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  • Page 2 ENGLISH Motorcycle Owner's Manual Original instructions...
  • Page 4 SAFETY INFORMATION Quick Reference Guide GENERAL INFORMATION This Quick Reference Guide will HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE assist you in finding the information you're looking for. MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT APPENDIX MAINTENANCE RECORD A Table of Contents is included after the Foreword.
  • Page 5 Whenever you see the symbols NOTE ○ shown below, heed their instructions! NOTE indicates information that may Always follow safe operating and main- help or guide you in the operation or tenance practices. service of the vehicle. DANGER DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious in- jury.
  • Page 6 NOTICE THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN MAN- UFACTURED FOR USE IN A REASONABLE AND PRUDENT MANNER BY A QUALIFIED OP- ERATOR AND AS A VEHICLE ON-...
  • 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. May 31, 2013. (1)
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY INFORMATION ..... 11 GENERAL INFORMATION ....22 Read Owner's Manual ....... 11 Specifications ........22 Training ..........11 Serial Number Locations ....26 Daily Checks and Periodic Mainte- Location of Labels ......27 nance ..........11 Location of Parts ........
  • Page 10 Stopping the Motorcycle in an Emer- Wheels ..........137 gency ..........89 Battery ..........140 Parking ..........90 Headlight ..........144 Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) .. 92 Fuses ..........145 General Lubrication ......147 Power Mode ........96 KTRC and Power Mode Combination Cleaning Your Motorcycle ....148 General Precautions ......
  • Page 11 APPENDIX ........... 154 Storage ..........154 Troubleshooting Guide ......156 Environmental Protection ....158 MAINTENANCE RECORD ....159...
  • Page 12: Safety Information

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

    Weight of rider, passenger, baggage, and accessories must not exceed 195 kg (430 oughly checked at an authorized Ka- lb). wasaki dealer as soon as possible. With the exception of genuine Kawa- saki Parts and Accessories, Kawasaki has no control over the design or...
  • Page 14: Passenger

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

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

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

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

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

    SAFETY INFORMATION Gloves Safe Riding Techniques Wear gloves which have suitable Keep Hands on Handlebars protection for your hands, especially against abrasion. When riding always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the Clothing footpegs. Removing your hands from Wear protective clothing.
  • Page 20 SAFETY INFORMATION control, especially when riding in wet Riding in Wet Conditions conditions or on loose road surfaces, Rely more on the throttle to control when the ability to maneuver will be re- vehicle speed and less on the front duced.
  • Page 21: Additional Considerations For High Speed Operation

    SAFETY INFORMATION Riding on Rough Roads Additional Considerations for Exercise caution, slow down, and High Speed Operation grip the fuel tank with the knees for better stability. WARNING Acceleration Handling characteristics of a mo- When quick acceleration is neces- torcycle at high speeds may vary sary to pass another vehicle, shift to a from those you are familiar with lower gear to obtain the necessary...
  • Page 22 SAFETY INFORMATION Steering Coolant Looseness in the steering can cause To avoid overheating, check that the loss of control. Check to see that the coolant level is at the upper level line. handlebars turns freely but has no Electrical Equipment play.
  • Page 23: General Information

    GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Specifications PERFORMANCE Maximum Horsepower 104.5 kW (142 PS) at 10 000 r/min (rpm) (HR) 78.2 kW (106 PS) at 9 000 r/min (rpm) Maximum Torque 111 N·m (11.3 kgf·m, 82 ft·lb) at 7 300 r/min (rpm) (HR) 95 N·m (9.7 kgf·m, 70 ft·lb) at 6 000 r/min (rpm) Minimum Turning Radius...
  • Page 24 GENERAL INFORMATION Bore × Stroke 77.0 × 56.0 mm (3.0 × 2.2 in.) Compression Ratio 11.8:1 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) Ignition System Battery and coil (transistorized ignition) Ignition Timing 10°...
  • Page 25 GENERAL INFORMATION Overall Drive Ratio 4.925 (Top gear) Gear Ratio: 2.600 (39/15) 1.950 (39/20) 1.600 (24/15) 1.389 (25/18) 1.238 (26/21) 1.107 (31/28) FRAME Castor 24.5° Trail 102 mm (4.0 in.) Tire Size: Front 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) Rear 190/50ZR17 M/C (73W) Rim Size: Front J17M/C ×...
  • Page 26 HR: with Honeycomb Catalytic Converter (Restricted model) Even if one of LED (Light Emitting Diode) tail/brake light does not go on, consult with an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Specifications are subject to change without notice, and may not apply to every...
  • Page 27: Serial Number Locations

    GENERAL INFORMATION Serial Number Locations The engine and frame serial numbers are used to register the motorcycle. They are the only means of identifying your particular machine from others of the same model type. These serial numbers may be needed by your dealer when ordering parts.
  • Page 28: Location Of Labels

    GENERAL INFORMATION Location of Labels All warning labels which are on your vehicle are repeated here. Read labels on your vehicle and understand them thoroughly. They contain information which is important for your safety and the safety of anyone else who may op- erate your vehicle.
  • Page 29 GENERAL INFORMATION 2. Brake Fluid (Rear) 3. Battery Poison/Danger 4. Rear Shock Absorber Warning...
  • Page 30 GENERAL INFORMATION 5. Radiator Cap Danger 6. Fuel Notice 7. Important Drive Chain Information 8. Tire and Load Data...
  • Page 31 GENERAL INFORMATION 9. Windshield Warning...
  • Page 32 GENERAL INFORMATION...
  • Page 33 GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 2. Unleaded gasoline, see page 68 3. Octane rating of gasoline, see page...
  • Page 34 GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 2. Drive chain slack, see page 121 2. Tire pressure, see page 137 3. Front tire size and manufacture, see page 140 4. Rear tire size and manufacture, see page 140 5.
  • Page 35 GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 2. Windshield warning, see page 75...
  • Page 36: Location Of Parts

    GENERAL INFORMATION Location of Parts 1. Rear View Mirrors 8. Left Handlebar Switches 2. Clutch Lever 9. Rebound Damping Force Adjusters 3. Starter Lockout Switch 10. Spring Preload Adjusters 4. Meter Instrument 11. Ignition Switch/Steering Lock 5. Brake Fluid Reservoir (Front) 12.
  • Page 37 GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Headlight 8. License Plate Light 15. Swingarm 2. Spark Plugs 9. Front Fork 16. Drive Chain 3. Fuel Tank 10. Radiator 17. Chain Adjuster 4. Battery 11. Side Stand Switch 18. Muffler 5. Tool Kit 12. Shift Pedal 19.
  • Page 38 GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Tail/Brake Light 11. Brake Calipers 2. Passenger’s Seat 12. Brake Fluid Reservoir (Rear) 3. Spring Preload Adjuster 13. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster 4. Rider’s Seat 14. Rear Brake Light Switch 5. Rear Shock Absorber 15. Rear Brake Pedal 6.
  • Page 39: Meter Instruments

    GENERAL INFORMATION Meter Instruments 1. Tachometer 2. MODE Button 3. RESET Button 4. Multifunction Meter 5. Fuel Gauge 6. Power Mode Indicator 7. Multifunction Display - Odometer - Trip Meter A/B - Current/Average Mileage/Cruising Range 8. Economical Riding Indicator 9. Coolant Temperature Meter/Clock 10.
  • Page 40: Indicators

    GENERAL INFORMATION Indicators Left Turn Signal Indicator (Green) Engine Warning Indicator (Yellow) KTRC Indicator (Yellow) High Beam Indicator (Blue) Neutral Indicator (Green) Right Turn Signal Indicator (Green) Coolant Temperature Warning Indicator Oil Pressure Warning Indicator Warning Indicator/Immobilizer Indicator (Red) Battery Warning Indicator Immobilizer Warning Indicator Fuel Level Warning Indicator KTRC Warning Indicator...
  • Page 41 When the ignition switch is turned on, all indicators go on/off as shown in goes off shorty after the motor- cycle starts moving. the table. If any indicator does not op- erate as shown, have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 42 Status Actions tors The DFI system has malfunctioned. Have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. If this indicator blinks while pushing the starter button, the vehicle-down sensor has been tripped and the engine can- Blink not be started. Turn the ignition switch off and then back on to start the engine.
  • Page 43 If the amount of en- gine oil is insufficient, add engine oil. If the oil level is good, have the engine checked by an authorized Kawasaki deal- These indicators go on if the battery voltage is less than 11.0 V or more than 16.0 V.
  • Page 44 The KTRC system is not working and the KTRC and Power mode indicators blink. Have the system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. The ABS has malfunctioned. ABS will not work but con- ventional brakes function. Have the ABS checked by an...
  • Page 45 If this happens, first turn the ignition switch off, and then back on, and ride the motor- cycle at 6 km/h (3.7 mph) or more. The ABS indicator should then go off. If it does not, have the ABS checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. *2: Refer to the Meter Instruments section for indicator position.
  • Page 46 GENERAL INFORMATION Other Indicators *No. Indicators Status When the turn signal switch is pushed to the left, this indicator blinks. When the KTRC functions, this indicator goes on. When the headlight is on high beam, this indicator goes on. When the transmission is in neutral, this indicator goes on. When the turn signal switch is pushed to the right, this indicator blinks.
  • Page 47 GENERAL INFORMATION *1: The red warning indicator/immobilizer indicator blinking mode can be set to either on or off. ○ To stop the red warning indicator/immobilizer indicator blinking, turn the ignition switch off and then, within twenty seconds, push and hold the MODE and RESET buttons simultaneously for more than two seconds.
  • Page 48: Speedometer/tachometer

    GENERAL INFORMATION the unit setting (km/h or mph) is cor- Speedometer/Tachometer rectly displayed before riding. Refer to the Unit Setting in the Dis- play Setting section. Tachometer The tachometer shows the engine speed in revolutions per minute (r/min, rpm). NOTICE Engine speed should not be al- lowed to enter the red zone;...
  • Page 49: Coolant Temperature Meter/clock

    GENERAL INFORMATION have it checked by an authorized Ka- wasaki dealer. Coolant Temperature Meter/ Clock This meter shows the coolant tem- perature or clock. • Push the RESET button to select the display modes. The display modes can be shifted in the following order. NOTE ○...
  • Page 50 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ The coolant temperature meter and clock cannot be shifted while adjust- ing the clock. Coolant Temperature Meter If the coolant temperature rises to The coolant temperature meter indi- above 115°C (239°F) and below 120°C cates temperature of the engine cool- (248°F), the numerical value of the cur- ant.
  • Page 51 GENERAL INFORMATION add coolant to the reserve tank. If the coolant level is good, have the cooling system checked by an authorized Ka- wasaki dealer. NOTICE Stop the engine if the coolant temperature shows “HI.” Pro- longed engine operation will re- sult in severe engine damage from overheating.
  • Page 52: Display Setting

    GENERAL INFORMATION Clock NOTE ○ To adjust the clock: • When the battery is disconnected, Push the MODE button to select the the clock is reset to 1:00 and starts odometer. • working again when the battery is Push the RESET button to select the connected.
  • Page 53 GENERAL INFORMATION Multi- Meter Functions function Buttons Buttons • • Multifunction Display Mode • • Clock • • Coolant Temperature • – Unit Setting • – KTRC Mode • A. MODE Button – Power Mode B. RESET Button C. Multifunction Buttons D.
  • Page 54 GENERAL INFORMATION Multifunction Display • Push the MODE button to select the display modes. The display modes can be shifted in the following order. NOTE ○ The multifunction display is dis- played in the unit depending on the unit mode setting. ○...
  • Page 55 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ When the trip meter reaches 9999.9 while riding, the meter resets to 0.0 and continues counting. Current Mileage NOTE The current mileage display is re- ○ newed every 4 seconds. When the figures come to 999999, the display is stopped and locked.
  • Page 56 GENERAL INFORMATION Average Mileage until the vehicle has travelled 100 m This display mode shows the aver- (328 ft). age fuel consumption from the reset. The average mileage display is re- Cruising Range newed every 5 seconds. This display shows the cruising range by numerical value, and indi- cates the cruising range from the re- maining fuel in the fuel tank.
  • Page 57 GENERAL INFORMATION ○ To recover the cruising range value Unit Setting display add fuel to at least the level needed for the fuel level warning in- dicators to stop blinking. The cruising range may still be displayed with a low fuel level, but it will not be accu- rate until enough fuel is added to stop the fuel level warning indicator from blinking.
  • Page 58: Features

    GENERAL INFORMATION A. Economical Riding Indicator WARNING Failing to properly observe the road ahead increases the chance of an accident resulting in severe Features injury or death. Do not concen- Economical Riding Indicator trate on the economical riding in- When riding the motorcycle effi- dicator by taking your eyes off ciently, the economical riding indicator the road;...
  • Page 59: Keys

    Power Mode Indicator Refer to the Power Mode section in the HOW TO RIDE THE MOTOR- CYCLE chapter. KTRC Mode Indicator Refer to the Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) section in the HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE chap- A. Segments B. F (full) ter.
  • Page 60 Do not expose any key to exces- thorized Kawasaki dealer. Blank keys sively high temperature. Do not place any key close to are available at your Kawasaki deal- magnets. ers. Ask your dealer to make any addi- Do not place heavy item on any tional spare keys you may need, using key.
  • Page 61 ECU and key is occurred, the engine If all ignition keys are lost, an au- does not start with the immobilizer thorized Kawasaki dealer will warning indicator ( ) and warning have to replace the ECU and or- indicator/immobilizer indicator blinks.
  • Page 62: Ignition Switch/steering Lock

    GENERAL INFORMATION telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity) Directive. Ignition Switch/Steering Lock This is a four-position, key-operated switch. The key can be removed from the switch when it is in the “OFF,” “LOCK” or “ ” position. A.
  • Page 63 GENERAL INFORMATION Engine on. All electrical equip- ment can be used. Engine off. Electrical circuits off. Steering locked. Engine off. LOCK Electrical circuits off. Steering locked. Engine off. Turn signals can be used. Oth- er electrical circuits off. NOTE ○ The tail, city and license plate lights are on whenever the ignition key is in the “ON”...
  • Page 64: Right Handlebar Switches

    GENERAL INFORMATION The engine stop switch is for emer- Right Handlebar Switches 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 65: Left Handlebar Switches

    GENERAL INFORMATION headlight is on high beam ( ), the Left Handlebar Switches high beam indicator light goes on. High beam..( Low beam..( NOTE ○ When the headlight is on high beam, both headlights go on. When the headlight is on low beam, only one headlight goes on.
  • Page 66: Brake Lever Adjuster

    Setting” section in this chapter. For KTRC/Power mode setting, refer NOTICE to the “Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC)” and “Power Mode” section in Be careful not to use the hazard the HOW TO RIDE THE MOTOR- lights for more than 30 minutes, CYCLE chapter.
  • Page 67: Fuel Tank Cap

    GENERAL INFORMATION from the grip to the released lever is To close the cap, push it down into minimum at Number 6 and maximum place with the key inserted. The key at Number 1. can be removed by turning counter- clockwise to the original position.
  • Page 68: Fuel

    GENERAL INFORMATION by Kawasaki to prevent severe engine damage. The octane rating of a gasoline is a measure of its resistance to detonation or “knocking.” The term commonly used to describe a gasoline’s octane rating is the Research Octane Number (RON).
  • Page 69 GENERAL INFORMATION equal to or higher than that shown in NOTICE the table. If engine “knocking” or “pinging” Fuel Type Unleaded Gasoline occurs, use a different brand of gasoline of a higher octane rat- Ethanol Content E10 or less ing. If this condition is allowed to Minimum Octane Research Octane continue, it can lead to severe en-...
  • Page 70: Filling The Tank

    GENERAL INFORMATION Filling the Tank WARNING Avoid filling the tank in the rain or Gasoline is extremely flammable where heavy dust is blowing so that and can be explosive under cer- the fuel does not get contaminated. tain conditions, creating the po- tential for serious burns.
  • Page 71: Side Stand

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Certain ingredients of gasoline may cause paint fading or dam- age. Be extra careful not to spill fuel during refueling. Side Stand The motorcycle is equipped with the A. Side Stand side stand. NOTE ○ When using the side stand, turn the handlebars to the left.
  • Page 72: Seats

    GENERAL INFORMATION • NOTE Pull up the front of passenger's seat ○ while turning the key clockwise. • The motorcycle is equipped with a Remove the passenger's seat for- side stand switch. This switch is de- ward. signed so that the engine does not start if the transmission is in gear and the side stand is down.
  • Page 73 GENERAL INFORMATION • Insert the hook at the front of the Rider’s Seat Removal • Remove the passenger's seat (see passenger’s seat into the hole on the Passenger's Seat Removal). frame. • • Remove the bolts and pull off the Push down the front part of the pas- seat upward.
  • Page 74: Tying Hooks

    GENERAL INFORMATION A. Rider’s Seat A. Tying Hooks B. Tabs C. Fuel Tank Bracket Tool Kit • Install the passenger's seat (see Passenger's Seat Installation). The tool kit is located under the pas- senger's seat. The kit contains tools that can be Tying Hooks helpful in making roadside repairs, ad- When tying up light loads to the seat,...
  • Page 75: Windshield

    GENERAL INFORMATION • Adjust the windshield mounting posi- tions while pushing the knob located the lower side of the meter cover. A. Tool Kit B. Band Windshield A. Windshield B. Knob The windshield can be adjusted with- in 3 positions in height to suit the rider's preference.
  • Page 76 GENERAL INFORMATION • Align the mark of the meter cover WARNING and the groove of the windshield bracket. Removing your hand(s) from the handle- bars while riding could lead to a crash re- sulting in serious injury or death. Do not adjust the angle of the windshield while riding;...
  • Page 77: Event Data Recorder

    To read data recorded by an EDR, During normal riding data is recorded special equipment and access to the but is constantly overwritten and EDR is required. Kawasaki will not ac- then erased when the ignition is cess or share the EDR information switched off.
  • Page 78: How To Ride The Motorcycle

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Maximum engine Break-In Distance traveled speed 0 ~ 800 km (0 ~ The first 1 600 km (1 000 mile) that 4 000 r/min (rpm) 500 mile) the motorcycle is ridden is designated as the break-in period.
  • Page 79: Starting The Engine

    (600 mile) it is extremely important that A. Engine Stop Switch the owner has the initial maintenance B. Starter Button service performed by an authorized • Turn the ignition key to “ON” posi- Kawasaki dealer. tion. • Make sure the transmission is in neutral.
  • Page 80 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE ○ The motorcycle is equipped with a vehicle-down sensor which causes the engine to stop automatically if the motorcycle falls down. The en- gine warning indicator ( ) blinks when the starter button is pressed if the engine cannot be started.
  • Page 81 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTICE Do not operate the starter contin- uously for more than 5 seconds, or the starter will overheat and the battery power will drop tem- porarily. Wait 15 seconds be- tween each operation of the starter to let it cool and the bat- tery power recover.
  • Page 82: Jump Starting

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Jump Starting DANGER If your motorcycle battery is “run Battery acid generates hydrogen gas which is flammable and ex- down”, it should be removed and plosive under certain conditions. charged. If this is not practical, a 12 It is present within a battery at all volt booster battery and jumper cables times, even in a discharged con-...
  • Page 83 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Remove the passenger's seat and rider's seat (see Seats section in the GENERAL INFORMATION chapter). • Slide the red cap from the positive (+) terminal (see Battery section in the MAINTENANCE AND ADJUST- MENT chapter). •...
  • Page 84: Moving Off

    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 85: Shifting Gears

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Open the throttle a little, and start to designed so that the engine does not let out the clutch lever very slowly. start if the transmission is in gear • As the clutch starts to engage, open and the side stand is down.
  • Page 86: Braking

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE the front brake should be applied a ○ little more than the rear. Shift down The transmission is equipped with a or fully disengage the clutch as nec- positive neutral finder. When the mo- essary to keep the engine from stall- torcycle is standing still, the trans- ing.
  • Page 87: Anti-lock Brake System (abs)

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE A. Front Brake Lever A. Rear Brake Pedal Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) (Only on ABS model) ABS is designed to help prevent the wheels from locking up when the brakes are applied hard while running straight.
  • Page 88 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE prevent wheel lock-up and allows sta- distance of a motorcycle with ABS ble steering control while stopping. may be longer than that of an equiv- Brake control function is identical to alent motorcycle without ABS. Use that of a conventional motorcycle.
  • Page 89 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING WARNING ABS cannot protect the rider from Use of non-recommended tires all possible hazards and is not a may cause malfunctioning of substitute for safe riding practi- ABS and can lead to extended ces. Be aware of how the ABS braking distance.
  • Page 90: Stopping The Engine

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE good condition according to the “Bat- Stopping the Motorcycle in tery Maintenance” section. an Emergency Stopping the Engine Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been • designed and manufactured to provide Close the throttle completely. • you optimum safety and convenience.
  • Page 91: Parking

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE 2. During removal of the air cleaner, Parking dirt is allowed to enter and jam the fuel injection system. WARNING In an emergency situation such as throttle failure, your vehicle may be Operating or parking the vehicle stopped by applying the brakes and near flammable materials can disengaging the clutch.
  • Page 92 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • If parking inside a garage or other WARNING structure, be sure it is well ventilated and the motorcycle is not close to The engine and exhaust system any source of flame or sparks; this get extremely hot during normal includes any appliance with a pilot operation and can cause serious...
  • Page 93: Kawasaki Traction Control (ktrc)

    All riders must be push in the hazard switch. aware of how the KTRC system operates and its limitations. It is Kawasaki TRaction Control still your responsibility to ride at (KTRC) appropriate speeds and throttle control for weather, road surface KTRC is an intelligent system that and traffic conditions.
  • Page 94 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Mode 1: WARNING KTRC least intervenes among the three modes. This mode gives maxi- Use of nonrecommended tires mum acceleration for sport riding. could cause a malfunction or im- Mode 2: proper operation of KTRC. Al- KTRC intervention is at the inter- ways recommended...
  • Page 95 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE KTRC mode setting OFF can be selected only when the • Close the throttle grip completely. motorcycle is at a stop. • Push the “SEL” button to select the KTRC mode indicator. When the Upper Button: KTRC mode indicator is selected, it Mode 3 →...
  • Page 96 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • ○ When 30 seconds have passed or Check the KTRC mode indicator to the throttle is opened after the KTRC make sure that the mode has been mode indicator starts blinking, it changed. When the traction control stops blinking and the selected is activated rear wheel starts to mode is fixed.
  • Page 97: Power Mode

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE section in the GENERAL INFORMA- The Power mode and the KTRC can TION chapter. be set separately. By combining each setting, the rider can get various riding NOTE feelings. For further details on the com- ○...
  • Page 98 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Power mode setting Upper Button: Mode F (Full Power) • Close the throttle grip completely. Lower Button: Mode L (Low Power) • Push the “SEL” button to select the NOTE Power mode indicator. When the ○...
  • Page 99: Ktrc And Power Mode Combination

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Check the Power mode indicator to KTRC and Power Mode make sure that the mode has been Combination changed. By combining the KTRC mode and Power mode, the eight-pattern settings are available to suit the various condi- tions.
  • Page 100 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE examples of mode combinations...
  • Page 101: 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 102 NOTE ○ If a torque wrench is not available, the maintenance items which require a spe- cific torque value should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 103: Daily Checks

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Daily Checks Check the following items each day before you ride. The time required is minimal, and habitual performance of these checks will help ensure you a safe, reliable ride. If any irregularities are found during these checks, refer to the MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chapter or see your dealer for the action required to return the motorcycle to a safe operating condition.
  • Page 104 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Operation Page Bolt, nuts and fasteners – Check for loose and/or missing bolts, nuts and fasteners Steering – Action smooth but not loose from lock to lock – No binding of control cables Brakes Brake pad wear Brake fluid level –...
  • Page 105 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Operation Page Coolant level between level lines (when engine is cold) Electrical equipment – All lights (head, tail/brake, turn signal, warning/indicator) and horn work Engine stop switch – Stops engine Side stand – Return to its fully up position by spring tension –...
  • Page 106: Periodic Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Periodic Maintenance *A: Service at number of years shown or indicated odometer reading intervals, which- ever comes first. *B: For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here. *C: Service more frequently when operating in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy, high speed, or frequent starting/stopping.
  • Page 107 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) See year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items – Engine vacuum synchronization – Fuel system – Fuel hose Coolant level – Cooling system : every 36 000 km –...
  • Page 108 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) See year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items Tire air pressure Wheels and tires – Wheel bearing damage Drive chain lubrication condition (*C) : every 600 km (400 mile) : every 1 000 km (600 Drive chain slack (*C) mile)
  • Page 109 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) See year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items Brake hose/rubber parts of brake mas- : every 48 000 km – ter cylinder and caliper (30 000 mile) Brake pad wear (*C) Brake light switch operation...
  • Page 110: Engine Oil

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Engine Oil Oil Level Inspection • If the engine is cold, start the engine and run it for several minutes at idle speed. • Stop the engine, then wait several minutes until the oil settles. NOTICE A. Oil Level Inspection Window Racing the engine before the oil B.
  • Page 111 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Oil and/or Oil Filter Change • Warm up the engine thoroughly, and then stop it. • Place an oil pan beneath the engine. • Remove the engine oil drain bolt. WARNING Engine oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of used oil properly.
  • Page 112 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • item should be serviced by an au- Apply a thin film of oil to the packing thorized Kawasaki dealer. and tighten the cartridge to specified torque. A. Oil Filter A. Packing • Install the drain bolt with a new gas- ket.
  • Page 113 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Tightening Torque Engine Oil Capacity Cartridge: 3.2 L (3.4 US qt) 17 N·m (1.7 kgf·m, 13 ft·lb) [when filter is not removed] Engine Oil Drain Bolt: 3.8 L (4.0 US qt) 29 N·m (3.0 kgf·m, 21 ft·lb) [when filter is removed] •...
  • Page 114: Coolant

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Start the engine. • Check the oil level and oil leakage. Coolant Coolant Level Inspection • Position the motorcycle so that it is perpendicular to the ground. • Check the coolant level through the coolant level gauge on the reserve tank located to the behind of the en- gine.
  • Page 115 • Install the reserve tank cap. Coolant Change Have the coolant changed by an au- A. Reserve Tank Cap thorized Kawasaki dealer. NOTE ○ In an emergency you can add water alone to the coolant reserve tank, however it must be returned to the...
  • Page 116: Air Cleaner

    Cleaning referring to the relation between freez- and replacement of the air cleaner ele- ing point and strength directed on the ment should be done by an authorized container. Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 117: Throttle Control System

    If there is any oil in the transparent steering positions. • reservoir, remove the transparent If the throttle grip does not return reservoir from the lower end of the properly, have the throttle control drain hose and drain the oil. system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 118 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Check the throttle grip free play by screw both throttle cable adjusters turning back and forth. completely so as to give the throttle grip plenty of play. • Turn out the decelerator cable ad- juster until there is no play when the throttle grip is completely closed.
  • Page 119: Idle Speed

    Kawasaki are free from damage. dealer. • With the engine idling, turn the han- dlebars to each side.
  • Page 120: Clutch

    If there is any irregu- necessary. • larity, have the clutch cable checked With the engine idling, turn the han- by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. dlebars to each side. If handlebars • Check the clutch lever play. movement changes the idle speed,...
  • Page 121: Drive Chain

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Clutch Lever Play WARNING 2 ~ 3 mm (0.08 ~ 0.12 in.) Excess clutch cable play could prevent clutch disengagement and cause a crash resulting in serious injury or death. When ad- justing the clutch cable, be sure the upper end of the outer cable is fully seated in its fitting so that it doesn't slip into place later and...
  • Page 122 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Use a lubricant for sealed chains to Wipe off any lubricant that gets on prevent deterioration of chain seals. If the tire surface. the chain is especially dirty, clean it us- Drive Chain Slack Inspection ing a cleaner for sealed chains follow- •...
  • Page 123 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the chain adjuster with the Allen wrench until the drive chain has the correct amount of slack. • Check that the notch on the swing- arm and the mark on the chain ad- juster are at the same position on the left and right sides.
  • Page 124: Brakes

    64 N·m (6.5 kgf·m, 47 ft·lb) when applying the brakes, have the brake system checked by an author- NOTE ized Kawasaki dealer immediately. ○ If a torque wrench is not available, this item should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 125 Have brake checked immediately by an au- A. Front Brake Fluid Reservoir thorized Kawasaki dealer. B. Upper Level Line C. Lower Level Line Brake Fluid Level Inspection • With the brake fluid reservoirs held...
  • Page 126 A. Front Brake Pads brake system inspected by an au- B. Lining Thickness C. 1 mm (0.04 in.) thorized Kawasaki dealer. Brake Pad Wear Inspection Inspect the brakes for wear. For each front and rear disc brake caliper, if the...
  • Page 127: Brake Light Switches

    The brake light should go on when the rear brake light switch. the front brake is applied. • Brake Pedal Travel If it does not, ask your authorized 10 mm (0.39 in.) Kawasaki dealer to inspect the front brake light switch.
  • Page 128 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Brake Light Switch Adjustment • Remove the right front footpeg bracket bolts. • Pull the footpeg bracket a little bit outward. A. Rear Brake Light Switch B. Adjusting Nut C. Lights sooner D. Lights later NOTICE A. Bolts To avoid damaging the electrical B.
  • Page 129: Suspension System

    If a torque wrench is not available, stability, which could lead to an this item should be serviced by an accident. Always adjust the fork authorized Kawasaki dealer. legs on the left and right side to the same setting. Spring Preload Adjustment The adjuster is located at the top of each front fork leg.
  • Page 130 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster clockwise to in- crease spring preload and stiffen the suspension. • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease spring preload and soft- en the suspension. NOTICE Do not turn the adjuster beyond the fully seated position or the adjusting mechanism may be A.
  • Page 131 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise Compression Damping Force Adjuster The adjuster is located at the lower to decrease damping force. end of the right front fork leg. Standard NOTICE 1 1/4 turns out Do not turn the adjuster beyond Out from the fully seated position (turned the fully seated position or the fully clockwise).
  • Page 132: Rear Shock Absorber

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster clockwise to in- crease spring preload. • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease spring preload. NOTICE Do not turn the adjuster beyond the fully seated position or the adjusting mechanism may be damaged. A.
  • Page 133 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rebound Damping Force Adjustment The adjuster is located at the lower end of the rear shock absorber. Standard 2 turns out Out from the fully seated position (turned fully clockwise). • Turn the adjuster clockwise with a standard tip screwdriver to increase damping force.
  • Page 134: Setting Tables

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Setting Tables Front Fork Spring Preload Setting Softest setting limit Standard Hardest setting limit Adjuster Position 7 turns in** 15 turns in** ←→ Spring Action Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→ Load Light Heavy ←→ Road Good ←→...
  • Page 135 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Front Fork Damping Force Settings Softest setting Hardest setting Standard limit limit Rebound 3 1/2 turns out** 2 turns out** Adjuster Position: Compression 3 turns out** 1 1/4 turns out** ←→ Damping Force Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→...
  • Page 136 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rear Shock Absorber Spring Preload Setting Softest setting limit Standard Hardest setting limit Adjuster Position 8 clicks** 40 clicks** ←→ Spring Action Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→ Load Light Heavy ←→ Road Good ←→ High Speed *: This position is the fully seated position (turned fully counterclockwise).
  • Page 137 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rear Shock Absorber Damping Force Settings Softest setting Hardest setting Standard limit limit Adjuster Position: Rebound 2 1/2 turns out** 2 turns out** ←→ Damping Force Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→ Load Light Heavy ←→ Road Good ←→...
  • Page 138: Wheels

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Wheels Tire Pressure Inspection • Remove the air valve cap. • Check the tire pressure often, using an accurate gauge. • Make sure to install the air valve cap securely. NOTE ○ A. Tire Pressure Gauge Measure the tire pressure when the tires are cold (that is, when the mo- Tire Air Pressure (when cold) torcycle has not been ridden more...
  • Page 139 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Minimum Tread Depth So it is false economy and unsafe to — use the tires until they are bald. Front 1 mm (0.04 in.) Under 130 km/h Tire Wear Inspection • 2 mm (0.08 in.) (80 mph) Measure the depth of the tread with Rear a depth gauge, and replace any tire...
  • Page 140 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Tires that have been punctured and repaired do not have the same capabilities as undamaged tires and can suddenly fail, caus- ing an accident resulting in seri- ous injury or death. Replace damaged tires as soon as possi- ble.
  • Page 141: Battery

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ○ When operating on public roadways, WARNING keep maximum speed under traffic law limits. New tires are slippery and may cause loss of control and injury. Standard Tire (Tubeless) A break-in period of 160 km (100 Make, Type: miles) is necessary to establish BRIDGESTONE, BATTLAX HY- normal...
  • Page 142 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT (check with your Kawasaki dealer). If NOTICE you will not be using the motorcycle for longer than two weeks, the battery Never remove the sealing strip, should be charged using an appropri- or the battery can be damaged.
  • Page 143 If the above chargers are not avail- It is present within a battery at all able, use equivalent one. times, even in a discharged con- For more details, ask your Kawasaki dition. Keep all flames and sparks dealer. (cigarettes) away from the bat- tery.
  • Page 144 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • section in the GENERAL INFORMA- Clean the battery using a solution of TION chapter. baking soda and water. Be sure that • Slide the red cap from the positive the cable connections are clean. (+) terminal. •...
  • Page 145: Headlight

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Install the removed parts. Headlight Headlight aiming should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Horizontal Adjustment The headlight beam is adjustable horizontally. If not properly adjusted horizontally, the beam will point to one side rather than straight ahead.
  • Page 146: Fuses

    If the fuse fails repeatedly, there is something wrong with the electrical system. Have the motorcycle checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. The main fuse removal should be done by an authorized Kawasaki deal-...
  • Page 147 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Fuse Boxes A. Main Fuse 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 148: General Lubrication

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Before lubricating each part, clean off any rusty spots with rust remover and wipe off any grease, oil, dirt, or grime. Apply motor oil to the following pivots • Side Stand • Clutch Lever • Front Brake Lever •...
  • Page 149: Cleaning Your Motorcycle

    Apply grease to the following amount of dust reaching its surfaces. points • (K) Clutch Inner Cable Upper End • (K) Throttle Inner Cable Upper Ends (K): Should be serviced by an author- ized Kawasaki dealer. NOTE ○ After connecting the cables, adjust them.
  • Page 150 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 151: Washing Your Motorcycle

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Avoid spraying water in delicate Use a soft cloth to dry your motor- areas such as in air intakes, fuel sys- cycle. As you dry, inspect your mo- tem, brake components, electrical torcycle for chips and scratches. Do components, muffler outlets, and fuel not let the water air dry as this can tank openings.
  • Page 152 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT apply a corrosion protection spray on NOTICE all metal and chrome surfaces to pre- vent corrosion. Using high-pressure water, as ○ Condensation may form on the in- from a car wash facility, could side of the headlight lens after riding damage the radiator fins and im- in the rain, washing the motorcycle pair the radiator's effectiveness.
  • Page 153 Plastic parts may deteriorate and • If any doubt, consult an authorized break if they come in contact with Kawasaki dealer. chemical substances or house- hold cleaning products such as Windshield and Other Plastic gasoline, brake fluid, window Parts...
  • Page 154 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...
  • Page 155: Appendix

    APPENDIX APPENDIX 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 156 APPENDIX WARNING Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under certain con- ditions, creating the potential for serious burns. Turn the ignition key off. Do not smoke. Make sure the area is well ventilated and free from any source of flame or sparks; this includes any appliance with a pilot light. Gasoline is a toxic substance.
  • Page 157: Troubleshooting Guide

    APPENDIX keep dampness away from the tire rubber.) • Spray oil on all unpainted metal surfaces to prevent rusting. Avoid getting oil on rubber parts or in the brakes. • Lubricate the drive chain and all the cables. • Remove the battery, and store it where it will not be exposed to direct sunlight, moisture, or freezing temperatures.
  • Page 158 APPENDIX • Fuse blown • Battery cables do not make good electrical contact with battery terminals • Battery discharged Engine Cranks, But Won't Start • No fuel in tank • Fuel line clogged • Fuel broken down • Engine flooded •...
  • Page 159: 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 160: Maintenance Record

    MAINTENANCE RECORD MAINTENANCE RECORD Owner Name ..................Address ....................Phone Number ..................Engine Number ..................Vehicle Number ................... Key Code ....................Selling Dealer Name ................Phone Number ..................Warranty Start Date ................Note: Keep this information and a spare key in a secure location. Odometer Date Maintenance Performed...
  • Page 161 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 162 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 163 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 164 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 165 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...

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