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  • Page 3 ENGLISH Motorcycle Owner's Manual Original instructions...
  • Page 5 Whenever you see the symbols CAUTION shown below, heed their instructions! Always follow safe operating and main- CAUTION indicates a hazardous tenance practices. situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate DANGER injury. DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, NOTICE will result in death or serious in-...
  • Page 6 ® iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S.A. and in certain other countries.
  • 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 © 2010 Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. Sep. 2010 (3).
  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SPECIFICATIONS ........ 11 Left Handlebar Switches ....63 LOCATION OF PARTS ......15 Dimmer Switch ....... 63 LOADING AND ACCESSORIES IN- Turn Signal Switch ......63 FORMATION ........18 Horn Button ........63 GENERAL INFORMATION ....21 Audio Control Switches ....
  • Page 11 To Cancel the Electronic Cruise Shifting Gears ........102 Control ........71 Braking ..........104 Brake Lever and Clutch Lever Adjust- Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-brak- ers ..........73 ing Technology (K-ACT) - Anti-lock Fuel Tank Cap ........74 Brake System (ABS) ......105 Fuel ............ 75 K-ACT ABS Indicator Light ....
  • Page 12 Periodic Maintenance Chart ....124 Engine Oil ..........136 Cooling System ........142 Drive Belt ...........148 Spark Plugs ........149 Valve Clearance .........150 Kawasaki Clean Air System ....150 Air Cleaner .........151 Throttle Control System .....153 Idle Speed ..........154 Clutch ..........158 Brakes ..........159 Brake Light Switches ......163 Rear Shock Absorbers ......165...
  • Page 13: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS PERFORMANCE Maximum Horsepower 54 kW (73.4 PS) @5 000 r/min (rpm) Maximum Torque 136 N·m (13.9 kgf·m, 100.3 ft·lb) @2 750 r/min (rpm) DIMENSIONS Overall Length 2 510 mm (98.82 in.) Overall Width 970 mm (38.19 in.) Overall Height 1 290 mm (50.79 in.) Wheelbase 1 665 mm (65.55 in.)
  • Page 14 SPECIFICATIONS Ignition System Battery and coil (transistorized ignition) Ignition Timing 0° BTDC @950 r/min (rpm) ~ (Electronically advanced) 40° BTDC @3 000 r/min (rpm) NGK ILZKAR7B11 Spark Plugs Forced lubrication (semi-dry sump) Lubrication System Engine Oil: API SG, SH, SJ, SL or SM with JASO MA, MA1 Type or MA2 SAE 10W-40...
  • Page 15 SPECIFICATIONS 1.900 (38/20) 1.407 (38/27) 1.143 (32/28) 0.967 (29/30) 0.806 (29/36) FRAME 30° Caster 177 mm (7.0 in.) Trail Tire Size: Front 130/90 B16 M/C 67H Rear 170/70 B16 M/C 75H Rim Size: Front J16M/C × MT3.50 Rear J16M/C × MT4.50 20 L (5.3 US gal) Fuel Tank Capacity ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT...
  • Page 16 SPECIFICATIONS Even if one of LED (Light Emitting Diode) tail/brake lights dose not go on, consult with an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Specifications subject to change without notice, and may not apply to every coun- try.
  • Page 17: Location Of Parts

    LOCATION OF PARTS LOCATION OF PARTS 1. Clutch Lever 6. Brake Fluid Reservoir 10. Fairing Pockets 2. Clutch Fluid Reservoir (Front) 11. Fuel Tank Cap 3. Front Speakers 7. Front Brake Lever 12. Ignition Switch 4. Meter Unit 8. Throttle Grip 13.
  • Page 18 LOCATION OF PARTS 1. Headlight 7. Licence Plate Light 13. Brake Caliper 2. Air Cleaner Element 8. Turn Signal Light 14. Brake Disc 3. Fuse Box 9. Drive Belt 15. Front Fork 4. Battery 10. Coolant Reserve Tank 5. Tail/Brake Light 11.
  • Page 19 LOCATION OF PARTS 1. Saddlebag 5. Fuel Tank 8. Rear Brake Pedal 2. Rear Shock Absorber 6. Deflector 9. Rear Brake Light Switch 3. Tool Kit 7. Brake Fluid Reservoir 10. Spark Plugs 4. Seat (Rear) 11. Muffler...
  • Page 20: Loading And Accessories Information

    Kawasaki Parts and Accessories ing condition. Before you ride the have been specially designed for motorcycle, make sure it is not use on Kawasaki motorcycles. We overloaded and that you have fol- strongly recommend that all parts lowed these instructions.
  • Page 21 LOADING AND ACCESSORIES INFORMATION been prepared to assist you in making Baggage weight should also be dis- your determinations. tributed equally on both sides of the Any passenger should be thor- motorcycle. Avoid carrying bag- oughly familiar with motorcycle op- gage that extends beyond the rear eration.
  • Page 22 Kawasaki cannot assume re- 7. Weight attached to the handlebar or front fork will increase the mass sponsibility for the results of such of the steering assembly and can unintended use of the motorcycle.
  • Page 23: General Information

    GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Meter Instruments A. Speedometer F. High Beam Indicator K. Electronic Cruise Control B. Fuel Level Warning Indi- Light Set Indicator Light cator Light G. Tachometer L. Warning Indicator Light C. Left Turn Signal Indicator H. Fuel Level Gauge M.
  • Page 24: Speedometer And Tachometer

    So if they do serious engine damage. not operate correctly, have the function checked by an authorized Kawasaki Fuel Level Gauge dealer. The fuel level gauge shows the The speedometer shows the speed amount of fuel in the fuel tank.
  • Page 25: Meter Unit Switch

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Meter Unit Switch ○ Meter unit switch is located on the If the motorcycle is held horizontal right handlebar switches. Select the while refueling, the fuel level gauge meter unit switch function by pushing may not show the rightmost needle the knob of the meter unit switch.
  • Page 26: Multifunction Meter

    GENERAL INFORMATION speed and gear positions. When the ignition key is turned to “ON”, all the LCD segments are displayed for three seconds, then, depending on the mode selected, the clock or meters operate normally. A. Meter Unit Switch B. “S” Button C.
  • Page 27 GENERAL INFORMATION Pushing the “MODE-A” switch shifts Pushing the “MODE-B” switch shifts the display in the multifunction meter the display in the multifunction meter through the following two modes: cruis- through the following three modes: od- ing range and average mileage. ometer, trip meter A and trip meter B.
  • Page 28 GENERAL INFORMATION • The ODO shows the total distance in traveled since they were last reset to kilometers (km) or miles (mile) that zero. the motorcycle has run. This meter TRIP A: 0.0 ~ 9999.9 cannot be reset. TRIP B: 0.0 ~ 999.9 •...
  • Page 29 GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the “MODE-B” switch and hold Gear Position Indicator- it there. The gear position indicator shows • After two seconds, the display turns the corresponding gear position where to 0.0 and then starts counting when the transmission is shifted. the motorcycle is operated.
  • Page 30 GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the “MODE-A” switch to dis- When the transmission is in 4th gear, “4” is displayed. play the average mileage. When the transmission is in 5th gear, “5” is displayed. When the transmission is in Over Drive gear, “OD” is displayed. Clock - The hour adjusting mode and minute adjusting mode can be shifted by refer-...
  • Page 31 GENERAL INFORMATION • Cruising Range (RANGE)- When the fuel warning message This display shows the cruising "FUEL" blinks in the digital meter, range by numerical value and indicates the cruising range value also blinks the cruising range from the remaining "—".
  • Page 32: Setting Menu

    GENERAL INFORMATION ○ The display range for cruising range NOTE ○ is 0 ~ 999. Push the “S” button for more than two seconds to return to the stand- Setting Menu • ard display. Push the “S” button for more than two seconds.
  • Page 33 GENERAL INFORMATION • Pushing the “MODE-A” switch to dis- NOTE ○ play the hour adjusting mode. When Pushing the “MODE-B” switch mo- only the hour display blinks, pushing mentarily advances the hour or mi- the “MODE-B” switch to advance the nute in steps.
  • Page 34: Warning/indicator Lights

    GENERAL INFORMATION TRIP TRIP AVERAGE ODO RANGE km/L L/100 km mpg USA mile mile mile mile mpg UK mile mile mile mile Idle Speed Adjust- Refer to the Idle Speed for detailed information. NOTE ○ Warning/Indicator Lights Do not operate the motorcycle with : The fuel level warning indicator the multifunction meter displaying in light goes on when approximately 4.0 L...
  • Page 35 K-ACT ABS fails, the conventional brake system will still work normally. For more detailed information about K-ACT ABS, see the Kawasaki Ad- vanced Coactive-braking Technology (K-ACT) Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) section in the HOW TO RIDE THE...
  • Page 36 The ignition switch is turned off throttle valve system checked by an to recover the K-ACT system. At this authorized Kawasaki dealer. time, the battery must be in the nor- mal condition. If the low voltage Warning Symbols -...
  • Page 37: Service Code

    ) still go cator light and fuel injection warning on even after the battery is charged, symbol (FI) stay on, have the FI sys- ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for tem checked by an authorized Kawa- an inspection. saki dealer.
  • Page 38: Keys

    GENERAL INFORMATION shown on the meter, ask an authorized Keys Kawasaki dealer for repair. This motorcycle has a combination key, which is used for the ignition switch, steering lock, fairing pocket locks, saddlebag lock, and fuel tank cap. Blank keys are available at your Ka- wasaki dealers.
  • Page 39: Ignition Switch/steering Lock

    GENERAL INFORMATION Ignition Switch/Steering Lock This is a four-position, key-operated switch. The key can be removed from the switch in three position (LOCK, OFF, ON). Remove the ignition key from the ignition switch before riding if you want to reduce the chance of the key chain damaging the finish of your motor- cycle.
  • Page 40 GENERAL INFORMATION Steering locked. Engine off. LOCK Electrical circuits off. Engine off. Electrical circuits off. Engine off. Audio system, ac- cessory connector, hazard light equipment can be used. Engine on. All electrical equip- ment can be used. NOTE ○ The tail, city and license plate lights are on whenever the ignition switch is in the ON position.
  • Page 41: Audio System

    “headphones” or “headsets”, some states may still prohibit the use of this helmet sound system under other statutes. Kawasaki advises you to deter- mine the legality of this helmet sound system prior to using it in any state.
  • Page 42 Since Kawasaki Genuine Accessories have been specially designed for use on Kawasaki motorcycles and Kawasaki has no control over the design or application of other aftermarket accessories, it is strongly recommended that all parts and accessories you add to your motorcycle be Kawasaki Genuine Acces- sory components.
  • Page 43 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Do not use any substitute for the standard fuse. If a fuse is blown, inspect the electrical system to determine the cause and then replace it with a new one of the correct capacity. The audio system is designed for use with a 12 V DC negative ground system.
  • Page 44 GENERAL INFORMATION The Kawasaki Audio System includes the following features: ·FM/MW/LW band radio ·Automatic volume control (AVC) ·Auxiliary input (AUX) for a portable audio device (optional) ® ·Apple iPod integration (optional) ·Rider/passenger intercom with voice activation (VOX) (optional) WARNING Failure to read to the Operating Precautions before operating the audio system may lead to a system malfunction and/or damage to the unit.
  • Page 45: Getting Started

    GENERAL INFORMATION Parts Name A. Left Handlebar Switchs B. VOL +/– Switch and M Button A. LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) C. TUNE +/– Switch and P Button B. POWER Button D. SQ +/– Switch and T Button (US only, for C.
  • Page 46: Radio Power On/off

    Radio Power On/Off When the ignition switch is turned on ki” logo until the ignition is turned off. to the ON or ACC position, the display will show the “Kawasaki” logo during NOTE ○ initialization and then the current mode Turning off the ignition switch will au- of the system.
  • Page 47 GENERAL INFORMATION Source Change • Push and release the “MODE” button on the dashboard or “M” button in the left handlebar switch to toggle between FM, MW, LW, AUX or iPod sources. A. Volume Level A. Radio Band...
  • Page 48 GENERAL INFORMATION When the band is changed, the sta- tion that was selected before the change is selected.
  • Page 49 GENERAL INFORMATION Manual Tuning AUX Operation Specification • Push and release the “◄TUNE►” The iPod and audio apparatus can button on the dashboard or the be connected to listen to music. • “TUNE +/–” switch in the left handle- Push the “MODE” button on the bar switch to manually change sta- dashboard or “M”...
  • Page 50 GENERAL INFORMATION switch until the audio stops. When No station is preset at initial power you release the switch, the radio will seek the next strong station. • Seeking is stopped when the “PRE- SET” button on the dashboard or “P” button in the left handlebar switch is pushed during seek tuning.
  • Page 51 GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the “◄TUNE►” button on the the number is displayed beside band dashboard or the “TUNE +/–” switch indicator. in the left handlebar switch to select NOTE the preset number that you want to ○ store. Storing a station in a preset will erase any previously stored informa- tion in that preset.
  • Page 52 GENERAL INFORMATION • • When pushing the “MODE” button To clear the preset, see Clear Pre- on the dashboard or “M” button in sets (“Tuner Setup” Mode). the left handlebar switch within 5 Audio Adjustments seconds, the display changes as fol- Bass and treble can be adjusted to lows.
  • Page 54 GENERAL INFORMATION Treble Bass • • Use the “MODE” button on the dash- Use the “MODE” button on the dash- board or “M” button in the left handle- board or “M” button in the left handle- bar switch to find the “Treble” mode bar switch to find the “Bass”...
  • Page 55 GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the “◄VOL” (down) button on Fade (Fader) The “Fade” mode indicates the vol- the dashboard or the “VOL –” (down) ume balance of the front and rear switch in the left handlebar switch to speakers. The rear speakers are op- shift the volume from the front speak- tional parts.
  • Page 56 GENERAL INFORMATION • Use the “MODE” button on the dash- speed of your motorcycle. The radio’s board or “M” button in the left handle- default setting has AVC activated. You bar switch to find the “Spkrs” mode can adjust the aggressiveness of the and push the “◄VOL►”...
  • Page 57 GENERAL INFORMATION • Use the “MODE” button on the dash- NOTE board or “M” button in the left handle- ○ The AVC setting of 1 is the least ag- bar switch to find the “AVC” mode gressive and is also the radio default and push the “◄VOL►”...
  • Page 58 GENERAL INFORMATION • Use the “MODE” button on the dash- Clear Presets (“Tuner Setup” Mode) board or “M” button in the left handle- All preset memories can be erased bar switch to find the “Tone Control” at the “Clear Presets” mode. •...
  • Page 59 ON or ACC. The display will show the “Ka- Country Indication • When showing the “Kawasaki” logo wasaki” logo. in the display, push and hold the “POWER” button on the dashboard for about 2 seconds.
  • Page 60 GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the “PRESET” button and the “POWER” button on the dashboard at the same time. The version of the microcomputer is displayed. A. Version Information • In this mode, push the “MODE” but- ton on the dashboard to change as the following mode.
  • Page 62 “◄TUNE►” button on the time. ○ dashboard to select the country. Kawasaki is not responsible for any • country, push damage to iPod or other media play- “POWER” button on the dashboard.
  • Page 63 GENERAL INFORMATION Intercom (Accessory Parts) The intercom that allows the rider and passenger to communicate while riding is available as an accessory part. • Push the “COMM” button on the dashboard to enter the “Icom” (Inter- com) mode. • Push the “◄TUNE►” button on the dashboard or the “TUNE +/–”...
  • Page 64 GENERAL INFORMATION Antenna Removal • Turn the lower end of the antenna counterclockwise and remove it from the motorcycle. A. Vox Mode NOTE ○ When the system is in the “Icom Off” mode, it does not enter the “VOX” A. Antenna mode.
  • Page 65: Left Handlebar Switches

    GENERAL INFORMATION Left Handlebar Switches Turn Signal Switch When the turn signal switch is pushed to the left ( ) or right ), the corresponding turn signals blink on and off. When the turn signal is on the left ) or right ( ), the left turn sig- nal indicator light and right turn signal indicator light blinks.
  • Page 66: Right Handlebar Switches

    GENERAL INFORMATION Right Handlebar Switches hazard lights to warn other drivers of your location. Push in the hazard switch with the ignition switch in the ON and ACC po- sitions. All the turn signals and turn sig- nal indicator lights will blink on and off. NOTICE Be careful not to use the hazard lights for more than 30 minutes,...
  • Page 67: Starter Button

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Electronic Cruise Control Switch ○ (SET/- and RES/+) Although the engine stop switch Refer to the Electronic Cruise Con- stops the engine, it does not turn off trol System for detailed information. all the electrical circuits. Ordinarily, the ignition switch should be used to stop the engine.
  • Page 68: Electronic Cruise Control System

    GENERAL INFORMATION Electronic Cruise Control Sys- WARNING This motorcycle is equipped with The Electronic Cruise Control Electronic Cruise Control system system automatically maintains a which is designed to maintain any set vehicle speed that may not be speed between 48 ~ 137 km/h (30 ~ appropriate in rapidly changing 85 mph) in the 3rd, 4th, 5th or OD (6th) traffic situations, on hills or on...
  • Page 69: Electronic Cruise Control Indicator Light

    GENERAL INFORMATION Electronic Cruise Control Indicator Electronic Cruise Control Set Indi- Light cator Light When the electronic cruise control When the motorcycle is running at a ON/OFF button is pushed on, the elec- set speed, the electronic cruise control tronic cruise control indicator light on set indicator light on the meter goes the meter goes on.
  • Page 70: Electronic Cruise Control Switch (set/- And Res/+)

    GENERAL INFORMATION Electronic Cruise Control Switch To Set the Electronic Cruise Control • (SET/- and RES/+) Push the electronic cruise control This switch has two positions: “RES/ ON/OFF button. • +” switch and “SET/-” switch. These The electronic cruise control indica- switch functions allow a cruising speed tor light on the meter will go on.
  • Page 71: To Increase The Set Speed

    GENERAL INFORMATION • The electronic cruise control set indi- NOTE ○ cator light on the meter will go on. When running on a rough road under the electronic cruise control, the mo- torcycle may be slightly above or be- low the set speed. To Increase the set speed •...
  • Page 72: To Decrease The Set Speed

    GENERAL INFORMATION • For faster acceleration, operate the To Decrease the set speed • Push and hold the “SET/-” switch un- throttle grip until you reach the de- sired speed, push the “SET/-” switch til you slow down enough, and then and then release it.
  • Page 73: To Cancel The Electronic Cruise Control

    GENERAL INFORMATION • NOTE The electronic cruise control set indi- ○ cator light and the electronic cruise When pulling the brake lever or step- control indicator light on the meter ping on the brake pedal, the elec- will go off (this also erases the mem- tronic cruise control...
  • Page 74 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE control set indicator light goes off, ○ while the electronic cruise control in- When the vehicle speed is below 48 dicator light stays on. km/h (30 mph), the Electronic Cruise • Control is cancelled (this also erases If you are still going in the working the memory of the set speed).
  • Page 75: Brake Lever And Clutch Lever Adjust- Ers

    GENERAL INFORMATION Brake Lever and Clutch Lever Adjusters The distance between the lever and grip can be adjusted by the adjusters of the brake lever and clutch lever. Push the lever forward and turn the ad- juster so that the projection of the lever aligns with the wider groove on the out- er edge of the adjuster.
  • Page 76: Fuel Tank Cap

    GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel Tank Cap To open the fuel tank cap, insert the ignition key into the fuel tank cap and turn the key to the right. To close the cap, push it down into place with the key inserted. The key can be removed by turning it to the left to the original position.
  • Page 77: Fuel

    GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel NOTICE Fuel Requirements: If engine “knocking” or “pinging” Your Kawasaki engine is designed to use only unleaded gasoline with a min- occurs, use a different brand of imum octane rating shown below. gasoline of a higher octane rat- Never use gasoline with an octane rat- ing.
  • Page 78: Filling The Tank

    GENERAL INFORMATION Filling the Tank: Fuel Type Unleaded Gasoline Avoid filling the tank in the rain or Minimum Research Octane Number where heavy dust is blowing so that Octane Rat- (RON) the fuel does not get contaminated. NOTICE Do not use an E10 fuel * , or any fuel with an ethanol volume con- tent more than 5% in this vehicle.
  • Page 79 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE WARNING Certain ingredients in gasoline Gasoline is extremely flammable may cause paint fading or dam- and can be explosive under cer- age. Be extra careful not to spill tain conditions. Turn the ignition key to “OFF”. Do not smoke. fuel during refueling.
  • Page 80: Stand

    GENERAL INFORMATION Stand NOTE ○ The motorcycle is equipped with a The motorcycle is equipped with a side stand. side stand switch. This switch is de- signed so that the engine does not start if the transmission is in gear and the side stand is down.
  • Page 81: Seat

    GENERAL INFORMATION • Seat Pull up the rear of the seat, and then pull the seat to the backward. Seat Removal • Insert the ignition key into the seat lock. • Turn the ignition key clockwise, and the seat is lifted. A.
  • Page 82: Tool Kit

    GENERAL INFORMATION Tool Kit The tool kit is located under the seat. The kit contains tools that can be helpful in making roadside repairs, ad- justments, and some maintenance pro- cedures explained in this manual. Keep the tool kit in this case. A.
  • Page 83: Helmet-hooks

    GENERAL INFORMATION Helmet-Hooks Helmet can be secured to the motor- cycle using the helmet-hooks. The hel- met hook is located under the seat. WARNING Riding with helmet attached to the hook could cause an accident by distracting the operator or in- terfering with normal vehicle op- eration.
  • Page 84: Special Warning On The Use Of Fair- Ing Pockets And Saddlebags

    GENERAL INFORMATION Special Warning on the Use of WARNING Fairing Pockets and Saddle- The sudden detachment or loss of a sad- bags dlebag or the sudden opening of one of Before riding the motorcycle, always the lids could distract or alarm the motor- double-check the saddlebags for se- cycle rider, and the consequent loss of at- cure mounting in their respective...
  • Page 85: Fairing Pockets

    GENERAL INFORMATION Fairing Pockets • WARNING To open the left and right fairing pocket lid, insert the ignition key into Riding with an open saddlebag the lock and turn clockwise, and then lid could allow clothing or other open the fairing pocket lid. objects to fall into the rear wheel, resulting in rear wheel lockup and loss of control.
  • Page 86: Saddlebags

    GENERAL INFORMATION Saddlebags NOTICE The saddlebags are provided at both Fairing pockets are not sealed. sides of the rear wheel to carry bag- Store only waterproof items while gage. riding in the rain or washing.
  • Page 87 GENERAL INFORMATION To open the saddlebag lid - To close the saddlebag lid - • • Insert the ignition key into the lid While holding the knob pulled fully lock, and then turn the ignition key out, push the lid back against the counterclockwise.
  • Page 88 GENERAL INFORMATION To remove the saddlebag - To install the saddlebag - • • Open the saddlebag lid and take off While aligning the protrusions on the the bolts inside the saddlebag, and bottom of the saddlebag with the then pull up the saddlebag. holes in the lower bracket, engage the hook on the back of the saddle- bag with the upper bracket, then...
  • Page 89 GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING Overloading the motorcycle with cargo and/or passengers, and/or not balancing the weight of items carried in each saddle- bag may cause adverse handling, loss of control and an accident resulting in seri- ous injury or death. Do not carry loads of more than 7 kg (15 lb) in each saddlebag.
  • Page 90: Accessory Connectors

    GENERAL INFORMATION Accessory Connectors NOTICE The electric power of the battery can Do not sit on the saddlebags. be used through the electric accessory Do not put load on the saddlebag connectors. • lids. AUX connector and iPod connector are located inside the left fairing pocket.
  • Page 91 GENERAL INFORMATION • Electrical connectors are located under the audio player and under the seat. Observe and follow the notes listed below. Accessory Connectors (Under Audio Player) Polarity Wire Color Brown/Blue (–) Black/Yellow A. Accessory Connectors (Under Audio Play- Observe and follow the notes listed below.
  • Page 92 • below. When using the electric accessory Accessory Connectors (Rear Speaker) connectors, the electric accessory Connectors Polarity Wire Color connection to the connectors should Black/White be done by an authorized Kawasaki Right dealer. (–) Blue/Red Black/Blue Left (–) Blue/White...
  • Page 93: Rear View Mirror

    GENERAL INFORMATION Rear View Mirror NOTICE Rear View Mirror Adjustment • “The vehicle has an electrical ac- Adjust the rear view mirror by slightly cessory circuit (20 A fuse) for the moving only the mirror portion of the connectors. Always install a fuse assembly.
  • Page 94 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Do not force to tighten and/or loosen the upper hexagonal area with a pair of spanners or wrench. Forcible loosening and/ or tightening may damage the upper hexagonal area and/or the turning mechanism of the stay A. Lower Hexagonal Area for Tightening B.
  • Page 95: Break-in

    BREAK-IN BREAK-IN The first 1 600 km (1 000 miles) that the motorcycle is ridden is designated as the break-in period. If the motorcycle is not used carefully during this period, you may very well end up with a “broken down” instead of a “broken in” motorcycle after a few thousand kilometers.
  • Page 96 During break-in, avoid sudden and maximum braking and ac- celeration, and hard cornering. In addition to the above, at 1 000 km (600 miles) it is extremely important that the owner has the initial maintenance service performed by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 97: How To Ride The Motorcycle

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Starting the Engine NOTICE • Check that the engine stop switch is This motorcycle has ETV (Elec- in the position. tronic Throttle Valve) system. After the ignition switch is turned off, the throttle valve opens and closes for about 5 seconds.
  • Page 98 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • • Insert the ignition key. Make sure the transmission is in • Turn the ignition key to “ON”. neutral. A. Ignition Switch A. Neutral Indicator Light B. ON Position NOTE ○ The motorcycle is equipped with a vehicle-down sensor, which causes the engine to stop automatically when the motorcycle falls down.
  • Page 99 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE then back to ”ON” before starting the and the side stand is down. How- engine. ever, the engine can be started if the • clutch lever is pulled and the side After the meter operation check, stand is fully up.
  • Page 100: Jump Starting

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Jump Starting Connecting Jumper Cables • If your motorcycle battery is “run Remove the seat. • Make sure the ignition key is turned down”, it should be removed and to “OFF”. charged. If this is not practical, a 12 volt booster battery and jumper cables may be used to start the engine.
  • Page 101 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Connect a jumper cable from the pedal or other unpainted metal sur- positive (+) terminal of the booster face. Do not use the negative (−) battery to the positive (+) terminal of terminal of the battery. the motorcycle battery.
  • Page 102 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • • When starting the engine, make sure After the engine has started, discon- to follow the following procedure. nect the jumper cables. Disconnect • Turn on the ignition switch first, and the negative (−) cable from the mo- then turn it off.
  • Page 103: Moving Off

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Moving Off NOTE • ○ Check that the side stand is up. The motorcycle is equipped with a • Pull in the clutch lever. side stand switch. This switch is de- • Shift into 1st gear. signed so that the engine does not •...
  • Page 104: Shifting Gears

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Shifting Gears NOTE • ○ Close the throttle while pulling in the The transmission is equipped with a clutch lever. positive neutral finder. When the mo- • Shift into the next higher or lower torcycle is standing still, the trans- gear.
  • Page 105 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Vehicle speed when shifting Shifting up km/h (mph) Shifting down km/h (mph) 1st → 2nd 6th → 5th 20 (12) 45 (28) 2nd → 3rd 5th → 4th 30 (19) 40 (25) 3rd → 4th 4th →...
  • Page 106: Braking

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE turning a corner, it is better to limit Braking • braking to the light application of Close the throttle completely, leaving both brakes or not to brake at all. Re- the clutch engaged (except when duce your speed before you get into shifting gears) so that the engine will the corner.
  • Page 107: Kawasaki Advanced Coactive- Braking Technology (k-act) - Anti-lock Brake System (abs)

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Kawasaki Advanced Coactive- braking Technology (K-ACT) - Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) K-ACT system supports the distribu- tion of the front/rear brake force in an optimum balance to maintain a stable vehicle position. When using the front brake lever, the right and left front cali- pers and the rear brake operate.
  • Page 108 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE prevent wheel lock-up and allows sta- be longer than that of equivalent mo- ble steering control while stopping. torcycle without ABS. Use special Although K-ACT system supports the caution in such areas. • distribution of the front/rear brake force ABS will help prevent wheel lock-up in an optimum balance.
  • Page 109 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING WARNING K-ACT ABS cannot protect the Use of non-recommended tires rider from all possible hazards may cause malfunctioning of K- and is not a substitute for safe ACT ABS and can lead to ex- riding practices.
  • Page 110: K-act Abs Indicator Light

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • to be applied. ABS does not function The light does not go on when the at the speed of approx. 5 km/h (3.1 ignition switch is turned on. • mph) or below. The light remains lit after the motor- ○...
  • Page 111: Stopping The Engine

    Shift the transmission into neutral. • Turn the ignition key to ”OFF”. should have K-ACT • checked by an authorized Kawasaki Support the motorcycle on a firm, dealer. level surface with the side stand. ○ • When the K-ACT ABS indicator light Lock the steering.
  • Page 112: Stopping The Motorcycle In An Emergency

    In an emergency situation such as throttle failure, your vehicle may be Emergency stopped by applying the brakes and Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been disengaging the clutch. Once this designed and manufactured to provide stopping procedure is initiated, the en- you optimum safety and convenience.
  • Page 113: Parking

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Parking • WARNING Shift the transmission into neutral and turn the ignition key to ”OFF”. The muffler and exhaust pipe are • Support the motorcycle on a firm, very hot while the engine is run- level surface with the side stand.
  • Page 114: Catalytic Converter

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Catalytic Converter WARNING This motorcycle is equipped with a catalytic converter in the exhaust sys- Gasoline is extremely flammable tem. The converter react with carbon and can be explosive under cer- monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen tain conditions, creating the po- oxides to convert them into carbon di- tential for serious burns.
  • Page 115 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE the converter allowing the converter WARNING to overheat and become damaged when the engine is hot, or reduces The muffler and exhaust pipe are converter performance when the en- very hot while the engine is run- gine is cold.
  • Page 116: Electronic Throttle Valve (etv) System

    If the service code is shown on the controlled to certain limit. The service meter, ask an authorized Kawasaki codes shown on the meter are 11, 18, dealer for repair. 49, 58, 97, 98 and the display is as fol-...
  • Page 117: Safe Operation

    SAFE OPERATION SAFE OPERATION Safe Riding Technique The points given below are applicable for everyday motorcycle use and should be carefully observed for safe and effective vehicle operation. For safety, eye protection and a When riding always keep both helmet are strongly recommended. hands on the handlebars and both You should be aware of and verify feet on the footpegs.
  • Page 118 SAFE OPERATION In general your actions should be In wet conditions, rely more on the smooth as sudden acceleration, throttle to control vehicle speed and braking or turning may cause loss less on the front and rear brakes. of control, especially when riding in The throttle should also be used ju- wet conditions or on loose roadway diciously to avoid skidding the rear...
  • Page 119 SAFE OPERATION Do not downshift at too high an r/ min (rpm) to avoid damage to the engine from overrevving. Avoiding unnecessary weaving is important to the safety of both the rider and other motorists.
  • Page 120: Daily Safety Checks

    SAFE OPERATION Daily Safety Checks Check the following items each day before you ride. The time required is mini- mal, and habitual performance of these checks will help ensure you a safe, reliable ride. If any irregularities are found during these checks, refer to the Maintenance and Adjustment chapter or see your dealer for the action required to return the motor- cycle to a safe operating condition.
  • Page 121 SAFE OPERATION Tires ......Air pressure (when cold): Up to 180 kg (397 lb) Front 200 kPa (2.00 kgf/cm², 28 psi) Load Up to 97.5 kg (215 lb) 250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm², 36 psi) Load Rear 97.5 ~ 180 kg (215 ~ 280 kPa (2.80 kgf/cm², 40 psi) 397 lb) Load Install the air valve cap.
  • Page 122 SAFE OPERATION Engine Stop Switch ..Stops engine. Side Stand ....Returns to its fully up position by spring tension. Return spring not weak or not damaged. Refer to the “Daily Safety Checks” caution label attached to the battery case cov-...
  • Page 123: Speed Operation

    SAFE OPERATION Additional Considerations for High Speed Operation WARNING Handling characteristics of a motorcycle at high speeds may vary from those you are familiar with at legal highway speeds. Do not attempt high speed operation unless you have received sufficient training and have the required skills.
  • Page 124 SAFE OPERATION Electrical Equipment: Make sure that the headlight, tail/brake light, turn signal lights, license plate light, horn, etc., all work properly. Miscellaneous: Make sure that all nuts and bolts are tight and that all safety re- lated parts are in good condition.
  • Page 125 Please note that Kawasaki cannot assume any responsibility for damage result- ing from incorrect or improper adjustment done by the owner.
  • Page 126: Periodic Maintenance Chart

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Periodic Maintenance Chart K : Should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. * : For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here. # : Service more frequently when operating in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy, high speed, or frequent starting/stopping.
  • Page 127 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation (Engine Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Items) • • • • Fuel hoses damage – year - inspect Fuel hoses installa- •...
  • Page 128 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation (Engine Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Items) • • • Air suction system damage - inspect •...
  • Page 129 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 2. Periodic Inspection (Chassis Related Items) Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) Clutch and drive train: Clutch operation •...
  • Page 130 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) Clutch hose in- • • • • • • • – stallation condi- year tion - inspect...
  • Page 131 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) Tire tread wear, • • • abnormal wear - inspect • •...
  • Page 132 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) Brake hose in- • • • • • • • stallation condi- year tion - inspect •...
  • Page 133 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) Suspensions: Front forks/rear shock absorber • • • – operation (damp- ing and smooth stroke) - inspect Front forks/rear...
  • Page 134 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) Steering stem • – bearings - lubri- 2 years cate Electrical system: Lights and •...
  • Page 135 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) Engine stop • • • – switch operation - year inspect Chassis: •...
  • Page 136 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 3. Periodic Replacement Frequency Whichev- er comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Every 1 (0.6) 12 (7.5) 24 (15) (22.5) (30) Change/Replacement Items Air cleaner element # - re- every 18 000 km (11 250 mile) place •...
  • Page 137 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichev- er comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Every 1 (0.6) 12 (7.5) 24 (15) (22.5) (30) Change/Replacement Items Rubber parts of master cyl- • – inder and caliper (or slave 4 years cylinder) - replace K Spark plug - replace...
  • Page 138: Engine Oil

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Because of the semi-dry sump lubri- Engine Oil cation system, the engine oil level indi- In order for the engine, transmission, cated on the dipstick will fluctuate and clutch to function properly, main- depending on the motorcycle's position tain the engine oil at the proper level, and engine speed when the engine is and change the oil and replace the oil...
  • Page 139 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • may be changed according to the fol- Check the engine oil level on the dip- lowing table. stick. The oil level should come up between the low and high level lines Air Temperature Idle Time (minutes)* on the dipstick.
  • Page 140 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT opening using a syringe or some oth- er suitable device. • If the oil level is too low, add the oil to reach the correct level. Use the same type and brand of oil that is al- ready in the engine.
  • Page 141 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Motor oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of used oil properly. Contact your local authorities for approved disposal methods or possible recycling. • Remove the oil filter and replace it with a new one. A. Oil Pan Drain Bolt (Front) NOTE B.
  • Page 142 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Apply a thin film of oil to the packing and tighten the oil filter to the speci- fied torque. A. Oil Filter A. Packing • Install the engine oil drain bolts with new gaskets and tighten them to the specified torque.
  • Page 143 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Fill the engine up to the upper level provide adequate lubrication for both line with a good quality engine oil the engine and the clutch. specified in the table. • Engine Oil Capacity Start the engine. •...
  • Page 144: Cooling System

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Cooling System Radiator and Cooling Fan - Check the radiator fins for obstruc- tion by insects or mud. Clean off any obstructions with a stream of low-pres- sure water. WARNING The cooling fan spins at high speed and can cause serious in- juries.
  • Page 145 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT adjustments in accordance with the NOTICE Periodic Maintenance Chart. Using high-pressure water, as Coolant - from a car wash facility, could Coolant absorbs excessive heat from damage the radiator fins and im- the engine and transfers it to the air at pair the radiator's effectiveness.
  • Page 146 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT coolant containing corrosion and rust NOTICE inhibitor chemicals are not used, over a period of time, the cooling system ac- If hard water is used in the sys- cumulates rust and scale in the water tem, it causes scale accumula- jacket and radiator.
  • Page 147 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT freezing point and strength directed on Coolant Level Inspection • the container. Situate the motorcycle so that it is perpendicular to the ground. • NOTICE Check the coolant level through the coolant level gauge on the reserve Permanent types of antifreeze on tank.
  • Page 148 Have the cooling system inspected by your author- ized Kawasaki dealer. A. F (Full) Level Line B. L (Low) Level Line C. Reserve Tank Coolant Filling •...
  • Page 149 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Remove the left side cover by pulling Remove the cap from the reserve out the cover out slowly to detach tank and add coolant through the fill- the projections. er opening to the F (Full) level line. A.
  • Page 150: Drive Belt

    • Tighten the bolt. belt in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart. Belt check and adjustment should be done by an authorized Kawasaki deal- NOTICE Improper drive belt deflection can result in belt damage. A. Projections B. Holes C.
  • Page 151: Spark Plugs

    The standard spark plug is shown in the table. The spark plugs should be replaced in accordance with the Peri- odic Maintenance Chart. Spark plug removal should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Spark Plug Standard NGK ILZKAR7B11 Plug 1.0 ~ 1.1 mm...
  • Page 152: Valve Clearance

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Valve Clearance Kawasaki Clean Air System Valve and valve seat wear is auto- The Kawasaki Clean Air System matically compensated for the valve (KCA) is a secondary air suction sys- clearance. So inspection and adjust- tem that helps the exhaust gases to ment of the valve clearance are not burn more completely.
  • Page 153: Air Cleaner

    NOTICE Use only the recommended air cleaner element (Kawasaki part number 11013-0031 or equivalent type). Using the any other air cleaner element will wear the en- gine prematurely or lower the en-...
  • Page 154 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Element Removal Remove the air cleaner bolt and the • Remove the left air cleaner housing air cleaner. If any part of the element cover by removing the bolts. is damaged, the element must be re- placed.
  • Page 155: Throttle Control System

    Chart, and adjust it if necessary. through into the fuel injection Adjustment should be done by an system, the throttle may stick or authorized Kawasaki dealer. become inoperable resulting in a hazardous operating condition. Throttle Grip - The throttle grip controls the butterfly valves in the throttle body.
  • Page 156: Idle Speed

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Inspection Idle Speed • Check that there is 2 ~ 3 mm (0.08 ~ The idle speed adjustment should be 0.12 in.) throttle grip play when lightly performed in accordance with the Peri- turning the throttle grip back and odic Maintenance Chart or whenever forth.
  • Page 157 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Shift the transmission into neutral. NOTE • ○ Start the engine, and warm it up thor- Without having the engine started, oughly. • the idle speed adjusting mode is not Push the “S” button for more than displayed.
  • Page 158 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Adjust the idle speed by pushing the NOTE “MODE-A” or “MODE-B” switches. ○ • The initial setting idle speed is 950 r/ The idle speed goes up 50 r/min min (rpm). ○ (rpm) at one time by pushing the The numerical values on the display “MODE-A”...
  • Page 159 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Push the “MODE-B” switch for more WARNING than two seconds to return the idle speed to the initial setting. Operation with damaged cables • Push the “S” button to return to the could result in an unsafe riding unit setting menu.
  • Page 160: Clutch

    Kawasaki dealer. Fluid Level Inspection • With the clutch fluid reservoir held...
  • Page 161: Brakes

    1 mm (0.04 in), replace both pads in the caliper as a set. Pad replace- ment should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. NOTE ○ A. Lining Thickness As for the motorcycle equipped with B.
  • Page 162 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Fluid Requirement Fluid Level Inspection • Use heavy-duty brake fluid only from The brake fluid level in the front a container marked DOT4 . brake fluid reservoir must be kept above the line (lower level line) next NOTICE to the gauge and that in the rear brake fluid reservoir (located near...
  • Page 163 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • If the fluid level in either reservoir is lower than the lower level line, check for fluid leaks in the brake lines, and fill the reservoir to the upper level line. Inside the front brake fluid reser- voir is a stepped line showing the upper level line.
  • Page 164 Fluid Change Have the brake fluid changed by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Front and Rear Brakes - A. Reservoir Disc and disc pad wear is automati- B. Cap cally compensated for and has no ef- C.
  • Page 165: Brake Light Switches

    The brake light should go on when feels mushy, have an authorized the front brake is applied. • Kawasaki dealer inspect it imme- If it does not, ask an authorized Ka- diately. wasaki dealer to inspect the front brake light switch.
  • Page 166 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Check the operation of the rear Adjustment • brake light switch by depressing the To adjust the rear brake light switch, brake pedal. The brake light should move the switch up or down by turn- go on after the proper pedal travel. ing the adjusting nut.
  • Page 167: Rear Shock Absorbers

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rear Shock Absorbers NOTICE The rear shock absorber should be To avoid damaging the electrical checked for operation and oil leakage connections inside the switch, be in accordance with the Periodic Main- sure that the switch body does tenance Chart.
  • Page 168 If there is any doubt about the rear adjust the air pressure as indicated. shock absorber, it should be in- The standard air pressure is atmos- spected by an authorized Kawasaki pheric pressure. Ordinarily, the heavier dealer. the total load becomes, the higher the air pressure should be set.
  • Page 169 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT To adjust the air pressure NOTE ○ Check and adjust the air pressure when the rear shock absorbers are cold (room temperature). • Remove the seat (see Seat section in the GENERAL INFORMATION chapter). • Raise the rear wheel off the ground by using a suitable jack.
  • Page 170 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • To lower the air pressure, push the WARNING valve core slightly. To raise the pres- sure, inject air through the valve with Excessively high or low air pres- a tire pump. Change the air pressure sure can adversely affect han- within the range specified in the pre- dling, creating the potential for a ceding table to suit various riding...
  • Page 171 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rebound Damping Force numbers on the adjuster show the set- The rebound damping force adjuster ting position. is located at the upper end of the rear The following table shows an exam- shock absorber. ple of damping force adjustment. To obtain stable handling and a suitable ride, adjust the damping force as indi- cated.
  • Page 172 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rebound Damping Force Adjustment ← → Adjuster Position IIII ← → Spring Action Weak Standard Strong ← → Setting Soft Standard Hard ← → Load Light Standard Heavy ← → Road Good Standard ← → Speed Standard High WARNING If both damping force adjusters...
  • Page 173: Wheels

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Wheels Tubeless tires are installed on the wheels of this motorcycle. The indica- tions of TUBELESS on the tire side wall and the rim show that the tire and rim are specially designed for tubeless use. A. TUBELESS Mark The tire and rim form a leakproof unit by making airtight contacts at the tire chamfers and the rim flanges instead...
  • Page 174 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Tires - WARNING Payload and Tire Pressure Failure to maintain proper inflation Installing a tube inside a tube- pressures or observe payload limits for less-type tire can create exces- your tires may adversely affect han- sive heat build up that can dling and performance of your motor- damage the tube and cause rapid cycle and can result in loss of control.
  • Page 175 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Remove the air valve cap. motorcycle has not been ridden • Check the tire pressure often, using more than a mile during the past 3 an accurate gauge. hours). • ○ Make sure to install the air valve cap Tire pressure is affected by changes securely.
  • Page 176 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT that 90% of all tire failures occur during Minimum Tread Depth the last 10% of tread life (90% worn). 1 mm Front So it is false economy and unsafe to (0.04 in.) use the tires until they are bald. •...
  • Page 177 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ○ When operating on public roadways, WARNING keep maximum speed under traffic law limits. Tires that have been punctured and repaired do not have the Standard Tire (Tubeless) same capabilities as undamaged Make, Type: tires and can suddenly fail, caus- BRIDGESTONE EXEDRA ing an accident resulting in seri-...
  • Page 178: Battery

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Battery WARNING The battery installed in this motor- cycle is a sealed type, so it is not nec- New tires are slippery and may essary to check the battery electrolyte cause loss of control and injury. level or add distilled water. A break-in period of 160 km (100 The sealing strip should not be miles) is necessary to establish...
  • Page 179 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT temperature. As temperatures rise, so Current Drain does the discharge rate. Every 15°C Days from Days from (27°F) doubles the rate. 100% 100% Electrical accessories, such as digi- Discharging charged to charged to tal clocks and computer memory, also Ampere 50% dis- 100% dis-...
  • Page 180 (check with a Kawasaki dealer). If you hold a charge. Battery failure due to will not be using the motorcycle for lon- sulfation is not warrantable.
  • Page 181 If the above chargers are not avail- Do not install a conventional bat- able, use equivalent one. tery in this motorcycle, or the For more details, ask a Kawasaki electrical system cannot work dealer. properly. Battery Charging •...
  • Page 182 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • NOTE Unscrew the battery case cover ○ screws, and then remove the battery If you charge the sealed battery, case cover. never fail to observe the instructions shown in the label on the battery. Battery Removal •...
  • Page 183 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Remove the (–) terminal bolt, and Remove the (+) terminal bolt, and then disconnect the (–) cable from then disconnect (+) cable from the the (–) terminal. (+) terminal. • Slide the red cap. A. (+) Terminal Bolt B.
  • Page 184 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Take the battery out of the battery NOTE ○ case. • When installing the battery, the Clean the battery using a solution of speedometer needle may momenta- baking soda and water. Be sure that ry point to the last reading. If the bat- the cable connections are clean.
  • Page 185: Headlight Beam

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Headlight Beam Vertical Adjustment The headlight beam is adjustable Horizontal Adjustment vertically. If adjusted too low, neither The headlight beam is adjustable low nor high beam will illuminate the horizontally. If not properly adjusted road far enough ahead. If adjusted too horizontally, the beam will point to one high, the high beam will fail to illumi- side rather than straight ahead.
  • Page 186: Fuses

    The main fuse removal should be done by an authorized Kawasaki deal- A. Fuse Boxes B. Fuse Box (K-ACT ABS)
  • Page 187 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Main Fuse A. Normal B. Failed WARNING NOTICE Substituting fuses can cause wir- Do not remove the battery and ing to overheat, catch fire and/or fuse for 6 seconds after turning fail. Do not use any substitute for off the ignition switch.
  • Page 188: Cleaning Your Motorcycle

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Cleaning Your Motorcycle Avoid wire brushes, steel wool, and all other abrasive pads or brushes. General Precautions • Use care when washing the deflec- Frequent and proper care of your Ka- tor, headlight cover, and other plastic wasaki motorcycle will enhance its ap- parts they...
  • Page 189 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • After cleaning your motorcycle, If the boot is damaged, replace it check the rubber boot covering the with a new one. If the boot is not shift pedal ball joint for correct instal- positioned in the groove correctly, re- lation.
  • Page 190 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Mix a mild neutral detergent (de- brakes and restores them to normal signed for motorcycles or automo- operating performance. biles) and water in bucket. Use a soft NOTE cloth or sponge to wash your motor- ○ cycle.
  • Page 191 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Painted Surfaces NOTICE After washing your motorcycle, coat painted surfaces, both metal and plas- Plastic parts may deteriorate and tic, with a commercially available mo- break if they come in contact with torcycle/automotive wax. Wax should chemical substances or house- be applied once every three months or hold cleaning products such as as conditions require.
  • Page 192 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 193: Storage

    STORAGE STORAGE Preparation for Storage • Clean the entire vehicle thoroughly. • Run the engine for about five minutes to warm the oil, shut it off, and drain the en- gine oil. WARNING Motor oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of used oil properly. Contact your local authorities for approved disposal methods or possible recycling.
  • Page 194 STORAGE • Empty the fuel system by running the engine at idle speed until the engine stalls (If left in for a long time, the fuel will break down and clog the fuel system.). • Remove the spark plugs and spray fogging oil directly into each cylinder. Push the starter button for a few seconds to coat the cylinder walls.
  • Page 195 STORAGE charge (one ampere or less) about once a month. Keep the battery well charged especially during cold weather. • Tie plastic bags over the mufflers to prevent moisture from entering. • Put a cover over the motorcycle to keep dust and dirt from collecting on it. Preparation after Storage •...
  • Page 196: Additional Considerations For High 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 197: Location Of Labels

    LOCATION OF LABELS LOCATION OF LABELS 1. Clutch Fluid 2. Brake Fluid (Front) 3. Brake Fluid (Rear) 4. Fuel Notice 5. Unleaded Gasoline...
  • Page 198 LOCATION OF LABELS 6. Daily Safety Checks 7. Battery Poison/Danger 8. Saddlebag Notice (Bag) 9. Saddlebag Notice (Lid) 10. Saddlebag Lid 11. Saddlebag Warning...
  • Page 199 LOCATION OF LABELS 12. Fairing Pocket Notice (Both Sides) 13. Tire and Load Data...
  • Page 200 LOCATION OF LABELS...
  • Page 201 LOCATION OF LABELS...
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  • Page 203 LOCATION OF LABELS...
  • Page 204 LOCATION OF LABELS (10)
  • Page 205 LOCATION OF LABELS (11) (12)
  • Page 206 LOCATION OF LABELS (13)

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