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  • Page 2 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 3 NOTE Whenever you see the symbols ○ 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 4 NOTICE THIS PRODUCT BEEN MANUFACTURED FOR USE IN A REASONABLE AND PRUDENT MANNER BY A QUALIFIED OP- ERATOR AND AS A VEHICLE ONLY.
  • Page 5 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-...
  • Page 6 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. (2)
  • Page 7 (Australian model only) TAMPERING WITH NOISE CONTROL SYSTEM PROHIBITED Owners are warned that the law may prohibit: (a) The removal or rendering inoperative by any person other than for purposes of maintenance, repair or replacement, of any device or element of design incorporated into any new vehicle for the purpose of noise control prior to its sale or delivery to the ultimate purchaser or while it is in use;...
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY INFORMATION ....10 GENERAL INFORMATION....21 Read Owner’s Manual ..... 10 Specifications ........21 Training ..........10 Serial Number Locations....26 Daily Checks and Periodic Location of Labels ......27 Maintenance ......... 10 Location of Parts ......36 Loading and Accessories Meter Instruments ......
  • Page 9 Rear Shock Absorber ....137 Stopping the Motorcycle in an Setting Tables ....... 140 Emergency ........93 Wheels ..........144 Parking ..........94 Battery..........148 Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC). 96 Headlight .......... 151 Power Mode ........100 Fuses ..........152 General Lubrication......154...
  • Page 10 Cleaning Your Motorcycle ....155 Troubleshooting Guide..... 164 General Precautions ..... 155 OWNER SATISFACTION....165 Washing Your Motorcycle ..... 157 Environmental Protection ....167 APPENDIX .......... 161 MAINTENANCE RECORD ....168 Storage ..........161...
  • Page 11: Safety Information

    Training WARNING Failure to perform these checks Kawasaki strongly recommends that or to correct a problem before all operators of this vehicle complete a operation may result in serious suitable motorcycle rider training pro- damage or an accident. Always...
  • Page 12: Loading And Accessories Information

    Before you ride the Kawasaki dealer as soon as possible. motorcycle, make sure it is not overloaded and that you have followed these instructions.
  • Page 13: Passenger

    Kawasaki Parts and Accessories oughly familiar with motorcycle op- have been specially designed for eration. The passenger can affect use on Kawasaki motorcycles. We control of the motorcycle by im- strongly recommend that all parts proper positioning during cornering and accessories you add to your and sudden movements.
  • Page 14: Baggage And Luggage

    SAFETY INFORMATION 4. Do not carry passengers unless will not move around while you are passenger footpegs are installed. riding. Recheck baggage security Instruct any passenger before riding as often as possible (not while the to keep his or her feet on the pas- motorcycle is in motion) and adjust senger footpegs and hold on to the as necessary.
  • Page 15: Other Load

    Kawasaki does not manu- 2. Weight attached to the handlebars facture sidecars or trailers for mo- or front fork will increase the mass...
  • Page 16: Safe Operation

    Do not run the engine in en- ent. Have your motorcycle thoroughly closed areas. Operate only in a checked at a Kawasaki dealer as soon well-ventilated area. as possible. Safe Operation The following should be carefully ob- served for safe and effective vehicle operation.
  • Page 17: Fueling

    “OFF.” Do not smoke. Make sure Helmet the area is well ventilated and Kawasaki strongly recommends both free from any source of flame or the operator and passenger wear a hel- sparks; this includes any appli- met even if this is not a legal require- ance with a pilot light.
  • Page 18: Safe Riding Techniques

    SAFETY INFORMATION Eye Protection Boots Always use eye protection. If your Wear proper protective boots that fit helmet does not have a visor installed, properly and do not interfere with gear wear goggles. shifting or braking. Gloves Safe Riding Techniques Wear gloves which have suitable protection for your hands, especially against abrasion.
  • Page 19 SAFETY INFORMATION Use Engine Brake view mirror; you may misjudge a vehi- cle’s distance and speed, or you may When going down long slopes, help not see it at all. control vehicle speed by closing the throttle so that the engine can act as an Accelerate and Brake Smoothly auxiliary brake.
  • Page 20: Additional Considerations For High Speed Operation

    SAFETY INFORMATION Ride Prudently Avoid Unnecessary Weaving Riding at the proper speed and avoid- Unnecessary weaving jeopardizes ing unnecessarily fast acceleration are the safety of both the rider and other important not only for safety and low motorists. fuel consumption but also for long ve- hicle life and quieter operation.
  • Page 21 SAFETY INFORMATION Brakes Engine Oil The importance of the brakes, es- To avoid engine seizure and resulting pecially during high speed operation, loss of control, make sure that the oil cannot be overemphasized. Check to level is at the upper level line. see that they are correctly adjusted and Coolant functioning properly.
  • Page 22: General Information

    GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Specifications PERFORMANCE Maximum Horsepower 104.5 kW (142 PS) at 10 000 r/min (rpm) (SEA-B1/B2, TH) 100.9 kW (137 PS) at 9 800 r/min (rpm) Maximum Torque 111 N·m (11.3 kgf·m, 82 ft·lb) at 7 300 r/min (rpm) (SEA-B1/B2, TH) 109 N·m (11.1 kgf·m, 80 ft·lb) at 7 300 r/min (rpm) Minimum Turning Radius 3.1 m (122 in.)
  • Page 23 GENERAL INFORMATION Curb Mass (ZX1000L) 230 kg (507 lb) (ZX1000M) 231 kg (509 lb) ENGINE Type DOHC, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled Displacement 1 043 cm³ (63.6 cu in.) Bore × Stroke 77.0 × 56.0 mm (3.0 × 2.2 in.) Compression Ratio 11.8:1 Starting System Electric starter...
  • Page 24 GENERAL INFORMATION Engine Oil: Type API SG, SH, SJ, SL or SM with JASO MA, MA1 or MA2 Viscosity SAE 10W-40 Capacity 4.0 L (4.2 US qt) Coolant Capacity 2.9 L (3.1 US qt) TRANSMISSION Transmission Type 6-speed, constant mesh, return shift Clutch Type Wet, multi disc Driving System...
  • Page 25 GENERAL INFORMATION 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 × MT3.50 Rear J17M/C × MT6.00 Fuel Tank Capacity 19 L (5.0 US gal) Brake Fluid: Front DOT4 Rear DOT4...
  • Page 26 GENERAL INFORMATION TH: Thailand 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 country.
  • 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

    Therefore, it is very important that all warning labels be on your vehicle in the locations shown. If any label is missing, damaged, or worn, get a replacement from your Kawasaki dealer and install it in the correct posi- tion. NOTE ○...
  • 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. Helmet Wearing 7. Fuel Notice **8. Fuel Level 9. Important Drive Chain Information 10. Tire and Load Data *: only on Thailand model **: only on Southeast Asia B1 model...
  • Page 31 GENERAL INFORMATION 11. Windshield Warning ***12. Vacuum Hose Routing Diagram ****13. Stationary Noise Test Information ***: only on Southeast Asia B1 and Thailand models ****: only on Australia model...
  • Page 32 GENERAL INFORMATION...
  • Page 33 GENERAL INFORMATION 6) only on Thailand model...
  • Page 34 GENERAL INFORMATION 8) only on Southeast Asia B1 model...
  • Page 35 GENERAL INFORMATION 12) only on Southeast Asia B1 and Thailand models...
  • Page 36 GENERAL INFORMATION 13) only on Australia model...
  • Page 37: 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 38 GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Headlight 7. Seat Lock 15. Coolant Reserve Tank 2. Spark Plugs 8. Turn Signal Lights 16. Swingarm 3. Fuel Tank 9. License Plate Light 17. Drive Chain 4. Battery 10. Front Fork 18. Chain Adjuster 5. Helmet Cables 11.
  • Page 39 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 40: 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 41: 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 42 □ : Goes on. all indicators go on/off as shown in the ■ : Goes off. table. If any indicator does not operate goes off shorty after the as shown, have it checked by an autho- motorcycle starts moving. rized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 43 Status Actions cators 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 Blink cannot be started. Turn the ignition switch off and then back on to start the engine.
  • Page 44 If the oil level is good, have the engine checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. These indicators go on if the battery voltage is less than 11.0 V or more than 16.0 V. If they go on, charge the battery.
  • Page 45 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 conventional brakes function. Have the ABS checked by...
  • Page 46 If this happens, first turn the ignition switch off, and then back on, and ride the motorcycle 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 47 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 48 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 49: 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 50: Coolant Temperature Meter/clock

    GENERAL INFORMATION correctly, have it checked by an autho- rized Kawasaki 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.
  • Page 51 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ The coolant temperature meter and clock cannot be shifted while adjust- ing the clock. If the coolant temperature rises to Coolant Temperature Meter The coolant temperature meter in- above 115°C (239°F) and below 120°C dicates temperature of the engine (248°F), the numerical value of the coolant.
  • Page 52 GENERAL INFORMATION add coolant to the reserve tank. If the coolant level is good, have the cool- ing system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. NOTICE Stop the engine if the coolant temperature shows “HI.” Pro- longed engine operation will result in severe engine damage from overheating.
  • Page 53: Display Setting

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Clock ○ 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 54 GENERAL INFORMATION Multi- Meter Functions function Buttons Buttons • • Multifunction Display Mode • • Clock • • Coolant Temperature • – Unit Setting • – KTRC Mode A. MODE Button B. RESET Button • – Power Mode C. Multifunction Buttons D.
  • Page 55 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 56 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- ○ When the figures come to 999999, newed every 4 seconds. the display is stopped and locked.
  • Page 57 GENERAL INFORMATION Average Mileage Cruising Range This display mode shows the aver- This display shows the cruising range age fuel consumption from the reset. by numerical value, and indicates the The average mileage display is re- cruising range from the remaining fuel newed every 5 seconds.
  • Page 58: Features

    GENERAL INFORMATION a low fuel level, but it will not be ac- meter display units. The display units curate until enough fuel is added to can be shifted in the following order. stop the fuel level warning indicator from blinking. Unit Setting Features A.
  • Page 59 GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel Gauge Monitoring the economical riding indi- cator can help the rider maximize fuel The fuel in the fuel tank is shown by efficiency. the number of segments displayed. A. Economical Riding Indicator WARNING Failing to properly observe the road ahead increases the chance A.
  • Page 60: Keys

    Registering additional ig- KTRC Mode Indicator nition key should be done by an au- thorized Kawasaki dealer. Blank keys Refer to the Kawasaki TRaction Con- are available at your Kawasaki dealers. trol (KTRC) section in the HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE chapter.
  • Page 61 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE can be registered with the immobilizer system at one time. Do not put two keys of any immo- bilizer system on the same key ring. Do not submerge any key in wa- ter. Do not expose any key to exces- sively high temperature.
  • Page 62 If all ignition keys are lost, an warning indicator ( ) and warning authorized Kawasaki dealer will indicator/immobilizer indicator blinks. have to replace the ECU and or- A properly coded key must be used der new ignition keys.
  • Page 63: Ignition Switch/steering Lock

    GENERAL INFORMATION telecommunications terminal equip- ment 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 “ ”...
  • Page 64 GENERAL INFORMATION avoid battery discharge, always start Engine on. All electrical the engine immediately after turning equipment can be used. the ignition key to “ON.” Engine off. Electrical circuits ○ If you leave the “ON” position on for off. a long time, the battery may become Steering locked.
  • Page 65: 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 66: Left Handlebar Switches

    GENERAL INFORMATION Left Handlebar Switches 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. Turn Signal Switch When the turn signal switch is turned to the left ( ) or right ( ), the...
  • Page 67: Brake Lever Adjuster

    Setting” section in this chapter. signal indicators will blink on and off. For KTRC/Power mode setting, re- NOTICE fer to the “Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC)” and “Power Mode” section in Be careful not to use the haz- the HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCY- ard lights for more than 30 min- CLE chapter.
  • Page 68: Fuel Tank Cap

    GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel Tank Cap on the lever holder. The distance from the grip to the released lever is min- To open the fuel tank cap, pull up the imum at Number 6 and maximum at key hole cover. Insert the ignition key Number 1.
  • Page 69: Fuel

    GENERAL INFORMATION minimum octane rating shown below. Never use gasoline with an octane rat- ing lower than the minimum specified by Kawasaki to prevent severe engine damage. The octane rating of a gasoline is a measure of its resistance to detona- tion or “knocking”.
  • Page 70 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Fuel Type and Octane Rating If engine “knocking” or “ping- (Except for Brazil, Philippine and ing” occurs, use a different Thailand Specifications) brand of gasoline of a higher Use clean, fresh unleaded gasoline octane rating. If this condition is with an octane rating equal to or higher than that shown in the table.
  • Page 71 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE (For Brazil Specification) Use clean, fresh unleaded gasoline Do not use any fuel that con- with an Antiknock Index equal to or tains more ethanol or other oxy- higher than that shown in the table. genates than specified for E25 The Antiknock Index is posted on ser- fuel* in this vehicle.
  • Page 72: Filling The Tank

    GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel Type Unleaded Gasoline Filling the Tank Ethanol Content E10 or less Minimum Octane Research Octane Avoid filling the tank in the rain or Rating Number (RON) 95 where heavy dust is blowing so that the fuel does not get contaminated. NOTICE Do not use any fuel that con- tains more ethanol or other oxy-...
  • Page 73 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE WARNING Gasoline is extremely flammable Southeast Asia B1 and Thailand and can be explosive under cer- models only: tain conditions, creating the po- Never fill the tank so the fuel tential for serious burns. Turn level rises into the filler neck. If the ignition switch off.
  • Page 74: Side Stand

    GENERAL INFORMATION Side Stand NOTE ○ The motorcycle is equipped with a The motorcycle is equipped with the side stand switch. This switch is de- side stand. signed so that the engine does not start if the transmission is in gear and the side stand is down.
  • Page 75 GENERAL INFORMATION • • Pull up the front of passenger’s seat Insert the hook at the front of the pas- while turning the key clockwise. senger’s seat into the hole on the • Remove the passenger’s seat for- frame. • ward.
  • Page 76: Tying Hooks

    GENERAL INFORMATION Rider’s Seat Removal • Remove the passenger’s seat (see Passenger’s Seat Removal). • Remove the bolts and pull off the seat upward. A. Rider’s Seat B. Tabs C. Fuel Tank Bracket • Install the passenger’s seat (see Passenger’s Seat Installation). A.
  • Page 77: Helmet Cables (southeast Asia B2 Model Only)

    GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING Riding with helmets attached to the holding cables could cause an accident by distracting the operator or interfering with nor- mal vehicle operation. Do not ride the motorcycle with helmets attached to the holding cables. A. Tying Hooks Helmet Cables (Southeast Asia B2 model only) Helmets can be secured to the motor-...
  • Page 78: Tool Kit

    GENERAL INFORMATION Tool Kit Windshield The tool kit is located under the pas- The windshield can be adjusted senger’s seat. within 3 positions in height to suit the The kit contains tools that can be rider’s preference. helpful in making roadside repairs, adjustments, and some maintenance Adjustment •...
  • Page 79 GENERAL INFORMATION • • Align the mark of the meter cover and Return the knob to the original posi- the groove of the windshield bracket. tion. • Be sure the windshield is fixed se- curely. A. Mark B. Groove...
  • Page 80 GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING Removing your hand(s) from the handlebars while riding could lead to a crash resulting in serious injury or death. Do not adjust the angle of the windshield while riding; stop the motorcycle before making any ad- justments. Turning the handlebars while using the knob to adjust the windshield may pinch your hand and/or fingers between the knob and front fork.
  • Page 81: Event Data Recorder

    In common with many other ve- the manufacturer of how the vehicle hicle manufacturers, Kawasaki has was performing at the time of an acci- equipped this motorcycle with an event dent and of the circumstances in which data recorder (EDR).
  • Page 82: How To Ride The Motorcycle

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Break-In Maximum engine Distance traveled speed The first 1 600 km (1 000 mile) that 0 ∼ 800 km (0 ∼ the motorcycle is ridden is designated 4 000 r/min (rpm) 500 mile) as the break-in period.
  • Page 83: Starting The Engine

    A. Engine Stop Switch that the owner has the initial mainte- B. Starter Button nance service performed by an autho- • Turn the ignition key to “ON” position. rized Kawasaki dealer. • Make sure the transmission is in neu- tral.
  • Page 84 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE engine warning indicator ( ) may go on if you operate the throttle grip unnecessarily. ○ The motorcycle is equipped with a vehicle-down sensor which causes the engine to stop automatically if the motorcycle falls down. The engine warning indicator ( ) blinks when the starter button is pressed if the en-...
  • Page 85 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTICE Do not operate the starter con- tinuously for more than 5 sec- onds, or the starter will overheat and the battery power will drop temporarily. Wait 15 seconds between each operation of the starter to let it cool and the bat- tery power recover.
  • Page 86: Jump Starting

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Jump Starting DANGER Battery acid generates hydro- If your motorcycle battery is “run gen gas which is flammable and down”, it should be removed and explosive under certain con- charged. If this is not practical, a 12 ditions.
  • Page 87 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 88: Moving Off

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTICE DANGER Batteries contain sulfuric acid Do not operate the starter con- that can cause burns and pro- tinuously for more than 5 sec- duce hydrogen gas which is onds or the starter will overheat highly explosive.
  • Page 89: Shifting Gears

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • NOTE Open the throttle a little, and start to ○ let out the clutch lever very slowly. The motorcycle is equipped with a • As the clutch starts to engage, open side stand switch. This switch is de- the throttle a little more, giving the en- signed so that the engine does not gine just enough fuel to keep it from...
  • Page 90: Braking

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Braking WARNING • Downshifting to a lower gear at Close the throttle completely, leav- high speed causes engine rpm ing the clutch engaged (except when to increase excessively, poten- shifting gears) so that the engine will tially damaging the engine and help slow down the motorcycle.
  • Page 91: Anti-lock Brake System (abs)

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE applying the brakes as hard as pos- sible without skidding. • Even in motorcycles equipped with ABS, braking during cornering may cause wheel slip. When turning a corner, it is better to limit braking to the light application of both brakes or not to brake at all.
  • Page 92 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE prevent wheel lock-up and allows sta- or downhill surfaces, the stopping ble steering control while stopping. distance of a motorcycle with ABS Brake control function is identical to may be longer than that of an equiv- that of a conventional motorcycle.
  • Page 93 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING WARNING ABS cannot protect the rider Use of non-recommended tires from all possible hazards and may cause malfunctioning of is not a substitute for safe rid- ABS and can lead to extended ing practices. Be aware of how braking distance.
  • Page 94: Stopping The Engine

    Stopping the Motorcycle in an Emergency • Close the throttle completely. • Shift the transmission into neutral. Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been • Turn the ignition key to “OFF.” designed and manufactured to pro- • Support the motorcycle on a firm, vide you optimum safety and conve- level surface with the side stand.
  • Page 95: Parking

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Parking 2. During removal of the air cleaner, dirt is allowed to enter and jam the fuel injection system. WARNING In an emergency situation such as Operating or parking the vehi- throttle failure, your vehicle may be cle near flammable materials can stopped by applying the brakes and cause a fire, and can result in...
  • Page 96 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING and the motorcycle is not close to any source of flame or sparks; this The engine and exhaust system includes any appliance with a pilot get extremely hot during normal light. operation and can cause serious burns.
  • Page 97: 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 still your responsibility to ride at Kawasaki TRaction Control appropriate speeds and throttle (KTRC) control for weather, road surface and traffic conditions.
  • Page 98 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING Mode 1: Use of nonrecommended tires KTRC least intervenes among the could cause a malfunction or three modes. This mode gives maxi- improper operation of KTRC. mum acceleration for sport riding. Always use recommended stan- Mode 2: dard tires for this motorcycle.
  • Page 99 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE OFF can be selected only when the KTRC mode setting • 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 100 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 mode is activated rear wheel starts to break is fixed.
  • Page 101: Power Mode

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE KTRC indicator, see “Indicators” sec- The Power mode and the KTRC can tion in the GENERAL INFORMATION be set separately. By combining each chapter. setting, the rider can get various riding feelings. For further details on the com- NOTE bined use of the Power mode and the ○...
  • Page 102 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Upper Button: Mode F (Full Power) Power mode setting • 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 103: Ktrc And Power Mode Combination

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Check the Power mode indicator to to “OFF” position, or if the battery is make sure that the mode has been disconnected. changed. KTRC and Power Mode Combination By combining the KTRC mode and Power mode, the eight-pattern settings are available to suit the various condi- tions.
  • Page 104 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE examples of mode combinations...
  • Page 105: 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 106 The cooling fan spins at high speed and can cause serious injuries. Keep your hands and clothing away from the cooling fan blades at all times. NOTE ○ If a torque wrench is not available, the maintenance items which require a specific torque value should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 107: 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 108 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 109 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 110: Periodic Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Periodic Maintenance *A: Service at number of years shown or indicated odometer reading intervals, whichever 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 111 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) year (*A) Page Items (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Air cleaner element (*C) Idle speed Throttle control system (play, smooth return, no drag) – Engine vacuum synchronization –...
  • Page 112 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) year (*A) Page Items (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) : every 36 000 km – Coolant, water hoses and O-rings (22 500 mile) : every 42 000 km –...
  • Page 113 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) year (*A) Page Items (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) : every 1 000 km Drive chain slack (*C) (600 mile) – Drive chain wear (*C) – Drive chain guide wear –...
  • Page 114 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) year (*A) Page Items (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Brake light switch operation – Suspension system – Steering play – Steering stem bearings – Electrical system –...
  • Page 115: 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 116 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 117 Apply a thin film of oil to the packing ○ and tighten the cartridge to the spec- If a torque wrench or required ified torque. Kawasaki special tool is not avail- able, this item should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Packing •...
  • Page 118 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 119: 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- A.
  • Page 120 If coolant must be added of- ten, or the reserve tank com- pletely runs dry, there is proba- bly leakage in the system. Have the cooling system inspected by your authorized Kawasaki dealer. • Install the reserve tank cap. A. Reserve Tank Cap...
  • Page 121: Air Cleaner

    Cleaning ferring to the relation between freezing and replacement of the air cleaner ele- point and strength directed on the con- ment should be done by an authorized tainer. Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 122: Throttle Control System

    • 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 123 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Check the throttle grip free play by Throttle Grip Play turning back and forth. 2 ∼ 3 mm (0.08 ∼ 0.12 in.) • If there is improper play, adjust it. Throttle Grip Free Play Adjustment • Loosen the locknuts at the upper ends of the throttle cables, and screw both throttle cable adjusters...
  • Page 124 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • With the engine idling, turn the han- dlebars to each side. If handlebars movement changes the idle speed, the throttle cables may be improperly adjusted or incorrectly routed, or they may be damaged.
  • Page 125: Idle Speed

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Idle Speed Idle Speed Adjustment • Start the engine, and warm it up thor- oughly. • Adjust the idle speed by turning the idle adjusting screw. NOTE ○ While the engine is cold, the fast idle system automatically raises the en- A.
  • Page 126: Clutch

    If there is any irreg- • ularity, have the clutch cable checked If the play is incorrect, adjust the by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. lever play as follows. • Check the clutch lever play. Clutch Cable Free Play Adjustment Clutch Lever Play •...
  • Page 127: Drive Chain

    • If it cannot be done, have the clutch cable adjusted by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Drive Chain Drive Chain Lubrication Lubrication is necessary after riding through rain or on wet roads, or any time that the chain appears dry.
  • Page 128 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Wipe off any lubricant that gets on the tire surface. Drive Chain Slack Inspection • Set the motorcycle up on its side stand. • Clean the chain if it is dirty, and lubri- cate it if it appears dry. •...
  • Page 129 Chain Adjuster Clamp Bolts: 64 N·m (6.5 kgf·m, 47 ft·lb) NOTE A. Clamp Bolt ○ If a torque wrench is not available, B. Chain Adjuster C. Allen Wrench this item should be serviced by an D. Notch authorized Kawasaki dealer. E. Marks...
  • Page 130: Brakes

    With the brake fluid reservoirs held Brakes horizontal, the brake fluid level must If you feel there is something wrong be kept between the upper and lower when applying the brakes, have the level lines. brake system checked by an autho- rized Kawasaki dealer immediately.
  • Page 131 In this case, have the brake system inspected by an au- thorized Kawasaki dealer. Brake Pad Wear Inspection Inspect the brakes for wear. For each front and rear disc brake caliper, if the...
  • Page 132: Brake Light Switches

    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. Rear Brake Pads B. Lining Thickness C. 1 mm (0.04 in.) Brake Light Switches A.
  • Page 133 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • If it does not, ask your authorized Brake Pedal Travel Kawasaki dealer to inspect the front 10 mm (0.39 in.) brake light switch. • Check the operation of the rear brake Brake Light Switch Adjustment light switch by depressing the brake •...
  • Page 134 Front Footpeg Bracket Bolts: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ft·lb) NOTE A. Rear Brake Light Switch ○ If a torque wrench is not available, B. Adjusting Nut C. Lights sooner this item should be serviced by an D. Lights later authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 135: Suspension System

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Suspension System Standard 7 turns in Front Fork In from the fully seated position (turned fully counterclockwise). • WARNING Turn the adjuster clockwise to in- crease spring preload and stiffen the Improper fork leg adjustment suspension. can cause poor handling and •...
  • Page 136 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 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. • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease damping force. A. Spring Preload Adjuster NOTICE Rebound Damping Force Adjustment Do not turn the adjuster beyond...
  • Page 137 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Standard 1 1/4 turns out Out from the fully seated position (turned fully clockwise). • Turn the adjuster clockwise with a standard tip screwdriver to increase damping force. • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease damping force. A.
  • Page 138: Rear Shock Absorber

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Standard 8 clicks In from the fully seated position (turned fully counterclockwise). • Turn the adjuster clockwise to in- crease spring preload. • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease spring preload. NOTICE A. Compression Damping Force Adjuster Do not turn the adjuster beyond the fully seated position or the Rear Shock Absorber...
  • Page 139 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 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. • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease damping force. A. Spring Preload Adjuster NOTICE Rebound Damping Force Adjustment Do not turn the adjuster beyond...
  • Page 140 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster...
  • Page 141: 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 142 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Front Fork Damping Force Settings Softest setting Hardest Standard limit setting 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 143 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rear Shock Absorber Spring Preload Setting Softest setting limit Standard Hardest setting limit Adjuster Position 8 clicks** 40 clicks** ←→ Weak Spring Action Strong ←→ Hard Setting Soft ←→ Load Light Heavy ←→ Road Good ←→ Speed High *: This position is the fully seated position (turned fully counterclockwise).
  • Page 144 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 145: 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 ○ Measure the tire pressure when the A.
  • Page 146 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT So it is false economy and unsafe to Minimum Tread Depth use the tires until they are bald. — Front 1 mm (0.04 in.) Tire Wear Inspection Under 130 km/h • 2 mm (0.08 in.) Measure the depth of the tread with (80 mph) Rear a depth gauge, and replace any tire...
  • Page 147 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Tires that have been punctured and repaired do not have the same capabilities as undam- aged tires and can suddenly fail, causing an accident resulting in serious injury or death. Re- place damaged tires as soon as possible.
  • Page 148 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ○ When operating on public roadways, WARNING keep maximum speed under traffic Mixing tire brands and types can law limits. adversely affect handling and cause an accident resulting in Standard Tire (Tubeless) injury or death. Always use the Make, Type: same manufacturer’s tires on BRIDGESTONE,...
  • Page 149: Battery

    12.8 volts, the battery should be charged using an appropriate charger NOTICE (check with your Kawasaki dealer). Never remove the sealing strip, If you will not be using the motorcy- or the battery can be damaged.
  • Page 150 If the above chargers are not avail- away from the battery. Wear eye able, use equivalent one. protection when working with a For more details, ask your Kawasaki battery. In the event of battery dealer. acid contact with skin, eyes, or...
  • Page 151 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 152: Headlight

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Headlight Headlight aiming should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Horizontal Adjustment The headlight beam is adjustable horizontally. If not properly adjusted horizontally, the beam will point to one side rather than straight ahead. • Turn the horizontal adjuster in or out until the beam points straight ahead.
  • Page 153: 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 dealer.
  • Page 154 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Fuse Boxes A. Main Fuse WARNING Substituting fuses can cause wiring to overheat, catch fire and/or fail. Do not use any sub- stitute 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 155: General Lubrication

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT has been operated under wet or rainy conditions. 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 •...
  • Page 156: Cleaning Your Motorcycle

    Cleaning Your Motorcycle General Precautions Frequent and proper care of your Apply grease to the following Kawasaki motorcycle will enhance points its appearance, optimize overall per- • (K) Clutch Inner Cable Upper End formance, and extend its useful life.
  • Page 157 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • WARNING Be sure the engine and exhaust are cool before washing. Build-up of debris or flammable • Avoid applying degreaser to seals, material in and around the vehi- brake pads, and tires. cle chassis, engine, and exhaust •...
  • Page 158: Washing Your Motorcycle

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Avoid spraying water in delicate detergent can damage parts of your areas such as in air intakes, fuel motorcycle). • system, brake components, electri- Use a soft cloth to dry your motorcy- cal components, muffler outlets, and cle.
  • Page 159 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE water as it accelerates the chemical reaction of the salt. After drying, Using high-pressure water, as apply a corrosion protection spray from a car wash facility, could on all metal and chrome surfaces to damage the radiator fins and im- prevent corrosion.
  • Page 160 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • NOTICE If any doubt, consult an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Plastic parts may deteriorate and break if they come in con- Windshield and Other Plastic tact with chemical substances Parts or household cleaning products After washing use a soft cloth to such as gasoline, brake fluid, gently dry plastic parts.
  • Page 161 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT should be washed with a mild neu- The sidewalls of tires and other rub- tral detergent and finished with a spray ber components should be treated with polish. Aluminum wheels, both painted a rubber protectant to help prolong their and unpainted can be cleaned with useful life.
  • Page 162: 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 engine oil. WARNING Engine oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of used oil properly. Contact your local authorities for approved disposal methods or possible recy- cling.
  • Page 163 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 164 APPENDIX • 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 165: Troubleshooting Guide

    APPENDIX Troubleshooting Guide Engine Does Not Start Starter Motor Won’t Turn • Engine stop switch off • Transmission not in neutral • Fuse blown • Battery cables do not make good electrical contact with battery terminals • Battery discharged Engine Cranks, But Won’t Start •...
  • Page 166: Owner Satisfaction

    Battery discharged OWNER SATISFACTION (For Products Sold in Australia Only) Your satisfaction is important to your authorized Kawasaki dealer and to Kawasaki Motors Pty., Ltd. If you have a problem concerning warranty or service, please take the following action: Contact the owner and/or service manager of your authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 167 Also, all warranty and service matters are handled and resolved through the authorized Kawasaki dealer network. If you are unsatisfied after working with your Kawasaki dealer and feel you still require further assistance, WRITE to the address below. Please be certain to pro-...
  • Page 168: Environmental Protection

    Con- sult 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 169: 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 170 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 171 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 172 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...

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