ENGLISH Motorcycle Owner's Manual Original instructions...
SAFETY INFORMATION Quick Reference Guide GENERAL INFORMATION This Quick Reference Guide will HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE assist you in finding the information you're looking for. MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT APPENDIX A Table of Contents is included after the Foreword.
The standard tires are designed exclusively for use on a closed course. These specialty tires are not designed for oval or partial oval course use and may not be suitable for other courses or conditions. Kawasaki recommends that you fol- low the tire manufacturer's instructions and warnings, and that you consult the tire manufacturer to select the appropriate tires for the course or riding condi- tions.
Exhaust Emission The exhaust sound level (standstill) of this vehicle is 120 dB (A) measured in the method below. Before riding, confirm the noise regulation of the closed course where you are going to ride. The exhaust noise level measuring method may differ from one course to another.
Whenever you see the symbols NOTE ○ shown below, heed their instructions! NOTE indicates information that may Always follow safe operating and main- help or guide you in the operation or tenance practices. service of the vehicle. DANGER MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY DANGER indicates a hazardous This motorcycle is sold as a vehicle for rid- situation which, if not avoided,...
FOREWORD Congratulations on your purchase of a new Kawasaki motorcycle. Your new mo- torcycle is the product of Kawasaki's advanced engineering, exhaustive testing, and continuous striving for superior reliability, safety and performance. As with any mechanical device, proper care and maintenance are important for trouble-free operation and top performance.
Periodic Maintenance iced using the latest servicing informa- tion, it is recommended that an It is important to keep your motor- authorized Kawasaki Dealer performs cycle properly maintained and in safe the periodic maintenance as directed riding condition. Inspect your motor- in the Owner's Manual.
SAFETY INFORMATION If you notice any irregular operating Fueling condition, have your motorcycle thor- oughly checked at an authorized Ka- WARNING wasaki dealer as soon as possible. Gasoline is extremely flammable Safe Operation and can be explosive under cer- tain conditions. To prevent fire or The following should be carefully ob- explosion, turn the ignition key served for safe and effective vehicle...
SAFETY INFORMATION Protective Gear and Clothing Before going to a closed course, ask the course office about the protective gear and clothing which must be worn to ride that course, and be sure to wear them properly.
GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Specifications PERFORMANCE Minimum Turning Radius 3.4 m (11.2 ft) DIMENSIONS Overall Length 2 070 mm (81.50 in.) Overall Width 850 mm (33.5 in.) Overall Height 1 160 mm (45.67 in.) Wheelbase 1 450 mm (57.09 in.) Road Clearance 130 mm (5.12 in.) Curb Mass...
GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel System FI (Fuel Injection) Ignition System Battery and coil (transistorized ignition) Ignition Timing 10° BTDC @1 100 r/min (rpm) ~ 38.3° BTDC @5 500 (Electronically advanced) r/min (rpm) Spark Plug: Type NGK SILMAR9B9 0.8 ~ 0.9 mm (0.031 ~ 0.035 in.) Lubrication System Forced lubrication (wet sump) Engine Oil:...
*LED *: LED (Light Emitting Diode) tail/brake light does not illuminate in a factory shipping state. If tail/brake light is used, consult with an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Specifications are subject to change without notice, and may not apply to every...
GENERAL INFORMATION Serial Number Locations The engine and frame serial numbers are the only means of identifying your par- ticular machine from others of the same model type. These serial numbers may be needed by your dealer when ordering parts. In the event of theft, the investigating authorities will require both numbers as well as the model type and any peculiar features of your machine that can help them identify it.
GENERAL INFORMATION Location of Labels All warning labels which are on your vehicle are repeated here. Read labels on your vehicle and understand them thoroughly. They contain information which is important for your safety and the safety of anyone else who may op- erate your vehicle.
GENERAL INFORMATION 3. Brake Fluid (Rear) 4. Battery Poison/Danger 5. Radiator Cap Danger...
GENERAL INFORMATION 6. Fuel Notice 7. Fuel Identification 8. Important Information 9. Tire and Load Data 10. Important Drive Chain Information...
GENERAL INFORMATION Use fuel identified by either of the above symbols. 1. Gasoline containing up to 5% ethanol by volume See page 88. 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 10 2. Unleaded gasoline, see page 87 3. Octane rating of gasoline, see page...
GENERAL INFORMATION 1. This vehicle was not manufactured 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 10 for use on public streets, roads or 2. Tire pressure, see page 165 highways. 3. Front tire size and manufacture, see 2. Do not operate this vehicle in wet con- page 167 ditions.
GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Read Owner's Manual, see page 10 2. Drive chain slack, see page 144...
GENERAL INFORMATION Location of Parts 1. Clutch Fluid Reservoir 8. Left Handlebar Switches 2. Meter Instrument 9. Electronic Steering Damper (ESD) 3. Brake Fluid Reservoir (Front) 10. Ignition Switch/Steering Lock 4. Spring Preload Adjusters 11. Right Handlebar Switches 5. Compression Damping Force Adjusters 12.
GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Air Cleaner Intake 9. Radiator 2. Air Cleaner 10. Side Stand Switch 3. Spark Plugs 11. Side Stand 4. Fuel Tank 12. Shift Pedal 5. Battery 13. Rear Shock Absorber 6. Tool Kit 14. Drive Chain 7. Tail/Brake Light (Unable to function in a 15.
GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Seat Pad 11. Rear Brake Pedal 2. Hip Support 12. Seat Lock 3. Fuse Boxes 13. Muffler 4. Seat 14. Brake Discs 5. Fuel Tank Cap 15. Brake Calipers 6. Coolant Reserve Tank 16. Spring Preload Adjuster 7.
GENERAL INFORMATION Indicator Initial Operation operate as shown, have it checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Indicators □ □ □ □ □ ■ □ ■ ■ ON: When ignition switch is turned on. : After a few seconds : When engine starts.
If the amount of engine oil is in- sufficient, add engine oil. If the oil level is good, have the engine checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. This indicator appears whenever the coolant temperature rises to about 115°C (239°F). Refer to the Coolant Temper- ature in the Display Select section for more information and follow instruction in it.
If the fuel level warning indicator and “FUEL” message blink, the fuel level warning system has malfunctioned. 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 the battery is fully charged and the low voltage mode continues, have ABS checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. If the warning indicator appears and the “KLCM OFF” mes- sage blinks on the multifunction display, the KLCM system has malfunctioned.
Actions tors 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 Blink 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. *2: Refer to the beginning of this section for indicator position.
GENERAL INFORMATION Other Indicators *No. Indicators Status When the KTRC functions, this indicator blinks. When the transmission is in neutral, this indicator appears. When the IMU functions, this indicator goes on. When the KEBC mode is “LIGHT,” this indicator appears. When the ABS OFF mode is “R OFF”...
GENERAL INFORMATION The unit setting can be changed ac- Speedometer/Tachometer cording to local regulations. Make sure the unit setting (km/h or mph) is cor- rectly displayed before riding. Refer to the Unit Setting (UNIT) in the Setting Mode section. Tachometer The tachometer shows the engine speed in revolutions per minute (r/min, rpm).
GENERAL INFORMATION reading to check its operation. If the NOTE ○ tachometer does not operate correctly, The shift-up indicator blinks slowly have it checked by an authorized Ka- from 500 r/min (rpm) before it wasaki dealer. reaches pre-set engine speed, and then it blinks fast after it reaches pre- Engine Speed Indicator set engine speed.
Menu Mode Resetting Nu- – – merical Value : Push and hold. To select KTRC Mode: • Refer to the Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) section in the HOW A. Upper Button RIDE MOTORCYCLE B. Lower Button chapter. C. Mode Button...
GENERAL INFORMATION To set KLCM: Multifunction Display Items • Refer to the Kawasaki Launch Con- Odometer trol Mode (KLCM) section in the Trip Meter A/B HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Current Mileage chapter. To select Multifunction Display: Average Mileage •...
GENERAL INFORMATION *: When occurred. NOTE ○ The multifunction display is dis- played in the unit depending on the unit setting.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Flow when pushing upper button B. Flow when pushing lower button C. Warning Messages...
GENERAL INFORMATION To shift Setting Mode or Record Mode: The setting mode and record mode can be shifted from Menu Mode. • Push and hold the mode button to shift to the menu mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the setting mode or the record mode.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Flow when pushing and holding mode but- B. Flow when pushing upper or lower button C. Flow when pushing mode button D. Ordinary Display E. Menu Mode F. Setting Mode G. Record Mode...
GENERAL INFORMATION To select Setting Mode: NOTE • ○ Push the upper button or lower but- When the vehicle speed exceeds 5 ton to select the item. The setting km/h (3.1 mph), the meter shifts to modes can be shifted in the following the ordinary display.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Flow when pushing mode button B. Flow when pushing upper button C. Flow when pushing lower button D. Menu Mode E. Setting Mode...
GENERAL INFORMATION To select Record Mode: • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the item. The record modes can be shifted in the following order. Record Mode Items Service Time 1 Service Time 2 Maximum Vehicle Speed Maximum Engine Speed Maximum Boost Pressure Record Reset...
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Flow when pushing mode button B. Flow when pushing upper button C. Flow when pushing lower button D. Menu Mode E. Record Mode...
GENERAL INFORMATION Multifunction Display Odometer The odometer shows the total dis- tance. This meter cannot be reset. • Push the upper button or lower but- To reset the trip meter: • ton to display the odometer. Push the lower button and hold it in until the display turns to 0.0.
GENERAL INFORMATION To reset the average mileage: • NOTE Push the lower button and hold it in ○ When the ignition switch is turned until the average mileage values re- on, the numerical value shows “– –. sets to “– –. –.” –.”...
GENERAL INFORMATION from the start of measuring to present Lean Angle Indicator time. The fuel consumption display is This display shows the lean angle of renewed every 4 seconds. the vehicle. The bigger the angle, the • Push the upper button or lower but- more segments appear.
GENERAL INFORMATION Maximum Lean Angle (Left/Right) This display shows the maximum lean angle of the vehicle from the re- set. • Push the upper button or lower but- To reset the maximum lean angle (left/- ton to display the maximum lean an- right): •...
GENERAL INFORMATION If the coolant temperature rises to 120°C (248°F) or more, “HI” is dis- played and starts blinking, the coolant temperature warning indicator contin- ues to appear. If the coolant temperature is below 40°C (104°F), “– – –” is displayed. If the coolant temperature rises to above 115°C (239°F) and below 120°C (248°F), the numerical value of the cur-...
GENERAL INFORMATION checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. NOTICE Stop the engine if the coolant temperature shows “HI.” Pro- Boost Pressure (%) longed engine operation will re- This display shows the boost pres- sult in severe engine damage sure of the intake air chamber by the from overheating.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push and hold the upper button. The stop watch starts timing laps. • After each lap, pull the lap button. The stop watch starts timing the next lap and the previous lap time is dis- played for 10 seconds. A.
GENERAL INFORMATION number is displayed, the displayed time, the stop watch starts timing time is the total time of all timed laps. laps. ○ Even if the ignition switch is turned off, the measured lap time does not erase. ○ When the battery is disconnected, the stop watch is reset and erase all lap numbers and times.
GENERAL INFORMATION • working again when the battery is Push the lower button and hold it in connected. until the reset starts. NOTE Numerical Value Reset ○ This display can be reset the follow- When turning off the ignition switch ing items at a time.
GENERAL INFORMATION • NOTE Push the upper button or lower but- ○ ton to display the “UNIT.” Do not operate the motorcycle with wrong unit (mph or km/h) of the speedometer. ○ The unit setting can be selected from four unit types. To select the setting: •...
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Flow when pushing upper button A. Engine Speed Indicator B. Flow when pushing lower button B. Multifunction Meter • C. Ambient Brightness Sensor Push the mode button. NOTE Meter Illumination Brightness ○ Setting (BRIGHTNESS) Be careful not to cover the ambient The brightness of the multifunction brightness sensor on the meter in- meter and engine speed indicator are...
GENERAL INFORMATION Mode Brightness “MODE1” Bright (Initial Setting) “MODE2” Medium “MODE3” Dark A. “SETTING” Segment To select the setting: • B. “BRIGHTNESS” Push and hold the mode button to • Push the mode button. The LCD illu- shift to the menu mode. •...
GENERAL INFORMATION ABS Function Mode Front Rear ”ON” “R OFF” “OFF” NOTE ○ If the ABS has any problem, the set- ting cannot be changed. A. Flow when pushing upper button B. Flow when pushing lower button To select the setting: •...
GENERAL INFORMATION A. “MENU” Segment B. “SETTING” • Push the mode button to shift to the setting mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to display the “ABS.” A. Flow when pushing upper button B. Flow when pushing lower button •...
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push and hold the mode button to shift to the menu mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to display the “SETTING.” A. “SETTING” Segment B. “SHIFT LAMP” • Push the mode button. The shift-up indicator (engine speed indicator) appear or blinks with the current set- A.
GENERAL INFORMATION To adjust the setting: • Push and hold the mode button to shift to the menu mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to display the “SETTING.” A. Flow when pushing upper or lower button A.
GENERAL INFORMATION returns to the minimum value and begins increasing. ○ If the shift-up engine speed de- creases until the minimum value, it returns to the maximum value and begins decreasing. A. “SETTING” Segment B. “SHIFT REV” • Push the mode button. •...
GENERAL INFORMATION 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. When shifting down to a lower gear, do not shift at such a high speed that the engine r/min (rpm) jumps excessively.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push and hold the mode button to NOTICE shift to the menu mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- Engine speed should not be al- ton to display the “SETTING.” lowed to enter the red zone; oper- ation zone will...
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the mode button. KQS Setting (KQS) The KQS system can be selected on or off. NOTE A. “SETTING” Segment ○ The initial setting is “OFF.” B. “KEBC” ○ • If the KQS system has any problem, Push the mode button.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the mode button to shift to the setting mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to display the “KQS.” A. “SETTING” Segment A. Flow when pushing upper or lower button B. “KQS” • •...
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ If the KLCM system has any prob- lem, the setting cannot be changed. To select the setting: • Push and hold the mode button to A. “SETTING” Segment shift to the menu mode. • B. “KLCM” Push the upper button or lower but- •...
GENERAL INFORMATION working again when the battery is connected. To adjust the clock: • Push and hold the mode button to shift to the menu mode. • Push the upper button or lower but- ton to display the “SETTING.” A. Flow when pushing upper button B.
GENERAL INFORMATION To change the 12h/24h mode: • During blinking the hour digits, push the mode button and hold it. The cur- rent mode (12h or 24h) appears. • Push the upper button to select the mode. • A. “SETTING” Segment Push the mode button and return to B.
GENERAL INFORMATION Setting Reset (RESET) The following settings of the meter can be reset. Other settings are not re- set. Initial Setting Meter Illumination A. “MENU” Segment MODE1 Brightness B. “SETTING” • ABS Mode Push the mode button to shift to the Shift-up Indicator setting mode.
GENERAL INFORMATION Record Mode Service Time 1/2 (SERVICE1/2) This mode shows the service time 1 or 2 indicating when the periodic main- tenance must be done. A. Flow when pushing upper or lower button • Push the mode button. When select- ing the “YES,”...
“SERVICE1” play. “SERVICE2” message blinks, have the maintenance done by an authorized A. Service Time Warning Message Kawasaki dealer. After the mainte- nance, reset the service time in the Maximum Vehicle Speed (MAX dealer. SPEED) The maximum vehicle speed is re- corded since last reset.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE NOTE ○ ○ The data cannot be recorded cor- When the recorded maximum engine rectly when the battery cable is dis- speed is less than 4 000 r/min (rpm), “0” is displayed. connected without the ignition switch ○...
GENERAL INFORMATION A. “MENU” Segment NOTE B. “RECORD” ○ • The data cannot be recorded cor- Push the mode button to shift to the rectly when the battery cable is dis- record mode. • connected without the ignition switch Push the upper button or lower but- turned off.
GENERAL INFORMATION Features Gear Position Indicator This indicator shows the current gear position (1st ~ 6th). When the trans- mission is in neutral, “N” is displayed, and the neutral indicator appears. A. Flow when pushing upper or lower button • Push the mode button.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ If the gear position display in the multifunction meter blinks “–,” the transmission is not properly shifted to 1st. Be sure to shift the transmis- sion. Boost Indicator This display shows the instantane- ous boost pressure of the intake air chamber.
A. Ignition Key B. Key Code Tag If you lose all keys and the key code, you will need to replace the ignition switch and all other locks operated by that key. Contact your Kawasaki dealer to pur- chase additional spare keys.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Ignition Switch/Steering Engine can be started. • All electrical equipment can Lock be used. • Key cannot be removed. This is a three-position, key-operated • switch. Engine off. • The key can be removed when it is in Electrical equipment is off.
GENERAL INFORMATION Right Handlebar Switches WARNING Turning the ignition switch to the “OFF” position while riding the motorcycle shuts down the entire electrical system and the engine will stop, which could cause an accident resulting in severe in- jury or death. Never operate the ignition switch while riding the motorcycle;...
○ chapter. Although the engine stop switch KLCM setting: Refer to the Kawasaki stops the engine, it does not turn off Launch Control Mode all the electrical circuits and eventu- (KLCM) section in the ally the battery will be discharged.
B. Upper Button C. Lower Button the brake lever position, consult D. (non-use) your authorized Kawasaki dealer. Lap Button While pushing the brake lever for- Refer to the Stop Watch in the Multi- ward, turn the adjuster and choose a function Display section.
If any clutch adjustment is required other than the clutch lever position, consult your authorized Kawasaki dealer. While pushing the clutch lever for- ward, turn the adjuster and choose a A. Adjuster suitable lever position.
Fuel Requirements Your Kawasaki engine is designed to use only unleaded gasoline with a min- imum octane rating shown below. Never use gasoline with an octane rat-...
GENERAL INFORMATION by Kawasaki to prevent severe engine NOTICE damage. If engine “knocking” or “pinging” The octane rating of a gasoline is a measure of its resistance to detonation occurs, use a different brand of or “knocking.” The term commonly gasoline of a higher octane rat- used to describe a gasoline’s octane...
GENERAL INFORMATION equal to or higher than that shown in Filling the Tank the table. Avoid filling the tank where heavy Fuel Type Unleaded Gasoline dust is blowing so that the fuel does not get contaminated. Ethanol Content E5 or less Minimum Octane Research Octane Rating...
GENERAL INFORMATION • Insert the ignition key into the fuel WARNING tank cap. • Turn the key clockwise while pushing Gasoline is extremely flammable down the fuel tank cap. and can be explosive under cer- tain conditions, creating the po- tential for serious burns.
GENERAL INFORMATION • The key can be removed by turning counterclockwise to the original posi- tion. • 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.
GENERAL INFORMATION cannot be removed unless the cap is Seat locked properly. ○ Do not push on the key to close the The seat can be removed by in order cap, or the cap cannot be locked. of the seat pad then the seat. Seat Pad Removal Side Stand WARNING...
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Ignition Key A. Seat Pad B. Seat Pad B. Bracket C. Slot D. Hook Seat Pad Installation • E. Latch Hole Insert the seat pad bracket into the slot of the frame. • NOTE Insert the seat pad hook into the ○...
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Gap A. Seat Pad B. Seat Pad Cover B. Hexagonal Wrench • C. Seat Cover Using removed hexagonal wrench, remove the seat bolts and Seat Removal • washers. Remove the seat pad (see Seat Pad Removal). • Remove the hexagonal wrench.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Seat Bolts and Washers A. Hooks • Pull the seat rearward to clear the Seat Installation • hooks. • Insert the rear part of the seat under Remove the seat. the seat cover. • Insert the tabs at the front part of the seat under the fuel tank bracket.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ If a torque wrench is not available, this item should be checked after in- stallation by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • Install the hexagonal wrench to the seat pad. • Install the seat pad (see Seat Pad In- stallation).
GENERAL INFORMATION • Remove the inner hip support cover bolts. A. Band B. Tool Kit A. Inner Hip Support Cover Bolts Hip Support • Remove the outer hip support cover This motorcycle is equipped with the bolts and washers. movable hip support. The hip support position can be selected from two posi- tions.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Outer Hip Support Cover Bolts and Wash- A. Projection • Pull the front part of the cover down- • Pull the rear part of the cover out- ward to clear the tab from the slot. • ward to clear the projection. Remove the hip support cover.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Tab and Slot A. Hip Support Assembly Bolt (M5) and Wash- B. Hip Support Cover • B. Hip Support Assembly Bolts (M6) Remove the hip support assembly C. Hip Support Assembly • bolts and the washer. • Install the hip support assembly to Remove the hip support assembly.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ If a torque wrench is not available, this item should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • Insert the tab into the slot. A. Front Position B. Rear Position • Tighten the hip support assembly bolts with the washer to the specified torque.
GENERAL INFORMATION air cleaner. A restricted air cleaner will reduce performance and increase ex- haust emissions. A. Projection B. Grommet • Tighten the hip support cover bolts with the washers. A. Air Cleaner Intakes • Install the seat (see Seat Installa- tion).
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE 2. Ride the vehicle for about 30 mi- Break-In nutes within 6 000 r/min (rpm). 3. Change the engine oil and the oil fil- A brief break-in procedure must be ter.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE A. Engine Start/Stop Switch A. Neutral Indicator (Green) • B. Ignition Switch Turn the ignition key to the “ON” po- C. “ON” Position sition. • Make sure the transmission is in NOTE ○ neutral. While the engine is cold, the fast idle system automatically raises the en- gine idling speed.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE ○ The motorcycle is equipped with a vehicle-down sensor which causes the engine to stop automatically if the motorcycle falls down. After right- ing the motorcycle, first turn the igni- tion key to the “OFF” position and then back to the “ON”...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE NOTICE ○ The motorcycle is equipped with a Do not let the engine idle longer starter lockout switch. This switch is than 5 minutes, or engine over- designed so that the engine does not heating and damage may occur.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING Downshifting to a lower gear at high speed causes engine rpm to increase excessively, potentially damaging the engine and it may also cause the rear wheel to skid and cause an accident. Down- shifting should be done below 5 000 rpm for each gear.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Brake control function is identical to ABS is not designed to shorten the that of a conventional motorcycle. The braking distance. On loose, uneven brake lever is used for the front brake or downhill surfaces, the stopping and the brake pedal for the rear brake.
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.
ADJUST- MENT chapter. KIBS cannot protect the rider from all possible hazards and is not a substitute for safe riding Kawasaki Intelligent anti- practices. Be aware of how the lock Brake System (KIBS) KIBS system operates and its lim- itations.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Kawasaki TRaction Control WARNING (KTRC) KTRC cannot protect the rider from all possible hazards and is KTRC is an intelligent system that not a substitute for safe riding calculates the slip level of the rear practices.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE KTRC Mode WARNING Mode Traction Control Avoid an abrupt moving off on a Weak slippery road surface that causes ↓ ↓ the rear wheel to slip. On a slip- Middle pery road surface, never sud- denly open or close the throttle ↓...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • KTRC mode setting Push the upper button or lower but- ton to select the KTRC mode. NOTE ○ The KTRC OFF can be selected only when the motorcycle is at a stop. • Close the throttle grip completely. •...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE stops blinking and the selected mode is fixed. ○ The mode can be changed only when the throttle grip is closed com- pletely. ○ Operate the throttle carefully while the KTRC is OFF because wheel- spin of the rear wheel cannot be con- trolled.
○ In KTRC OFF, the mode is automati- cally switched to 1, whenever the ignition switch is turned off. Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM) KLCM is a rider assist system which optimizes the starting acceleration. The detail setting can be selected in A.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE torque to obtain maximum accelera- tion. KLCM is released when shifted in- to 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. Coolant Tempera- Restriction ture...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Kawasaki Engine Brake Control (KEBC) KEBC is the system to select the en- gine braking force from two modes (OFF/LIGHT). The KEBC mode can be A. KLCM OFF Warning Message selected in the setting mode. Refer to...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE ○ The KQS system does not work Downshifting properly below approximately 2 500 During deceleration, the KQS system r/min (rpm). allows you to downshift without opera- ○ Following any up or down shift, the tion the clutch. shift pedal must be fully released be- NOTE fore another shift with KQS can be...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT The maintenance and adjustments outlined in this chapter must be carried out in accordance with the Daily Pre-Ride Checks, After Ride Checks and Periodic Main- tenance to keep the motorcycle in good running condition and to reduce air pollu- tion.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Daily Pre-Ride Checks Check the following items each day before you ride. The time required is minimal, and habitual performance of these checks will help ensure you a safe, reliable ride. If any irregularities are found during these checks, refer to the MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chapter or see your dealer for the action required to return the motorcycle to a safe operating condition.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Operation Page Bolts, nuts and fasteners – Check for loose and/or missing bolts, nuts and fasteners Steering – Action smooth but not loose from lock to lock – No binding of control cables Electronic steering damper unit: no oil leakage Brakes Brake pad wear Brake fluid level...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Operation Page Coolant – No coolant leakage Coolant level between level lines (when engine is cold) Electrical equipment – Tail/Brake light works (unable to function in a factory shipping state) Engine stop switch – Stops engine Side stand –...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Periodic Maintenance *A: Service at number of years shown or indicated odometer reading intervals, which- ever comes first. *B: For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here. *C: Service more frequently when operating in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy, high speed, or frequent starting/stopping.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) See year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items – Fuel system – Fuel filter : every 48 000 km (30 000 – Fuel pump mile) –...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) See year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items – Clutch fluid, hose and pipe – Clutch fluid Clutch hose/rubber parts of clutch : every 48 000 km (30 000 –...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) See year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items : every 4 500 km (2 800 – Drive chain (*C) mile) – Drive chain guide wear –...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) See year (*A) Page (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) Items – Suspension system – Lubrication of rear suspension – Steering play – Steering stem bearing Electronic steering damper oil leak –...
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 – Supercharger impeller axial play...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Service Time In addition to the periodical inspections according to the riding distance and/or time elapsed, perform the service specified in the following table every 15 hours of engine operation above 8 000 r/min (rpm). These service intervals are monitored through the vehicle's ECU with service message displayed on the multifunction meter.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Service Time (h) Items Engine oil filter Piston and piston ring Piston pin Crankshaft Crankshaft bearing Connecting rod : every 60 hours Connecting rod bearing Spark plug Supercharger coupling damper Camshaft chain Valve clearance Valve, valve seats and valve spring (exhaust side)
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Service Time (h) Items Exhaust valve : every 60 hours Chassis Drive chain Rear wheel coupling damper...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Engine Oil Oil Level Inspection • If the engine is cold, start the engine and run it for several minutes at idle speed. • Stop the engine, then wait several minutes until the oil settles. NOTICE A. Oil Level Inspection Window Racing the engine before the oil B.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • When installing the oil filler cap, re- place its O-ring with a new one. Oil and/or Oil Filter Change • Warm up the engine thoroughly, and then stop it. • Place an oil pan beneath the engine. •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT item should be serviced by an au- NOTE ○ thorized Kawasaki dealer. Replace the washer with a new one. • • Apply a thin film of oil to the gasket Fill the engine up to the upper level...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE ○ Do not add any chemical additives to the oil. Oils fulfilling the above re- quirements are fully formulated and provide adequate lubrication for both the engine and the clutch. Engine Oil Capacity 3.9 L (4.1US qt) [when filter is not removed] 4.4 L (4.7 US qt) Coolant...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Coolant Filling • Remove the inner cover bolts and washers. A. F (Full) Level Line B. L (Low) Level Line C. Reserve Tank NOTE A. Inner Cover Bolts and Washers ○ • Check the level when the engine is Remove the right inner cover.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Right Inner Cover A. Reserve Tank Cap • Remove the cap from the reserve NOTE tank and add coolant through the fill- ○ In an emergency you can add water er opening to the F (Full) level line. alone to the coolant reserve tank, however it must be returned to the correct mixture ratio by the addition...
Have the coolant changed by an au- for aluminum engines and radiators) in thorized Kawasaki dealer. the cooling system. On the mixture ra- tio of coolant, choose the suitable one referring to the relation between freez- ing point and strength directed on the container.
Inspect the transparent drain plug lo- the freezing point of –35°C (–31°F). cated to the left of the engine to see if any oil has run down. Air Cleaner Cleaning and replacement of the air cleaner element should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Oil on tires will make them slip- pery and can cause an accident and injury. Be sure to reinstall the plug in the drain hose after drain- ing. Water Draining • Remove the plug on the intake duct. A.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • If the throttle grip does not return properly, have the throttle control system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • Check the throttle grip free play by turning back and forth. A. Plug Throttle Control System...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Throttle Grip Free Play Adjustment • Loosen the locknuts at the upper ends of the throttle cables, and screw both throttle cable adjusters completely so as to give the throttle grip plenty of play. • Turn the decelerator cable adjuster until there is no play when the throt- tle grip is completely closed.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT be done by an authorized Kawasaki Idle Speed dealer. • With the engine idling, turn the han- The idle speed inspection should be dlebars to each side. If handlebar performed in accordance with the Peri- movement changes the idle speed, odic Maintenance chart.
A. Upper Level Line ized Kawasaki dealer. B. Lower Level Line C. Clutch Fluid Reservoir Clutch Fluid Level Inspection •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Drive Chain Drive Chain Lubrication Lubrication is necessary when the chain appears dry. Use a lubricant for sealed chains to prevent deterioration of chain seals. If the chain is especially dirty, clean it us- ing a cleaner for sealed chains follow- ing the instructions supplied by the •...
NOTE ○ If a torque wrench is not available, this item should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • Remove the seat and the tool kit (see Seat section in the GENERAL INFORMATION chapter).
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Hook Wrench Mounting Bolts A. Hook Wrench B. Hook Wrench B. Adapter • • Attach the adapter in tool kit to the Loosen the bearing housing clamp hook wrench. bolts gradually and evenly. NOTE ○ The adapter of the hook wrench is in the tool kit bag.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Bearing Housing Clamp Bolts A. Chain Adjuster • B. Hook Wrench Turn the chain adjuster until the drive C. Clockwise (direction to loose) • chain has correct amount of slack Confirm that there is not a clearance with the hook wrench.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Chain Adjuster Tightening Sequence: B. Swingarm [A → B → A → B → A → B → A] C. No Clearance • Bearing Housing Clamp Bolts: Tighten the bearing housing clamp 33 N·m (3.4 kgf·m, 24 ft·lb) bolts to the specified torque following the tightening sequence.
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. WARNING Replace the brake pads before the linings are completely worn away.
4.5 mm (0.18 in.), replace both pads in the caliper as (Unable to function in a factory ship- a set. Pad replacement should be ping state) done by an authorized Kawasaki deal- Brake Light Switch Inspection • Turn the ignition switch on.
• If it does not, ask your authorized Brake Pedal Travel Kawasaki dealer to inspect the front 10 mm (0.39 in.) brake light switch. • Check the operation of the rear Brake Light Switch Adjustment •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Electronic Steering Damp- er (ESD) This motorcycle is equipped with an electronic steering damper unit. The steering operation should be checked and the electronic steering damper unit should be inspected for oil leakage each day before riding, and the maintenance must be carried out in accordance with the Periodic Mainte- A.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Suspension System NOTICE After riding on the normal road, Front Fork the unpaved road and in the rainy weather, clean off any dirt (grit, WARNING mud or insect etc.) that stuck to inner tube before it hardens. If Improper fork leg adjustment can the motorcycle keeps running cause poor handling and loss of...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • 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. NOTICE Do not turn the adjuster beyond the fully seated position or the adjusting mechanism may be A.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise Compression Damping Force Adjuster The adjuster is located at the top of to decrease damping force. the each front fork leg. Standard NOTICE 10 clicks Do not turn the adjuster beyond Out from the fully seated position (turned the fully seated position or the fully clockwise).
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rear Shock Absorber WARNING • Adjusting the Öhlins TTX36 shock absorber outside the spring preload and damper ad- juster usable range could effect suspension balance and result in an unsafe riding condition. Adjust the spring preload and A.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT There is no mounting instruction be- NOTICE cause the original Kawasaki setting is given as for this shock absorber. Do not turn the adjuster beyond Öhlins can accept the overhaul of the fully seated position or the your shock absorber at your cost.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Standard 13 clicks Out from the fully seated position (turned fully clockwise). • Turn the adjuster clockwise to in- crease damping force. • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease damping force. NOTICE A. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster Do not turn the adjuster beyond the fully seated position or the Compression Damping Force Adjust-...
Do not turn the adjuster beyond Racing: Every 20 hours of operation the fully seated position or the When the service is necessary, ask adjusting mechanism may be an authorized Kawasaki dealer. damaged. A. Compression Damping Force Adjuster...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Setting Tables Front Fork Spring Preload Setting Softest setting limit Standard Hardest setting limit Adjuster Position 7 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 16 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). **: In from the fully seated position (turned fully counterclockwise).
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rear Shock Absorber Damping Force Settings Softest setting Standard Hardest setting limit limit Rebound 22 clicks** 13 clicks** Adjuster Po- sition: Compression 22 clicks** 15 clicks** ←→ Damping Force Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→ Load Light Heavy ←→...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Wheels Cold tires do not provide good Tire Pressure Inspection grip and may cause loss of con- • Use a tire warmer to heat the tire be- trol or a crash resulting in injury fore checking the tire pressure. or death.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Tire Air Pressure (when warm) Front 220 kPa (2.20 kgf/cm², 32 psi) Rear 260 kPa (2.60 kgf/cm², 38 psi) Tire Wear, Damage Some dimples in the tire tread are wear indicators. Unlike tires for high- way use, the performance of racing tires may drop of considerably before reaching the wear limit.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Standard Tire (Tubeless) NOTICE Make, Type: BRIDGESTONE, RACING BAT- Never remove the sealing strip, Front TLAX V01F SOFT or the battery can be damaged. Size: Do not install a conventional bat- 120/600 R17 tery in this motorcycle, or the electrical system cannot work Make, Type: BRIDGESTONE, RACING BAT-...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT (check with your Kawasaki dealer). If Kawasaki-recommended chargers are: Battery Mate 150-9 you will not be using the motorcycle for OptiMate 4 longer than two weeks, the battery Yuasa MB-2040/2060 should be charged using an appropri- Christie C10122S ate charger.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Remove the seat (see Seat section DANGER in the GENERAL INFORMATION chapter). Battery acid generates hydrogen • Slide the black cap from the negative gas which is flammable and ex- (–) terminal. plosive under certain conditions. •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Battery Installation • Place the battery on the battery case. • Connect the positive (+) cable to the (+) terminal, and then connect the negative (–) cable to the (–) terminal. NOTICE Installing the (–) cable to the (+) terminal of the battery or the (+) cable to the (–) terminal of the A.
B. Main Fuse by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. The main fuse removal should be WARNING done by an authorized Kawasaki deal- Substituting fuses can cause wir- ing to overheat, catch fire and/or fail. Do not use any substitute for the standard fuse. Replace the...
(K) Throttle Inner Cable Upper Ends Lubricate the points shown below, with either engine oil or regular grease, (K): Should be serviced by an author- in accordance with the Periodic Main- ized Kawasaki dealer. tenance Chart. Before lubricating each part, clean NOTE ○...
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...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Be sure the engine and exhaust are system, brake components, electri- cool before washing. cal components, muffler outlets, and • Avoid applying degreaser to seals, fuel tank openings. brake pads, and tires. • Washing Your Motorcycle Avoid all harsh chemicals, solvents, •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT not let the water air dry as this can NOTICE damage the painted surfaces. • Start the engine and let it idle for sev- Using high-pressure water, as eral minutes. The heat from the en- from a car wash facility, could gine will help dry moist areas.
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...
See your authorized Kawasaki dealer for this service or do the following. Preparation for Storage Make sure the area is well ventilated and free from any source of flame.
APPENDIX WARNING Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under certain con- ditions, creating the potential for serious burns. • Turn the ignition key off. • Do not smoke. • Make sure the area is well ventilated and free from any source of flame or sparks;...
APPENDIX WARNING Engine oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of used oil properly. Contact your local authorities for approved disposal methods or possible recycling. • Put in fresh engine oil. • Empty the fuel from the fuel tank using a pump or syphon. •...
Kawasaki dealer to request repair. For safety, inspection and maintenance should be done within your knowledge and ability. If you are not confident in com- pleting an inspection or maintenance, ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer to do the work.
When any of warning indicators appear or blink, have the motorcycle inspected by an authorized Kawasaki dealer immediately. If the Engine Does Not Start When the engine turns over but the engine does not start, inspect as follows.
In that case, ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection. • When the engine warning indicator on the meter appears and stays on, there may be a problem with the fuel injection system. Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection and maintenance. •...
If the starter motor will not start after completing the above inspection and main- tenance, there may be something wrong with another part such as the starter mo- tor. Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection and maintenance. If the Engine Stalls or Runs Poorly •...
Check the coolant level in the reserve tank after the engine cools down. If the coolant quantity is less than the lower level, replenish the coolant or soft water up to the upper level (see page 135). Ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer to identify the cause of the overheat immediately.
To help preserve the environment, properly discard used batteries, tires, oils and fluids, or other vehicle components that you might dispose of in the future. Consult your authorized Kawasaki dealer or local environmental waste agency for their proper disposal procedure. This also applies to disposal of the entire vehicle at the...