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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 © 2015 Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. Aug. 3, 2015. (1)
  • 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 ....13 GENERAL INFORMATION....24 Read Owner’s Manual ..... 13 Specifications ........24 Training ..........13 Serial Number Locations....28 Daily Checks and Periodic Location of Labels ......29 Maintenance ......... 13 Location of Parts ......38 Loading and Accessories Meter Instruments ......
  • Page 12 Air Cleaner Intake ......96 Kawasaki Engine Brake Control Event Data Recorder......97 (KEBC) ......... 122 Kawasaki Quick Shift (KQS) .... 122 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE . 99 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) ..122 Break-In ........... 99 Starting the Engine ......100 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 123 Jump Starting ........
  • Page 13 Front Fork ........162 Where to be Careful ..... 189 Rear Shock Absorber ....165 Washing Your Vehicle ....189 Setting Tables ....... 168 APPENDIX .......... 191 Wheels ..........171 Storage ..........191 Battery..........174 Troubleshooting Guide..... 194 Headlight .......... 178 Your Warranty/Owner Satisfaction ...
  • Page 14: Safety Information

    Training WARNING 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 15: 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 16: 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 17: 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 18: Other Load

    3. Fairings, windshields, backrests, hicles. Kawasaki does not manu- and other large items have the ca- facture sidecars or trailers for mo- pability of adversely affecting stabil-...
  • Page 19: If You Are Involved In An Accident

    DO NOT run the engine in en- - your motorcycle may have suffered closed areas. Operate only in a damage that is not immediately appar- well-ventilated area. ent. Have your motorcycle thoroughly checked at a Kawasaki dealer as soon as possible.
  • Page 20: Fueling

    SAFETY INFORMATION Fueling Protective Gear and Clothing Helmet WARNING Kawasaki strongly recommends both Gasoline is extremely flammable the operator and passenger wear a and can be explosive under cer- DOT-approved helmet even if this is tain conditions. To prevent fire not a legal requirement.
  • Page 21: Safe Riding Techniques

    SAFETY INFORMATION Gloves Safe Riding Techniques Wear gloves which have suitable protection for your hands, especially against abrasion. Keep Hands on Handlebars Clothing When riding always keep both hands Wear protective clothing. on the handlebars and both feet on the Wear bright, highly visible clothing footpegs.
  • Page 22 SAFETY INFORMATION Accelerate and Brake Smoothly throttle so that the engine can act as an In general your actions should be auxiliary brake. Use the front and rear smooth as sudden acceleration, brak- brakes for primary braking. ing or turning may cause loss of control, Riding in Wet Conditions especially when riding in wet conditions Rely more on the throttle to control...
  • Page 23: Additional Considerations For High Speed Operation

    SAFETY INFORMATION fuel consumption but also for long ve- Additional Considerations for hicle life and quieter operation. High Speed Operation Riding on Rough Roads Exercise caution, slow down, and grip the fuel tank with the knees for WARNING better stability. Handling characteristics of a Acceleration motorcycle at high speeds may...
  • Page 24 SAFETY INFORMATION Engine Oil see that they are correctly adjusted and functioning properly. To avoid engine seizure and resulting loss of control, make sure that the oil Steering level is at the upper level line. Looseness in the steering can cause Coolant loss of control.
  • Page 25: General Information

    GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Specifications PERFORMANCE Minimum Turning Radius 3.4 m (134 in.) DIMENSIONS Overall Length 2 090 mm (82.28 in.) Overall Width 740 mm (29.1 in.) 1 145 mm (45.08 in.) Overall Height Wheelbase 1 440 mm (56.69 in.) 145 mm (5.71 in.) Road Clearance Curb Mass...
  • Page 26 GENERAL INFORMATION Compression Ratio 13.0 : 1 Starting System Electric starter Cylinder Numbering Method Left to right, 1-2-3-4 Firing Order 1-2-4-3 Fuel System FI (Fuel Injection) Ignition System Battery and coil (transistorized ignition) 10° BTDC @1 100 r/min (rpm) ∼ 42.5° BTDC @10 500 Ignition Timing (Electronically advanced) r/min (rpm)
  • Page 27 GENERAL INFORMATION Clutch Type Wet, multi disc Driving System Chain drive Primary Reduction Ratio 1.681 (79/47) Final Reduction Ratio 2.294 (39/17) Overall Drive Ratio 5.365 (Top gear) Gear Ratio: 2.600 (39/15) 2.214 (31/14) 1.944 (35/18) 1.722 (31/18) 1.550 (31/20) 1.391 (32/23) FRAME Caster 25°...
  • Page 28 High Beam 12 V 55 W × 2 Low Beam 12 V 55 W Brake/Tail Light Even if one of LED (Light Emitting Diode) tail/brake light does not go on, consult with an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 29: 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 30: 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 31 GENERAL INFORMATION 2. Brake Fluid (Rear) 3. Battery Poison/Danger 4. Rear Shock Absorber Warning...
  • Page 32 GENERAL INFORMATION 5. Radiator Cap Danger *6. Fuel Level 7. Fuel Notice 8. Important Drive Chain Information 9. Tire and Load Data *: only on California model...
  • Page 33 GENERAL INFORMATION 10. Noise Emission Control Information 11. Vehicle Emission Control Information *12. Vacuum Hose Routing Diagram 13. Weight and Manufacture *: only on California model...
  • Page 34 GENERAL INFORMATION...
  • Page 35 GENERAL INFORMATION...
  • Page 36 GENERAL INFORMATION 6) only on California model...
  • Page 37 GENERAL INFORMATION 11) only on California model 12) only on California model...
  • Page 38 GENERAL INFORMATION...
  • Page 39: Location Of Parts

    GENERAL INFORMATION Location of Parts 1. Rear View Mirrors 7. Left Handlebar Switches 2. Clutch Lever 8. Spring Preload Adjusters 3. Starter Lockout Switch 9. Ignition Switch/Steering Lock 4. Meter Instrument 10. Electronic Steering Damper (ESD) 5. Brake Fluid Reservoir (Front) 11.
  • Page 40 GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Headlight 9. Seat Lock 2. Air Cleaner Intake 10. License Plate Light 3. Turn Signal Lights 11. Front Fork 4. Fuse Boxes 12. Radiator 5. Spark Plugs 13. Side Stand Switch 6. Fuel Tank 14. Shift Pedal 7.
  • Page 41 GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Tail/Brake Light 9. Coolant Reserve Tank 2. Tool Kit 10. Brake Calipers 3. Passenger’s Seat 11. Brake Discs 4. Rider’s Seat 12. Muffler 5. Rear Shock Absorber 13. Rear Brake Light Switch 6. Brake Fluid Reservoir (Rear) 14.
  • Page 42: Meter Instruments

    GENERAL INFORMATION Meter Instruments 1. Tachometer and Shift-up Indicator 2. Multifunction Meter 3. Ambient Brightness Sensor 4. Multifunction Display - Odometer - Trip Meter A/B - Current Mileage/Average Mileage/Fuel Consumption - Clock - Stop Watch 5. Speedometer 6. Gear Position Indicator 7.
  • Page 43: Indicators

    GENERAL INFORMATION Indicators Neutral Indicator (Green) High Beam Indicator (Blue) Turn Signal Indicator (Green) Engine Warning Indicator (Yellow) KLCM Indicator S-KTRC Indicator (Yellow) ABS Indicator (Yellow)* Fuel Level Warning Indicator (Amber) Warning Indicator (Yellow) KQS Indicator ESD Indicator KIBS Indicator* IMU* Indicator Battery Warning Indicator...
  • Page 44 □ : Goes on. table. If any indicator does not operate ■ : Goes off. as shown, have it checked by an autho- goes off shorty after the rized Kawasaki dealer. motorcycle starts moving.
  • Page 45 If the amount of engine oil is insufficient, add engine oil. If the oil level is good, have the engine checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. This indicator goes on whenever the coolant temperature rises to about 115°C (239°F).
  • Page 46 ABS will function with the low voltage mode and other electronic brake control system will not work. Turn the Blink (fast) ignition switch off and charge the battery. If the battery is fully charged and the low voltage mode continues, have ABS checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 47 If the fuel level warning indicator and “FUEL” message blink, the fuel level warning system has malfunctioned. Blink Have the fuel level warning system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Blink The KLCM system has malfunctioned. Have the KLCM system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 48 Have the S-KTRC system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Blink The KQS system has malfunctioned. Have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Blink* The electronic steering damper system has malfunctioned. Have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 49 Blink The KIBS has malfunctioned. KIBS or a part of KIBS will not work but ABS function. Have the KIBS checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Blink The IMU has malfunctioned. Have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 50 If this happens, first turn the ignition switch off, and then back on, and ride the motorcycle at 5 km/h (3.1 mph) or more. The ABS indicator should then go off. If it does not, have the ABS checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. *2: Refer to the beginning of this section for indicator position.
  • Page 51 When the turn signal switch is pushed to the left or right, this indicator blinks. When the KLCM stands by, this indicator goes on. Refer to the Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM) section in the HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE chapter for more information and follow instruction in it.
  • Page 52: 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 tachometer shows the engine speed in revolutions per minute (r/min, rpm). NOTICE Engine speed should not be al- lowed to enter the red zone;...
  • Page 53: Coolant/intake Air Temperature Meter

    GENERAL INFORMATION the tachometer does not operate cor- Coolant/Intake Air Temperature rectly, have it checked by an authorized Meter Kawasaki dealer. The tachometer also serves as the shift-up indicator. This meter show the coolant temper- ature or intake air temperature.
  • Page 54 If the coolant temperature is below coolant level is good, have the cool- 40°C (104°F), “– – –” is displayed. ing system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. NOTICE Stop the engine if the coolant temperature shows “HI.” Pro- longed engine operation will...
  • Page 55: Display Setting

    GENERAL INFORMATION ○ Intake Air Temperature Meter When the battery is reconnected, the The intake air temperature meter in- meter display is set to coolant tem- dicates the air temperature in the air perature meter by default. cleaner housing. Display Setting Multifunction Buttons and Lap Switch The multifunction buttons and lap...
  • Page 56 : Push/Turn and hold. With these buttons you can select de- To select S-KTRC Mode: sired functions. Refer to each section • Refer to the Sport-Kawasaki TRac- for procedure for selection. tion Control (S-KTRC) section in the HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE chapter.
  • Page 57 GENERAL INFORMATION select Multifunction Display Multifunction Display Items Mode: Odometer • Push the “SEL” button to select the Trip Meter A display mode. The display modes can be shifted in the following order. Trip Meter B Current Mileage NOTE Average Mileage ○...
  • Page 58 GENERAL INFORMATION A. “SEL” Button B. Flow when pushing “SEL” button C. Warning Messages...
  • Page 59 GENERAL INFORMATION To select Setting Mode: Setting Mode Items • Push and hold the “SEL” button to 1 Power Mode Setting shift to the setting mode. • 2 KEBC Setting Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the setting mode. The 3 KQS Setting setting modes can be shifted in the 4 KLCM Setting...
  • Page 60 GENERAL INFORMATION A. Upper Button B. “SEL” Button C. Lower Button D. Ordinary Display E. Setting Mode F. Flow when pushing and holding “SEL” button G. Flow when pushing upper button H. Flow when pushing lower button I. Flow when pushing and holding upper button...
  • Page 61: Multifunction Display

    GENERAL INFORMATION Multifunction Display Odometer The odometer shows the total dis- tance. This meter cannot be reset. • Push the “SEL” button to display the To reset the trip meter: odometer. • Turn the lap switch rightward and hold it until the display turns to 0.0. NOTE ○...
  • Page 62 GENERAL INFORMATION To reset the average mileage: NOTE • Turn the lap switch rightward and ○ When the ignition switch is turned on, hold it until the average mileage val- the numerical value shows “– –. –.” ues resets to “– –. –.” After a few seconds of riding the nu- merical value is displayed.
  • Page 63 GENERAL INFORMATION from the start of measuring to present Clock time. The fuel consumption display is To adjust the clock: • renewed every 4 seconds. Refer to the Clock Setting in the Set- • Push the “SEL” button to display the ting Mode section.
  • Page 64 GENERAL INFORMATION ○ When the battery is disconnected, the stop watch is reset and erase all lap numbers and times. • To stop the stop watch, turn the start/stop switch leftward. A. Start/Stop Switch B. Stop Watch • After each lap, turn the lap switch rightward.
  • Page 65 GENERAL INFORMATION • • The measured lap time is switched Turn the lap switch rightward and each time the lap switch is turned. hold it until the stop watch values re- When no lap number is displayed, sets to “00’00"00.” the displayed time is the total time of Unit Setting all timed laps.
  • Page 66: Setting Mode

    GENERAL INFORMATION Mode Engine Power Output Full Power Middle Power (About 80%) Low Power (About 60%) NOTE ○ If the power mode system has any problem, it cannot select the mode. To set the setting: • Push and hold the “SEL” button to Setting Mode display the setting mode.
  • Page 67 GENERAL INFORMATION KEBC Setting The engine braking force can be se- lected from two modes. Mode Engine Braking Force A. “Setting” Segment Normal (Initial Setting) B. Power Mode Indicator L (Light) Smallest • Push the “SEL” button. The power mode indicator starts blinking. NOTE •...
  • Page 68 GENERAL INFORMATION KQS Setting The KQS system can be selected from on or off. NOTE ○ The KQS works only when the gear A. “Setting” Segment is shifted up. The KQS does not work B. KEBC Mode Indicator when the gear is shifted down. •...
  • Page 69 GENERAL INFORMATION KLCM Setting The KLCM can be used in closed course competition. Do not use the KLCM during everyday riding. The KLCM can be selected from three modes. A. “Setting” Segment B. Current Setting C. KQS Indicator Mode Acceleration Level •...
  • Page 70 GENERAL INFORMATION To set the setting: • Push and hold the “SEL” button to display the setting mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to display the KLCM indicator. The current mode appears on the A. Flow when pushing upper or button multifunction display.
  • Page 71 GENERAL INFORMATION • To set the setting: Push the upper button and select the • Push and hold the “SEL” button to blinking pattern from following. display the setting mode. Mode Blinking Pattern • Push the upper button or lower but- Fast Blinking (Initial Setting) ton to blink the shift-up indicator.
  • Page 72 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ When pushing the lower button, the shift-up engine speed increases in 250 r/min (rpm) increments up to 14 000 r/min (rpm). ○ If the shift-up engine speed in- creases up to 14 000 r/min (rpm), it returns to 9 500 r/min (rpm) and begin increasing.
  • Page 73 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE WARNING Failing to properly observe the Engine speed should not be al- road ahead increases the chance lowed to enter the red zone; op- of an accident. Do not concen- eration in the red zone will over- trate on the shift-up indicator by stress the engine and may cause taking your eyes off the road,...
  • Page 74 GENERAL INFORMATION To set the setting: • Push and hold the “SEL” button to display the setting mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to display the shift-up indicator setting. • Push the “SEL” button. • Push the upper button and hold it un- til all tachometer segments go on.
  • Page 75 GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the lower button to select the brightness level. Mode Brightness Bright (Initial Setting) Medium A. “Setting” Segment B. Coolant/Intake Air Temperature Meter Dark • Push the “SEL” button. The current • Push the “SEL” button. meter starts blinking. •...
  • Page 76: Clock Setting

    GENERAL INFORMATION Clock Setting To adjust the clock: • Push and hold the “SEL” button to display the setting mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to display the clock. The cur- A. Flow when pushing “SEL” button rent time appears on the multifunc- •...
  • Page 77 GENERAL INFORMATION Initial Setting Meter Illumination 1 (Brightest) Brightness KEBC A. “Setting” Segment B. “NO” KLCM C. “RESET” Segment Shift-up Indicator • Fast Blinking Push the upper button or lower but- Blinking Pattern ton to select the “NO” or “YES.” Shift-up Engine 11 000 r/min (rpm) Speed...
  • Page 78: Features

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ When turning off the ignition switch while resetting, the mode reset is not carried out. Features Gear Position Indicator This display shows the correspond- A. Neutral Indicator ing gear position when the transmis- B. Gear Position Indicator sion is shifted.
  • Page 79 This display shows the current mode Failing to properly observe the of the KEBC. road ahead increases the chance Refer to the Kawasaki Engine Brake of an accident resulting in se- Control (KEBC) section in the HOW TO vere injury or death. Do not con- RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE chapter.
  • Page 80: Keys

    GENERAL INFORMATION HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE switch and all other locks operated by chapter. that key. Contact your Kawasaki dealer to pur- chase additional spare keys. Keys Ignition Switch/Steering You will need the key number or Lock spare key to have a duplicate made.
  • Page 81 GENERAL INFORMATION • WARNING Engine can be started. • All electrical equipment can Turning the ignition switch to be used. the “OFF” position while riding • Key cannot be removed. the motorcycle shuts down the • entire electrical system (head- Engine off.
  • Page 82: Right Handlebar Switches

    GENERAL INFORMATION with the engine stopped, or the bat- MOTORCYCLE chapter for starting tery may become totally discharged. instructions. Start/Stop Switch (for Stop Right Handlebar Switches Watch) Refer to the Multifunction Display in the Display Setting section for stop watch instructions. Engine Stop Switch To stop the engine in an emergency, move the engine stop switch to the...
  • Page 83: Left Handlebar Switches

    GENERAL INFORMATION Left Handlebar Switches Low beam... (Single light goes on) NOTE ○ Do not allow anything to cover the headlight lens when the headlight is on. If covered, heat can build up in the headlight lens causing lens dis- coloration or melting, as well as dam- age to the item covering the lens.
  • Page 84: Brake Lever Adjuster

    Refer to the Display Setting and Setting Mode sections. not attempt to make any other adjustments to the front brake S-KTRC: Refer to the Sport-Kawasaki lever and master cylinder. If any TRaction Control (S-KTRC) brake adjustment is required section in the HOW TO RIDE other than the brake lever po- THE MOTORCYCLE chapter.
  • Page 85: Fuel

    GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel WARNING Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under cer- tain conditions, creating the po- tential for serious burns. Turn the ignition switch off. Do not smoke. Make sure the area is well ven- A. Adjuster tilated and free from any source B.
  • Page 86 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE NOTICE Use only unleaded gasoline. If engine “knocking” or “ping- Never leaded gasoline. ing” occurs, use a different Leaded gasoline significantly brand of gasoline of a higher reduces the capability of the cat- octane rating. If this condition is alytic converter in the exhaust allowed to continue it can lead system.
  • Page 87 When operating your Kawasaki. 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 88: Filling The Tank

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Fuel Type and Octane Rating Use clean, fresh unleaded gasoline. Do not use any fuel that con- The Antiknock Index is posted on ser- tains more ethanol or other oxy- vice station pumps. The octane rating genates than specified for E10 of a gasoline is a measure of its resis- fuel* in this vehicle.
  • Page 89 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 90 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 • Open the fuel tank cap. Level) • Add fuel. NOTE ○...
  • Page 91: Side Stand

    GENERAL INFORMATION • NOTE The key can be removed by turning ○ counterclockwise to the original po- The fuel tank cap cannot be closed sition. without the key inserted, and the key • Close the key hole cover. cannot be removed unless the cap is locked properly.
  • Page 92: Seat

    GENERAL INFORMATION ○ Do not sit on the motorcycle while it is on its side stand. Seat The seats can be removed by in order of the passenger’s seat then the rider’s seat. Passenger’s Seat Removal • Insert the ignition key into the seat lock.
  • Page 93 GENERAL INFORMATION • Remove the seat cover bolts and washers. A. Hook B. Slot C. Projections D. Latch Holes A. Seat Cover Bolts and Washers • • Pull up the front and rear ends of the Remove the upper seat cover back- passenger’s seat to make sure they ward to clear the hook portions.
  • Page 94 GENERAL INFORMATION A. Upper Seat Cover A. Seat Bolts B. Hooks (Both Sides) • Remove the rider’s seat backward. C. Hook and Slot (Both Sides) • Remove the seat bolts.
  • Page 95 GENERAL INFORMATION A. Rider’s Seat A. Rider’s Seat B. Hooks C. Fuel Tank Bracket Rider’s Seat Installation • • Insert the hooks on the rider’s seat Tighten the seat bolts. • under the fuel tank bracket. Fit the hook portions of the upper seat cover to the slots and hooks of the lower seat cover.
  • Page 96: Tool Kit

    GENERAL INFORMATION Tool Kit The tool kit is located under the pas- senger’s seat. Keep the tool kit in the original place. Hold the tool kit with the band securely. A. Upper Seat Cover B. Lower Seat Cover C. Hooks D.
  • Page 97: Helmet Hooks

    GENERAL INFORMATION Helmet Hooks WARNING Helmets can be secured to the motor- Riding with helmets attached to cycle using the helmet hooks located in the hooks could cause an ac- back side of passenger’s seat. cident by distracting the oper- ator or interfering with normal vehicle operation.
  • Page 98: Event Data Recorder

    Event Data Recorder name, gender, age). In common with many other ve- This data can help provide a better hicle manufacturers, Kawasaki has understanding for both the rider and equipped this motorcycle with an event the manufacturer of how the vehicle data recorder (EDR).
  • Page 99 GENERAL INFORMATION vehicle’s running condition at the time EDR is required. Kawasaki will not of an accident such information as: share EDR information without obtain- • Vehicle speed, ing your consent, unless required by • Engine crankshaft rotational speed, government authorities, or acting pur- suant to lawful authority.
  • Page 100: 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 0 ∼ 800 km (0 ∼ the motorcycle is ridden is designated 4 000 r/min (rpm) 500 mile) as the break-in period.
  • Page 101: 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 102 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE the motorcycle, first turn the ignition key to “OFF” and then back to “ON” before starting the engine. • Without holding the throttle grip, push the starter button to start the engine. NOTICE Do not operate the starter con- tinuously for more than 5 sec- onds, or the starter will overheat A.
  • Page 103: Jump Starting

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTICE the side stand is down. However, the engine can be started if the clutch Do not let the engine idle longer lever is pulled and the side stand is than 5 minutes, or engine over- fully up.
  • Page 104 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • DANGER Remove the rider’s seat (see Seat section in the GENERAL INFORMA- • Battery acid generates hydro- TION chapter). gen gas which is flammable • Slide the red cap from the positive and explosive under certain (+) terminal (see Battery section in conditions.
  • Page 105 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE footpeg bracket bolt or other un- DANGER painted metal surface. Do not use Batteries contain sulfuric acid the negative (–) terminal of the bat- that can cause burns and pro- tery. duce hydrogen gas which is highly explosive.
  • Page 106: Moving Off

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • • Follow the standard engine starting Pull in the clutch lever. • procedure. Shift into 1st gear. • Open the throttle a little, and start to NOTICE let out the clutch lever very slowly. •...
  • Page 107: Shifting Gears

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE WARNING ○ The motorcycle is equipped with a Downshifting to a lower gear at side stand switch. This switch is de- high speed causes engine rpm signed so that the engine does not to increase excessively, poten- start if the transmission is in gear and tially damaging the engine and the side stand is down.
  • Page 108: Braking

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Braking Shifting down km/h (mph) • 6th → 5th 30 (19) Close the throttle completely, leav- ing the clutch engaged (except when 5th → 4th 25 (15) shifting gears) so that the engine will 4th → 3rd 20 (12) help slow down the motorcycle.
  • Page 109: Anti-lock Brake System (abs)

    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 110 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • prevent wheel lock-up and allows sta- ABS is not designed to shorten the ble steering control while stopping. braking distance. On loose, uneven Brake control function is identical to or downhill surfaces, the stopping that of a conventional motorcycle.
  • Page 111 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING WARNING ABS cannot protect the rider Use of non-recommended tires from all possible hazards and may cause malfunctioning of is not a substitute for safe rid- ABS and can lead to extended ing practices. Be aware of how braking distance.
  • Page 112: Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-lock Brake System (kibs)

    WARNING “Battery Maintenance” section. KIBS cannot protect the rider from all possible hazards and Kawasaki Intelligent is not a substitute for safe rid- anti-lock Brake System ing practices. Be aware of how the KIBS system operates and (KIBS) its limitations.
  • Page 113: Stopping The Motorcycle In An Emergency

    In an emergency situation such as an Emergency throttle failure, your vehicle may be stopped by applying the brakes and Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been disengaging the clutch. Once this designed and manufactured to pro- stopping procedure is initiated, the en-...
  • Page 114: 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 115: Sport-kawasaki Traction Control (s-ktrc)

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Sport-Kawasaki TRaction and the motorcycle is not close to Control (S-KTRC) any source of flame or sparks; this includes any appliance with a pilot S-KTRC is an intelligent system that light. calculates the slip level of the rear...
  • Page 116 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING The S-KTRC determines the traction control characteristics with five mode S-KTRC cannot protect the rider selections. The S-KTRC can also be from all possible hazards and is set to OFF. not a substitute for safe riding The S-KTRC and the power mode practices.
  • Page 117 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Mode 1: OFF can be selected only when the The S-KTRC least intervenes among motorcycle is at a stop. the five modes. This makes lengthy drifts and wheelies possible when ex- iting tight corners. Mode 5: S-KTRC intervenes early...
  • Page 118 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE ○ When changing the mode, stop the motorcycle. ○ The mode can be changed only when the throttle grip is closed completely. ○ Operate the throttle carefully while the S-KTRC is OFF because wheel- spin of the rear wheel cannot be con- trolled.
  • Page 119: Power Mode

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE For more detailed information about each setting, the rider can get various the warning of the S-KTRC, see Indica- riding feelings. For further details on tors section in the GENERAL INFOR- the combined use of the power mode MATION chapter.
  • Page 120: S-ktrc And Power Mode Combination

    By combining the S-KTRC and power mode, the some combination settings are available to suit the various condi- tions. For example, on a slippery road Kawasaki Launch Control surface, combining the power mode “L” Mode (KLCM) with the KTRC mode “5” can reduce the rear wheelspin.
  • Page 121 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE The KLCM can be used in closed course. Do not use the KLCM during everyday riding. KLCM Setting • Set the power mode to the mode F. Refer to Setting Mode section in the GENERAL INFORMATION chapter. •...
  • Page 122 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE MODE 1 9 000 r/min (rpm) Coolant temperature at MODE 2 and 3 8 000 r/min (rpm) No limit 40°C (104°F) or lower When starting, keep the throttle grip Coolant turned fully and engage the clutch grad- Unable to use for temperature at ually.
  • Page 123: Kawasaki Engine Brake Control (kebc)

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Kawasaki Quick Shift (KQS) WARNING KLCM is for experienced riders. KQS is the system that enables shift- Be sure to understand its char- ing up the gear without the operation of acteristics completely before the clutch lever. The KQS mode can use.
  • Page 124: 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 125 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 126: 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 127 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 – Electronic steering damper unit: no oil leakage Brakes Brake pad wear Brake fluid level...
  • Page 128 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Operation Page Coolant – No coolant leakage 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 –...
  • Page 129: 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 130 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) ○...
  • Page 131 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 132 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 133 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 pad wear (*C) Brake light switch operation – Suspension system – Steering play – Steering stem bearings Electronic steering damper oil leak –...
  • Page 134: Engine Oil

    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) – Chassis parts – Condition of bolts, nuts and fasteners Engine Oil NOTICE Racing the engine before the oil Oil Level Inspection reaches every part can cause en- •...
  • Page 135 Oil and/or Oil Filter Change • The oil change and oil filter replace- ment should be done by an autho- rized Kawasaki dealer. WARNING A. Oil Level Inspection Window B. Oil Filler Cap Engine oil is a toxic substance.
  • Page 136 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Engine Oil Drain Bolt A. Oil Filter Tightening Torque Tightening Torque Engine Oil Drain Bolt: Oil Filter: 29 N·m (3.0 kgf·m, 21 ft·lb) 17 N·m (1.7 kgf·m, 13 ft·lb)
  • Page 137 MA2 rating Viscosity: 3.3 L (3.5 US qt) SAE 10W-40 [when filter is removed] *Kawasaki Performance Oils and Lu- Although 10W-40 engine oil is the bricants have been specifically engi- recommended oil for most condi- neered for your vehicle. Consistent...
  • Page 138: Coolant

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. F (Full) Level Line Coolant B. L (Low) Level Line C. Reserve Tank Coolant Level Inspection NOTE • Position the motorcycle so that it is ○ Check the level when the engine is perpendicular to the ground. •...
  • Page 139 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Quick Rivet Installation Coolant Filling Quick Rivet Removal A. Quick Rivet B. Center Pin A. Quick Rivet C. Pull up fully. B. Center Pin D. Push in. C. Push in. • Remove the quick rivets.
  • Page 140 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Quick Rivets A. Quick Rivets • Remove the bolts and washers. • Remove the bolt and collar. • Remove the bolt.
  • Page 141 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Bolts and Washers A. Upper Fairing B. Bolt and Collar B. Lower Fairing C. Bolt C. Tab • • Clear the tab of the lower fairing out- Clear the tabs of the lower fairing ward from the upper fairing. downward from the upper fairing.
  • Page 142 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Upper Fairing A. Upper Fairing B. Lower Fairing B. Lower Fairing C. Tabs C. Tabs • • Clear the tabs of the lower fairing Remove the coolant reserve tank downward from the upper fairing. bolt. • Remove the reserve tank cap from the reserve tank and add coolant through the filler opening to the F...
  • Page 143 If coolant must be added of- ten, or the reserve tank com- pletely runs dry, there is proba- bly leakage in the system. Have the cooling system inspected by your authorized Kawasaki dealer. • Install the reserve tank cap. •...
  • Page 144 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Insert the tabs of the middle fairing Insert the tabs of the middle fairing into the slots of the upper fairing. into the slots of the upper fairing. • Insert the projections of the middle fairing into the holes of the upper fair- ing.
  • Page 145 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Tab A. Washers and Bolts B. Slot B. Collar and Bolt C. Bolt • Install the washer and collar. • • Install the quick rivets. Tighten the bolts.
  • Page 146 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Quick Rivets A. Quick Rivets Coolant Change Have the coolant changed by an au- thorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 147: Air Cleaner

    Cleaning ferring to the relation between freezing and replacement of the air cleaner ele- point and strength directed on the con- ment should be done by an authorized tainer. Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 148: Throttle Control System

    • If the throttle grip does not return plug from the lower end of the drain properly, have the throttle control hose and drain the oil. system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 149 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Check the throttle grip free play by Throttle Grip Free Play turning back and forth. 2 ∼ 3 mm (0.08 ∼ 0.12 in.) • If there is improper play, adjust it. Throttle Grip Free Play Adjustment •...
  • Page 150 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • With the engine idling, turn the han- dlebars to each side. If handlebar movement changes the idle speed, the throttle cables may be improperly adjusted or incorrectly routed, or they may be damaged.
  • Page 151: Idle Speed

    If there is any irreg- Idle Speed Control System. If the idle ularity, have the clutch cable checked speed is disturbed, inspection of the by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • idle speed control should be done by Check the clutch lever free play.
  • Page 152 If it cannot be done, have the clutch If the free play is incorrect, adjust the cable adjusted by an authorized lever free play as follows. Kawasaki dealer. Clutch Lever Free Play Adjustment • NOTE Turn the adjuster so that the clutch ○...
  • Page 153: Drive Chain

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Drive Chain Drive Chain Lubrication Lubrication is necessary after riding through rain or on wet roads, or any time that the chain appears dry. Use a lubricant for sealed chains to prevent deterioration of chain seals. If the chain is especially dirty, clean it using a cleaner for sealed chains fol- lowing the instructions supplied by the...
  • Page 154 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chain midway between the engine Drive Chain Slack Adjustment • sprocket and rear wheel sprocket. Loosen the left and right chain ad- juster locknuts. • Remove the cotter pin, and loosen the axle nut. A. Chain Slack •...
  • Page 155 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • If the chain is too tight, turn in the left and right chain adjusters evenly. • Turn out both chain adjusters evenly until the drive chain has the cor- rect amount of slack. To keep the chain and wheel properly aligned, the notch on the left wheel alignment indicator should align with the same...
  • Page 156 If a torque wrench is not available, NOTE this item should be serviced by an ○ When inserting the cotter pin, if the authorized Kawasaki dealer. slots in the nut do not align with the cotter pin hole in the axle shaft,...
  • Page 157: Brakes

    • Check the rear brake (see the Brakes section). Brakes If you feel there is something wrong when applying the brakes, have the brake system checked by an autho- rized Kawasaki dealer immediately. A. Turn Clockwise...
  • Page 158 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 159 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 160: 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 161 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • To adjust the rear brake light switch, Brake Pedal Travel move the switch up or down by turn- 10 mm (0.4 in.) ing the adjusting nut. Brake Light Switch Adjustment • Remove the right front footpeg bracket bolts.
  • Page 162: Electronic Steering Damper (esd)

    Periodic Main- Tightening Torque tenance Chart. Front Footpeg Bracket Bolts: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ft·lb) NOTE ○ If a torque wrench is not available, this item should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 163: Suspension System

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Suspension System NOTICE After riding on the normal road, the unpaved road and in the Front Fork rainy weather, clean off any dirt (grit, mud or insect etc.) that WARNING stuck to inner tube before it hardens. If the motorcycle keeps Improper fork leg adjustment running with the dirt stuck to the can cause poor handling and...
  • Page 164 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster clockwise to in- crease spring preload and stiffen the suspension. • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease preload and soften the suspension. NOTICE Do not turn the adjuster beyond the fully seated position or the A.
  • Page 165 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster clockwise with a flat 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 166: 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 167 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rebound Damping Force Adjustment The adjuster is located at the lower end of the rear shock absorber. Standard 2 1/4 turns out Out from the fully seated position (turned fully clockwise). • Turn the adjuster clockwise with a flat tip screwdriver to increase damping force.
  • Page 168 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster clockwise with a flat 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 169: Setting Tables

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Setting Tables Front Fork Spring Preload Setting Hardest Softest setting limit Standard setting limit Adjuster Position 6 turns in** 15 turns in** ←→ Spring Action Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→ Load Light Heavy ←→ Road Good ←→...
  • Page 170 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Front Fork Damping Force Settings Softest setting Hardest Standard limit setting limit Rebound 4 1/2 turns out** 2 1/2 turns out** Adjuster Position: Compression 4 turns out** 3 1/2 turns out** ←→ Damping Force Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard...
  • Page 171 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rear Shock Absorber Damping Force Settings Softest setting Hardest Standard limit setting limit Rebound 4 turns out** 2 1/4 turns out** Adjuster Position: Compression 4 1/2 turns out** 1 turn out** ←→ Damping Force Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard...
  • Page 172: 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 173 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 174 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 175: Battery

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Standard Tire (Tubeless) Make, Type: New tires are slippery and may BRIDGESTONE, BATTLAX cause loss of control and injury. Front RACING STREET RS10F L A break-in period of 160 km (100 Size: miles) is necessary to estab- 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) lish normal tire traction.
  • Page 176: Battery Maintenance

    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 177 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 178 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • WARNING Remove the band. 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 •...
  • Page 179: Headlight

    NOTE ○ Install the battery in the reverse order Headlight aiming should be done by of the Battery Removal. an authorized Kawasaki dealer. The headlight adjusters operate as NOTICE following tables. Left Adjusters Installing the (–) cable to the (+)
  • Page 180 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. when turning adjuster clockwise A. when turning adjuster clockwise B. when turning adjuster counterclockwise B. when turning adjuster counterclockwise C. Left Adjusters C. Right Adjusters Right Adjusters NOTE Moving Direction of ○ Turning Direction Do not turn the upper bolts because Beam the reflector in the headlight comes Clockwise...
  • Page 181 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT adjuster was turned until the beam points straight ahead. Left Adjuster Clockwise Right Adjuster Counterclockwise A. Upper bolts are not adjusters. • To move the headlight beam right- ward, turn the left adjuster counter- Horizontal Adjustment clockwise and turn the right adjuster The headlight beam is adjustable clockwise same number as the left horizontally.
  • Page 182 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • To move the headlight beam down- Vertical Adjustment ward, turn the both adjusters clock- The headlight beam is adjustable ver- wise same number. tically. If adjusted too low, neither low Both Adjusters nor high beam will illuminate the road Clockwise far enough ahead.
  • Page 183: 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 A. 50 mm (2.0 in.) done by an authorized Kawasaki B.
  • Page 184 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Fuse Boxes A. Main Fuse WARNING Substituting fuses can cause wiring to overheat, catch fire and/or fail. Do not use any sub- stitute for the standard fuse. Replace the blown fuse with a new one of the correct capacity, as specified on the fuse boxes and main fuse.
  • Page 185: General Lubrication

    Periodic Main- (K) Clutch Inner Cable Upper Ends • tenance Chart or whenever the vehicle (K) Throttle Inner Cable Upper Ends has been operated under wet or rainy conditions. (K): Should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 186: Cleaning

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE WARNING ○ After connecting the cables, adjust Build-up of debris or flammable them. material in and around the vehi- cle chassis, engine, and exhaust can cause mechanical problems Cleaning and increase the risk of fire. When operating the vehicle in conditions that allow debris or General Precautions flammable material to collect in...
  • Page 187 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 wa- NOTE ter.
  • Page 188 Using high-pressure water, as • If any doubt, consult an authorized from a car wash facility, could Kawasaki dealer. damage the radiator fins and impair the radiator’s effective- Plastic Parts ness. Do not obstruct or deflect...
  • Page 189 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE should be washed with a mild neu- tral detergent and finished with a spray Plastic parts may deteriorate polish. Aluminum wheels, both painted and break if they come in con- and unpainted can be cleaned with tact with chemical substances special non-acid based wheel spray or household cleaning products...
  • Page 190: Where To Be Careful

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE Where to be Careful Coin operated, high pressure spray washers are not recom- Avoid spraying water with any great mended. Water may be forced force near the following places. into bearings and other compo- • Disc brake master cylinder and nents causing eventual failure caliper.
  • Page 191 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Muffler rear opening - cover with a detergent can damage parts of your plastic bag. vehicle). • Ignition switch - cover the keyhole Remove the plastic bag and tape. • with tape. Use a soft cloth to dry your vehicle. •...
  • Page 192: 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 193 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.
  • Page 194 Empty the fuel from the fuel tank using a pump or syphon. • Remove the spark plugs and add fogging oil into the combustion chambers. If the spark plugs cannot be removed, take the motorcycle to an authorized Kawasaki dealer. •...
  • Page 195: 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 196 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 197 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 198 Have the battery inspected by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. If the starter motor will not start after completing the above inspection and mainte- nance, there may be something wrong with another part such as the starter motor. Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection and maintenance.
  • Page 199 If the coolant quantity is less than the lower level, replenish the coolant or soft water up to the upper level (see page 138). Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer to identify the cause of the overheat imme- diately.
  • Page 200: Your Warranty/owner Satisfaction

    The most important thing to know about your warranty is that it protects you from manufacturing defects in material or workmanship during the warranty pe- riod. 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...
  • Page 201 Much of the warranty coverage offered by the limited warranty can be extended by purchasing Kawasaki’s Good Time™ Protection Plan (GTPP). See your Kawasaki dealer or go to Kawasaki.com for more information if you don’t already have the GTPP. What Am I Responsible For? You are responsible for maintaining your vehicle according to the maintenance schedule shown in this owner’s manual.
  • Page 202 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 203 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 204 Kawasaki will work with your dealer to resolve any warranty issues. No autho- rization for warranty work can be given until your vehicle has been inspected by a Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 205: Reporting Safety Defects

    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 206: 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 207: 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 208 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 209 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 210 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 211 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 212 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...

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