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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.
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.
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-...
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.
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 ........
Kawasaki Engine Brake Control Event Data Recorder ......95 (KEBC) ...........119 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE .. 97 Kawasaki Quick Shift (KQS) ....120 Break-In ..........97 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) ..120 Starting the Engine ......98 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 121 Jump Starting ........100...
Front Fork ........157 Rear Shock Absorber ....161 Setting Tables ........ 163 Wheels ..........166 Battery ..........170 Headlight ..........173 Fuses ..........177 General Lubrication ......178 Cleaning ..........179 General Precautions ...... 179 Where to be Careful ....... 183 Washing Your Vehicle ....184 APPENDIX ...........
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...
Weight of rider, passenger, baggage, and accessories must not exceed 180 kg (397 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...
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...
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.
SAFETY INFORMATION the steering assembly and can re- vehicles. Kawasaki does not manu- sult 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-...
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. To prevent fire or...
SAFETY INFORMATION Gloves Boots Wear gloves which have suitable Wear proper protective boots that fit protection for your hands, especially properly and do not interfere with gear against abrasion. shifting or braking. Clothing Safe Riding Techniques Wear the riding wear which have pro- Keep Hands on Handlebars tectors for each parts of the body When riding always keep both hands...
SAFETY INFORMATION Accelerate and Brake Smoothly Use Engine Brake In general your actions should be When going down long slopes, help smooth as sudden acceleration, brak- control vehicle speed by closing the ing or turning may cause loss of con- throttle so that the engine can act as trol, especially when riding in wet an auxiliary brake.
SAFETY INFORMATION Ride Prudently Avoid Unnecessary Weaving Riding at the proper speed and Unnecessary weaving jeopardizes avoiding unnecessarily fast accelera- the safety of both the rider and other tion are important not only for safety motorists. and low fuel consumption but also for Additional Considerations for long vehicle life and quieter operation.
SAFETY INFORMATION Brakes Engine Oil The importance of the brakes, espe- To avoid engine seizure and result- cially during high speed operation, ing loss of control, make sure that the cannot be overemphasized. Check to oil level is at the upper level line. see that they are correctly adjusted Coolant and functioning properly.
GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Specifications PERFORMANCE Maximum Horsepower 147.1 kW (200 PS) @13 000 r/min (rpm) Maximum Torque 113.5 N·m (11.6 kgf·m, 84 ft·lb) @11 500 r/min (rpm) Minimum Turning Radius 3.4 m (134 in.) DIMENSIONS Overall Length 2 090 mm (82.28 in.) Overall Width 740 mm (29.1 in.) Overall Height...
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) ~ 42.5° BTDC @10 500 (Electronically advanced) r/min (rpm) Spark Plug Type NGK SILMAR9B9...
GENERAL INFORMATION 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 25.0° Trail 107 mm (4.21 in.) Tire Size: Front 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) Rear 190/55ZR17 M/C (75W) Rim Size: Front J17M/C × MT3.50 Rear J17M/C ×...
GENERAL INFORMATION Even if one of LED (Light Emitting Diode) tail/brake light or headlight does not go on, consult with an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Specifications are subject to change without notice, and may not apply to every country.
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.
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.
GENERAL INFORMATION 2. Brake Fluid (Rear) 3. Battery Poison/Danger 4. Rear Shock Absorber Warning...
GENERAL INFORMATION 5. Radiator Cap Danger 6. Fuel Notice 7. Important Drive Chain Information 8. Tire and Load Data...
GENERAL INFORMATION 9. Noise Test Information...
GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 1. Safety alert symbol 2. Unleaded gasoline, see page 85 2. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 3. Octane rating of gasoline, see page 85 3. Drive chain slack, see page 149...
GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Safety alert symbol 2. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 3. Maximum load, see page 12 4. Tire pressure, see page 166 5. Front tire size and manufacture, see page 169 6. Rear tire size and manufacture, see page 169...
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.
GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Headlight 10. License Plate Light 2. Air Cleaner Intake 11. Front Fork 3. Turn Signal Lights 12. Radiator 4. Fuse Boxes 13. Side Stand Switch 5. Spark Plugs 14. Shift Pedal 6. Fuel Tank 15. Side Stand 7.
■ : Goes off. on, all indicators go on/off as shown in goes off shorty after the motor- the table. If any indicator does not op- cycle starts moving. erate as shown, have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
If the amount of engine oil is in- sufficient, 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).
ABS will function with the low voltage mode and other elec- tronic brake control system will not work. Turn the ignition Blink (fast) 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.
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 author- ized Kawasaki dealer. Blink The KLCM system has malfunctioned. Have the KLCM system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
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.
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 author- ized Kawasaki dealer.
If this happens, first turn the ignition switch off, and then back on, and ride the motor- cycle 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.
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 MO- TORCYCLE chapter for more information and follow instruction in it.
GENERAL INFORMATION *4: 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”...
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;...
GENERAL INFORMATION correctly, have it checked by an author- Coolant/Intake Air Temperature ized Kawasaki dealer. Meter The tachometer also serves as the shift-up indicator. This meter show the coolant temper- ature or intake air temperature. Shift-up Indicator The shift-up indicator can be used in Temperature Display Setting •...
GENERAL INFORMATION system checked by an authorized Ka- wasaki dealer. NOTICE Stop the engine if the coolant temperature shows “HI.” Pro- If the coolant temperature rises to longed engine operation will re- above 115°C (239°F) and below 120°C sult in severe engine damage (248°F), the numerical value of the cur- from overheating.
GENERAL INFORMATION Intake Air Temperature Meter Display Setting The intake air temperature meter in- Multifunction Buttons and Lap dicates the air temperature in the air cleaner housing. Switch The multifunction buttons and lap switch on the left handlebar switches are used to operate the various func- tions displayed in the multifunction me- ter.
E. Lap Switch To select S-KTRC Mode: • With these buttons you can select Refer to the Sport-Kawasaki TRac- desired functions. Refer to each sec- tion Control (S-KTRC) section in the tion for procedure for selection. HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE...
GENERAL INFORMATION Multifunction Display Items select Multifunction Display Mode: Odometer • Push the “SEL” button to select the Trip Meter A display mode. The display modes Trip Meter B can be shifted in the following order. Current Mileage NOTE Average Mileage ○...
GENERAL INFORMATION A. “SEL” Button B. Flow when pushing “SEL” button C. Warning Messages...
GENERAL INFORMATION Setting Mode Items To select Setting Mode: • 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- 3 KQS Setting ton to select the setting mode.
GENERAL INFORMATION I. Flow when pushing and holding upper but- A. Upper Button B. “SEL” Button C. Lower Button D. Ordinary Display E. Setting Mode F. Flow when pushing and holding “SEL” but- G. Flow when pushing upper button H. Flow when pushing lower button...
GENERAL INFORMATION Multifunction Display Odometer The odometer shows the total dis- tance. This meter cannot be reset. • Push the “SEL” button to display the odometer. To reset the trip meter: • Turn the lap switch rightward and hold it until the display turns to 0.0. NOTE ○...
GENERAL INFORMATION To reset the average mileage: • NOTE Turn the lap switch rightward and ○ When the ignition switch is turned hold it until the average mileage val- on, the numerical value shows “– –. ues resets to “– –. –.” –.”...
GENERAL INFORMATION • from the start of measuring to present Refer to the Clock Setting in the Set- time. The fuel consumption display is ting Mode section. renewed every 4 seconds. • Push the “SEL” button to display the NOTE ○...
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.
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- sets to “00'00"00.” When no lap number is displayed, the displayed time is the total time of Unit Setting all timed laps.
GENERAL INFORMATION units can be shifted in the following Mode Engine Power Output order. 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: •...
GENERAL INFORMATION KEBC Setting The engine braking force can be se- lected from two modes. Mode Engine Braking Force Normal (Initial Setting) A. “Setting” Segment B. Power Mode Indicator L (Light) Smallest • Push the “SEL” button. The power NOTE mode indicator starts blinking.
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. •...
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 Mode Acceleration Level C. KQS Indicator •...
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to display the KLCM indicator. The current mode appears on the multifunction display. A. Flow when pushing upper or button • Push the “SEL” button. Shift-up Indicator Setting The shift-up indicator can be used in A.
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- ton to blink the shift-up indicator.
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 be- gin increasing.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE WARNING Engine speed should not be al- Failing to properly observe the lowed to enter the red zone; oper- road ahead increases the chance ation zone will of an accident. Do not concen- overstress the engine and may trate on the shift-up indicator by cause serious engine damage.
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.
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. •...
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 current A. Flow when pushing “SEL” buttom time appears on the multifunction •...
GENERAL INFORMATION Initial Setting Meter Illumination 1 (Brightest) Brightness KEBC A. “Setting” Segment KLCM B. “NO” C. “RESET” Segment Shift-up Indicator Fast Blinking • Blinking Pattern Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the “NO” or “YES.” Shift-up Engine 11 000 r/min (rpm) Speed...
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- ing gear position when the transmis- sion is shifted. As the transmission is A.
WARNING This display shows the current mode of the KEBC. Failing to properly observe the Refer to the Kawasaki Engine Brake road ahead increases the chance Control (KEBC) section in the HOW of an accident resulting in severe TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE chap- injury or death.
GENERAL INFORMATION HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE registered at an authorized Kawasaki chapter. dealer to prevent the possibility of theft. Keys If you lose all of your keys, you must replace the ECU, etc. In any of the This motorcycle is equipped with an...
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 three-position, key-operated system on the same key ring.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Engine can be started. WARNING • All electrical equipment can Turning the ignition switch to the be used. • position while riding the Key cannot be removed. • motorcycle shuts down the entire Engine off. • electrical system (headlight, Electrical equipment is off.
GENERAL INFORMATION ○ Do not leave the ignition switch at Starter Button position for an extended Refer to the Starting the Engine sec- time with the engine stopped, or the tion in the HOW TO RIDE THE MO- battery may become totally dis- TORCYCLE chapter starting...
GENERAL INFORMATION ○ Although the engine stop switch Dimmer Switch stops the engine, it does not turn off High or low beam can be selected all the electrical circuits and eventu- with the dimmer switch. ally the battery will be discharged. High beam...
Refer to the Display Setting and attempt to make any other adjust- Setting Mode sections. ments to the front brake lever and S-KTRC: Refer to the Sport-Kawasaki master cylinder. If any brake ad- TRaction Control (S-KTRC) sec- justment is required other than tion in the HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE chapter.
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-...
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...
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...
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.
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 ○...
GENERAL INFORMATION • The key can be removed by turning NOTE ○ counterclockwise to the original posi- The fuel tank cap cannot be closed tion. • without the key inserted, and the key Close the key hole cover. cannot be removed unless the cap is locked properly.
GENERAL INFORMATION Seat The seats can be removed by in or- der of the passenger's seat then the rider's seat. Passenger’s Seat Removal • Insert the ignition key into the seat lock. • Lift the front part of the passenger’s seat upward while turning the key clockwise.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Hook A. Seat Cover Bolts and Washers • B. Slot Remove the upper seat cover back- C. Projections ward to clear the hook portions. D. Latch Holes • Pull up the front and rear ends of the passenger's seat to make sure they are securely locked.
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.
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.
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.
GENERAL INFORMATION Helmet Hooks WARNING Riding with helmets attached to Helmets can be secured to the mo- the hooks could cause an acci- torcycle using the helmet hooks lo- dent by distracting the operator cated in back side of passenger's seat. or interfering with normal vehicle operation.
In common with many other vehicle event, it is possible that the EDR manufacturers, Kawasaki may not record some or all of the da- equipped this motorcycle with an event ta, or it may not record if the EDR is data recorder (EDR).
To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment and access to the EDR is required. Kawasaki will not ac- cess or share the EDR information without obtaining your consent, unless legally obliged to do so.
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.
(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...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Without holding the throttle grip, push the starter button to start the engine. 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.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE clutch lever is pulled and the side Jump Starting stand is fully up. If your motorcycle battery is “run down,” it should be removed and charged. If this is not practical, a 12 volt booster battery and jumper cables may be used to start the engine.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Remove the rider's seat (see Seat DANGER section in the GENERAL INFORMA- • TION chapter). Battery acid generates hydro- • Slide the red cap from the positive gen gas which is flammable (+) terminal (see Battery section in and explosive under certain the MAINTENANCE AND ADJUST- conditions.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE metal surface. Do not use the nega- DANGER tive (–) terminal of the battery. Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can cause burns and pro- duce hydrogen gas which is highly explosive. • Do not make this last connec- tion at the fuel system or bat- tery.
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 let out the clutch lever very slowly. NOTICE •...
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 to signed so that the engine does not increase excessively, potentially start if the transmission is in gear damaging the engine and it may...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE applying the brakes as hard as pos- Braking sible without skidding. • • Even in motorcycles equipped with Close the throttle completely, leaving ABS, braking during cornering may the clutch engaged (except when cause wheel slip. When turning a shifting gears) so that the engine will corner, it is better to limit braking to help slow down the motorcycle.
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-...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • ABS is not designed to shorten the WARNING braking distance. On loose, uneven or downhill surfaces, the stopping ABS cannot protect the rider from distance of a motorcycle with ABS all possible hazards and is not a may be longer than that of an equiv- substitute for safe riding practi- alent motorcycle without ABS.
“Bat- WARNING tery Maintenance” section. Use of non-recommended tires may cause malfunctioning of Kawasaki Intelligent anti- ABS and can lead to extended lock Brake System (KIBS) braking distance. The rider could have an accident as a result. Ka-...
Stopping the Motorcycle in road surface and traffic condi- an Emergency tions. Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been designed and manufactured to provide Stopping the Engine you optimum safety and convenience. • However, in order to fully benefit from Close the throttle completely.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE dangerous situation known as throttle Parking failure. Two of the most common causes of throttle failure are: 1. An improperly serviced or clogged WARNING air cleaner may allow dirt and dust Operating or parking the vehicle to enter the throttle body and stick near flammable materials can the throttle open.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • If parking inside a garage or other WARNING structure, be sure it is well ventilated and the motorcycle is not close to The engine and exhaust system any source of flame or sparks; this get extremely hot during normal includes any appliance with a pilot operation and can cause serious...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Sport-Kawasaki TRaction WARNING Control (S-KTRC) S-KTRC cannot protect the rider from all possible hazards and is S-KTRC is an intelligent system that not a substitute for safe riding calculates the slip level of the rear practices.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE S-KTRC Mode WARNING Mode Traction Control Use of nonrecommended tires Weak could cause a malfunction or im- ↑ proper operation of S-KTRC. Ka- Middle wasaki recommends use of the recommended standard tires for ↓ this motorcycle. Strong The S-KTRC determines the traction Mode 1:...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • When pushing the upper or lower button of the multifunction button for one second and releasing it, the S- KTRC mode changes. The S-KTRC OFF can be selected only when the motorcycle is at a stop. A.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE Indicators section in the GENERAL IN- ○ FORMATION chapter. When changing the mode, stop the motorcycle. NOTE ○ ○ The mode can be changed only The selected mode is maintained when the throttle grip is closed com- even when the ignition switch is pletely.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE and the S-KTRC, refer to the S-KTRC S-KTRC and Power Mode and Power Mode Combination section. Combination Mode F (Full Power): By combining the S-KTRC and The highest engine power output is power mode, the some combination achieved.
GENERAL INFORMATION chapter. • Push the “SEL” button and turn the start/stop switch leftward simultane- Kawasaki Launch Control ously and hold them in until the Mode (KLCM) KLCM message displays and the tachometer blinks three times. KLCM is a rider assist system which optimizes the starting acceleration.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE MODE 1 9 000 r/min (rpm) MODE 2 and 3 8 000 r/min (rpm) When starting, keep the throttle grip turned fully and engage the clutch gradually. After the clutch is engaged, the sys- tem will control the engine torque to obtain maximum acceleration.
When the KLCM is unable to use, the following message blinks. Kawasaki Engine Brake Control (KEBC) KEBC is the system to select the en- gine braking force from two modes (OFF/LIGHT). The KEBC mode can be A.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Kawasaki Quick Shift (KQS) KQS is the system that enables shift- ing up the gear without the operation of the clutch lever. The KQS mode can be selected from on or off in the setting mode.
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.
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...
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 –...
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.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) See 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 –...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) See year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items Engine oil (*C) and oil filter Tire air pressure Wheel and tire – Wheel bearing damage Drive chain lubrication condition (*C) : every 600 km (400 mile) : every 1 000 km (600...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) See year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items – Brake fluid (front and rear) – Brake hose Rubber parts of master cylinder and : every 48 000 km –...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) See year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items – Spark plugs : every 48 000 km (30 000 – mile) – Chassis parts – Condition of bolts, nuts and fasteners NOTICE Engine Oil...
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 A.
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) Recommended Engine Oil Type: API SG, SH, SJ, SL or SM with JASO MA, MA1 or MA2 rating Viscosity: SAE 10W-40...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE ○ Do not add any chemical additive to the oil. Oils fulfilling the above re- quirements are fully formulated and provide adequate lubrication for both the engine and the clutch. Engine Oil Capacity Capacity: 2.9 L (3.1 US qt) [when filter is not removed] 3.3 L (3.5 US qt) Coolant...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Coolant Filling Quick Rivet Removal A. F (Full) Level Line B. L (Low) Level Line C. Reserve Tank A. Quick Rivet B. Center Pin NOTE C. Push in. ○ Check the level when the engine is cold (room or atmospheric tempera- ture).
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Quick Rivet Installation A. Quick Rivets A. Quick Rivet B. Center Pin C. Pull up fully. D. Push in. • Remove the quick rivets.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Quick Rivets A. Bolts and Washers • B. Bolt and Collar Remove the bolts and washers. C. Bolt • • Remove the bolt and collar. • Clear the tab of the lower fairing out- Remove the bolt. ward from the upper fairing.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Upper Fairing A. Upper Fairing B. Lower Fairing B. Lower Fairing C. Tab C. Tabs • • Clear the tabs of the lower fairing Clear the tabs of the lower fairing downward from the upper fairing. downward from the upper fairing.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Upper Fairing A. Coolant Reserve Tank Bolt B. Lower Fairing B. Reserve Tank Cap C. Tabs • NOTE Remove the coolant reserve tank ○ bolt. In an emergency you can add water • Remove the reserve tank cap from alone to the coolant reserve tank, the reserve tank and add coolant however it must be returned to the...
NOTE B. Projections ○ If a torque wrench is not available, C. Slots D. Holes this item should be serviced by an • authorized Kawasaki dealer. Insert the tabs of the middle fairing into the slots of the upper fairing.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Tabs A. Tab B. Slots B. Slot • Install the washer and collar. • Tighten the bolts.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Washers and Bolts A. Quick Rivets B. Collar and Bolt C. Bolt • Install the quick rivets.
(soft water and ethylene glycol plus Have the coolant changed by an au- corrosion and rust inhibitor chemicals thorized Kawasaki dealer. for aluminum engines and radiators) in the cooling system. On the mixture ra- tio of coolant, choose the suitable one...
If the throttle grip does not return If there is improper play, adjust it. properly, have the throttle control system checked by an authorized Throttle Grip Free Play Adjustment • Kawasaki dealer. Loosen the locknuts at the upper ends of the throttle cables, and...
Kawasaki dealer. • With the engine idling, turn the han- dlebars to each side. If handlebar...
If there is any irregu- performed in accordance with the Peri- larity, have the clutch cable checked odic Maintenance chart. by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • This motorcycle is equipped with the Check the clutch lever free play.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Excess clutch lever free play could prevent clutch disengage- ment and cause a crash resulting in serious injury or death. When adjusting the clutch lever free play, be sure the upper end of the clutch outer cable is fully seated in its fitting so that it doesn't slip into place later and create exces- A.
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 us- ing a cleaner for sealed chains follow- •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chain midway between the engine Drive Chain Slack Adjustment • Loosen the left and right chain ad- sprocket and rear wheel sprocket. juster locknuts. • Remove the cotter pin, and loosen the axle nut. A. Chain Slack •...
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 correct amount of slack. To keep the chain and wheel properly aligned, the notch on the left wheel alignment in- dicator should align with the same...
A. Cotter Pin NOTE ○ 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...
• 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 author- ized Kawasaki dealer immediately. A. Turn Clockwise...
Have brake checked immediately by an au- A. Front Brake Fluid Reservoir thorized Kawasaki dealer. B. Upper Level Line (MAX) C. Lower Level Line (MIN) Brake Fluid Level Inspection • With the brake fluid reservoirs held...
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...
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 (0.4 in.) Kawasaki dealer to inspect the front brake light switch.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Brake Light Switch Adjustment • Remove the right front footpeg bracket bolts. • Pull the footpeg bracket a little bit outward. A. Rear Brake Light Switch B. Adjusting Nut C. Lights sooner D. Lights later NOTICE A. Bolts To avoid damaging the electrical B.
WARNING If a torque wrench is not available, this item should be serviced by an Improper fork leg adjustment can authorized Kawasaki dealer. cause poor handling and loss of stability, which could lead to an accident. Always adjust the fork...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster clockwise to in- NOTICE crease spring preload and stiffen the suspension. After riding on the normal road, • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise the unpaved road and in the rainy to decrease preload and soften the weather, clean off any dirt (grit, suspension.
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.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • 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. A. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster Compression Damping Force Adjuster The adjuster is located at the lower end of each front fork leg.
If the spring action feels too soft or damaged. too stiff, have it adjusted by an author- ized Kawasaki dealer. Rebound Damping Force Adjustment The adjuster is located at the lower end of the rear shock absorber.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Compression Damping Force Adjust- ment The adjuster is located at the lower end of the rear shock absorber. Standard 1 turn out Out from the fully seated position (turned fully clockwise). • Turn the adjuster clockwise with a flat tip screwdriver to increase damp- ing force.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Setting Tables Front Fork Spring Preload Setting Hardest setting Softest setting limit Standard limit Adjuster Position 6 turns in** 15 turns in** ←→ Spring Action Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→ Load Light Heavy ←→ Road Good ←→...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Front Fork Damping Force Settings Softest setting Hardest setting Standard limit 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...
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...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Minimum Tread Depth So it is false economy and unsafe to — 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.) (80 mph) Measure the depth of the tread with Rear a depth gauge, and replace any tire...
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.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ○ Recommended Standard Tire (Tubeless) When operating on public roadways, keep maximum speed under traffic Make, Type: law limits. BRIDGESTONE, BATTLAX Front RACING STREET RS10F L Technically Permissible Minimum Tire Re- Size: quirements 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) Minimum load capacity index: Make, Type: BRIDGESTONE, BATTLAX...
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...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Kawasaki-recommended chargers are: (check with your Kawasaki dealer). If 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.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT section in the GENERAL INFORMA- DANGER TION chapter. • Disconnect the negative (–) cable Battery acid generates hydrogen from the (–) terminal. gas which is flammable and ex- • Slide the red cap from the positive plosive under certain conditions. (+) terminal.
(–) cable to the (–) terminal. cap. • Install the removed parts. NOTE ○ Install the battery in the reverse or- Headlight der of the Battery Removal. Headlight aiming should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. The headlight adjusters operate as following tables.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Left Adjusters Right Adjusters Moving Direction of Moving Direction of Turning Direction Turning Direction Beam Beam Clockwise Lower Left Clockwise Lower Right Counterclockwise Upper Right Counterclockwise Upper Left A. when turning adjuster clockwise A. when turning adjuster clockwise B.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • NOTE To move the headlight beam left- ○ ward, turn the left adjuster clockwise Do not turn the upper bolts because and turn the right adjuster counter- the reflector in the headlight comes clockwise same number as the left off.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Left Adjuster Counterclockwise Right Adjuster Clockwise • To move the headlight beam down- ward, turn the both adjusters clock- wise same number. Vertical Adjustment Both Adjusters Clockwise The headlight beam is adjustable vertically. If adjusted too low, neither low nor high beam will illuminate the road far enough ahead.
Have the motorcycle checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. The main fuse removal should be done by an authorized Kawasaki deal- Fuses Fuses are arranged in the fuse boxes located under the left inner cov- er and under the passenger's seat.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Main Fuse A. Normal B. Failed WARNING General Lubrication Substituting fuses can cause wir- ing to overheat, catch fire and/or Lubricate the points shown below, fail. Do not use any substitute for with either engine oil or regular grease, the standard fuse.
UV rays, pollutants, and re- duce the amount of dust reaching its Apply grease to the following surfaces. points • (K) Clutch Inner Cable Upper Ends • (K) Throttle Inner Cable Upper Ends (K): Should be serviced by an author- ized Kawasaki dealer.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Be sure the engine and exhaust are WARNING cool before washing. • When washing the vehicle, always Build-up of debris or flammable use a mild neutral detergent and material in and around the ve- water. hicle chassis, engine, and ex- •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Take care when washing the head- Radiator light lens and other plastic parts as Clean off any obstructions with a they can easily be scratched. stream of low-pressure water. NOTICE NOTE ○ After riding in an area where the Using high-pressure water, as roads are salted or near the ocean, from a car wash facility, could...
Plastic parts may deteriorate and • If any doubt, consult an authorized break if they come in contact with Kawasaki dealer. chemical substances or house- hold cleaning products such as Plastic Parts gasoline, brake fluid, window After washing, use a soft cloth to cleaners, thread-locking agents, gently dry plastic parts.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chrome/aluminum polish. Coated alu- Where to be Careful minum should be washed with a mild neutral detergent and finished with a Avoid spraying water with any great spray polish. Aluminum wheels, both force near the following places. •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Muffler rear opening - cover with a NOTICE plastic bag. Ignition switch - cover the keyhole Coin operated, high pressure with tape. spray washers are not recom- • Rinse your vehicle with cold water mended. Water may be forced in- from a garden hose to remove any bearings other...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Carefully ride your vehicle at a slow speed and apply the brakes several times. This helps dry the brakes and restores them to normal operating performance.
See your authorized Kawasaki dealer for this service or do the following. Preparation for Storage Make sure the area is well ventilated and free from any source of flame.
APPENDIX WARNING Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under certain con- ditions, creating the potential for serious burns. • Turn the ignition key off. • Do not smoke. • Make sure the area is well ventilated and free from any source of flame or sparks;...
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. •...
Kawasaki dealer to request repair. For safety, inspection and maintenance should be done within your knowledge and ability. If you are not confident in com- pleting an inspection or maintenance, ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer to do the work.
When any of warning indicators 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.
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. •...
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. If the starter motor will not start after completing the above inspection and main-...
If the coolant quantity is less than the lower lev- el, replenish the coolant or soft water up to the upper level (see page 133). Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer to identify the cause of the overheat immediately. •...
APPENDIX dealer for inspection and maintenance. If the engine stalls after completing the above inspection and maintenance, there may be something wrong with other system. Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection and maintenance. Environmental Protection To help preserve the environment, properly discard used batteries, tires, oils and fluids, or other vehicle components that you might dispose of in the future.
APPENDIX A. DFI System Diagnostic Connector...
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...
MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...