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  • Page 2 ENGLISH Motorcycle Owner's Manual Original instructions...
  • Page 4 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.
  • Page 5 Whenever you see the symbols NOTE ○ shown below, heed their instructions! NOTE indicates information that may Always follow safe operating and main- help or guide you in the operation or tenance practices. service of the vehicle. DANGER DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious in- jury.
  • Page 6 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- This is product contains the encryption al- gorithm “MISTY” developed by MITSU- BISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION.
  • Page 7 Foreword Congratulations on your purchase of a new Kawasaki motorcycle. Your new mo- torcycle is the product of Kawasaki's advanced engineering, exhaustive testing, and continuous striving for superior reliability, safety and performance. Please read this Owner's Manual carefully before riding so that you will be thoroughly familiar with the proper operation of your motorcycle's controls, its fea- tures, capabilities, and limitations.
  • Page 8 However, there may be minor differences between the actual product and illustra- tions and text in this manual. All products are subject to change without prior notice or obligation. KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD. Motorcycle & Engine Company © 2014 Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. Aug. 22, 2014. (1)
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Display Setting ....... 60 Accessories ........14 Other Load ........15 Features ......... 75 KIPASS (Kawasaki’s Intelligent Prox- If You are Involved in an Accident ..15 Safe Operation ........16 imity Activation Start System) ..81 Carbon Monoxide Hazard ....16 Spare FOB .........
  • Page 10 Stopping the Motorcycle in an Emer- Center Stand ........120 gency ..........150 Seat ............121 Parking ..........151 Special Warning on the Use of Stor- Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) ..153 age Case and Saddlebags (Acces- MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 157 sory) ..........123 Daily Checks ........159 Saddlebags (Accessory) ....125 Periodic Maintenance ......162...
  • Page 11 Rear Shock Absorber ....209 Setting Tables ........ 211 Wheels ..........215 Battery ..........218 Headlight ..........230 Fuses ..........231 General Lubrication ......233 Cleaning Your Motorcycle ....235 General Precautions ...... 235 Washing Your Motorcycle ....236 APPENDIX ........... 241 Storage ..........241 Troubleshooting Guide ......244 Environmental Protection ....249 MAINTENANCE RECORD ....
  • Page 12: Safety Information

    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...
  • Page 13: Loading And Accessories Information

    Weight of rider, passenger, baggage, and accessories must not exceed 228 kg (503 oughly checked at an authorized Ka- lb). wasaki dealer as soon as possible. With the exception of genuine Kawa- saki Parts and Accessories, Kawasaki has no control over the design or...
  • Page 14: Passenger

    Kawasaki Parts and Accessories eration. The passenger can affect have been specially designed for control of the motorcycle by improp- use on Kawasaki motorcycles. We er positioning during cornering and strongly recommend that all parts sudden movements. It is important...
  • Page 15: Baggage And Luggage

    SAFETY INFORMATION 4. Do not carry passengers unless security as often as possible (not passenger footpegs are installed. while the motorcycle is in motion) Instruct any passenger before rid- and adjust as necessary. ing to keep his or her feet on the 3.
  • Page 16: Other Load

    SAFETY INFORMATION of the steering assembly and can that Kawasaki cannot assume re- result in an unsafe riding condition. sponsibility for the results of such 3. Fairings, windshields, backrests, unintended use of the motorcycle. and other large items have the ca- 2.
  • Page 17: Safe Operation

    Carbon Monoxide Hazard your motorcycle may have suffered damage that is not immediately appa- DANGER rent. Have your motorcycle thoroughly checked at a Kawasaki dealer as soon Exhaust gas contains carbon as possible. monoxide, a colorless, odorless poisonous gas. Inhaling carbon...
  • Page 18: Fueling

    SAFETY INFORMATION Fueling Protective Gear and Clothing Helmet WARNING Kawasaki strongly recommends both the operator and passenger wear a Gasoline is extremely flammable helmet even if this is not a legal re- and can be explosive under cer- quirement. tain conditions.
  • Page 19: Safe Riding Techniques

    SAFETY INFORMATION Gloves Safe Riding Techniques Wear gloves which have suitable Keep Hands on Handlebars protection for your hands, especially against abrasion. When riding always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the Clothing footpegs. Removing your hands from Wear protective clothing.
  • Page 20 SAFETY INFORMATION control, especially when riding in wet Riding in Wet Conditions conditions or on loose road surfaces, Rely more on the throttle to control when the ability to maneuver will be re- vehicle speed and less on the front duced.
  • Page 21: Additional Considerations For High Speed Operation

    SAFETY INFORMATION Acceleration Additional Considerations for When quick acceleration is neces- High Speed Operation sary to pass another vehicle, shift to a lower gear to obtain the necessary WARNING power. Handling characteristics of a mo- Downshifting torcycle at high speeds may vary To avoid engine damage and rear from those you are familiar with wheel lock-up do not downshift at high...
  • Page 22 SAFETY INFORMATION Steering Coolant Looseness in the steering can cause To avoid overheating, check that the loss of control. Check to see that the coolant level is at the upper level line. handlebars turns freely but has no Electrical Equipment play.
  • Page 23: General Information

    GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Specifications PERFORMANCE Maximum Horsepower 114.0 kW (155 PS) @8 800 r/min (rpm) (HR) 78.2 kW (106 PS) @8 000 r/min (rpm) Maximum Torque 136.0 N·m (13.9 kgf·m, 100 ft·lb) @6 200 r/min (rpm) (HR) 121.0 N·m (12.3 kgf·m, 89 ft·lb) @4 500 r/min (rpm) Minimum Turning Radius 3.2 m (10.5 ft) DIMENSIONS...
  • Page 24 GENERAL INFORMATION Displacement 1 352 cm³ (82.50 cu in.) Bore × Stroke 84.0 × 61.0 mm (3.3 × 2.4 in.) Compression Ratio 10.7:1 Starting System Electric starter 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...
  • Page 25 GENERAL INFORMATION Final Reduction Ratio 2.036 (14/22 × 32/10) Overall Drive Ratio 3.402 (Top gear) Gear Ratio: 3.538 (46/13) 2.412 (41/17) 1.900 (38/20) 1.545 (34/22) 1.292 (31/24) 1.074 (29/27) FRAME Caster 26° Trail 112 mm (4.41 in.) Tire Size: Front 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) Rear 190/50ZR17 M/C (73W)
  • Page 26 HR: with Honeycomb Catalytic Converter (Restricted model) Even if one of LED (Light Emitting Diode) brake/tail light does not go on, consult with an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Specifications are subject to change without notice, and may not apply to every...
  • Page 27: Serial Number Locations

    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.
  • Page 28: Location Of Labels

    GENERAL INFORMATION Location of Labels ○ All warning labels which are on your Refer to the actual vehicle label for vehicle are repeated here. Read labels model specific data grayed out in the on your vehicle and understand them illustration. thoroughly.
  • Page 29 GENERAL INFORMATION 3. Brake Fluid (Rear) 4. Battery Poison/Danger 5. Rear Shock Absorber Warning...
  • Page 30 GENERAL INFORMATION 6. Radiator Cap Danger 7. Fuel Notice 8. Tire and Load Data...
  • Page 31 GENERAL INFORMATION 9. FOB Storage Notice 10. Rear Carrier Load Limit Warning 11. Saddlebag Lock Warning...
  • Page 32 GENERAL INFORMATION 12. Saddlebag Load Limit Warning (at- tached inside of the saddlebag) 13. Stationary Noise Test Information...
  • Page 33 GENERAL INFORMATION...
  • Page 34 GENERAL INFORMATION...
  • Page 35 GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 2. Tire pressure, see page 215 3. Front tire size and manufacture, see page 218 4. Rear tire size and manufacture, see page 218 5. Maximum load, see page 12 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 2.
  • Page 36 GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 1. Warning 2. Do not storage FOB, see page 131 2. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 3. Rear carrier load, see page 132...
  • Page 37 GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Warning 1. Warning 2. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 2. Read Owner's Manual, see page 11 3. Saddlebag lock check, see page 125 3. Saddlebag load, see page 125...
  • Page 38: Location Of Parts

    GENERAL INFORMATION Location of Parts This manual is based on the vehicle equipped with the saddlebags of the accessories. 1. Clutch Lever 8. Front Brake Lever 15. Left Handlebar Switches 2. Starter Lockout Switch 9. Throttle Grip 16. Grip Warmer Temperature 3.
  • Page 39 GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Air Cleaner Intake 9. Tool Kit Compartment 16. Side Stand 2. Headlight 10. Rear Carrier 17. Shift Pedal 3. Turn Signal Lights 11. Tail/Brake Light 18. Idle Adjusting Screw 4. Spark Plugs 12. License Plate Light 19. Coolant Reserve Tank 5.
  • Page 40 GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Saddlebag (Accessory) 6. Oil Level Inspection Win- 11. Swingarm 2. Fuse Boxes 12. Brake Fluid Reservoir 3. Battery 7. Rear Brake Pedal (Rear) 4. Fuel Tank Cap 8. Rear Shock Absorber 13. Muffler 5. Windshield 9. Rear Brake Light Switch 10.
  • Page 41: Meter Instruments

    11. K-ACT ABS Mode Indicator (Mode 1/2) 12. Clock 13. Fuel Economy Assistance Indicator 14. Odometer/Trip Meters (Trip Meter A/B) When the ignition switch is turned on, “Kawasaki” is displayed for three seconds, then the multifunction meter turns to operational mode.
  • Page 42: Indicators

    GENERAL INFORMATION Indicators Left Turn Signal Indicator (Green) Neutral Indicator (Green) Warning Indicator/Immobilizer Indicator (Red) Oil Pressure Warning Indicator (Red) High Beam Indicator (Blue) Right Turn Signal Indicator (Green) K-ACT ABS Indicator (Yellow) KTRC Indicator (Yellow)
  • Page 43 GENERAL INFORMATION Coolant Temperature Warning Indicator Fuel Level Warning Indicator FI Warning Indicator - Immobilizer Warning Indicator - ECU ID Warning Indicator - Steering Lock Warning Indicator - Steering Lock ID Warning Indicator - Subkey ID Warning Indicator - Tire Air Pressure Warning Indicator - Tire Air Pressure Sensor Warning Indicator - Tire Air Pressure Sensor Battery Warning Indicator...
  • Page 44 Indicator Initial Operation When the ignition switch is turned on, all indicators go on/off as shown in the table. If any indicator does not op- erate as shown, have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Indicators □ □ □...
  • Page 45 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ When other than above indicators appear, there could be a problem with vehicle function. Refer to the “When Warning Indicators Go On or Blink and Warning Messages Dis- play.”...
  • Page 46 – (None) stop the engine immediately and check the engine oil level. If the amount of engine oil is insufficient, add engine oil. If the oil level is good, have the en- gine checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 47 If it still blinks after Blink charging the battery, have the K-ACT system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. The all 6 segments are displayed and start blink- ing, and the coolant temperature warning indicator and message are displayed alternately in the mul-...
  • Page 48 FI warning indicator and message are displayed alternately in the multifunction meter, the DFI system has malfunctioned. Have the DFI ERROR system checked by an authorized Kawasaki deal- If the warning indicator/immobilizer indicator goes on and the immobilizer warning indicator and mes- IMMOBIL-...
  • Page 49 ID warning indicator and STEERING message are displayed alternately in the multi- LOCK ID function meter, the ignition switch unit is not cor- ERROR rectly communicated. Have the ignition switch unit Blink checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 50 GENERAL INFORMATION Indica- *No. Status Messages Actions tors If the warning indicator/immobilizer indicator blinks and the subkey ID warning indicator and message are displayed alternately in the multifunction me- SUBKEY ter, the FOB is not correctly communicated. Use the registered FOB or registered spare FOB. If ERROR Blink they still displayed, consult an authorized Kawasa-...
  • Page 51 PRES- tor and message are displayed alternately in the SURE multifunction meter, the front tire air pressure sen- SENSOR : sor has malfunctioned. Have the front tire air pres- sure sensor checked by an authorized Kawasaki ERROR dealer.
  • Page 52 SURE multifunction meter, the rear tire air pressure sen- SENSOR : sor has malfunctioned. Have the rear tire air pres- sure sensor checked by an authorized Kawasaki ERROR dealer. This indicator and message are displayed alter- TIRE...
  • Page 53 (The motorcycle goes TRANS- away without carrying the FOB, FOB battery is dis- PONDER charged, or the FOB cannot correctly certified.). Use the registered spare FOB. If they still dis- played, consult an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 54 GENERAL INFORMATION Indica- *No. Status Messages Actions tors This indicator and message are displayed alter- TRANS- nately in the multifunction meter, if the battery volt- PONDER age of the FOB is low. Replace the FOB battery. Refer to the Battery Replacement in the KIPASS BATTERY section in this chapter.
  • Page 55 GENERAL INFORMATION *1: Warning Indicator/Immobilizer Indicator Note ○ When pushing the lower meter button with the upper meter button held in while the warning message and warning indicator without the warning indica- tor/immobilizer indicator are displayed alternately in the multifunction meter, the display in the multifunction meter is shifted to the previous display and warning indicator/immobilizer indicator goes on for noticing the warning mes- sage leaves.
  • Page 56 5 km/h (3.1 mph) or more. The K-ACT ABS indicator should then go off. If it does not, have the K-ACT ABS checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. *3: FOB warning indicator is displayed in the multifunction meter for 10 seconds.
  • Page 57 GENERAL INFORMATION Other Indicators *No. Indicators Status When the turn signal switch is pushed to the left, this indicator blinks. When the transmission is in neutral, this indicator goes on. When the ignition switch is turned off, this indicator will start blinking which indicates that the immobilizer system is functioning.
  • Page 58 The KTRC function is turned on. – (None) The KTRC function is turned off. The KTRC self-diagnosis has not been completed. Refer to the Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) Blink – (None) section in the HOW TO RIDE THE MOTOR- (slowly) CYCLE chapter.
  • Page 59: Speedometer/tachometer

    C. Red Zone minimum to the maximum reading, then back the minimum reading to Speedometer check them operation. If they do not The speedometer shows the speed operate correctly, have them checked of the vehicle. by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 60: Coolant Temperature Gauge

    GENERAL INFORMATION Coolant Temperature Gauge NOTICE The coolant temperature of the en- Stop the engine if the all seg- gine coolant is shown by the number of ments blink and coolant tempera- segments displayed between C (cold) ture warning indicator and H (hot).
  • Page 61: Display Setting

    Have the warning message by pushing the coolant temperature warning system upper meter button. checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Display Setting ○ When pushing the lower meter but- Meter Buttons and Meter Mode...
  • Page 62 GENERAL INFORMATION Meter Buttons Meter Functions Mode Upper Lower Button • • Multifunction Dis- – play Mode • – – Odometer • Trip Meters (Trip – – Meter A/B) Language/Unit/- • • – Windshield/Clock A. Upper Meter Button Setting B. Lower Meter Button •...
  • Page 63 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ The multifunction display is dis- played in the unit depending on the unit setting. ○ You can also select desired display modes with meter mode button on the left handlebar switches. A. Upper Meter Button/Meter Mode Button B.
  • Page 64 GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the lower meter button to se- lect the display modes. The display modes can be shifted in the following order. NOTE ○ The multifunction display is dis- played in the unit depending on the unit setting. A.
  • Page 65 GENERAL INFORMATION ○ average mileage display is renewed After resetting the average mileage, every 5 seconds. the numerical value is not displayed • Push the upper meter button or the until the vehicle has travelled 100 m meter mode button to display the (328 ft).
  • Page 66 GENERAL INFORMATION –.–.” After a few seconds of riding gauge are displayed, and then, (+) is the numerical value is displayed. added to the numerical value of the cruising range. Cruising Range (RANGE) This display shows the cruising range by numerical value, and indi- cates the cruising range from the re- maining fuel in the fuel tank.
  • Page 67 GENERAL INFORMATION displaying. The cruising range may still be displayed with a low fuel level, but it will not be accurate until enough fuel is added to stop the low- est segment (E) from blinking and the fuel level warning indicator and A.
  • Page 68 10 V air pressure sensor checked by an or more than 16 V. authorized Kawasaki dealer. ○ The battery voltage shown in this display may differ from the numerical...
  • Page 69 GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the upper meter button or the Odometer/Trip Meters (Trip Meter meter mode button to display the A/B) outside temperature. Odometer The odometer shows the total dis- tance. This meter cannot be reset. A. Outside Temperature NOTE NOTE ○...
  • Page 70 GENERAL INFORMATION To reset the trip meter: Language Setting: Language (ENG- • Push the lower meter button and LISH, FRANCAIS, DEUTSCH, ITAL- hold it in until the display turns to 0.0. IANO) The language displayed in the multi- NOTE function meter can be changed among ○...
  • Page 71 GENERAL INFORMATION Unit Setting: TIRE PRESSURE (KPA, PSI) • Push the upper meter button to align the cursor to “TIRE PRESSURE” after setting the language. • Push the upper meter button and hold it until “TIRE PRESSURE” dis- play blinks. •...
  • Page 72 GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the upper meter button to set the display unit after setting. NOTE ○ Do not operate the vehicle with the multifunction meter displaying in the wrong unit. ○ After changing the unit setting, the tire air pressure unit in the multifunc- tion meter is also changed.
  • Page 73 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ Do not operate the vehicle with the multifunction meter displaying in the wrong unit. ○ After changing the unit setting, the odometer, trip meters and mileage unit in the multifunction meter are al- so changed. Unit Setting: OUTSIDE TEMP (°C, ° •...
  • Page 74 GENERAL INFORMATION Windshield Setting: WINDSHIELD SET (1, 2, 3, 4) The initial position of the windshield can be selected from 4 standard posi- tions. Bottom Position (Basic Position) Middle Position 3/4 from Bottom Position Top Position • Push the upper meter button to align the cursor to “WINDSHIELD SET”...
  • Page 75 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Clock Setting: CLOCK ○ To adjust the clock: • When the engine starts, the wind- Push the upper meter button to align shield moves to the set position au- the cursor to “CLOCK” after setting tomatically. ○ the language.
  • Page 76: Features

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ When the battery is disconnected, the clock is reset to 1:00 and starts working again when the battery is connected. Features Fuel Gauge The fuel in the fuel tank is shown by the number of segments displayed be- A.
  • Page 77 Have the fuel level warning system checked by an au- Gear Position Indicator thorized Kawasaki dealer. This display shows the correspond- ○ When pushing the lower meter but- ing gear position when the transmis- ton with the upper meter button held sion is shifted.
  • Page 78 Drive gear, “OD” is displayed. taste or running conditions. For more detailed information about the K-ACT ABS system, refer to the Kawasaki Ad- vanced Coactive-braking Technology (K-ACT) - Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) section in the HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE chapter.
  • Page 79 GENERAL INFORMATION brake pedal stroke. Best suitable on winding roads. High Combined Mode (Mode 2): Link effect on the front/rear brake is heightened from the beginning of the rear brake pedal stroke. Best suitable for touring, carrying a passenger, and the expressway.
  • Page 80 K-ACT ABS checked by an au- thorized Kawasaki dealer. ○ When the battery voltage is low, the K-ACT ABS mode may not be able to be changed. The ignition switch must be turned off to recover the function.
  • Page 81 GENERAL INFORMATION switches when rpm is less than 6 000, WARNING throttle position is less than 30 percent and vehicle speed is less than 250 Failing to properly observe the km/h (155 mph). When the fuel econo- road ahead increases the chance my assistance mode function is effec- of an accident resulting in severe tive, the fuel economy assistance...
  • Page 82: Kipass (kawasaki's Intelligent Prox- Imity Activation Start System)

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE KIPASS (Kawasaki’s Intelli- ○ Rider input affects vehicle fuel effi- gent Proximity Activation ciency. Fuel consumption Start System) change due to sudden start or quick acceleration. ○ This motorcycle has the KIPASS, Activating the fuel economy assis- which can start the engine and lock the tance mode decreases horsepower.
  • Page 83 GENERAL INFORMATION Starting the engine This system can start the engine by the user ID certification (mutual certifi- cation between the motorcycle and FOB is performed by radio wave, and certifies if the FOB is properly coded for the motorcycle). A.
  • Page 84 GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING KIPASS may interfere with the op- eration of certain medical devices such as implanted pacemakers and implanted cardiac defibrilla- tors. The FOB or KIPASS ECU must be kept more than 22 cm (9 in.) from these type of medical devices to avoid interference.
  • Page 85 FOBs to an author- materials, incorrect communication ized Kawasaki dealer to have them re- between ECU and FOB may be oc- registered. curred.
  • Page 86 GENERAL INFORMATION turned to “ON,” and the motorcycle is the engine (even if the person does not possess the FOB). moved off. • • When parking the motorcycle across If the battery of the FOB is dis- the glass window, or house wall, the charged, key knob cannot be oper- location may be within the possible ated.
  • Page 87 GENERAL INFORMATION correctly certified. Move the motor- cycle or the FOB to other place. NOTICE Do not expose the FOB to excessively high temperature or more humid place. Do not put any magnetic materials with the FOB on the same key ring. Do not put the FOB close to the other elec- tric appliance (TV, Audio system, Personal Computer, etc) or medical appliance.
  • Page 88 FOB by turning the flat tip screw- the battery should be done by an au- driver lightly. thorized Kawasaki dealer or replace it as follows. A. Groove B. Turn C. Flat Tip Screwdriver NOTE ○...
  • Page 89 GENERAL INFORMATION Battery applying with properly size screw- driver. CR2025 • Replace the battery, and install it se- NOTICE curely. Battery shall not be exposed to NOTE excessive heat such as sunshine, ○ Install the battery with (+) side of the fire or the like.
  • Page 90 GENERAL INFORMATION • When assembling the FOB, align WARNING each groove and projection of the upper and lower case of the FOB The FOB contains a coin-style and insert them securely. battery and other small parts that could be ingested by a child and result in severe injury.
  • Page 91 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE NOTICE ○ When the battery voltage of the FOB Be careful not to damage the FOB “TRANSPONDER discharged, when replacing the FOB battery. LOW BATTERY” warning message Be sure to install the (+) side of is not displayed in the multifunction battery to the correct installation.
  • Page 92 GENERAL INFORMATION Emergency Key Removal The emergency key can be used as the substitute key for key knob when the key knob is lost, or etc. Remove the emergency key by pulling out it with sliding the knob to the arrow mark. Be sure to insert the emergency key in- to FOB when using the normal use.
  • Page 93 GENERAL INFORMATION A. Key Number A. Area B. About 80 cm (31.5 in.) FOB Possible Radio Wave Area The possible communication area of the radio wave between the FOB and antenna is about 80 cm (31.5 in.). This KIPASS uses the weak radio wave, so, the possible communication area may be different.
  • Page 94 KIPASS the antenna location and FOB (port- should have been checked by an au- able key) location before riding, and be thorized Kawasaki dealer. • sure to read the following warning. As incorrect communication occurs in such environment as the high-in-...
  • Page 95 GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING KIPASS may interfere with the op- eration of certain medical devices such as implanted pacemakers and implanted cardiac defibrilla- tors. The FOB or KIPASS ECU must be kept more than 22 cm (9 in.) from these type of medical devices to avoid interference.
  • Page 96 GENERAL INFORMATION Hereby MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC Attach the label into this space if your CORP. JAPAN declares that this KI- country requires attaching the radio wave PASS is in compliance with the essen- certification label. The certification label tial requirements and other relevant should be consulted by an authorized Ka- wasaki dealer.
  • Page 97: Spare Fob

    PASS function. Therefore, when using the spare FOB, perform the following procedures. • Fit the “Triangle Mark” corner of the spare FOB on the projection of the ignition switch so that the “Kawasaki” logo of the spare FOB faces the...
  • Page 98 GENERAL INFORMATION front, then key knob can be operated after about 2 seconds when the key knob is pushed. A. Correct Position B. Incorrect Position A. Spare FOB B. Projection C. “Kawasaki” Logo D. Triangle Mark...
  • Page 99: Ignition Switch

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ Forcible operation of the ignition switch may cause the any malfunc- tion. If any unexpected message is displayed, turn the key knob to “OFF” position, and then turn the key knob to “ON,” “LOCK” or “FSS” posi- tion slowly again.
  • Page 100 GENERAL INFORMATION • For locking: Engine can be started. • 1. Turn the handlebar fully to the left. Electrical equipment 2. Push the key knob down in the OFF can be used. • position and turn it to LOCK. Key knob cannot be re- moved.
  • Page 101 GENERAL INFORMATION ○ Do not leave the key knob at the WARNING “ON” position for an extended time with the engine stopped, or the bat- Turning the ignition switch to the “OFF” position while riding the tery may become totally discharged. motorcycle shuts down the entire electrical system...
  • Page 102 Kawasaki recommends that the dicator is displayed in the multifunction key knob is removed at the “FSS” meter for 5 seconds. Key knob indica-...
  • Page 103 GENERAL INFORMATION When turning the key knob to “OFF” or “FSS,” the turn signal indicators and turn signal lights blink one time and the key knob indicator is displayed in the multifunction meter for 5 seconds, and then the ignition switch cannot be turned.
  • Page 104 10 seconds, use the multifunction meter with the warning in- spare FOB or consult an authorized dicator/immobilizer indicator, then FOB Kawasaki dealer for starting the en- warning indicator is displayed in the gine. ○ multifunction meter for 10 seconds.
  • Page 105: Right Handlebar Switches

    B. Warning Indicator/Immobilizer Indicator NOTE ○ If KIPASS is failure, steering may not locked. Have KIPASS checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Starter Button B. Engine Stop Switch C. Hazard Switch Starter Button Refer to the Starting the Engine sec-...
  • Page 106 GENERAL INFORMATION Engine Stop Switch NOTE ○ To stop the engine in an emergency, Be careful not to use the hazard move the engine stop switch to the lights for an extended period of time, position. otherwise the battery may become Ordinarily, the engine stop switch totally discharged.
  • Page 107: Left Handlebar Switches

    GENERAL INFORMATION Dimmer Switch Left Handlebar Switches High or low beam can be selected with the dimmer switch. High beam... (High beam indica- tor: see Meter Instruments section) Low beam... (Double lights go on) NOTE ○ Do not allow anything to cover the headlight lens when the headlight is on.
  • Page 108 K-ACT ABS. Refer to the Features section in this chapter. KTRC Button The KTRC button is used for setting the KTRC. Refer to the Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) section in the HOW TO RIDE THE MOTOR- CYCLE chapter.
  • Page 109: Grip Warmer

    GENERAL INFORMATION Adjust the grip warmer temperature NOTICE according to the ambient temperature or feeling temperature. To turn the grip Make sure all body parts, clothing warmer off, align the triangle mark on or other objects are not near the the temperature adjustment dial with movable parts of the windshield “OFF.”...
  • Page 110 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE WARNING Always wear gloves when using Releasing your hand(s) from the the grip warmer. If the handlebar handlebar while riding may cause grip becomes worn or damaged, a crash resulting in serious injury stop using the grip warmer and or death.
  • Page 111: Headlight Aiming Adjuster Knob

    GENERAL INFORMATION Battery Protection • Headlight Aiming Adjuster This grip warmer is equipped with Knob the automatic shift switch to prevent the battery from running down. The headlight aiming is adjusted ver- Therefore, when the motorcycle is at tically by the adjuster knob on the near a stop or is slowing down, the switch of the meter.
  • Page 112: Accessory Socket/connectors

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Accessory Socket/Connec- ○ If you carry a heavier or lighter than tors normal load, you may need to adjust your headlight beam so you can bet- The electric power of the battery can ter see the road ahead and do not be used through the electric accessory blind oncoming drivers.
  • Page 113 GENERAL INFORMATION Electric Accessory Connectors Location Polarity Lead Color Black Under Left In- ner Cover (–) Black/Yellow Black Under Seat Latch (–) Black/Yellow NOTICE If using an accessory in the sock- A. Electric Accessory Connectors (Under Left et, unless it has a waterproof con- Inner Cover) nection operate...
  • Page 114 When using the electric accessory Take care not to pinch any wire connectors, the electric accessory between the seat and the frame connection to the connectors should or between other parts to avoid a be done by an authorized Kawasaki short circuit. dealer.
  • Page 115: Brake Lever Adjuster

    GENERAL INFORMATION Brake Lever Adjuster While pushing the brake lever for- ward, rotate the adjuster and choose a suitable lever position from the six po- sitions. [Brake Lever Adjustment] Adjuster Posi- tion Lever Position Far ← — — → Near A.
  • Page 116: Fuel

    A. Adjuster B. Mark Fuel Requirement Your Kawasaki engine is designed to use only unleaded gasoline with a min- imum octane rating shown below. Never use gasoline with an octane rat- ing lower than the minimum specified...
  • Page 117 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...
  • Page 118: Filling The Tank

    GENERAL INFORMATION equal to or higher than that shown in NOTICE the table. (78.2 kW power restricted model Fuel Type Unleaded Gasoline only) When using E10 fuel with the fuel Ethanol Content E10 or less economy assistance mode (Eco Minimum Octane Research Octane mode) engaged, and when open- Rating...
  • Page 119 GENERAL INFORMATION • Lift the key hole cover. • WARNING Insert the key knob into the fuel tank cap. Gasoline is extremely flammable • Turn the key knob clockwise while and can be explosive under cer- pushing down the fuel tank cap. tain conditions, creating the po- tential for serious burns.
  • Page 120 GENERAL INFORMATION • The key knob can be removed by turning counterclockwise to the origi- nal position. • Close the key hole cover. NOTICE Never fill the tank completely to the top. If the tank is filled completely to the top, heat may cause the fuel to expand and overflow through A.
  • Page 121: Side Stand

    GENERAL INFORMATION the key knob cannot be removed un- Center Stand less the cap is locked properly. ○ Do not push on the key knob to close To set the center stand • the cap, or the cap cannot be locked. Step down firmly on the stand, and then lift the motorcycle up and to the rear using the grip as a handhold.
  • Page 122: Seat

    GENERAL INFORMATION Seat Removal • Insert the key knob into the seat lock. • Lift the rear of seat while turning the key knob counterclockwise. • Remove the seat backwards. • Remove the key knob. A. Center Stand B. Step down. C.
  • Page 123 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Seat Installation • ○ Insert the brackets of the fuel tank in- If the seat removal is hard, be sure to the slots on the front of the seat. to insert the key knob fully into the seat lock, then turn the key knob counterclockwise while...
  • Page 124: Special Warning On The Use Of Storage Case And Saddlebags (accessory)

    GENERAL INFORMATION • • Insert the hooks on the middle of the Pull up the front and rear ends of the seat under the frame, and the hook seat to make sure they are securely on the rear of the seat into the slot of locked.
  • Page 125 GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING WARNING The sudden detachment or loss of a sad- Riding with an open saddlebag dlebag could distract or alarm the motor- lid could allow clothing or other cycle rider, and the consequent loss of objects to fall into the rear wheel, attention to road and traffic conditions resulting in rear wheel lockup could cause loss of control and a serious...
  • Page 126: Saddlebags (accessory)

    GENERAL INFORMATION Saddlebags (Accessory) WARNING Loose objects can interfere with The saddlebags are provided at both the steering mechanism, vehicle sides of the rear wheel to carry bag- controls and/or divert the rider's gage. attention from the road and traffic conditions and cause an accident resulting in serious injury or death.
  • Page 127 GENERAL INFORMATION To open the saddlebag lid To close the saddlebag lid • • Insert the key knob into the lid lock. While holding the lever pulled fully • Turn the key knob to lever side from up, push the lid back against the the “LOCK”...
  • Page 128 GENERAL INFORMATION To remove the saddlebag To install the saddlebag • Insert the key knob into the lid lock. Distinguish left saddlebag and right • Turn the key knob to lever side from saddlebag. See that both saddlebags the “LOCK” mark. are set in proper sides.
  • Page 129 GENERAL INFORMATION • While aligning the holders on the front below of the saddlebag with the projection on the rear of the passen- ger footpeg, insert the hooks on the top of the saddlebag into the holders of the hook bracket. A.
  • Page 130 GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING Overloading the motorcycle with cargo and/or passengers, and/or not balancing the weight of items carried in each saddle- bag may cause adverse handling, loss of control and an accident resulting in seri- ous injury or death. Do not carry loads of more than 10 kg (22 lb) in each saddlebag.
  • Page 131: Storage Case

    GENERAL INFORMATION Storage Case WARNING Riding with an open saddlebag The storage case is located on the lid could allow clothing or other left inner cover. objects to fall into the rear wheel, The compartment is used to store resulting in rear wheel lockup light items.
  • Page 132 GENERAL INFORMATION when the speed is reached to 3 km/h (2 mph) or less, the lid lock is unlocked automatically. NOTE ○ In any case, do not store the FOB and spare FOB in the storage case. If the FOB battery is “run down” in the storage case, it is impossible to restart the vehicle.
  • Page 133: Rear Carrier

    GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING Loose objects can interfere with the steering mechanism, vehicle controls and/or divert the rider's attention from the road and traffic conditions and cause an accident resulting in serious injury or death. Be sure the storage case is tightly closed before riding to prevent any objects stored in it A.
  • Page 134: Tool Kit Compartment

    GENERAL INFORMATION Tool Kit Compartment WARNING Overloading the motorcycle with cargo The tool kit compartment is located and/or passengers, and/or not balancing under the seat. the weight of items carried on the rear car- Keep the tool kit in this case. rier may cause adverse handling, loss of control and an accident resulting in seri- ous injury or death.
  • Page 135: Windshield

    GENERAL INFORMATION anything to restrict the flow of air into Adjustment • Turn the key knob to “ON” position. the air cleaner. A restricted air cleaner • Set the windshield position to top by will reduce performance and increase pushing the electric windshield ad- exhaust emissions.
  • Page 136 GENERAL INFORMATION Intake Position 1 (Close) WARNING Windshield movement can trap the hands and fingers and cause injury. When the ignition switch is turned to the “OFF” position, the windshield automatically moves to the bottom position. Keep hands and fingers away from the windshield when switching the ignition to “OFF.”...
  • Page 137 GENERAL INFORMATION Intake Position 2 (Low) Intake Position 3 (High) A. Intake Position A. Intake Position...
  • Page 138: How To Ride The Motorcycle

    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.
  • Page 139: Starting The Engine

    A. Engine Stop Switch the owner has the initial maintenance B. Starter Button service performed by an authorized • Kawasaki dealer. Push down the key knob and release it while carrying the FOB. • Turn the key knob to “ON” while the key knob indicator is displayed for 5 seconds.
  • Page 140 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE NOTE ○ ○ The turn signal indicators and turn While the engine is cold, the fast idle signal lights blink two times when the system automatically raises the en- key knob is pushed in and turned to gine idling speed.
  • Page 141 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Without holding the throttle grip, clutch lever is pulled and the side push the starter button to start the stand is fully up. engine. NOTICE Do not operate the starter contin- uously for more than 5 seconds, or the starter will overheat and the battery power will drop tem- porarily.
  • Page 142: Jump Starting

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Jump Starting DANGER • If your motorcycle battery is “run Battery acid generates hydro- gen gas which is flammable down”, it should be removed and and explosive under certain charged. If this is not practical, a 12 conditions.
  • Page 143 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Remove the right cover (see Battery section in the MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 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...
  • Page 144 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-...
  • Page 145: Moving Off

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Moving Off • Check that the side stand or center stand is up. • Pull in the clutch lever. • Shift into 1st gear. • Open the throttle a little, and start to let out the clutch lever very slowly. •...
  • Page 146: Shifting Gears

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE Shifting Gears ○ The transmission is equipped with a • positive neutral finder. When the mo- Close the throttle while pulling in the clutch lever. torcycle is standing still, the trans- • Shift into the next higher or lower mission cannot be shifted past neutral from 1st gear.
  • Page 147 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE the front brake should be applied a little more than the rear. Shift down or fully disengage the clutch as nec- essary to keep the engine from stall- ing. • Never lock the brakes, or it will cause the tires to skid.
  • Page 148: Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-brak- Ing Technology (k-act) - Anti-lock Brake System (abs)

    A. Rear Brake Pedal straight. The ABS automatically regu- lates brake force. Intermittently gaining Kawasaki Advanced Coac- gripping force and braking force helps prevent wheel lock-up and allows sta- tive-braking Technology ble steering control while stopping.
  • Page 149 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • To apply the brake effectively, use better to limit breaking to the light ap- the front brake lever and rear brake plication of both brakes or not to pedal simultaneously in the same brake at all. Reduce your speed be- manner as conventional motorcycle fore you get into the corner.
  • Page 150: Stopping The Engine

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • The computers integrated in the K- lever or pedal and feel a change of ACT ABS compares vehicle speed the braking touch. When the ABS is with wheel speed. Since non-recom- functioning, you may feel a pulsing in mended tires can affect wheel the brake lever or pedal.
  • Page 151: Stopping The Motorcycle In An Emergency

    Stopping the Motorcycle in Switch section in the GENERAL IN- an Emergency FORMATION chapter for the detailed information of ignition switch. Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been • designed and manufactured to provide Support the motorcycle on a firm, you optimum safety and convenience.
  • Page 152: Parking

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE failure. Two of the most common Parking causes of throttle failure are: 1. An improperly serviced or clogged air cleaner may allow dirt and dust WARNING to enter the throttle body and stick Operating or parking the vehicle the throttle open.
  • Page 153 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • If parking inside a garage or other WARNING structure, be sure it is well ventilated and the motorcycle is not close to The engine and exhaust system any source of flame or sparks; this get extremely hot during normal includes any appliance with a pilot operation and can cause serious...
  • Page 154: Kawasaki Traction Control (ktrc)

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Kawasaki TRaction Control WARNING (KTRC) KTRC cannot protect the rider from all possible hazards and is The KTRC calculates the slip level of not a substitute for safe riding the rear wheel and may adjust engine practices.
  • Page 155 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE When getting out of a slippery road WARNING while the KTRC is operating, close the throttle first, and then open it again. Releasing the throttle grip without disen- gaging the clutch on a slippery road sur- Self-diagnosis Uncompleted face may cause the rear wheel to lock up, When the KTRC self-diagnosis has...
  • Page 156 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE ○ In unusual running conditions, the KTRC may detect abnormality, and the KTRC indicator goes on. ○ Remember that the KTRC does not function when the KTRC indicator goes on, but if the KTRC fails, the conventional riding still works nor- mally.
  • Page 157 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE affect the KTRC mode. After operat- ing the KTRC button, check the KTRC indicator to verify that the KTRC function has been switched to the desired position. ○ When turning the key knob to “ON” from “OFF,”...
  • Page 158: Maintenance And Adjustment

    Please note that Kawasaki cannot assume any responsibility for damage result- ing from incorrect or improper adjustment made by the owner.
  • Page 159 NOTE ○ If a torque wrench is not available, the maintenance items which require a spe- cific torque value should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 160: Daily Checks

    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.
  • Page 161 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Operation Page Steering – Action smooth but not loose from lock to lock – No binding of control cables Brakes Brake pad wear Brake fluid level – No brake fluid leakage Throttle Throttle grip free play Clutch Clutch fluid level –...
  • Page 162 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Operation Page Final gear case – No oil leakage Electrical equipment All lights (head, city, tail/brake, turn signal, license plate, warning/indicator) and – horn work Engine stop switch – Stops engine Side stand and center stand – Return to its fully up position by spring tension –...
  • Page 163: Periodic Maintenance

    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.
  • Page 164 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items – Engine vacuum synchronization – Fuel system – Fuel hose Coolant level – Cooling system : every 36 000 km –...
  • Page 165 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) 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 –...
  • Page 166 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items Brake fluid level :0.5 – Brake fluid (front and rear) – Brake hose Rubber parts of brake master cylinder : every 48 000 km –...
  • Page 167 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items – Condition of bolts, nuts and fasteners...
  • Page 168: Engine Oil

    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.
  • Page 169 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Oil and/or Oil Filter Change • Warm up the engine thoroughly, and then stop it. • Place an oil pan beneath the engine. • Remove the engine oil drain bolt. WARNING Engine oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of used oil properly.
  • Page 170 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • item should be serviced by an au- Apply a thin film of grease to the thorized Kawasaki dealer. packing and tighten the oil filter to the specified torque. A. Oil Filter A. Packing • Install the drain bolt with a new gas- ket.
  • Page 171 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Tightening Torque Engine Oil Capacity Oil Filter: 4.0 L (4.2 US qt) 17 N·m (1.7 kgf·m, 13 ft·lb) [when filter is not removed] Engine Oil Drain Bolt: 4.4 L (4.7 US qt) 30 N·m (3.1 kgf·m, 22 ft·lb) [when filter is removed] •...
  • Page 172: Final Gear Case Oil

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Start the engine. Check the oil level. If it is low, add oil • Check the oil level and oil leakage. as necessary. The oil level should come to the bottom of the filler open- Final Gear Case Oil ing with the motorcycle held vertical on level ground.
  • Page 173 ○ If a torque wrench is not available, this item should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • Put the motorcycle on its side stand.
  • Page 174 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • After the oil has completely drained out, install the drain bolt with a new gasket. Tighten it to the specified tor- que. NOTE ○ Replace the gasket with a new one. Tightening Torque Final Gear Case Oil Drain Bolt: 17 N·m (1.7 kgf·m, 13 ft·lb) •...
  • Page 175: Coolant

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Final Gear Case Oil Coolant About 160 mL (5.41 US Oil Capacity oz.) Coolant Level Inspection • API “GL-5” Position the motorcycle so that it is Hypoid gear oil perpendicular to the ground. • Oil Type above 5°C (41°F) SAE 90 Check the coolant level through the below 5°C (41°F) SAE 80 coolant level gauge on the reserve...
  • Page 176 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Coolant Filling • Remove the left rear middle fairing (see Air Cleaner section in this chap- ter). • Remove the cap from the reserve tank and add coolant through the fill- er opening to the F (Full) level line. A.
  • Page 177 Install the reserve tank cap. tio of coolant, choose the suitable one • Install the removed parts. referring to the relation between freez- ing point and strength directed on the Coolant Change container. Have the coolant changed by an au- thorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 178: Air Cleaner

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Remove the front fuel tank cover. NOTICE If hard water is used in the sys- tem, it causes scale accumula- tion in the water passages, and considerably reduces the effi- ciency of the cooling system. NOTE ○...
  • Page 179 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Windshield movement can trap the hands and fingers and cause injury. When the ignition switch is turned to the “OFF” position, the windshield automatically moves to the bottom position. Keep hands and fingers away from the windshield when switching the ignition to “OFF.”...
  • Page 180 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Quick Rivet Removal Quick Rivet Installation A. Quick Rivet A. Quick Rivet B. Center Pin B. Center Pin C. Push in. C. Pull up fully. D. Push in.
  • Page 181 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Open the storage case lid by push- Pull the inner cover forward to clear ing the release button. the hook of the inner cover. • Remove the bolts. A. Inner Cover B. Hook A. Storage Case Lid B.
  • Page 182 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Pull the inner cover upward to clear Pull the inner cover upward to clear the tabs of the inner cover. the tabs of the inner cover. A. Inner Cover A. Inner Cover B. Tabs B. Tabs...
  • Page 183 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Disconnect the connectors. Remove the bolts with washers. A. Connectors A. Quick Rivets • B. Bolts with Washers Remove the inner cover. • Turn the key knob to “OFF” position. NOTE ○ If the ignition switch is on for an ex- tended time, the battery may be- come totally discharged.
  • Page 184 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Pull the rear middle fairing outward Pull the rear middle fairing backward to clear the projection of the rear to clear the tab of the rear middle middle fairing. fairing. A. Rear Middle Fairing A. Rear Middle Fairing B.
  • Page 185 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Pull the rear middle fairing upward to Pull the relays with pad forward to clear the tabs of the rear middle fair- clear the rivets and relays from the ing. bracket. • Pull the rear middle fairing backward to clear the hooks and projection of the front middle fairing.
  • Page 186 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Remove the bolts. Remove the bolts. • • Clear the bracket with pad. Remove the air cleaner element cov- A. Bolts A. Bolts B. Air Cleaner Element Cover...
  • Page 187 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Pull out the air cleaner element. A. New Element B. Screen Side A. Air Cleaner Element Air Cleaner Element Installation • Install a new element so that screen side faces upward.
  • Page 188 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Check that the seal is in place on the Install the air cleaner element cover air cleaner element cover. so that arrow mark faces forward. • Tighten the bolts securely. A. Seal B. Air Cleaner Element Cover A.
  • Page 189 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Install the bracket with pad to the Insert the rivets into the holes of the original position. bracket. • • Tighten the bolts securely. Insert the slit of each relay to the bracket. A. Bracket with Pad B.
  • Page 190 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Check that the pad is in place on the Fit the grooves of the rear middle rear middle fairing. fairing to the hooks and projection of the front middle fairing. A. Pad B. Rear Middle Fairing A.
  • Page 191 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Insert the tabs of the rear middle fair- Fit the groove of the rear middle fair- ing into the slots of the lower fairing. ing to the hook of the radiator cover. • Insert the rear middle fairing into the groove of the left inner rubber cover.
  • Page 192 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Insert the tab of the rear middle fair- Check that the grommet is in place ing into the inside of the upper fair- on the fuel tank. • ing. Insert the projection of the rear mid- dle fairing into the grommet on the fuel tank.
  • Page 193 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Check that the grooves of the rear Check that the groove of the rear middle fairing are in place into the middle fairing is in place to the hook hooks and projection of the front mid- of the radiator cover.
  • Page 194 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Tighten the bolts with washers se- Check that the collar rivet is in place curely. on the inner cover. • Install the quick rivets. A. Collar Rivet B. Inner Cover A. Bolts with Washers B. Quick Rivets...
  • Page 195 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Connect the connectors securely. WARNING Windshield movement can trap the hands and fingers and cause injury. When the ignition switch is turned to the “OFF” position, the windshield automatically moves to the bottom position. Keep hands and fingers away from the windshield when switching the ignition to “OFF.”...
  • Page 196 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Insert the tabs of the inner cover into Insert the tabs of the inner cover into the inside of the upper fairing. the inside of the rear middle fairing. A. Tabs A. Tabs B. Inner Cover B.
  • Page 197 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Insert the hook of the inner cover into Open the storage case lid by push- the inside of the rear middle fairing. ing the release button. • Insert the projection of the inner cov- er into the hole of the bracket. NOTE ○...
  • Page 198 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Tighten the bolts securely. Install the quick rivet. A. Storage Case Lid A. Quick Rivet • B. Bolts Turn the key knob to “OFF” position. NOTE ○ If the ignition switch is on for an ex- tended time, the battery may be- come totally discharged.
  • Page 199 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Install the front fuel tank cover. • Tighten the bolts with washers se- curely. A. Rubber Trim B. Front Fuel Tank Cover A. Front Fuel Tank Cover B. Bolts with Washers Oil Draining • Remove the left rear middle fairing (see Air Cleaner Element Removal).
  • Page 200: Throttle Control System

    • If the throttle grip does not return properly, have the throttle control system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 201 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Check the throttle grip free play by Loosen the locknuts at the upper turning back and forth. ends of the throttle cables, and screw both throttle cable adjusters completely so as to give the throttle grip plenty of play.
  • Page 202 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT end of the throttle cable, further ad- justment of the throttle cables should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • With the engine idling, turn the han- dlebar to each side. If handlebar movement changes the idle speed,...
  • Page 203: Idle Speed

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Idle Speed Idle Speed Adjustment • Start the engine, and warm it up thor- oughly. • Adjust the idle speed by turning the idle adjusting screw. NOTE ○ While the engine is cold, the fast idle system automatically raises the en- A.
  • Page 204: Clutch

    In this case, have the level lines. clutch system inspected by an au- thorized Kawasaki dealer. NOTE ○ Use the same fluid as is used in the brakes...
  • Page 205: 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.
  • Page 206 A. Front Brake Pads brake system inspected by an au- B. Lining Thickness C. 1 mm (0.04 in.) thorized Kawasaki dealer. Brake Pad Wear Inspection Inspect the brakes for wear. For each front and rear disc brake caliper, if the...
  • Page 207: Brake Light Switches

    The brake light should go on when the rear brake light switch. the front brake is applied. • Brake Pedal Travel If it does not, ask your authorized 10 mm (0.39 in.) Kawasaki dealer to inspect the front brake light switch.
  • Page 208: Suspension System

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Brake Light Switch Adjustment • NOTICE To adjust the rear brake light switch, move the switch up or down by turn- To avoid damaging the electrical ing the adjusting nut. connections inside the switch, be sure that the switch body does not turn during adjustment.
  • Page 209 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Spring Preload Adjustment The adjuster is located at the top of each front fork leg. Standard 14 mm (0.55 in.) • Turn the adjuster clockwise to in- crease spring preload and stiffen the suspension. • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease spring preload and soft- en the suspension.
  • Page 210: Rear Shock Absorber

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise Rear Shock Absorber to decrease damping force. Spring Preload Adjustment The adjuster is located on the left NOTICE passenger footpeg bracket. Do not turn the adjuster beyond Standard the fully seated position or the 10 clicks adjusting mechanism may be In from the fully seated position (turned...
  • Page 211 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 lower end of the rear shock absorber.
  • Page 212: Setting Tables

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Setting Tables Front Fork Spring Preload Setting Softest setting limit Standard Hardest setting limit 14 mm (0.55 Adjuster Position 19 mm (0.75 in.)* 4 mm (0.16 in.)** in.)** ←→ Spring Action Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→...
  • Page 213 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Front Fork Rebound Damping Force Setting Softest setting limit Standard Hardest setting limit Adjuster Position 11 clicks** 5 clicks** ←→ Damping Force Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→ Load Light Heavy ←→ Road Good ←→ High Speed *: This position is the fully seated position (turned fully clockwise).
  • Page 214 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rear Shock Absorber Spring Preload Setting Softest setting limit Standard Hardest setting limit Adjuster Position 10 clicks** 24 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).
  • Page 215 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rear Shock Absorber Rebound Damping Force Setting Softest setting limit Standard Hardest setting limit 1 1/4 turns Adjuster Position 2 2/4 turns out** out** ←→ Damping Force Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→ Load Light Heavy ←→...
  • Page 216: Wheels

    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...
  • Page 217 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Minimum Tread Depth So it is false economy and unsafe to — 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.) (80 mph) Measure the depth of the tread with Rear a depth gauge, and replace any tire...
  • Page 218 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.
  • Page 219: Battery

    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...
  • Page 220 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.
  • Page 221 If the above chargers are not avail- conditions. It is present within able, use equivalent one. a battery at all times, even in a For more details, ask your Kawasaki discharged condition. Keep all dealer. flames and sparks (cigarettes) away from the battery.
  • Page 222 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Remove the bolt and washer. Pull the right cover downward to • Pull the right cover outward to clear clear the tabs of the right cover. the projection of the right cover. A. Right Cover B.
  • Page 223 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Remove the bolts. Remove the bolt. • • Pull the battery compartment cover Clear the battery negative (–) lead outward to clear the projections of from the hook of the battery tray. the battery compartment cover. A.
  • Page 224 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Slightly pull out the battery with the NOTICE battery tray. • Slide the red cap from the positive Be careful not to drop the battery (+) terminal. from the motorcycle when pulling • Disconnect the battery positive (+) out it.
  • Page 225 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Unhook the stoppers and remove Clean the battery using a solution of the battery cover. baking soda and water. Be sure that • Disconnect the battery negative (–) the cable connections are clean. cable from the battery. •...
  • Page 226 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Place the battery in the battery tray Put the battery cover on the battery as shown. and hook the stoppers into the slots • Connect the battery negative (–) ca- of the battery tray. ble as shown. •...
  • Page 227 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Tightening Torque Frame Ground Terminal Bolt: 8.0 N·m (0.82 kgf·m, 71 in·lb) A. Projections B. Battery Tray C. Holes D. Battery Compartment • A. Battery Positive (+) Cable Connect the battery positive (+) ca- B. Battery Negative (–) Lead ble to the positive (+) terminal, and C.
  • Page 228 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE Installing the negative (–) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the battery or the positive (+) cable to the negative (–) terminal of the battery can seriously damage the electrical system. • Put a light coat of grease on the posi- tive (+) terminal to prevent corrosion.
  • Page 229 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Insert the projections of the battery compartment cover into the grom- mets of the battery tray. • Tighten the bolts securely. A. Grommet B. Battery Compartment Cover A. Projections B. Battery Compartment Cover C. Grommets D. Battery Tray •...
  • Page 230 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Insert the tabs of the right cover into the slots of the rear middle fairing. • Insert the projection of the right cover into the grommet. A. Pad B. Right Cover A. Tabs B. Right Cover C.
  • Page 231: Headlight

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Headlight Headlight aiming should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Horizontal Adjustment The headlight beam is adjustable horizontally. If not properly adjusted horizontally, the beam will point to one side rather than straight ahead. • Turn the horizontal adjuster in or out until the beam points straight ahead.
  • Page 232: Fuses

    If the fuse fails repeatedly, there is something wrong with the electrical system. Have the motorcycle checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. The regulator fuse and main fuse re- moval should be done by an author- ized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 233 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Fuse Boxes A. Regulator Fuse...
  • Page 234: General Lubrication

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Main Fuse A. Normal B. Failed WARNING General Lubrication Substituting fuses can cause wir- ing to overheat, catch fire and/or Lubricate the points shown below, fail. Do not use any substitute for with either engine oil or regular grease, the standard fuse.
  • Page 235 Lubricate the following cables points • with a pressure cable luber (K) Throttle Inner Cable Upper Ends • (K) Throttle Inner Cables (K): Should be serviced by an author- ized Kawasaki dealer. NOTE ○ After connecting the cables, adjust them.
  • Page 236: Cleaning Your Motorcycle

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Cleaning Your Motorcycle WARNING Build-up of debris or flammable General Precautions material in and around the ve- Frequent and proper care of your Ka- hicle chassis, engine, and ex- wasaki motorcycle will enhance its ap- haust cause mechanical pearance, optimize...
  • Page 237: Washing Your Motorcycle

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Be sure the engine and exhaust are Avoid spraying water in delicate cool before washing. areas such as in air intakes, fuel sys- • Avoid applying degreaser to seals, tem, brake components, electrical brake pads, and tires. components, electrical socket, muf- •...
  • Page 238 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Use a soft cloth to dry your motor- all metal and chrome surfaces to pre- cycle. As you dry, inspect your mo- vent corrosion. ○ torcycle for chips and scratches. Do Condensation may form on the in- not let the water air dry as this can side of the headlight lens after riding damage the painted surfaces.
  • Page 239 Using high-pressure water, as • If any doubt, consult an authorized from a car wash facility, could Kawasaki dealer. damage the radiator fins and im- pair the radiator's effectiveness. Windshield and Other Plastic Do not obstruct or deflect airflow...
  • Page 240 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chrome/aluminum polish. Coated alu- NOTICE minum should be washed with a mild neutral detergent and finished with a Plastic parts may deteriorate and spray polish. Aluminum wheels, both break if they come in contact with painted and unpainted can be cleaned chemical substances or house- with special non-acid based wheel hold cleaning products such as...
  • Page 241 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Rubber protectants can be slip- pery and, if used on the tread area, cause loss of traction re- sulting in accident causing injury or death. Do not apply rubber protectant to any tread area.
  • Page 242: Appendix

    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.
  • Page 243 APPENDIX WARNING Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under certain con- ditions, creating the potential for serious burns. • Turn the ignition switch off. • Do not smoke. • Make sure the area is well ventilated and free from any source of flame or sparks;...
  • Page 244 Empty the fuel from the fuel tank using a pump or syphon. • Remove the spark plugs and add fogging oil into the combustion chamber. If the spark plugs can not be removed, take the motorcycle to an authorized Kawasaki dealer. •...
  • Page 245: Troubleshooting Guide

    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.
  • Page 246 When any 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.
  • Page 247 • Leaving the motorcycle unused for a long time may cause fuel in the tank to dete- riorate. In that case, ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection. • When the FI warning message and indicator are displayed with the warning indi- cator/immobilizer indicator, there may be a problem with the fuel injection sys- tem.
  • Page 248 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.
  • Page 249 If the coolant quantity is less than the lower lev- el, replenish the coolant or soft water up to the upper level (see page 174). Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer to identify the cause of the overheat immediately. •...
  • Page 250: Environmental Protection

    Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection and maintenance. 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.
  • Page 251: Maintenance Record

    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...
  • Page 252 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 253 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 254 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 255 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 256 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...

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