MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
Cleaning Your Motorcycle
Frequent and proper care of your Ka-
wasaki motorcycle will enhance its ap-
performance, and extend its useful life.
Covering your motorcycle with a high
quality, breathable motorcycle cover
will help protect its finish from harmful
UV rays, pollutants, and reduce the
amount of dust reaching its surfaces.
Be sure the engine and exhaust are
cool before washing.
Avoid applying degreaser to seals,
brake pads, and tires.
Avoid all harsh chemicals, solvents,
detergents, and household cleaning
products such as ammonia-based
Gasoline, brake fluid, clutch fluid,
and coolant will damage the finish of
painted and plastic surfaces: wash
them off immediately.
Avoid wire brushes, steel wool, and
all other abrasive pads or brushes.
Use care when washing the deflec-
tor, headlight cover, and other plastic
Avoid using pressure washers; water
can penetrate seals and electrical
components and damage your mo-
Avoid spraying water in delicate
areas such as in air intakes, fuel sys-
tem, brake components, electrical
components, audio system, muffler
outlets, and fuel tank openings.