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  • Page 2 ENGLISH Motorcycle Owner's Manual Original instructions...
  • Page 4 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 5 NOTICE THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN MAN- UFACTURED FOR USE IN A REA- SONABLE PRUDENT MANNER BY A QUALIFIED OP- ERATOR AND AS A VEHICLE ON-...
  • Page 6 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 7 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. Apr. 12, 2013. (1)
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SPECIFICATIONS ........ 10 Engine Stop Switch ....... 65 LOCATION OF PARTS ......14 Starter Button ......... 66 LOADING AND ACCESSORIES IN- START/STOP Switch (for Stop FORMATION ........17 Watch) ........66 GENERAL INFORMATION ....20 Brake Lever Adjuster ......66 Meter Instruments ......
  • Page 10 General Lubrication ......192 Periodic Maintenance Chart ....111 Cleaning Your Motorcycle ....193 Engine Oil ..........122 STORAGE ..........199 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ..201 Cooling System ........127 Spark Plugs ........134 LOCATION OF LABELS ...... 202 Valve Clearance .........135 Kawasaki Clean Air System ....135...
  • Page 11: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS PERFORMANCE Maximum Horsepower 147.1 kW (200.1 PS) @13 000 r/min (rpm) (HR) 78.2 kW (106 PS) @12 500 r/min (rpm) Maximum Torque 112 N·m (11.4 kgf·m, 82.6 ft·lb) @11 500 r/min (rpm) (HR) 78 N·m (8.0 kgf·m, 57.5 ft·lb) @5 200 r/min (rpm) Minimum Turning Radius 3.4 m (134 in.) DIMENSIONS...
  • Page 12 SPECIFICATIONS Cylinder Numbering Method Left to right, 1-2-3-4 Firing Order 1-2-4-3 Fuel System FI (Fuel Injection) Ignition System Battery and coil (transistorized ignition) Ignition Timing (Electronically 10° BTDC @1 100 r/min (rpm) ~ 42.5° BTDC @10 500 advanced) r/min (rpm) Spark Plugs NGK CR9EIA-9 Lubrication System...
  • Page 13 SPECIFICATIONS 1.737 (33/19) 1.571 (33/21) 1.444 (26/18) 1.348 (31/23) FRAME Castor 25° Trail 107 mm (4.2 in.) Tire Size: Front 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) Rear 190/55ZR17 M/C (75W) Rim Size: Front J17M/C × MT3.50 Rear J17M/C × MT6.00 Fuel Tank Capacity 17 L (4.5 US gal) ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT Battery...
  • Page 14 HR: with Honeycomb Catalytic Converter (Restricted model) 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...
  • Page 15: Location Of Parts

    LOCATION OF PARTS LOCATION OF PARTS 1. Clutch Lever 6. Brake Fluid Reservoir (Front) 2. Left Handlebar Switches 7. Right Handlebar Switches 3. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster (Front 8. Front Brake Lever Fork) 9. Throttle Grip 4. Compression damping force adjuster 10.
  • Page 16 LOCATION OF PARTS 12. Headlight 20. Passenger's Seat 28. Shift Pedal 13. Air Cleaner Intake 21. Tail/Brake Light 29. Compression damping 14. Turn Signal Lights 22. License Plate Light force adjusters 15. Spark Plugs 23. Brake Disc 30. Drive Chain 16.
  • Page 17 LOCATION OF PARTS 32. Fuse Boxes 38. Swingarm 33. Battery 39. Rear Shock Absorber 34. Rebound damping force adjuster 40. Brake Fluid Reservoir (Rear) 35. Fuel Tank Cap 41. Rear Brake Pedal 36. Coolant Reserve Tank 42. Rear Brake Light Switch 37.
  • Page 18: 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 19 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 Any passenger should be thor- motorcycle. Avoid carrying baggage oughly familiar with motorcycle op- that extends beyond the rear of the eration.
  • Page 20 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 21: General Information

    GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Meter Instruments A. Upper Button B. Lower Button C. Tachometer (with Shift-Up Indicator) D. Red Zone E. Ambient Brightness Sen- F. Turn Signal Indicator Light G. Warning Indicator Light (Red) H. Neutral Indicator Light I. Multifunction Meter J.
  • Page 22 E. Ambient Brightness Sen- F. Turn Signal Indicator Light G. Warning Indicator Light (Red) H. Neutral Indicator Light I. Multifunction Meter J. High Beam Indicator Light K. Warning Indicator Light (Yellow) L. ABS Indicator Light KIBS * : Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System...
  • Page 23: Tachometer

    If the tachometer does not operate On the right side of the tachometer correctly, have it checked by an author- face is a portion called the “red zone”. ized Kawasaki dealer. Engine r/min (rpm) in the red zone is NOTICE above maximum recommended engine...
  • Page 24 GENERAL INFORMATION to the next higher gear with flashing Shift-up Indicator Setting - the tachometer LED segments. The shift-up indicator has three The shift-up indicator can be used in modes, light off, fast flashing or slow closed course competition. Do not use flashing.
  • Page 25 GENERAL INFORMATION • Turn the ignition switch to “ON”. will shift between Light ON (shift-up • Push the upper and lower buttons si- indicator deactivates), Fast Flashing multaneously for more than 2 sec- and Slow Flashing. The shift-up en- onds. The previous shift-up engine gine speed can only be adjusted speed setting will be displayed in the when the segments are flashing.
  • Page 26 GENERAL INFORMATION ○ The data are maintained even if the WARNING battery is disconnected. Failing to properly observe the NOTICE road ahead increases the chance of an accident. Do not concen- Engine r/min (rpm) should not be trate on the shift-up indicator by allowed to enter the red zone;...
  • Page 27: Instrument Display Brightness Con- Trol

    GENERAL INFORMATION Instrument Display Brightness Con- NOTE ○ trol Be careful not to cover the ambient The brightness of the tachometer brightness sensor on the meter in- LED segments and illumination of the strument while riding the motorcycle. multifunction meter are controlled auto- matically depending on the ambient Instrument Display Brightness Ad- brightness.
  • Page 28 GENERAL INFORMATION • To return to the shift up indicator set- ting mode, push the upper button for more than 2 seconds.
  • Page 29: Multifunction Meter

    GENERAL INFORMATION Multifunction Meter A. Multifunction Display - Odometer - Trip Meters - Current Mileage - Average Mileage - Fuel consumption - Stop Watch B. Speedometer C. Gear Position Indicator D. Power Mode Indicator E. S-KTRC Mode Indicator F. Warning Symbols G.
  • Page 30 GENERAL INFORMATION H. Economical Riding Indica- I. S-KTRC Level Indicator J. Clock K. KIBS Indicator (For the models equipped with KIBS) L. Electronic Steering Damper Indicator M. Fuel Level Warning Symbol (For the models equipped with KIBS)
  • Page 31 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Speedometer - ○ The speedometer shows the speed Do not operate the motorcycle with of the vehicle in digital values. wrong unit (mph or km/h) of the speedometer. Unit Setting - The unit setting in the meter instru- To change the meter display units in ment can be changed according to lo- the meter instrument as follows:...
  • Page 32 GENERAL INFORMATION Unit modes: These display modes can be shifted by pushing the upper button. Multifunction Display - NOTE The multifunction display indicates ○ the following modes. The “FUEL” warning can be indi- • Odometer • cated if the fuel level is too low. ○...
  • Page 33 GENERAL INFORMATION unit mode setting, refer to the “Unit NOTE ○ Setting” item in this section. The data are maintained even if the battery is disconnected. ○ Odometer - When the figures come to 999999, The odometer shows the total dis- the display is stopped and locked.
  • Page 34 GENERAL INFORMATION ○ When the trip meter reaches 9999.9 while riding, the meter resets to 0.0 and continues counting. ○ When the battery is disconnected, the meter display resets to 0.0. ○ The display unit modes can be changed, refer to the “Unit Setting” item in this section.
  • Page 35 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 rent mileage display is renewed every km/h (0 mph).
  • Page 36 GENERAL INFORMATION • While the average mileage is dis- Fuel Consumption - played, push the lower button and This display mode shows the fuel hold it in until the average mileage consumption in Liter or Gallon by nu- values resets to “– –. –”. merical value counted from the start of measuring to present time.
  • Page 37 GENERAL INFORMATION • NOTE To start the stop watch, push the ○ “START/STOP” switch on the right The data is maintained by back up handlebar switch to the left. power if the ignition switch is turned “OFF”. ○ The display unit modes can be changed, refer to the “Unit Setting”...
  • Page 38 GENERAL INFORMATION • After each lap, push the LAP/pass- NOTE ○ ing button on the left handlebar The LAP/passing button does not switch. function while the headlight goes on with high beam. A. LAP/Passing Button • The stop watch starts timing the next A.
  • Page 39 GENERAL INFORMATION ○ If the ignition switch is turned “OFF” button momentarily when the stop watch is stopped. while counting the lap time, current • When the lap number is displayed “– lap time is cleared. However, pre- –“, the displayed time is the total time vious lap times are stored and pre- of all timed laps.
  • Page 40 GENERAL INFORMATION • ○ The lap time can be stored for a The coolant temperature meter and maximum of 99 times. intake air temperature meter modes can be shifted alternately by pushing the lower button. Lap Counter/Coolant/Intake Air Tem- perature Meter - NOTE This meter shows the coolant tem- ○...
  • Page 41 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 42 GENERAL INFORMATION • If the coolant temperature rises to If the coolant temperature rises to above 120°C (248°F), “HI” is displayed above 115°C (239°F) and below 120°C (248°F), the numerical value and starts flashing and the red warning of the current coolant temperature indicator light also goes on.
  • Page 43 GENERAL INFORMATION Intake Air Temperature Meter - meter automatically if the coolant Intake air temperature meter indi- temperature rises to above 115°C cates temperature of the air in the air (239°F). In this case, the meter can- cleaner case. not be shifted to the intake air tem- The “Intake Air”...
  • Page 44 GENERAL INFORMATION The gear position indicator can be displayed at the position of the speed- ometer on the normal mode. Also the speedometer is displayed instead of the clock on the normal mode. This mode can be used in closed course competition.
  • Page 45 GENERAL INFORMATION The gear position indicator display Clock - mode can be shifts while the motor- To adjust hours and minutes, do the cycle is at a stop: followings while the motorcycle is at a • Select the stop watch mode. Refer to stop.
  • Page 46 GENERAL INFORMATION • • Push the lower button. The hour dis- Push the lower button. Both the hour play only blinks. Push the upper but- and minute displays start flashing ton to advance the hours. again. • Push the upper button. The displays stop flashing and the clock starts working.
  • Page 47 GENERAL INFORMATION Economical Riding Indicator - WARNING When the operator is driving the mo- torcycle for optimum fuel-efficiency, the Failing to properly observe the economical riding indicator appears on road ahead increases the chance the multifunction meter to indicate fa- of an accident resulting in severe vorable fuel consumption.
  • Page 48 GENERAL INFORMATION Power Mode Indicator - authorized Kawasaki dealer This indicator shows the selected promptly because the engine might Power Mode. For more detailed infor- stop suddenly if it is continued to run mation about the power mode, see with a low battery.
  • Page 49 S-KTRC Mode Indicator - insufficient. Have machine This indicator shows the selected S- checked by an authorized Kawasaki KTRC mode. For more detailed infor- dealer promptly because the engine mation about the S-KTRC mode, see might stop suddenly when keeping Sport-Kawasaki TRaction Control (S- running in that condition.
  • Page 50: Warning/indicator Lights

    “KIBS” go on, you : When the headlight is on high should have the KIBS system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. beam, the high beam indicator light goes on. : When the turn signal switch is pushed to the left or right, the turn sig- nal indicator light blinks.
  • Page 51 GENERAL INFORMATION Electronic Steering Damper Warn- ing Indicator Light - The yellow light functions as the electronic steering damper warning in- dicator. The light and warning symbol “ESD” go on if there is a malfunction in the electronic steering damper system. However, this could also be caused by trouble with the charging system (e.g.
  • Page 52 If the ABS indicator light shows any of the following, a fault or faults may have taken place in the ABS. You should have the ABS checked by an author- ized Kawasaki dealer. • The light does not go on when the ignition switch is turned “ON”.
  • Page 53 “ON”. This should reset the ABS indicator light, but if it remains lit after the motorcycle runs at approximately 5 km/h (3.1 mph) or more for more than one minute , you should have the ABS checked by an authorized Kawasaki deal- ○...
  • Page 54 GENERAL INFORMATION and the low voltage mode continues, you should have the KIBS checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 55 GENERAL INFORMATION For models equipped with KIBS: Fuel Level Warning Indicator Light - : The fuel level warning indicators are activated when approximately 3.8 L (1.0 US gal) of fuel remains as fol- lows: For models without KIBS: A. Warning Indicator Light (Yellow) B.
  • Page 56 GENERAL INFORMATION Refuel at the earliest opportunity Warning Indicator Light (Red) - when the fuel level warning indicator This red warning indicator light and light goes on and “FUEL” blinks. the oil pressure warning symbol ( When vehicle stands with side stand, should go on whenever the ignition switch is turned to “ON”...
  • Page 57 GENERAL INFORMATION warning. This red warning indicator Warning Symbols - light goes on with each warning sym- : The red warning indicator light bols: engine oil pressure warning sym- and the oil pressure warning symbol bol ( ), fuel injection warning ) goes on whenever the oil pres- symbol ( ) and immobilizer warn-...
  • Page 58 GENERAL INFORMATION have the FI system checked by an au- warning indicator light will stop flash- thorized Kawasaki dealer. ing, however, the immobilizer system is still functioning. Warning indicator light blinks if the improperly coded key : The red warning indicator light...
  • Page 59 S-KTRC system. At this time, the S-KTRC system does not function. If the yellow warning indicator light and all S-KTRC mode indicators blink, you should have the S-KTRC system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 60: 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- A. S-KTRC Level Indicator tional spare keys you may need, using your original key as a master.
  • Page 61 GENERAL INFORMATION vehicle along with all ignition keys to NOTICE an authorized Kawasaki dealer to have them re-registered. Up to five ignition Do not put two keys of any immo- keys can be registered with the immo- bilizer system on the same key bilizer system at one time.
  • Page 62 ECU and key is occurred, the engine If all ignition keys are lost, an au- does not start with the immobilizer thorized Kawasaki dealer will warning symbol ( ) and the red have to replace the ECU and or- warning indicator light blinks.
  • Page 63: Ignition Switch/steering Lock

    GENERAL INFORMATION Push and hold the upper and lower Ignition Switch/Steering Lock buttons simultaneously for more than This is a three-position, key-operated 2 seconds, within twenty seconds switch. The key can be removed from after turning the ignition key to the the switch when it is in the OFF or “OFF”...
  • Page 64 GENERAL INFORMATION Engine on. All electrical equip- ment can be used. Engine off. Electrical circuits off. Steering locked. Engine off. LOCK Electrical circuits off. NOTE ○ The tail, city and license plate lights are on whenever the ignition key is in the “ON”...
  • Page 65: Left Handlebar Switches

    GENERAL INFORMATION Left Handlebar Switches Dimmer Switch High or low beam can be selected with the dimmer switch. When the headlight is on high beam ( ), the high beam indicator light goes on. High beam..( Low beam..( NOTE ○ When the headlight is on high beam, both headlights go on.
  • Page 66: Horn Button

    GENERAL INFORMATION Horn Button Right Handlebar Switches When the horn button is pushed, the horn sounds. LAP/Passing Button When the LAP/passing button is pushed, the headlight high beam (passing beam) goes on to signal the driver of the vehicle ahead that you are about to pass.
  • Page 67: Starter Button

    GENERAL INFORMATION The engine stop switch is for emer- Brake Lever Adjuster gency use. If required, move the switch There is an adjuster on the brake lev- to the position. er. The adjuster has 6 positions so that the released lever position can be ad- NOTE justed to suit the operator's hands.
  • Page 68: 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 69 GENERAL INFORMATION equal to or higher than that shown in NOTICE the table. If engine “knocking” or “pinging” Fuel Type Unleaded Gasoline occurs, use a different brand of gasoline of a higher octane rat- Ethanol E10 or less ing. If this condition is allowed to Content continue, it can lead to severe en- Minimum...
  • Page 70: Filling The Tank

    GENERAL INFORMATION * E10 means fuel containing up to WARNING 10% ethanol as specified by European directive. Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under cer- Filling the Tank: tain conditions, creating the po- Avoid filling the tank in the rain or tential for serious burns.
  • Page 71 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Certain ingredients in gasoline may cause paint fading or dam- age. Be extra careful not to spill fuel during refueling. (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 A.
  • Page 72: Side Stand

    GENERAL INFORMATION Side Stand stand fully up before sitting on the mo- torcycle. The motorcycle is equipped with a side stand. NOTE ○ The motorcycle is equipped with a 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 73: Seats

    GENERAL INFORMATION Seats NOTE ○ Passenger's Seat Removal When removing the passenger’s • Remove the passenger’s seat by in- seat, pull it up while turning the key. serting the ignition key into the seat lock, and turning it clockwise. Rider's Seat Removal •...
  • Page 74 GENERAL INFORMATION • Remove the mounting bolts and pull Rider's Seat Installation • off the seat upward. Insert the tabs on the front of the rid- er's seat into the slots in the frame and secure the seat with mounting bolts.
  • Page 75 GENERAL INFORMATION • Passenger's Seat Installation Push down the front part of the pas- • Insert the tab on the rear of the pas- senger's seat until the lock clicks. senger's seat into the slot in the frame. • Insert the projections at the front of the passenger's seat into the holes on the frame.
  • Page 76: Tool Kit

    GENERAL INFORMATION Tool Kit Air Cleaner Intake The tool kit is located under the pas- The air cleaner intake allows air to senger's seat. enter the fuel system. Never allow any- The kit contains tools that are helpful thing to restrict the flow of air into the in making roadside repairs, adjust- air cleaner.
  • Page 77: Front Footpeg Position

    Do not ride the suit the rider’s preferences. Have the motorcycle with footpegs installed front footpeg positions changed by an unevenly. authorized Kawasaki dealer. Tightening Torque Front Footpeg Bracket Bolts: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ft·lb) A. Bolts B.
  • Page 78: Break-in

    BREAK-IN BREAK-IN The first 1 600 km (1 000 mi) 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 79 During break-in, avoid sudden and maximum braking and ac- celeration, and hard cornering. In addition to the above, at 1 000 km (600 mi) it is extremely important that the owner has the initial maintenance service performed by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 80: 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. Neutral Indicator Light A.
  • Page 81 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 and or the starter will overheat and the fuel injection warning symbol to the battery power will drop tem- goes on or blink when the motor-...
  • Page 82 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE ○ While the engine is cold, the fast idle system automatically raises the en- gine idling speed. At this time, the red warning indicator light and the fuel injection warning symbol may go on if you operate the throttle grip un- necessarily.
  • Page 83: Jump Starting

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Jump Starting Connecting Jumper Cables • If your motorcycle battery is “run Remove the rider's seat (see Seats section in the GENERAL INFORMA- down”, it should be removed and TION chapter). charged. If this is not practical, a 12 •...
  • Page 84 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • • Connect a jumper cable from the Connect another jumper cable from positive (+) terminal of the booster the negative (–) terminal of the boos- battery to the positive (+) terminal of ter battery to your motorcycle swing- the motorcycle battery.
  • Page 85 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTICE DANGER Do not operate the starter contin- Batteries contain sulfuric acid uously for more than 5 seconds that can cause burns and pro- or the starter will overheat and duce hydrogen gas which is the battery power will drop tem- highly explosive.
  • Page 86: 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 87: Shifting Gears

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Shifting Gears motorcycle is standing still, the trans- • mission cannot be shifted past neu- Close the throttle while pulling in the tral from 1st gear. To use the positive clutch lever. • neutral finder, shift down to 1st gear, Shift into the next higher or lower then lift up on the shift pedal while gear.
  • Page 88: Braking

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Braking For emergency braking, disregard • downshifting, and concentrate on ap- Close the throttle completely, leaving plying the brakes as hard as possible the clutch engaged (except when without skidding. shifting gears) so that the engine will help slow down the motorcycle.
  • Page 89: Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-lock Brake System

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS, For models equipped with KIBS) KIBS regulates anti-lock braking per- formance with more precision during sports riding compared to a conven- tional ABS system. KIBS is designed to help prevent the...
  • Page 90 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE manner as a conventional motor- brake at all. Reduce your speed be- cycle brake system. fore you get into the corner. • • KIBS cannot compensate for ad- Same as conventional brake system, verse road conditions, misjudgment an excessive sudden braking may or improper application of brakes.
  • Page 91 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • The computers integrated in the and/or pedal. This is normal. Main- KIBS compares vehicle speed with tain pressure on the lever and/or wheel speed. Since non-recom- pedal for most effective braking. ○ mended tires can affect wheel KIBS does function...
  • Page 92: 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 93: 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 94 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • If parking inside a garage or other WARNING structure, be sure it is well ventilated and the motorcycle is not close to The engine and exhaust system any source of flame or sparks; this get extremely hot during normal includes any appliance with a pilot operation and can cause serious...
  • Page 95: Catalytic Converter

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Catalytic Converter WARNING This motorcycle is equipped with a catalytic converter in the exhaust sys- Operating or parking the vehicle tem. The converter reacts with carbon near flammable materials can monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen cause a fire, and can result in oxides to convert them into carbon di- property damage or severe per- oxide, water, nitrogen and oxygen re-...
  • Page 96: Sport-kawasaki Traction Control (s- Ktrc)

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Use only unleaded gasoline. Never Sport-Kawasaki TRaction Con- use leaded gasoline. Leaded gaso- trol (S-KTRC) line significantly reduces the capabil- S-KTRC is an intelligent system that ity of the catalytic converter. calculates the slip level of the rear •...
  • Page 97 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE The S-KTRC functions at 5 km/h (3.1 MODE 1: mph) or more, and stops functioning at The S-KTRC least intervenes among 4 km/h (2.5 mph) or below. the three modes. This makes lengthy drifts and wheelies possible when exit- WARNING ing tight corners.
  • Page 98 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE MODE 3: S-KTRC Button - S-KTRC intervenes early Use the S-KTRC button on the left enough to prevent the rear wheel from hadle switch to set the S-KTRC mode. spinning whenever possible. [Example] (Actual ranges vary with rider skills) A.
  • Page 99 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE ○ NOTE The S-KTRC OFF can be selected ○ only when the motorcycle is at a When changing the mode, stop the stop. motorcycle. ○ Changing to mode 1 from the S- • Close the throttle grip completely. KTRC OFF is possible while run- •...
  • Page 100: Power Mode

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE Power mode ○ The Power mode determines the en- The mode setting of the S-KTRC is gine power output characteristics and maintained if the ignition switch is has three settings. turned to OFF position. ○...
  • Page 101 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Mode L (Low Power): Power mode Button - About 60% of the highest engine For the power mode setting, use the power output is achieved. The throttle power mode button on the left handle- response is mildest among the three bar switch.
  • Page 102 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE ○ NOTE The Power mode setting is main- ○ tained if the ignition switch is turned When changing the mode, stop the to OFF position, or if the battery is motorcycle. disconnected. • Close the throttle grip completely. •...
  • Page 103: 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 104 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 105 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 106: 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 motor- cycle to a safe operating condition.
  • Page 107 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 108 SAFE OPERATION Side stand ....Return to its fully up position by spring tension. Return spring not weak or not damaged.
  • Page 109: 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 110 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 111: 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 112: 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 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) (Engine Items) Engine vacuum syn- • • • chronization - in- spect •...
  • 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) (Engine Items) • • • • Coolant leak - in- year spect •...
  • Page 115 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 116 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) • • • Drive chain guide – wear - inspect Wheels and tires: •...
  • Page 117 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 system: • • • • • • • Brake fluid leak - in- year spect •...
  • Page 118 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 operation (ef- • • • • • • • fectiveness, play, year drag) - inspect •...
  • Page 119 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) • • • Rocker arm opera- – tion - inspect • •...
  • Page 120 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) Electrical system: • • • Lights and switches – year operation - inspect •...
  • Page 121 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) • • • • Bolts and nuts tight- – ness - inspect...
  • Page 122 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 Air cleaner element - replace # every 18 000 km (11 250 mile) •...
  • Page 123: 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 124 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Check the engine oil level through opening using a syringe or some oth- the oil level inspection window. With er suitable device. • the motorcycle held level, the oil lev- If the oil level is too low, add the oil to el should come up between the reach the correct level.
  • Page 125 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Oil and/or Oil Filter Change • To change the engine oil and replace oil filter, the engine oil drain bolt and oil filter must be removed. The oil change and oil filter replacement should be done by an authorized Ka- wasaki dealer.
  • Page 126 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Tightening Torque Engine Oil Drain Bolt: 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 MA, MA1 or MA2 Viscosity: SAE10W-40 A.
  • Page 127 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 2.9 L (3.1 US qt) changed to accommodate atmospheric [when filter is not removed] 3.3 L (3.5 US qt) conditions in your riding area.
  • Page 128: 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 129 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 130 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 131 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Coolant Level Inspection NOTE • ○ Situate the motorcycle so that it is Check the level when the engine is perpendicular to the ground. • cold (room or atmospheric tempera- Check the coolant level through the ture). coolant level gauge on the reserve •...
  • Page 132 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Coolant Filling NOTE • ○ Remove the bolts and quick rivets. • The right fairing and cover uses the Detach the tabs and remove the right quick rivets and large quick rivet. ○ fairing and cover. The large quick rivet can be removed by pulling the center pin with a screw driver.
  • Page 133 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Quick Rivet Removal Quick Rivet Installation A. Quick Rivet A. Quick Rivet B. Center Pin B. Center Pin C. Push in. C. Pull up fully. D. Push in.
  • Page 134 Kawasaki dealer. Coolant Change Have the coolant changed by an au- A. Reserve Tank Cap thorized Kawasaki dealer. NOTE ○ In an emergency you can add water alone to the coolant reserve tank, however, it must be returned to the...
  • Page 135: 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 136: 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 137: Exhaust Device

    This ex- Air suction valve removal and in- haust device is controlled by the ECU, spection should be done by an author- and adjustment or maintenance should ized Kawasaki dealer. be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Exhaust Device Cables...
  • Page 138: Air Cleaner

    NOTICE Use only the recommended air cleaner element (Kawasaki part number 11013-0041). Using the other air cleaner elements will wear the engine prematurely or lower the engine performance.
  • Page 139 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Remove the rider’s seat (see Seats Slide the covers forward to clear the section in the General Information tab from the slot and remove the fuel chapter). tank side covers. • Remove the bolts on the left and NOTE right fuel tank side covers.
  • Page 140 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Remove the bolts and fuel tank front Remove the fuel tank mounting cover. bolts. • Disconnect the connector from the sensor on the air cleaner housing cover. A. Bolts B. Fuel Tank Front Cover A. Bolts B.
  • Page 141 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Support the fuel tank with a suitable Pull out the air cleaner element. tool carefully. • Detach the connector brackets at the rear of the air cleaner housing. • Remove the screws and lift the air cleaner housing cover with the har- ness and fuel hoses installed.
  • Page 142 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Oil Draining • WARNING Inspect the transparent hose located on the left side of the engine to see if If dirt or dust is allowed to pass any oil or water has run down from through into the fuel injection the air cleaner housing.
  • Page 143: Throttle Control System

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Throttle Control System WARNING Check the throttle grip play each day before riding the motorcycle, and carry Oil on tires will make them slip- out maintenance and adjustments in pery and can cause an accident accordance with the Periodic Mainte- and injury.
  • Page 144 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Inspection Adjustment • • Check that the throttle grip play is Loosen the locknuts at the upper of correct by lightly turning the throttle the throttle cables, and screw both grip back and forth. throttle cable adjusters completely so as to give the throttle grip plenty of play.
  • Page 145 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn out the accelerator cable ad- done by an authorized Kawasaki juster until the throttle grip has the dealer. • proper play. Tighten the locknut. With the engine idling, turn the han- dlebar to each side. If handlebar...
  • Page 146: Engine Vacuum Synchronization

    NOTE idle speed control should be done by ○ Poor engine vacuum synchroniza- an authorized Kawasaki dealer. tion will cause unstable idling, slug- NOTE gish throttle response, and reduce ○ engine power and performance.
  • Page 147: Clutch

    Check that the clutch lever operates properly and that the inner cable slides smoothly. If there is any irregu- larity, have the clutch cable checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Adjuster B. Clutch Lever Play Clutch Lever Play 2 ~ 3 mm (0.08 ~ 0.12 in.) If the play is incorrect, adjust the lev- er play as follows.
  • Page 148 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Adjustment • WARNING Turn the adjuster so that the clutch lever will have the proper play. The engine and exhaust system get extremely hot during normal WARNING operation and can cause serious burns. Never touch a hot engine Excess clutch cable play could or an exhaust pipe during clutch prevent clutch disengagement...
  • Page 149: Drive Chain

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Drive Chain DANGER The drive chain slack and lubrication must be checked each day before rid- Exhaust gas contains carbon ing the motorcycle and must be main- monoxide, a colorless, odorless tained in accordance with the Periodic poisonous gas.
  • Page 150 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Chain Slack Inspection If the drive chain is too tight or too • Set the motorcycle up on its side loose, adjust it so that the chain stand. slack will be within the standard val- • Rotate the rear wheel to find the po- sition where the chain is tightest, and Drive Chain Slack...
  • Page 151 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Loosen the left and right chain ad- Turn out both chain adjusters evenly juster locknuts. until the drive chain has the correct amount of slack. To keep the chain and wheel properly aligned, the notch on the left wheel alignment in- dicator should align with the same swingarm mark that the right indica- tor notch aligns with.
  • Page 152 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Misalignment of the wheel will re- sult in abnormal wear, and may result in an unsafe riding condi- tion. Align the rear wheel using the marks on the swingarm or measuring the distance between the center of the axle and swing- arm pivot.
  • Page 153 When inserting the cotter pin, if the this item should be serviced by an slots in the nut do not align with the authorized Kawasaki dealer. cotter pin hole in the axle shaft, tight- • en the nut clockwise up to the next Rotate the wheel, measure the chain alignment.
  • Page 154 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Wear Inspection • WARNING Remove the left front footpeg bracket bolts. A loose axle nut can lead to an accident resulting in serious in- jury or death. Tighten the axle nut to the proper torque and install a new cotter pin.
  • Page 155 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Remove the bolts and chain cover. wear unevenly, take measurements at several places. • If the length exceeds the service lim- it, the chain should be replaced. A. Bolts B. Chain Cover • Stretch the chain taut either by using A.
  • Page 156 Tightening Torque Front Footpeg Bracket Bolts: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ft·lb) WARNING For safety, use only the standard chain. It is an endless type and should not be cut for installation; have it installed by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 157 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 158: 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 159 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Brake Fluid - Fluid Level Inspection • In accordance with the Periodic With the brake fluid reservoirs held Maintenance Chart, inspect the brake horizontal, the brake fluid level must fluid level in both the front and rear be kept between the upper and lower brake fluid reservoirs and change the level lines.
  • Page 160 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Mixing brands and types of brake fluid can reduce the brake sys- tem’s effectiveness and cause an accident resulting in injury or death. Do not mix two brands of brake fluid. Change the brake flu- id in the brake line completely if the brake fluid must be refilled but the type and brand of the A.
  • Page 161 Fluid Change ○ Have the brake fluid changed by an First, tighten until slight resistance is authorized Kawasaki dealer. felt, which indicates that the cap is seated on the reservoir body, and Front and Rear Brakes - tighten the cap an additional 1/6 turn...
  • Page 162: Brake Light Switches

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Brake Light Switches Check the operation of the rear brake light switch by depressing the When either the front or rear brake is brake pedal. The brake light should applied, the brake light goes on. The go on after the proper pedal travel.
  • Page 163 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Adjustment • Remove the right front footpeg bracket bolts. • Pull the front footpeg bracket a little bit outward. • To adjust the rear brake light switch, move the switch up or down by turn- ing the adjusting nut. A.
  • Page 164: Electronic Steering Damper

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE Electronic Steering Damper ○ This motorcycle is equipped with a Install the front footpegs with same electronic steering damper unit. height on both sides. Refer to the The steering operation should be Front Footpeg Position in General In- checked and the electronic steering formation chapter.
  • Page 165: Front Fork

    If any doubt about the front fork, it – Rebound damping force should be checked by an authorized – Compression damping force Kawasaki dealer. WARNING Improper fork leg adjustment can cause poor handling and loss of stability, which could lead to an accident.
  • Page 166 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Spring Preload Adjustment To decrease preload and soften the The spring preload adjuster is lo- suspension, turn the preload adjust- cated at the lower end of each front er counterclockwise. fork leg and can be adjusted. •...
  • Page 167 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Spring Preload Setting ← → Adjuster Position 6 turns in** 15 turns in** ← → Spring Action Weak Standard Strong ← → Setting Soft Standard Hard ← → Load Light Standard Heavy ← → Road Good Standard ←...
  • Page 168 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Compression Damping Force Adjuster and Rebound Damping Force Ad- juster Adjustment The compression damping force ad- juster and the rebound damping force adjuster are located on top of each front fork leg. • Turn the adjuster clockwise with a screwdriver to increase damping force.
  • Page 169 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Compression Damping Force Setting and Rebound Damping Force Setting Compression ← 4 1/2 turns out** → 7 turns out** Damping Adjuster Position Rebound ← 3 3/4 turns out** → 5 1/2 turns out** Damping ← → Damping Force Strong Standard Weak...
  • Page 170 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT The standard front fork setting positions are as follows: Standard Setting Position (Front Fork) Spring Preload Adjuster 6 turns in* Compression Damping Adjuster 4 1/2 turns out** 3 3/4 turns out** Rebound Damping Adjuster In from the fully seated position (turned fully counterclockwise) Out from the fully seated position (turned fully clockwise)
  • Page 171: 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 172 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rebound Damping Force Adjustment NOTICE The rebound damping force adjuster is located at the upper end of the rear Do not turn the rebound damping shock absorber. force adjuster beyond the fully seated position or the adjusting mechanism may be damaged.
  • Page 173 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rebound Damping Force Setting 1 3/4 turns ← → Adjuster Position 3 turns out** out** ← → Damping Force Strong Standard Weak ← → Setting Hard Standard Soft ← → Load Heavy Standard Light ← → Road Standard Good ←...
  • Page 174 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Although the low speed adjuster Compression Damping Force Adjust- turns with the high speed adjuster ment when turning the high speed adjust- The compression damping force ad- er, the low speed adjuster setting po- justers for high and low speeds are lo- sition dose not change.
  • Page 175 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE Do not turn the compression damping force adjuster beyond the fully seated position or the adjusting mechanism may be damaged. A. Compression Damping Force Adjuster for High Speed B. To increase damping force C. To decrease damping force...
  • Page 176 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Compression Damping Force Setting for High and Low Speeds ← 1 3/4 turns out** → High Speed 5 turns out** Adjuster Positions ← 1 3/4 turns out** → Low Speed 5 turns out** ← → Damping Force Strong Standard Weak...
  • Page 177: 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 178 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 179 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 180 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 181 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 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) tires and can suddenly fail, caus- •...
  • Page 182: 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 183 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 184 12.8 volts, the battery should be Battery Mate 150-9 charged using an appropriate charger OptiMate 4 (check with your Kawasaki dealer). If Yuasa MB-2040/2060 you will not be using the motorcycle for Christie C10122S longer than two weeks, the battery...
  • Page 185 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT If the above chargers are not avail- NOTICE able, use equivalent one. For more details, ask your Kawasaki Never remove the sealing strip, dealer. or the battery can be damaged. Do not install a conventional bat- Battery Charging •...
  • Page 186 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the ignition switch to “OFF” and disconnect the (–) cable from the battery. • Remove the red cap form the (+) ter- minal, and disconnect the (+) cables from the battery. NOTE ○ The battery is different in the model equipped with KIBS and the model without KIBS.
  • Page 187 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Connect the (–) cable to the (–) ter- minal. NOTICE Installing the (–) cable to the (+) terminal of the battery or the (+) cable to the (–) terminal of the battery can seriously damaged the electrical system. A.
  • Page 188: Headlight Beam

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Headlight Beam NOTE ○ Do not turn the bolts because the re- flector in the headlight comes off. A. Left Adjuster B. Right Adjuster A. Bolts • The left and right adjusters on the headlight can move the direction of the headlight beam to up, down, left and right by turning each adjuster it- self as the below table.
  • Page 189 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Moving Direc- Turning Direc- tion of Head- tion of Adjuster light Beam Clockwise Left and Down Left Counterclock- Adjuster Right and Up wise Right and Clockwise Down Right Adjuster Counterclock- Left and Up wise A. Left Adjuster •...
  • Page 190 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • To move the headlight beam upward, turn the both adjusters counterclock- wise same number. • To move the headlight beam down- ward, turn the both adjusters clock- wise same number. • If adjusted too low, neither low nor high beam will illuminate the road far enough ahead.
  • Page 191: Fuses

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Fuses The main fuse removal should be done by an authorized Kawasaki deal- Fuses are arranged in the fuse boxes located under the passenger's seat and in the left fairing. The main fuse is located under the passenger's seat.
  • Page 192 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Fuse Box A. Normal B. Fuse Box (for models equipped with KIBS) B. Failed C. Main Fuse WARNING Substituting fuses can cause wir- ing to overheat, catch fire and/or fail. Do not use any substitute for the standard fuse.
  • Page 193: General Lubrication

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • General Lubrication Front Brake Lever • Rear Brake Pedal Lubricate the points shown below, with either motor oil or regular grease, Lubricate the following cables with in accordance with the Periodic Main- a pressure cable luber - tenance Chart or whenever the vehicle •...
  • Page 194: Cleaning Your Motorcycle

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT (K): Should be serviced by an author- Cleaning Your Motorcycle ized Kawasaki dealer. General Precautions Frequent and proper care of your Ka- NOTE wasaki motorcycle will enhance its ap- ○ pearance, optimize overall After connecting the cables, adjust performance, and extend its useful life.
  • Page 195 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Be sure the engine and exhaust are WARNING cool before washing. • Avoid applying degreaser to seals, Build-up of debris or flammable brake pads, and tires. material in and around the ve- • Avoid all harsh chemicals, solvents, hicle chassis, engine, and ex- detergents, and household cleaning haust...
  • Page 196 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Avoid spraying water in delicate motorcycle for chips and scratches. areas such as in air intakes, fuel sys- Do not let the water air dry as this tem, brake components, electrical can damage the painted surfaces. •...
  • Page 197 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • If the boot is damaged, replace it several times. This helps the brakes with a new one. If the boot is not dry and restores its normal operating positioned in the groove correctly, re- performance. • place it in the correct position.
  • Page 198 • If any doubt, consult an authorized wash it off immediately with Kawasaki dealer. water and a mild neutral deter- gent, and then inspect for dam- Windshield and Other Plastic Parts age. Avoid using abrasive pads...
  • Page 199 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chrome/aluminum polish. Coated alu- WARNING minum should be washed with a mild neutral detergent and finished with a Rubber protectants can be slip- spray polish. Aluminum wheels, both pery and, if used on the tread painted and unpainted can be cleaned area, cause loss of traction re- with special non-acid based wheel sulting in accident causing injury...
  • Page 200: 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 201 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 202: 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 203: 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 204 LOCATION OF LABELS 2. Brake Fluid (Rear) 3. Important Drive Chain Information 4. Tire and Load Data 5. Battery Poison/Danger...
  • Page 205 LOCATION OF LABELS 6. Fuel Notice...
  • Page 206 LOCATION OF LABELS...
  • Page 207 LOCATION OF LABELS 1. Read Owner’s Manual 1. Read Owner's Manual 2. Drive chain slack, see page 149 2. Tire Pressure, see page 177 3. Front tire size and manufacture, see page 180 4. Rear tire size and manufacture, see page 180 5.
  • Page 208 LOCATION OF LABELS...
  • Page 209 LOCATION OF LABELS 1. Read Owner's Manual 2. Unleaded gasoline, see page 67 3. Octane rating of gasoline, see page...

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