ENGLISH Motorcycle Owner's Manual Original instructions...
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 REA- SONABLE 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 ........
Front Fork ........137 Stopping the Motorcycle in an Emer- Rear Shock Absorber ....140 gency ..........97 Setting Tables ........ 142 Parking ..........98 Wheels ..........146 Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) .. 99 Battery ..........150 Power Mode ........103 Headlight ..........154 Fuses ..........155...
General Lubrication ......156 Cleaning ..........157 General Precautions ...... 157 Where to be Careful ....... 161 Washing Your Vehicle ....162 APPENDIX ........... 164 Storage ..........164 Troubleshooting Guide ......167 Environmental Protection ....172 Location of DFI System Diagnostic Connector ........172 MAINTENANCE RECORD ....174...
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 195 kg (430 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 of the steering assembly and can vehicles. Kawasaki does not manu- result in an unsafe riding condition. facture sidecars or trailers for mo- 3. Fairings, windshields, backrests, torcycles and cannot predict the and other large items have the ca-...
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.
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 104.5 kW (142 PS) @10 000 r/min (rpm) Maximum Torque 111.0 N·m (11.3 kgf·m, 82 ft·lb) @7 300 r/min (rpm) Minimum Turning Radius 3.1 m (10.2 ft) DIMENSIONS Overall Length 2 100 mm (82.68 in.) Overall Width 790 mm (31.1 in.) Overall Height/High Position...
GENERAL INFORMATION Cylinder Numbering Method Left to right, 1-2-3-4 Firing Order 1-2-4-3 Fuel System FI (Fuel Injection) Ignition System Battery and coil (transistorized ignition) Ignition Timing 10° BTDC @1 100 r/min (rpm) ~ 40.2° BTDC @5 200 (Electronically advanced) r/min (rpm) Spark Plug: Type NGK CR9EIA-9...
DOT4 ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT Battery 12 V 8 Ah (10 HR) Headlight: High Beam LED Low Beam Brake/Tail Light Even if one of LED (Light Emitting Diode) brake/tail light or headlight does not go on, consult with an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
GENERAL INFORMATION 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. Fuel Identification 8. Important Drive Chain Information 9. Tire and Load Data...
GENERAL INFORMATION 10. Windshield Warning 11. Stationary Noise Test Information...
GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 2. Unleaded gasoline, see page 76 3. Octane rating of gasoline, see page...
GENERAL INFORMATION Use fuel identified by either of the 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 above symbols. 2. Safety alert symbol 3. Drive chain slack, see page 130 1. Gasoline containing up to 5% ethanol by volume 2. Gasoline containing up to 10% etha- nol by volume See page 76.
GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 2. Tire pressure, see page 146 2. Safety alert symbol 3. Safety alert symbol 3. Windshield warning, see page 85 4. Front tire size and manufacture, see page 149 5.
GENERAL INFORMATION Meter Instruments 1. Lower Meter Button 2. Upper Meter Button 3. Tachometer and Shift-up Indicator 4. Multifunction Meter 5. Gear Position Indicator 6. Fuel Gauge 7. Economical Riding Indicator 8. Multifunction Display - Odometer - Trip Meter A/B 9.
GENERAL INFORMATION Indicators ABS Indicator (Yellow) Neutral Indicator (Green) High Beam Indicator (Blue) Engine Warning Indicator (Yellow) KTRC Indicator (Yellow) Warning Indicator (Yellow) Left Turn Signal Indicator (Green) Shift-up Indicator (Yellow) Right Turn Signal Indicator (Green) Fuel Level Warning Indicator Immobilizer Warning Indicator Oil Pressure Warning Indicator Battery Warning Indicator...
■ : 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.
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. The DFI system has malfunctioned. Have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
Have the power mode system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. If the warning indicator goes on and the KTRC mode indi- cator* blinks on the multifunction meter, the KTRC system has malfunctioned.
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.
V, charge the battery. If the voltage is more than 16.0 V, or if indicators still go on after charging the battery, have the battery and/or charging system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. These indicators go on whenever the coolant temperature rises to about 115°C (239°F). Refer to the Coolant Temper-...
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.
GENERAL INFORMATION Other Indicators *No. Indicators Status When the transmission is in neutral, this indicator goes on. When the headlight is on high beam, this indicator goes on. When the KTRC functions, this indicator goes on. When the turn signal switch is pushed to the left, this indicator blinks. When the shift-up indicator is preset timing, this indicator blinks.
GENERAL INFORMATION *1: The red warning indicator/immobilizer indicator blinking mode can be set to either on or off. ○ To stop the red warning indicator/immobilizer indicator blinking, turn the ignition switch off and then, within twenty seconds, push and hold the upper and lower meter buttons simultaneously for more than two sec- onds.
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 have it checked by an authorized Ka- wasaki dealer. The tachometer also serves as the shift-up indicator. Shift-up Indicator The shift-up indicator can be used to indicate the timing for next up shift by lighting the tachometer needle edge and blinking the shift-up indicator once a pre-set engine speed is reached.
Have the coolant system checked by an authorized Ka- temperature warning system wasaki dealer. checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. NOTICE Display Setting Stop the engine if the highest segment, warning indicator/im- Meter Buttons and Multifunction...
GENERAL INFORMATION Multi- Meter Functions function Buttons Buttons • • Multifunction Display Mode • – Unit Setting • – Clock Setting • Shift-up Indicator – Setting • – KTRC Mode A. Upper Meter Button • B. Lower Meter Button – Power Mode C.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ The multifunction display is dis- played in the units depending on the unit mode setting. ○ You can also select desired display modes with the multifunction button on the left handlebar switches.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Upper Button/Upper Meter Button B. Lower Button/Lower Meter Button C. Flow when pushing upper button or upper meter button D. Flow when pushing lower button or lower meter button...
GENERAL INFORMATION Odometer The odometer shows the total dis- tance. This meter cannot be reset. • Push the upper meter button or upper button to display the odome- ter. To reset the trip meter: • Push the upper meter button or upper button and hold it in until the display turns to 0.0.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Current Mileage A. Average Mileage To reset the average mileage: • NOTE Push the lower meter button or lower ○ When the ignition switch is turned button and hold it in until the average on, the numerical value blinks “– mileage values resets to “–...
GENERAL INFORMATION ○ Cruising Range To recover the cruising range value This display shows the cruising display add fuel to at least the level range by numerical value, and indi- needed for the fuel level warning in- cates the cruising range from the re- dicators to stop blinking.
GENERAL INFORMATION setting is correctly displayed before rid- ing. NOTE ○ Do not operate the motorcycle with wrong unit (mph or km/h) of the A. Outside Temperature speedometer. ○ The unit setting can be selected from NOTE four unit types. ○...
GENERAL INFORMATION • • Push the upper meter button to dis- Push the lower meter button and hold it until “12h” or “24h” is ap- play the odometer. • Push the lower meter button while peared on the display. • pushing the upper meter button to Push the upper meter button to se- lect “12h”...
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ When the battery is disconnected, the clock is reset to 1:00 (“24h” dis- play: 13:00) and starts working again when the battery is connected. Shift-up Indicator Setting The shift-up engine speed can be adjusted between 5 000 r/min (rpm) and 11 000 r/min (rpm) while the motor- cycle is at a stop.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Shift-up Indicator (Tachometer Needle) A. Shift-up Indicator ON (Blink) B. Shift-up Indicator (Yellow) B. Shift-up Indicator OFF (Go Off) • C. Flow when pushing upper meter button Push the upper meter button to se- • Push the lower meter button to ad- lect the shift-up indicator on or off.
GENERAL INFORMATION ○ If the shift-up engine speed in- WARNING creases up to 11 000 r/min (rpm), it returns to 5 000 r/min (rpm) and be- Failing to properly observe the gin increasing. road ahead increases the chance of an accident. Do not concen- trate on the shift-up indicator by taking your eyes off the road, ob- serve using peripheral vision.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE NOTICE ○ When the fuel tank is full, all the seg- Engine speed should not be al- ments are displayed. As the fuel lev- lowed to enter the red zone; oper- el in the tank goes down, the ation zone will...
GENERAL INFORMATION When the transmission is in 1st gear, “1” is displayed. When the transmission is in 2nd gear, “2” is displayed. When the transmission is in 3rd gear, “3” is displayed. When the transmission is in 4th gear, “4” is displayed. When the transmission is in 5th gear, “5”...
Power Mode Indicator Refer to the Power Mode section in A. Economical Riding Indicator the HOW TO RIDE THE MOTOR- CYCLE chapter. KTRC Mode Indicator Refer to the Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) section in the HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE chap- ter.
Place a key close to magnets. ECU at that time. Bring all of your keys • Place heavy item on a key. to an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • Up to five keys can register to the Grind a key or alter its shape.
GENERAL INFORMATION EC Directive Compliance This immobilizer system complies with the R & TTE (Radio equipment telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity) Directive. Ignition Switch/Steering Lock This is a four-position, key-operated switch. The key can be removed when it is in position.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Engine can be started. • All electrical equipment can be used. • Key cannot be removed. • Engine off. • Electrical equipment is off. • WARNING Key can be removed. • Turning the ignition switch to the Steering locked.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Right Handlebar Switches ○ The tail, city and license plate lights are on whenever the ignition key is in the position. The headlight goes on when the starter button is released after starting the engine. ○ Do not leave the ignition switch at position for an extended time with the engine stopped, or the battery may become totally dis-...
GENERAL INFORMATION Engine Stop Switch Left Handlebar Switches To stop the engine in an emergency, move the engine stop switch to the position. Ordinarily, the engine stop switch must be in the position for the motorcycle to operate. NOTE ○ Ordinarily, the ignition switch should be used to stop the engine.
Do not allow anything to cover the Refer to the Display Set- ting section. headlight lens when the headlight is KTRC setting: Refer to the Kawasaki on. If covered, heat can build up in TRaction Control (KTRC) the headlight lens causing lens dis-...
All the turn signal connection to the connectors should lights and turn signal indicators will be done by an authorized Kawasaki blink. dealer. NOTE Electric Accessory Connectors (Accessory ○...
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE The vehicle has an electrical ac- cessory circuit (7.5 A fuse) for the connectors. Always install a fuse 7.5 A or less for the circuit. Do not connect more than 20 W of total load to the vehicle's elec- trical system or the battery may become discharged, even with the engine running.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE The vehicle has an electrical ac- cessory circuit (15 A fuse) for the connectors. Always install a fuse 15 A or less for the circuit. Do not connect more than 28 W of total load to the vehicle's elec- trical system or the battery may become discharged, even with the engine running.
GENERAL INFORMATION [Clutch Lever Adjustment] Adjuster Posi- tion Lever Position Far ← — → Near A. Adjuster B. Brake Lever C. Mark Clutch Lever Adjuster A. Adjuster B. Clutch Lever While pushing the clutch lever for- C. Mark ward, rotate the adjuster and choose a suitable lever position from the five po- sitions.
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...
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-...
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.
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.
GENERAL INFORMATION • The key can be removed by turning counterclockwise to the original posi- tion. • Close the key hole 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.
GENERAL INFORMATION cannot be removed unless the cap is Seats locked properly. ○ Do not push on the key to close the The seats can be removed by in or- cap, or the cap cannot be locked. der of the passenger's seat then the rider's seat.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Ignition Key A. Tab B. Seat Lock B. Slot C. Passenger's Seat C. Hook D. Hole • Passenger's Seat Installation • Push down the front part of the pas- Insert the tab on the rear of the pas- senger's seat until the lock clicks.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Remove the bolts. • Lift the rear of rider's seat, and re- move the rider's seat backward. A. Rider's Seat B. Tabs C. Fuel Tank Bracket • Tighten the bolts securely. • A. Bolts Install the passenger's seat (see B.
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. Tie Hooks WARNING The muffler quickly becomes very hot soon after the engine is started and can cause serious A.
GENERAL INFORMATION Windshield The windshield can be adjusted with- in 3 positions in height to suit the rider's preference. Adjustment • Hold the windshield by the hand. • Adjust the windshield mounting posi- tions while pushing the knob located the lower side of the meter cover. A.
Removing your hand(s) from the han- In common with many other vehicle dlebars while riding could lead to a manufacturers, Kawasaki crash resulting in serious injury or equipped this motorcycle with an event death. Do not adjust the angle of the data recorder (EDR).
○ Depending on the type of accident EDR is required. Kawasaki will not ac- event, it is possible that the EDR cess or share the EDR information may not record some or all of the da-...
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 ○ The motorcycle is equipped with a vehicle-down sensor which causes the engine to stop automatically if the motorcycle falls down. After right- ing the motorcycle, first turn the igni- tion key to and then back to before starting the engine.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE NOTICE ○ The motorcycle is equipped with a Do not let the engine idle longer starter lockout switch. This switch is than 5 minutes, or engine over- designed so that the engine does not heating and damage may occur.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • start if the transmission is in gear Open the throttle part way, while re- and the side stand is down. leasing the clutch lever. WARNING Shifting Gears • Downshifting to a lower gear at Close the throttle while pulling in the high speed causes engine rpm to clutch lever.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE pedal while standing still. The trans- Reduce your speed before you get mission will shift only into neutral. into the corner. • For emergency braking, disregard downshifting, and concentrate on ap- Braking plying the brakes as hard as possible •...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE A. Front Brake Lever A. Rear Brake Pedal Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) ABS is designed to help prevent the wheels from locking up when the brakes are applied hard while running straight. The ABS automatically regu- lates brake force.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE prevent wheel lock-up and allows sta- distance of a motorcycle with ABS ble steering control while stopping. may be longer than that of an equiv- Brake control function is identical to alent motorcycle without ABS. Use that of a conventional motorcycle.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING WARNING ABS cannot protect the rider from Use of non-recommended tires all possible hazards and is not a may cause malfunctioning of substitute for safe riding practi- ABS and can lead to extended ces. Be aware of how the ABS braking distance.
WARNING tery Maintenance” section. KIBS cannot protect the rider from all possible hazards and is Kawasaki Intelligent anti- not a substitute for safe riding lock Brake System (KIBS) practices. Be aware of how the KIBS system operates and its lim- KIBS regulates smoother braking itations.
Emergency fuel injection system. In an emergency situation such as Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been throttle failure, your vehicle may be designed and manufactured to provide stopped by applying the brakes and you optimum safety and convenience.
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...
WARNING Kawasaki TRaction Control Gasoline is extremely flammable (KTRC) and can be explosive under cer- tain conditions, creating the po- KTRC is an intelligent system that tential for serious burns.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING WARNING KTRC cannot protect the rider Use of nonrecommended tires from all possible hazards and is could cause a malfunction or im- not a substitute for safe riding proper operation of KTRC. Kawa- practices. Be aware of how the saki recommends use of the KTRC system operates and its recommended standard tires for...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Mode 1: KTRC Mode Setting • Close the throttle grip completely. KTRC least intervenes among the • Push the “SEL” button to select the three modes. This mode gives maxi- KTRC mode indicator. When the mum acceleration for sport riding.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE ○ OFF can be selected only when the When 30 seconds have passed or motorcycle is at a stop. the throttle is opened after the KTRC mode indicator starts blinking, it stops blinking and the selected Upper Button: mode is fixed.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Check the KTRC mode indicator to Indicators section in the GENERAL IN- make sure that the mode has been FORMATION chapter. changed. When the traction control NOTE is activated rear wheel starts to ○ In the KTRC mode 1-3, the selected break traction, the KTRC indicator mode is maintained even when the...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE The Power mode and the KTRC can Power Mode Setting • Close the throttle grip completely. be set separately. By combining each • Push the “SEL” button to select the setting, the rider can get various riding Power mode indicator.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Upper Button: Mode F (Full Power) Check the Power mode indicator to Lower Button: Mode L (Low Power) make sure that the mode has been changed. NOTE ○ When changing the mode, stop the motorcycle.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE examples of mode combinations KTRC and Power Mode Combination By combining the KTRC mode and Power mode, the eight-pattern settings are available to suit the various condi- tions. For example, on a slippery road surface, combining the Power mode “L”...
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 Bolts, nuts and fasteners – Check for loose and/or missing bolts, nuts and fasteners Steering – Action smooth but not loose from lock to lock – No binding of control cables Brakes Brake pad wear Brake fluid level –...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Operation Page Coolant level between level lines (when engine is cold) Electrical equipment All lights (head, city, tail/brake, turn signal, license plate, warning/indicator) and – horn work Engine stop switch – Stops engine Side stand – Return to its fully up position by spring tension –...
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) 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) year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items Clutch operation (play, engagement, disengagement) Engine oil (*C) and oil filter Tire air pressure Wheel and tire –...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items Brake fluid level – Brake fluid (front and rear) – Brake hose Rubber parts of brake master cylinder : every 48 000 km –...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items – Condition of bolts, nuts and fasteners...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Engine Oil Oil Level Inspection • If the engine is cold, start the engine and run it for several minutes at idle speed. • Stop the engine, then wait several minutes until the oil settles. NOTICE A. Oil Level Inspection Window Racing the engine before the oil B.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Oil and/or Oil Filter Change • Warm up the engine thoroughly, and then stop it. • Place an oil pan beneath the engine. • Remove the engine oil drain bolt and gasket. WARNING Engine oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of used oil properly.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • item should be serviced by an au- Apply a thin film of oil to the gasket thorized Kawasaki dealer. and tighten the oil filter to the speci- fied torque. A. Oil Filter A. Gasket • Install the drain bolt with a new gas- ket.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Tightening Torque Engine Oil Capacity Oil Filter: 3.2 L (3.4 US qt) 17 N·m (1.7 kgf·m, 13 ft·lb) [when filter is not removed] Engine Oil Drain Bolt: 3.8 L (4.0 US qt) 29 N·m (3.0 kgf·m, 21 ft·lb) [when filter is removed] •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Start the engine. • Check the oil level and oil leakage. Coolant Coolant Level Inspection • Position the motorcycle so that it is perpendicular to the ground. • Check the coolant level through the coolant level gauge on the reserve tank located to the behind of the en- gine.
• Install the reserve tank cap. Coolant Change Have the coolant changed by an au- A. Reserve Tank Cap thorized Kawasaki dealer. NOTE ○ In an emergency you can add water alone to the coolant reserve tank, however it must be returned to the...
If there is any oil in the transparent steering positions. • reservoir, remove the transparent If the throttle grip does not return reservoir from the lower end of the properly, have the throttle control drain hose and drain the oil. system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Check the throttle grip free play by screw both throttle cable adjusters turning back and forth. completely so as to give the throttle grip plenty of play. • Turn the decelerator cable adjuster until there is no play when the throt- tle grip is completely closed.
If there is any irregu- necessary. • larity, have the clutch cable checked With the engine idling, turn the han- by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. dlebar to each side. If handlebar • Check the clutch lever free play as movement changes the idle speed, shown.
Tighten the locknut. • lever free play as follows. If it cannot be done, have the clutch lever free play adjusted by an au- Clutch Lever Free Play Adjustment • thorized Kawasaki dealer. Loosen the locknut at the clutch lev-...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE coated with lubricant. Wipe off any ○ excess lubricant. After the adjustment is made, start the engine and check that the clutch does not slip and that it releases properly. Drive Chain Drive Chain Lubrication Lubrication is necessary after riding through rain or on wet roads, or any time that the chain appears dry.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT measure the maximum chain slack Drive Chain Slack Adjustment • Loosen the left and right chain ad- by pulling up and pushing down the juster clamp bolts. chain midway between the engine • Turn both chain adjusters with the Al- sprocket and rear wheel sprocket.
C. Allen Wrench D. Notch Tightening Torque E. Marks Chain Adjuster Clamp Bolts: 65 N·m (6.6 kgf·m, 48 ft·lb) NOTE ○ If a torque wrench is not available, this item should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
With the brake fluid reservoirs held If you feel there is something wrong horizontal, the brake fluid level must when applying the brakes, have the be kept between the upper and lower brake system checked by an author- level lines. ized Kawasaki dealer immediately.
In this case, have the brake system inspected by an au- thorized Kawasaki dealer. Brake Pad Wear Inspection Inspect the brakes for wear. For each front and rear disc brake caliper, if the...
Turn the ignition switch on. C. 1 mm (0.04 in.) • The brake light should go on when the front brake is applied. • If it does not, ask your authorized Kawasaki dealer to inspect the front brake light switch.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Check the operation of the rear Brake Light Switch Adjustment • Remove the right front footpeg brake light switch by depressing the bracket bolts. brake pedal. The brake light should • Pull the footpeg bracket a little bit go on after the proper pedal travel.
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. A. Rear Brake Light Switch B. Adjusting Nut C. Lights sooner D. Lights later NOTICE...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Suspension System NOTICE After riding on the normal road, Front Fork the unpaved road and in the rainy weather, clean off any dirt (grit, WARNING mud or insect etc.) that stuck to inner tube before it hardens. If Improper fork leg adjustment can the motorcycle keeps running cause poor handling and loss of...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster clockwise with a wrench to increase spring preload and stiffen the suspension. • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease spring preload and soft- en the suspension. NOTICE Do not turn the adjuster beyond the fully seated position or the adjusting mechanism may be A.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise Compression Damping Force Adjust- ment to decrease damping force. The adjuster is located at the lower end of right front fork leg. NOTICE Standard Do not turn the adjuster beyond 1 3/4 turns out the fully seated position or the Out from the fully seated position (turned adjusting mechanism may be...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster clockwise to in- crease spring preload. • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease spring preload. NOTICE Do not turn the adjuster beyond the fully seated position or the adjusting mechanism may be damaged. A.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rebound Damping Force Adjustment The adjuster is located at the lower end of the rear shock absorber. Standard 2 1/2 turns out Out from the fully seated position (turned fully clockwise). • Turn the adjuster clockwise with a flat tip screwdriver to increase damp- ing force.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Setting Tables Front Fork Spring Preload Setting Softest setting limit Standard Hardest setting limit Adjuster Position 5 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 limit Standard Hardest setting limit 2 3/4 turns Rebound 3 1/2 turns out** out** Adjuster Position 1 3/4 turns Compression 3 turns out** out** ←→ Damping Force Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rear Shock Absorber Spring Preload Setting Softest setting limit Standard Hardest setting limit Adjuster Position 8 clicks** 40 clicks** ←→ Spring Action Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→ Load Light Heavy ←→ Road Good ←→ High Speed *: This position is the fully seated position (turned fully counterclockwise).
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rear Shock Absorber Damping Force Setting Softest setting limit Standard Hardest setting limit 2 1/2 turns Adjuster Position Rebound 2 1/2 turns out** out** ←→ Damping Force Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→ Load Light Heavy ←→...
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...
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.) (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 ○ When operating on public roadways, Recommended Standard Tire (Tubeless) keep maximum speed under traffic Make, Type: law limits. BRIDGESTONE, BATTLAX HY- Front PERSPORT S20F N Technically Permissible Minimum Tire Re- Size: quirements 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) Minimum load capacity index: Make, Type: Front BRIDGESTONE, BATTLAX HY-...
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 (check with your Kawasaki dealer). If Kawasaki-recommended chargers are: Battery Mate 150-9 you will not be using the motorcycle for 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 • Remove the passenger's seat and DANGER rider's seat. Refer to the Seats sec- • tion in the GENERAL INFORMA- Battery acid generates hydro- TION chapter. gen gas which is flammable • Disconnect the negative (–) cable and explosive under certain from the negative (–) terminal.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT connect the negative (–) cable to the negative (–) terminal. NOTICE Installing the negative (–) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the battery or the positive (+) cable to the negative (–) terminal of the battery can seriously damage the electrical system.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Headlight Headlight aiming should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Horizontal Adjustment The headlight beam is adjustable horizontally. If not properly adjusted horizontally, the beam will point to one side rather than straight ahead. • Turn the horizontal adjuster in or out until the beam points straight ahead.
If the fuse fails repeatedly, there is something wrong with the electrical system. Have the motorcycle checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. The main fuse removal should be done by an authorized Kawasaki deal-...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Fuse Boxes A. Normal B. Main Fuse B. Failed 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.
UV rays, pollutants, and re- duce the amount of dust reaching its Apply grease to the following surfaces. points • (K) Clutch Inner Cable Upper End • (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 openings - cover with a NOTICE plastic bags. 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. •...
Refresh the battery's charge (see page 151) and check if the starter motor rotates. • Even after a refresh charge, if the starter motor stops rotating the engine properly the battery may have deteriorated. Have the battery inspected by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
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 •...
APPENDIX (see page 121). Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer to identify the cause of the overheat immediately. • When the engine warning indicator on the meter goes on and stays on, there is something wrong with the fuel injection system. Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection and maintenance.
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...