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  • Page 2 ENGLISH Motorcycle Owner's Manual Original instructions...
  • Page 4 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 5 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- This is product contains the encryption al- gorithm “MISTY” developed by MITSU- BISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION.
  • 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 © 2013 Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. Mar. 15, 2013. (1)
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Grip Warmer ........109 Multifunction Meter ......23 Warning/Indicator Lights ....59 Headlight Aiming Adjuster Knob ..111 Accessory Socket/Connectors ..112 KIPASS (Kawasaki’s Intelligent Prox- imity Activation Start System) Sys- Brake/Clutch Lever Adjuster ....115 Fuel Tank Cap ........116 tem ..........82 Spare FOB .........
  • Page 10 Braking ..........146 Spark Plugs ........195 Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-brak- Valve Clearance .........196 ing Technology (K-ACT) - Anti-lock Kawasaki Clean Air System ....196 Brake System (ABS) ......147 Air Cleaner .........197 K-ACT ABS Indicator Light .... 150 Throttle Control System .....204 Stopping the Engine ......152 Engine Vacuum Synchronization ..207...
  • Page 11 Wheels ..........222 Battery ..........227 Headlight Beam .........236 Fuses ..........237 General Lubrication ......239 Cleaning Your Motorcycle ....240 STORAGE ..........246 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ..248 LOCATION OF LABELS ...... 249...
  • Page 12: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS PERFORMANCE Maximum Horsepower 114 kW (155 PS) @8 800 r/min (rpm) (HR) 78.2 kW (106 PS) @8 000 r/min (rpm) Maximum Torque 136 N·m (13.9 kgf·m, 100.3 ft·lb) @6 200 r/min (rpm) (HR) 121 N·m (12.3 kgf·m, 89.2 ft·lb) @4 500 r/min (rpm) Minimum Turning Radius 3.2 m (126 in.) DIMENSIONS...
  • Page 13 SPECIFICATIONS ENGINE Type DOHC, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled Displacement 1 352 cm³ (82.5 cu in.) Bore × Stroke 84.0 × 61.0 mm (3.3 × 2.4 in.) Compression Ratio 10.7:1 Starting System Electric starter Cylinder Numbering Method Left to right, 1-2-3-4 Firing Order 1-2-4-3 Fuel System FI (Fuel Injection)
  • Page 14 SPECIFICATIONS TRANSMISSION Transmission Type 6-speed, constant mesh, return shift Clutch Type Wet, multi disc Driving System Shaft drive Primary Reduction Ratio 1.556 (84/54) Final Reduction Ratio 2.036 (14/22 × 32/10) Overall Drive Ratio 3.402 @Top gear Gear Ratio: 3.333 (50/15) 2.412 (41/17) 1.900 (38/20) 1.545 (34/22)
  • Page 15 HR: with Honeycomb Catalytic Converter (Restricted model) Even if one of LED (Light Emitting Diode) tail/brake lights does not go on, consult with an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Specifications are subject to change without notice, and may not apply to every...
  • Page 16: Location Of Parts

    LOCATION OF PARTS LOCATION OF PARTS This manual is based on the vehicle equipped with the saddlebags of the accessories. 1. Clutch Lever 7. Brake Fluid Reservoir 12. Rebound Damping Force 2. Left Handlebar Switches (Front) Adjuster (Front Fork) 3. Clutch Fluid Reservoir 8.
  • Page 17 LOCATION OF PARTS 16. Air Intake 24. Tail/Brake Light 32. Rebound Damping Force 17. Headlight 25. License Plate Light Adjuster 18. Turn Signal Lights 26. Brake Disc 33. Side Stand 19. Spark Plugs 27. Front Fork 34. Spring Preload Adjuster 20.
  • Page 18 LOCATION OF PARTS 36. Saddlebag (Accessory) 41. Muffler 45. Rear Shock Absorber 37. Fuse Box 42. Brake Fluid Reservoir 46. Center Stand 38. Battery (Rear) 47. Rear Brake Pedal 39. Fuel Tank Cap 43. Swingarm 48. Oil Level Inspection Win- 40.
  • Page 19: Loading And Accessories Information

    Kawasaki Parts and Accessories ing condition. Before you ride the have been specially designed for motorcycle, make sure it is not use on Kawasaki motorcycles. We overloaded and that you have fol- strongly recommend that all parts lowed these instructions.
  • Page 20 LOADING AND ACCESSORIES INFORMATION been prepared to assist you in making Baggage weight should also be dis- your determinations. tributed equally on both sides of the 1. Any passenger should be thor- motorcycle. Avoid carrying baggage oughly familiar with motorcycle op- that extends beyond the rear of the eration.
  • Page 21 LOADING AND ACCESSORIES INFORMATION road clearance, banking capability vehicle. Kawasaki does not manu- (i.e., lean angle), control operation, facture sidecars or trailers for mo- wheel travel, front fork movement, torcycles and cannot predict the or any other aspect of the motorcy- effects of such accessories on han- cle's operation.
  • Page 22: General Information

    GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Meter Instruments A. Speedometer B. Neutral Indicator Light C. Left Turn Signal Indicator Light D. Warning Indicator Light E. Multifunction Meter F. Oil Pressure Warning Indi- cator Light G. Right Turn Signal Indicator Light H. High Beam Indicator Light I.
  • Page 23: Speedometer And Tachometer

    Kawasaki dealer. The speedometer shows the speed of the vehicle. The tachometer shows the engine speed in revolutions per minute (r/min, rpm).
  • Page 24: Multifunction Meter

    5 following modes. seconds by pushing the key knob, and • Odometer/Trip Meters (Trip Meter when turning the key knob to ON posi- tion, “KAWASAKI” is displayed for 3 A/B) • Clock seconds, then, depending on the mode •...
  • Page 25 GENERAL INFORMATION “ON/OFF”. Pushing the upper button shifts the display though the following modes: Upper Button Function Average Mileage (AVERAGE), Current Mileage (CURRENT), Cruising Range (RANGE), Tire Air Pressure (TIRE F/R), Battery Voltage (BATTERY) Out- side Temperature (OUTSIDE). Pushing the lower button shifts the display through the following modes: A.
  • Page 26 GENERAL INFORMATION Lower Button Function Meter Mode Button Function A. Odometer (ODO) B. Trip Meter (TRIP A) C. Trip Meter (TRIP B) D. Push Lower Button A. Average Mileage (AVERAGE) B. Current Mileage (CURRENT) C. Cruising Range (RANGE) D. Tire Air Pressure (TIRE F/R) E.
  • Page 27 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ Do not shift the multifunction meter display by the upper button and the lower button while riding for safe op- eration. The following settings can be ad- justed in the multifunction meter. When changing the settings of these items, refer to the “Setting Menu”...
  • Page 28 GENERAL INFORMATION Odometer/Trip Meters - “ODO”/“TRIP A”/“TRIP B” The trip meter and odometer can be shifted to ODO, TRIP A and TRIP B by pushing the lower button. The odometer shows the total dis- tance in kilometers or miles that the ve- hicle has been ridden.
  • Page 29 GENERAL INFORMATION To reset the trip meter: riding, the meter resets to 0.0 and • Push the lower button to display the continues counting. ○ TRIP A or TRIP B. When the battery is disconnected, • Push the lower button and hold it in. the meter display resets to 0.0.
  • Page 30 GENERAL INFORMATION Clock - working again when the battery is This display shows the time. connected. When adjusting the clock, refer to the “Setting Menu” item in this section. Mileage (Average Mileage/Current Mileage/Cruising Range) - “AVERAGE” This display shows the average mile- age by numerical value, and indicates the average fuel consumption counted from the start of measuring to present...
  • Page 31 GENERAL INFORMATION • • Push the upper button or the meter Push the upper button for 2 seconds mode button to display the average while the average mileage is dis- mileage. played, and the average mileage re- sets to “– –. –”. A.
  • Page 32 GENERAL INFORMATION • been used and 100 m (328 ft) has Push the upper button or the meter been traveled. mode button to display the current mileage. “CURRENT” This display shows the current mile- age by numerical value, and indicates the current fuel consumption.
  • Page 33 GENERAL INFORMATION ○ The measurement unit of the mile- remaining fuel in the fuel tank. This age can be changed, refer to the cruising range display is renewed “Setting Menu” item in this section. every 10 seconds. • ○ The numerical value shows “– –.–” Push the upper button or the meter until 4 seconds have passed and a mode button to display the cruising...
  • Page 34 GENERAL INFORMATION • When the fuel tank is full, all the seg- instead of the numerical value of the ments (6 segments) in the fuel cruising range. gauge are displayed, and then, (+) is added to the numerical value of the cruising range.
  • Page 35 GENERAL INFORMATION Tire Air Pressure - “TIRE F/R” This display shows the tire air pres- sure. This value displayed in this meter is shown by riding at approx. 20 km/h (12 mph) or more and 1 minute passed. This display is for indicator message if the tire air pressure is not low while riding.
  • Page 36 GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the upper button or the meter Because this value may not show mode button to display the tire air the value of the actual tire air pres- pressure. sure. This value should be referred only while riding. ○...
  • Page 37 GENERAL INFORMATION air pressure sensor checked by an NOTE ○ authorized Kawasaki dealer. The battery voltage may not be dis- played correctly in this meter when Battery Voltage - the battery voltage is less than 9.0 V “BATTERY” or more than 16.0 V.
  • Page 38 GENERAL INFORMATION A. “LOW BATTERY” Display A. Battery Warning Symbol Outside Temperature - This display shows the outside tem- perature by numerical value. The out- side temperature display is renewed every 5 seconds.
  • Page 39 GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the upper button or the meter when the vehicle stops, or the speed mode button to display the outside is 20 km/h (12 mph) or less, or imme- temperature. diately after engine start. ○ The measurement unit of the outside temperature can be changed, refer to the “Setting Menu”...
  • Page 40 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”...
  • Page 41 Kawasaki dealer. If all 6 seg- ments are displayed and start blinking, the coolant warning message “HIGH TEMP”, and the coolant warning sym- A.
  • Page 42 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ When pushing the lower button with the upper button held in while the coolant warning message “HIGH TEMP” and coolant warning symbol are displayed alternately in the multi- function meter, the display in the multifunction meter is shifted to the previous display and then the warn- ing indicator light goes on.
  • Page 43 4.0 L (1.1 US gal) of by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. usable fuel remains. Refuel at the ear- liest opportunity if the last 1 segment (E) and fuel warning message and fuel warning symbol are displayed in the multifunction meter.
  • Page 44 GENERAL INFORMATION A. “FUEL LOW” Display A. Fuel Warning Symbol B. Fuel Gauge B. Fuel Gauge NOTE ○ When pushing the lower button with the upper button held in while the fuel warning message “FUEL LOW” and fuel warning symbol are dis- played alternately in the multifunc- tion meter, the display in the multifunction meter is shifted to the...
  • Page 45 For more messages and warning symbols in detailed information about the K-ACT the multifunction meter are dis- system, see the Kawasaki Advanced played. When rolling the warning Coactive-braking Technology (K-ACT) message and warning symbol, the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) section...
  • Page 46 GENERAL INFORMATION • Push and hold the K-ACT ABS but- ton for more than one second, but less than three seconds, to switch between K-ACT ABS Modes "mode 1/mode 2". A. K-ACT ABS Symbol (mode 1) A. Standard Mode (mode 1) B.
  • Page 47 Monitoring the K-ACT ABS checked by an au- the economical riding indicator can thorized Kawasaki dealer. help the rider maximize fuel efficiency. ○ When the battery voltage is low, the K-ACT ABS mode may not be able to be changed.
  • Page 48 GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel Economy Assistance Mode WARNING This motorcycle is equipped with a fuel economy assistance mode that Failing to properly observe the helps maximize fuel efficiency. Activat- road ahead increases the chance ing the fuel economy assistance mode of an accident resulting in severe changes to a leaner fuel injection map injury or death.
  • Page 49 GENERAL INFORMATION • Push and hold the meter mode but- ton for more than one second, but less than three seconds, to switch between fuel economy assistance mode “ON/OFF”. A. Fuel Economy Assistance Indicator A. Meter Mode Button NOTE ○ Rider input affects vehicle fuel effi- ciency.
  • Page 50 GENERAL INFORMATION change due to sudden start or quick acceleration. ○ Activating the fuel economy assis- tance mode decreases horsepower. ○ If “knocking” or “pinging” occurs, use a different brand of gasoline or high- er octane rating. NOTICE Use minimum of 95 octane gaso- line only to prevent severe engine damage.
  • Page 51 GENERAL INFORMATION Language Setting: ENGLISH/FRAN- Setting Menu CAIS/DEUTSCH/ITALIANO - The various settings in the multifunc- The language displayed in the multi- tion meter can be performed in this set- function meter can be changed among ting menu. English, French, German and Italian in NOTE this Language Setting Menu.
  • Page 52 GENERAL INFORMATION Unit Setting: KPA, PSI - “TIRE PRESSURE” 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. A. Language Setting Menu B. Cursor A.
  • Page 53 GENERAL INFORMATION setting the language in the language NOTE ○ setting menu. • Do not operate the vehicle with the Hold the upper button in for 2 sec- multifunction meter displaying in the onds, and then the previous unit set- wrong unit.
  • Page 54 GENERAL INFORMATION Unit Setting: KM/L, L/100KM, MPG the language in the language setting USA, MPG UK - menu. • “MILEAGE” Hold the upper button in for 2 sec- The unit setting in the multifunction onds, and then the previous unit set- ting of “MILEAGE”...
  • Page 55 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Unit Setting: °C, °F - ○ “OUTSIDE TEMP” Do not operate the vehicle with the The unit setting in the multifunction multifunction meter displaying in the display can be changed according to wrong unit. ○ local regulations. Make sure the unit After changing the distance unit in setting is correctly displayed before rid- the setting menu, the odometer, trip...
  • Page 56 GENERAL INFORMATION setting the language in the language NOTE ○ setting menu. • Do not operate the vehicle with the Hold the upper button in for 2 sec- multifunction meter displaying in the onds, and then the previous unit set- wrong unit.
  • Page 57 GENERAL INFORMATION • Select the initial position of the wind- shield from any of the standard 4 po- sitions by pushing the lower button. • The setting position shifts in the fol- lowing order. A. Electric Windshield Setting Menu A. Push Lower Button B.
  • Page 58 GENERAL INFORMATION Turn the ignition switch to “OFF” Clock - “CLOCK” again to move the windshield to a • correct position. Push the upper button to align the cursor to the “CLOCK” after setting language in the language setting WARNING menu.
  • Page 59 GENERAL INFORMATION • • Push the upper button and hold it in Push the lower button. The hour dis- for 2 seconds. Both the hour and mi- play stops blinking and the minute nute displays start blinking. display starts blinking. Push the upper button to advance the mi- nutes.
  • Page 60: Warning/indicator Lights

    ABS fails, the conventional brake sys- neutral, the neutral indicator light goes tem will still work normally. For more detailed information about the K-ACT ABS, see the Kawasaki Ad- : When the headlight is on high vanced Coactive-braking Technology beam, the high beam indicator light (K-ACT) Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) goes on.
  • Page 61 KTRC. For more detailed infor- the meter message display whenever mation about KTRC, see the Kawasaki a problem occurs in digital fuel injec- TRaction Control (KTRC) section in tion (DFI), or KIPASS system. Refer to...
  • Page 62 GENERAL INFORMATION • When the key is turned to “OFF”, the NOTE ○ warning indicator light will start blink- When pushing the lower button with ing indicating that the immobilizer the upper button held in while the system is enabled. After 24 hours warning message and warning sym- have passed, the warning indicator bol without the warning light are dis-...
  • Page 63 DFI system checked blinking mode. by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. ○ When the battery voltage is low (be- low 12 V), warning indicator light blinking automatically stops to pre-...
  • Page 64 GENERAL INFORMATION A. “FI ERROR” Message A. Warning Symbol B. Warning Indicator Light B. Warning Indicator Light...
  • Page 65 ERROR” and warning symbol are dis- played with the warning indicator light, this warns that the FI ECU is not cor- rectly communicated. Have FI ECU checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Warning Symbol B. Warning Indicator Light A. “ECU ID ERROR” Message...
  • Page 66 A. “IMMOBILIZER ERROR” Message nately in the multifunction meter. If the B. Warning Indicator Light warning indicator light goes on or blinks, and warning message and warning symbol are displayed, have immobilizer system checked by an au- thorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 67 GENERAL INFORMATION Steering Lock Warning Message/- Warning Symbol - The warning message and warning symbol are displayed with the warning indicator light whenever a problem oc- curs in ignition switch unit. If troubles occur in the ignition switch unit, the warning indicator light goes on and steering lock...
  • Page 68 GENERAL INFORMATION A. “STEERING LOCK ERROR” Message A. Warning Symbol B. Warning Indicator Light B. Warning Indicator Light...
  • Page 69 Indicator light, this warns that the ignition switch unit is not correctly communicated. Have ignition switch unit checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Warning Symbol B. Warning Indicator Light A. “STEERING LOCK ID ERROR” Message B. Warning Indicator Light...
  • Page 70 GENERAL INFORMATION Tire Air Pressure Sensor Warning Message/Warning Symbol - The warning message and warning symbol are displayed with the warning indicator light whenever a problem oc- curs in the tire air pressure sensor. If troubles occur in the tire air pressure sensor, the warning Indicator light goes on or blinks and the tire air pressure sensor warning message and warning...
  • Page 71 GENERAL INFORMATION Tire Air Pressure Warning Messa- ge/Warning Symbol - The warning message and warning symbol are displayed with the warning indicator light instead of the numerical value of the tire air pressure when the tire air pressure is approx. 220 kPa (32 psi) or less.
  • Page 72 GENERAL INFORMATION A. Tire Air Pressure Warning Message (Front A. Warning Symbol Tire) B. Warning Indicator Light B. Warning Indicator Light NOTE ○ The tire air pressure warning mes- sage and warning symbol are dis- played till the tire air pressure is approx.
  • Page 73 If this warning message and warning symbol are displayed, the air pressure sensor should be consulted by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR : F LOW BATTERY: Front tire air pressure sen- A. Tire Air Pressure Sensor Battery Warning sor battery is low.
  • Page 74 GENERAL INFORMATION K-ACT ABS Warning Message/Warn- ing Symbol - The warning message and warning symbol are displayed with the K-ACT ABS indicator light whenever a prob- lem occurs in the K-ACT ABS. If trou- bles occur in the K-ACT ABS, the K- ACT ABS indicator light goes on and the K-ACT ABS warning message and warning symbol are displayed alter-...
  • Page 75 GENERAL INFORMATION A. K-ACT ABS Warning Message A. Warning Symbol B. K-ACT ABS Indicator Light B. K-ACT ABS Indicator Light...
  • Page 76 If the warning indicator light A. KTRC Warning Message goes on or blinks, and warning mes- B. Warning Indicator Light sage and warning symbol are dis- played, have the KTRC checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 77 GENERAL INFORMATION Warning Message/Warning Symbol - The warning message and warning symbol are displayed in the multifunc- tion meter when the engine stops/the motorcycle goes away without carrying the FOB (portable key), battery voltage is discharged, or the FOB cannot cor- rectly certified.
  • Page 78 If the motorcycle goes away with the the spare FOB or consult an au- FOB left, the warning message is dis- thorized Kawasaki dealer played. If the warning message is dis- starting the engine. played, check where the FOB is after the motorcycle stops.
  • Page 79 GENERAL INFORMATION A. “NO TRANSPONDER” Message A. Warning Symbol B. Warning Indicator Light B. Warning Indicator Light...
  • Page 80 FOB and ignition switch is 2 cm (0.8 in.), or use the spare FOB. If the warn- A. “SUBKEY ID ERROR” Message ing message and warning symbol are B. Warning Indicator Light still displayed, it should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 81 GENERAL INFORMATION When warning message “TRANSPONDER LOW BATTERY” and warning symbol are displayed in the multifunction meter after turning the key knob to ON position, this warns that battery voltage of the FOB is low. If the warning message and warning symbol is displayed in the multifunction meter, replace the battery to the new one at the earliest opportunity.
  • Page 82 GENERAL INFORMATION A. “TRANSPONDER LOW BATTERY” Mes- A. Warning Symbol sage NOTE ○ When the battery voltage of the FOB “TRANSPONDER discharged, LOW BATTERY” message is not dis- played in the multifunction meter. ○ If the key knob is turned to ON posi- tion by bringing the FOB to the igni- tion switch within 2 cm (0.8 in.) with the battery of the FOB discharged,...
  • Page 83: Kipass (kawasaki's Intelligent Prox- Imity Activation Start System) Sys- Tem

    GENERAL INFORMATION “TRANSPONDER LOW BATTERY” KIPASS (Kawasaki’s Intelligent message is not displayed in the mul- Proximity Activation Start tifunction meter when turning the key System) System knob to OFF position, and “NO This motorcycle has the KIPASS TRANSPONDER” message is not...
  • Page 84 GENERAL INFORMATION Starting the engine - This system can start the engine by the user ID certification (mutual certifi- cation between the motorcycle and FOB is performed by radio wave, and certifies if the FOB is properly coded for the motorcycle). A.
  • Page 85 GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING KIPASS system may interfere with the operation of certain med- ical devices such as implanted pacemakers and implanted car- diac defibrillators. The FOB or KI- PASS ECU must be kept more than 22 cm (9 in.) from these type of medical devices to avoid inter- ference.
  • Page 86 If the FOB is put on the other metal hicle along with the all FOB to author- surface, or touch to the other metal ized Kawasaki dealer to have them re- materials, incorrect communication registered. between ECU and FOB may be oc- curred.
  • Page 87 GENERAL INFORMATION the engine (even if the person does turned to ON, and the motorcycle is not possess the FOB). moved off. • • When parking the motorcycle across If the battery of the FOB is dis- the glass window, or house wall, the charged, key knob cannot be oper- location may be within the possible ated.
  • Page 88 Do not drop the FOB or apply shocks to it. If FOB is lost, re-registry at dealer is se- curely required to prevent the possibility of theft. If all FOB are lost, an authorized Kawasaki dealer will have to replace the ECU, and A. FOB re-register the new FOB.
  • Page 89 GENERAL INFORMATION authorized Kawasaki dealer or replace NOTE ○ it as follows. • When separating the FOB halfs, pro- Insert the (–) screwdriver into the tect top surface with towel while ap- groove of the upper of the FOB, and plying with properly size screwdriver.
  • Page 90 GENERAL INFORMATION • When assembling the FOB, align NOTICE each grooves of the upper and lower case of the FOB and insert them se- Battery shall not be exposed to curely. excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like. NOTE ○...
  • Page 91 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE WARNING Be careful not to damage the FOB The FOB contains a coin-style when replacing the FOB battery. battery and other small parts that Be sure to install the (+) side of could be ingested by a child and battery to the correct installation.
  • Page 92 GENERAL INFORMATION the key knob is lost, or etc. Remove the emergency key by pulling out it with sliding the knob to the arrow mark. Be sure to insert the emergency key in- to FOB when using the normal use. NOTE ○...
  • Page 93 GENERAL INFORMATION FOB Possible Radio Wave Area - The possible communication area of the radio wave between the FOB and antenna is about 80 cm (31.5 in.). This KIPASS system uses the weak radio wave, so, the possible communication area may be different. Incorrect com- munication may occur by the location of the FOB, even if the FOB is located within the possible communication...
  • Page 94 B. About 80 cm (31.5 in.) KIPASS System Does Not Operate - If KIPASS system does not operate correctly excluding the following item, KIPASS system should have been checked by an authorized KAWASAKI dealer. • As incorrect communication occurs in such environment as the high-in-...
  • Page 95 GENERAL INFORMATION strong radio wave, broadcasting sta- WARNING tion, electric power station, cellular phone, personal computer, etc, and KIPASS system may interfere close or covered by metal material). with the operation of certain med- • Battery is not correctly installed or ical devices such as implanted discharged (refer to the battery re- pacemakers and implanted car-...
  • Page 96 GENERAL INFORMATION Hereby MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORP. JAPAN declares that this KI- PASS SYSTEM is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions Directive 1999/5/EC. Hereby ASAHIDENSO CORPORA- TION declares that this IMMOBILIZER (KM191) is in compliance with the es- sential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
  • Page 97: Spare Fob

    GENERAL INFORMATION Spare FOB Attach the label into this space if your This motorcycle has a spare FOB in country requires attaching the radio wave addition to the primary FOB (portable certification label. The certification label should be consulted by an authorized Ka- electronic key).
  • Page 98 PASS function. Therefore, when using D. Triangle Mark the spare FOB, perform the following procedures. • Fit the “Triangle Mark” corner of the spare FOB on the projection of the ignition switch so that the “Kawasaki” logo of the spare FOB faces the...
  • Page 99 GENERAL INFORMATION A. Correct Position A. Not Position B. Not Position...
  • Page 100: Ignition Switch

    GENERAL INFORMATION Ignition Switch This motorcycle has the KIPASS system, which can start the engine and lock the steering without taking out the key knob by only carrying the FOB (portable key). This motorcycle has a four-position, key knob-operated switch. The key knob can be removed from the switch when it is in the FSS position.
  • Page 101 GENERAL INFORMATION ○ If you leave the ON position on for a Engine off. All electrical circuits long time, the battery may become off. Key knob cannot be removed. totally discharged. Engine on. All electrical equip- ment can be used. Key knob can- not be removed.
  • Page 102 "basic" (bottom) position. Kawasaki recommends that the Be sure nobody is adjacent to the key knob is removed at the FSS windshield when switching the position only when opening the ignition to "OFF."...
  • Page 103 GENERAL INFORMATION When pushing the key knob, the key knob can be turned to ON, OFF, LOCK, FSS position while the symbol of the key knob is displayed in the mul- tifunction meter. When the key knob is pushed in, then, when turning to ON, turn signal light blinks two times, the symbol of the key knob is displayed in the multifunction meter for 5 seconds.
  • Page 104 GENERAL INFORMATION When turning the key knob to OFF or The warning message and warning FSS, the turn signal light blinks one symbol are displayed in the multifunc- time and the symbol of the key knob is tion meter when the engine stops with- displayed in the multifunction meter for out carrying the FOB (portable key).
  • Page 105 If the motorcycle cannot be started after the warning symbol is displayed for 10 seconds, use the correct Spear FOB or consult an authorized Kawasaki dealer A. “NO TRANSPONDER” Message for starting the engine. B. Warning Indicator Light Do not leave the motorcycle with the key knob turned to the ON po- sition for antitheft.
  • Page 106: Left Handlebar Switches

    C. Electric Windshield Adjusting Button ○ D. KTRC Button If KIPASS system is failure, steering E. Horn Button may not be locked. Have the KI- F. Turn Signal Switch PASS system checked by an author- G. Dimmer Switch/Passing Button ized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 107: Dimmer Switch/passing Button

    GENERAL INFORMATION Dimmer Switch/Passing Button Meter Mode Button High or low beam can be selected This button is used for selecting the with the dimmer switch. When the various modes of the multifunction me- headlight is on high beam ( ), the ter.
  • Page 108 GENERAL INFORMATION When moving the windshield up or NOTICE down as the arrow mark, push and hold the adjusting button. Make sure all body parts, clothing Windshield up···( or other objects are not near the Windshield down···( movable parts of the windshield when it is being moved to avoid such items...
  • Page 109: Right Handlebar Switches

    GENERAL INFORMATION Right Handlebar Switches The engine stop switch is for emer- gency use. If required, move the switch to the position. NOTE ○ Although the engine stop switch stops the engine, it does not turn off all the electrical circuits. Ordinarily, the ignition switch should be used to stop the engine.
  • Page 110: Grip Warmer

    GENERAL INFORMATION hazard lights to warn other drivers of Grip Warmer your location. This motorcycle is equipped with Push in the hazard switch to the left temperature-adjustable grip warmers with the key knob in the ON position. designed to heat the handlebar grips. All the turn signals and turn signal indi- The temperature adjustment dial is cator lights will blink on and off.
  • Page 111 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Always wear gloves when using the grip warmer. If the handlebar grip becomes worn or damaged, stop using the grip warmer and replace the grip with a new one. Using the grip warmer with worn or damaged grips may cause burns.
  • Page 112: Headlight Aiming Adjuster Knob

    GENERAL INFORMATION Battery Protection - Headlight Aiming Adjuster Knob • This grip warmer is equipped with The headlight aiming is adjusted ver- the automatic shift switch to prevent tically by the adjuster knob on the near the battery from running down. of the meter.
  • Page 113: Accessory Socket/connectors

    GENERAL INFORMATION your headlight beam so you can bet- Accessory Socket/Connectors ter see the road ahead and don't The electric power of the battery can blind oncoming drivers. be used through the electric accessory socket or connectors. Observe and fol- low the notes listed below.
  • Page 114 GENERAL INFORMATION Electric Accessory Connectors Location Polarity Lead Color Black Under Latch (–) Black/Yellow Black Under Front In- ner Cover (–) Black/Yellow NOTICE If using an accessory in the sock- A. Connectors (Under Front Inner Cover) et, unless it has a waterproof con- nection operate this...
  • Page 115 When using the electric accessory connectors, the electric accessory Take care not to pinch any wire connection to the connectors should between the seat and the frame be done by authorized Kawasaki or between other parts to avoid a dealer. short circuit.
  • Page 116: Brake/clutch Lever Adjuster

    GENERAL INFORMATION Brake/Clutch Lever Adjuster There is an adjuster on both the brake and clutch levers. The brake lev- er adjuster has 6 positions and the clutch lever adjuster has 5 positions so that the released lever position can be adjusted to suit the operator's hands.
  • Page 117: Fuel Tank Cap

    GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel Tank Cap To open the fuel tank cap, pull up the key hole cover. Insert the key knob into the fuel tank cap and turn the key knob to the right. To close the cap, push it down into place with the key knob inserted.
  • Page 118: Fuel

    GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel NOTICE Fuel Requirements: If engine “knocking" or “pinging" Your Kawasaki engine is designed to use only unleaded gasoline with a min- occurs, use a different brand of imum octane rating shown below. gasoline of a higher octane rat- Never use gasoline with an octane rat- ing.
  • Page 119: Filling The Tank

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Fuel Type Unleaded Gasoline Ethanol Content E10 or less (ZG1400C 78.2 kW power re- Research Octane Num- stricted model only) Minimum ber (RON) When using E10 fuel with the fuel Octane Rating economy assistance mode (Eco mode) engaged, and when open- NOTICE ing the throttle gently to get mod- erate acceleration, the rider may...
  • Page 120 GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under cer- tain conditions, creating the po- tential for serious burns. Turn the key knob to "FSS". Do not smoke. Make sure the area is well-ventilated and free from any source of flame or sparks;...
  • Page 121: Stands

    GENERAL INFORMATION Stands NOTICE The motorcycle is equipped with two Certain ingredients in gasoline stands: a center stand and a side may cause paint fading or dam- stand. age. Be extra careful not to spill fuel during refueling. A. Side Stand NOTE ○...
  • Page 122 GENERAL INFORMATION stand fully up before sitting on the mo- To set the motorcycle up on the cen- torcycle. ter stand, step down firmly on the stand, and then lift the motorcycle up NOTE and to the rear using the grip as a ○...
  • Page 123: Seat

    GENERAL INFORMATION Seat NOTE ○ Seat Removal If the seat removal is hard, be sure • Remove the seat by inserting the to insert the key knob fully into the key knob into the seat lock and turn- seat lock, then turn the key counter- ing it counterclockwise.
  • Page 124 GENERAL INFORMATION • • Place the brackets on each side of Insert the hooks on the middle of the the fuel tank into the slots on the seat into the holders of the frame, front of the seat. and the projection on the rear end of the seat into the slot of the frame.
  • Page 125: Special Warning On The Use Of Stor- Age Case And Saddlebags (acces- Sory)

    GENERAL INFORMATION • Pull up the front and rear end of the Special Warning on the Use of seat to make sure they are securely Storage Case and Saddle- locked. bags (Accessory) When preparing to ride this motor- cycle, always check the saddlebags for secure mounting in their respective holders.
  • Page 126 GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING WARNING The sudden detachment or loss of a sad- Riding with an open saddlebag dlebag could distract or alarm the motor- lid could allow clothing or other cycle rider, and the consequent loss of objects to fall into the rear wheel, attention to road and traffic conditions resulting in rear wheel lockup could cause loss of control and a serious...
  • Page 127: Saddlebags (accessory)

    GENERAL INFORMATION Saddlebags (Accessory) WARNING The saddlebags are provided at both sides of the rear wheel to carry bag- Loose objects can interfere with gage. the steering mechanism, vehicle controls and/or divert the rider's attention from the road and traffic conditions and cause an accident resulting in serious injury or death.
  • Page 128 GENERAL INFORMATION To open the saddlebag lid - To close the saddlebag lid - • • Insert the key knob into the lid lock. While holding the lever pulled fully • Turn the key knob to lever side from up, push the lid back against the the lock mark.
  • Page 129 GENERAL INFORMATION To remove the saddlebag - To install the saddlebag - • Insert the key knob into the lid lock. Distinguish left saddlebag and right • Turn the key knob to lever side from saddlebag. See that both saddlebags the lock mark.
  • Page 130 GENERAL INFORMATION • • While aligning the holder on the front Push back the handle to the original below of the saddlebag with the pro- position. • jection on the rear of the passenger Turn the key knob counterclockwise. • footpeg, insert the hooks on the top Make sure that the saddlebag and of the saddlebag into the holders of...
  • Page 131 GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING Overloading the motorcycle with cargo and/or passengers, and/or not balancing the weight of items carried in each saddle- bag may cause adverse handling, loss of control and an accident resulting in seri- ous injury or death. Do not carry loads of more than 10 kg (22 lb) in each saddlebag.
  • Page 132: Storage Case

    GENERAL INFORMATION Storage Case WARNING The storage case is located on the left inner cover. Riding with an open saddlebag The compartment is used to store lid could allow clothing or other light items. objects to fall into the rear wheel, •...
  • Page 133 GENERAL INFORMATION when the speed is reached to 3 km/h (2 mph) or less, the lid lock is unlocked automatically. NOTE ○ In any case, do not store the FOB and spare FOB in the storage case. If the FOB battery is “run down” in the storage case, it is impossible to restart the vehicle.
  • Page 134: Rear Carrier

    GENERAL INFORMATION Rear Carrier WARNING This motorcycle is equipped with car- riers on the rear. Loose objects can interfere with the steering mechanism, vehicle controls and/or divert the rider's attention from the road and traffic conditions and cause an accident resulting in serious injury or death.
  • Page 135: Tool Kit Compartment

    GENERAL INFORMATION Tool Kit Compartment WARNING The tool kit compartment is located under the seat. Overloading the motorcycle with cargo and/or passengers, and/or not balancing The kit contains tools that can be the weight of items carried on the rear car- helpful in making roadside repairs, ad- rier may cause adverse handling, loss of justments, and some maintenance pro-...
  • Page 136: Air Intake

    GENERAL INFORMATION Air Intake The air intake allows air to enter the fuel system. Never allow anything to restrict the flow of air into the air intake. A restricted air intake will reduce per- formance and increase exhaust emis- sions. A.
  • Page 137: Break-in

    BREAK-IN BREAK-IN The first 1 600 km (1 000 miles) that the motorcycle is ridden is designated as the break-in period. If the motorcycle is not used carefully during this period, you may very well end up with a “broken down” instead of a “broken in” motorcycle after a few thousand kilometers.
  • Page 138 During break-in, avoid sudden and maximum braking and ac- celeration, and hard cornering. In addition to the above, at 1 000 km (600 miles) it is extremely important that the owner has the initial maintenance service performed by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 139: How To Ride The Motorcycle

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Starting the Engine Make sure the transmission is in • neutral. Check that the engine stop switch is in the position. • Push down the key knob and release it while carrying the FOB.
  • Page 140 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE the engine to stop automatically and NOTE ○ the warning indictor light to blink The motorcycle is equipped with a when the motorcycle falls down. starter lockout switch. This switch is After righting the motorcycle, first designed so that the engine does not turn the key knob to “OFF”...
  • Page 141: Jump Starting

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Jump Starting NOTICE If your motorcycle battery is “run Do not let the engine idle longer down”, it should be removed and than five minutes, or engine over- charged. If this is not practical, a 12 heating and damage may occur.
  • Page 142 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Connecting Jumper Cables • Make sure the key knob is turned to “OFF”. • Remove the sub side cover (see Bat- tery section in the MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chapter). • Connect a jumper cable from the positive (+) terminal of the booster battery to the positive (+) terminal of the motorcycle battery.
  • Page 143 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTICE DANGER Do not operate the starter contin- Batteries contain sulfuric acid uously for more than 5 seconds that can cause burns and pro- or the starter will overheat and duce hydrogen gas which is the battery power will drop tem- highly explosive.
  • Page 144: Moving Off

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Moving Off NOTE • ○ Check that the side stand or center The motorcycle is equipped with a stand is up. side stand switch. This switch is de- • Pull in the clutch lever. signed so that the engine does not •...
  • Page 145: Shifting Gears

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Shifting Gears • WARNING Close the throttle while pulling in the clutch lever. Downshifting at high speed can • Shift into the next higher or lower make the rear wheel skid and gear. cause an accident resulting in se- •...
  • Page 146 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Vehicle speed when shifting Shifting up km/h (mph) Shifting down km/h (mph) 1st → 2nd 6th → 5th 15 ( 9) 30 (19) 2nd → 3rd 5th → 4th 25 (15) 25 (15) 3rd → 4th 4th →...
  • Page 147: Braking

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE turning a corner, it is better to limit Braking • braking to the light application of Close the throttle completely, leaving both brakes or not to brake at all. Re- the clutch engaged (except when duce your speed before you get into shifting gears) so that the engine will the corner.
  • Page 148: Kawasaki Advanced Coactive- Braking Technology (k-act) - Anti-lock Brake System (abs)

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Kawasaki Advanced Coactive- braking Technology (K-ACT) - Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) K-ACT system supports the distribu- tion of the front/rear brake force in an optimum balance to maintain a stable vehicle position. When using the front brake lever, the right and left front cali- pers and the rear brake operate.
  • Page 149 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE prevent wheel lock-up and allows sta- be longer than that of equivalent mo- ble steering control while stopping. torcycle without ABS. Use special Although K-ACT system supports the caution in such areas. • distribution of the front/rear brake force ABS will help prevent wheel lock-up in an optimum balance.
  • Page 150 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING WARNING K-ACT ABS cannot protect the Use of non-recommended tires rider from all possible hazards may cause malfunctioning of K- and is not a substitute for safe ACT ABS and can lead to ex- riding practices.
  • Page 151: K-act Abs Indicator Light

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • to be applied. ABS does not function The light does not go on when the at the speed of approx. 5 km/h (3.1 ignition switch is turned on. • mph) or below. The light remains lit after the motor- ○...
  • Page 152 5 km/h (3.1 mph) or below, you should have K-ACT checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. ○ When the K-ACT ABS indicator light is blinking, the K-ACT ABS has been in the low voltage mode (the battery voltage decreases).
  • Page 153: Stopping The Engine

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Stopping the Engine the engine to stop automatically and • the warning light to blink when the Close the throttle completely. • motorcycle falls down. After righting Shift the transmission into neutral. • Turn the key knob to “OFF”. the motorcycle, first turn the key knob to “OFF”...
  • Page 154: Stopping The Motorcycle In An Emergency

    In an emergency situation such as throttle failure, your vehicle may be Emergency stopped by applying the brakes and Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been disengaging the clutch. Once this stop- designed and manufactured to provide ping procedure is initiated, the engine you optimum safety and convenience.
  • Page 155: Parking

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Parking WARNING WARNING The engine and exhaust system get extremely hot during normal Operating or parking the vehicle operation and can cause serious near flammable materials can burns. cause a fire, and can result in Never touch a hot engine, ex- property damage or severe per- haust pipe, or muffler during op-...
  • Page 156: Catalytic Converter

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • If parking inside a garage or other Catalytic Converter structure, be sure it is well ventilated This motorcycle is equipped with a and the motorcycle is not close to catalytic converter in the exhaust sys- any source of flame or sparks;...
  • Page 157 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Use only unleaded gasoline. Never WARNING use leaded gasoline. Leaded gaso- line significantly reduces the capabil- Operating or parking the vehicle ity of the catalytic converter. near flammable materials can • Do not operate the vehicle with the cause a fire, and can result in engine or any one cylinder misfiring.
  • Page 158: Kawasaki Traction Control (ktrc)

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Kawasaki TRaction Control Some conditions may cause the KTRC to automatically turn off. The (KTRC) function can be activated again by The KTRC calculates the slip level of turning the key knob of the OFF posi-...
  • Page 159: Ktrc Indicator Light

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE When getting out of a slippery road WARNING while the KTRC is operating, close the throttle first, and then open it again. Releasing the throttle grip without disen- gaging the clutch on a slippery road sur- KTRC Indicator Light face may cause the rear wheel to lock up, Operation -...
  • Page 160 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE indicator light stops blinking. Keep- ing the throttle opened in spite of the warning could cause motorcycle fail- ure. A. KTRC Indicator Light B. Multifunction Meter C. “KTRC WORKING” Message NOTE ○ When the rider purposely operates A.
  • Page 161 5 km/h (3.1 mph) or below, KTRC Malfunction - you should have the KTRC checked When failure occurs in the KTRC by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. system, the KTRC indicator light goes ○ Remember that the KTRC does not...
  • Page 162: Ktrc Button

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE A. KTRC Indicator Light A. KTRC Button B. Warning Indicator Light C. K-ACT ABS Indicator Light To set the KTRC - • D. Multifunction Meter Depress the KTRC button on the left E. Warning Message “KTRC ERROR” handlebar for more than one second but less than three seconds to switch KTRC Button...
  • Page 163 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • The KTRC function is switched on and off once the button is released. NOTE ○ Depressing the KTRC button for more than three seconds will not af- fect the KTRC mode. After operating the KTRC button, check the KTRC indicator light to verify that the KTRC function has been switched to the desired position.
  • Page 164: Safe Operation

    SAFE OPERATION SAFE OPERATION Safe Riding Technique The points given below are applicable for everyday motorcycle use and should be carefully observed for safe and effective vehicle operation. For safety, eye protection and a When riding always keep both helmet are strongly recommended. hands on the handlebars and both You should be aware of and verify feet on the footpegs.
  • Page 165 SAFE OPERATION In general your actions should be In wet conditions, rely more on the smooth as sudden acceleration, throttle to control vehicle speed and braking or turning may cause loss less on the front and rear brakes. of control, especially when riding in The throttle should also be used ju- wet conditions or on loose roadway diciously to avoid skidding the rear...
  • Page 166 SAFE OPERATION Do not downshift at too high an r/min (rpm) to avoid damage to the engine from overrevving. Avoiding unnecessary weaving is important to the safety of both the rider and other motorists.
  • Page 167: Daily Checks

    SAFE OPERATION 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 motor- cycle to a safe operating condition.
  • Page 168 SAFE OPERATION Front 290 kPa (2.90 kgf/cm², 42 psi) 290 kPa (2.90 kgf/cm², 42 psi) Rear Install the air valve cap. Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners Check that steering and suspension components, axles, and all controls are properly tightened or fastened. Steering ...... Action smooth but not loose from lock to lock. No binding of control cables.
  • Page 169: Additional Considerations For High Speed Operation

    SAFE OPERATION Additional Considerations for High Speed Operation Brakes: The importance of the brakes, especially during high speed operation, cannot be overemphasized. Check to see that they are correctly adjusted and func- tioning properly. Steering: Looseness in the steering can cause loss of control. Check to see that the handlebar turns freely but has no play.
  • Page 170 SAFE OPERATION WARNING Handling characteristics of a motorcycle at high speeds may vary from those you are familiar with at legal highway speeds. Do not attempt high speed operation unless you have received sufficient training and have the required skills.
  • Page 171: 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 172: Periodic Maintenance Chart

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Periodic Maintenance Chart 1. Periodic Inspection (Engine Related Items) Frequency Whichever comes first *Odometer Reading km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) See Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Engine Items) Valve clearance Every 42 000 km (26 000 mile) - inspect Throttle control...
  • Page 173 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes first *Odometer Reading km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) See Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Engine Items) Fuel leak (fuel • • • • – hose and pipe) - year inspect •...
  • Page 174 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes first *Odometer Reading km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) See Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Engine Items) Radiator hoses • • • • installation con- year dition - inspect Air suction sys- •...
  • Page 175 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 2. Periodic Inspection (Chassis Related Items) Frequency Whichever comes first *Odometer Reading km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) See Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) Clutch and drive train: Clutch operation (play, engage- •...
  • Page 176 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes first *Odometer Reading km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) See Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) Clutch hose in- • • • • • • • –...
  • Page 177 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes first *Odometer Reading km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) See Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) Wheel bearings • • • – damage - in- year spect Brake system: •...
  • Page 178 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes first *Odometer Reading km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) See Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) Brake operation • • • • • • • (effectiveness, year play, drag) - in- spect...
  • Page 179 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes first *Odometer Reading km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) See Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) Uni-trak rocker • • • – arm operation - inspect Uni-trak tie rods •...
  • Page 180 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes first *Odometer Reading km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) See Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) • • • Headlight aiming year - inspect Side stand •...
  • Page 181 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 3. Periodic Replacement Frequency Whichever comes first *Odometer Reading km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) See Page Every (0.6) (7.5) (15) (22.5) (30) Change/Replacement Items Air cleaner element # - replace every 18 000 km (11 250 mile) •...
  • Page 182 • Final gear case oil - change K: Should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. *: For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here. #: Service more frequently when operating in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy,...
  • Page 183: Engine Oil

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Oil Level Inspection Engine Oil • If the oil has just been changed, start In order for the engine, transmission, the engine and run it for several mi- and clutch to function properly, main- nutes at idle speed. This fills the oil tain the engine oil at the proper level, filter with oil.
  • Page 184 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE If the engine oil gets extremely low or if the oil pump does not function properly or oil passages are clogged, the oil pressure warning indicator light will go on. If it stays on when the engine speed is above idle, stop the en- gine immediately and have it serviced.
  • Page 185 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Oil Pressure Warning Indicator Light A. Engine Oil Drain Bolt Oil and/or Oil Filter Change • To change the engine oil and replace oil filter, the engine oil drain bolt and oil filter must be removed. The oil change and oil filter replacement should be done by an authorized Ka- wasaki dealer.
  • Page 186 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Tightening Torque Engine Oil Drain Bolt: 30 N·m (3.1 kgf·m, 22 ft·lb) Oil Filter: 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 Viscosity: SAE 10W-40 A.
  • Page 187: Final Gear Case Oil

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE Final Gear Case Oil ○ In order for the pinion and ring gears Do not add any chemical additive to in the final gear case to function prop- the oil. Oils fulfilling the above re- erly, check the oil level, and change quirements are fully formulated and the oil in accordance with the Periodic provide adequate lubrication for both...
  • Page 188 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Oil Level Inspection Check the oil level. If it is low, add oil • Use the center stand by holding the as necessary. The oil level should motorcycle vertical on level ground. come to the bottom of the filler open- •...
  • Page 189 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Oil Change NOTE ○ Final gear case oil drains easily and picks up any sediment when the oil is warmed up by running the motor- cycle. • Put the motorcycle on its side stand. • Place an oil pan beneath the gear case.
  • Page 190 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • After the oil has completely drained Install the filler cap. out, install the drain bolt and a new gasket. • With the motorcycle held vertical on level ground, fill the gear case up to the top thread of the filler opening with the oil specified below without turning the rear tire.
  • Page 191: Cooling System

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Cooling System NOTICE Radiator and Cooling Fan - Check the radiator fins for obstruc- Using high-pressure water, as tion by insects or mud. Clean off any from a car wash facility, could obstructions with a stream of low-pres- damage the radiator fins and im- sure water.
  • Page 192 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Coolant - the coolant passages, and consider- Coolant absorbs excessive heat from ably reduce the efficiency of the cool- the engine and transfers it to the air at ing system. the radiator. If the coolant level be- WARNING comes low, the engine overheats and may suffer severe damage.
  • Page 193 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT freezing point and strength directed on NOTICE the container. If hard water is used in the sys- NOTICE tem, it causes scale accumula- tion in the water passages, and Permanent types of antifreeze on considerably reduces the effi- the market have anti-corrosion ciency of the cooling system.
  • Page 194 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Coolant Level Inspection NOTE • ○ Position the motorcycle so that it is Check the level when the engine is perpendicular to the ground. • cold (room or atmospheric tempera- Check the coolant level through the ture). coolant level gauge on the reserve •...
  • Page 195 Install the removed parts. A. Reserve Tank Cap Coolant Change Have the coolant changed by an au- NOTE thorized Kawasaki dealer. ○ In an emergency you can add water alone to the coolant reserve tank, however it must be returned to the...
  • Page 196: Spark Plugs

    The standard spark plug is shown in the table. The spark plugs should be replaced in accordance with the Peri- odic Maintenance Chart. Spark plug removal should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Spark Plug Standard NGK CR9EIA-9 Plug 0.8 ~ 0.9 mm...
  • Page 197: Valve Clearance

    Inspection and adjustment should be flow only from the air cleaner into the carried out by an authorized Kawasaki exhaust port. Any air that has passed dealer. the air suction valve is prevented from...
  • Page 198: Air Cleaner

    NOTICE Use only the recommended air cleaner element (Kawasaki part number 11013-0014). Using the any other air cleaner element will wear the engine prematurely or lower the engine performance.
  • Page 199 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Air Cleaner Element Removal Open the storage case lid. • • Remove the fuel tank front cover by Remove the inner cover by removing removing the bolts. the bolts and quick rivet. A. Bolts A. Bolts B.
  • Page 200 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Remove the bolts and quick rivets. Remove the bracket by removing the • Pull the rear part of the rear middle bolts. fairing slowly to detach the projec- tion, and then pull the rear middle fairing backward to detach the tabs.
  • Page 201 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Remove the air cleaner element cov- Pull out the air cleaner element. er by removing the bolts. A. Air Cleaner Element A. Bolts B. Air Cleaner Element Cover WARNING If dirt or dust is allowed to pass through into the fuel injection system, the throttle may stick or become inoperable resulting in a...
  • Page 202 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Install the air cleaner element cover NOTICE so that arrow mark faces upward. If dirt gets through into the en- gine, excessive engine wear and possibly engine damage will oc- cur. Air Cleaner Element Installation Element and the removed parts in- stallation is performed in the reverse order of removal, and make sure that the lead does not pinch with any parts.
  • Page 203 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT into the hook of the front middle fair- NOTE ○ ing. The inner cover and the rear middle fairing use the quick rivets. The quick rivets can be removed by pushing the central pin into the quick rivets, and when installing them, pull the central pin fully up first, and then push into the central pin after insert-...
  • Page 204 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Quick Rivet Removal Quick Rivet Installation A. Quick Rivet A. Quick Rivet B. Central Pin B. Central Pin C. Push in. C. Pull up fully. D. Push in. Oil Draining • Inspect the transparent reservoir lo- cated under the left side of the en- gine to see if any oil has run down by removing the rear middle firing (see Air Cleaner Element Removal).
  • Page 205: Throttle Control System

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Throttle Control System Check the throttle grip play each day before riding the motorcycle, and in ac- cordance with the Periodic Mainte- nance Chart. Adjust it if necessary. Throttle Grip - The throttle grip controls the butterfly valves in the throttle body.
  • Page 206 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn out the decelerator cable ad- juster until there is no play when the throttle grip is completely closed. Tighten the locknut against the ad- juster. A. Throttle Grip B. Throttle Grip Play Throttle Grip Play 2 ~ 3 mm (0.08 ~ 0.12 in.) •...
  • Page 207 Follow done by an authorized Kawasaki the service manual to make sure dealer. to correct any of these condi- •...
  • Page 208: Engine Vacuum Synchronization

    Peri- cally in accordance with the Periodic odic Maintenance Chart or whenever Maintenance Chart by an authorized the idle speed is disturbed. Kawasaki dealer. Adjustment • NOTE Start the engine, and warm it up thor- ○...
  • Page 209 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT correct any of these conditions be- fore riding. WARNING Operation with damaged cables could result in an unsafe riding condition. Replace damaged con- trol cables before operation. A. Idle Adjusting Screw • Open and close the throttle a few times to make sure that the idle speed does not change.
  • Page 210: Clutch

    Kawasaki dealer. A. Upper Level Line B. Lower Level Line C. Clutch Fluid Reservoir...
  • Page 211: Brakes

    1 mm (0.04 in.), replace both pads in the caliper as a set. Pad replace- ment should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Lining Thickness B. 1 mm (0.04 in.)
  • Page 212 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Disc Brake Fluid - Fluid Level Inspection • In accordance with the Periodic With the brake fluid reservoirs held Maintenance Chart, inspect the brake horizontal, the brake fluid level must fluid level in both the front and rear be kept between the upper and lower brake fluid reservoirs and change the level lines.
  • Page 213 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Mixing brands and types of brake fluid can reduce the brake sys- tem’s effectiveness and cause an accident resulting in injury or death. Do not mix two brands of brake fluid. Change the brake flu- id in the brake line completely if the brake fluid must be refilled but the type and brand of the A.
  • Page 214 B. Cap checked immediately by an au- C. Clockwise D. 1/6 turn thorized Kawasaki dealer. Fluid Change Have the brake fluid changed by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Front and Rear Brakes - Disc and disc pad wear is automati- cally compensated for and has no ef- fect on the brake lever or pedal action.
  • Page 215: Brake Light Switches

    • 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. A. Brake Pedal B. 10 mm (0.39 in.) • If the light does not go on, adjust the rear brake light switch.
  • Page 216 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Adjustment NOTICE • To adjust the rear brake light switch, move the switch up or down by turn- To avoid damaging the electrical ing the adjusting nut. connections inside the switch, be sure that the switch body does not turn during adjustment.
  • Page 217: Front Fork

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Front Fork If any doubt about the front fork, it should be done by an authorized Ka- The front fork operation and oil leak- wasaki dealer. age should be checked in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart. Front Fork Inspection •...
  • Page 218 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT riding, but they should be increased for Spring Preload Adjustment • high speed riding or riding on rough Turn the spring preload adjusters in- roads. to the nut to increase spring force and out to decrease spring force us- ing the wrench.
  • Page 219 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Adjusting Range The standard setting positions of the spring preload adjuster, and rebound 4 ~ 19 mm (0.16 ~ 0.75 in.) damping force adjuster for an average- build rider of 68 kg (150 lb) with no Rebound Damping Force Adjustment •...
  • Page 220: Rear Shock Absorber

    Rear Shock Absorber If any doubt about the rear shock ab- sorber, it should be done by an au- The rear shock absorber operation thorized Kawasaki dealer. and oil leakage should be checked in accordance with the Periodic Mainte- nance Chart.
  • Page 221 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Spring Preload Adjustment NOTICE • Turn the adjuster in or out to the de- sired position. Do not force to turn the rebound • Turning the adjuster clockwise in- damping force adjuster from the creases the spring preload, and turn- fully seated position or the ad- ing it counterclockwise decreases justing mechanism may be dam-...
  • Page 222 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rebound Damping Force Adjustment The standard setting position of the The rebound damping force adjuster spring preload adjuster and rebound is located at the lower end of the rear damping force adjuster for an average- shock absorber. build rider of 68 kg (150 lb) with no passenger and no accessories is as follows:...
  • Page 223: Wheels

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Wheels Tubeless tires are installed on the wheels of this motorcycle. The indica- tions of TUBELESS on the tire side wall and the rim show that the tire and rim are specially designed for tubeless use. A. TUBELESS Mark The tire and rim form a leakproof unit by making airtight contacts at the tire chamfers and the rim flanges instead...
  • Page 224 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Tire Sealants WARNING Internal tire sealants or repair prod- ucts can cause damage to the tire Installing a tube inside a tube- pressure sensor(s) and should not be less-type tire can create exces- used. sive heat build up that can damage the tube and cause rapid Tires - deflation.
  • Page 225 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE ○ Measure the tire pressure when the tires are cold (that is, when the mo- torcycle has not been ridden more than a mile during the past 3 hours). ○ Tire pressure is affected by changes in ambient temperature and altitude, and so the tire pressure should be checked and adjusted when your rid-...
  • Page 226 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.) • In accordance with the Periodic Under 130 km/h Maintenance Chart, measure the 2 mm (0.08 in.) (80 mph) depth of the tread with a depth...
  • Page 227 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ○ When operating on public roadways, WARNING keep maximum speed under traffic law limits. Tires that have been punctured and repaired do not have the Standard Tire (Tubeless) same capabilities as undamaged Make, Type: tires and can suddenly fail, caus- BRIDGESTONE, ing an accident resulting in seri- BATTLAX BT021F U...
  • Page 228: Battery

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Battery WARNING The battery installed in this motor- cycle is a sealed type, so it is not nec- Mixing tire brands and types can essary to check the battery electrolyte adversely affect handling and level or add distilled water. cause an accident resulting in in- The sealing strip should not be jury or death.
  • Page 229 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT temperature. As temperatures rise, so Current Drain does the discharge rate. Every 15°C Days from Days from (59°F) doubles the rate. 100% 100% Electrical accessories, such as digi- Discharging charged to charged to tal clocks and computer memory, also Ampere 50% dis- 100% dis-...
  • Page 230 12.6 volts, the battery should be Battery Mate 150-9 charged using an appropriate charger OptiMate 4 (check with your Kawasaki dealer). If Yuasa MB-2040/2060 you will not be using the motorcycle for Christie C10122S longer than two weeks, the battery...
  • Page 231 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT If the above chargers are not avail- NOTICE able, use equivalent one. For more details, ask your Kawasaki Never remove the sealing strip, dealer. or the battery can be damaged. Do not install a conventional bat- Battery Charging - •...
  • Page 232 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Battery Removal Remove the battery cover by remov- • Remove the bolt. ing the bolts. • Remove the sub side cover by pull- ing out it to detach the projecton. A. Bolts B. Battery Cover A. Bolt B.
  • Page 233 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Remove the battery (–) cable and NOTICE frame ground cable by removing the bolt. Be careful not to drop the battery • Pull the battery holder a little, and re- from the motorcycle when pulling move the battery (+) cable from the out it.
  • Page 234 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Detach the hook, and separate the Battery Installation cover and holder. Battery and the removed parts instal- • Remove the battery (–) cable from lation is performed in the reverse order the battery. of removal, and make sure that the lead or cable does not pinch with any parts.
  • Page 235 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • First, install the battery (+) cable from NOTICE the battery, and then install the bat- tery (–) cable from the frame. Installing the (–) cable to the (+) terminal of the battery or the (+) cable to the (–) terminal of the battery can cause seriously dam- age to the electrical system.
  • Page 236 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Insert the projections on the battery Insert the tabs on the sub side cover cover into the holes of the battery into the under of the rear middle fair- holder. ing, and insert the projection on the sub side cover into the hole on the battery cover.
  • Page 237: Headlight Beam

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Headlight Beam Turn the vertical adjuster in or out to adjust the headlight vertically. Horizontal Adjustment The headlight beam is adjustable horizontally. If not properly adjusted horizontally, the beam will point to one side rather than straight ahead. •...
  • Page 238: Fuses

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Fuses NOTICE Fuses are arranged in the fuse When handling the quartz-halo- boxes located under the seat. The gen bulbs, never touch the glass main fuse is located at the battery com- portion with bare hands. Always partment.
  • Page 239 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Main Fuse A. Normal B. Failed WARNING Substituting fuses can cause wir- ing to overheat, catch fire and/or fail. Do not use any substitute for the standard fuse. Replace the blown fuse with a new one of the correct capacity, as specified on the fuse boxes and main fuse.
  • Page 240: General Lubrication

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • General Lubrication Front Brake Lever • Rear Brake Pedal Lubricate the points shown below, with either motor oil or regular grease, Lubricate the following cables with in accordance with the Periodic Main- a pressure cable luber - tenance Chart or whenever the vehicle •...
  • Page 241: Cleaning Your Motorcycle

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT (K): Should be serviced by an author- Cleaning Your Motorcycle ized Kawasaki dealer. General Precautions Frequent and proper care of your Ka- NOTE wasaki motorcycle will enhance its ap- ○ pearance, optimize overall After connecting the cables, adjust performance, and extend its useful life.
  • Page 242 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Be sure the engine and exhaust are WARNING cool before washing. • Avoid applying degreaser to seals, Build-up of debris or flammable brake pads, and tires. material in and around the ve- • Avoid all harsh chemicals, solvents, hicle chassis, engine, and ex- detergents, and household cleaning haust...
  • Page 243 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Avoid spraying water in delicate If the boot is damaged, replace it areas such as in air intakes, fuel sys- with a new one. If the boot is not tem, brake components, electrical positioned in the groove correctly, re- components, electrical socket, muf- place it in the correct position.
  • Page 244 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Mix a mild neutral detergent (de- brakes and restores them to normal signed for motorcycles or automo- operating performance. biles) and water in a bucket. Use a NOTE soft cloth or sponge to wash your ○ motorcycle.
  • Page 245 • If any doubt, consult an authorized or other harsh chemicals. If a Kawasaki dealer. plastic part comes in contact with any harsh chemical substance, Windshield and Other Plastic Parts wash it off immediately with After washing use a soft cloth to gen- water and a mild neutral deter- tly dry plastic parts.
  • Page 246 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chrome/aluminum polish. Coated alu- WARNING minum should be washed with a mild neutral detergent and finished with a Rubber protectants can be slip- spray polish. Aluminum wheels, both pery and, if used on the tread painted and unpainted can be cleaned area, cause loss of traction re- with special non-acid based wheel sulting in accident causing injury...
  • Page 247: Storage

    STORAGE STORAGE Preparation for Storage • Clean the entire vehicle thoroughly. • Run the engine for about five minutes to warm the oil, shut it off, and drain the en- gine oil. WARNING Engine oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of used oil properly. Contact your local authorities for approved disposal methods or possible recycling.
  • Page 248 STORAGE • Empty the fuel system by running the engine at idle speed until the engine stalls (If left in for a long time, the fuel will break down and could clog the fuel system.). • Reduce tire pressure by about 20%. •...
  • Page 249: 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...
  • Page 250: Location Of Labels

    LOCATION OF LABELS 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 251 LOCATION OF LABELS 3. Tire and Load Data 4. Unleaded Gasoline 5. Brake Fluid (Rear)
  • Page 252 LOCATION OF LABELS 6. Saddlebag Lock Notice 7. Rear Carrier Notice 8. FOB Storage Notice...
  • Page 253 LOCATION OF LABELS 9. Battery poison/Danger 10. Radiator Cap Danger 11. Rear Carrier Notice (attached inside of the bag)
  • Page 254 LOCATION OF LABELS 1. Read Owner's Manual 2. Tire Pressure, see page 224 3. Front tire size and manufacture, see page 226 4. Rear tire size and manufacture, see page 226 5. Maximum load, see page 20...
  • Page 255 LOCATION OF LABELS 1. Read Owner's Manual 2. Unleaded gasoline, see page 118 3. Research Octane Number (RON) 95, see page 118...
  • Page 256 LOCATION OF LABELS 1. Warning 2. Read Owner's Manual 3. Saddlebag lock check, see page 128...
  • Page 257 LOCATION OF LABELS 7)/11) 1. Warning 1. Read Owner's Manual 2. Read Owner's Manual 2. Do not storage FOB, see page 132 3. Rear carrier, see page 133...
  • Page 258 LOCATION OF LABELS...

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