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   Summary of Contents for Kawasaki Versys 1000 2013

  • Page 2 ENGLISH Motorcycle Owner's Manual Original instructions...
  • Page 4 GENERAL INFORMATION Quick Reference Guide HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE This Quick Reference Guide will SAFE OPERATION assist you in finding the information you're looking for. MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT STORAGE A Table of Contents is included after the Foreword.
  • Page 6 Whenever you see the symbols NOTE ○ shown below, heed their instructions! NOTE indicates information that may Always follow safe operating and main- help or guide you in the operation or tenance practices. service of the vehicle. DANGER DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious in- jury.
  • Page 7 NOTICE THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN MAN- UFACTURED FOR USE IN A REASONABLE AND PRUDENT MANNER BY A QUALIFIED OP- ERATOR AND AS A VEHICLE ON-...
  • Page 8 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 9 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. Mar. 15, 2013. (1)
  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SPECIFICATIONS ........ 12 Starter Button ......... 56 LOCATION OF PARTS ......16 Brake Lever Adjuster ......56 LOADING AND ACCESSORIES IN- Fuel Tank Cap ........57 FORMATION ........19 Fuel ............ 58 GENERAL INFORMATION ....22 Fuel Requirements: ....... 58 Meter Instruments ......
  • Page 12 Clutch ..........139 Parking ..........87 Drive Chain ........142 Catalytic Converter ......89 Brakes ..........150 KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control) .. 91 Brake Light Switches ......154 Power Mode ........95 Front Fork ..........157 KTRC and Power Mode Combination Rear Shock Absorber ......162 Wheels ..........167...
  • Page 13: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS PERFORMANCE Maximum Horsepower 86.8 kW (118 PS) @9 000 r/min (rpm) (HR) 78.2 kW (106 PS) @9 000 r/min (rpm) Maximum Torque 102 N·m (10.4 kgf·m, 75 ft·lb) @7 700 r/min (rpm) (HR) 96 N·m (9.8 kgf·m, 71 ft·lb) @6 800 r/min (rpm) Minimum Turning Radius 3 m (118 in.) DIMENSIONS...
  • Page 14 SPECIFICATIONS Firing Order 1-2-4-3 Fuel System FI (Fuel Injection) Ignition System Battery and coil (transistorized ignition) Ignition Timing (Electronically ad- 10° BTDC @1 100 r/min (rpm) ~ 40.2° BTDC @5 vanced) 200 r/min (rpm) Spark Plugs NGK CR9EIA-9 Lubrication System Forced lubrication (wet sump) Engine Oil: Type...
  • Page 15 SPECIFICATIONS 1.529 (26/17) 1.304 (30/23) 1.136 (25/22) 0.958 (23/24) FRAME Caster 27° Trail 107 mm (4.2 in.) Tire Size: Front 120/70ZR17 M/C 58 W Rear 180/55ZR17 M/C 73 W Rim Size: Front J17M/C × MT3.50 Rear J17M/C × MT5.50 Fuel Tank Capacity 21 L (5.5 US gal) ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT Battery...
  • Page 16 SPECIFICATIONS Even if one of LED (Light Emitting Diode) tail/brake lights 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 17: Location Of Parts

    LOCATION OF PARTS LOCATION OF PARTS 1. Clutch Lever 7. Right Handlebar Switches 2. Left Handlebar Switches 8. Front Brake Lever 3. Spring Preload Adjusters 9. Throttle Grip 4. Meter Instruments 10. Ignition Switch/Steering Lock 5. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster 6.
  • Page 18 LOCATION OF PARTS 1. Headlight 7. Seat 14. Side Stand 2. Windshield Adjusting 8. Tying Hooks 15. Shift Pedal Nuts 9. Tail/Brake Light 16. Brake Caliper 3. Turn Signal Lights 10. License Plate Light 17. Brake Disc 4. Spark Plugs 11.
  • Page 19 LOCATION OF PARTS 1. Spring Preload Adjuster 9. Oil Filter 2. Brake Fluid Reservoir (Rear) 10. Oil Level Inspection Window 3. Battery 11. Rear Brake Pedal 4. Rear Shock Absorber 12. Rear Brake Light Switch 5. Fuse Box 13. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster 6.
  • Page 20: Loading And Accessories Information

    Kawasaki Parts and Accessories motorcycle, make sure that the have been specially designed for motorcycle is not overloaded and use on Kawasaki motorcycles. We that you have followed these in- strongly recommend that all parts structions. and accessories you add to your mo-...
  • Page 21 LOADING AND ACCESSORIES INFORMATION prepared to assist you in making your Baggage weight should also be dis- determinations. tributed equally on both sides of the 1. Any passenger should be thor- motorcycle. Avoid carrying baggage oughly familiar with motorcycle op- that extends beyond the rear of the eration.
  • Page 22 Kawasaki cannot assume re- 7. Weight attached to the handlebar or front fork will increase the mass of sponsibility for the results of such the steering assembly and can re- unintended use of the motorcycle.
  • Page 23: General Information

    GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Meter Instruments A. Upper Meter Button B. Lower Meter Button C. Green Left Turn Signal Indi- cator Light D. Tachometer E. Red Zone F. Green Right Turn Signal In- dicator Light G. Blue High Beam Indicator Light H.
  • Page 24: Tachometer

    GENERAL INFORMATION Tachometer NOTICE The tachometer shows the engine speed in revolutions per minute (r/min, Engine r/min (rpm) should not be rpm). allowed to enter the red zone; op- On the up side of the tachometer eration in the red zone will over- face is a portion called the “red zone”.
  • Page 25: Multifunction Meter

    GENERAL INFORMATION Multifunction Meter A. Speedometer B. Multifunction Display - Odometer - Trip Meters - Current Mileage - Average Mileage - Cruising Range - Clock C. Fuel Gauge D. Economical Riding Indica- E. Power Mode Indicator F. Coolant and Outside Tem- perature Meter G.
  • Page 26 GENERAL INFORMATION Speedometer - The speedometer shows the speed of the vehicle in digital values. Meter Buttons and Multifunction Button - The following buttons are located on the meter instruments and the left han- dlebar switch to operate the various functions displayed multifunction me- ter.
  • Page 27 GENERAL INFORMATION When the “SEL” button is pushed, the displays can be shifted as follows. A. Multifunction Button B. Upper Button C. “SEL” Button A. Main Display D. Lower Button B. Power Mode Indicator C. KTRC Mode Indicator NOTE ○ For more detailed information about For safety, do not operate the meter the KTRC or power mode, see “Kawa-...
  • Page 28 GENERAL INFORMATION Unit Setting - To change the meter display units in The unit setting in the multifunction the multifunction meter as follows: • meter can be changed according to lo- Display the odometer in the multi- cal regulations. Make sure the unit set- function display.
  • Page 29 GENERAL INFORMATION Multifunction Display - When the upper meter button or The multifunction display indicates upper/lower button is pushed, the dis- the following modes. play modes can be shifted us follows. • Odometer • Trip Meter A • Trip Meter B •...
  • Page 30 GENERAL INFORMATION Odometer NOTE ○ The odometer shows the total dis- The data are maintained even if the tance in kilometers or miles that the ve- battery is disconnected. ○ hicle has run. If the odometer is When the figures come to 999999, displayed, the “ODO”...
  • Page 31 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ The data are maintained even if the battery is disconnected. ○ When the trip meter reaches 9999.9 while riding, the meter resets to 0.0 and continues counting. ○ The display unit modes can be changed, refer to the “Unit Setting” item in this section.
  • Page 32 GENERAL INFORMATION ○ The numerical value shows “– –.–” Current Mileage This display mode shows the current until 4 seconds have passed and the mileage by numerical value. The cur- speedometer is rises to above 0 km/ rent mileage display is renewed every h (0 mph).
  • Page 33 GENERAL INFORMATION • While the average mileage is dis- Cruising Range played, push the lower meter button This display shows the cruising and hold it in until the average mile- range by numerical value, and indi- age values resets to “– –. –”. cates the cruising range from the re- maining fuel in the fuel tank.
  • Page 34 GENERAL INFORMATION • NOTE Push the lower button for more than ○ 2 seconds. Both the hour and minute The display unit modes can be displays start blinking. changed, refer to the “Unit Setting” item in this section. ○ When the most bottom segment of the fuel gauge blinks, the cruising range displays “–...
  • Page 35 GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the lower meter button. The holding the button advances the hour display stops blinking and the hour or minute continuously. ○ minute display starts blinking. Push The clock works normally by the the upper meter button to advance back-up power while the ignition switch is turned “OFF”.
  • Page 36 Have the wiring inspected When vehicle stands with Side by an authorized Kawasaki dealer im- Stand, Fuel Gauge cannot show the mediately. amount of fuel in the fuel tank exactly.
  • Page 37 GENERAL INFORMATION • Coolant/Outside Temperature Meter The coolant temperature meter and outside temperature meter modes This meter shows the coolant tem- can be shifted alternately by pushing perature or outside temperature. the lower meter button. NOTE ○ The meter is displayed in the unit de- pending on the unit mode setting, re- fer to the “Unit Setting”...
  • Page 38 GENERAL INFORMATION • Coolant Temperature Meter If the coolant temperature is below 40°C (104°F), “– –“ is displayed. The coolant temperature gauge indi- cates temperature of the engine cool- ant. The “ ” symbol is displayed if the coolant temperature meter is se- lected.
  • Page 39 Have the cooling system checked by an au- thorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Coolant Temperature Warning Symbol B. Red Warning Indicator Light...
  • Page 40 GENERAL INFORMATION Outside Temperature Meter This display shows the outside tem- perature by numerical value. The out- side temperature display is renewed every 5 seconds. The “OUTSIDE” is displayed if the outside temperature meter is selected. A. Coolant Temperature Warning Symbol B.
  • Page 41 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Economical Riding Indicator - ○ When the operator is driving the mo- The outside temperature can be dis- torcycle for optimum fuel-efficiency, the played from –20°C (–4°F) to 60°C economical riding indicator appears on (140°F). ○ the multifunction meter to indicate fa- The outside temperature may not be vorable fuel consumption.
  • Page 42 GENERAL INFORMATION Power Mode Indicator - WARNING This indicator shows the selected Power Mode. For more detailed infor- Failing to properly observe the mation about the Power mode, see road ahead increases the chance “Power mode” section in the HOW TO of an accident resulting in severe RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE chapter.
  • Page 43: Warning/indicator Lights

    KTRC mode. For more detailed infor- pushed to the left or right, the turn sig- mation about the KTRC mode, see nal indicator light blinks. “Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC)” section in the HOW TO RIDE THE : When the headlight is on high MOTORCYCLE chapter.
  • Page 44 Light - goes on, have the DFI system checked : The engine warning indicator by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. light goes on when ignition key is turned to “ON” and goes off soon after ensuring that its circuit functions prop- erly.
  • Page 45 KTRC system. At this time, the KTRC system does not function. If the KTRC warning indicator light goes on, have the KTRC system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Yellow KTRC Indicator Light...
  • Page 46 GENERAL INFORMATION Yellow ABS Indicator Light - Red Warning Indicator Light - : The ABS (Anti-lock Brake Sys- This warning indicator light and the tem) indicator light goes on when the oil pressure warning symbol ( ignition switch is turned on and goes should go on whenever the ignition switch is turned to “ON”...
  • Page 47 If the warning indicator light goes on immobilizer warning symbol ( with the engine running, have its cause goes off soon after it is ensured that its checked by an authorized Kawasaki circuit is functioning properly. dealer. If the warning indicator light and Refer to the “Warning Symbols”...
  • Page 48 GENERAL INFORMATION switch to the “OFF” position, then the When the ignition switch is turned to “OFF”, the warning indicator light will warning indicator light will not blink. ○ start blinking, which indicates that the When the battery is connected, immobilizer system is functioning.
  • Page 49 If it goes on, stop the engine goes on, have the battery voltage and check the coolant level in the re- checked by an authorized Kawasaki serve tank after the engine cools down. dealer. Have the cooling system checked by NOTE an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 50: Keys

    Registering additional ignition key should be done by an au- thorized Kawasaki dealer. Blank keys are available at your Kawasaki deal- ers. Ask your dealer to make any addi- tional spare keys you may need, using your original key as a master. To make...
  • Page 51 Do not put two keys of any immo- If all ignition keys are lost, an au- bilizer system on the same key thorized Kawasaki dealer will ring. have to replace the ECU and or- Do not submerge any key in der new ignition keys.
  • Page 52 GENERAL INFORMATION If an improperly coded key is used or and hold the upper and lower meter any incorrect communication between buttons simultaneously for more than ECU and key is occurred, the engine 2 seconds, within twenty seconds does not start and warning indicator after turning the ignition key to the “OFF”...
  • Page 53: Ignition Switch/steering Lock

    GENERAL INFORMATION Ignition Switch/Steering Lock Engine off. Electrical circuits This is a four-position, key-operated off. switch. The key can be removed from Engine on. All electrical equip- the switch when it is in the OFF, LOCK, ment can be used. position.
  • Page 54: Left Handlebar Switches

    GENERAL INFORMATION Left Handlebar Switches A. Dimmer Switch B. Turn Signal Switch C. Horn Button D. Multifunction Button E. Passing Button F. Hazard Switch...
  • Page 55: Dimmer Switch

    GENERAL INFORMATION Dimmer Switch Horn Button High or low beam can be selected When the horn button is pushed, the with the dimmer switch. When the horn sounds. headlight is on high beam ( ), the Multifunction Button high beam indicator light goes on. Refer to the “Multifunction Meter “...
  • Page 56: Right Handlebar Switches

    GENERAL INFORMATION Right Handlebar Switches NOTICE Be careful not to use the hazard lights for more than 30 minutes, otherwise the battery may be- come totally discharged. A. Engine Stop Switch B. Starter Button Engine Stop Switch In addition to the ignition switch, the engine stop switch...
  • Page 57: Starter Button

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Brake Lever Adjuster ○ There is an adjuster on the brake lev- Although the engine stop switch er. The adjuster has 5 positions so that stops the engine, it does not turn off the released lever position can be ad- all the electrical circuits.
  • Page 58: Fuel Tank Cap

    GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel Tank Cap To open the fuel tank cap, pull up the key hole cover. 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.
  • Page 59: Fuel

    GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel Fuel Requirements: Your Kawasaki engine is designed to use only unleaded gasoline with a min- imum octane rating shown below. Never use gasoline with an octane rat- ing lower than the minimum specified by Kawasaki to prevent severe engine damage.
  • Page 60 GENERAL INFORMATION equal to or higher than that shown in NOTICE the table. If engine “knocking” or “pinging” Fuel Type Unleaded Gasoline occurs, use a different brand of gasoline of a higher octane rat- Ethanol Content E10 or less ing. If this condition is allowed to Research Octane Num- Minimum continue, it can lead to severe en-...
  • Page 61: Filling The Tank

    GENERAL INFORMATION Filling the Tank: WARNING Avoid filling the tank in the rain or where heavy dust is blowing so that Gasoline is extremely flammable the fuel does not get contaminated. and can be explosive under cer- tain conditions. Turn the ignition key to “OFF”.
  • Page 62: Side Stand

    GENERAL INFORMATION Side Stand NOTICE The motorcycle is equipped with a Certain ingredients in gasoline side stand. may cause paint fading or dam- age. Be extra careful not to spill fuel during refueling. A. Side Stand NOTE ○ When using the side stand, turn the handlebar to the left.
  • Page 63: Seat

    GENERAL INFORMATION stand fully up before sitting on the mo- Seat torcycle. Seat Removal Insert the ignition key into the seat NOTE lock, located on the seat cover. ○ The motorcycle is equipped with a Turn the key clockwise while pulling side stand switch.
  • Page 64 GENERAL INFORMATION • Place the tabs into the matching slot and receptacles. • Insert the hook at the rear of the seat into the lock on the frame. A. Seat B. Seat Lock C. Ignition Key D. Pull up and rear Seat Installation A.
  • Page 65: Tool Kit Case

    GENERAL INFORMATION • Pull up the rear end of the seat to Tool Kit Case make sure it is securely locked. The tool kit case is located under the seat. NOTE The kit contains tools that are helpful ○ in making roadside repairs, adjust- If there is difficulty removing the igni- ments, and some maintenance proce- tion key from the seat lock, turn it...
  • Page 66: Storage Compartment

    GENERAL INFORMATION • Remove the seat. Storage Compartment • Remove the bolt and open the tool The storage compartment is located kit case. under the seat. The compartment is used to store light items. A. Tool Kit Case B. Bolt C.
  • Page 67: Rear View Mirror

    GENERAL INFORMATION Rear View Mirror Rear View Mirror Adjustment • Adjust the rear view mirror by slightly moving only the mirror portion of the assembly. • If the rear visibility cannot be as- sured by moving the mirror, adjust the stay position by loosening the upper hexagonal area (lock nut).
  • Page 68: Windshield

    GENERAL INFORMATION • Windshield Tighten the adjusting nuts on the windshield. The windshield can be adjusted up • Be sure the windshield is fixed se- to about 30 mm (1.2 in.) in height to curely. suit the rider's preference. • Loosen the adjusting nuts on the windshield.
  • Page 69: Rear Carrier

    GENERAL INFORMATION Rear Carrier WARNING This motorcycle is equipped with car- riers on the rear. Overloading the motorcycle with cargo and/or passengers, and/or not balancing the weight of items carried on the rear car- rier may cause adverse handling, loss of control and an accident resulting in seri- ous injury or death.
  • Page 70: Tying Hooks

    When tying up light loads to the seat In common with many other vehicle and carrier, use the tying hooks located manufacturers, Kawasaki on the left and right grab rails. equipped this motorcycle with an event data recorder (EDR). The purpose of...
  • Page 71: Electric Accessory Connectors

    To read data recorded by an EDR, White/Blue Under Inner special equipment and access to the Cover EDR is required. Kawasaki will not ac- (–) Black/Yellow cess or share the EDR information Maximum Current : without obtaining your consent, unless...
  • Page 72 A. Accessory Connectors (Under Meter) the engine running. B. Accessory Connectors (Under Inner Cov- • When using the electric accessory connectors, the electric accessory connection to the connectors should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 73: 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 74 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 75: How To Ride The Motorcycle

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Turn the ignition key to “ON”. Starting the Engine • • Make sure the transmission is in Check that the engine stop switch is neutral. in the position. A. Green Neutral Indicator Light A.
  • Page 76 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE NOTICE ○ The motorcycle is equipped with a Do not operate the starter contin- vehicle-down sensor which causes uously for more than 5 seconds, the engine to stop automatically if or the starter will overheat and the motorcycle falls down.
  • Page 77 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE NOTICE ○ The motorcycle is equipped with a Do not let the engine idle longer starter lockout switch. This switch is than five minutes, or engine over- designed so that the engine does not heating and damage may occur.
  • Page 78: Jump Starting

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Jump Starting Connecting Jumper Cables • If your motorcycle battery is “run Remove the seat (see Seat section in the GENERAL INFORMATION down”, it should be removed and chapter). charged. If this is not practical, a 12 •...
  • Page 79 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Connect a jumper cable from the footpeg or other unpainted metal sur- positive (+) terminal of the booster face. Do not use the negative (–) ter- battery to the positive (+) terminal of minal of the battery. the motorcycle battery.
  • Page 80: Moving Off

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Follow the standard engine starting Moving Off • procedure. Check that the side stand is up. • Pull in the clutch lever. • NOTICE Shift into 1st gear. • Open the throttle a little, and start to Do not operate the starter contin- let out the clutch lever very slowly.
  • Page 81: Shifting Gears

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE Shifting Gears • ○ Close the throttle while pulling in the The motorcycle is equipped with a clutch lever. side stand switch. This switch is de- • Shift into the next higher or lower signed so that the engine does not gear.
  • Page 82: Braking

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE motorcycle is standing still, the trans- Braking • mission cannot be shifted past neu- Close the throttle completely, leaving tral from 1st gear. To use the positive the clutch engaged (except when neutral finder, shift down to 1st gear, shifting gears) so that the engine will then lift up on the shift pedal while help slow down the motorcycle.
  • Page 83 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • 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. Reduce your speed before you get into the corner.
  • Page 84: Anti-lock Brake System (abs)

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) ABS cannot compensate for adverse road conditions, misjudgment or im- ABS is designed to help prevent the proper application of brakes. You wheels from locking up when the must take the same care as with mo- brakes are applied hard while running torcycles not equipped with ABS.
  • Page 85 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE cause wheel lock up that makes it WARNING harder to control a motorcycle. • During braking, ABS will not prevent Use of non-recommended tires the rear wheel lifting. may cause malfunctioning of ABS and can lead to extended WARNING braking distance.
  • Page 86: Abs Indicator Light

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • checked by an authorized Kawasaki The light remains lit after the motor- dealer. cycle starts moving. • ○ When the ABS is functioning, you The light comes on and remains lit may feel a pulsing in the brake lever after the motorcycle starts moving.
  • Page 87: Stopping The Engine

    Stopping the Motorcycle in an • Close the throttle completely. Emergency • Shift the transmission into neutral. Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been • Turn the ignition key to “OFF”. designed and manufactured to provide • Support the motorcycle on a firm, you optimum safety and convenience.
  • Page 88: Parking

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE In an emergency situation such as Parking throttle failure, your vehicle may be WARNING stopped by applying the brakes and disengaging the clutch. Once this stop- Operating or parking the vehicle ping procedure is initiated, the engine near flammable materials can stop switch may be used to stop the cause a fire, and can result in...
  • Page 89 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE and the motorcycle is not close to WARNING any source of flame or sparks; this includes any appliance with a pilot The engine and exhaust system light. get extremely hot during normal operation and can cause serious WARNING burns.
  • Page 90: Catalytic Converter

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE blinking for greater visibility by turn- Catalytic Converter ing the ignition key to the posi- This motorcycle is equipped with a tion and push in the hazard switch. catalytic converter in the exhaust sys- tem. The converter reacts with carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides to convert them into carbon di- oxide, water, nitrogen and oxygen re-...
  • Page 91 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Use only unleaded gasoline. Never WARNING use leaded gasoline. Leaded gaso- line significantly reduces the capabil- Operating or parking the vehicle ity of the catalytic converter. near flammable materials can • Do not operate the vehicle with the cause a fire, and can result in engine of any one cylinder misfiring.
  • Page 92: Ktrc (kawasaki Traction Control)

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Con- WARNING trol) KTRC is an intelligent system that KTRC cannot protect the rider calculates the slip level of the rear from all possible hazards and is wheel (wheelspin) during acceleration not a substitute for safe riding and controls the optimum slip ratio to practices.
  • Page 93 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Mode 1: WARNING KTRC least intervenes among the three modes. This mode gives maxi- Use of nonrecommended tires mum acceleration for sport riding. could cause a malfunction or im- proper operation of KTRC. Al- Mode 2: ways recommended KTRC intervention is at the inter-...
  • Page 94 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE KTRC mode setting - OFF can be selected only when the • Close the throttle grip completely. motorcycle is at a stop. • Push the “SEL” button to select the KTRC mode indicator. When the Upper Button: KTRC mode indicator is selected, it Mode3 →...
  • Page 95 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • ○ When 30 seconds have passed or Check the indicator to make sure the throttle is opened after the KTRC that the mode has been changed. mode indicator starts blinking, it When the traction control is activated stops blinking and the selected rear wheel starts to break traction, mode is fixed.
  • Page 96: Power Mode

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Indicator Light” section in the GENER- Power Mode AL INFORMATION chapter. The Power mode determines the en- gine power output characteristics and NOTE has two settings. ○ In the KTRC mode 1-3, the selected The Power mode and the KTRC can mode is maintained even when the be set separately.
  • Page 97 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Power mode setting - Upper Button: Mode F (Full Power) • Close the throttle grip completely. Lower Button: Mode L (Low Power) • Push the “SEL” button to select the NOTE Power mode indicator. When the ○...
  • Page 98: Ktrc And Power Mode Combination

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Check the indicator to make sure KTRC and Power Mode Combi- that the mode has been changed. nation By combining the KTRC mode and Power mode, the eight-pattern settings are available to suit the various condi- tions.
  • Page 99 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE examples of mode combinations...
  • Page 100: 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 101 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 102 SAFE OPERATION Do not downshift at too high an r/ min (rpm) to avoid damage from overrevving to the engine. Avoiding unnecessary weaving is important to the safety of both the rider and other motorists.
  • Page 103: Daily Checks

    SAFE OPERATION Daily Checks Check the following items each day before you ride. The time required is minimal, and habitual performance of these checks will help ensure you a safe, reliable ride. If any irregularities are found during these checks, refer to the MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chapter or see your dealer for the action required to return the motorcycle to a safe operating condition.
  • Page 104 SAFE OPERATION Front 250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm², 36 psi) 290 kPa (2.90 kgf/cm², 42 psi) Rear Install the air valve cap. Drive Chain ....Slack 25 ~ 35 mm (1.0 ~ 1.4 in.). Lubricate when chain is dry. Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners Check that steering and suspension components, axles, and all controls are properly tightened or fastened.
  • Page 105 SAFE OPERATION Return spring not weak or not damaged.
  • Page 106: Additional Considerations For High Speed Operation

    SAFE OPERATION Additional Considerations for High Speed Operation Brakes: The importance of the brakes, especially during high speed operation, cannot be overemphasized. Check to see that they are correctly adjusted and func- tioning properly. Steering: Looseness in the steering can cause loss of control. Check to see that the handlebar turns freely but has no play.
  • Page 107 SAFE 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 108: Maintenance And Adjustment

    Please note that Kawasaki cannot assume any responsibility for damage result- ing from incorrect or improper adjustment done by the owner.
  • Page 109: 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 110 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Engine Items) • • • • Idle speed - inspect • • •...
  • Page 111 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Engine Items) Radiator hoses in- • • • • stallation condition - year inspect •...
  • Page 112 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 2. Periodic Inspection (Chassis Related Items) Frequency Which- ever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) 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 113 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) • • • Drive chain guide – wear - inspect Wheels and tires: •...
  • Page 114 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) Brake system: • • • • • • • Brake fluid leak - in- year spect •...
  • Page 115 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) Brake operation (ef- • • • • • • • fectiveness, play, year drag) - inspect...
  • Page 116 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) • • • Rocker arm opera- – tion - inspect •...
  • Page 117 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) • • • Headlight aiming - year inspect • • •...
  • Page 118 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 3. Periodic Replacement Frequency Whichever comes first *Odometer Reading km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) See Page Every (0.6) (7.5) (15) (22.5) (30) Change/Replacement Items K Air cleaner element - replace # every 18 000 km (11 250 mile) •...
  • Page 119: Engine Oil

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Engine Oil Oil Level Inspection • If the oil has just been changed, start In order for the engine, transmission, the engine and run it for several mi- and clutch to function properly, main- nutes at idle speed. This fills the oil tain the engine oil at the proper level, filter with oil.
  • Page 120 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Check the engine oil level through opening using a syringe or some oth- the oil level gauge. With the motor- er suitable device. • cycle held level, the oil level should If the oil level is too low, add the oil to come up between the upper and low- reach the correct level.
  • Page 121 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. A. Oil Pressure Warning Symbol ( B. Red Warning Indicator Light A.
  • Page 122 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Engine oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of used oil properly. Contact your local authorities for approved disposal methods or possible recycling. • If the oil filter is to be replaced, re- move the oil filter cartridge and re- place it with a new one.
  • Page 123 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Apply a thin film of oil to the packing Tightening Torque and tighten the cartridge to Engine Oil Drain Bolt: specified torque. 29 N·m (3.0 kgf·m, 21 ft·lb) Oil Filter: 17 N·m (1.7 kgf·m, 13 ft·lb) Recommended Engine Oil Type: API SG, SH, SJ, SL or SM with JASO...
  • Page 124 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Engine Oil Capacity Although 10W-40 engine oil is the recommended oil for most conditions, Capacity: the oil viscosity may need to be 3.2 L (3.4 US qt) changed to accommodate atmospheric (when filter is not removed) 3.8 L (4.0 US qt) conditions in your riding area.
  • Page 125: Cooling System

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Cooling System NOTICE Radiator and Cooling Fan - Check the radiator fins for obstruc- Using high-pressure water, as tion by insects or mud. Clean off any from a car wash facility, could obstructions with a stream of low-pres- damage the radiator fins and im- sure water.
  • Page 126 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT adjustments in accordance with the coolant containing corrosion and rust Periodic Maintenance Chart. inhibitor chemicals are not used, over a period of time, the cooling system ac- Coolant - cumulates rust and scale in the water Coolant absorbs excessive heat from jacket and radiator.
  • Page 127 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT freezing point and strength directed on NOTICE the container. If hard water is used in the sys- NOTICE tem, it causes scale accumula- tion in the water passages, and Permanent types of antifreeze on considerably reduces the effi- the market have anti-corrosion ciency of the cooling system.
  • Page 128 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Coolant Level Inspection • Situate the motorcycle so that it is perpendicular to the ground. • Check the coolant level if it is be- tween the F (Full) and L (Low) level lines. NOTE ○ Check the level when the engine is cold (room or atmospheric tempera- ture).
  • Page 129 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Coolant Filling NOTE • ○ Remove the right fairing by removing The right upper fairing use the quick the bolts and quick rivet. • rivet. The quick rivet can be removed Clear the projections from the grom- by pushing the central pin into the mets, and remove the right upper quick rivet, and when installing it, pull...
  • Page 130 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Quick Rivet Installation Remove the cap from the reserve tank and add coolant through the fill- er opening to the F (Full) level line. A. Quick Rivet B. Central Pin C. Pull up fully. A. Reserve Tank D.
  • Page 131 Kawasaki dealer. A. Right Upper Fairing Coolant Change B. Hook Have the coolant changed by an au- C. Slot thorized Kawasaki dealer. D. Projections E. Grommets NOTE ○ In an emergency you can add water alone to the coolant reserve tank,...
  • Page 132: 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 CR9EIA-9 Plug 0.8 ~ 0.9 mm...
  • Page 133: Valve Clearance

    Inspection and adjustment should be flow only from the air cleaner into the done by an authorized Kawasaki deal- exhaust port. Any air that has passed the air suction valve is prevented from...
  • Page 134: Air Cleaner

    The air cleaner element must be re- placed in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart. In dusty, rainy, or muddy conditions, the air cleaner ele- ment should be serviced more fre- quently than recommended interval. Removal and cleaning should be done by an authorized Kawasaki deal-...
  • Page 135 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Oil Draining • WARNING Inspect the transparent reservoir lo- cated on the left side of the engine to Oil on tires will make them slip- see if any oil or water has run down pery and can cause an accident from the air cleaner housing.
  • Page 136: Throttle Control System

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Throttle Control System Inspection • Check that the throttle grip play is Check the throttle grip play each day correct by lightly turning the throttle before riding the motorcycle, and carry grip back and forth. out maintenance and adjustments in accordance with the Periodic Mainte- nance Chart.
  • Page 137 If the throttle cables cannot be ad- justed with the adjuster at the upper of the throttle cable, further adjust- ment of the throttle cables should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • With the engine idling, turn the han-...
  • Page 138: Engine Vacuum Synchronization

    Be sure to cally in accordance with the Periodic correct any of these conditions be- Maintenance Chart by an authorized fore idling. Kawasaki dealer. NOTE WARNING ○ Poor engine vacuum synchroniza- Operation with improperly ad-...
  • Page 139: Idle Speed

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Idle Speed The idle speed adjustment should be performed in accordance with the Peri- odic Maintenance Chart or whenever the idle speed is disturbed. Adjustment • Start the engine, and warm it up thor- oughly. • Adjust the idle speed by turning the idle adjusting screw.
  • Page 140: Clutch

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT correct any of these conditions be- Clutch fore riding. Due to friction plate wear and clutch cable stretch over a long period of use, the clutch operation should be checked WARNING each day before riding the motorcycle, Operation with damaged cables and must be adjusted in accordance could result in an unsafe riding...
  • Page 141 If the play is incorrect, adjust the lev- slides smoothly. If there is any irregu- er play as follows. larity, have the clutch cable checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • Adjustment • Check the clutch lever play as shown Turn the adjuster so that the clutch in the figure.
  • Page 142 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • If it cannot be done, use the nuts at NOTE ○ the lower end of the clutch cable. After the adjustment is made, start the engine and check that the clutch does not slip and releases properly. ○...
  • Page 143: Drive Chain

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Drive Chain Chain Slack Inspection • Set the motorcycle up on its side The drive chain slack and lubrication stand. must be checked each day before rid- • Rotate the rear wheel to find the po- ing the motorcycle and must be main- sition where the chain is tightest, and tained in accordance with the Periodic measure the maximum chain slack...
  • Page 144 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • If the drive chain is too tight or too Chain Slack Adjustment • loose, adjust it so that the chain Remove the cotter pin, and loosen slack will be within the standard val- the rear axle nut. •...
  • Page 145 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • If the chain is too loose, turn out the left and right chain adjusters evenly. • If the chain is too tight, turn in the left and right chain adjusters evenly. • Turn out both chain adjusters evenly until the drive chain has the correct amount of slack.
  • Page 146 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Rotate the wheel, measure the chain WARNING slack again at the tightest position, and readjust if necessary. Misalignment of the wheel will re- • Install a new cotter pin through the sult in abnormal wear, and may rear axle nut and axle, and spread its result in an unsafe riding condi- ends.
  • Page 147 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE WARNING ○ When inserting the cotter pin, if the A loose axle nut can lead to an slots in the nut do not align with the accident resulting in serious in- cotter pin hole in the axle shaft, tight- jury or death.
  • Page 148 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Wear Inspection Remove the bolts and the chain cov- • Slide the clip to the back. A. Clip A. Bolts B. Slide to back B. Chain Cover • Stretch the chain taut either by using the chain adjusters, or by hanging a 10 kg (22 lb) weight on the chain.
  • Page 149 It is an endless type and should not be cut for installation; have it installed by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • Rotate the rear wheel to inspect the drive chain for damaged rollers, and loose pins and links.
  • Page 150 B. Worn Teeth C. Damaged Teeth • If there is any irregularity, have the drive chain and/or the sprockets re- placed by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Lubrication Lubrication is necessary after riding through rain or on wet roads, or any...
  • Page 151: Brakes

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Wipe off any lubricant that gets on Brakes the tire surface. Brake Wear Inspection Inspect the brakes for wear. For each front and rear disc brake caliper, if the thickness of either pad is less than 1 mm (0.04 in.), replace both pads in the caliper as a set.
  • Page 152 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Brake Fluid - Fluid Level Inspection • In accordance with the Periodic The brake fluid level in the front Maintenance Chart, inspect the brake brake fluid reservoir must be kept fluid level in both the front and rear above the line (lower level line) next brake fluid reservoirs and change the to the gauge and that in the rear...
  • Page 153 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 154 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE WARNING ○ First, tighten until slight resistance is Mixing brands and types of brake felt, which indicates that the cap is fluid can reduce the brake sys- seated on the reservoir body, and tem’s effectiveness and cause an tighten the cap an additional 1/6 turn accident resulting in injury or while holding the brake fluid reser-...
  • Page 155: Brake Light Switches

    Brake Light Switches Have the brake fluid changed by an When either the front or rear brake is authorized Kawasaki dealer. applied, the brake light goes on. The front brake light switch requires no ad- Front and Rear Brakes -...
  • Page 156 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Check the operation of the rear Adjustment • brake light switch by depressing the Remove the right front footpeg brake pedal. The brake light should bracket bolts. • go on after the proper pedal travel. Pull the footpeg bracket a little bit outward.
  • Page 157 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • To adjust the rear brake light switch, NOTICE move the switch up or down by turn- ing the adjusting nut. To avoid damaging the electrical connections inside the switch, be sure that the switch body does not turn during adjustment.
  • Page 158: Front Fork

    Spring preload and Rebound damping • If any doubt about the front fork, it force. should be checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Inner Tube...
  • Page 159 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Spring Preload Adjustment The spring preload adjuster is lo- cated at the top end of each front fork leg and can be adjusted. • To increase spring preload and stif- fen the suspension, turn the preload adjuster clockwise with the wrench. •...
  • Page 160 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Spring Preload Setting 19 mm (0.75 12 mm (0.47 ← → Adjuster Position 4 mm (0.16 in.) in.) in.) ← → Spring Action Weak Standard Strong ← → Setting Soft Standard Hard ← → Load Light Standard Heavy ←...
  • Page 161 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rebound Damping Force Adjuster Ad- justment (Right Fork only) The rebound damping force adjuster are located on top of right front fork leg. • Turn the adjuster clockwise with a screw driver to increase damping force. • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease damping force.
  • Page 162 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rebound Damping Force Setting (Right Fork only) Adjuster Rebound ← → 7 clicks** 12 clicks** Position Damping ← → Damping Force Strong Standard Weak ← → Setting Hard Standard Soft ← → Load Heavy Standard Light ← →...
  • Page 163: Rear Shock Absorber

    If there is any doubt about the rear Rear Shock Absorber shock absorber, it should be in- The rear shock absorber should be spected by an authorized Kawasaki checked for operation and oil leakage dealer. in accordance with the Periodic Main- tenance Chart.
  • Page 164 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Spring Preload Adjustment • Turn the adjuster in or out to the de- sired position. • Turning the adjuster clockwise in- creases the spring preload, and turn- ing it counterclockwise decreases the spring preload. A. Adjuster...
  • Page 165 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Spring Preload Setting ← → Adjuster Position 1 click* 1 click* 24 clicks** ← → Spring Action Weak Standard Strong ← → Setting Soft Standard Hard ← → Load Light Standard Heavy ← → Road Good Standard ←...
  • Page 166 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE Rebound Damping Force Adjustment The rebound damping force adjuster Do not turn the rebound damping is located at the lower end of the rear force adjuster beyond the fully shock absorber. seated position or the adjusting mechanism may be damaged.
  • Page 167 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rebound Damping Force Setting Adjuster Rebound ← → 2 turns out** 3 3/4 turns out** Position Damping ← → Damping Force Strong Standard Weak ← → Setting Hard Standard Soft ← → Load Heavy Standard Light ← →...
  • Page 168: 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 spoke 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 169 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 170 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ○ Tire pressure is affected by changes Tire Wear, Damage in ambient temperature and altitude, As the tire tread wears down, the tire and so the tire pressure should be becomes more susceptible to puncture checked and adjusted when your rid- and failure.
  • Page 171 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • In accordance with the Periodic Minimum Tread Depth Maintenance Chart, measure the 1 mm Front – depth of the tread with a depth (0.04 in.) gauge, and replace any tire that has Under 130 km/h 2 mm worn down to the minimum allowable (80 mph) (0.08 in.)
  • Page 172 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- PIRELLI SCORPION TRAIL Front ing an accident resulting in seri-...
  • Page 173: 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 174 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT temperature. As temperature rises, so Current Drain does the discharge rate. Every 15°C Days from Days from (59°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 175 12.8 volts, the battery should be Battery Mate 150-9 charged using an appropriate charger OptiMate 4 (check with a Kawasaki dealer). If you Yuasa MB-2040/2060 will not be using the motorcycle for lon- Christie C10122S ger than two weeks, the battery should...
  • Page 176 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT If the above chargers are not avail- NOTICE able, use equivalent one. For more details, ask a Kawasaki Never remove the sealing strip, dealer. or the battery can be damaged. Do not install a conventional bat- Battery Charging - •...
  • Page 177 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Battery Removal Unlock the rubber band. • • Remove the seat (see Seat section Take the battery out of the case. • in the GENERAL INFORMATION Clean the battery using a solution of chapter). baking soda and water. Be sure that •...
  • Page 178: Headlight Beam

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Cover the (+) terminal with the red Headlight Beam cap. Horizontal Adjustment • Reinstall the removed parts. The headlight beam is adjustable horizontally. If not properly adjusted horizontally, the beam will point to one side rather than straight ahead. •...
  • Page 179 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Vertical Adjustment The headlight beam is adjustable vertically. If adjusted too low, neither low nor high beam will illuminate the road far enough ahead. If adjusted too high, the high beam will fail to illumi- nate the road close ahead, and the low beam will blind oncoming drivers.
  • Page 180: Fuses

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Fuses The main fuse removal should be done by an authorized Kawasaki deal- Fuses are arranged in the fuse box located under the seat. The main fuse is located under the fuel tank. If a fuse fails during operation, inspect the elec-...
  • Page 181: General Lubrication

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT General Lubrication WARNING Lubricate the points shown below, with either motor oil or regular grease, Substituting fuses can cause wir- in accordance with the Periodic Main- ing to overheat, catch fire and/or tenance Chart or whenever the vehicle fail.
  • Page 182 (K) Throttle Inner Cable Upper Ends • Front Brake Lever • (K): Should be serviced by an author- Rear Brake Pedal ized Kawasaki dealer. Lubricate the following cables with NOTE a pressure cable luber - • ○ (K) Clutch Inner Cable After connecting the cables, adjust •...
  • Page 183: Cleaning Your Motorcycle

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Cleaning Your Motorcycle WARNING General Precautions Frequent and proper care of your Ka- Build-up of debris or flammable wasaki motorcycle will enhance its ap- material in and around the ve- pearance, optimize overall hicle chassis, engine, and ex- performance, and extend its useful life.
  • Page 184 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Be sure the engine and exhaust are Avoid spraying water in delicate cool before washing. areas such as in air intakes, fuel sys- • Avoid applying degreaser to seals, tem, brake components, electrical brake pads, and tires. components, muffler outlets, and fuel •...
  • Page 185 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • If the boot is damaged, replace it Mix a mild neutral detergent (de- with a new one. If the boot is not signed for motorcycles or automo- positioned in the groove correctly, re- biles) and water in a bucket. Use a place it in the correct position.
  • Page 186 • If any doubt, consult an authorized immediately wash your motorcycle Kawasaki dealer. with cold water. Do not use warm water as it accelerates the chemical Windshield and Other Plastic Parts reaction of the salt. After drying, ap-...
  • Page 187 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT aluminum polish. Coated aluminum NOTICE should be washed with a mild neutral detergent and finished with a spray Plastic parts may deteriorate and polish. Aluminum wheels, both painted break if they come in contact with and unpainted can be cleaned with chemical substances or house- special non-acid based wheel spray hold cleaning products such as...
  • Page 188 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Rubber protectants can be slip- pery and, if used on the tread area, cause loss of traction re- sulting in accident causing injury or death. Do not apply rubber protectant to any tread area.
  • Page 189: 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 Engine oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of used oil properly. Contact your local authorities for approved disposal methods or possible recycling.
  • Page 190 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 could clog the fuel system.). • Reduce tire pressure by about 20%. •...
  • Page 191: 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 192: Location Of Labels

    LOCATION OF LABELS LOCATION OF LABELS All warning labels which are on your vehicle are repeated here. Read labels on your vehicle and understand them thoroughly. They contain information which is important for your safety and the safety of anyone else who may op- erate your vehicle.
  • Page 193 LOCATION OF LABELS 2. Important Drive Chain Information 3. Tire and Load Data 4. Brake Fluid (Rear) 5. Fuel Notice...
  • Page 194 LOCATION OF LABELS 6. Battery Poison/Danger 7. Radiator Cap Danger...
  • Page 195 LOCATION OF LABELS 1. Read Owner's Manual 2. Tire Pressure, see page 168 3. Front tire size and manufacture, see page 171 4. Rear tire size and manufacture, see page 171 5. Maximum load, see page 168 1. Read Owner's Manual 2.
  • Page 196 LOCATION OF LABELS 1. Read Owner's Manual 2. Unleaded gasoline, see page 59 3. Octane rating of gasoline, see page...
  • Page 197 LOCATION OF LABELS...

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