing lower button E. Main Menu F. Warning Messages...
GENERAL INFORMATION The setting mode and record mode can be selected from Menu Mode. To select Setting Mode or Record Mode: • Push and hold the mode button to change the display to the menu mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the setting mode or the record mode, and then push the A.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Mode Button B. Upper Button C. Lower Button D. Flow when pushing and holding mode button E. Flow when pushing upper button F. Flow when pushing lower button G. Main Menu H. Menu Mode...
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Upper Button B. Lower Button C. Flow when pushing upper button D. Flow when pushing lower button E. Setting Mode...
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Upper Button B. Lower Button C. Flow when pushing upper button D. Flow when pushing lower button E. Record Mode...
GENERAL INFORMATION To select KTRC Mode: • Refer to the Kawasaki TRaction Con- trol (KTRC) section in the HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE chapter. To select KLCM Mode: • Refer to the Kawasaki Launch Con- NOTE trol Mode (KLCM) section in the ○...
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE After a few seconds of riding the nu- ○ merical value is displayed. When the trip meter reaches 9999.9 while riding, the meter resets to 0.0 Average Mileage and continues counting. This display shows the average fuel consumption from the reset.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ When the battery is disconnected, the average mileage resets to “– –. –.” ○ After resetting the average mileage, the numerical value is not displayed A. Fuel Consumption until the vehicle has travelled 100 m To reset the fuel consumption: (328 ft).
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Coolant Temperature If the coolant temperature is below 40°C (104°F), “– – –” is displayed. A. Coolant Temperature Warning Indicator If the coolant temperature rises to 120°C (248°F) or more, “HI” is dis- played and starts blinking, the coolant If the coolant temperature rises to temperature warning indicator ap- above 115°C (239°F) and below 120°C...
Push the upper button or lower but- ing system checked by an authorized ton to display the boost temperature. Kawasaki dealer. NOTICE Stop the engine if the coolant temperature shows “HI.” Pro- longed engine operation will A.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Upper Button A. Lap Button B. Flow when pushing and holding upper B. Flow when pushing lap button button C. Lap Time • • After each lap, pull the lap button. To display each measured lap time, The stop watch starts timing the next push and hold the mode button.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Flow when pushing upper button A. Lower Button B. Flow when pushing lower button B. Flow when pushing and holding lower C. Lap Number button D. Lap Time E. Total Lap Time NOTE • ○ To reset the stop watch and erase The lap time can be stored for a max- all lap numbers and times, push and imum of 99 times.
GENERAL INFORMATION Menu Mode The menu mode is the mode to select the setting mode or the record mode. Setting Mode Unit Setting (UNIT) The unit setting in the meter instru- A. Units ment can be changed according to lo- cal regulations.
GENERAL INFORMATION Coolant Current Tempera- Fuel Con- TYPE Speed ODO/TRIP Mileage/Average ture/Boost sumption Mileage Temperature TYPE 1 km/h °C km/L TYPE 2 mile °F MPG US GAL US TYPE 3 mile °C MPG UK GAL UK TYPE 4 km/h °C L/100km...
GENERAL INFORMATION To select the setting: • Push and hold the mode button to display the menu mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the setting mode. • Push the mode button. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to display the “UNIT.”...
GENERAL INFORMATION Meter Illumination Brightness NOTE Setting (BRIGHTNESS) ○ Be careful not to cover the ambient The brightness of the meter illumina- brightness sensor on the meter in- tion (LCD) and engine speed indicator strument while riding the motorcycle. are controlled automatically depending The brightness of the meter illumina- on the ambient brightness.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to display the “BRIGHTNESS.” • Push the mode button. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the “MODE 1,” “MODE 2” or “MODE 3.” NOTE ○...
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the mode button. To select the KTRC Mode setting: • Push and hold the mode button to KTRC Mode Setting (KTRC1/2/3) display the menu mode. • The KTRC mode can be selected Push the upper button or lower but- from four modes.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the mode button. To select the KTRC Mode 1 detail set- ting: • Push and hold the mode button to display the menu mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the setting mode. •...
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the mode button. To select the KTRC Mode 2 detail set- ting: • Push and hold the mode button to display the menu mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the setting mode. •...
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the mode button. To select the KTRC Mode 3 detail set- ting: • Push and hold the mode button to display the menu mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the setting mode. •...
GENERAL INFORMATION ABS Mode (ABS) The ABS can be set on or off. NOTE ○ If the ABS mode has any problem,“– – –” is displayed in the mode display and the ABS mode setting cannot be shifted. To select the setting: •...
GENERAL INFORMATION MODE Setting ABS Function ON Rear Wheel ABS Function R OFF ABS Function OFF Shift-up Indicator Setting (SHIFT LAMP) The shift-up indicator can be used to indicate the timing for next up shift to prevent engine damage by blinking the shift-up indicator once a pre-set engine speed is reached.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the mode button. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the “ON” or “OFF.” A. Engine Speed Indicator with Shift-up Indicator To select the setting: • Push and hold the mode button to A.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Shift-up Engine Speed Setting Push the upper button or lower but- (SHIFT REV) ton to select the setting mode. • The shift-up indicator timing can be Push the mode button. • adjusted between 9 000 r/min (rpm) Push the upper button or lower but- and 14 500 r/min (rpm).
GENERAL INFORMATION ○ If the shift-up engine speed de- creases down to 9 000 r/min (rpm), it returns to 14 500 r/min (rpm) and begins decreasing. A. Flow when pushing upper button B. Flow when pushing lower button • Push the mode button.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE NOTE ○ The initialization setting is 9 000 r/min Engine speed should not be al- (rpm). lowed to enter the red zone; op- eration in the red zone will over- stress the engine and may cause WARNING serious engine damage.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ If the KEBC system has any problem, “– – –” is displayed in the mode dis- play and the KEBC mode setting can- not be shifted. To select the setting: • Push and hold the mode button to display the menu mode.
GENERAL INFORMATION ○ If the KQS system has any problem, “– – –” is displayed in the mode dis- play and the KQS mode setting can- not be shifted. To select the setting: • Push and hold the mode button to display the menu mode.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ If the KLCM system has any prob- lem, “– – –” is displayed in the mode display and the KLCM mode setting cannot be shifted. To select the setting: • Push and hold the mode button to display the menu mode.
GENERAL INFORMATION • • Push and hold the mode button to To finish the adjustment, push the display the menu mode. mode button. • Push the upper button or lower but- NOTE ton to select the setting mode. • ○ Push the mode button.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the upper button or lower but- Initialization Setting ton to display the “RESET.” Meter Illumination • MODE 1 Push the mode button. Brightness • Push the upper button or lower but- KTRC KTRC 1 ton to select the “NO” or “YES.” ABS Mode Shift-up Indicator Shift-up Engine...
“SERVICE1” or “SERVICE2” mes- sage blinks on the multifunction meter. If the “SERVICE1” or “SERVICE2” message blinks, have the mainte- nance done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. After the maintenance, reset A. Service Time the service time in the dealer.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Maximum Vehicle Speed NOTE ○ The data cannot record correctly when the battery cable is discon- nected without the ignition switch A. Warning Message turned off. Maximum Vehicle Speed (MAX SPEED) Maximum Engine Speed (MAX The maximum vehicle speed is REV) recorded since last reset.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Maximum Engine Speed A. Maximum Boost Pressure NOTE NOTE ○ ○ When the recorded maximum engine The data cannot record correctly speed is less than 4 000 r/min (rpm), when the battery cable is discon- “0” is displayed. nected without the ignition switch ○...
GENERAL INFORMATION • • Push the mode button. Push the mode button. When “YES” • Push the upper button or lower but- is selected, the records are reset. ton to display the “RESET.” • Push the mode button. • Features Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select “NO”...
GENERAL INFORMATION Boost Indicator When the transmission is in 1st This display shows the correspond- gear, “1” is displayed. ing boost of the intake air chamber. When the transmission is in 2nd gear, “2” is displayed. Boost Boost Indicator When the transmission is in 3rd No display gear, “3”...
A. Boost Indicator A. Ignition Key KTRC Mode Indicator B. Key Code Tag Refer to the Kawasaki TRaction Con- If you lose all keys and the key code, trol (KTRC) section in the HOW TO you will need to replace the ignition...
GENERAL INFORMATION • switch and all other locks operated by Engine can be started. • that key. All electrical equipment can be Contact your Kawasaki dealer to pur- used. • chase additional spare keys. Key cannot be removed. • Engine off.
GENERAL INFORMATION Right Handlebar Switches WARNING Turning the ignition switch to the “OFF” position while riding the motorcycle shuts down the entire electrical system and the engine will stop, which could cause an accident resulting in severe injury or death. Never operate the ignition switch while riding the motorcycle;...
Ordinarily, the ignition switch should sections. be used to stop the engine. ○ Although the engine stop switch KTRC Refer to the Kawasaki stops the engine, it does not turn off setting: TRaction Control all the electrical circuits and eventu- (KTRC) section in the HOW TO RIDE THE ally the battery will be discharged.
GENERAL INFORMATION Left Handlebar Switches Upper and Lower Button The upper and lower buttons are used for setting the meter. Refer to the Display Select section. Brake Lever Adjuster While pushing the brake lever for- ward, turn the adjuster and choose a suitable lever position.
GENERAL INFORMATION [Clutch Lever Adjustment] Turn ← → Adjuster Turn out Lever ← → Near Position A. Adjuster B. Brake Lever Clutch Lever Adjuster While pushing the clutch lever for- ward, turn the adjuster and choose a A. Adjuster suitable lever position. B.
GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel NOTICE If engine “knocking” or “ping- WARNING ing” occurs, use a different brand of gasoline of a higher Gasoline is extremely flammable octane rating. If this condition is and can be explosive under cer- allowed to continue, it can lead tain conditions, creating the po- to severe engine damage.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE of a gasoline is a measure of its resis- tance to detonation or “knocking.” The Do not use any fuel with an Antiknock Index is an average of the ethanol in this vehicle. It has Research Octane Number (RON) and not been tested and certified for the Motor Octane Number (MON) as use with such fuels.
GENERAL INFORMATION • WARNING Lift the key hole cover. • Insert the ignition key into the fuel Gasoline is extremely flammable tank cap. and can be explosive under cer- • Turn the key clockwise while pushing tain conditions, creating the po- down the fuel tank cap.
GENERAL INFORMATION • The key can be removed by turning counterclockwise to the original po- sition. • Close the key hole cover. NOTICE Never fill the tank completely to the top. If the tank is filled completely to the top, heat may cause the fuel A.
GENERAL INFORMATION Seat cannot be removed unless the cap is locked properly. The seat pad can be removed using ○ Do not push on the key to close the the ignition key. cap, or the cap cannot be locked. Seat Pad Removal WARNING Side Stand The muffler quickly becomes...
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Ignition Key A. Seat Pad B. Seat Pad B. Bracket C. Slot D. Hook Seat Pad Installation • E. Latch Hole Insert the seat pad bracket into the slot of the frame. NOTE • Insert the seat pad hook into the latch ○...
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Gap A. Seat Pad B. Seat Pad Cover B. Hexagonal Wrench C. Seat Cover • Using removed hexagonal wrench, remove the seat bolts and Seat Removal • washers. Remove the seat pad (see Seat Pad • Pull the seat rearward, and then re- Removal).
A. Seat Bolts and Washers ○ If a torque wrench is not available, B. Seat this item should be checked after in- stallation by an authorized Kawasaki Seat Installation • dealer. Insert the rear part of the seat under the seat cover.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Seat A. Band B. Rear Part of Seat B. Tool Kit C. Seat Cover D. Tabs Hip Support E. Fuel Tank Bracket • Install the hexagonal wrench to the This motorcycle is equipped with the seat pad. movable hip support.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Remove the inner hip support cover bolts. A. Outer Hip Support Cover Bolts and Washers • Pull the cover outward to clear the A. Inner Hip Support Cover Bolts projection. • Remove the outer hip support cover bolts and washers.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Projection A. Tab B. Slot • Remove the cover forward to clear C. Hip Support Cover the tab from the slot. • Remove the hip support assembly bolts. • Remove the hip support assembly.
Tighten the hip support assembly Hip Support Assembly Bolt (M5) bolts to the specified torque. 3.0 N·m (0.31 kgf·m, 27 in·lb) NOTE ○ If a torque wrench is not available, this item should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Insert the tab into the slot. A. Projection B. Grommet A. Tab • Tighten the hip support cover bolts B. Slot with the washers. • Insert the projection into the grom- met.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Break-In 1. Ride the vehicle for about 30 min- utes within 4000 r/min (rpm). A brief break-in procedure must be 2. Ride the vehicle for about 30 min- carried out to obtain the proper operat- utes within 6000 r/min (rpm).
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE A. Engine Start/Stop Switch A. Neutral Indicator (Green) B. Ignition Switch • Turn the ignition key to the “ON” po- C. “ON” Position sition. • Make sure the transmission is in neu- NOTE tral. ○ While the engine is cold, the fast idle system automatically raises the en- gine idling speed.
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 engine warning indicator ( ) blinks when the starter button is pressed if the en- gine cannot be started.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTICE NOTE ○ The motorcycle is equipped with a Do not let the engine idle longer starter lockout switch. This switch is than 5 minutes, or engine over- designed so that the engine does not heating and damage may occur.
5 000 rpm for each gear. ing: • To apply the brakes effectively, use the front brake lever and rear brake Kawasaki Intelligent pedal simultaneously in the same anti-lock Brake System manner as a conventional motorcy- (KIBS) cle brake system.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • You must use the same discretion KIBS will not prevent the rear wheel as you would with motorcycles not lifting. equipped with KIBS. • KIBS is not designed to shorten the WARNING braking distance. On loose, uneven KIBS cannot protect the rider or downhill surfaces, the stopping from all possible hazards and is...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING good condition according to the “Bat- tery Maintenance” section. Use of non-recommended tires can cause the KIBS to malfunc- Stopping the Engine tion and lead to extended brak- ing distance, resulting in a crash •...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Kawasaki TRaction Control If a wheelie occurs due to excessive (KTRC) acceleration, KTRC will control the en- gine output to make the front wheel KTRC is an intelligent system that contact the road surface. In this case,...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE KTRC determines the traction con- trol characteristics with four mode se- lections. KTRC has three base modes. Additionally, there are three strength with in each mode. KTRC can also be set to OFF. A. Traction Control Mode 1±: KTRC mode setting KTRC least intervenes among the...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE A. Mode Button B. Flow when pushing mode button • Push the Upper button or Lower but- ton to select the KTRC mode. A. Upper Button B. Lower Button C. Flow when pushing upper button D.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE ○ When changing the mode, stop the motorcycle. ○ When 30 seconds have passed or the throttle is opened after the KTRC mode indicator starts blinking, it A. KTRC Indicator (Yellow) stops blinking and the selected mode For more detailed information about is fixed.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM) KLCM is a rider assist system which optimizes the starting acceleration. The detail setting can be selected in the setting mode. Refer to “Setting Mode” in the GENERAL INFORMA- TION chapter.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE After the clutch is engaged, the sys- When the KLCM is unable to use, the tem will control the engine torque to ob- following massege blinks. tain maximum acceleration. KLCM is released when shifted into third gear or when the motorcycle speed reaches 150 km/h (93 mph).
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Kawasaki Engine Brake Kawasaki Quick Shift (KQS) Control (KEBC) KQS is the system that enables shift- ing up the gear without the operation of KEBC is the system to select the the clutch lever. The KQS mode can...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT The maintenance and adjustments outlined in this chapter must be carried out in accordance with the Daily Pre-Ride Checks, After Ride Checks and Periodic Maintenance to keep the motorcycle in good running condition and to reduce air pollution.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING The cooling fan spins at high speed and can cause serious injuries. Keep your hands and clothing away from the cooling fan blades at all times.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Daily Pre-Ride 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.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Operation Page Bolts, 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 – Electronic steering damper unit: no oil leakage Brakes Brake pad wear Brake fluid level...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Operation Page Coolant – No coolant leakage Coolant level between level lines (when engine is cold) Electrical equipment – Tail/Brake light works (unable to function in a factory shipping state) Engine stop switch – Stops engine Side stand –...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Periodic Maintenance *A: Service at number of years shown or indicated odometer reading intervals, whichever 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.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) year (*A) Page Items (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Idle speed Throttle control system (play, smooth return, no drag) – Engine vacuum synchronization – Fuel system –...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) year (*A) Page Items (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) : every 36 000 km – Coolant, water hoses and O-rings (22 500 mile) – Valve clearance Clutch operation (play, engagement, disengagement) Clutch fluid level...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) year (*A) Page Items (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Tire air pressure Wheels and tires – Wheel bearing damage – Rear wheel coupling dampers Drive chain lubrication condition (*C) : every 500 km (300 mile) : every 1 000 km Drive chain slack (*C)
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) year (*A) Page Items (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Brake operation (effectiveness, play, – no drag) Brake fluid level :0.5 – Brake fluid (front and rear) –...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) year (*A) Page Items (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) – Steering stem bearings Electronic steering damper oil leak – Electrical system – Spark plugs : every 48 000 km –...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Service Time In addition to the periodical inspections according to the riding distance and/or time elapsed, perform the service specified in the following table every 15 hours of engine operation above 8 000 r/min (rpm). These service intervals are monitored through the vehicle’s ECU with service message displayed on the multifunction me- ter.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Service Time (h) Items Engine oil filter Pistons and piston rings Piston pins Crankshaft Crankshaft bearings Connecting rods : every 60 hours Connecting rod bearings Spark plugs Supercharger coupling dampers Camshaft chain...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Service Time (h) Items Valve clearance Valves, valve seats and valve springs (exhaust side) Exhaust valves : every 60 hours Chassis Drive chain Rear wheel coupling dampers Engine Oil NOTICE Racing the engine before the oil Oil Level Inspection reaches every part can cause en- •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • should come up between the upper If the oil level is too low, add oil to and lower level lines next to the oil reach the correct level. Use the level inspection window. same type and brand of oil that is already in the engine.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE ○ If a torque wrench or required Kawasaki special tool is not avail- able, this item should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • Apply a thin film of oil to the gasket and tighten the oil filter to the speci- fied torque.
Engine Oil Drain Bolt: neered for your vehicle. Consistent use 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ft·lb) of these products meets or exceeds Oil Filter service requirements and can help to 17 N·m (1.7 kgf·m, 13 ft·lb) extend the life of your Kawasaki.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE ○ Do not add any chemical additives to the oil. Oils fulfilling the above re- quirements are fully formulated and provide adequate lubrication for both the engine and the clutch. Engine Oil Capacity Capacity: 3.9 L (4.1US qt) [when filter is not removed] 4.4 L (4.7 US qt) Coolant...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Coolant Filling • Remove the inner cover bolts and washers. A. F (Full) Level Line B. L (Low) Level Line C. Reserve Tank NOTE A. Inner Cover Bolts and Washers ○ • Check the level when the engine is Remove the inner cover.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Inner Cover A. Reserve Tank Cap • Remove the cap from the reserve NOTE tank and add coolant through the ○ In an emergency you can add wa- filler opening to the F (Full) level line. ter alone to the coolant reserve tank, however it must be returned to the correct mixture ratio by the addition...
Have and radiators include harm- the cooling system inspected ful chemicals for human body. by your authorized Kawasaki Drinking coolant can result in dealer. serious injury or death. • Install the reserve tank cap.
• Inspect the transparent drain plug lo- cated to the left of the engine to see Air Cleaner if any oil has run down. Cleaning and replacement of the air cleaner element should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Oil on tires will make them slip- pery and can cause an accident and injury. Be sure to reinstall the plug in the drain hose after draining. Water Draining • Remove the plug on the intake duct. If there is water in the duct, it drains A.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • If the throttle grip does not return properly, have the throttle control system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • Check the throttle grip free play by turning back and forth. A. Plug Throttle Control System...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • If there is improper play, adjust it. Throttle Grip Free Play Adjustment • Loosen the locknuts at the upper ends of the throttle cables, and screw both throttle cable adjusters completely so as to give the throttle grip plenty of play.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Idle Speed be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • The idle speed inspection should be With the engine idling, turn the han- performed in accordance with the Peri- dlebars to each side. If handlebar odic Maintenance chart.
In this case, have hydraulically operated clutch that re- the clutch system inspected by an quires no adjustment except fluid level authorized Kawasaki dealer. and clutch operation inspection each day before riding the motorcycle in accordance with the Periodic Mainte- nance Chart.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE coated with lubricant. Wipe off any ○ excess lubricant. Use the same fluid as is used in the brakes and keep the same require- ments mentioned in the "Brakes" section. Drive Chain Drive Chain Lubrication Lubrication is necessary when the chain appears dry.
Drive Chain Slack Adjustment NOTE ○ If a torque wrench is not available, this item should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • Remove the seat and the tool kit (see the seat section in GENERAL IN- FORMATION chapter).
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Hook Wrench Mounting Bolts A. Hook Wrench B. Hook Wrench B. Adapter • • Attach the adapter in tool kit to the Loosen the bearing housing clamp hook wrench. bolts gradually and evenly. NOTE ○ The adapter of the hook wrench is in the tool kit bag.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Clamp Bolts A. Chain Adjuster B. Hook Wrench • Turn the chain adjuster until the drive C. Clockwise (direction to loose) chain has correct amount of slack • Tighten the bearing housing clamp with the hook wrench. •...
Confirm that there is not a clearance between the chain adjuster and the swingarm. If there is a clearance, the Brakes drive chain slack adjustment should If you feel there is something wrong be done by an authorized Kawasaki when applying the brakes, have the dealer.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT brake system checked by an autho- be kept between the upper and lower rized Kawasaki dealer immediately. level lines. WARNING Air in the brake lines diminish braking performance and can cause an accident resulting in injury or death. If the brake lever...
1 mm (0.04 in.), replace both pads in the caliper as a set. Pad replacement should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. WARNING Replace the brake pads before the linings are completely worn A.
4.5 mm (0.18 in.), replace both pads in the caliper as (Unable to function in a factory shipping a set. Pad replacement should be done state) by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Brake Light Switch Inspection • Turn the ignition switch on.
• If it does not, ask your authorized Brake Pedal Travel Kawasaki dealer to inspect the front 10 mm (0.39 in.) brake light switch. • Check the operation of the rear brake...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Electronic Steering Damper (ESD) This motorcycle is equipped with an electronic steering damper unit. The steering operation should be checked and the electronic steering damper unit should be inspected for oil leakage each day before riding, and the maintenance must be carried out in accordance with the Periodic Main- A.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Suspension System Standard 6 turns in Front Fork In from the fully seated position (turned fully counterclockwise). • WARNING Turn the adjuster clockwise to in- crease spring preload and stiffen the Improper fork leg adjustment suspension. can cause poor handling and •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Standard 13 clicks Out from the fully seated position (turned fully clockwise). • Turn the adjuster clockwise with a hexagonal wrench to increase damp- ing force. • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease damping force. A. Spring Preload Adjuster NOTICE Rebound Damping Force Adjustment Do not turn the adjuster beyond...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Standard 10 clicks Out from the fully seated position (turned fully clockwise). • Turn the adjuster clockwise with a hexagonal wrench to increase damp- ing force. • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease damping force. A. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster NOTICE Compression Damping Force Adjuster Do not turn the adjuster beyond...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Standard 9 clicks In from the fully seated position (turned fully counterclockwise). • Turn the adjuster clockwise to in- crease spring preload. • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease spring preload. NOTICE A. Compression Damping Force Adjuster Do not turn the adjuster beyond the fully seated position or the Rear Shock Absorber...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Standard 1 1/4 turns out Out from the fully seated position (turned fully clockwise). • Turn the adjuster clockwise with a flat tip screwdriver to increase damping force. • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease damping force. A.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster A. High Speed Adjuster B. Low Speed Adjuster Compression Damping Force NOTE Adjustment ○ Turning the high speed adjuster also The compression damping force ad- turns the low speed adjuster. justers for high and low speeds are lo- though the low speed adjuster turns cated at the upper end of the rear shock with the high speed adjuster, the low...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Low Speed Compression Damping clockwise to increase damping force Adjustment or counterclockwise to decrease it. • Using a flat tip screwdriver turn the Standard low speed compression adjuster 1 turn out screw clockwise to increase damp- Out from the fully seated position (turned ing force or counterclockwise to fully clockwise).
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Setting Tables Front Fork Spring Preload Setting Softest setting limit Standard Hardest setting limit Adjuster Position 6 turns in** 15 turns in** ←→ Spring Action Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→ Load Light Heavy ←→ Road Good ←→...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Front Fork Damping Force Settings Softest setting Hardest Standard limit setting limit Rebound 24 clicks** 13 clicks** Adjuster Position: Compression 24 clicks** 10 clicks** ←→ Damping Force Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→ Load Light Heavy ←→...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rear Shock Absorber Spring Preload Setting Softest setting limit Standard Hardest setting limit Adjuster Position 9 clicks** 37 clicks** ←→ Spring Action Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→ Load Light Heavy ←→ Road Good ←→ Speed High *: This position is the fully seated position (turned fully counterclockwise).
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rear Shock Absorber Damping Force Settings Softest setting Hardest setting Standard limit limit 1 1/4 turns Rebound 2 1/2 turns out** out** Adjuster Position: 18 clicks** 6 clicks** Compression: High 2 turns out** 1 turn out** ←→ Damping Force Weak Strong...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Wheels WARNING Cold tires do not provide good Tire Pressure Inspection • grip and may cause loss of con- Use a tire warmer to heat the tire trol or a crash resulting in injury before checking the tire pressure. •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Tire Air Pressure (when warm) Front 220 kPa (2.20 kgf/cm², 32 psi) Rear 260 kPa (2.60 kgf/cm², 38 psi) Tire Wear, Damage Some dimples in the tire tread are wear indicators. Unlike tires for high- way use, the performance of racing tires may drop of considerably before A.
If you are riding your vehicle infre- level or add distilled water. quently, inspect the battery voltage weekly using a voltmeter. If it drops below 12.8 volts, the battery should be charged using an appropriate charger (check with your Kawasaki dealer).
If the above chargers are not avail- causes the electrical components able, use equivalent one. (clock etc.) to make the battery dis- For more details, ask your Kawasaki charged, resulting the over discharge dealer. of the battery. In this case, the repair...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT DANGER Battery Removal • Make sure the ignition switch is Battery acid generates hydro- turned off. gen gas which is flammable and • Remove the seat (see Seat section explosive under certain con- in the GENERAL INFORMATION ditions.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Connect the positive (+) cable to the (+) terminal, and then connect the negative (–) cable to the (–) terminal. NOTICE Installing the (–) cable to the (+) terminal of the battery or the (+) cable to the (–) terminal of the battery can seriously damage the electrical system.
If the fuse fails repeatedly, there is something wrong with the electrical system. Have the motorcycle checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. The main fuse removal should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Apply motor oil to the following pivots • Side Stand • Clutch Lever • Front Brake Lever • Rear Brake Pedal Lubricate the following cables with a pressure cable luber • (K) Throttle Inner Cables A. Normal B.
(K) Throttle Inner Cable Upper Ends General Precautions (K): Should be serviced by an authorized Frequent and proper care of your Kawasaki dealer. Kawasaki motorcycle will enhance its appearance, optimize overall per- NOTE formance, and extend its useful life. ○...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • WARNING Be sure the engine and exhaust are cool before washing. Build-up of debris or flammable • Avoid applying degreaser to seals, material in and around the vehi- brake pads, and tires. cle chassis, engine, and exhaust •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • system, brake components, electri- Use a soft cloth to dry your motorcy- cal components, muffler outlets, and cle. As you dry, inspect your motor- fuel tank openings. cycle for chips and scratches. Do not let the water air dry as this can dam- age the painted surfaces.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Radiator the windshield and other nonpainted Clean off any obstructions with a plastic parts with an approved plastic stream of low-pressure water. cleaner/polisher product. NOTICE NOTICE Using high-pressure water, as Plastic parts may deteriorate from a car wash facility, could and break if they come in con- damage the radiator fins and im- tact with chemical substances...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Chrome and Aluminum Vinyl and Rubber Chrome and uncoated aluminum Vinyl parts should be washed with the parts can be treated with a chrome/alu- rest of the motorcycle, then treated with minum polish. Coated aluminum a vinyl treatment. should be washed with a mild neu- The sidewalls of tires and other rub- tral detergent and finished with a spray...
See your authorized Kawasaki dealer for this service or do the following. Preparation for Storage Make sure the area is well ventilated and free from any source of flame.
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.
Empty the fuel from the fuel tank using a pump or syphon. • Remove the spark plugs and add fogging oil into the combustion chambers. If the spark plugs cannot be removed, take the motorcycle to an authorized Kawasaki dealer. •...
Kawasaki dealer to request repair. For safety, inspection and maintenance should be done within your knowledge and ability. If you are not confident in com- pleting an inspection or maintenance, ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer to do the work.
When any of warning indicators appear or blink, have the motorcycle inspected by an authorized Kawasaki dealer immediately. If the Engine Does Not Start When the engine turns over but the engine does not start, inspect as follows.
In that case, ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection. • When the engine warning indicator on the meter appears and stays on, there may be a problem with the fuel injection system. Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection and maintenance. •...
If the starter motor will not start after completing the above inspection and mainte- nance, there may be something wrong with another part such as the starter motor. Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection and maintenance. If the Engine Stalls or Runs Poorly •...
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 129). Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer to identify the cause of the overheat immediately.