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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 MAINTENANCE RECORD A Table of Contents is included after the Foreword.
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.
NOTICE THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN MAN- UFACTURED FOR USE IN A REASONABLE AND PRUDENT MANNER BY A QUALIFIED OP- ERATOR AND AS A VEHICLE ON-...
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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY INFORMATION ..... 11 Serial Number Locations ....25 Read Owner's Manual ....... 11 Location of Labels ......26 Training ..........11 Location of Parts ........ 33 Daily Checks and Periodic Mainte- Meter Instruments ......36 nance ..........11 Indicators ........
Seat ............ 93 Kawasaki Engine Brake Control Tool Kit ..........96 (KEBC) ...........125 Storage Compartment ....... 97 Kawasaki Quick Shift (KQS) ....125 Hip Support ........97 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 126 Event Data Recorder ......101 Daily Checks ........128 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE .. 103 Periodic Maintenance ......131...
Fuses ..........174 General Lubrication ......175 Cleaning ..........176 General Precautions ...... 176 Where to be Careful ....... 180 Washing Your Vehicle ....181 APPENDIX ........... 183 Storage ..........183 Troubleshooting Guide ......186 Environmental Protection ....191 MAINTENANCE RECORD ....192...
Checks section and the Periodic Main- safely. tenance section in the MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chapter for more Training information. Kawasaki strongly recommends that all operators of this vehicle complete a suitable motorcycle rider training pro- gram to learn the proper skills and...
105 kg (231 lb). oughly checked at an authorized Ka- wasaki dealer as soon as possible. With the exception of genuine Kawa- saki Parts and Accessories, Kawasaki has no control over the design or appli- cation of accessories. In some cases,...
Kawasaki Parts and Accessories (i.e., lean angle), control operation, have been specially designed for wheel travel, front fork movement, use on Kawasaki motorcycles. We or any other aspects of the motor- strongly recommend that all parts cycle’s operation. and accessories you add to your mo- 2.
Always follow applicable laws used to tow any trailers or other ve- and regulations if any other person, ve- hicles. Kawasaki does not manu- hicle or property is involved. facture sidecars or trailers for Do not attempt to continue riding...
SAFETY INFORMATION apparent. Have your motorcycle thor- Fueling oughly checked at a Kawasaki dealer as soon as possible. WARNING Safe Operation Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under cer- The following should be carefully ob- tain conditions. served for safe and effective vehicle To avoid a possible fire or explo- operation.
Wear protective clothing. Helmet Wear bright, highly visible clothing that allows freedom of movement to Kawasaki strongly recommends the operator wear a helmet even if this is suit your riding style. not a legal requirement. Always wear a long- sleeved jacket...
SAFETY INFORMATION footpegs. Removing your hands from Select Correct Gear Speeds the handlebars or feet from the foot- When going up steep slopes, shift to pegs while riding can be hazardous. If a lower gear so that there is power to you remove even one hand or foot, spare rather than overloading the en- you reduce your ability to control the...
SAFETY INFORMATION also be used judiciously to avoid skid- Acceleration ding the rear wheel from too rapid ac- When quick acceleration is neces- celeration or deceleration. sary to pass another vehicle, shift to a Braking performance is also reduced lower gear to obtain the necessary in wet conditions.
SAFETY INFORMATION Steering Additional Considerations for Looseness in the steering can cause High Speed Operation loss of control. Check to see that the handlebars turns freely but has no WARNING play. Handling characteristics of a mo- Tires torcycle at high speeds may vary High speed operation is hard on from those you are familiar with tires, and good tires are crucial for safe...
SAFETY INFORMATION Coolant To avoid overheating, check that the coolant level is at the upper level line. Electrical Equipment Make sure that the headlight, tail/- brake light, turn signals, horn, etc., all work properly. Miscellaneous Make sure that all nuts and bolts are tight and that all safety related parts are in good condition.
GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Specifications PERFORMANCE Maximum Horsepower 147.2 kW (200 PS) @11 000 r/min (rpm) Maximum Torque 133.5 N·m (13.6 kgf·m, 98 ft·lb) @10 500 r/min (rpm) Minimum Turning Radius 3.4 m (134 in.) DIMENSIONS Overall Length 2 085 mm (82.09 in.) Overall Width 770 mm (30.3 in.) Overall Height...
GENERAL INFORMATION 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 10° BTDC @1 100 r/min (rpm) ~ 33° BTDC @11 000 (Electronically advanced) r/min (rpm) Spark Plug: Type NGK SILMAR9B9...
DOT4 ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT Battery 12 V 8.6 Ah (10 HR) Headlight: High Beam LED Low Beam Brake/Tail Light Even if one of LED (Light Emitting Diode) tail/brake light or headlight does not go on, consult with an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
GENERAL INFORMATION Specifications are subject to change without notice, and may not apply to every country.
GENERAL INFORMATION Serial Number Locations The engine and frame serial numbers are used to register the motorcycle. They are the only means of identifying your particular machine from others of the same model type. These serial numbers may be needed by your dealer when ordering parts.
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 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 1. Safety alert symbol 2. Unleaded gasoline, see page 89 2. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 3. Octane rating of gasoline, see page 3. Drive chain slack, see page 149...
GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 2. Tire pressure, see page 165 3. Safety alert symbol 4. Front tire size and manufacture, see page 168 5. Rear tire size and manufacture, see page 168 6. Maximum load, see page 12...
GENERAL INFORMATION Location of Parts 1. Rear View Mirrors 9. Rebound Damping Force Adjusters 2. Clutch Fluid Reservoir 10. Electronic Steering Damper (ESD) 3. Meter Instrument 11. Ignition Switch/Steering Lock 4. Brake Fluid Reservoir (Front) 12. Right Handlebar Switches 5. Clutch Lever 13.
GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Turn Signal Lights 8. License Plate Light 15. Rebound Damping Force 2. Spark Plugs 9. Headlight Adjuster 3. Fuel Tank 10. Front Fork 16. Rear Shock Absorber 4. Air Cleaner 11. Radiator 17. Swingarm 5. Battery 12. Side Stand Switch 18.
GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Seat Pad 10. Brake Calipers 2. Hip Support 11. Spring Preload Adjuster 3. Fuse Boxes 12. Compression Damping Force Adjuster 4. Seat 13. Rear Brake Light Switch 5. Fuel Tank Cap 14. Rear Brake Pedal 6. Coolant Reserve Tank 15.
GENERAL INFORMATION Indicators ESD Indicator (White) KIBS Indicator (White) ABS Indicator (Yellow) Left Turn Signal Indicator (Green) Fuel Level Warning Indicator (Amber) Engine Warning Indicator (Yellow) Warning Indicator (Yellow) KTRC Indicator (Yellow) High Beam Indicator (Blue) Neutral Indicator (Green) Right Turn Signal Indicator (Green) KEBC Indicator KQS Indicator Oil Pressure Warning Indicator (Red)
■ : 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.
Blink* The electronic steering damper system has malfunctioned. Have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Blink The KIBS has malfunctioned. KIBS or a part of KIBS will not work but ABS function. Have the KIBS 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...
Have the KTRC system checked by an author- ized Kawasaki dealer. Blink 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.
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. The immobilizer system has malfunctioned. This indicator blinks if an improperly coded key is used or if there is a miscommunication between the antenna and key.
GENERAL INFORMATION Indica- *No. Status Actions tors Blink The rain mode system has malfunctioned. Have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
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 turn signal switch is pushed to the left, this indicator blinks. When the KTRC functions, this indicator blinks. When the headlight is on high beam, this indicator goes on. When the transmission is in neutral, this indicator goes on. When the turn signal switch is pushed to the right, this indicator blinks.
GENERAL INFORMATION *1: The red immobilizer warning indicator blinking mode can be set to either on or off. ○ To stop the red immobilizer warning indicator blinking, turn the ignition switch off and then, within twenty seconds, push and hold the upper but- ton and the lower button simultaneously for more than two seconds.
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 goes on 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 Setting Mode following order.
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 To select Setting Mode: • Push and hold the mode button to change the display to the setting mode, and push the upper button or lower button to select the display mode. The display modes can be shifted in the following order.
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. Setting Mode...
When the figures come to 999999, CYCLE chapter. the display is stopped and locked. To select KLCM Mode: • Refer to the Kawasaki Launch Con- Trip Meter • trol Mode (KLCM) section in the Push the upper button or lower but- HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE ton to display the trip meter A/B.
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 goes 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 Clock from overheating. Refer to the Clock Setting section in the Setting Mode in this chapter.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ Do not operate the motorcycle with wrong unit (mph or km/h) of the speedometer. A. Units NOTE ○ The unit setting can be selected from four unit types.
GENERAL INFORMATION Coolant Tem- Current Milea- perature/- Fuel Con- TYPE Speed ODO/TRIP ge/Average Mile- Boost Tem- 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 set the setting: • Push and hold the mode button to display the setting mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to display the “UNIT.” • Push the mode button. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the “TYPE 1,”...
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 upper button or lower but- ton to select the “MODE 1,” “MODE 2” or “MODE 3.” NOTE ○ The meter illumination and engine speed indicator go on. A. Flow when pushing upper button B. Flow when pushing lower button •...
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ The initialization setting is MODE 1. Rain Mode Setting (RAIN) The rain mode can be selected from on or off. NOTE ○ If the rain mode system has any problem, “– – –” is displayed in the mode display.
GENERAL INFORMATION • KTRC Mode Setting Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the “1,” “2,” “3” or “OFF.” MODE Detail Setting KTRC 1 1– NOTE ○ KTRC 2 2– The KTRC mode displays the mode KTRC 3 3–...
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push and hold the mode button to display the setting mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to display the “KTRC 1.” • Push the mode button. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the “1,”...
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push and hold the mode button to display the setting mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to display the “KTRC 2.” • Push the mode button. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the “2,”...
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push and hold the mode button to display the setting mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to display the “KTRC 3.” • Push the mode button. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the “3,”...
GENERAL INFORMATION Shift-up Indicator Setting (SHIFT LAMP) The shift-up indicator can be used in closed course. Do not use the shift-up indicator during everyday riding. 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 A. Engine Speed Indicator with Shift-up Indi- A. Flow when pushing upper or lower button • cator Push the mode button. To set the setting: • Push and hold the mode button to NOTE ○ display the setting mode. •...
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ When pushing the upper button, the shift-up engine speed increases in 250 r/min (rpm) increments up to 13 500 r/min (rpm). ○ When pushing the lower button, the shift-up engine speed decreases in 250 r/min (rpm) increments down to 9 000 r/min (rpm).
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ The initialization setting is 9 000 r/min (rpm). WARNING Failing to properly observe the road ahead increases the chance of an accident. Do not concen- trate on the shift-up indicator by taking your eyes off the road, ob- serve using peripheral vision.
GENERAL INFORMATION To set the setting: • NOTICE Push and hold the mode button to display the setting mode. Engine speed should not be al- • Push the upper button or lower but- lowed to enter the red zone; oper- ton to display the “KEBC.”...
GENERAL INFORMATION KQS Setting (KQS) The KQS system can be selected from on or off. NOTE ○ The KQS works only when the gear is shifted up. The KQS does not work when the gear is shifted down. ○ If the KQS system has any problem, “–...
GENERAL INFORMATION MODE Acceleration Level MODE 1 High MODE 2 Middle MODE 3 NOTE ○ When the rain mode is “ON,” the KLCM cannot be setting. ○ If the KLCM system has any prob- lem, “– – –” is displayed in the mode display.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push and hold the mode button to working again when the battery is display the setting mode. connected. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to display the “CLOCK.” Setting Reset (RESET) • Push the mode button to select the The following settings of the meter hour or minute digits.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push and hold the mode button to Features display the setting mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- Gear Position Indicator ton to display the “RESET.” This display shows the correspond- • Push the mode button. ing gear position when the transmis- •...
GENERAL INFORMATION Boost Indicator When the transmission is in 1st gear, “1” is displayed. This display shows the correspond- ing boost of the intake air chamber. When the transmission is in 2nd gear, “2” is displayed. Boost Boost Indicator When the transmission is in 3rd Not display gear, “3”...
GENERAL INFORMATION indicate favorable fuel consumption. Monitoring the economical riding indi- cator can help the rider maximize fuel efficiency. A. Economical Riding Indicator WARNING Failing to properly observe the road ahead increases the chance of an accident resulting in severe injury or death.
GENERAL INFORMATION Up to five keys can register to the KTRC Mode Indicator ECU. Refer to the Kawasaki TRaction If an ignition key is lost, it is strongly Control (KTRC) section in the HOW recommended to have your all keys re-...
GENERAL INFORMATION equipment and the mutual recognition NOTICE of their conformity) Directive. The following can damage keys Ignition Switch/Steering and prevent the engine from being started, therefore, do not: Lock • Put two keys of any immobilizer This is a four-position, key-operated system on the same key ring.
GENERAL INFORMATION • turning the ignition key to the LOCK Engine can be started. • (Park) position. After 3 minutes, the All electrical equipment can switch operation becomes unavail- be used. • able. To enable the switch operation, Key cannot be removed. turn the ignition switch on and back •...
GENERAL INFORMATION ○ Do not leave the ignition switch at WARNING position for an extended time with the engine stopped, or the Turning the ignition switch to the battery may become totally dis- position while riding the charged. motorcycle shuts down the entire ○...
Meter setting: Refer to the Setting Mode Engine Start/Stop Switch section. To start the engine, refer to the Start- KTRC setting: Refer to the Kawasaki ing the Engine section for starting in- TRaction Control (KTRC) structions. section in the HOW TO...
GENERAL INFORMATION To change the high or low beam, Left Handlebar Switches push the dimmer/passing button for- ward. To select the high beam momentary, push dimmer/passing button rearward. A. Dimmer/Passing Button B. Hazard Button C. Horn Button D. Upper Button A.
GENERAL INFORMATION High beam... (High beam indica- Hazard Button tor: see Meter Instruments section) Push in the hazard button with the Low beam... ignition switch in the position or Passing... (The high beam turns position. All the turn signal on only while the dimmer/passing but- lights and turn signal indicators will ton is pushed.) blink.
If any brake ad- justment is required other than the brake lever position, consult A. Adjuster your authorized Kawasaki dealer. B. Brake Lever While pushing the brake lever for- ward, turn the adjuster and choose a suitable lever position.
If any clutch adjustment is required other than the clutch lever position, consult A. Adjuster your authorized Kawasaki dealer. B. Clutch Lever While pushing the clutch lever for- ward, turn the adjuster and choose a suitable lever position.
GENERAL INFORMATION by Kawasaki to prevent severe engine Fuel damage. The octane rating of a gasoline is a measure of its resistance to detonation WARNING or “knocking.” The term commonly Gasoline is extremely flammable used to describe a gasoline’s octane...
GENERAL INFORMATION equal to or higher than that shown in NOTICE the table. If engine “knocking” or “pinging” Fuel Type Unleaded Gasoline occurs, use a different brand of gasoline of a higher octane rat- Ethanol Content E10 or less ing. If this condition is allowed to Minimum Octane Research Octane continue, it can lead to severe en-...
GENERAL INFORMATION Filling the Tank WARNING Avoid filling the tank in the rain or Gasoline is extremely flammable where heavy dust is blowing so that and can be explosive under cer- the fuel does not get contaminated. tain conditions, creating the po- tential for serious burns.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Lift the key hole cover. • 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- NOTE 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. Hold the tool kit with the band securely. A. Storage Compartment B. Seat Cover A. Band Hip Support B. Tool Kit This motorcycle is equipped with the Storage Compartment movable hip support. The hip support position can be selected from two posi- The storage compartment is located tions.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Remove the seat (see Seat Remov- al). • Remove the inner hip support cover bolts. A. Outer Hip Support Cover Bolts and Wash- • Pull the cover outward to clear the projection. A. Inner Hip Support Cover Bolts •...
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Projection A. Tab • B. Slot Remove the cover forward to clear C. Hip Support Cover • the tab from the slot. Remove the hip support assy bolts and the washer. • Remove the hip support assy.
Tighten the hip support assy bolts Hip Support Assy Bolt (M5) with the washer to the specified tor- 3.0 N·m (0.31 kgf·m, 27 in·lb) que. NOTE ○ If a torque wrench is not available, this item should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
• Insert the projection into the grom- met. Event Data Recorder In common with many other vehicle manufacturers, Kawasaki equipped this motorcycle with an event data recorder (EDR). The purpose of this device is to record, only in an...
To read data recorded by an EDR, but is constantly overwritten and special equipment and access to the then erased when the ignition is EDR is required. Kawasaki will not ac- switched off. cess or share the EDR information ○...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Maximum engine Break-In Distance traveled speed 0 ~ 800 km (0 ~ The first 1 600 km (1 000 mile) that 4 000 r/min (rpm) 500 mile) the motorcycle is ridden is designated as the break-in period.
(600 mile) it is extremely important that A. Engine Start/Stop Switch the owner has the initial maintenance • service performed by an authorized Turn the ignition key to the Kawasaki dealer. sition. • Make sure the transmission is in neutral.
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 ○ The motorcycle is equipped with a starter lockout switch. This switch is designed so that the engine does not start if the transmission is in gear and the side stand is down. How- ever, the engine can be started if the clutch lever is pulled and the side stand is fully up.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTICE DANGER • Do not let the engine idle longer Battery acid generates hydro- than 5 minutes, or engine over- gen gas which is flammable heating and damage may occur. and explosive under certain conditions. It is present within a battery at all times, even in a Jump Starting discharged condition.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Remove the rider's seat (see Seat section in the GENERAL INFORMA- TION chapter). • Slide the red cap from the positive (+) terminal (see Battery section in the MAINTENANCE AND ADJUST- MENT chapter). • Connect a jumper cable from the positive (+) terminal of the booster battery to the positive (+) terminal of...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Follow the standard engine starting DANGER procedure. Batteries contain sulfuric acid NOTICE that can cause burns and pro- duce hydrogen gas which is Do not operate the starter contin- highly explosive. • uously for more than 5 seconds Do not make this last connec- or the starter will overheat and tion at the fuel system or bat-...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Pull in the clutch lever. NOTE • ○ Shift into 1st gear. • The motorcycle is equipped with a Open the throttle a little, and start to side stand switch. This switch is de- let out the clutch lever very slowly.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE the front brake should be applied a WARNING little more than the rear. Shift down or fully disengage the clutch as nec- Downshifting to a lower gear at essary to keep the engine from stall- high speed causes engine rpm to ing.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE A. Front Brake Lever A. Rear Brake Pedal Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) ABS is designed to help prevent the wheels from locking up when the brakes are applied hard while running straight. The ABS automatically regu- lates brake force.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • prevent wheel lock-up and allows sta- ABS is not designed to shorten the ble steering control while stopping. braking distance. On loose, uneven Brake control function is identical to or downhill surfaces, the stopping that of a conventional motorcycle.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING WARNING ABS cannot protect the rider from Use of non-recommended tires all possible hazards and is not a may cause malfunctioning of substitute for safe riding practi- ABS and can lead to extended ces. Be aware of how the ABS braking distance.
WARNING tery Maintenance” section. KIBS cannot protect the rider from all possible hazards and is Kawasaki Intelligent anti- not a substitute for safe riding lock Brake System (KIBS) practices. Be aware of how the KIBS system operates and its lim- KIBS regulates smoother braking itations.
In an emergency situation such as an Emergency throttle failure, your vehicle may be stopped by applying the brakes and Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been disengaging the clutch. Once this stop- designed and manufactured to provide ping procedure is initiated, the engine you optimum safety and convenience.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Parking WARNING The engine and exhaust system get extremely hot during normal WARNING operation and can cause serious Operating or parking the vehicle burns. near flammable materials can Never touch a hot engine, ex- cause a fire, and can result in haust pipe, or muffler during op- property damage or severe per- eration or after stopping the...
WARNING Kawasaki TRaction Control Gasoline is extremely flammable (KTRC) and can be explosive under cer- tain conditions, creating the po- KTRC is an intelligent system that tential for serious burns.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING WARNING KTRC cannot protect the rider Avoid an abrupt moving off on a from all possible hazards and is slippery road surface that causes not a substitute for safe riding the rear wheel to slip. On a slip- practices.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Mode 1±: KTRC mode setting KTRC least intervenes among the NOTE three modes. This mode gives maxi- ○ The KTRC OFF can be selected only mum acceleration for sport riding. when the motorcycle is at a stop. Mode 2±: •...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE ○ When changing the mode, stop the motorcycle. ○ When 30 seconds have passed or the throttle is opened after the KTRC mode indicator starts blinking, it stops blinking and the selected mode is fixed. ○...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Push the mode button to finish the turned to the position, or the setting mode. battery is discharged or removed. • ○ Check the KTRC mode indicator to In the KTRC OFF, the mode auto- make sure that the mode has been matically switched to 1, whenever changed.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM) KLCM is a rider assist system which optimizes the starting acceleration by electronically controlling the engine A. Upper Button B. Rain Mode Indicator (White) output. The detail setting can be se- lected in the setting mode.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE the clutch is engaged, the system will control the engine torque to obtain maximum acceleration. KLCM is re- leased when shifted into third gear or when the motorcycle speed reaches 150 km/h (93 mph). Successive use of the KLCM is re- stricted to protect the engine.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Kawasaki Engine Brake Control (KEBC) KEBC is the system that can be se- lected the engine braking force from two modes. The KEBC mode can be A. KLCM OFF Message selected in the setting mode. Refer to “Setting Mode”...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Daily Checks Check the following items each day before you ride. The time required is minimal, and habitual performance of these checks will help ensure you a safe, reliable ride. If any irregularities are found during these checks, refer to the MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chapter or see your dealer for the action required to return the motorcycle to a safe operating condition.
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 All lights (head, city, tail/brake, turn signal, license plate, warning/indicator) and – horn work 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 – Engine vacuum synchronization – Fuel system – Fuel filter : 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 Clutch operation (play, engagement, disengagement) Clutch fluid level :0.5 – 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 Drive chain slack (*C) : every 1 000 km (600 mile) 149 – Drive chain wear (*C) –...
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 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.
Oil and/or Oil Filter Change • The oil change and oil filter replace- ment should be done by an author- ized Kawasaki dealer. WARNING Engine oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of used oil properly. A. Engine Oil Drain Bolt Contact your local authorities for B.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Recommended Engine Oil changed to accommodate atmospheric conditions in your riding area. Type: API SG, SH, SJ, SL or SM with JASO MA, MA1 or MA2 rating Viscosity: SAE 10W-40 NOTE ○ Do not add any chemical additive to the oil.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • should be between the F (Full) and L If the amount of coolant is insuffi- (Low) level lines. cient, add coolant into the reserve tank. Coolant Filling • Remove the inner cover bolts. A. F (Full) Level Line B.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Tabs A. Projection • B. Right Inner Cover Pull the right inner cover rearward to • Remove the cap from the reserve clear the projection. tank and add coolant through the fill- er opening to the F (Full) level line.
If coolant must be added often, or the reserve tank completely runs dry, there is probably leakage in the system. Have the cooling sys- tem inspected by your authorized Kawasaki dealer. • Install the reserve tank cap. • Insert the projection of the right inner A.
B. Grommet B. Slots • • Insert the tabs on the right inner cov- Tighten the inner cover bolts. er into the slots of the right fuel tank Coolant Change cover. Have the coolant changed by an au- thorized Kawasaki dealer.
If there is any oil in the drain hose, If the throttle grip does not return remove the plug from the lower end properly, have the throttle control of the drain hose and drain the oil. system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Check the throttle grip free play by screw both throttle cable adjusters turning back and forth. 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 and it must be bled out by an author- NOTE ○ ized Kawasaki dealer. While the engine is cold, the fast idle system automatically raises the en- Fluid Level Inspection • gine idle speed. With the clutch fluid reservoir held...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Drive Chain Drive Chain Lubrication Lubrication is necessary after riding through rain or on wet roads, or any time that 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...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chain midway between the engine sprocket and rear wheel sprocket. • Wipe off any lubricant that gets on the tire surface. A. Chain Slack Drive Chain Slack Inspection • • Set the motorcycle up on its side If the drive chain is too tight or too stand.
Brakes If you feel there is something wrong when applying the brakes, have the 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.
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. A. Rear Brake Fluid Reservoir B. Upper Level Line C.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • a set. Pad replacement should be The brake light should go on when done by an authorized Kawasaki deal- the front brake is applied. • If it does not, ask your authorized Kawasaki dealer to inspect the front brake light switch.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • If the light does not come on, adjust the rear brake light switch. Brake Pedal Travel 10 mm (0.39 in.) Brake Light Switch Adjustment • To adjust the rear brake light switch, move the switch up or down by turn- ing the adjusting nut.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Electronic Steering Damp- Suspension System er (ESD) Front Fork This motorcycle is equipped with a electronic steering damper unit. WARNING The steering operation should be Improper fork leg adjustment can checked and the electronic steering cause poor handling and loss of damper unit should be inspected for oil stability, which could lead to an leakage each day before riding, and...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster clockwise to in- NOTICE crease spring preload and stiffen the suspension. After riding on the normal road, • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise the unpaved road and in the rainy to decrease spring preload and soft- weather, clean off any dirt (grit, en the suspension.
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 has justers for high and low speeds are lo- the low speed adjuster turning.
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 8 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 18 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 Wheels Tire Pressure Inspection • Remove the air valve cap. • Check the tire pressure often, using an accurate gauge. • Make sure to install the air valve cap securely. NOTE ○ A. Tire Pressure Gauge Measure the tire pressure when the tires are cold (that is, when the mo- Tire Air Pressure (when cold) torcycle has not been ridden more...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT So it is false economy and unsafe to Minimum Tread Depth — use the tires until they are bald. Front 1 mm (0.04 in.) Under 130 km/h Tire Wear Inspection • 2 mm (0.08 in.) Measure the depth of the tread with (80 mph) Rear a depth gauge, and replace any tire...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Tires that have been punctured and repaired do not have the same capabilities as undamaged tires and can suddenly fail, caus- ing an accident resulting in seri- ous injury or death. Replace damaged tires as soon as possi- ble.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ○ When operating on public roadways, WARNING keep maximum speed under traffic law limits. New tires are slippery and may cause loss of control and injury. Standard Tire (Tubeless) A break-in period of 160 km (100 Make, Type: miles) is necessary to establish BRIDGESTONE, BATTLAX normal...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT (check with your Kawasaki dealer). If NOTICE you will not be using the motorcycle for longer than two weeks, the battery Never remove the sealing strip, should be charged using an appropri- or the battery can be damaged.
If the above chargers are not avail- It is present within a battery at all able, use equivalent one. times, even in a discharged con- For more details, ask your Kawasaki dition. Keep all flames and sparks dealer. (cigarettes) away from the bat- tery.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Remove the seat (see Seat section in the GENERAL INFORMATION chapter). • Slide the black cap from the negative (–) terminal. • Disconnect the negative (–) cable from the (–) terminal. • Slide the red cap from the positive (+) terminal.
Place the battery on the battery case. • Headlight aiming should be done by Connect the positive (+) cable to the an authorized Kawasaki dealer. (+) terminal, and then connect the negative (–) cable to the (–) terminal. Horizontal Adjustment The headlight beam is adjustable horizontally.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE ○ On high beam, the brightest point should be slightly below horizontal with the motorcycle on its wheels and the rider seated. Adjust the headlight to the proper angle accord- ing to local regulations. A. Horizontal Adjuster B.
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 Before lubricating each part, clean off any rusty spots with rust remover and wipe off any grease, oil, dirt, or grime. Apply motor oil to the following pivots • Side Stand • Clutch Lever • Front Brake Lever •...
UV rays, pollutants, and re- duce the amount of dust reaching its Apply grease to the following 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. • When washing the vehicle, always Build-up of debris or flammable use a mild neutral detergent and material in and around the ve- water. hicle chassis, engine, and ex- •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Take care when washing the head- Radiator light lens and other plastic parts as Clean off any obstructions with a they can easily be scratched. stream of low-pressure water. NOTICE NOTE ○ After riding in an area where the Using high-pressure water, as roads are salted or near the ocean, from a car wash facility, could...
Plastic parts may deteriorate and • If any doubt, consult an authorized break if they come in contact with Kawasaki dealer. chemical substances or house- hold cleaning products such as Plastic Parts gasoline, brake fluid, window After washing, use a soft cloth to cleaners, thread-locking agents, gently dry plastic parts.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chrome/aluminum polish. Coated alu- Where to be Careful minum should be washed with a mild neutral detergent and finished with a Avoid spraying water with any great spray polish. Aluminum wheels, both force near the following places. •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Muffler rear opening - cover with a NOTICE plastic bag. Ignition switch - cover the keyhole Coin operated, high pressure with tape. spray washers are not recom- • Rinse your vehicle with cold water mended. Water may be forced in- from a garden hose to remove any bearings other...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Carefully ride your vehicle at a slow speed and apply the brakes several times. This helps dry the brakes and restores them to normal operating performance. NOTE ○ (For silver mirror paint) If there are scrapes on the painted surface, do not wash your motorcycle with a stream of high-pressure water.
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 go on 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 goes on and stays on, there may be a problem with the fuel injection system. Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection and maintenance. •...
Kawasaki dealer. 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.
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 138). Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer to identify the cause of the overheat immediately.
APPENDIX If the engine stalls after completing the above inspection and maintenance, there may be something wrong with other system. Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection and maintenance. 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.
MAINTENANCE RECORD MAINTENANCE RECORD Owner Name ..................Address ....................Phone Number ..................Engine Number ..................Vehicle Number ................... Key Code ....................Selling Dealer Name ................Phone Number ..................Warranty Start Date ................Note: Keep this information and a spare key in a secure location. Odometer Date Maintenance Performed...
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MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...