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  • Page 2 ENGLISH Motorcycle Owner's Manual Original instructions...
  • Page 4 SAFETY INFORMATION Quick Reference Guide GENERAL INFORMATION This Quick Reference Guide will HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE assist you in finding the information you're looking for. MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT APPENDIX MAINTENANCE RECORD A Table of Contents is included after the Foreword.
  • Page 5 Whenever you see the symbols NOTE ○ shown below, heed their instructions! NOTE indicates information that may Always follow safe operating and main- help or guide you in the operation or tenance practices. service of the vehicle. DANGER DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious in- jury.
  • Page 6 NOTICE THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN MAN- UFACTURED FOR USE IN A REASONABLE AND PRUDENT MANNER BY A QUALIFIED OP- ERATOR AND AS A VEHICLE ON-...
  • Page 7 Foreword Congratulations on your purchase of a new Kawasaki motorcycle. Your new mo- torcycle is the product of Kawasaki's advanced engineering, exhaustive testing, and continuous striving for superior reliability, safety and performance. Please read this Owner's Manual carefully before riding so that you will be thoroughly familiar with the proper operation of your motorcycle's controls, its fea- tures, capabilities, and limitations.
  • Page 8 However, there may be minor differences between the actual product and illustra- tions and text in this manual. All products are subject to change without prior notice or obligation. KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD. Motorcycle & Engine Company © 2015 Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. Jul. 24, 2015. (1)
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY INFORMATION ..... 11 GENERAL INFORMATION ....22 Read Owner's Manual ....... 11 Specifications ........22 Training ..........11 Serial Number Locations ....26 Daily Checks and Periodic Mainte- Location of Labels ......27 nance ..........11 Location of Parts ........
  • Page 10 Rear Shock Absorber (ZX1400H Stopping the Motorcycle in an Emer- Model) ........166 gency ..........109 Rear Shock Absorber (ZX1400J Parking ..........110 Model) ........169 Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) .. 111 Setting Tables ........ 173 Power Mode ........115 Wheels ..........177 Battery ..........181...
  • Page 11 Headlight ..........195 Fuses ..........199 General Lubrication ......201 Cleaning ..........202 General Precautions ...... 202 Where to be Careful ....... 206 Washing Your Vehicle ....206 APPENDIX ........... 208 Storage ..........208 Troubleshooting Guide ......211 Environmental Protection ....216 Location of DFI System Diagnostic Connector ........216 MAINTENANCE RECORD ....
  • Page 12: Safety Information

    Checks section and the Periodic Main- safely. tenance section in the MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chapter for more Training information. Kawasaki strongly recommends that all operators of this vehicle complete a suitable motorcycle rider training pro- gram to learn the proper skills and...
  • Page 13: Loading And Accessories Information

    Weight of rider, passenger, baggage, and accessories must not exceed 175 kg (385 oughly checked at an authorized Ka- lb). wasaki dealer as soon as possible. With the exception of genuine Kawa- saki Parts and Accessories, Kawasaki has no control over the design or...
  • Page 14: Passenger

    Kawasaki Parts and Accessories eration. The passenger can affect have been specially designed for control of the motorcycle by improp- use on Kawasaki motorcycles. We er positioning during cornering and strongly recommend that all parts sudden movements. It is important...
  • Page 15: Baggage And Luggage

    SAFETY INFORMATION 4. Do not carry passengers unless security as often as possible (not passenger footpegs are installed. while the motorcycle is in motion) Instruct any passenger before rid- and adjust as necessary. ing to keep his or her feet on the 3.
  • Page 16: Other Load

    SAFETY INFORMATION of the steering assembly and can vehicles. Kawasaki does not manu- result in an unsafe riding condition. facture sidecars or trailers for mo- 3. Fairings, windshields, backrests, torcycles and cannot predict the and other large items have the ca-...
  • Page 17: Safe Operation

    DO NOT run rent. Have your motorcycle thoroughly the engine in enclosed areas. Op- checked at a Kawasaki dealer as soon erate only in a well-ventilated as possible. area. Safe Operation...
  • Page 18: Fueling

    SAFETY INFORMATION Fueling Protective Gear and Clothing Helmet WARNING Kawasaki strongly recommends both the operator and passenger wear a Gasoline is extremely flammable helmet even if this is not a legal re- and can be explosive under cer- quirement. tain conditions.
  • Page 19: Safe Riding Techniques

    SAFETY INFORMATION Gloves Safe Riding Techniques Wear gloves which have suitable Keep Hands on Handlebars protection for your hands, especially against abrasion. When riding always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the Clothing footpegs. Removing your hands from Wear protective clothing.
  • Page 20 SAFETY INFORMATION control, especially when riding in wet Riding in Wet Conditions conditions or on loose road surfaces, Rely more on the throttle to control when the ability to maneuver will be re- vehicle speed and less on the front duced.
  • Page 21: Additional Considerations For High Speed Operation

    SAFETY INFORMATION Riding on Rough Roads Additional Considerations for Exercise caution, slow down, and High Speed Operation grip the fuel tank with the knees for better stability. WARNING Acceleration Handling characteristics of a mo- When quick acceleration is neces- torcycle at high speeds may vary sary to pass another vehicle, shift to a from those you are familiar with lower gear to obtain the necessary...
  • Page 22 SAFETY INFORMATION Steering Coolant Looseness in the steering can cause To avoid overheating, check that the loss of control. Check to see that the coolant level is at the upper level line. handlebars turns freely but has no Electrical Equipment play.
  • Page 23: General Information

    GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Specifications PERFORMANCE Maximum Horsepower 147.2 kW (200 PS) @10 000 r/min (rpm) Maximum Torque 158.2 N·m (16.1 kgf·m, 117 ft·lb) @7 500 r/min (rpm) Minimum Turning Radius 3.1 m (10.2 ft) DIMENSIONS Overall Length 2 170 mm (85.43 in.) Overall Width 770 mm (30.3 in.) Overall Height...
  • Page 24 GENERAL INFORMATION 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 @1 100 r/min (rpm) ~ 40.1° BTDC @6 000 (Electronically advanced) r/min (rpm) Spark Plug: Type NGK CR9EIA-9...
  • Page 25 High Beam 12 V (65 W + 55 W) × 2 Low Beam 12 V 55 W × 2 Brake/Tail Light Even if one of LED (Light Emitting Diode) brake/tail light does not go on, consult with an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 26 GENERAL INFORMATION Specifications are subject to change without notice, and may not apply to every country.
  • Page 27: 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 28: Location Of Labels

    GENERAL INFORMATION Location of Labels ○ All warning labels which are on your Refer to the actual vehicle label for vehicle are repeated here. Read labels model specific data grayed out in the on your vehicle and understand them illustration. thoroughly.
  • Page 29 GENERAL INFORMATION 3. Brake Fluid (Rear) 4. Battery Poison/Danger 5. Rear Shock Absorber Warning...
  • Page 30 GENERAL INFORMATION 6. Radiator Cap Danger 7. Fuel Notice 8. Tire and Load Data...
  • Page 31 GENERAL INFORMATION 9. Important Drive Chain Information 10. Stationary Noise Test Information...
  • Page 32 GENERAL INFORMATION 2) ZX1400J model 2) ZX1400H model...
  • Page 33 GENERAL INFORMATION...
  • Page 34 GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 2. Tire pressure, see page 177 3. Safety alert symbol 4. Front tire size and manufacture, see page 180 5. Rear tire size and manufacture, see page 180 6. Maximum load, see page 12 1.
  • Page 35 GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 2. Safety alert symbol 3. Drive chain slack, see page 155...
  • Page 36: Location Of Parts

    GENERAL INFORMATION Location of Parts 1. Clutch Lever 6. Front Brake Lever 10. Spring Preload Adjusters 2. Starter Lockout Switch 7. Throttle Grip 11. Ignition Switch/Steering 3. Clutch Fluid Reservoir 8. Right Handlebar Lock 4. Meter Instruments Switches 12. Left Handlebar Switches 5.
  • Page 37 GENERAL INFORMATION ZX1400H Model (Left Side) 1. Headlight 9. Seat Lock 16. Compression Damping 2. Air Cleaner Intake 10. Tool Kit Compartment Force Adjusters 3. Turn Signal Lights 11. Tail/Brake Light 17. Side Stand 4. Air Cleaner 12. License Plate Light 18.
  • Page 38 GENERAL INFORMATION ZX1400H Model (Right Side) 1. Fuse Boxes 5. Brake Discs 9. Rear Shock Absorber 2. Brake Fluid Reservoir 6. Brake Calipers 10. Rear Brake Light Switch (Rear) 7. Oil Level Inspection Win- 11. Swingarm 3. Battery 12. Muffler 4.
  • Page 39 GENERAL INFORMATION ZX1400J Model (Left Side) 1. Headlight 8. Tie Hooks 15. Side Stand 2. Air Cleaner Intake 9. Seat Lock 16. Shift Pedal 3. Turn Signal Lights 10. Tool Kit Compartment 17. Coolant Reserve Tank 4. Air Cleaner 11. Tail/Brake Light 18.
  • Page 40 GENERAL INFORMATION ZX1400J Model (Right Side) 1. Fuse Boxes 6. Battery 12. Rear Shock Absorber 2. Spring Preload Adjuster 7. Fuel Tank Cap (Öhlins TTX39) 3. Brake Fluid Reservoir 8. Brake Discs 13. Rear Brake Light Switch (Rear) 9. Brake Calipers 14.
  • Page 41: Meter Instruments

    10. Power Mode Indicator 11. Odometer/Trip Meters (Trip Meter A/B) 12. Economical Riding Indicator 13. Coolant Temperature Meter When the ignition switch is turned on, “Kawasaki” is displayed after about four seconds, then the multifunction meter turns to operational mode.
  • Page 42: Indicators

    GENERAL INFORMATION Indicators ABS Indicator (Yellow) Left Turn Signal Indicator (Green) Warning Indicator/Immobilizer Indicator (Red) Neutral Indicator (Green) Fuel Level Warning Indicator High Beam Indicator (Blue) Engage/Shift Up Indicator (Yellow) Right Turn Signal Indicator (Green) Oil Pressure Warning Indicator (Red) KTRC Warning Indicator (Yellow) Engine Warning Indicator (Yellow) Coolant Temperature Warning Indicator...
  • Page 43 When the ignition switch is turned on, Indicator Initial Operation all indicators go on/off as shown in the table. If any indicator does not operate as shown, have it checked by an au- thorized Kawasaki dealer. Indicators □ □ □...
  • Page 44 GENERAL INFORMATION vehicle function. Refer to the “When Warning Indicators Go On or Blink.”...
  • Page 45 The ABS has malfunctioned. ABS will not work but con- ventional brakes function. Have the ABS checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. These indicators go on whenever the coolant temperature rises to about 115°C (239°F). Refer to the Coolant Temper- ature Meter section for more information and follow instruc- tions in it.
  • Page 46 If they still go on after charging the battery, have the battery and/or charging system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. The lowest segment and fuel level warning indicator blink in the multifunction display when approximately 4.2 L (1.1 US gal) of usable fuel remains.
  • Page 47 The KTRC system is not working and the KTRC mode/le- vel indicator and Power mode indicator blink. Have the 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 pushing the starter button, the...
  • Page 48 If this happens, first turn the ignition switch off, and then back on, and ride the motor- cycle at 6 km/h (3.7 mph) or more. The ABS indicator should then go off. If it does not, have the ABS checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. *2: Refer to the Meter Instruments section for indicator position.
  • Page 49 GENERAL INFORMATION Other Indicators *No. Indicators Status When the turn signal switch is pushed to the left, this indicator blinks. When the ignition switch is turned off, this indicator will start blinking which indicates that the immobilizer system is functioning. After 24 hours, the red warning indicator/immobilizer indicator will stop blinking.
  • Page 50 GENERAL INFORMATION *1: The red warning indicator/immobilizer indicator blinking mode can be set to either on or off. ○ To stop the red warning indicator/immobilizer indicator blinking, turn the ignition switch off and then, within twenty seconds, push and hold the “SEL”...
  • Page 51: Speedometer/tachometer

    C. Red Zone minimum to the maximum reading, then back the minimum reading to Speedometer check them operation. If they do not The speedometer shows the speed operate correctly, have them checked of the vehicle. by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 52: Coolant Temperature Meter

    GENERAL INFORMATION current coolant temperature starts Coolant Temperature Meter blinking, the warning indicator/immobil- izer indicator and coolant temperature The coolant temperature meter indi- cates temperature of the engine cool- warning indicator also go on. This ant. warns the operator that the coolant temperature is high.
  • Page 53 GENERAL INFORMATION indicator/immobilizer indicator coolant temperature warning indicator also go on. Stop the engine and check the coolant level in the reserve tank after the engine cools down. If the amount of the coolant is insufficient, add coolant to the reserve tank. If the coolant level is good, have the cooling system checked by an authorized Ka- wasaki dealer.
  • Page 54: Display Setting

    GENERAL INFORMATION With these buttons you can select Display Setting desired functions. Refer to each sec- tion for procedure for selection. Multifunction Buttons The multifunction buttons on the left “SEL” Upper Lower handlebar switches are used to oper- Functions Button Button Button ate the various functions displayed in...
  • Page 55 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ The multifunction display is dis- played in the unit and language de- pending on the unit mode setting. ○ The multifunction display is dis- played in the color depending on the display color setting. A. Upper Button B.
  • Page 56 GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the lower button to select the display modes. The display modes can be shifted in the following order. NOTE ○ The multifunction display is dis- played in the unit depending on the unit mode setting. ○ The multifunction display is dis- played in the color depending on the display color setting.
  • Page 57 GENERAL INFORMATION mode, and push each button to se- lect the display mode. • The display mode can be shifted in the following order.
  • Page 58 GENERAL INFORMATION A. Upper Button B. “SEL” Button C. Lower Button D. Flow when pushing “SEL” button E. Flow when pushing “SEL” button for 2 sec- onds F. Flow when pushing upper button G. Flow when pushing lower button...
  • Page 59 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ The multifunction display is dis- played in the unit and language de- pending on the unit mode setting. ○ The multifunction display is dis- played in the color depending on the A. Average Mileage display color setting. To reset the average mileage: •...
  • Page 60 GENERAL INFORMATION Current Mileage (CURRENT) indicates the cruising range from the The current mileage display is re- remaining fuel in the fuel tank. This newed every 4 seconds. cruising range display is renewed • Push the upper button to display the every 20 seconds.
  • Page 61 GENERAL INFORMATION range may still be displayed with a the battery voltage is less than 9.0 V low fuel level, but it will not be accu- or more than 16.0 V. ○ rate until enough fuel is added to The battery voltage shown in this stop the fuel level warning indicator display may differ from the numerical from blinking.
  • Page 62 GENERAL INFORMATION CURRENT, RANGE, BATTERY or NOTE ○ OUTSIDE displayed. The outside temperature can be dis- played from –20°C (–4°F) to 60°C (140°F). ○ The outside temperature may not be displayed correctly in this meter when the speed is less than 20 km/h (12 mph), or the outside temperature sensor gets wet.
  • Page 63: Lower Button

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE System Menu Setting ○ When the figures come to 999999, NOTE the display is stopped and locked. ○ These settings cannot be shifted while riding. Operate these setting Trip Meter with the vehicle stopped. ○ The unit setting in the multifunction display can be changed according to local regulations.
  • Page 64: Flow When Pushing "sel" Button

    GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the “SEL” button, if advancing to the unit setting for changing the unit of the mileage or setting the en- gage indicator, shift up indicator, en- gage/shift up indicator lighting mode and the clock. • Push the “SEL” button for 2 seconds, if not advancing to the other unit set- ting.
  • Page 65 GENERAL INFORMATION Unit Setting: UNIT (KM/L, L/100KM, MPG USA, MPG UK) • Push the upper or lower button to align the cursor to “UNIT” after set- ting the language. • Push and hold the “SEL” button until the previous unit setting blinks. •...
  • Page 66 GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the upper or lower button to NOTE ○ align the cursor to “ENGAGE LAMP” Do not operate the vehicle with the after setting the language. • multifunction meter displaying in the Push and hold the “SEL” button until wrong unit.
  • Page 67 GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the “SEL” button to confirm the NOTE ○ engage indicator engine speed set- Pushing and holding the upper or ting after adjustment. lower button advances the engage/- shift up indicator engine speed con- tinuously. ○ The data is maintained even if the battery is disconnected.
  • Page 68 GENERAL INFORMATION • • Push the “SEL” button to confirm the Push the upper or lower button to align the cursor to “SHIFT LAMP” shift up indicator engine speed set- after setting the language. ting after adjustment. • Push and hold the “SEL” button until the previous shift up indicator setting blinks.
  • Page 69 GENERAL INFORMATION engage/shift up indicator engine WARNING speed continuously. ○ The data is maintained even if the Failing to properly observe the battery is disconnected. road ahead increases the chance of an accident. Do not concen- NOTICE trate on the shift lamp by taking your eyes off the road, observe Engine r/min (rpm) should not be using peripheral vision.
  • Page 70 GENERAL INFORMATION • Push and hold the “SEL” button until the previous lighting mode setting blinks. • Push the upper or lower button and lighting mode will shift among light on (bright), light on (dim) and blinking while engage/shift up indicator goes on or blinks.
  • Page 71: Features

    GENERAL INFORMATION ○ Clock Setting: CLOCK When the battery is disconnected, To adjust the clock: the clock is reset to 1:00 and starts • Push the upper or lower button to working again when the battery is align the cursor to “CLOCK” after connected.
  • Page 72 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE When the transmission is in 1st ○ gear, “1” is displayed. When the fuel tank is full, all the seg- ments are displayed. As the fuel lev- When the transmission is in 2nd el in the tank goes down, the gear, “2”...
  • Page 73 GENERAL INFORMATION Economical Riding Indicator When riding the motorcycle effi- ciently, the economical riding indicator appears on the multifunction meter to indicate favorable fuel consumption. Monitoring the economical riding indi- cator can help the rider maximize fuel efficiency. A. Gear Position Indicator B.
  • Page 74 GENERAL INFORMATION KTRC Level Indicator WARNING The instantaneous strength and weakness of the KTRC operation can Failing to properly observe the be checked with the KTRC level indi- road ahead increases the chance cator in the multifunction meter while of an accident resulting in severe the motorcycle is running.
  • Page 75: Keys

    GENERAL INFORMATION Up to five keys can register to the KTRC Mode Indicator ECU. Refer to the Kawasaki TRaction If an ignition key is lost, it is strongly Control (KTRC) section in the HOW recommended to have your all keys re-...
  • Page 76: Ignition Switch/steering Lock

    GENERAL INFORMATION equipment and the mutual recognition NOTICE of their conformity) Directive. The following can damage keys Ignition Switch/Steering and prevent the engine from being started, therefore, do not: Lock • Put two keys of any immobilizer This is a four-position, key-operated system on the same key ring.
  • Page 77 GENERAL INFORMATION • Engine can be started. • All electrical equipment can be used. • Key cannot be removed. • Engine off. • Electrical equipment is off. • WARNING Key can be removed. • Turning the ignition switch to the Steering locked.
  • Page 78: Right Handlebar Switches

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Right Handlebar Switches ○ The tail, city and license plate lights are on whenever the ignition key is in the position. The headlight goes on when the starter button is released after starting the engine. ○ Do not leave the ignition switch at position for an extended time with the engine stopped, or the battery may become totally dis-...
  • Page 79: Left Handlebar Switches

    GENERAL INFORMATION Engine Stop Switch Left Handlebar Switches To stop the engine in an emergency, move the engine stop switch to the position. Ordinarily, the engine stop switch must be in the position for the motorcycle to operate. NOTE ○ Ordinarily, the ignition switch should be used to stop the engine.
  • Page 80 Do not allow anything to cover the Refer to the Display Set- ting section. headlight lens when the headlight is KTRC setting: Refer to the Kawasaki on. If covered, heat can build up in TRaction Control (KTRC) the headlight lens causing lens dis-...
  • Page 81: Electric Accessory Connectors

    GENERAL INFORMATION Electric Accessory Connectors Hazard Switch Push in the hazard switch with the Location Polarity Lead Color ignition switch in the position or Black Under Left In- position. All the turn signal ner Cover (–) Black/Yellow lights and turn signal indicators will blink.
  • Page 82 Take care not to pinch any wire When using the electric accessory between the seat and the frame connectors, the electric accessory or between other parts to avoid a connection to the connectors should short circuit. be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 83: Brake Lever Adjuster

    GENERAL INFORMATION Brake Lever Adjuster ZX1400H Model While pushing the brake lever for- ward, rotate the adjuster and choose a suitable lever position from the six po- sitions. [Brake Lever Adjustment] Adjuster Posi- tion A. Adjuster Lever Position Far ← — — → Near B.
  • Page 84: Clutch Lever Adjuster

    If any brake ad- justment is required other than the brake lever position, consult your authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Adjuster B. Brake Lever While pushing the brake lever for- ward, turn the adjuster and choose a Clutch Lever Adjuster suitable lever position.
  • Page 85: Fuel

    A. Adjuster B. Mark Fuel Requirements Your Kawasaki engine is designed to use only unleaded gasoline with a min- imum octane rating shown below. Never use gasoline with an octane rat- ing lower than the minimum specified...
  • Page 86 GENERAL INFORMATION by Kawasaki to prevent severe engine NOTICE damage. If engine “knocking” or “pinging” The octane rating of a gasoline is a measure of its resistance to detonation occurs, use a different brand of or “knocking.” The term commonly gasoline of a higher octane rat- used to describe a gasoline’s octane...
  • Page 87: Filling The Tank

    GENERAL INFORMATION equal to or higher than that shown in Filling the Tank the table. Avoid filling the tank in the rain or Fuel Type Unleaded Gasoline where heavy dust is blowing so that the fuel does not get contaminated. Ethanol Content E10 or less Minimum Octane...
  • Page 88 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE WARNING Never fill the tank so the fuel level Gasoline is extremely flammable rises into the filler neck. If the and can be explosive under cer- tank is overfilled, heat may cause tain conditions, creating the po- the fuel to expand and flow into tential for serious burns.
  • Page 89 GENERAL INFORMATION A. Key Hole Cover A. Tank Cap B. Ignition Key B. Fuel Tank C. Fuel Tank Cap C. Top Level • D. Bottom of Filler Neck (Maximum Fuel Lev- Open the fuel tank cap. • Add fuel. NOTE ○...
  • Page 90: Side Stand

    GENERAL INFORMATION • The key can be removed by turning cannot be removed unless the cap is counterclockwise to the original posi- locked properly. ○ tion. Do not push on the key to close the • Close the key hole cover. cap, or the cap cannot be locked.
  • Page 91: Seat

    GENERAL INFORMATION Seat The seat can be removed using the ignition key. Seat Removal • Insert the ignition key into the seat lock. • Lift the rear of seat while turning the key clockwise. • Remove the seat backward. • Remove the ignition key.
  • Page 92 GENERAL INFORMATION Seat Installation • Insert the slots on the front of the seat to the brackets of the fuel tank. A. Push down. A. Seat B. Slots C. Brackets...
  • Page 93: Helmet Hooks

    GENERAL INFORMATION • • Insert the projections on the middle Pull up the front and rear ends of the of the seat into the holes of the seat seat to make sure they are securely lock, and the hook on the rear of the locked.
  • Page 94: Tie Hooks

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Do not carry the passenger or baggage on the passenger's seat cover (option), or the cover could be damaged. A. Helmet Hooks Tie Hooks When tying up light loads to the seat, use the tie hooks located below the seat.
  • Page 95: Tool Kit Compartment

    Event Data Recorder B. Tool Kit In common with many other vehicle Air Cleaner Intake manufacturers, Kawasaki equipped this motorcycle with an event The air cleaner intake allows air to data recorder (EDR). The purpose of enter the fuel system. Never allow...
  • Page 96 To read data recorded by an EDR, then erased when the ignition is special equipment and access to the switched off. EDR is required. Kawasaki will not ac- ○ At no time other than in the event of cess or share the EDR information...
  • Page 97: How To Ride The Motorcycle

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Maximum engine Break-In Distance traveled speed 0 ~ 800 km (0 ~ The first 1 600 km (1 000 mile) that 4 000 r/min (rpm) 500 mile) the motorcycle is ridden is designated as the break-in period.
  • Page 98: Starting The Engine

    (600 mile) it is extremely important that A. Engine Stop Switch the owner has the initial maintenance B. Starter Button service performed by an authorized • Kawasaki dealer. Turn the ignition key to posi- tion. • Make sure the transmission is in...
  • Page 99 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE ○ The motorcycle is equipped with a vehicle-down sensor which causes the engine to stop automatically if the motorcycle falls down. The en- gine warning indicator ( ) blinks when the starter button is pressed if the engine cannot be started.
  • Page 100 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTICE Do not operate the starter contin- uously for more than 5 seconds, or the starter will overheat and the battery power will drop tem- porarily. Wait 15 seconds be- tween each operation of the starter to let it cool and the bat- tery power recover.
  • Page 101: Jump Starting

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Jump Starting DANGER • If your motorcycle battery is “run Battery acid generates hydro- gen gas which is flammable down,” it should be removed and and explosive under certain charged. If this is not practical, a 12 conditions.
  • Page 102 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Remove the right fairing cover (see footpeg or other unpainted metal sur- Battery section in the MAINTE- face. Do not use the negative (–) ter- NANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chap- minal of the battery. ter). •...
  • Page 103: Moving Off

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Follow the standard engine starting DANGER procedure. Batteries contain sulfuric acid NOTICE that can cause burns and pro- duce hydrogen gas which is Do not operate the starter contin- highly explosive. • uously for more than 5 seconds Do not make this last connec- or the starter will overheat and tion at the fuel system or bat-...
  • Page 104: Shifting Gears

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Pull in the clutch lever. NOTE • ○ Shift into 1st gear. • The motorcycle is equipped with a Open the throttle a little, and start to side stand switch. This switch is de- let out the clutch lever very slowly.
  • Page 105: Braking

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Braking WARNING • Downshifting to a lower gear at Close the throttle completely, leaving high speed causes engine rpm to the clutch engaged (except when increase excessively, potentially shifting gears) so that the engine will damaging the engine and it may help slow down the motorcycle.
  • Page 106 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE applying the brakes as hard as pos- sible without skidding. • Even in motorcycles equipped with ABS, braking during cornering may cause wheel slip. When turning a corner, it is better to limit braking to the light application of both brakes or not to brake at all.
  • Page 107: 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 108 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE distance of a motorcycle with ABS WARNING may be longer than that of an equiv- alent motorcycle without ABS. Use ABS cannot protect the rider from special caution in such areas. all possible hazards and is not a •...
  • Page 109: Stopping The Engine

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE good condition according to the “Bat- WARNING tery Maintenance” section. Use of non-recommended tires may cause malfunctioning of Stopping the Engine ABS and can lead to extended • braking distance. The rider could Close the throttle completely. •...
  • Page 110: Stopping The Motorcycle In An Emergency

    Emergency fuel injection system. In an emergency situation such as Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been throttle failure, your vehicle may be designed and manufactured to provide stopped by applying the brakes and you optimum safety and convenience.
  • Page 111: Parking

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Parking WARNING The engine and exhaust system get extremely hot during normal WARNING operation and can cause serious Operating or parking the vehicle burns. near flammable materials can Never touch a hot engine, ex- cause a fire, and can result in haust pipe, or muffler during op- property damage or severe per- eration or after stopping the...
  • Page 112: Kawasaki Traction Control (ktrc)

    WARNING Kawasaki TRaction Control Gasoline is extremely flammable (KTRC) and can be explosive under cer- tain conditions, creating the po- KTRC is an intelligent system that tential for serious burns.
  • Page 113 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING WARNING KTRC cannot protect the rider Use of nonrecommended tires from all possible hazards and is could cause a malfunction or im- not a substitute for safe riding proper operation of KTRC. Kawa- practices. Be aware of how the saki recommends use of the KTRC system operates and its recommended standard tires for...
  • Page 114: Upper Button B. "sel" Button

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Mode 1: KTRC mode setting • Close the throttle grip completely. KTRC least intervenes among the • Push the “SEL” button to select the three modes. This mode gives maxi- KTRC mode indicator. When the mum acceleration for sport riding.
  • Page 115 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE ○ OFF can be selected only when the When 30 seconds have passed or motorcycle is at a stop. the throttle is opened after the KTRC mode indicator starts blinking, it stops blinking and the selected Upper Button: mode is fixed.
  • Page 116: Power Mode

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Check the KTRC mode indicator to indicator, see Indicators section in the make sure that the mode has been GENERAL INFORMATION chapter. changed. When the traction control NOTE is activated rear wheel starts to ○...
  • Page 117 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE The Power mode and the KTRC can Power mode setting • Close the throttle grip completely. be set separately. By combining each • Push the “SEL” button to select the setting, the rider can get various riding Power mode indicator.
  • Page 118 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Upper Button: Mode F (Full Power) Check the Power mode indicator to Lower Button: Mode L (Low Power) make sure that the mode has been changed. NOTE ○ When changing the mode, stop the motorcycle.
  • Page 119: Ktrc And Power Mode Combination

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE examples of mode combinations KTRC and Power Mode Combination By combining the KTRC mode and Power mode, the eight-pattern settings are available to suit the various condi- tions. For example, on a slippery road surface, combining the Power mode “L”...
  • Page 120: 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 121 NOTE ○ If a torque wrench is not available, the maintenance items which require a spe- cific torque value should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 122: 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 123 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 Brakes Brake pad wear Brake fluid level –...
  • Page 124 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Operation Page Coolant level between level lines (when engine is cold) Electrical equipment All lights (head, city, tail/brake, turn signal, license plate, warning/indicator) and – horn work Engine stop switch – Stops engine Side stand – Return to its fully up position by spring tension –...
  • Page 125: Periodic Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Periodic Maintenance *A: Service at number of years shown or indicated odometer reading intervals, which- ever comes first. *B: For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here. *C: Service more frequently when operating in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy, high speed, or frequent starting/stopping.
  • Page 126 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items – Engine vacuum synchronization – Fuel system – Fuel filter – Fuel hose – Evaporative emission control system Coolant level –...
  • Page 127 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items Clutch operation (play, engagement, disengagement) Clutch fluid level – Clutch fluid, hose and pipe – Clutch fluid Clutch hose/rubber parts of clutch : every 48 000 km (30 000 –...
  • Page 128 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items : every 1 000 km (600 Drive chain slack (*C) mile) – Drive chain wear (*C) – Drive chain guide wear –...
  • Page 129 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items Brake light switch operation – Suspension system – Steering play – Steering stem bearing – Electrical system –...
  • Page 130: 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 131 Oil and/or Oil Filter Change • The oil change and oil filter replace- ment should be done by an author- ized Kawasaki dealer. WARNING Engine oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of used oil properly. Contact your local authorities for approved disposal methods or possible recycling.
  • Page 132 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Recommended Engine Oil Type: API SG, SH, SJ, SL or SM with JASO MA, MA1 or MA2 rating Viscosity: SAE 10W-40 NOTE ○ Do not add any chemical additive to the oil. Oils fulfilling the above re- quirements are fully formulated and A.
  • Page 133: Coolant

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT changed to accommodate atmospheric The coolant level should be between conditions in your riding area. the F (Full) and L (Low) level lines. A. F (Full) Level Line Coolant B. L (Low) Level Line C. Reserve Tank Coolant Level Inspection •...
  • Page 134 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • If the amount of coolant is insuffi- Pull the left fairing cover downward cient, add coolant into the reserve to clear the tabs of the left fairing tank. cover. Coolant Filling • Remove the bolts and washers. A.
  • Page 135 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Left Fairing Cover A. Left Fairing Cover B. Left Inner Rubber Cover B. Ends • • Pull the left fairing cover backward to Remove the cap from the reserve clear the ends of the left fairing cov- tank and add coolant through the fill- er, and remove it.
  • Page 136 Have the cooling sys- tem inspected by your authorized Kawasaki dealer. • Install the reserve tank cap. • Check that the pad is in place on the A.
  • Page 137 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Pad A. Grommet B. Left Fairing Cover B. Damper • • Check that the grommet and damper Insert the ends of the left fairing cov- are in place on the left middle fairing. er into the grooves of the left middle fairing.
  • Page 138 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Ends A. Left Fairing Cover B. Left Fairing Cover B. Left Inner Rubber Cover • C. Grooves Insert the tabs of the left fairing cover D. Left Middle Fairing • under the fuel tank cover. Fit the left fairing cover to the left in- ner rubber cover.
  • Page 139 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Tabs A. Projections B. Left Fairing Cover B. Left Fairing Cover C. Fuel Tank Cover C. Grommet • D. Damper Insert the projections of the left fair- ing cover into the grommet and NOTE damper. ○ In this photo, the left fairing cover has been removed for clarity.
  • Page 140 Have the coolant changed by an au- for aluminum engines and radiators) in thorized Kawasaki dealer. the cooling system. On the mixture ra- tio of coolant, choose the suitable one referring to the relation between freez- ing point and strength directed on the container.
  • Page 141: Air Cleaner

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Air Cleaner Element Removal • NOTICE Remove the left and right fairing cov- ers (see Coolant section and Battery If hard water is used in the sys- section in this chapter). tem, it causes scale accumula- • Remove the bolts and washers.
  • Page 142 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Left Inner Cover A. Left Inner Cover B. Tab B. Tabs • • Pull the left inner cover inward to Remove the right inner cover. clear the tabs of the left inner cover, NOTE and remove it. ○...
  • Page 143 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Pull the fuel tank cover forward to clear the tabs of the fuel tank, and re- move it. A. Bolts B. Air Cleaner Element Cover • Pull out the air cleaner element. A. Bolt and Collar B.
  • Page 144 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Air Cleaner Element A. New Element B. Screen Side • Air Cleaner Element Installation • Check that the seal is in place on the Install a new element so that screen air cleaner element cover. side faces upward.
  • Page 145 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Seal A. Air Cleaner Element Cover B. Air Cleaner Element Cover B. Arrow Mark • C. Bolts Install the air cleaner element cover • Check that the pads and grommet so that arrow mark faces forward. •...
  • Page 146 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Pads A. Damper (Both Sides) B. Grommet B. Grommets (Both Sides) C. Fuel Tank Cover C. Wellnut (Both Sides) • • Check that the damper, grommets Fit the slots of the fuel tank cover to and wellnut are in place on both the tabs of the fuel tank.
  • Page 147 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Tabs A. Projections (Both Sides) B. Fuel Tank B. Fuel Tank Cover C. Slots C. Grommets (Both Sides) D. Fuel Tank Cover • NOTE Insert the projections of the fuel tank ○ cover into the grommets on both In this photo, the fuel tank cover has sides.
  • Page 148 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Fuel Tank Cover A. Pads B. Middle Fairing B. Damper • C. Inner Cover Install the collar, and tighten the bolt. • • Insert the tabs of the left inner cover Check that the pads and damper are into the inside of the middle fairing.
  • Page 149 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Tabs A. Tab B. Left Inner Cover B. Left Inner Cover C. Middle Fairing C. Slot • D. Fuel Tank Cover Insert the tab of the left inner cover into the slot of the fuel tank cover. NOTE ○...
  • Page 150 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE ○ Installing the right inner cover is the same as for the left inner cover. • Install the left and right fairing covers (see Coolant section and Battery section in this chapter). Oil Draining • Inspect the transparent reservoir lo- cated to the left of the engine to see if any oil has run down.
  • Page 151: Throttle Control System

    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 • Loosen the locknuts at the upper Kawasaki dealer. ends of the throttle cables, and...
  • Page 152 Kawasaki dealer. • With the engine idling, turn the han- dlebar to each side. If handlebar...
  • Page 153: Idle Speed

    If the clutch lever play becomes ex- idle speed control should be done by cessive and the motorcycle creeps an authorized Kawasaki dealer. or stalls when shifted into gear, there is probably air in the clutch system...
  • Page 154: Drive Chain

    • and it must be bled out by an author- If the fluid level is lower than the low- ized Kawasaki dealer. er level line it may indicate that the fluid is leaking. In this case, have the Clutch Fluid Level Inspection clutch system inspected by an au- •...
  • Page 155 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT following the instructions supplied by Drive Chain Slack Inspection • Set the motorcycle up on its side the chain cleaner manufacturer. • stand. Apply lubricant to the sides of the • Clean the chain if it is dirty, and lubri- rollers so that it will penetrate to the cate it if it appears dry.
  • Page 156 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • If the drive chain is too tight or too loose, adjust it so that the chain slack is within the standard value. Drive Chain Slack Standard: 25 ~ 30 mm (1.0 ~ 1.2 in.) Drive Chain Slack Adjustment •...
  • Page 157 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT notch on the left wheel alignment in- NOTE ○ dicator should align with the same Wheel alignment also swingarm mark that the right indica- checked using the straightedge or tor notch aligns with. string method. WARNING Misalignment of the wheel will re- sult in abnormal wear, and may result in an unsafe riding condi- tion.
  • Page 158 When inserting the cotter pin, if the this item should be serviced by an slots in the nut do not align with the authorized Kawasaki dealer. cotter pin hole in the axle shaft, tight- • en the nut clockwise up to the next Rotate the wheel, measure the chain alignment.
  • Page 159: Brakes

    Brake Fluid Level Inspection • when applying the brakes, have the With the brake fluid reservoirs held brake system checked by an author- horizontal, the brake fluid level must ized Kawasaki dealer immediately. be kept between the upper and lower level lines.
  • Page 160 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ZX1400H Model ZX1400J Model A. Front Brake Fluid Reservoir A. Front Brake Fluid Reservoir B. Upper Level Line B. Upper Level Line C. Lower Level Line C. Lower Level Line...
  • Page 161 A. Front Brake Pads 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 162: Brake Light Switches

    The brake light should go on when the rear brake light switch. the front brake is applied. • Brake Pedal Travel If it does not, ask your authorized 10 mm (0.39 in.) Kawasaki dealer to inspect the front brake light switch.
  • Page 163: Suspension System

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Brake Light Switch Adjustment • NOTICE To adjust the rear brake light switch, move the switch up or down by turn- To avoid damaging the electrical ing the adjusting nut. connections inside the switch, be sure that the switch body does not turn during adjustment.
  • Page 164 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise NOTICE to decrease spring preload and soft- en the suspension. After riding on the normal road, the unpaved road and in the rainy NOTICE weather, clean off any dirt (grit, mud or insect etc.) that stuck to Do not turn the adjuster beyond inner tube before it hardens.
  • Page 165 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ZX1400H Model ZX1400J Model A. Spring Preload Adjuster A. Spring Preload Adjuster B. Adjusting Range B. Adjusting Range Rebound Damping Force Adjustment The adjuster is located at the top of each front fork leg. Standard 8 clicks Out from the fully seated position (turned fully clockwise).
  • Page 166 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster clockwise with a flat tip screwdriver to increase damp- ing force. • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease damping force. NOTICE Do not turn the adjuster beyond the fully seated position or the adjusting mechanism may be damaged.
  • Page 167: Rear Shock Absorber (zx1400h Model)

    C. ZX1400J Model Rear Shock Absorber (ZX1400H Model) 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 author- ized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 168 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rebound Damping Force Adjustment The adjuster is located at the lower end of the rear shock absorber. Standard 2 turns out Out from the fully seated position (turned fully clockwise). • Turn the adjuster clockwise with a flat tip screwdriver to increase damp- ing force.
  • Page 169 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster clockwise with a flat tip screwdriver to increase damp- ing force. • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease damping force. NOTICE Do not turn the adjuster beyond the fully seated position or the adjusting mechanism may be damaged.
  • Page 170: Rear Shock Absorber (zx1400j Model)

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT There is no mounting instruction be- Rear Shock Absorber (ZX1400J cause the original Kawasaki setting is Model) given as for this shock absorber. Öhlins can accept the overhaul of WARNING your shock absorber at your cost. How-...
  • Page 171 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Standard NOTICE 14 clicks Do not turn the adjuster beyond Out from the fully seated position (turned the fully seated position or the fully clockwise). adjusting mechanism may be • Adjusting by turning the black col- damaged. oured knob labelled “REB”...
  • Page 172 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Compression Damping Force Adjust- NOTICE ment The adjuster is located at the left side Do not turn the adjuster beyond on top of the reservoir. the fully seated position or the Standard adjusting mechanism may be 14 clicks damaged.
  • Page 173 Öhlins recommends an overhaul in the fully seated position or the the following interval. adjusting mechanism may be Regular Street Use: Every 30 000 km damaged. (18 750 mile) When the service is necessary, ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Compression Damping Force Adjuster...
  • Page 174: Setting Tables

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Setting Tables Front Fork Spring Preload Setting Softest setting limit Standard Hardest setting limit Adjuster Position 19 mm (0.75 in.)* 14 mm (0.55 in.)** 4 mm (0.16 in.)** ←→ Spring Action Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→...
  • Page 175 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Front Fork Damping Force Settings Softest setting limit Standard Hardest setting limit Rebound 15 clicks** 8 clicks** Adjuster Position Compression 18 clicks** 10 clicks** ←→ Damping Force Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→ Load Light Heavy ←→...
  • Page 176 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rear Shock Absorber Spring Preload Setting (ZX1400J Model only) Softest setting limit Standard Hardest setting limit — Adjuster Position 0 clicks* ←→ Spring Action Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→ Load Light Heavy ←→ Road Good ←→...
  • Page 177 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rear Shock Absorber Damping Force Settings Softest setting limit Standard Hardest setting limit ZX1400H 2 3/4 turns out** 2 turns out** Rebound ZX1400J 19 clicks** 14 clicks** 9 clicks* Adjuster 2 2/3 turns Position ZX1400H 6 turns out** Compres- out** sion...
  • Page 178: Wheels

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Wheels Tire Pressure Inspection • Remove the air valve cap. • Check the tire pressure often, using an accurate gauge. • Make sure to install the air valve cap securely. NOTE ○ A. Tire Pressure Gauge Measure the tire pressure when the tires are cold (that is, when the mo- Tire Air Pressure (when cold) torcycle has not been ridden more...
  • Page 179 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.) Under 130 km/h Tire Wear Inspection • 2 mm (0.08 in.) Measure the depth of the tread with (80 mph) Rear a depth gauge, and replace any tire...
  • Page 180 Replace damaged tires as soon as possi- ble. To ensure safe handling and stability, Kawasaki recommends A. Crack or Cut use of the recommended stand- B. Nail ard tires for replacement, inflated C.
  • Page 181 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ○ When operating on public roadways, Recommended Standard Tire (Tubeless) keep maximum speed under traffic Make, Type: law limits. BRIDGESTONE, BATTLAX HY- Front PERSPORT S20F E Technically Permissible Minimum Tire Re- Size: quirements 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) Minimum load capacity index: Make, Type: BRIDGESTONE, BATTLAX HY- Load rating:...
  • Page 182: Battery

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE WARNING Never remove the sealing strip, New tires are slippery and may or the battery can be damaged. cause loss of control and injury. Do not install a conventional bat- A break-in period of 160 km (100 tery in this motorcycle, or the miles) is necessary to establish electrical system cannot work...
  • Page 183 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT (check with your Kawasaki dealer). If Kawasaki-recommended chargers are: you will not be using the motorcycle for Battery Mate 150-9 OptiMate 4 longer than two weeks, the battery Yuasa MB-2040/2060 should be charged using an appropri- Christie C10122S ate charger.
  • Page 184 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Remove the bolts and washers. DANGER • Battery acid generates hydro- gen gas which is flammable and explosive under certain conditions. It is present within a battery at all times, even in a discharged condition. Keep all flames and sparks (cigarettes) away from the battery.
  • Page 185 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Right Fairing Cover A. Right Fairing Cover B. Projections B. Right Inner Rubber Cover • C. Tabs Pull the right fairing cover backward 1. Pull outward. to clear the ends of the right fairing 2. Pull downward. •...
  • Page 186 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Right Fairing Cover A. Bolt and Washer B. Ends B. Battery Compartment Cover • C. Projections Remove the bolt and washer. • • Remove the bolt. Pull the battery compartment cover • Clear the frame ground lead from the outward to clear the projections of band.
  • Page 187 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Remove the battery with the battery tray. A. Bolt B. Frame Ground Lead C. Band D. Bolts A. Battery Tray E. Bracket B. Band • C. Battery Cover Slightly pull out the battery with the D. Red Cap battery tray.
  • Page 188 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE Be careful not to drop the battery from the motorcycle when pulling out it. Do not give the battery tray a strong pull, or the cables may be damaged. • Remove the battery cover. • Disconnect the battery negative (–) A.
  • Page 189 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Put a light coat of grease on the neg- ative (–) terminal to prevent corro- sion. A. Battery Cover B. Battery • Insert the projections of the battery tray into the holes of the battery com- A.
  • Page 190 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE Installing the negative (–) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the battery or the positive (+) cable to the negative (–) terminal of the battery can seriously damage the electrical system. • Put a light coat of grease on the posi- tive (+) terminal to prevent corrosion.
  • Page 191 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Battery Positive (+) Cable A. Grommets B. Red Cap B. Trim C. Frame Ground Lead C. Bracket D. Band D. Projections • E. Battery Tray Check that the grommets and trim • Tighten the bolts securely. are in place on the bracket.
  • Page 192 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Tightening Torque Frame Ground Terminal Bolt: 7.0 N·m (0.71 kgf·m, 62 in·lb) A. Grommets B. Frame • Insert the projections of the battery compartment cover into the grom- A. Bolts mets of the frame. B. Battery Negative (–) Cable C.
  • Page 193 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Projections A. Pad B. Battery Compartment Cover B. Right Fairing Cover • C. Grommets Check that the grommet and damper D. Frame • are in place on the right middle fair- Tighten the bolt with washer se- ing.
  • Page 194 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Grommet A. Ends B. Damper B. Right Fairing Cover • C. Grooves Insert the ends of the right fairing D. Right Middle Fairing • cover into the grooves of the right Fit the right fairing cover to the right middle fairing.
  • Page 195 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Right Fairing Cover A. Tabs B. Right Inner Rubber Cover B. Right Fairing Cover • C. Fuel Tank Cover Insert the tabs of the right fairing cov- • Insert the projections of the right fair- er under the fuel tank cover. ing cover into the grommet and damper.
  • Page 196: Headlight

    NOTE ○ In this photo, the right fairing cover Headlight aiming should be done by has been removed for clarity. an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • • When adjusting headlight beam hori- Tighten the bolts with washers. zontally or vertically, remove the right and left inner covers (see Air Cleaner section in this chapter).
  • Page 197 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Remove the bolt and washer. NOTE • ○ Remove the quick rivets. • The upper inner fairing uses the Pull the upper inner fairing backward quick rivets. The quick rivets can be to clear the tabs of the upper fairing, removed by pushing the center pin and remove it.
  • Page 198 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Quick Rivet Installation A. Tabs B. Upper Fairing A. Quick Rivet C. Slots B. Center Pin D. Upper Inner Fairing C. Pull up fully. • D. Push in. Insert the tabs of the upper inner fair- • ing inside of the left and right inner After adjusting the headlight beam, fairings.
  • Page 199 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the horizontal adjuster in or out until the beam points straight ahead. A. Tabs B. Upper Inner Fairing C. Left and Right Inner Fairings • A. Horizontal Adjusters Tighten the bolt with washer. • B. Vertical Adjusters Install the quick rivets.
  • Page 200: Fuses

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT illuminate the road close ahead, and the low beam will blind oncoming driv- ers. • Turn the vertical adjuster in or out to adjust the headlight vertically. NOTE ○ On high beam, the brightest point should be slightly below horizontal with the motorcycle on its wheels and the rider seated.
  • Page 201 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT system. Have the motorcycle checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. The main fuse removal should be done by an authorized Kawasaki deal- A. Main Fuse WARNING Substituting fuses can cause wir- ing to overheat, catch fire and/or A.
  • Page 202: General Lubrication

    (K) Throttle Inner Cable Upper Ends in accordance with the Periodic Main- tenance Chart or whenever the vehicle (K): Should be serviced by an author- has been operated under wet or rainy ized Kawasaki dealer. conditions.
  • Page 203: Cleaning

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE WARNING ○ After connecting the cables, adjust Build-up of debris or flammable them. material in and around the ve- hicle chassis, engine, and ex- Cleaning haust cause mechanical problems and increase the risk of General Precautions fire.
  • Page 204 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Be sure the engine and exhaust are Take care when washing the head- cool before washing. light lens and other plastic parts as • When washing the vehicle, always they can easily be scratched. use a mild neutral detergent and NOTE water.
  • Page 205 • If any doubt, consult an authorized NOTICE Kawasaki dealer. Using high-pressure water, as Plastic Parts from a car wash facility, could After washing, use a soft cloth to damage the radiator fins and im- gently dry plastic parts.
  • Page 206 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chrome/aluminum polish. Coated alu- NOTICE minum should be washed with a mild neutral detergent and finished with a Plastic parts may deteriorate and spray polish. Aluminum wheels, both break if they come in contact with painted and unpainted can be cleaned chemical substances or house- with special non-acid based wheel hold cleaning products such as...
  • Page 207: Where To Be Careful

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Where to be Careful NOTICE Avoid spraying water with any great Coin operated, high pressure force near the following places. spray washers are not recom- • Disc brake master cylinder and cali- mended. Water may be forced in- per.
  • Page 208 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Muffler rear openings - cover with a Carefully ride your vehicle at a slow plastic bags. speed and apply the brakes several Ignition switch - cover the keyhole times. This helps dry the brakes and with tape. restores them to normal operating •...
  • Page 209: Appendix

    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.
  • Page 210 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;...
  • Page 211 APPENDIX WARNING Engine oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of used oil properly. Contact your local authorities for approved disposal methods or possible recycling. • Put in fresh engine oil. • Empty the fuel from the fuel tank using a pump or syphon. •...
  • Page 212: Troubleshooting Guide

    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.
  • Page 213 When any of warning indicators go on 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.
  • Page 214 In that case, ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection. • When the engine warning indicator on the meter goes on and stays on, there may be a problem with the fuel injection system. Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection and maintenance. •...
  • Page 215 Refresh the battery's charge (see page 182) and check if the starter motor rotates. • Even after a refresh charge, if the starter motor stops rotating the engine properly the battery may have deteriorated. Have the battery inspected by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 216 If the starter motor will not start after completing the above inspection and main- tenance, there may be something wrong with another part such as the starter mo- tor. Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection and maintenance. If the Engine Stalls or Runs Poorly •...
  • Page 217: Environmental Protection

    APPENDIX (see page 132). Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer to identify the cause of the overheat immediately. • When the engine warning indicator on the meter goes on and stays on, there is something wrong with the fuel injection system. Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection and maintenance.
  • Page 218 APPENDIX A. DFI System Diagnostic Connector...
  • Page 219: 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 220 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 221 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 222 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 223 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 224 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...

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