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  • Page 2 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 3 NOTICE Whenever you see the symbols shown below, heed their instructions! NOTICE is used to address prac- Always follow safe operating and main- tices not related to personal in- tenance practices. jury. DANGER NOTE DANGER indicates a hazardous NOTE indicates information that may situation which, if not avoided, help or guide you in the operation or will result in death or serious in-...
  • Page 4 NOTICE WARNING Engine exhaust, some of its THIS PRODUCT BEEN constituents, and certain vehi- MANUFACTURED FOR USE IN A cle components contain or emit REASONABLE AND PRUDENT chemicals known to the State of MANNER BY A QUALIFIED OP- California to cause cancer and ERATOR AND AS A VEHICLE birth defects or other reproduc- ONLY.
  • Page 5 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-...
  • Page 6 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. Jul. 26, 2013. (2)
  • Page 7: 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 and California Air Resources Board. Additionally, Kawasaki has incorporated...
  • Page 8 3. Evaporative Emission Control System The evaporative emission control system for this vehicle consists of low perme- ation fuel hoses and fuel tank. 3. Evaporative Emission Control System (California) Vapors caused by fuel evaporation in the fuel system are not vented into the atmosphere.
  • Page 9 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 10 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 element of design has been removed or rendered inoperative by any person.
  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY INFORMATION ....12 GENERAL INFORMATION....23 Read Owner’s Manual ..... 12 Specifications ........23 Serial Number Locations....27 Training ..........12 Daily Checks and Periodic Location of Labels ......28 Maintenance ......... 12 Location of Parts ......37 Loading and Accessories Meter Instruments ......
  • Page 12 Tool Kit ..........73 Clutch ..........114 Rear View Mirror ......73 Drive Chain ........115 Event Data Recorder......75 Brakes ..........118 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE . 77 Brake Light Switches......121 Break-In ........... 77 Suspension System ......123 Starting the Engine ......
  • Page 13: Safety Information

    WARNING Training Failure to perform these checks Kawasaki strongly recommends that or to correct a problem before all operators of this vehicle complete a operation may result in serious suitable motorcycle rider training pro- damage or an accident. Always...
  • Page 14: Loading And Accessories Information

    Before you ride the Kawasaki dealer as soon as possible. motorcycle, make sure it is not overloaded and that you have followed these instructions.
  • Page 15: Passenger

    Kawasaki Parts and Accessories oughly familiar with motorcycle op- have been specially designed for eration. The passenger can affect use on Kawasaki motorcycles. We control of the motorcycle by im- strongly recommend that all parts proper positioning during cornering and accessories you add to your and sudden movements.
  • Page 16: Baggage And Luggage

    SAFETY INFORMATION 4. Do not carry passengers unless will not move around while you are passenger footpegs are installed. riding. Recheck baggage security Instruct any passenger before riding as often as possible (not while the to keep his or her feet on the pas- motorcycle is in motion) and adjust senger footpegs and hold on to the as necessary.
  • Page 17: Other Load

    Kawasaki does not manu- 2. Weight attached to the handlebars facture sidecars or trailers for mo- or front fork will increase the mass...
  • Page 18: Safe Operation

    Do not run the engine in en- ent. Have your motorcycle thoroughly closed areas. Operate only in a checked at a Kawasaki dealer as soon well-ventilated area. as possible. Safe Operation The following should be carefully ob- served for safe and effective vehicle operation.
  • Page 19: Fueling

    “OFF.” Do not smoke. Make sure Helmet the area is well ventilated and Kawasaki strongly recommends both free from any source of flame or the operator and passenger wear a sparks; this includes any appli- DOT-approved helmet even if this is ance with a pilot light.
  • Page 20: Safe Riding Techniques

    SAFETY INFORMATION Eye Protection Boots Always use eye protection. If your Wear proper protective boots that fit helmet does not have a visor installed, properly and do not interfere with gear wear goggles. shifting or braking. Gloves Safe Riding Techniques Wear gloves which have suitable protection for your hands, especially against abrasion.
  • Page 21 SAFETY INFORMATION Use Engine Brake view mirror; you may misjudge a vehi- cle’s distance and speed, or you may When going down long slopes, help not see it at all. control vehicle speed by closing the throttle so that the engine can act as an Accelerate and Brake Smoothly auxiliary brake.
  • Page 22: Additional Considerations For High Speed Operation

    SAFETY INFORMATION Ride Prudently Avoid Unnecessary Weaving Riding at the proper speed and avoid- Unnecessary weaving jeopardizes ing unnecessarily fast acceleration are the safety of both the rider and other important not only for safety and low motorists. fuel consumption but also for long ve- hicle life and quieter operation.
  • Page 23 SAFETY INFORMATION Brakes Engine Oil The importance of the brakes, es- To avoid engine seizure and resulting pecially during high speed operation, loss of control, make sure that the oil cannot be overemphasized. Check to level is at the upper level line. see that they are correctly adjusted and Coolant functioning properly.
  • Page 24: General Information

    GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Specifications PERFORMANCE Minimum Turning Radius 3.2 m (126 in.) DIMENSIONS 2 045 mm (80.5 in.) Overall Length 790 mm (31.1 in.) Overall Width 1 055 mm (41.5 in.) Overall Height Wheelbase 1 435 mm (56.5 in.) 125 mm (4.9 in.) Road Clearance Curb Mass...
  • Page 25 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) Ignition Timing 10° BTDC at 1 100 r/min (rpm) 40.2° BTDC at 5 200 (Electronically advanced) r/min (rpm) Type...
  • Page 26 GENERAL INFORMATION Driving System Chain drive Primary Reduction Ratio 1.627 (83/51) Final Reduction Ratio 2.867 (43/15) Overall Drive Ratio 5.165 (Top gear) Gear Ratio: 2.600 (39/15) 1.950 (39/20) 1.600 (24/15) 1.389 (25/18) 1.238 (26/21) 1.107 (31/28) FRAME Caster 24.5° Trail 101 mm (3.98 in.) Tire Size: Front...
  • Page 27 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 28: 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 29: Location Of Labels

    Therefore, it is very important that all warning labels be on your vehicle in the locations shown. If any label is missing, damaged, or worn, get a replacement from your Kawasaki dealer and install it in the correct posi- tion. NOTE...
  • Page 30 GENERAL INFORMATION 2. Brake Fluid (Rear) 3. Battery Poison/Danger 4. Rear Shock Absorber Warning...
  • Page 31 GENERAL INFORMATION 5. Radiator Cap Danger 6. Fuel Notice *7. Fuel Level 8. Important Drive Chain Information 9. Tire and Load Data *: only on California model...
  • Page 32 GENERAL INFORMATION *10. Vacuum Hose Routing Diagram 11. Vehicle Emission Control Information 12. Noise Emission Control Information 13. Weight and Manufacture *: only on California model...
  • Page 33 GENERAL INFORMATION...
  • Page 34 GENERAL INFORMATION...
  • Page 35 GENERAL INFORMATION 7) only on California model...
  • Page 36 GENERAL INFORMATION 10) only on California model 11) only on California model...
  • Page 37 GENERAL INFORMATION...
  • 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 11. Idle Adjusting Screw 2. Spark Plugs 12. Side Stand Switch 3. Fuel Tank 13. Shift Pedal 4. Battery 14. Side Stand 5. Tool Kit 15. Coolant Reserve Tank 6. Seat Lock 16. Swingarm 7. Turn Signal Lights 17.
  • 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 : Goes on. all indicators go on/off as shown in the : Goes off. table. If any indicator does not operate goes off shorty after the as shown, have it checked by an autho- motorcycle starts moving. rized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 44 The ABS has malfunctioned. ABS will not work but conventional 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...
  • Page 46 If they still go on after charging the battery, have the battery and/or charging system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. These indicators go on whenever the oil pressure is dangerously low or the ignition switch is in the “ON”...
  • Page 47 If this happens, first turn the ignition switch off, and then back on, and ride the motorcycle 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.
  • Page 48 GENERAL INFORMATION Other Indicators *No. Indicators Status When the turn signal switch is pushed to the left, this indicator blinks. When the turn signal switch is pushed to the right, this indicator blinks. When the headlight is on high beam, this indicator goes on. When the transmission is in neutral, this indicator goes on.
  • Page 49: 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 dis- play have tachometer function. tachometer shows the engine speed in revolutions per minute (r/min, rpm).
  • Page 50: Display Setting

    If the tachometer does not operate cor- motorcycle. rectly, have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • Push the upper and lower but- tons, and hold them in until the all tachometer segments go on.
  • Page 51 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). Multifunction Display •...
  • Page 52 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE When the figures come to 999999, the display is stopped and locked. Trip Meter To reset the trip meter: A. Upper Button • B. Flow when pushing upper button Push the upper button to select the trip meter A or B. •...
  • Page 53 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. Current Mileage The current mileage display is re- newed every 4 seconds.
  • Page 54 GENERAL INFORMATION Cruising Range a low fuel level, but it will not be ac- This display shows the cruising range curate until enough fuel is added to by numerical value, and indicates the stop the fuel level warning indicator cruising range from the remaining fuel from blinking.
  • Page 55 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 B.
  • Page 56 GENERAL INFORMATION • the cooling system checked by an au- Push the lower button and hold it until thorized Kawasaki dealer. both the hour and minute displays blink. NOTICE Stop the engine if the coolant temperature shows “HI.” Pro- longed engine operation will result in severe engine damage from overheating.
  • Page 57: Features

    GENERAL INFORMATION Unit Setting Features A. Odometer B. Units • Display the odometer in the multi- Economical Riding Indicator function display. When riding the motorcycle effi- • Push the lower button while pushing ciently, the economical riding indicator the upper button to select the meter appears on the multifunction meter to display units.
  • Page 58 GENERAL INFORMATION A. Economical Riding Indicator WARNING Failing to properly observe the road ahead increases the chance A. Segments of an accident resulting in se- B. F (full) vere injury or death. Do not con- C. E (empty) centrate on the economical rid- NOTE ing indicator by taking your eyes off the road;...
  • Page 59: 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 you purchased your Kawasaki motor- cycle. It’s possible the dealer may have...
  • Page 60: Ignition Switch/steering Lock

    Contact your Kawasaki dealer to pur- chase additional spare keys either us- ing your original key as a master or us- ing the key code on the tag or your key.
  • Page 61 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 but- ton is released after starting the en- gine. To avoid battery discharge, al- ways start the engine immediately af- ter turning the ignition key to “ON.”...
  • Page 62: Right Handlebar Switches

    GENERAL INFORMATION Right Handlebar Switches The engine stop switch is for emer- 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 63: Left Handlebar Switches

    GENERAL INFORMATION Left Handlebar Switches High beam..( Low beam..( A. Dimmer Switch B. Turn Signal Switch A. High Beams C. Horn Button B. Low Beams D. Passing Button E. Hazard Switch NOTE Dimmer Switch When the headlight is on high beam, High or low beam can be selected all headlights go on.
  • Page 64: Brake Lever Adjuster

    GENERAL INFORMATION Turn Signal Switch Push in the hazard switch with the When the turn signal switch is turned ignition switch in the “ON” position. All the turn signal lights and turn signal to the left ( ) or right ( ), the indicators will blink on and off.
  • Page 65: Fuel Tank Cap

    GENERAL INFORMATION the grip to the released lever is min- into the fuel tank cap and turn the key imum at Number 6 and maximum at clockwise. Number 1. To close the cap, push it down into place with the key inserted. The key can be removed by turning coun- terclockwise to the original position.
  • Page 66: Fuel Tank

    GENERAL INFORMATION Avoid filling the tank in the rain or where heavy dust is blowing so that the fuel does not get contaminated. A. Key Hole Cover B. Ignition Key C. Fuel Tank Cap A. Tank Cap Fuel Tank B. Fuel Tank C.
  • Page 67 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE WARNING Gasoline is extremely flammable California model only: Never fill and can be explosive under cer- the tank so the fuel level rises tain conditions, creating the po- into the filler neck. If the tank is tential for serious burns. Turn overfilled, heat may cause the the ignition switch off.
  • Page 68 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Research Octane Number (RON) and the Motor Octane Number (MON) as Use minimum of 90 octane gaso- shown in the table. line only to prevent severe en- gine damage. Minimum Octane Rating Method Rating NOTICE (RON + MON) Antiknock If engine “knocking”...
  • Page 69 TAME such as corn), also known as “gasohol” (up to 16.7%) and ETBE (up to is approved for use. 17.2%). Fuel containing these oxy- genates can also be used in your Kawasaki.
  • Page 70: Side Stand

    When operating your Kawasaki for 30 to 60 days, mix a fuel stabilizer (such as STA-BIL) with the gasoline in the fuel tank. Fuel stabilizer additives inhibit oxidation of the fuel which mini-...
  • Page 71: Seats

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE The motorcycle is equipped with a 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. Seats Rider’s Seat Removal A.
  • Page 72 GENERAL INFORMATION • • Pull up the rear of rider’s seat while Insert the hook at the rear of the turning the key clockwise. rider’s seat into the hole on the • Remove the rider’s seat backward. frame. • Push down the rear part of the rider’s seat until the lock clicks.
  • Page 73: Tying Hooks

    GENERAL INFORMATION Passenger’s Seat Removal • Remove the rider’s seat (see Rider’s Seat Removal). • Pull off the passenger’s seat back- ward. A. Passenger’s Seat B. Tabs C. Frame Bracket • Install the rider’s seat (see Rider’s Seat Installation). A. Passenger’s Seat Tying Hooks Passenger’s Seat Installation When tying up light loads to the seat,...
  • Page 74: Tool Kit

    GENERAL INFORMATION A. Tying Hooks A. Tool Kit B. Band Tool Kit Rear View Mirror The tool kit is located under the pas- senger’s seat. Rear View Mirror Adjustment The kit contains tools that can be • Adjust the rear view mirror as follows. helpful in making roadside repairs, •...
  • Page 75 GENERAL INFORMATION A. Mirror Stay Cover Mounting Bolt A. Locknut B. Mirror Stay Cover B. Stay C. Rear View Mirror • Loosen the locknut and turn the stay • Tighten the locknut. by hand. Tightening Torque NOTE Rear View Mirror Locknut: The locknut has left hand threads.
  • Page 76: Event Data Recorder

    Event Data Recorder personal data or information (e.g. In common with many other ve- name, gender, age). hicle manufacturers, Kawasaki has This data can help provide a better equipped this motorcycle with an event understanding for both the rider and data recorder (EDR).
  • Page 77 GENERAL INFORMATION • Engine crankshaft rotational speed, EDR is required. Kawasaki will not share EDR information without obtain- • Throttle opening. ing your consent, unless required by government authorities, or acting pur- To access information on an EDR, suant to lawful authority.
  • Page 78: How To Ride The Motorcycle

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Break-In Maximum engine Distance traveled speed The first 1 600 km (1 000 mile) that 800 km (0 the motorcycle is ridden is designated 4 000 r/min (rpm) 500 mile) as the break-in period.
  • Page 79: Starting The Engine

    A. Engine Stop Switch that the owner has the initial mainte- B. Starter Button nance service performed by an autho- • Turn the ignition key to “ON” position. rized Kawasaki dealer. • Make sure the transmission is in neu- tral.
  • Page 80 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE engine warning indicator ( ) may go on if you operate the throttle grip unnecessarily. 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-...
  • Page 81 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTICE Do not operate the starter con- tinuously for more than 5 sec- onds, or the starter will overheat and the battery power will drop temporarily. Wait 15 seconds between each operation of the starter to let it cool and the bat- tery power recover.
  • Page 82: Jump Starting

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Jump Starting DANGER Battery acid generates hydro- If your motorcycle battery is “run gen gas which is flammable and down”, it should be removed and explosive under certain con- charged. If this is not practical, a 12 ditions.
  • Page 83 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 84: Moving Off

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTICE DANGER Batteries contain sulfuric acid Do not operate the starter con- that can cause burns and pro- tinuously for more than 5 sec- duce hydrogen gas which is onds or the starter will overheat highly explosive.
  • Page 85: Shifting Gears

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • NOTE Open the throttle a little, and start to let out the clutch lever very slowly. The motorcycle is equipped with a • As the clutch starts to engage, open side stand switch. This switch is de- the throttle a little more, giving the en- signed so that the engine does not gine just enough fuel to keep it from...
  • Page 86 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING Shifting down km/h (mph) 30 (19) Downshifting to a lower gear at high speed causes engine rpm 25 (15) to increase excessively, poten- 20 (12) tially damaging the engine and it may also cause the rear wheel 15 (9) to skid and cause an accident.
  • Page 87: Braking

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Braking applying the brakes as hard as pos- sible without skidding. • Close the throttle completely, leav- • Even in motorcycles equipped with ing the clutch engaged (except when ABS, braking during cornering may shifting gears) so that the engine will cause wheel slip.
  • Page 88: 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 89 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE distance of a motorcycle with ABS WARNING may be longer than that of an equiv- ABS cannot protect the rider alent motorcycle without ABS. Use from all possible hazards and special caution in such areas. is not a substitute for safe rid- •...
  • Page 90: Stopping The Engine

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE in good condition according to the WARNING “Battery Maintenance” section. Use of non-recommended tires may cause malfunctioning of Stopping the Engine ABS and can lead to extended braking distance. The rider • Close the throttle completely. could have an accident as a re- •...
  • Page 91: Stopping The Motorcycle In An Emergency

    2. During removal of the air cleaner, an Emergency dirt is allowed to enter and jam the fuel injection system. Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been designed and manufactured to pro- In an emergency situation such as vide you optimum safety and conve- throttle failure, your vehicle may be nience.
  • Page 92: 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 vehi- burns. cle 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-...
  • Page 93 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • and the motorcycle is not close to Lock the steering to help prevent any source of flame or sparks; this theft. includes any appliance with a pilot light. WARNING Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under cer- tain conditions, creating the po- tential for serious burns.
  • Page 94: 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 95 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. NOTE If a torque wrench is not available, the maintenance items which require a specific torque value should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 96: 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 97 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 98 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 99: Periodic Maintenance

    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.
  • Page 100 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) Air cleaner element (*C) Idle speed Throttle control system (play, smooth return, no drag) – Engine vacuum synchronization –...
  • Page 101 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 –...
  • Page 102 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 1 000 km Drive chain slack (*C) (600 mile) – Drive chain wear (*C) – Drive chain guide wear –...
  • Page 103 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 light switch operation – Suspension system – Steering play – Steering stem bearings – Electrical system –...
  • Page 104: 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 105 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 106 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. A. Packing • Install the drain bolt with a new gas- ket. Tighten it to the specified torque.
  • Page 107 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT *Kawasaki Performance Oils and Lu- Tightening Torque bricants have been specifically engi- Cartridge: neered for your vehicle. Consistent 17 N·m (1.7 kgf·m, 13 ft·lb) use of these products meets or ex- Engine Oil Drain Bolt: ceeds warranty and service require- 29 N·m (3.0 kgf·m, 21 ft·lb)
  • Page 108: Coolant

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Although 10W-40 engine oil is the Start the engine. • recommended oil for most condi- Check the oil level and oil leakage. tions, the oil viscosity may need to be changed to accommodate atmo- Coolant spheric conditions in your riding area. Coolant Level Inspection •...
  • Page 109 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Coolant Filling • Remove the cap from the reserve tank and add coolant through the filler opening to the F (Full) level line. A. F (Full) Level Line B. L (Low) Level Line C. Reserve Tank NOTE Check the level when the engine is A.
  • Page 110 Drinking coolant can result in bly leakage in the system. Have serious injury or death. the cooling system inspected coolant in accordance with the by your authorized Kawasaki instructions of the manufacturer. dealer. Use a permanent type of antifreeze •...
  • Page 111: Air Cleaner

    Cleaning ent reservoir, remove the transparent and replacement of the air cleaner ele- reservoir from the lower end of the ment should be done by an authorized drain hose and drain the oil. Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 112: Throttle Control System

    0.12 in.) steering positions. • If the throttle grip does not return • If there is improper play, adjust it. properly, have the throttle control system checked by an authorized Throttle Grip Free Play Adjustment Kawasaki dealer. • Slide the boots.
  • Page 113 MAINTENANCE AND 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. • Turn out the decelerator cable ad- juster until there is no play when the throttle grip is completely closed.
  • Page 114: Idle Speed

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Idle Speed be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • With the engine idling, turn the han- Idle Speed Adjustment • dlebars to each side. If handlebars Start the engine, and warm it up thor- movement changes the idle speed, oughly.
  • Page 115: Clutch

    Open and close the throttle a few slides smoothly. If there is any irreg- times to make sure that the idle ularity, have the clutch cable checked speed does not change. Readjust if by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. necessary. • Check the clutch lever play. •...
  • Page 116: Drive Chain

    If it cannot be done, have the clutch • If the play is incorrect, adjust the cable adjusted by an authorized lever play as follows. Kawasaki dealer. Clutch Cable Free Play Adjustment Drive Chain • Turn the adjuster so that the clutch lever will have the specified free play.
  • Page 117 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Use a lubricant for sealed chains to Wipe off any lubricant that gets on the prevent deterioration of chain seals. If tire surface. the chain is especially dirty, clean it Drive Chain Slack Inspection using a cleaner for sealed chains fol- •...
  • Page 118 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the chain adjuster with the Allen wrench until the drive chain has the correct amount of slack. • Check that notch swingarm and the mark on the chain adjuster are at the same position on the left and right sides.
  • Page 119: Brakes

    If you feel there is something wrong when applying the brakes, have the brake system checked by an autho- NOTE rized Kawasaki dealer immediately. If a torque wrench is not available, this item should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 120 Have the brake checked immediately by an au- thorized Kawasaki dealer. Brake Fluid Level Inspection A. Front Brake Fluid Reservoir • With the brake fluid reservoirs held B.
  • Page 121 A. Front Brake Pads the brake system inspected by an au- B. Lining Thickness C. 1 mm (0.04 in.) thorized Kawasaki dealer. Brake Pad Wear Inspection Inspect the brakes for wear. For each front and rear disc brake caliper, if the...
  • Page 122: Brake Light Switches

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • If it does not, ask your authorized Kawasaki dealer to inspect the front brake light switch. • Check the operation of the rear brake light switch by depressing the brake pedal. The brake light should go on after the proper pedal travel.
  • Page 123 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • To adjust the rear brake light switch, Brake Pedal Travel move the switch up or down by turn- 10 mm (0.39 in.) ing the adjusting nut. Brake Light Switch Adjustment • Remove the right front footpeg bracket bolts.
  • Page 124: Suspension System

    Turn the adjuster clockwise to in- crease spring preload and stiffen the If a torque wrench is not available, suspension. this item should be serviced by an • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise authorized Kawasaki dealer. to decrease spring preload and soften the suspension.
  • Page 125 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE Do not turn the adjuster beyond the fully seated position or the adjusting mechanism may be damaged. NOTE The spring preload adjuster can be turned with the allen wrench or suit- able tool. A. Spring Preload Adjuster B.
  • Page 126 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 A.
  • Page 127: Rear Shock Absorber

    A. Compression Damping Force Adjuster damaged. Rear Shock Absorber Spring Preload Adjustment The spring adjusting nut on the rear shock absorber can be adjusted. If the spring action feels too soft or too stiff, have it adjusted by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 128 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rebound Damping Force Adjustment The adjuster is located at the lower end of the rear shock absorber. Standard 3/4 turns out Out from the fully seated position (turned fully clockwise). • Turn the adjuster clockwise with a standard tip screwdriver to increase damping force.
  • Page 129: 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 Speed High *: This position is the fully seated position (turned fully counterclockwise).
  • Page 130 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Front Fork Damping Force Settings Softest setting Hardest Standard limit setting 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 Load Light...
  • Page 131 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 Speed High *: This position is the fully seated position (turned fully clockwise).
  • Page 132: 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 Measure the tire pressure when the A.
  • Page 133 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT So it is false economy and unsafe to Minimum Tread Depth use the tires until they are bald. — Front 1 mm (0.04 in.) Tire Wear Inspection Under 130 km/h 2 mm (0.08 in.) • Measure the depth of the tread with (80 mph) Rear a depth gauge, and replace any tire...
  • Page 134 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Tires that have been punctured and repaired do not have the same capabilities as undam- aged tires and can suddenly fail, causing an accident resulting in serious injury or death. Re- place damaged tires as soon as possible.
  • Page 135: Battery

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Standard Tire (Tubeless) Make, Type: New tires are slippery and may DUNLOP, D214F T cause loss of control and injury. Front Size: A break-in period of 160 km (100 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) miles) is necessary to estab- Make, Type: lish normal tire traction.
  • Page 136 Kawasaki-recommended chargers are: quently, inspect the battery voltage Battery Mate 150-9 weekly using a voltmeter. If it drops OptiMate 4 below 12.8 volts, the battery should be Yuasa MB-2040/2060 Christie C10122S charged using an appropriate charger (check with your Kawasaki dealer).
  • Page 137 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT If the above chargers are not avail- DANGER able, use equivalent one. Battery acid generates hydro- For more details, ask your Kawasaki gen gas which is flammable and dealer. explosive under certain con- ditions. It is present within a Battery Charging •...
  • Page 138 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Battery posts, terminals and re- lated accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproduc- tive harm. Wash hands after handling. Battery Removal A. Red Cap • Make sure the ignition switch is B.
  • Page 139: Headlight

    • Install the removed parts. • Turn the horizontal adjuster in or out until the beam points straight ahead. Headlight Headlight aiming should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 140 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT nor high beam will illuminate the road far enough ahead. If adjusted too high, the high beam will fail to illuminate 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 141: Fuses

    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.
  • Page 142: General Lubrication

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT General Lubrication WARNING Lubricate the points shown below, Substituting fuses can cause with either engine oil or regular grease, wiring to overheat, catch fire in accordance with the Periodic Main- and/or fail. Do not use any sub- tenance Chart or whenever the vehicle stitute for the standard fuse.
  • Page 143: Cleaning Your Motorcycle

    Cleaning Your Motorcycle General Precautions Frequent and proper care of your Apply grease to the following Kawasaki motorcycle will enhance points its appearance, optimize overall per- • (K) Clutch Inner Cable Upper End formance, and extend its useful life.
  • Page 144 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Be sure the engine and exhaust are WARNING 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 •...
  • Page 145: Washing Your Motorcycle

    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.
  • Page 146 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE apply a corrosion protection spray on all metal and chrome surfaces to Using high-pressure water, as prevent corrosion. from a car wash facility, could Condensation may form on the inside damage the radiator fins and im- of the headlight lens after riding in the pair the radiator’s effectiveness.
  • Page 147 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • NOTICE If any doubt, consult an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Plastic parts may deteriorate and break if they come in con- Other Plastic Parts tact with chemical substances After washing use a soft cloth to or household cleaning products gently dry plastic parts.
  • Page 148 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT should be washed with a mild neu- The sidewalls of tires and other rub- tral detergent and finished with a spray ber components should be treated with polish. Aluminum wheels, both painted a rubber protectant to help prolong their and unpainted can be cleaned with useful life.
  • Page 149: 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 engine oil. WARNING Engine oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of used oil properly. Contact your local authorities for approved disposal methods or possible recy- cling.
  • Page 150 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 151 APPENDIX • 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 152: Troubleshooting Guide

    APPENDIX Troubleshooting Guide Engine Does Not Start Starter Motor Won’t Turn • Engine stop switch off • Transmission not in neutral • Fuse blown • Battery cables do not make good electrical contact with battery terminals • Battery discharged Engine Cranks, But Won’t Start •...
  • Page 153: Your Warranty/owner Satisfaction

    Congratulations on buying your Kawasaki vehicle. You’ve chosen a great, high- quality product with state-of-the-art features and built to Kawasaki’s high standards. Your satisfaction is important to your authorized Kawasaki dealer and to Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. Here is some important information regarding your vehicle’s limited warranty.
  • Page 154 You can find the warranty period in the Kawasaki Limited Warranty Certificate your Kawasaki dealer provided to you at the time of sale. The warranty does not cover the cost of regularly-scheduled maintenance. The warranty also does not ap- ply to the normal wear of items such as tires, brake pads, transmission drive belts, chains, sprockets, etc.
  • Page 155 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 156 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 responsi- ble for correctly completing any necessary repairs, whether they are covered by the limited warranty or not.
  • Page 157 If there is a problem with your vehicle within the limited warranty period, you will need to schedule a service appointment and provide any maintenance records to an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection and diagnosis. You can go to any Kawasaki dealer for warranty repairs. Your Kawasaki dealer will inspect your vehi- cle and give you the results of the inspection.
  • Page 158 Want to Contact Kawasaki? This owner’s manual should answer most of your questions about your Kawasaki. 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 159: Reporting Safety Defects

    If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Kawasaki Motors Corpora- tion, U.S.A.
  • Page 160: Environmental Protection

    Con- sult 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 161: 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 162 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 163 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 164 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 165 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 166 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...

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