ENGLISH Motorcycle Owner's Manual Original instructions...
SAFETY INFORMATION Quick Reference Guide GENERAL INFORMATION This Quick Reference Guide will HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE assist you in finding the information you're looking for. MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT APPENDIX A Table of Contents is included after the Foreword.
The standard tires are designed exclusively for use on a closed course. These specialty tires are not designed for oval or partial oval course use and may not be suitable for other courses or conditions. Kawasaki recommends that you fol- low the tire manufacturer's instructions and warnings, and that you consult the tire manufacturer to select the appropriate tires for the course or riding condi- tions.
Exhaust Emission The exhaust sound level (standstill) of this vehicle is 120 dB (A) measured using the method below. Before riding, confirm the noise regulation of the closed course where you are going to ride. The exhaust noise level measuring method may differ from one course to another.
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 MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY DANGER indicates a hazardous This motorcycle is sold as a vehicle for rid- situation which, if not avoided,...
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. As with any mechanical device, proper care and maintenance are important for trouble-free operation and top performance.
Periodic Maintenance iced using the latest servicing informa- tion, it is recommended that an It is important to keep your motor- authorized Kawasaki Dealer performs cycle properly maintained and in safe the periodic maintenance as directed riding condition. Inspect your motor- in the Owner's Manual.
SAFETY INFORMATION If you notice any irregular operating Fueling condition, have your motorcycle thor- oughly checked at an authorized Ka- WARNING wasaki dealer as soon as possible. Gasoline is extremely flammable Safe Operation and can be explosive under cer- tain conditions. The following should be carefully ob- To avoid a possible fire or explo- served for safe and effective vehicle...
SAFETY INFORMATION Protective Gear and Clothing Before going to a closed course, ask the course office about the protective gear and clothing which must be worn to ride that course, and be sure to wear them properly.
GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Specifications PERFORMANCE Minimum Turning Radius 3.4 m (134 in.) DIMENSIONS Overall Length 2 070 mm (81.50 in.) Overall Width 770 mm (30.3 in.) Overall Height 1 160 mm (45.67 in.) Wheelbase 1 450 mm (57.09 in.) Road Clearance 130 mm (5.12 in.) Curb Mass...
GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel System FI (Fuel Injection) Ignition System Battery and coil (transistorized ignition) Ignition Timing 10° BTDC @1 100 r/min (rpm) ~ 38.3° BTDC @5 500 r/ (Electronically advanced) min (rpm) Spark Plug: Type NGK SILMAR9B9 0.8 ~ 0.9 mm (0.031 ~ 0.035 in.) Lubrication System Forced lubrication (wet sump) Engine Oil:...
*LED *: LED (Light Emitting Diode) tail/brake light does not illuminate in a factory shipping state. If tail/brake light is used, consult with an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Specifications are subject to change without notice, and may not apply to every...
GENERAL INFORMATION Serial Number Locations The engine and frame serial numbers are the only means of identifying your par- ticular machine from others of the same model type. These serial numbers may be needed by your dealer when ordering parts. In the event of theft, the investigating authorities will require both numbers as well as the model type and any peculiar features of your machine that can help them identify it.
GENERAL INFORMATION 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.
GENERAL INFORMATION 3. Brake Fluid (Rear) 4. Battery Poison/Danger 5. Rear Shock Absorber Warning...
GENERAL INFORMATION 6. Radiator Cap Danger 7. Fuel Notice 8. Important Drive Chain Information 9. Tire and Load Data...
GENERAL INFORMATION 10. Important Information...
GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 10 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 10 2. Unleaded gasoline, see page 86 2. Drive chain slack, see page 138 3. Octane rating of gasoline, see page...
GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 10 1. This vehicle was not manufactured 2. Tire pressure, see page 158 for use on public streets, roads or 3. Front tire size and manufacture, see highways. page 160 2. Do not operate this vehicle in wet con- 4.
GENERAL INFORMATION Location of Parts 1. Clutch Fluid Reservoir 8. Rebound Damping Force Adjusters 2. Meter Instrument 9. Electronic Steering Damper (ESD) 3. Brake Fluid Reservoir (Front) 10. Ignition Switch/Steering Lock 4. Clutch Lever 11. Right Handlebar Switches 5. Left Handlebar Switches 12.
GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Air Cleaner 7. Front Fork 14. Swingarm 2. Spark Plugs 8. Radiator 15. Drive Chain 3. Fuel Tank 9. Side Stand Switch 16. Chain Adjuster 4. Battery 10. Side Stand 5. Tool Kit 11. Shift Pedal 6. Tail/Brake Light (Unable 12.
GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Seat Pad 11. Spring Preload Adjuster 2. Hip Support 12. Compression Damping Force Adjuster 3. Fuse Boxes 13. Rear Brake Light Switch (Unable to func- 4. Seat tion in a factory shipping state) 5. Fuel Tank Cap 14.
■ : Goes off. on, all indicators go on/off as shown in goes off shorty after the motor- the table. If any indicator does not op- cycle starts moving. erate as shown, have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
Actions tors Blink* The electronic steering damper system has malfunctioned. Have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Blink The KIBS system has malfunctioned. KIBS system will not work but ABS function. Have the KIBS system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
Blink Have the fuel level warning system checked by an author- ized Kawasaki dealer. The DFI system has malfunctioned. Have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. If this indicator blinks while sliding the engine start/stop...
The KEBC system has malfunctioned. Have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Blink The KQS system has malfunctioned. Have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Blink The ABS OFF system has malfunctioned. Have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
If the amount of engine oil is in- sufficient, add engine oil. If the oil level is good, have the engine checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. This indicator appears whenever the coolant temperature rises to about 115°C (239°F). Refer to the Coolant Temper- ature in the Display Select section for more information and follow instruction in it.
If this happens, first turn the ignition switch off, and then back on, and ride the motor- cycle at 5 km/h (3.1 mph) or more. The ABS indicator should then go off. If it does not, have the ABS checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. *3: Refer to the Meter Instruments section for indicator position.
GENERAL INFORMATION Other Indicators *No. Indicators Status When the KTRC functions, this indicator blinks. When the transmission is in neutral, this indicator appears. When the KEBC mode is “LIGHT,” this indicator appears. When the KQS mode is “ON,” this indicator appears. When the ABS OFF mode is “R OFF”...
GENERAL INFORMATION the unit setting (km/h or mph) is cor- Speedometer/Tachometer rectly displayed before riding. Refer to the Unit Setting in the Set- ting Mode section. Tachometer The tachometer shows the engine speed in revolutions per minute (r/min, rpm). The engine speed indicator (0 to 16) of the tachometer appears according to the engine speed.
GENERAL INFORMATION button on the right handlebar switches NOTICE are used to operate the various func- tions displayed in the multifunction me- Engine speed should not be al- ter. lowed to enter the red zone; oper- ation zone will overstress the engine and may cause serious engine damage.
GENERAL INFORMATION Multifunction Display Upper Lower Mode Functions select Multifunction Display Button Button Button Mode: • • • Multifunction – Push the upper button or lower but- Display Mode ton to select the display mode. The • display modes can be shifted in the –...
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Upper Button B. Lower Button C. Flow when pushing upper button D. Flow when pushing lower button E. Main Menu F. Warning Messages...
GENERAL INFORMATION The setting mode and record mode can be selected from Menu Mode. To select Setting Mode or Record Mode: • Push and hold the mode button to change the display to the menu mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the setting mode or the record mode, and then push the A.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Mode Button B. Upper Button C. Lower Button D. Flow when pushing and holding mode but- E. Flow when pushing upper button F. Flow when pushing lower button G. Main Menu H. Menu Mode...
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Upper Button B. Lower Button C. Flow when pushing upper button D. Flow when pushing lower button E. Setting Mode...
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Upper Button B. Lower Button C. Flow when pushing upper button D. Flow when pushing lower button E. Record Mode...
Control (KTRC) section in the HOW RIDE MOTORCYCLE chapter. To select KLCM Mode: • Refer to the Kawasaki Launch Con- NOTE ○ trol Mode (KLCM) section in the When the figures come to 999999, HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE the display is stopped and locked.
GENERAL INFORMATION –.” After a few seconds of riding the NOTE ○ numerical value is displayed. When the trip meter reaches 9999.9 while riding, the meter resets to 0.0 Average Mileage and continues counting. This display shows the average fuel consumption from the reset.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ When the battery is disconnected, the average mileage resets to “– –. –.” ○ After resetting the average mileage, the numerical value is not displayed A. Fuel Consumption until the vehicle has travelled 100 m To reset the fuel consumption: (328 ft).
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Coolant Temperature If the coolant temperature is below 40°C (104°F), “– – –” is displayed. A. Coolant Temperature Warning Indicator If the coolant temperature rises to 120°C (248°F) or more, “HI” is dis- played and starts blinking, the coolant If the coolant temperature rises to temperature warning indicator ap- above 115°C (239°F) and below 120°C...
GENERAL INFORMATION checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. NOTICE Stop the engine if the coolant temperature shows “HI.” Pro- A. Boost Temperature longed engine operation will re- sult in severe engine damage Stop Watch from overheating. The stop watch is operated as follows: •...
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Upper Button A. Lap Button B. Flow when pushing and holding upper but- B. Flow when pushing lap button C. Lap Time • • After each lap, pull the lap button. To display each measured lap time, The stop watch starts timing the next push and hold the mode button.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Flow when pushing upper button A. Lower Button B. Flow when pushing lower button B. Flow when pushing and holding lower but- C. Lap Number D. Lap Time E. Total Lap Time NOTE • ○ To reset the stop watch and erase all The lap time can be stored for a lap numbers and times, push and maximum of 99 times.
GENERAL INFORMATION Menu Mode The menu mode is the mode to se- lect the setting mode or the record mode. Setting Mode Unit Setting (UNIT) The unit setting in the meter instru- ment can be changed according to lo- cal regulations. Make sure the unit A.
GENERAL INFORMATION Coolant Tem- perature/ Current Mileage/ Fuel Con- TYPE Speed ODO/TRIP Boost Tem- Average Mileage sumption perature TYPE 1 km/h °C km/L TYPE 2 mile °F MPG US GAL US TYPE 3 mile °C MPG UK GAL UK TYPE 4 km/h °C L/100km...
GENERAL INFORMATION To select the setting: • Push and hold the mode button to display the menu mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the setting mode. • Push the mode button. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to display the “UNIT.”...
GENERAL INFORMATION Meter Illumination Brightness NOTE ○ Setting (BRIGHTNESS) Be careful not to cover the ambient The brightness of the meter illumina- brightness sensor on the meter in- tion (LCD) and engine speed indicator strument while riding the motorcycle. are controlled automatically depending The brightness of the meter illumina- on the ambient brightness.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the mode button. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the “MODE 1,” “MODE 2” or “MODE 3.” NOTE ○ The meter illumination and engine speed indicator appear. A. Flow when pushing upper button B.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE To select the KTRC Mode setting: • ○ Push and hold the mode button to The initialization setting is MODE 1. display the menu mode. • • Push the mode button. Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the setting mode.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push and hold the mode button to display the menu mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the setting mode. • Push the mode button. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to display the “KTRC 1.”...
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push and hold the mode button to display the menu mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the setting mode. • Push the mode button. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to display the “KTRC 2.”...
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push and hold the mode button to display the menu mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the setting mode. • Push the mode button. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to display the “KTRC 3.”...
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ If the ABS mode has any problem,“– – –” is displayed in the mode display and the ABS mode setting cannot be shifted. To select the setting: • Push and hold the mode button to display the menu mode. •...
GENERAL INFORMATION MODE Setting ABS Function ON Rear Wheel ABS Function R OFF ABS Function OFF Shift-up Indicator Setting (SHIFT LAMP) The shift-up indicator can be used to indicate the timing for next up shift to prevent engine damage by blinking the shift-up indicator once a pre-set engine speed is reached.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the “ON” or “OFF.” A. Engine Speed Indicator with Shift-up Indi- cator To select the setting: • A. Flow when pushing upper or lower button Push and hold the mode button to •...
GENERAL INFORMATION • Shift-up Engine Speed Setting Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the setting mode. (SHIFT REV) • Push the mode button. The shift-up indicator timing can be • Push the upper button or lower but- adjusted between 9 000 r/min (rpm) ton to display the “SHIFT REV.”...
GENERAL INFORMATION ○ If the shift-up engine speed de- creases down to 9 000 r/min (rpm), it returns to 14 500 r/min (rpm) and be- gins decreasing. A. Flow when pushing upper button B. Flow when pushing lower button • Push the mode button.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE NOTICE ○ The initialization setting is 9 000 r/ Engine speed should not be al- min (rpm). lowed to enter the red zone; oper- ation zone will WARNING overstress the engine and may cause serious engine damage. Failing to properly observe the road ahead increases the chance of an accident.
GENERAL INFORMATION display and the KEBC mode setting cannot be shifted. To select the setting: • Push and hold the mode button to display the menu mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the setting mode. •...
GENERAL INFORMATION ○ If the KQS system has any problem, “– – –” is displayed in the mode dis- play and the KQS mode setting can- not be shifted. To select the setting: • Push and hold the mode button to display the menu mode.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ If the KLCM system has any prob- lem, “– – –” is displayed in the mode display and the KLCM mode setting cannot be shifted. To select the setting: • Push and hold the mode button to display the menu mode.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push and hold the mode button to NOTE ○ display the menu mode. • When the battery is disconnected, Push the upper button or lower but- the clock is reset to 1:00 and starts ton to select the setting mode. •...
GENERAL INFORMATION • To reset the setting: Push the mode button, then select • “YES,” starting the mode reset. Push and hold the mode button to display the menu mode. • Record Mode Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the setting mode.
“SERVICE1” or “SERVICE2” mes- sage blinks on the multifunction meter. If the “SERVICE1” or “SERVICE2” message blinks, have the maintenance done by an authorized Kawasaki deal- er. After the maintenance, reset the A. Warning Message service time in the dealer.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Maximum Vehicle Speed A. Maximum Engine Speed NOTE NOTE ○ ○ The data cannot record correctly When the recorded maximum engine when the battery cable is discon- speed is less than 4 000 r/min (rpm), “0” is displayed. nected without the ignition switch ○...
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the mode button. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to display the “RESET.” • Push the mode button. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the “NO” or “YES.” A.
GENERAL INFORMATION Features When the transmission is in 1st gear, “1” is displayed. Gear Position Indicator When the transmission is in 2nd This display shows the correspond- gear, “2” is displayed. ing gear position when the transmis- When the transmission is in 3rd sion is shifted.
This display shows the correspond- ing boost of the intake air chamber. Boost Boost Indicator No display ↓ ↓ ↓ Three High Four A. Boost Indicator KTRC Mode Indicator Refer to the Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) section in the HOW...
Keys that key. Contact your Kawasaki dealer to pur- You will need the key code or spare chase additional spare keys. key to have a duplicate made.
GENERAL INFORMATION For Locking: 1. Turn the handlebar fully to the left. 2. Push the key down in the “OFF” po- sition and turn it to “LOCK.” • WARNING Engine can be started. • All electrical equipment can Turning the ignition switch to the be used.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Engine Start/Stop Switch ○ To start the engine, refer to the Start- Do not leave the ignition switch at the “ON” position for an extended ing the Engine section for starting in- structions. time with the engine stopped, or the To stop the engine in an emergency, battery may become totally dis- move the engine stop switch to the...
GENERAL INFORMATION Meter setting: Refer to the Setting Mode Left Handlebar Switches and Record Mode sec- tions. KTRC setting: Refer to the Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) section in the HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE chapter. A. Lap Button B. Upper Button C.
GENERAL INFORMATION Upper and Lower Button The upper and lower buttons are used for setting the meter. Refer to the Display Select section. Brake Lever Adjuster While pushing the brake lever for- ward, turn the adjuster and choose a suitable lever position. [Brake Lever Adjustment] Turn in ←...
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-...
GENERAL INFORMATION by Kawasaki to prevent severe engine NOTICE damage. If engine “knocking” or “pinging” The octane rating of a gasoline is a measure of its resistance to detonation occurs, use a different brand of or “knocking.” The term commonly gasoline of a higher octane rat- used to describe a gasoline’s octane...
GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel Type Unleaded Gasoline WARNING Minimum Octane Research Octane Gasoline is extremely flammable Rating Number (RON) 95 and can be explosive under cer- tain conditions, creating the po- NOTICE tential for serious burns. Turn the ignition switch off. Do not smoke. Do not use any fuel with an etha- Make sure the area is well venti- nol in this vehicle.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Insert the ignition key into the fuel tank cap. • Turn the key clockwise while pushing down the fuel tank cap. A. Tank Cap B. Fuel Tank C. Top Level D. Bottom of Filler Neck (Maximum Fuel Lev- A.
GENERAL INFORMATION • The key can be removed by turning cannot be removed unless the cap is counterclockwise to the original posi- locked properly. ○ tion. Do not push on the key to close the • Close the key hole cover. cap, or the cap cannot be locked.
GENERAL INFORMATION Seat The seat pad can be removed using the ignition key. Seat Pad Removal WARNING The muffler quickly becomes very hot soon after the engine is started and can cause serious A. Ignition Key burns. To avoid burns, be careful B.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Seat Pad A. Gap B. Bracket B. Seat Pad Cover C. Slot C. Seat Cover D. Hook E. Latch Hole Seat Removal • Remove the seat pad (see Seat Pad NOTE Removal). • ○ Remove the hexagonal wrench. If the seat pad is not installed in the correct position, there is a gap be- tween the seat pad cover and the...
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Seat Pad A. Seat Bolts and Washers B. Hexagonal Wrench B. Seat • Using removed hexagonal Seat Installation • wrench, remove the seat bolts and Insert the rear part of the seat under washers. • the seat cover. •...
6.9 N·m (0.70 kgf·m, 61 in·lb) NOTE ○ If a torque wrench is not available, this item should be checked after in- stallation by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Seat B. Rear Part of Seat C. Seat Cover D. Tabs E.
GENERAL INFORMATION Keep the tool kit in the original place. To adjust the hip support: • Secure the tool kit with the band. Remove the seat (see Seat Remov- al). • Remove the inner hip support cover bolts. A. Band B.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Outer Hip Support Cover Bolts and Wash- A. Projection • Remove the cover forward to clear • Pull the cover outward to clear the the tab from the slot. projection.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Tab A. Hip Support Assembly Bolt (M5) B. Slot B. Hip Support Assembly Bolt (M6) C. Hip Support Cover C. Hip Support Assembly • • Remove the hip support assembly Install the hip support assembly to bolts. the suitable position.
Insert the projection into the grom- 8.0 N·m (0.82 kgf·m, 71 in·lb) met. Hip Support Assembly Bolt (M5) 3.0 N·m (0.31 kgf·m, 27 in·lb) NOTE ○ If a torque wrench is not available, this item should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Projection B. Grommet • Tighten the hip support cover bolts with the washers.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE 2. Ride the vehicle for about 30 mi- Break-In nutes within 6000 r/min (rpm). 3. Change the engine oil and the oil fil- A brief break-in procedure must be ter. carried out to obtain the proper operat- 4.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE A. Engine Start/Stop Switch A. Neutral Indicator (Green) • B. Ignition Switch Turn the ignition key to the “ON” po- C. “ON” Position sition. • Make sure the transmission is in NOTE ○ neutral. While the engine is cold, the fast idle system automatically raises the en- gine idling speed.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE ○ The motorcycle is equipped with a vehicle-down sensor which causes the engine to stop automatically if the motorcycle falls down. The en- gine warning indicator ( ) blinks when the starter button is pressed if the engine cannot be started.
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 5 minutes, or engine over- designed so that the engine does not heating and damage may occur.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Close the throttle while pulling in the Kawasaki Intelligent anti- clutch lever. • lock Brake System (KIBS) Shift into the next higher or lower gear. • KIBS regulates anti-lock braking per- Open the throttle part way, while re- formance with more precision during leasing the clutch lever.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE pedal simultaneously in the same brake at all. Reduce your speed be- manner as a conventional motor- fore you get into the corner. • cycle brake system. Same as conventional brake system, • KIBS cannot compensate for ad- an excessive sudden braking may verse road conditions, misjudgment cause wheel lock up that makes it...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE ○ computers to make incorrect calcula- KIBS does function below tions that can extend braking dis- speeds of approx. 5 km/h (3.1 mph). ○ tance. KIBS does not function if the battery is discharged. When riding with an insufficiently charged battery, KIBS WARNING may not function.
“ON” before starting the engine. not a substitute for safe riding practices. Be aware of how the KTRC system operates and its Kawasaki TRaction Control limitations. It is the rider's re- (KTRC) sponsibility to ride at appropriate speeds and manner.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Mode 1±: WARNING KTRC least intervenes among the three modes. This mode gives maxi- Avoid an abrupt moving off on a mum acceleration for sport riding. slippery road surface that causes Mode 2±: the rear wheel to slip. On a slip- KTRC intervention is at the inter- pery road surface, never sud- mediate level between the mode 1 and...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE KTRC mode setting NOTE ○ The KTRC OFF can be selected only when the motorcycle is at a stop. • Close the throttle grip completely. • Push the mode button to shift the KTRC selecting mode. When the display is shifted to KTRC selecting mode, KTRC mode indicators blink.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • NOTE Push the mode button to finish the ○ setting mode. • When changing the mode, stop the Check the KTRC mode indicator to motorcycle. ○ make sure that the mode has been When 30 seconds have passed or changed.
In KTRC OFF, the mode is automati- cally switched to 1, whenever the ignition switch is turned to the “OFF” position. Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM) KLCM is a rider assist system which A. Upper Button optimizes the starting acceleration.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE After the clutch is engaged, the sys- tem will control the engine torque to obtain maximum acceleration. KLCM is released when shifted into third gear or when the motorcycle speed reaches 150 km/h (93 mph). A.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Kawasaki Engine Brake Control (KEBC) KEBC is the system to select the en- gine braking force from two modes (OFF/LIGHT). The KEBC mode can be selected in the mode setting. Refer to “Mode Setting” in the GENERAL IN- FORMATION chapter.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT The maintenance and adjustments outlined in this chapter must be carried out in accordance with the Daily Pre-Ride Checks, After Ride Checks and Periodic Main- tenance to keep the motorcycle in good running condition and to reduce air pollu- tion.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING The cooling fan spins at high speed and can cause serious injuries. Keep your hands and clothing away from the cooling fan blades at all times.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Daily Pre-Ride 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.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Operation Page Bolts, nuts and fasteners – Check for loose and/or missing bolts, nuts and fasteners Steering – Action smooth but not loose from lock to lock – No binding of control cables – Electronic steering damper unit: no oil leakage Brakes Brake pad wear Brake fluid level...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Operation Page Coolant – No coolant leakage Coolant level between level lines (when engine is cold) Electrical equipment – Tail/Brake light works (unable to function in a factory shipping state) Engine stop switch – Stops engine Side stand –...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Periodic Maintenance *A: Service at number of years shown or indicated odometer reading intervals, which- ever comes first. *B: For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here. *C: Service more frequently when operating in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy, high speed, or frequent starting/stopping.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) See year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items – Fuel system – Fuel filter : every 48 000 km (30 000 – Fuel pump mile) –...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) See year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items – Clutch fluid, hose and pipe – Clutch fluid Clutch hose/rubber parts of clutch : every 48 000 km (30 000 –...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) See year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items : every 4 500 km (2 800 – Drive chain (*C) mile) – Drive chain guide wear –...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) See year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items – Suspension system – Steering play – Steering stem bearings Electronic steering damper oil leak – Electrical system –...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Service Time In addition to the periodical inspections according to the riding distance and/or time elapsed, perform the service specified in the following table every 15 hours of engine operation above 8 000 r/min (rpm). These service intervals are monitored through the vehicle's ECU with service message displayed on the multifunction meter.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Service Time (h) Items Pistons and piston rings Piston pins Crankshaft Crankshaft bearings Connecting rods : every 60 hours Connecting rod bearings Spark plugs Supercharger coupling dampers Camshaft chain Valve clearance Valves, valve seats and valve springs (exhaust side) Exhaust valves : every 60 hours...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Service Time (h) Items Chassis Drive chain Rear wheel coupling dampers...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Engine Oil Oil Level Inspection • If the engine is cold, start the engine and run it for several minutes at idle speed. • Stop the engine, then wait several minutes until the oil settles. NOTICE A. Oil Level Inspection Window Racing the engine before the oil B.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • When installing the oil filler cap, re- place its O-ring with a new one. Oil and/or Oil Filter Change • Warm up the engine thoroughly, and then stop it. • Place an oil pan beneath the engine. •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT item should be serviced by an au- NOTE ○ thorized Kawasaki dealer. Replace the washer with a new one. • • Apply a thin film of oil to the gasket Fill the engine up to the upper level...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE ○ Do not add any chemical additive to the oil. Oils fulfilling the above re- quirements are fully formulated and provide adequate lubrication for both the engine and the clutch. Engine Oil Capacity Capacity: 3.9 L (4.1US qt) [when filter is not removed] 4.4 L (4.7 US qt) Coolant...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Coolant Filling • Remove the inner cover bolts and washers. A. F (Full) Level Line B. L (Low) Level Line C. Reserve Tank NOTE A. Inner Cover Bolts and Washers ○ • Check the level when the engine is Remove the inner cover.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Inner Cover A. Reserve Tank Cap • Remove the cap from the reserve NOTE tank and add coolant through the fill- ○ In an emergency you can add water er opening to the F (Full) level line. alone to the coolant reserve tank, however it must be returned to the correct mixture ratio by the addition...
Have the coolant changed by an au- for aluminum engines and radiators) in thorized Kawasaki dealer. the cooling system. On the mixture ra- tio of coolant, choose the suitable one referring to the relation between freez- ing point and strength directed on the container.
Inspect the transparent drain plug lo- the freezing point of –35°C (–31°F). cated to the left of the engine to see if any oil has run down. Air Cleaner Cleaning and replacement of the air cleaner element should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Oil on tires will make them slip- pery and can cause an accident and injury. Be sure to reinstall the plug in the drain hose after drain- ing. Water Draining • Remove the plug on the intake duct. A.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • If the throttle grip does not return properly, have the throttle control system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • Check the throttle grip free play by turning back and forth. A. Plug Throttle Control System...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Throttle Grip Free Play Adjustment • Loosen the locknuts at the upper ends of the throttle cables, and screw both throttle cable adjusters completely so as to give the throttle grip plenty of play. • Turn out the decelerator cable ad- juster until there is no play when the throttle grip is completely closed.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT be done by an authorized Kawasaki Idle Speed dealer. • With the engine idling, turn the han- The idle speed inspection should be dlebars to each side. If handlebar performed in accordance with the Peri- movement changes the idle speed, odic Maintenance chart.
A. Upper Level Line ized Kawasaki dealer. B. Lower Level Line C. Clutch Fluid Reservoir Fluid Level Inspection •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Drive Chain Drive Chain Lubrication Lubrication is necessary when the chain appears dry. Use a lubricant for sealed chains to prevent deterioration of chain seals. If the chain is especially dirty, clean it us- ing a cleaner for sealed chains follow- ing the instructions supplied by the •...
NOTE ○ If a torque wrench is not available, this item should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • Remove the seat and the tool kit (see the seat section in GENERAL INFORMATION chapter).
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Hook Wrench Mounting Bolts A. Hook Wrench B. Hook Wrench B. Adapter • • Attach the adapter in tool kit to the Loosen the bearing housing clamp hook wrench. bolts gradually and evenly. NOTE ○ The adapter of the hook wrench is in the tool kit bag.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Clamp Bolts A. Chain Adjuster • B. Hook Wrench Turn the chain adjuster until the drive C. Clockwise (direction to loose) • chain has correct amount of slack Tighten the bearing housing clamp with the hook wrench. •...
If there is a clearance, the Brakes drive chain slack adjustment should be done by an authorized Kawasaki If you feel there is something wrong dealer. when applying the brakes, have the...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT brake system checked by an author- ized Kawasaki dealer immediately. WARNING Air in the brake lines diminish braking performance and can cause an accident resulting in in- jury or death. If the brake lever or pedal feels mushy when it is ap-...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT either pad lining is less than 1 mm (0.04 in.), replace both pads in the cali- per as a set. Pad replacement should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. WARNING Replace the brake pads before the linings are completely worn away.
4.5 mm (0.18 in.), replace both pads in the caliper as (Unable to function in a factory ship- a set. Pad replacement should be ping state) done by an authorized Kawasaki deal- Brake Light Switch Inspection • Turn the ignition switch on.
• If it does not, ask your authorized Brake Pedal Travel Kawasaki dealer to inspect the front 10 mm (0.39 in.) brake light switch. • Check the operation of the rear Brake Light Switch Adjustment •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Electronic Steering Damp- er (ESD) This motorcycle is equipped with an electronic steering damper unit. The steering operation should be checked and the electronic steering damper unit should be inspected for oil leakage each day before riding, and the maintenance must be carried out in accordance with the Periodic Mainte- A.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster clockwise to in- Suspension System crease spring preload and stiffen the suspension. • Front Fork Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease spring preload and soft- en the suspension. WARNING Improper fork leg adjustment can NOTICE cause poor handling and loss of stability, which could lead to an...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease damping force. NOTICE Do not turn the adjuster beyond the fully seated position or the adjusting mechanism may be damaged. A. Spring Preload Adjuster Rebound Damping Force Adjustment The adjuster is located at the top of each front fork leg.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Compression Damping Force Adjuster The adjuster is located at the top of the each front fork leg. Standard 10 clicks Out from the fully seated position (turned fully clockwise). • Turn the adjuster clockwise with a hexagonal wrench to increase damp- ing force.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster clockwise to in- Rebound Damping Force Adjustment The adjuster is located at the lower crease spring preload. • end of the rear shock absorber. Turn the adjuster counterclockwise Standard to decrease spring preload. 1 1/4 turns out NOTICE Out from the fully seated position (turned...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster A. High Speed Adjuster B. Low Speed Adjuster Compression Damping Force Adjust- NOTE ment ○ The compression damping force ad- Turning the high speed adjuster also justers for high and low speeds are lo- turns speed adjuster.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Low Speed Compression Damping NOTICE Adjustment • Using a flat tip screwdriver turn the Do not turn the compression low speed compression adjuster damping force adjuster beyond screw clockwise to increase damp- the fully seated position or the ing force or counterclockwise to de- adjusting mechanism may be crease it.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Setting Tables Front Fork Spring Preload Setting Softest setting limit Standard Hardest setting limit Adjuster Position 6 turns in** 15 turns in** ←→ Spring Action Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→ Load Light Heavy ←→ Road Good ←→...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Front Fork Damping Force Settings Softest setting Hardest setting Standard limit limit Rebound 24 clicks** 13 clicks** Adjuster Position: Compression 24 clicks** 10 clicks** ←→ Damping Force Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→ Load Light Heavy ←→...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rear Shock Absorber Spring Preload Setting Softest setting limit Standard Hardest setting limit Adjuster Position 9 clicks** 37 clicks** ←→ Spring Action Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→ Load Light Heavy ←→ Road Good ←→ High Speed *: This position is the fully seated position (turned fully counterclockwise).
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rear Shock Absorber Damping Force Settings Softest setting Hardest setting Standard limit limit 1 1/4 turns Rebound 2 1/2 turns out** out** Adjuster Position: 18 clicks** 6 clicks** Compression: High 2 turns out** 1 turn out** ←→ Damping Force Weak Strong...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Wheels Cold tires do not provide good Tire Pressure Inspection grip and may cause loss of con- • Use a tire warmer to heat the tire be- trol or a crash resulting in injury fore checking the tire pressure. or death.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Tire Air Pressure (when warm) Front 220 kPa (2.20 kgf/cm², 32 psi) Rear 260 kPa (2.60 kgf/cm², 38 psi) Tire Wear, Damage Some dimples in the tire tread are wear indicators. Unlike tires for high- way use, the performance of racing tires may drop of considerably before reaching the wear limit.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Standard Tire (Tubeless) NOTICE Make, Type: BRIDGESTONE, RACING BAT- Never remove the sealing strip, Front TLAX V01F SOFT or the battery can be damaged. Size: Do not install a conventional bat- 120/600 R17 tery in this motorcycle, or the electrical system cannot work Make, Type: BRIDGESTONE, RACING BAT-...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Kawasaki-recommended chargers are: (check with your Kawasaki dealer). If you will not be using the motorcycle for Battery Mate 150-9 OptiMate 4 longer than two weeks, the battery Yuasa MB-2040/2060 should be charged using an appropri- Christie C10122S ate charger.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Remove the seat (see Seat section DANGER in the GENERAL INFORMATION chapter). Battery acid generates hydrogen • Slide the black cap from the negative gas which is flammable and ex- (–) terminal. plosive under certain conditions. •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Battery Installation • Place the battery on the battery case. • Connect the positive (+) cable to the (+) terminal, and then connect the negative (–) cable to the (–) terminal. NOTICE Installing the (–) cable to the (+) terminal of the battery or the (+) cable to the (–) terminal of the A.
B. Main Fuse by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. The main fuse removal should be WARNING done by an authorized Kawasaki deal- Substituting fuses can cause wir- ing to overheat, catch fire and/or fail. Do not use any substitute for the standard fuse. Replace the...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT and wipe off any grease, oil, dirt, or grime. Apply motor oil to the following pivots • Side Stand • Clutch Lever • Front Brake Lever • Rear Brake Pedal Lubricate the following cables with a pressure cable luber •...
UV rays, pollutants, and reduce the Apply grease to the following amount of dust reaching its surfaces. points • (K) Throttle Inner Cable Upper Ends (K): Should be serviced by an author- ized Kawasaki dealer. NOTE ○ After connecting the cables, adjust them.
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...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT system, brake components, electri- not let the water air dry as this can cal components, muffler outlets, and damage the painted surfaces. • fuel tank openings. Start the engine and let it idle for sev- eral minutes. The heat from the en- Washing Your Motorcycle gine will help dry moist areas.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE NOTICE Using high-pressure water, as Plastic parts may deteriorate and from a car wash facility, could break if they come in contact with damage the radiator fins and im- chemical substances or house- pair the radiator's effectiveness. hold cleaning products such as Do not obstruct or deflect airflow gasoline, brake fluid, window...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT aluminum polish. Coated aluminum should be washed with a mild neutral detergent and finished with a spray polish. Aluminum wheels, both painted and unpainted can be cleaned with special non-acid based wheel spray cleaners. Vinyl and Rubber Vinyl parts should be washed with the rest of the motorcycle, then treated with a vinyl treatment.
See your authorized Kawasaki dealer for this service or do the following. Preparation for Storage Make sure the area is well ventilated and free from any source of flame.
APPENDIX WARNING Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under certain con- ditions, creating the potential for serious burns. • Turn the ignition key off. • Do not smoke. • Make sure the area is well ventilated and free from any source of flame or sparks;...
APPENDIX WARNING Engine oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of used oil properly. Contact your local authorities for approved disposal methods or possible recycling. • Put in fresh engine oil. • Empty the fuel from the fuel tank using a pump or syphon. •...
Kawasaki dealer to request repair. For safety, inspection and maintenance should be done within your knowledge and ability. If you are not confident in com- pleting an inspection or maintenance, ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer to do the work.
When any of warning indicators appear or blink, have the motorcycle inspected by an authorized Kawasaki dealer immediately. If the Engine Does Not Start When the engine turns over but the engine does not start, inspect as follows.
In that case, ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection. • When the engine warning indicator on the meter appears and stays on, there may be a problem with the fuel injection system. Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection and maintenance. •...
If the starter motor will not start after completing the above inspection and main- tenance, there may be something wrong with another part such as the starter mo- tor. Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection and maintenance. If the Engine Stalls or Runs Poorly •...
Check the coolant level in the reserve tank after the engine cools down. If the coolant quantity is less than the lower level, replenish the coolant or soft water up to the upper level (see page 128). Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer to identify the cause of the overheat immediately.
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...