This manual is designed primarily for use by
trained mechanics in a properly equipped shop.
However, it contains enough detail and basic in-
formation to make it useful to the owner who de-
sires to perform his own basic maintenance and
repair work. A basic knowledge of mechanics,
the proper use of tools, and workshop proce-
dures must be understood in order to carry out
maintenance and repair satisfactorily. When-
ever the owner has insufficient experience or
doubts his ability to do the work, all adjust-
ments, maintenance, and repair should be car-
ried out only by qualified mechanics.
In order to perform the work efficiently and
to avoid costly mistakes, read the text, thor-
oughly familiarize yourself with the procedures
before starting work, and then do the work care-
fully in a clean area. Whenever special tools or
equipment are specified, do not use makeshift
tools or equipment. Precision measurements
can only be made if the proper instruments are
used, and the use of substitute tools may ad-
versely affect safe operation.
To get the longest life out of your vehicle:
Follow the Periodic Maintenance Chart in the
Be alert for problems and non-scheduled
Use proper tools and genuine Kawasaki Mo-
torcycle parts. Special tools, gauges, and
testers that are necessary when servicing
Kawasaki motorcycles are introduced by the
Service Manual. Genuine parts provided as
spare parts are listed in the Parts Catalog.
Follow the procedures in this manual care-
fully. Don't take shortcuts.
Remember to keep complete records of main-
tenance and repair with dates and any new
How to Use This Manual
In this manual, the product is divided into
its major systems and these systems make up
the manual's chapters. The Quick Reference
Guide shows you all of the product's system
and assists in locating their chapters. Each
chapter in turn has its own comprehensive Ta-
ble of Contents.
For example, if you want stick coil information,
use the Quick Reference Guide to locate the
Electrical System chapter. Then, use the Table
of Contents on the first page of the chapter to
find the Ignition Coil section.
Whenever you see symbols, heed their in-
structions! Always follow safe operating and
DANGER indicates a hazardous situa-
tion which, if not avoided, will result in
death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazardous situa-
tion which, if not avoided, could result
in death or serious injury.
NOTICE is used to address practices not
related to personal injury.
This manual contains four more symbols
which will help you distinguish different types
NOTE indicates information that may help
or guide you in the operation or service of
Indicates a procedural step or work to be
Indicates a procedural sub-step or how to do
the work of the procedural step it follows. It
also precedes the text of a NOTE.
Indicates a conditional step or what action to
take based on the results of the test or inspec-
tion in the procedural step or sub-step it fol-
In most chapters an exploded view illustration
of the system components follows the Table of
Contents. In these illustrations you will find the
instructions indicating which parts require spec-
ified tightening torque, oil, grease or a locking
agent during assembly.