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  • Page 2 ENGLISH Motorcycle Owner's Manual Original instructions...
  • Page 4 SAFETY INFORMATION Quick Reference Guide GENERAL INFORMATION This Quick Reference Guide will HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE assist you in finding the information you're looking for. MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT APPENDIX MAINTENANCE RECORD A Table of Contents is included after the Foreword.
  • Page 5 Whenever you see the symbols NOTE ○ shown below, heed their instructions! NOTE indicates information that may Always follow safe operating and main- help or guide you in the operation or tenance practices. service of the vehicle. DANGER DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious in- jury.
  • Page 7 Foreword Congratulations on your purchase of a new Kawasaki motorcycle. Your new mo- torcycle is the product of Kawasaki's advanced engineering, exhaustive testing, and continuous striving for superior reliability, safety and performance. Please read this Owner's Manual carefully before riding so that you will be thoroughly familiar with the proper operation of your motorcycle's controls, its fea- tures, capabilities, and limitations.
  • Page 8 However, there may be minor differences between the actual product and illustra- tions and text in this manual. All products are subject to change without prior notice or obligation. KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD. Motorcycle & Engine Company © 2016 Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. Jun. 15, 2016. (7)
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY INFORMATION ..... 11 GENERAL INFORMATION ....22 Read Owner's Manual ....... 11 Specifications ........22 Training ..........11 Serial Number Locations ....25 Daily Checks and Periodic Mainte- Location of Labels ......26 nance ..........11 Location of Parts ........
  • Page 10 Center Stand ........64 Spark Plug ......... 98 Coolant ..........99 Helmet Hooks ........65 Convenience Hook ......65 Air Cleaner .........102 Throttle Control System .....104 Glove Box .......... 66 Storage Box ........67 Idle Speed ..........106 Tool Kit ..........67 Brakes ..........106 Rear View Mirrors ......
  • Page 11 Location of DFI System Diagnostic Connector ........136 MAINTENANCE RECORD ....137...
  • Page 12: Safety Information

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

    Weight of rider, passenger, baggage, and accessories must not exceed 165 kg (364 oughly checked at an authorized Ka- lb). wasaki dealer as soon as possible. With the exception of genuine Kawa- saki Parts and Accessories, Kawasaki has no control over the design or...
  • Page 14: Passenger

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

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

    SAFETY INFORMATION of the steering assembly and can that Kawasaki cannot assume re- result in an unsafe riding condition. sponsibility for the results of such 3. Fairings, windshields, backrests, unintended use of the motorcycle. and other large items have the ca- 2.
  • Page 17: Safe Operation

    Carbon Monoxide Hazard your motorcycle may have suffered damage that is not immediately appa- DANGER rent. Have your motorcycle thoroughly checked at a Kawasaki dealer as soon Exhaust gas contains carbon as possible. monoxide, a colorless, odorless poisonous gas. Inhaling carbon...
  • Page 18: Fueling

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

    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...
  • Page 20 SAFETY INFORMATION Accelerate and Brake Smoothly Riding in Wet Conditions In general your actions should be Rely more on the throttle to control smooth as sudden acceleration, brak- vehicle speed and less on the front ing or turning may cause loss of con- and rear brakes.
  • Page 21: Additional Considerations For High Speed Operation

    SAFETY INFORMATION Avoid Unnecessary Weaving Brakes Unnecessary weaving jeopardizes The importance of the brakes, espe- the safety of both the rider and other cially during high speed operation, motorists. cannot be overemphasized. Check to see that they are correctly adjusted Additional Considerations for and functioning properly.
  • Page 22 SAFETY INFORMATION Engine Oil To avoid engine seizure and result- ing loss of control, make sure that the oil level is at the upper level line. Coolant To avoid overheating, check that the coolant level is at the upper level line. Electrical Equipment Make sure that the headlight, tail/- brake light, turn signals, horn, etc., all...
  • Page 23: General Information

    GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Specifications PERFORMANCE Maximum Horsepower 20.3 kW (28 PS) @8 000 r/min (rpm) Maximum Torque 28.4 N·m (2.9 kgf·m, 21 ft·lb) @6 500 r/min (rpm) Minimum Turning Radius 2.6 m (8.5 ft) DIMENSIONS Overall Length 2 235 mm (87.99 in.) Overall Width 775 mm (30.5 in.) Overall Height...
  • Page 24 GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel System FI (Fuel Injection) Ignition System ECU control (full transistor) Ignition Timing 19.8° BTDC @1 600 r/min (rpm) ~ 29.8° BTDC @8 000 (Electronically advanced) r/min (rpm) Spark Plug: Type NGK CR7E 0.7 ~ 0.8 mm (0.028 ~ 0.031 in.) Lubrication System Forced lubrication (wet sump) Engine Oil:...
  • Page 25 GENERAL INFORMATION Rim Size: Front J 14 × MT3.0 Rear J 13 × MT4.0 Fuel Tank Capacity 13 L (3.4 US gal) Brake Fluid DOT4 ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT Battery 12 V 10 Ah (10 HR) Headlight: High Beam 12 V 35 W × 2 Low Beam 12 V 35 W ×...
  • Page 26: 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 27: Location Of Labels

    GENERAL INFORMATION Location of Labels All warning labels which are on your vehicle are repeated here. Read labels on your vehicle and understand them thoroughly. They contain information which is important for your safety and the safety of anyone else who may op- erate your vehicle.
  • Page 28 GENERAL INFORMATION 3. Radiator Cap Danger 4. Load Weight 5. Fuel Identification 6. Unleaded Gasoline 7. Tire and Load Data 8. Accessory Socket Notice...
  • Page 29 GENERAL INFORMATION 9. Load Weight 10. Battery Poison/Danger...
  • Page 30 GENERAL INFORMATION 1)/2) 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 2. Convenience hook, see page 65...
  • Page 31 GENERAL INFORMATION Use fuel identified by either of the 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 above symbols. 2. Unleaded gasoline, see page 59 1. Gasoline containing up to 5% ethanol by volume 2. Gasoline containing up to 10% etha- nol by volume See page 60.
  • Page 32 GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 2. Maximum load, see page 12 3. Tire pressure, see page 112 4. Front tire size and manufacture, see page 115 5. Rear tire size and manufacture, see page 115 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 2.
  • Page 34: Location Of Parts

    GENERAL INFORMATION Location of Parts 1. Rear View Mirrors 7. Convenience Hook 2. Meter Instruments 8. Ignition Switch/Steering Lock/Security 3. Rear Brake Lever Shutter/Seat Lock 4. Front Brake Lever 9. Right Handlebar Switches 5. Left Handlebar Switches 10. Throttle Grip 6.
  • Page 35 GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Turn Signal Lights 5. Tail/Brake Light 9. Spark Plug 2. Headlight 6. License Plate Light 10. Center Stand 3. Seat 7. Coolant Reserve Tank 11. Air Cleaner Box 4. Battery/Fuse Box 8. Side Stand...
  • Page 36 GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Tool Kit 6. Brake Calipers 2. Fuel Tank Cap 7. Brake Discs 3. Front Fork 8. Muffler 4. Rear Shock Absorber 9. Oil Filler Cap/Dipstick 5. Spring Preload Adjuster...
  • Page 37: Meter Instruments

    GENERAL INFORMATION Meter Instruments 1. Speedometer 2. Multifunction Meter 3. Tachometer 4. “MODE” Button 5. “RESET” Button 6. “ADJ” Button 7. Coolant Temperature Gauge 8. Fuel Gauge 9. Multifunction Display - Odometer - Trip Meter A/B - Service Mode 10. Clock When the ignition switch is turned on, all LCD functions are shown for a few seconds, then the multifunction meter turns to operational mode.
  • Page 38: Indicators

    GENERAL INFORMATION Indicators Left Turn Signal Indicator (Green) Coolant Temperature Indicator Engine Warning Indicator (Yellow) Battery Warning Indicator (Red) Oil Service Indicator (Yellow) ABS Indicator (Yellow) Right Turn Signal Indicator (Green) Oil Pressure Warning Indicator (Red) Fuel Level Warning Indicator (Amber) High Beam Indicator (Blue)
  • Page 39 When the ignition switch is turned on, all indicators go on/off as shown in the table. If any indicator does not op- erate as shown, have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 40 This indicator goes on if the battery voltage is less than ap- proximately 11.0 V. If it goes on, charge the battery. If it still goes on after charging the battery, have the battery and/or charging system checked by an authorized Kawasaki deal-...
  • Page 41 If the amount of en- gine oil is insufficient, add engine oil. If the oil level is good, have the engine checked by an authorized Kawasaki deal- The fuel level warning indicator goes on when approxi- mately 2.3 L (0.6 US gal) of usable fuel remains.
  • Page 42 GENERAL INFORMATION Indica- *No. Status Actions tors The ABS has malfunctioned. ABS will not work but con- ventional brakes function. Have the ABS checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 43 If this happens, first turn the ignition switch off, and then back on, and ride the motor- cycle at 10 km/h (6 mph) or more. The ABS indicator should then go off. If it does not, have the ABS checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 44 GENERAL INFORMATION Other Indicators *No. Indicators Status When the turn signal switch is pushed to the left, this indicator blinks. When the turn signal switch is pushed to the right, this indicator blinks. When the headlight is on high beam, this indicator goes on.
  • Page 45: Speedometer/tachometer

    If the speedometer and tachometer do not operate correctly, have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Speedometer Multifunction Meter B. Tachometer Coolant Temperature Gauge...
  • Page 46 Have the cooling system gauge check by an authorized Kawa- checked by an authorized Kawasaki saki dealer. dealer. As the fuel level in the tank goes down, the segments disappear one by one from F (full) to E (empty).
  • Page 47 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ The multifunction display is dis- played in the unit depending on the unit setting. • Push the “ADJ” button for 2 seconds to select the display modes. The dis- play modes can be shifted in the fol- lowing order.
  • Page 48 GENERAL INFORMATION Unit Setting The unit setting in the multifunction display can be changed according to local regulations. Make sure the unit setting is correctly displayed before rid- ing. To change the unit setting: • Push the “ADJ” button for 2 seconds to display the odometer.
  • Page 49 GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the “ADJ” button for 2 seconds to display the trip meter A or B. • Push the “RESET” button and hold it • After 2 seconds, the figure display turns to 0.0, and then starts counting when the vehicle is operated.
  • Page 50 GENERAL INFORMATION Clock To adjust the clock: • Push the “ADJ” button for 2 seconds to display the odometer. • Push the “MODE” and “ADJ” button simultaneously for more than 2 sec- To reset the service mode: • onds. The hour display only blinks. Push the “ADJ”...
  • Page 51: Keys

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ When the battery is disconnected, the clock is reset to 12:00 and starts working again when the battery is connected. Keys This motorcycle has a combination key, which is used for the ignition switch, steering lock, seat lock, secur- A.
  • Page 52: Ignition Switch/steering Lock/security Shutter/seat Lock

    Contact your Kawasaki dealer to pur- chase additional spare keys either us- ing your original key as a master or using the key code on the tag. Store...
  • Page 53 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.
  • Page 54 GENERAL INFORMATION • ○ If you leave the key in position Insert the specific key to the ignition on for a long time, the battery may switch so that the dent of the specific become totally discharged. key is aligned with the projection of the ignition switch.
  • Page 55 GENERAL INFORMATION • • When the ignition key at the Pull up on the back portion of the position, push the key in and turn it seat to lift it up. counterclockwise from the position. • When the ignition key at the position, turn it counterclockwise from the position.
  • Page 56: Right Handlebar Switches

    GENERAL INFORMATION Right Handlebar Switches A. Seat • Pull up the rear of the seat to confirm it is securely locked on both sides. A. Engine Stop Switch B. Starter Button C. Hazard Switch Starter Button Refer to the Starting the Engine sec- tion in the HOW TO RIDE THE MO- TORCYCLE chapter...
  • Page 57: Left Handlebar Switches

    GENERAL INFORMATION Engine Stop Switch NOTE ○ To stop the engine in an emergency, Be careful not to use the hazard move the engine stop switch to the lights for an extended period of time, position. otherwise the battery may become Ordinarily, the engine stop switch totally discharged.
  • Page 58: Brake Lever Adjuster

    GENERAL INFORMATION Dimmer Switch Horn Button High or low beam can be selected When the horn button is pushed, the with the dimmer switch. horn sounds. High beam... (High beam indica- Passing Button tor: see Meter Instruments section) The high beam turns on only while Low beam...
  • Page 59: Accessory Socket

    GENERAL INFORMATION A. Adjuster A. Accessory Socket B. Mark NOTICE Accessory Socket Mobile phone charge only. Use other appliance may cause dam- The electrical accessory 12 volt con- age. nectors are located in the glove box. An accessory may be connected to its connector.
  • Page 60: Fuel

    GENERAL INFORMATION by Kawasaki to prevent severe engine Fuel damage. The octane rating of a gasoline is a measure of its resistance to detonation WARNING or “knocking.” The term commonly Gasoline is extremely flammable used to describe a gasoline’s octane...
  • Page 61 GENERAL INFORMATION equal to or higher than that shown in NOTICE the table. If engine “knocking” or “pinging” Fuel Type Unleaded Gasoline occurs, use a different brand of gasoline of a higher octane rat- Ethanol Content E10 or less ing. If this condition is allowed to Minimum Octane Research Octane continue, it can lead to severe en-...
  • Page 62: Filling The Tank

    GENERAL INFORMATION Filling the Tank WARNING Avoid filling the tank in the rain or Gasoline is extremely flammable where heavy dust is blowing so that and can be explosive under cer- the fuel does not get contaminated. tain conditions, creating the po- tential for serious burns.
  • Page 63 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Never fill the tank so the fuel level rises into the filler neck. If the tank is overfilled, heat may cause the fuel to expand and flow into the Evaporative Emission Control System resulting in hard starting, engine hesitation and non-com- pliance with the emission regula- tion.
  • Page 64 GENERAL INFORMATION • The key can be removed by turning counterclockwise to the original posi- tion. • Close the fuel tank cap cover. NOTICE Never fill the tank completely to the top. If the tank is filled completely to the top, heat may cause the fuel to expand and overflow through A.
  • Page 65: Side Stand

    GENERAL INFORMATION • cannot be removed unless the cap is Step down firmly on the stand, and locked properly. then lift the motorcycle up and to the ○ Do not push on the key to close the rear using the grab rail as a hand- cap, or the cap cannot be locked.
  • Page 66: Helmet Hooks

    GENERAL INFORMATION Helmet Hooks Helmets can be secured to the mo- torcycle using the helmet hooks. The helmet hooks are located under the seat. WARNING Riding with helmets attached to the hooks could cause an acci- dent by distracting the operator A.
  • Page 67: Glove Box

    GENERAL INFORMATION Glove Box WARNING Do not hang the big items that The glove box is located on the inner protrudes from the motorcycle or cover. The front storage box is used to hits the foot. They could cause an store the light items.
  • Page 68: Storage Box

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Do not store items more than 10 kg (22 lb) in storage box. A. Glove Box B. Knob Storage Box The storage box is located under the A. Storage Box seat. The storage box is used to store the light items and owner’s manual, Tool Kit any papers or documents that should...
  • Page 69: Rear View Mirrors

    GENERAL INFORMATION • Keep the tool kit in the original place. If the rear visibility can not be as- Hold the tool kit with the bands se- sured by moving the mirror, slide the curely. rubber covers, and loosen the lock- nuts and turn the stay by hand.
  • Page 70: How To Ride The Motorcycle

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Maximum engine Break-In Distance traveled speed 0 ~ 800 km The first 1 600 km (1 000 mile) that 5 000 r/min (rpm) (0 ~ 500 mile) the motorcycle is ridden is designated as the break-in period.
  • Page 71: Starting The Engine

    (600 mile) it is extremely important that the owner has the initial maintenance A. Engine Stop Switch B. Starter Button service performed by an authorized • Kawasaki dealer. Turn the ignition key to the sition. Starting the Engine • Use the center stand to support the...
  • Page 72 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Without holding the throttle grip, squeeze the left (rear) brake lever and 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.
  • Page 73: Jump Starting

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTICE DANGER Do not let the engine idle longer Battery acid generates hydrogen than five minutes, or engine over- gas which is flammable and ex- heating and damage may occur. plosive under certain conditions. It is present within a battery at all times, even in a discharged con- Jump Starting dition.
  • Page 74 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE ADJUST- MENT chapter. • Slide the red cap from the positive (+) terminal. • Connect a jumper cable from the positive (+) terminal of the booster battery to the positive (+) terminal of the motorcycle battery. NOTICE Be careful not to contact the A.
  • Page 75: Moving Off

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Follow the standard engine starting DANGER procedure. Batteries contain sulfuric acid NOTICE that can cause burns and pro- duce hydrogen gas which is Do not operate the starter contin- highly explosive. • uously for more than 5 seconds Do not make this last connec- or the starter will overheat and tion at the fuel system or bat-...
  • Page 76: Braking

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Open the throttle slowly. not to brake at all. Reduce your speed before you get into the corner. • NOTE For emergency braking, concentrate ○ on applying the brakes as hard as The motorcycle is equipped with a possible without skidding.
  • Page 77: Anti-lock Brake System (abs)

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE prevent wheel lock-up and allows sta- ble steering control while stopping. Brake control function is identical to that of a conventional motorcycle. The right side brake lever is used for the front brake and the left side brake lever for the rear brake.
  • Page 78 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE or downhill surfaces, the stopping WARNING distance of a motorcycle with ABS may be longer than that of an equiv- ABS cannot protect the rider from alent motorcycle without ABS. Use all possible hazards and is not a special caution in such areas.
  • Page 79: Stopping The Engine

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE checked by an authorized Kawasaki WARNING dealer. ○ When the ABS is functioning, you Use of non-recommended tires may feel a pulsing in the brake lever. may cause malfunctioning of This is normal. You need not sus- ABS and can lead to extended pend applying brakes.
  • Page 80: 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. Once Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been this stopping procedure is initiated, the designed and manufactured to provide engine stop switch may be used to you optimum safety and convenience.
  • Page 81: Parking

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Parking WARNING The engine and exhaust system get extremely hot during normal WARNING operation and can cause serious Operating or parking the vehicle burns. near flammable materials can Never touch a hot engine, ex- cause a fire, and can result in haust pipe, or muffler during op- property damage or severe per- eration or after stopping the...
  • Page 82 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • If parking inside a garage or other structure, be sure it is well ventilated and the motorcycle is not close to any source of flame or sparks; this includes any appliance with a pilot light.
  • Page 83: 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 84 NOTE ○ If a torque wrench is not available, the maintenance items which require a spe- cific torque value should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 85: 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 86 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Operation Page Steering – Action smooth but not loose from lock to lock – No binding of control cables Brakes Brake pad wear Brake fluid level – No brake fluid leakage Throttle Throttle grip play Coolant – No coolant leakage Coolant level between level lines (when engine is cold) Electrical equipment...
  • Page 87 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Operation Page Side stand, center stand – Return to them fully up position by spring tension – Return spring not weak or not damaged Rear view mirrors – Rear view sight...
  • Page 88: Periodic Maintenance

    R: Replace L: Lubricate *: Should be serviced by your Kawasaki dealer, unless you have the proper tools, serv- ice data and are technically qualified. **: In the interest of safety, we recommend these items be serviced only by your Kawa- saki dealer.
  • Page 89 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT FREQUENCY Whichever *Odometer Reading comes × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) first Page (0.6) (12) (15) (18) ITEM MONTH Air cleaner element Idle speed Throttle control system (play, smooth return, no drag) – Fuel system –...
  • Page 90 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT FREQUENCY Whichever *Odometer Reading comes × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) first Page (0.6) (12) (15) (18) ITEM MONTH Engine oil screens (both – right and left) – Crankcase breather ** Wheels/tires – Drive belt –...
  • Page 91 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT FREQUENCY Whichever *Odometer Reading comes × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) first Page (0.6) (12) (15) (18) ITEM MONTH Brake pad wear – Brake light switch – Suspension system – Steering stem bearings – Electrical system Spark plug Chassis parts Condition of bolts, nuts...
  • Page 92: Engine Oil

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Check the engine oil level on the dip- stick. The oil level should come up Engine Oil between the low and high level lines on the dipstick. Oil Level Inspection • If the engine is cold, start the engine and run it for several minutes at idle speed.
  • Page 93 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • If the oil level is too low, add oil to reach the correct level. Use the same type and brand of oil that is al- ready in the engine. Oil and/or Oil Filter Change • Warm up the engine thoroughly, and then stop it.
  • Page 94 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Oil Filter Cap A. Oil Filter • B. Grommet Replace the oil filter with a new one. • Apply engine oil to the grommet. • NOTICE Install the oil filter so that the grom- met faces to the engine side. Inside-Out installation stop oil flow, the causing engine seizure.
  • Page 95 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. Recommended Engine Oil Type: A. O-ring API SJ, SL or SM with JASO MA, MA1 B.
  • Page 96: Final Gear Case Oil

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Install the oil filler cap/dipstick. • Final Gear Case Oil Start the engine. • Check the oil leakage. WARNING Engine Oil Capacity 1.3 L (1.4 US qt) Motorcycle operation with insuffi- cient, deteriorated, or contami- Although 5W-50 engine oil is the rec- nated causes accelerated...
  • Page 97 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Put the motorcycle on its center stand. • Place an oil pan beneath the gear case. • Remove the oil filler bolt and oil drain bolt. WARNING Gear case oil is a toxic sub- stance. Dispose of used oil prop- erly.
  • Page 98 If a torque wrench is not available, WARNING this item should be serviced by an Oil on tires can make them slip- authorized Kawasaki dealer. pery which can cause an accident Final Gear Case Oil and injury. When draining or fill-...
  • Page 99: Spark Plug

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Spark Plug Maintenance If the plug is oily or has carbon built up on it, clean it. The plug may also be cleaned using a high flash-point sol- vent and a nonmetal brush (nylon etc.). Measure the gap with a wire-type thickness gauge, and adjust the gap if incorrect by bending the outer elec-...
  • Page 100: Coolant

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ○ If a torque wrench is not available, this item should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. ○ Fit the plug cap securely onto the spark plug, and pull the cap lightly to make sure that it is properly in- stalled.
  • Page 101 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • be between the F (Full) and L (Low) If the amount of coolant is insuffi- level lines. cient, add coolant into the reserve tank. Coolant Filling • Remove the screw, and remove the cover. A. F (Full) Level Line B.
  • Page 102 NOTE Have the coolant changed by an au- ○ In an emergency you can add water thorized Kawasaki dealer. alone to the coolant reserve tank, however it must be returned to the correct mixture ratio by the addition of antifreeze concentrate as soon as...
  • Page 103: Air Cleaner

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Coolant Requirement NOTICE WARNING If hard water is used in the sys- tem, it causes scale accumula- Coolant containing corrosion in- tion in the water passages, and hibitors for aluminum engines considerably reduces the effi- and radiators include harmful ciency of the cooling system.
  • Page 104 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Element Replacement • Remove the screws, and remove the air cleaner cover. A. Bolts B. Air Cleaner Element • Put a clean, lint-free towel over the air cleaner housing ducts to keep dirt A. Screws or other foreign material from enter- B.
  • Page 105: Throttle Control System

    If the throttle grip does not return NOTICE properly, have the throttle control system checked by an authorized If dirt gets through into the en- Kawasaki dealer. • gine, excessive engine wear and Check the throttle grip free play by possibly engine damage will oc- turning back and forth.
  • Page 106 • If there is improper play, adjust it. end of the throttle cable, further ad- justment of the throttle cables should Throttle Grip Free Play Adjustment be done by an authorized Kawasaki • Slide the dust cover. dealer. • •...
  • Page 107: Idle Speed

    Be ized Kawasaki dealer immediately. sure the control cables are ad- justed and routed correctly, and are free from damage.
  • Page 108 If brake lever travel is excessive or the brake feels mushy, have an authorized Kawasaki dealer inspect it imme- diately. A. Brake Fluid Reservoir B. Lower Level Line •...
  • Page 109 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT than below table, replace both pads in the caliper as a set. Pad replacement should be done by an authorized Ka- wasaki dealer. Lining Thickness Service Limit Front 1.0 mm (0.04 in.) Rear 1.0 mm (0.04 in.) A.
  • Page 110: Suspension System

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Standard Suspension System 3rd position Front Fork WARNING NOTICE Improper shock absorber adjust- ment can cause poor handling After riding on the normal road, and loss of stability, which could the unpaved road and in the rainy lead to an accident.
  • Page 111 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Spring Preload Adjuster A. Mark B. Wrench B. Position Number • Align the mark with the position num- NOTICE ber. Always adjust the spring preload adjuster in sequence (1 → 2 → 3 → 4 → 5 or 5 → 4 → 3 → 2 → 1). Attempting to adjust directly from 1 to 5 or 5 to 1 may damage the shock absorber.
  • Page 112: Setting Table

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Setting Table Rear Shock Absorber Spring Preload Setting Softest setting limit Standard Hardest setting limit Adjuster Position ←→ Spring Action Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→ Load Light Heavy ←→ Road Good ←→ Speed High...
  • Page 113: Wheels

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Wheels Tire Pressure Inspection • Remove the air valve cap. • Check the tire pressure often, using an accurate gauge. • Make sure to install the air valve cap securely. NOTE ○ A. Tire Pressure Gauge Measure the tire pressure when the Tire Air Pressure (when cold) tires are cold (that is, when the mo- torcycle has not been ridden more...
  • Page 114 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 Rear 1 mm (0.04 in.) • • Measure the depth of the tread with Visually inspect the tire for cracks a depth gauge, and replace any tire and cuts, replacing the tire in case of...
  • Page 115 Replace damaged tires as soon as possi- ble. To ensure safe handling and stability, Kawasaki recommends A. Crack or Cut use of the recommended stand- B. Nail ard tires for replacement, inflated C.
  • Page 116 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ○ When operating on public roadways, WARNING keep maximum speed under traffic law limits. Mixing tire brands and types can adversely affect handling and Technically Permissible Minimum Tire Re- cause an accident resulting in in- quirements jury or death. Always use the Minimum load capacity index: same manufacturer's tires on Front...
  • Page 117: Battery

    12.8 volts, the battery should be level or add distilled water. charged using an appropriate charger (check with your Kawasaki dealer). If NOTICE you will not be using the motorcycle for Never remove the sealing strip, longer than two weeks, the battery or the battery can be damaged.
  • Page 118 If the above chargers are not avail- tery. Wear eye protection when able, use equivalent one. working with a battery. In the For more details, ask your Kawasaki event of battery acid contact with dealer. skin, eyes, or clothing, wash the...
  • Page 119 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Remove the screws and pull up the battery cover. A. Bolts B. Battery Case Cover • Remove the protective cap the (+) A. Screws terminal. B. Battery Cover • Disconnect the cables from the bat- • Remove the bolts, and remove the tery, first from the (–) terminal and battery case cover.
  • Page 120 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Connect the capped red cable to the (+) terminal, and then connect the black cable to the (–) terminal. NOTE ○ Install the battery in the reverse or- der of the Battery Removal. NOTICE Installing the (–) cable to the (+) A.
  • Page 121: Headlight

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT system. Have the motorcycle checked Headlight by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Headlight aiming should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. NOTE ○ On high beam, the brightest point should be slightly below horizontal with the motorcycle on its wheels and the rider seated.
  • Page 122: General Lubrication

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT General Lubrication WARNING Substituting fuses can cause wir- Lubricate the points shown below, ing to overheat, catch fire and/or with either engine oil or regular grease, fail. Do not use any substitute for in accordance with the Periodic Main- the standard fuse.
  • Page 123: Cleaning

    Apply grease to the following reduce the amount of dust reaching its surfaces. points • (K) Throttle Inner Cable Upper Ends (K): Should be serviced by an author- ized Kawasaki dealer. NOTE ○ After connecting the cables, adjust them. Cleaning General Precautions...
  • Page 124 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- •...
  • Page 125 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...
  • Page 126 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.
  • Page 127: Where To Be Careful

    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. •...
  • Page 128: Washing Your Vehicle

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • NOTE After washing, rinse your vehicle ○ thoroughly with clean water to re- Abrasive cleanser or high pressure move any residue (residue from the washer will damage the surface fin- detergent can damage parts of your ish on the bodywork.
  • Page 129: 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 130 APPENDIX WARNING Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under certain con- ditions, creating the potential for serious burns. • Turn the ignition key off. • Do not smoke. • Make sure the area is well ventilated and free from any source of flame or sparks;...
  • Page 131 Empty the fuel from the fuel tank using a pump or syphon. • Remove the spark plug and add fogging oil into the combustion chamber. If the spark plug cannot be removed, take the motorcycle to an authorized Kawasaki dealer. •...
  • Page 132: 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 133 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 134 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 135 If the starter motor will not start after completing the above inspection and main- tenance, there may be something wrong with another part such as the starter mo- tor. Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection and maintenance. If the Engine Stalls or Runs Poorly •...
  • Page 136 Check the coolant level in the reserve tank after the engine cools down. If the coolant quantity is less than the lower level, replenish the coolant or soft water up to the upper level (see page 100). Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer to iden- tify the cause of the overheat immediately.
  • Page 137: 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. Consult 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 end of its life.
  • Page 138 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 139 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 140 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 141 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 142 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 143 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...

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