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ENGLISH Motorcycle Owner's Manual Original instructions...
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.
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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 SPECIFICATIONS ........ 10 Engine Stop Switch ....... 40 LOCATION OF PARTS ......13 Starter Button ......... 40 LOADING AND ACCESSORIES IN- Meter Unit Switch ......40 FORMATION ........16 Brake Lever and Clutch Lever Adjust- GENERAL INFORMATION ....19 ers ..........
Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-brak- Kawasaki Clean Air System ....110 ing Technology (K-ACT) - Anti-lock Air Cleaner ......... 111 Brake System (ABS) ...... 66 Throttle Control System .....113 K-ACT ABS Indicator Light: ... 69 Idle Speed ..........115 Stopping the Engine ......70 Clutch ..........118...
SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS PERFORMANCE Maximum Horsepower 55 kW (75 PS) @5 000 r/min (rpm) Maximum Torque 135 N·m (13.8 kgf·m, 100 ft·lb) @2 750 r/min (rpm) DIMENSIONS Overall Length 2 500 mm (98.43 in.) Overall Width 1 025 mm (40.35 in.) Overall Height 1 155 mm (45.47 in.) Wheelbase...
SPECIFICATIONS Ignition Timing 0° BTDC @950 r/min (rpm) ~ (Electronically advanced) 44° BTDC @3 000 r/min (rpm) Spark Plugs NGK ILZKAR7B11 Lubrication System Forced lubrication (semi-dry sump) Engine Oil: Type API SG, SH, SJ, SL or SM with JASO MA, MA1 or Viscosity SAE 10W-40 5.0 L (5.3 US qt)
12 V 60/55 W Tail/Brake Light Even if one of LED (Light Emitting Diode) tail/brake lights dose not go on, consult with an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Specifications are subject to change without notice, and may not apply to every country.
LOCATION OF PARTS LOCATION OF PARTS 1. Clutch Lever 8. Left Handlebar Switches 2. Clutch Lever Adjuster 9. Ignition Switch/Steering Lock 3. Clutch Fluid Reservoir 10. Meter Instruments 4. Front Brake Fluid Reservoir 11. Fuel Tank Cap 5. Brake Lever Adjuster 12.
LOCATION OF PARTS 13. Headlight 19. Tail/Brake Light 25. Side Stand 14. Turn Signal Lights 20. Licence Plate Light 26. Coolant Reserve Tank 15. Air Cleaner Element 21. Front Fork 27. Drive Belt 16. Fuse Box 22. Brake Disc 17. Battery 23.
LOCATION OF PARTS 28. Passenger’s Seat 32. Spark Plugs 36. Rear Brake Light Switch 29. Helmet Hook 33. Fuel Tank Cap 37. Rear Brake Pedal 30. Tool Kit 34. Fuel Tank 38. Rear Brake Fluid Reser- 31. Rider’s Seat 35. Mufflers voir...
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.
LOADING AND ACCESSORIES INFORMATION prepared to assist you in making your Baggage weight should also be dis- determinations. tributed equally on both sides of the Any passenger should be thor- motorcycle. Avoid carrying baggage oughly familiar with motorcycle op- that extends beyond the rear of the eration.
Kawasaki cannot assume re- 7. Weight attached to the handlebar or front fork will increase the mass of sponsibility for the results of such the steering assembly and can re- unintended use of the motorcycle.
GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Meter Instruments A. Multifunction Meter B. K-ACT ABS Indicator Light C. Speedometer D. Fuel Level Warning Indica- tor Light E. Left Turn Signal Indicator Light F. Neutral Indicator Light G. Right Turn Signal Indicator Light H. High Beam Indicator Light I.
GENERAL INFORMATION “Push S button” means to push the Multifunction Meter knob. The multifunction meter displays the “Push the MODE-A switch” means to following functions: fuel gauge, oil push the knob to the left. pressure warning symbol, coolant tem- “Push the MODE-B switch” means to perature warning symbol, fuel injection push the knob to the right.
GENERAL INFORMATION Pushing the “MODE-A” switch shifts the display in the lower digital meter through the following three modes: clock, average mileage and cruising range. A. Fuel Gauge A. Clock B. Warning Symbols Indicator B. Average Mileage C. Odometer/Trip Meters (TRIP A, TRIP B) C.
GENERAL INFORMATION Pushing the “MODE-B” switch shifts Fuel Gauge- the display in the upper digital meter The fuel in the fuel tank is shown by through the following three modes: od- the number of segments displayed. ometer, trip meter A and trip meter B. When the fuel tank is full, all the seg- ments are displayed.
GENERAL INFORMATION • The ODO shows the total distance in kilometers (km) or miles (mile) that the motorcycle has run. This meter cannot be reset. A. Fuel Level Warning Indication Light B. Flash Odometer (ODO)- • Push the “MODE-B” switch to dis- play the ODO.
GENERAL INFORMATION • ○ Push the “MODE-B” switch to dis- The measurement unit of the odome- ter can be changed by referring to play the TRIP A or TRIP B. the “Setting Menu” in this section. Trip Meters (TRIP A, TRIP B) – •...
GENERAL INFORMATION the motorcycle is operated. The me- Gear Position Indicator- ter counts until it is reset. The gear position indicator shows the corresponding gear position where NOTE the transmission is shifted. ○ The data are maintained by the back-up power even if the ignition key is turned to “OFF”.
GENERAL INFORMATION Clock - NOTE ○ The hour adjusting mode and minute The data are maintained by backup adjusting mode can be shifted by refer- power even if the ignition key is ring to the “Setting Menu” in this sec- turned off.
GENERAL INFORMATION • • Push the “MODE-A” switch to dis- When the fuel warning message play the cruising range. "FUEL" flashes in the upper digital meter, the cruising range value also flashes "—". A. “—” Flashes B. “FUEL” Flashes NOTE ○...
GENERAL INFORMATION ○ The display range for cruising range NOTE ○ is 0 ~ 999. Push the “S” button for more than two seconds to return to the stand- Setting Menu • ard display. Push the “S” button for more than two seconds.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Pushing the “MODE-A” switch to dis- NOTE ○ play the hour adjusting mode. When Pushing the “MODE-B” switch mo- only the hour display flashes, push- mentarily advances the hour or mi- ing the “MODE-B” switch to advance nute in steps.
GENERAL INFORMATION TRIP TRIP AVERAGE ODO RANGE km/L L/100 km mpg USA mile mile mile mile A. km/L B. L/100 km mpg UK mile mile mile mile C. mpg USA D. mpg UK Idle Speed Adjust- E. Push the “MODE-B” Switch Refer to the Idle Speed for detailed information.
ABS fails, the conventional brake sys- tem will still work normally. For more detailed information about K-ACT ABS, see the Kawasaki Ad- vanced Coactive-braking Technology (K-ACT) Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) section in the How to Ride the Motor-...
ABS func- symbol is displayed, have its cause tions. The ignition switch is turned off checked by an authorized Kawasaki to recover the K-ACT system. At this dealer. Refer to the “Warning Symbols” time, the battery must be in the nor- in this section for more detailed infor- mal condition.
GENERAL INFORMATION Warning Symbols - : The warning indicator light in the : The warning indicator light in the speedometer and the coolant tempera- speedometer and the oil pressure ture warning symbol ( ) in the LCD warning symbol ( ) in the LCD digi- digital meter go on whenever the igni- tion key is turned to “ON”...
GENERAL INFORMATION Keys Ignition Switch/Steering Lock This motorcycle has a combination This is a four-position, key-operated key, which is used for the ignition switch. The key can be removed from switch/steering lock, seat lock and fuel the switch in three position (LOCK, tank cap.
GENERAL INFORMATION Steering locked. Engine off. All LOCK electrical circuits off. Engine off. All electrical circuits off. Engine off. Accessory connec- tor, hazard light equipment can be used. Engine on. All electrical equip- ment can be used. A. Ignition Switch NOTE B.
GENERAL INFORMATION Left Handlebar Switches A. Dimmer Switch B. Turn Signal Switch C. Horn Button Dimmer Switch High or low beam can be selected with the dimmer switch. When the headlight is on high beam ( ), the high beam indicator light goes on. High beam..( Low beam..(...
GENERAL INFORMATION Turn Signal Switch Right Handlebar Switches When the turn signal switch is pushed to the left ( ) or right ), the corresponding turn signals flash on and off. When the turn signal is on the left ) or right ( ), the left turn sig- nal indicator light and right turn signal indicator light is flash.
GENERAL INFORMATION the turn signals and turn signal indica- NOTE ○ tor lights will flash on and off. Although the engine stop switch stops the engine, it does not turn off NOTICE all the electrical circuits. Ordinarily, Be careful not to use the hazard the ignition switch should be used to lights for more than 30 minutes, stop the engine.
GENERAL INFORMATION Brake Lever and Clutch Lever Adjusters The distance between the lever and grip can be adjusted by the adjusters of the brake lever and clutch lever. Push the lever forward and turn the ad- juster so that the projection of the lever aligns with the wider groove on the out- er edge of the adjuster.
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.
GENERAL INFORMATION equal to or higher than that shown in * E10 means fuel containing up to the table. 10% ethanol as specified by European directive. Fuel Type Unleaded Gasoline Filling the Tank: Ethanol Avoid filling the tank in the rain or E10 or less Content where heavy dust is blowing so that...
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE WARNING Certain ingredients in gasoline Gasoline is extremely flammable may cause paint fading or dam- and can be explosive under cer- age. Be extra careful not to spill tain conditions, creating the po- fuel during refueling. tential for serious burns. Turn the ignition switch to “OFF”.
GENERAL INFORMATION • (Fuel Tank Cap) To close the fuel tank cap, fit the hol- • To open the fuel tank cap, slide the low of the fuel tank on the projection key hole cover. Insert the ignition key of the fuel tank cap and push it down into the fuel tank cap and turn the with the key inserted.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Stand ○ The motorcycle is equipped with a The fuel tank cap cannot be closed side stand. without the key inserted, and the key cannot be removed unless the cap is locked properly. ○ Do not push on the key to close the cap or the cap cannot be locked.
GENERAL INFORMATION stand fully up before sitting on the mo- Seat torcycle. Passenger’s Seat Removal • Insert the ignition key into the seat NOTE lock. ○ • The motorcycle is equipped with a Turn the ignition key clockwise, and side stand switch. This switch is de- the passenger’s seat is lifted.
GENERAL INFORMATION • • Pull up the passenger’s seat to the Pull up the rear of the rider's seat to front. clear the hold portions, and then pull the seat to the rear. A. Passenger’s Seat B. Front A. Rider’s Seat B.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push down the front part of the pas- senger's seat until the lock clicks. A. Tab B. Holder C. Holes D. Projections A. Tab B. Holder Passenger’s Seat Installation C. Projections • D. Holes Insert the tab on the rear of the pas- •...
GENERAL INFORMATION Tool Kit Helmet Hook The tool kit is located under the rid- Helmet can be secured to the motor- er's seat. cycle using the helmet hook. The hel- The kit contains tools that can be hook located under helpful in making roadside repairs, ad- passenger's seat.
GENERAL INFORMATION Electric Accessory Connectors WARNING The electric power of the battery can be used through the electric accessory Riding with a helmet attached to connectors. the hook could cause an accident • Electrical connectors are located in by distracting the operator or in- the headlight and under the rider’s terfering with normal vehicle op- seat.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Accessory Connectors (In Headlight ) A. Accessory Connectors (Under Rider's Seat) Observe and follow the notes listed below. NOTICE Accessory Connectors (Under Rider's Seat) If using an accessory in the sock- et, unless it has a waterproof con- Polarity Wire Color nection...
When using the electric accessory WARNING connectors, the electric accessory connection to the connectors should Take care not to pinch any wire be done by an authorized Kawasaki between the seat and the frame dealer. or between other parts to avoid a short circuit.
BREAK-IN BREAK-IN The first 1 600 km (1 000 mi) 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.
During break-in, avoid sudden and maximum braking and acceleration, and hard cornering. In addition to the above, at 1 000 km (600 mi) it is extremely important that the owner has the initial maintenance service performed by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Starting the Engine NOTICE • Check that the engine stop switch is This motorcycle has ETV (Elec- in the position. tronic Throttle Valve) system. After the ignition switch is turned off, the throttle valve opens and closes for about 6 seconds.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Turn the ignition key to ON. After righting the motorcycle, first • turn the ignition key to ”OFF” and Make sure the transmission is in then back to ”ON” before starting the neutral. engine. •...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE designed so that the engine does not NOTICE start if the transmission is in gear and the side stand is down. How- Do not let the engine idle longer ever, the engine can be started if the than five minutes, or engine over- clutch lever is pulled and the side heating and damage may occur.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Jump Starting Connecting Jumper Cables • Remove the battery case cover (see If your motorcycle battery is "run Battery section in the MAINTE- down," it should be removed and NANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chap- charged. If this is not practical, a 12 ter).
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Connect a jumper cable from the shock absorber mounting bolt or oth- positive (+) terminal of the booster er unpainted metal surface. Do not battery to the positive (+) terminal of use the negative (–) terminal of the the motorcycle battery.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • When starting the engine, make sure After the engine has started, discon- to follow the following procedure. nect the jumper cables. Disconnect • Turn on the ignition switch first, and the negative (−) cable from the mo- then turn it off.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Moving Off NOTE • ○ Check that the side stand is up. The motorcycle is equipped with a • Pull in the clutch lever. side stand switch. This switch is de- • Shift into 1st gear. signed so that the engine does not •...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Shifting Gears NOTE • ○ Close the throttle while pulling in the The transmission is equipped with a clutch lever. positive neutral finder. When the mo- • Shift into the next higher or lower torcycle is standing still, the trans- gear.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Vehicle speed when shifting Shifting up km/h (mph) Shifting down km/h (mph) 1st → 2nd 6th → 5th 20 (12) 45 (28) 2nd → 3rd 5th → 4th 30 (19) 40 (25) 3rd → 4th 4th →...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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- ○...
Shift the transmission into neutral. • Turn the ignition key to ”OFF”. should have K-ACT • checked by an authorized Kawasaki Support the motorcycle on a firm, dealer. level surface with the side stand. ○ • When the K-ACT ABS indicator light Lock the steering.
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 designed and manufactured to provide stopping procedure is initiated, the en- you optimum safety and convenience.
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-...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • If parking inside a garage or other Catalytic Converter structure, be sure it is well ventilated This vehicle is equipped with a cata- and the motorcycle is not close to lytic converter in the exhaust system. any source of flame or sparks;...
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.
If the service code is shown on the trolled to certain limit . The service co- meter, ask an authorized Kawasaki des shown on the meter are 11, 18, 49, dealer for repair. 58, 97, 98 and the display is as fol-...
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.
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...
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.
SAFE OPERATION Daily Checks Check the following items each day before you ride. The time required is mini- mal, 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.
SAFE OPERATION Up to 180 kg Load Front 200 kPa (2.00 kgf/cm², 28 psi) (397 lb) Up to 97.5 kg Load 250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm², 36 psi) (215 lb) Rear 97.5 ~ 180 kg Load 280 kPa (2.80 kgf/cm², 40 psi) (215 ~ 397 lb) Install the air valve cap.
SAFE OPERATION Additional Considerations for High Speed 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.
SAFE OPERATION Electrical Equipment: Make sure that the headlight, tail/brake light, turn signals, horn, etc., all work properly. Miscellaneous: Make sure that all nuts and bolts are tight and that all safety re- lated parts are in good condition.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Periodic Maintenance Chart 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, high speed, or frequent starting/stopping.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation (Engine Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Items) • • • • Fuel hoses damage – year - inspect Fuel hoses installa- •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation (Engine Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Items) • • • Air suction system damage - inspect •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 2. Periodic Inspection (Chassis Related Items) Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) Page Operation (Chas- Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) sis Items) Clutch and drive train: Clutch operation •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) Page Operation (Chas- Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) sis Items) Clutch hose instal- • • • • • • • –...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) Page Operation (Chas- Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) sis Items) Tire tread wear, • • • abnormal wear - inspect •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) Page Operation (Chas- Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) sis Items) Brake hose installa- • • • • • • • tion condition - year inspect...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) Page Operation (Chas- Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) sis Items) Suspensions: Front forks/rear shock absorber op- • • • – eration (damping and smooth stroke) - inspect...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) Page Operation (Chas- Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) sis Items) • Steering stem bear- – 2 years ings - lubricate Electrical system: •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) Page Operation (Chas- Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) sis Items) Chassis: • • • Chassis parts - year lubricate • •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 3. Periodic Replacement Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Every (0.6) (7.5) (15) (22.5) (30) Change/Replacement Items Air cleaner element - every 18 000 km (11 250 mile) replace # •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Every (0.6) (7.5) (15) (22.5) (30) Change/Replacement Items Brake or clutch fluid • • (front and rear) - 2 years change Rubber parts of master •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Because of the semi-dry sump lubri- Engine Oil cation system, the engine oil level indi- In order for the engine, transmission, cated on the dipstick will fluctuate and clutch to function properly, main- depending on the motorcycle's position tain the engine oil at the proper level, and engine speed when the engine is and change the oil and replace the oil...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • may be changed according to the fol- Check the engine oil level on the dip- lowing table. stick. The oil level should come up between the low and high level lines Air Temperature Idle Time (minutes)* on the dipstick.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT opening using a syringe or some oth- er suitable device. • If the oil level is too low, add the oil to reach the correct level. Use the same type and brand of oil that is al- ready in the engine.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Remove the engine oil drain bolts. WARNING Engine oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of used oil properly. Contact your local authorities for approved disposal methods or possible recycling. • Remove the oil filter and replace it with a new one.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • NOTE Apply a thin film of oil to the packing ○ and tighten the oil filter to the speci- If a torque wrench or required Kawa- fied torque. saki special tool is not available, this item should be serviced by a Kawa- saki dealer.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Fill the engine up to the upper level provide adequate lubrication for both line with a good quality engine oil the engine and the clutch. specified in the table. • Engine Oil Capacity Start the engine. •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Although 10W-40 engine oil is the Cooling System recommended oil for most conditions, Radiator and Cooling Fan - the oil viscosity may need to be Check the radiator fins for obstruc- changed to accommodate atmospheric tion by insects or mud. Clean off any conditions in your riding area.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Coolant - NOTICE Coolant absorbs excessive heat from the engine and transfers it to the air at Using high-pressure water, as the radiator. If the coolant level be- from a car wash facility, could comes low, the engine overheats and damage the radiator fins and im- may suffer severe damage.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT considerably reduce the efficiency of NOTICE the cooling system. If hard water is used in the sys- WARNING tem, it causes scale accumula- tion in the water passages, and Coolant containing corrosion in- considerably reduces the effi- hitors for alminum engines and ciency of the cooling system.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT freezing point and strength directed on Coolant Level Inspection • the container. Position the motorcycle so that it is perpendicular to the ground. • NOTICE Check the coolant level through the coolant level gauge on the reserve Permanent types of antifreeze on tank.
If coolant must be added often, or the reserve tank completely runs dry, there is probably leakage in the system. Have the cooling A. F (Full) Level Line system inspected by your author- B. L (Low) Level Line ized Kawasaki dealer. C. Reserve Tank...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Coolant Filling Remove the cap from the reserve • Unscrew the left side cover bolt. tank and add coolant through the fill- • Remove the left side cover by pulling er opening to the F (Full) level line. the upper part of the cover out slowly to detach the projections.
The standard spark plug is shown in Standard NGK ILZKAR7B11 the table. The spark plugs check and Plug replacement should be done by an au- 1.0 ~ 1.1 mm thorized Kawasaki dealer. Plug Gap (0.039 ~ 0.043 in.) 18 N·m Tightening Torque (1.8 kgf·m, 13 ft·lb) NOTE ○...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Valve Clearance Kawasaki Clean Air System Valve and valve seat wear is auto- The Kawasaki Clean Air System matically compensated for the valve (KCA) is a secondary air suction sys- clearance. So inspection and adjust- tem that helps the exhaust gases to ment of the valve clearance are not burn more completely.
NOTICE Use only the recommended air cleaner element (Kawasaki part number 11013-0031). Using the any other air cleaner element will wear the engine prematurely or lower the engine performance.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Element Removal Remove the air cleaner screw and • Remove the bolts of the air cleaner the air cleaner. If any part of the ele- cover located on the left-side of the ment is damaged, the element must engine.
Chart, and adjust it if necessary. through into the fuel injection Adjustment should be done by an system, the throttle may stick or authorized Kawasaki dealer. become inoperable resulting in a hazardous operating condition. Throttle Grip - The throttle grip controls the butterfly valves in the throttle body.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Inspection • WARNING Check that there is 2 ~ 3 mm (0.08 ~ 0.12 in.) throttle grip play when lightly Operation with improperly ad- turning the throttle grip back and justed, incorrectly routed, forth. damaged cables could result in an unsafe riding condition.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Idle Speed The idle speed adjustment should be performed in accordance with the Peri- odic Maintenance Chart or whenever the idle speed is disturbed. The follow- ing procedure covers the idle speed A. Clock Adjusting Mode adjustment. B.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • NOTE The idle speed goes up 50 r/min ○ (rpm) at one time by pushing the Without having the engine started, “MODE-A” switch, and goes down the idle speed adjusting mode is not 50 r/min (rpm) at one time by push- displayed.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • NOTE Open and close the throttle a few ○ times to make sure that the idle The initial setting idle speed is 950 r/ speed does not change. Readjust if min (rpm). ○ necessary. • The numerical values on the display With the engine idling, turn the han- show the difference between the ac- dlebar to each side.
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. NOTE ○ A. Lining Thickness As for the motorcycle equipped with B.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Fluid Requirement Fluid Level Inspection • Use heavy-duty brake fluid only from The brake fluid level in the front a container marked DOT4 . brake fluid reservoir must be kept above the line (lower level line) next NOTICE to the gauge and that in the rear brake fluid reservoir (located near...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • If the fluid level in either reservoir is lower than the lower level line, check for fluid leaks in the brake lines, and fill the reservoir to the upper level line. Inside the front brake fluid reser- voir is a stepped line showing the upper level line.
Fluid Change Have the brake fluid changed by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Front and Rear Brakes - A. Reservoir Disc and disc pad wear is automati- B. Cap cally compensated for and has no ef- C.
• defective. Have brake If it does not, ask an authorized Ka- checked immediately by an au- wasaki dealer to inspect the front thorized Kawasaki dealer. brake light switch.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Check the operation of the rear Adjustment • brake light switch by depressing the To adjust the rear brake light switch, brake pedal. The brake light should move the switch up or down by turn- go on after the proper pedal travel. ing the adjusting nut.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rear Shock Absorbers NOTICE The rear sock absorbers can be ad- To avoid damaging the electrical justed by changing the air pressure connections inside the switch, be and rebound damping force to suit vari- sure that the switch body does ous riding and loading conditions.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Air Pressure Adjustment Take off the air valve caps on the left and right shock absorbers. Air Pressure Setting Load Road Atmospheric Soft Light Good Pressure 290 kPa (3.0 Hard Heavy kg/cm², 43 psi) To adjust the air pressure NOTE ○...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT air leaks that occur when the gauge WARNING is applied to the valve. • Excessively high or low air pres- To lower the air pressure, push the sure can adversely affect han- valve core slightly. To raise the pres- dling, creating the potential for a sure, inject air through the valve with crash resulting in serious injury...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT force can be adjusted for different roads and loading conditions. The numbers on the adjuster show the set- ting position. The following table shows an exam- ple of damping force adjustment. To obtain stable handling and a suitable ride, adjust the damping force as indi- cated.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rebound Damping Force Adjustment Adjuster Position Damping Force Setting Load Road Speed Soft Light Good IIII Strong Hard Heavy High WARNING If both damping force adjusters are not adjusted equally, handling may be impaired and a hazardous condition may result.
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...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Tires - WARNING Payload and Tire Pressure Failure to maintain proper inflation Installing a tube inside a tube- pressures or observe payload limits for less-type tire can create exces- your tires may adversely affect han- sive heat build up that can dling and performance of your motor- damage the tube and cause rapid cycle and can result in loss of control.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Make sure that the air valve cap is and so the tire pressure should be securely installed. checked and adjusted when your rid- ing involves wide variations in tem- perature or altitude. Tire Air Pressure (when cold) Up to 180 kg 200 kPa (2.00 Front...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • In accordance with the Periodic Minimum Tread Depth Maintenance Chart, measure the 1 mm Front depth of the tread with a depth (0.04 in.) gauge, and replace any tire that has Up to 130 km/h 2 mm worn down to the minimum allowable tread depth.
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- Front...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Battery WARNING The battery installed in this vehicle is a sealed type, and the sealing strip New tires are slippery and may should not be removed at any time cause loss of control and injury. after the specified electrolyte has been A break-in period of 160 km (100 installed in the battery for initial serv- miles) is necessary to establish...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT temperature. As temperatures rise, so Current Drain does the discharge rate. Every 15°C Days from (59°F) doubles the rate. Discharg- Days from 100% 100 % Electrical accessories, such as digi- ing Am- Charged to 50% Charged to tal clocks and computer memory, also pere discharged...
12.6 volts, the battery should be Battery Mate 150-9 charged using an appropriate charger OptiMate 4 (check with a Kawasaki dealer). If you Yuasa MB-2040/2060 will not be using the motorcycle for lon- Christie C10122S ger than two weeks, the battery should...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT If the above chargers are not avail- NOTICE able, use equivalent one. For more details, ask a Kawasaki Never remove the sealing stirp, dealer. or the battery can be damaged. Do not install a conventional bat- Battery Charging •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Unscrew the battery cover screws, Remove the red cap. and then remove the battery cover. A. (–) Terminal Bolt B. (–) Terminal A. Battery Case Cover Screws C. Red Cap B. Connector C. Battery Case Cover •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Remove the (+) terminal bolt, and Battery Installation • then disconnect (+) cable from the Connect the (+) cable into the (+) ter- (+) terminal. minal, and then tighten the (+) termi- nal bolt into the (+) terminal. •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT stop on its way, but will normally re- Headlight Beam turn when the battery is connected Horizontal Adjustment again. The headlight beam is adjustable • horizontally. If not properly adjusted Put a light coat of grease on the ter- horizontally, the beam will point to one minals to prevent corrosion.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Vertical Adjustment The headlight beam is adjustable vertically. If adjusted too low, neither low nor high beam will illuminate the road far enough ahead. If adjusted too high, the high beam will fail to illumi- nate the road close ahead, and the low beam will blind oncoming drivers.
The main fuse removal should be done by an authorized Kawasaki deal- A. Fuse Boxes B. Fuses C. Spare Fuses...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Main Fuse A. Normal B. Failed WARNING NOTICE Substituting fuses can cause wir- Do not remove the battery and ing to overheat, catch fire and/or fuse for 6 seconds after turning fail. Do not use any substitute for off the ignition switch.
Apply grease following points- • Apply motor oil to the following piv- (K)Throttle Inner Cable Upper Ends ots - • (K): Should be serviced by an au- Side Stand • thorized Kawasaki dealer Clutch Lever...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE Cleaning Your Motorcycle ○ General Precautions After connecting the cables, adjust Frequent and proper care of your Ka- them. wasaki motorcycle will enhance its ap- pearance, optimize overall performance, and extend its useful life. Covering your motorcycle with a high quality, breathable motorcycle cover will help protect its finish from harmful UV rays, pollutants, and reduce the...
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- • Always use non-abrasive wax and hicle chassis, engine, and ex- cleaner/polisher.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Avoid spraying water in delicate After cleaning your motorcycle, areas such as in air intakes, fuel sys- check the rubber boot covering the tem, brake components, electrical shift pedal ball joint for correct instal- components, electrical socket, audio lation.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • If the boot is damaged, replace it Mix a mild neutral detergent (de- with a new one. If the boot is not signed for motorcycles or automo- positioned in the groove correctly, re- biles) and water in bucket. Use a soft place it in the correct position.
Do not use warm • If any doubt, consult an authorized water as it accelerates the chemical Kawasaki dealer. reaction of the salt. After drying, ap- ply a corrosion protection spray on Painted Surfaces all metal and chrome surfaces to pre- After washing your motorcycle, coat vent corrosion.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Other Plastic Parts NOTICE After washing use a soft cloth to gen- tly dry plastic parts. When dry, treat the Plastic parts may deteriorate and headlight lens and other nonpainted break if they come in contact with plastic parts with an approved plastic chemical substances or house- cleaner/polisher product.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT aluminum polish. Coated aluminum WARNING should be washed with a mild neutral detergent and finished with a spray Rubber protectants can be slip- polish. Aluminum wheels, both painted pery and, if used on the tread and unpainted can be cleaned with area, cause loss of traction re- special non-acid based wheel spray sulting in accident causing injury...
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.
STORAGE • Empty the fuel system by running the engine at idle speed until all fuel in the fuel system is used up (If left in for a long time, the fuel will break down and clog the fuel system). WARNING An air/oil mist may be forcibly ejected from the spark plug holes and could get into your eyes.
STORAGE • Tie plastic bags over the mufflers to prevent moisture from entering. • Put a cover over the motorcycle to keep dust and dirt from collecting on it. Preparation after Storage: • Remove the plastic bags from the mufflers. •...
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...
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.
LOCATION OF LABELS 3. Brake Fluid (Rear) 4. Fuel Notice 5. Tire and Load Data...
LOCATION OF LABELS 6. Battery Poison/Danger 7. Radiator Cap Danger...
LOCATION OF LABELS 1. Read Owner's Manual 2. Unleaded gasoline, see page 43 3. Octane rating of gasoline, see page...
LOCATION OF LABELS 1. Read Owner's Manual 2. Tire Pressure, see page 132 3. Front tire size and manufacture, see page 134 4. Rear tire size and manufacture, see page 134 5. Maximum load, see page 132...