Water Pump Removal
Remove the right footpeg assembly mounting bolts [A]
and let the assembly hang down.
Drain the coolant.
Loosen the clamp and remove the radiator hose [B] from
the water pump cover [C].
Remove the four cover bolts [D].
With the water pipe [E] attached, remove the water pump
Install the right footpeg assembly.
The impeller and water pump shaft have a left-handed
thread, therefore they must be turned clockwise [A] to
Shift the transmission into 1st gear.
While applying the rear brake, remove the impeller [B].
Pull the water pump housing [A] and gasket out of the
Turn the water pump shaft [B] clockwise, and remove it.
Water Pump Installation
When installing the water pump shaft or impeller, shift the
transmission into 1st gear and apply the rear brake.
Apply silicone sealant to the area [A] where the mating
surface of the crankcase contacts the water pump hous-
Sealant - Kawasaki Bond (Silicone Sealant): 56019-120
Apply high temperature grease to the lips of the water
pump housing oil seal.
Turn the water pump shaft or impeller counterclockwise,
and tighten them.
Torque - Water Pump Shaft: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ft·lb)
Water Pump Impeller: 9.8 N·m (1.0 kgf·m, 87 in·lb)
COOLING SYSTEM 3-9