GENERAL INFORMATION Quick Reference Guide HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE This Quick Reference Guide will SAFE OPERATION assist you in finding the information you're looking for. MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT STORAGE TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE A Table of Contents is included after the Foreword.
Whenever you see the symbols NOTE ○ shown below, heed their instructions! This note symbol indicates points of Always follow safe operating and main- particular interest for more efficient tenance practices. and convenient operation. WARNING This warning symbol identifies special instructions or proce- dures which, if not correctly fol- lowed, could result in personal injury, or loss of life.
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.
Brake/Clutch Lever Adjuster ....94 Warning Message and Warning Fuel Tank Cap ........95 Light: ........... 49 Fuel Tank ........... 96 KIPASS (Kawasaki’s Intelligent Prox- Fuel Requirement: ......97 imity Activation Start System) Sys- Stands ..........101 tem ..........68 Seat ............102 Ignition Switch ........
Moving Off ..........123 tem (California model only) ....173 Shifting Gears ........124 Valve Clearance .........174 Braking ..........126 Kawasaki Clean Air System ....175 Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) for Air Cleaner .........176 models equipped with ABS ....127 Throttle Control System .....182 ABS Indicator Light: ....... 129 Engine Vacuum Synchronization ..185...
Headlight Beam .........214 Fuses ..........216 General Lubrication ......217 Cleaning Your Motorcycle ....219 Bolt and Nut Tightening .....223 STORAGE ..........226 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE .... 229 OWNER SATISFACTION ....230 REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS ..232 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ..233 MAINTENANCE RECORD ....234 LABEL INFORMATION .......
SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS DIMENSIONS Overall Length 2 270 mm (89.4 in.) Overall Width 1 000 mm (39.4 in.) Overall Height/High Position 1 290 mm (50.8 in.)/1 405 mm (55.3 in.) Wheelbase 1 520 mm (59.8 in.) Road Clearance 125 mm (4.92 in.)
SPECIFICATIONS ENGINE Type DOHC, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled Displacement 1 352 cm³ (82.5 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 Carburetion System...
SPECIFICATIONS TRANSMISSION Transmission Type 6-speed, return shift Clutch Type Wet, multi disc Driving System Shaft drive Primary Reduction Ratio 1.556 (84/54) Final Reduction Ratio 2.036 (14/22 × 32/10) Overall Drive Ratio 3.402 (Top gear) Gear Ratio 3.333 (50/15) 2.412 (41/17) 1.900 (38/20) 1.545 (34/22) 1.292 (31/24)
12 V 60 W (× 2) Low beam 12 V 55 W (× 2) 0.1/1.6 W LED Tail/Brake Light Even if one of LED (Light Emitting Diode) tail/brake light is not lit, consult with an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Specifications subject to change without notice.
SERIAL NUMBER LOCATIONS 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.
LOCATION OF PARTS LOCATION OF PARTS 1. Clutch Lever 7. Right Handlebar Switches 2. Left Handlebar Switches 8. Front Brake Lever 3. Spring Preload Adjuster 9. Throttle Grip 4. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster (Front 10. Key Knob Fork) 11. Headlight Aiming Adjuster 5.
LOCATION OF PARTS 13. Headlight 21. Tail/Brake Light 29. Shift Pedal 14. Air Intake 22. License Plate Light 30. Rebound Damping Force 15. Turn Signal Light 23. Brake Disc Adjuster 16. Spark Plugs 24. Spring Preload Adjuster 31. Side Stand 17.
LOCATION OF PARTS 34. Fuse Box 38. Swingarm 43. Saddle Bag 35. Battery 39. Rear Brake Light Switch 44. Center Stand 36. Brake Fluid Reservoir 40. Rear Brake Pedal 45. Windsheild (Rear) 41. Rear Shock Absorber 37. Fuel Tank Cap 42.
LOCATION OF LABELS LOCATION OF LABELS 1. Brake Fluid (Front) 2. Clutch Fluid 3. Tire and Load Data 4. Vehicle Emission Control Information 5. Fuel Caution * 6. Fuel Level * : only on California model (For further information of label, refer to the ”LABEL INFORMATION”...
LOCATION OF LABELS 7. Weight and Manufacture 8. Noise Emission Control Information * 9. Vacuum Hose Routing Diagram 10. Daily Safety Checks 11. Brake Fluid (Rear) * : only on California model (For further information of label, refer to the ”LABEL INFORMATION” chap- ter)
LOCATION OF LABELS 12. Saddlebag Caution 13. Saddlebag Lock Caution 14. Saddlebag Limit Caution (attached in- side of the bag) 15. Saddlebag Lid Caution (attached in- side of the bag)
LOCATION OF LABELS 16. Saddlebag Load Warning 17. Rear Carrier Caution 18. Battery Position/Danger (For further information of label, refer to the ”LABEL INFORMATION” chap- ter)
Kawasaki Parts and Accessories motorcycle, make sure that the have been specially designed for motorcycle is not overloaded and use on Kawasaki motorcycles. We that you have followed these in- strongly recommend that all parts structions. and accessories you add to your mo-...
LOADING AND ACCESSORIES INFORMATION been prepared to assist you in making Baggage weight should also be dis- your determinations. tributed equally on both sides of the 1. Any passenger should be thor- motorcycle. Avoid carrying baggage oughly familiar with motorcycle op- that extends beyond the rear of the eration.
LOADING AND ACCESSORIES INFORMATION road clearance, banking capability vehicle. Kawasaki does not manu- (i.e., lean angle), control operation, facture sidecars or trailers for mo- wheel travel, front fork movement, torcycles and cannot predict the or any other aspect of the motorcy- effects of such accessories on han- cle's operation.
GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Meter Instruments A. Speedometer B. Tachometer C. Red Zone D. Multi Function Meter E. Upper Button F. Lower Button G. Left Turn Signal Indicator Light H. Right Turn Signal Indicator Light I. Neutral Indicator Light J. High Beam Indicator Light K.
Kawasaki Multi Function Meter: dealer. The multi function meter displays the The speedometer shows the speed following modes.
GENERAL INFORMATION Pushing the upper button shifts the NOTE ○ display though the following modes: The symbol of the key knob is dis- Average Mileage (AVERAGE), Current played for 5 seconds when turning Mileage (CURRENT), Cruising Range the key knob to OFF or FSS, too. (RANGE), Tire Air Pressure (TIRE While the symbol is displayed, the F/R), Battery Voltage (BATTERY).
The symbol of the key knob is dis- Upper Button Function played in the multifunction meter for 5 seconds and, when turning the key knob to ON position, “KAWASAKI” is displayed for 3 seconds, then, depend- ing on the mode selected, the average mileage, current mileage, cruising range, tire air pressure or battery volt- A.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ Do not shift the multi function meter display while riding for safe opera- tion. The following settings can be ad- justed in the multi function meter. When changing the settings of these items, refer to the “Setting Menu” item in this section.
GENERAL INFORMATION Odometer/Trip Meters – “ODO”/“TRIP A”/“TRIP B” The trip meter and odometer can be shifted to ODO, TRIP A and TRIP B by pushing the lower button. The odometer shows the total dis- tance in kilometers or miles that the ve- hicle has been ridden.
GENERAL INFORMATION • ○ Push the lower button and hold it in. When the battery is disconnected, the meter display resets to 0.0 (TRIP A), or 0.0 (TRIP B). ○ The measurement unit of the trip me- ter can be changed, refer to the “Set- ting Menu”...
GENERAL INFORMATION Battery Voltage – NOTE ○ “BATTERY” The clock works normally from the This display shows the battery volt- back-up power while the ignition age. switch is turned off. • Push the upper button to display the battery voltage. A.
GENERAL INFORMATION • the battery voltage is less than 9.0 V Push the upper button to display the or more than 16.0 V. tire air pressure. ○ The battery voltage shown in this display may differ from the numerical value measured by the another de- vice.
GENERAL INFORMATION the value of the actual tire air pres- air pressure sensor checked by an sure. This value should be referred authorized Kawasaki dealer. only while riding. ○ The value of the tire air pressure dis- Mileage (Average Mileage / Current Mileage / Cruising Range) –...
GENERAL INFORMATION • • Push the upper button to display the Push the upper button for 2 seconds average mileage. while the average mileage is dis- played, and the average mileage re- sets to “– –. –”. A. Average Mileage NOTE NOTE ○...
GENERAL INFORMATION ○ “CURRENT” The measurement unit of the mile- This display shows the current mile- age can be changed, refer to the “Setting Menu” item in this section. age by numerical value, and indicates ○ the current fuel consumption. After resetting the current mileage, the numerical value shows “–...
GENERAL INFORMATION • “RANGE” When the fuel tank is full, all the seg- This display shows the cruising ments (6 segments) in the fuel range by numerical value, and indi- gauge are displayed, and then, (+) is cates the cruising range from the re- added to the numerical value of the maining fuel in the fuel tank.
GENERAL INFORMATION • When only last 1 segment (E) is dis- played in the fuel gauge, the fuel warning message “FUEL LOW” and fuel warning symbol are displayed al- ternately in the multi function meter instead of the numerical value of the cruising range.
GENERAL INFORMATION Gear Position – This display shows the correspond- ing gear position when the transmis- sion is shifted. As the transmission is shifted, the corresponding gear posi- tion (1st ~ 5th, OD) is shown in this dis- play. When the transmission is in neutral, “N”...
Kawasaki dealer. If all 6 seg- ments are displayed and start flashing, the coolant warning message “HIGH TEMP”, and the coolant warning sym- A.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ When pushing the lower button with the upper button held in while the coolant warning message “HIGH TEMP” and coolant warning symbol are displayed alternately in the multi- function meter, the display in the multi function meter is shifted to the previous display and then the warn- ing light is lit.
If the fuel gauge is not correctly dis- played, have the fuel gauge checked symbol are displayed alternately in the by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. multifunction meter. This indicates that the remaining in the tank is 4.0 L (1.1 US gal). Refuel at the earliest opportu-...
GENERAL INFORMATION A. “FUEL LOW” Display A. Fuel Warning Symbol B. Fuel Gauge B. Fuel Gauge C. Warning Light C. Warning Light NOTE ○ When pushing the lower button with the upper button held in while the fuel warning message “FUEL LOW” and fuel warning symbol are dis- played alternately in the multifunc- tion meter, the display in the multi...
GENERAL INFORMATION previous display and then the warn- Language Setting: ENGLISH/FRAN- CAIS/DEUTSCH/ITALIANO – ing light is lit. ○ The fuel warning message and fuel The language displayed in the multi warning symbol are displayed by roll- function meter can be changed among ing the message in the multi function English, French, German and Italian in meter when more than two warning...
GENERAL INFORMATION Unit Setting: KPA, PSI – “TIRE PRESSURE” The unit setting in the multi function display can be changed according to local regulations. Make sure the unit setting is correctly displayed before rid- ing. A. Language Setting Menu B. Cursor A.
GENERAL INFORMATION setting the language in the language NOTE ○ setting menu. • Do not operate the vehicle with the Hold the upper button in for 2 sec- multi function meter displaying in the onds, and then the previous unit set- wrong unit.
GENERAL INFORMATION Unit Setting: KM/L, L/KM, MPG UK, the language in the language setting MPG US – menu. • “MILEAGE” Hold the upper button in for 2 sec- The unit setting in the multi function onds, and then the previous unit set- ting of “MILEAGE”...
GENERAL INFORMATION Clock – NOTE ○ “CLOCK” • Do not operate the vehicle with the Push the upper button to align the multi function meter displaying in the cursor to the “CLOCK” after setting wrong unit. ○ language in the language setting After changing the distance unit in menu.
GENERAL INFORMATION • • Push the upper button and hold it in Push the lower button. The hour dis- for 2 seconds. Both the hour and mi- play stops flashing and the minute nute displays start flashing. display starts flashing. Push the upper button to advance the mi- nutes.
GENERAL INFORMATION advances the hours or minutes con- : The oil pressure warning light tinuously. goes on whenever the oil pressure is ○ The clock works normally from the dangerously low or the ignition key is back-up power while the ignition in the ON position with the engine not switch is turned off.
GENERAL INFORMATION lit for noticing the warning message leaves. ○ The warning message and warning symbol are displayed by rolling the message in the multi function meter when more than two warning mes- sages and warning symbols in the multi function meter are displayed. When rolling the warning message and warning symbol, the warning message shifts to the other warning...
In this case, have fuel injec- antenna and key has occurred. How- tion system or KIPASS system ever, when a properly coded key is checked by an authorized Kawasaki used, and the communication is dealer. ○ clear, the warning...
A. “FI ERROR” Message tion meter. If the warning light comes B. Warning Light on or flashes, and warning message and warning symbol are displayed, have DFI system checked by an au- thorized Kawasaki dealer.
ERROR” and warning symbol are dis- played with the warning light, this warns that the FI ECU is not correctly communicated. Have FI ECU checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Warning Symbol B. Warning Light A. “ECU ID ERROR” Message...
ROR” and warning symbol are dis- B. Warning Light played alternately in the multifunction meter. If the warning light comes on or flashes, and warning message and warning symbol are displayed, have immobilizer system checked by an au- thorized Kawasaki dealer.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. “IMMOBILIZER ERROR” Message A. Warning Symbol B. Warning Light B. Warning Light...
If A. “STEERING LOCK ERROR” Message the warning light comes on, and warn- B. Warning Light ing message and warning symbol are displayed, have the ignition switch unit checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
Have the ignition switch unit checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Warning Symbol B. Warning Light A. “STEERING LOCK ID ERROR” Message...
GENERAL INFORMATION Tire Air Pressure Warning Messa- ge/Warning Symbol- The warning message and warning symbol are displayed with the warning light instead of the numerical value of the tire air pressure when the tire air pressure is approx. 220 kPa (32 psi) or less.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Tire Air Pressure Warning Message (Front A. Warning Symbol Tire) B. Warning Light B. Warning Light NOTE ○ The tire air pressure warning mes- sage and warning symbol are dis- played till the tire air pressure is approx.
If this warn- ing message and warning symbol are displayed, the air pressure sensor should be consulted by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Tire Air Pressure Sensor Battery Warning TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR F LOW Message (Front Side) BATTERY: Front tire air pressure sen- sor battery is low.
GENERAL INFORMATION Fob Key Warning Message / Warn- ing Symbol - The warning message and warning symbol are displayed in the multifunc- tion meter when the engine stops/the motorcycle goes away without carrying the fob key (portable key), battery volt- age is discharged, or the fob can not correctly certified.
If the motorcycle goes away with the the registered fob or consult an fob left, the warning message is dis- authorized Kawasaki dealer for played. If the warning message is dis- starting the engine. played, check where the fob is after the motorcycle stops.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. “NO TRANSPONDER” Message A. Warning Symbol B. Warning Light B. Warning Light...
2 cm (0.8 in.) , or use the spare key. If the warning A. “SUBKEY ID ERROR” Message message and warning symbol are still B. Warning Light displayed, it should be done by an au- thorized Kawasaki dealer.
GENERAL INFORMATION When warning message “TRANSPONDER LOW BATTERY” and warning symbol are displayed in the multifunction meter after turning the key knob to ON position, this warns that battery voltage of the fob is low. If the warning message and warning symbol is displayed in the multifunction meter, replace the battery to the new one at the earliest opportunity.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. “TRANSPONDER LOW BATTERY” Mes- A. Warning Symbol sage NOTE ○ When the battery voltage of the fob “TRANSPONDER discharged, LOW BATTERY” message is not dis- played in the multifunction meter. ○ If the key knob is turned to ON posi- tion by bringing the fob to the ignition switch within 2 cm (0.8 in.) with the battery of the fob discharged, “NO...
GENERAL INFORMATION “TRANSPONDER LOW BATTERY” For more detailed information about message is not displayed in the mul- ABS, see the Anti-lock Brake System tifunction meter when turning the key (ABS) section in the How to Ride the knob to OFF position, and “NO Motorcycle chapter.
GENERAL INFORMATION KIPASS (Kawasaki’s Intelligent Proximity Activation Start System) System This motorcycle has the KIPASS system, which can start the engine and lock the steering without taking out the ignition key by only carrying the fob (portable key). This system contains of the Fob, KI- PASS ECU, Key Knob.
GENERAL INFORMATION Starting the engine- WARNING This system can start the engine by the user ID certification (mutual certifi- KIPASS may interfere with the op- cation between the motorcycle and fob eration of certain medical devices key is performed by radio wave, and such as implanted pacemakers certifies if the fob is properly coded for and implanted cardiac defibrilla-...
Up to six fob can be registered with the KIPASS system at one time. Registering additional fob should be done by an authorized Kawasaki deal- A. Fob (Portable Key) er. If all fob are lost, registering new co- B. KIPASS ECU (under seat) des for replacement fob into electronic control unit is impossible.
GENERAL INFORMATION the engine (even if the person does not possess the fob). • When parking the motorcycle across the glass window, or house wall, the location may be within the possible area of the radio wave. • The rider should possess the fob while riding, do not leave the fob in the saddlebag, or storage compart- ment, etc, for antitheft, and make...
GENERAL INFORMATION • turned to ON, and the motorcycle is Even if the fob is within the possible moved off. area of the radio wave starting the • If the battery of the fob is discharged, engine, the fob may not be correctly key knob can not be operated.
Do not drop the fob or apply shocks to it. If fob is lost, re-registry at dealer is se- curely required to prevent the possibility of theft. If all fob are lost, an authorized Kawasaki dealer will have to replace the ECU, and re-register the new fob. Battery Replacement The fob has the battery.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Insert the (–) screw driver into the applying with properly size screw groove of the upper of the fob, and driver. • disassemble the fob by twisting the Replace battery and insert securely. (–) screw driver lightly. A.
GENERAL INFORMATION • When assembling the fob key, align WARNING each grooves of the upper and lower case of the fob and insert them se- Danger of explosion if battery is curely. incorrectly replaced. Replace on- ly with the same or equivalent type.
GENERAL INFORMATION CAUTION WARNING Be careful not to damage the fob Keep the battery or the removal key when replacing the fob. parts out of reach of children. As Be sure to install the (+) side of the battery or removal parts are battery to the correct installation.
GENERAL INFORMATION 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. NOTE ○ The emergency key should be used with the fob.
GENERAL INFORMATION Fob Possible Radio Wave Area- The possible communication area of the radio wave between the fob and antenna is about 80 cm. This KIPASS system uses the weak radio wave, so, the possible communication area may be different. Incorrect communication may occur by the location of the fob, even if the fob is located within the possible communication area.
(port- KIPASS system should have been able key) location before riding, and be checked by an authorized KAWASAKI sure to read the following warning. dealer. • As incorrect communication occurs...
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 the antenna of KI- PASS ECU must be kept more than 22 cm (9 in.) from these type of medical devices.
GENERAL INFORMATION Ignition Switch WARNING This motorcycle has the KIPASS system, which can start the engine and Changes or modifications not ex- lock the steering without taking out the pressly approved by the party re- key knob by only carrying the fob (port- sponsible for compliance could able key).
GENERAL INFORMATION Engine off. All electrical circuits off. Key knob can not be re- moved. Engine on. All electrical equip- ment can be used. Key knob can not be removed. Steering locked. Engine off. All LOCK electrical circuits off. Key knob can not be removed.
FSS position for no mischief or antitheft. Key knob should be left at the lock position when parking the motorcycle. Kawasaki recommends that the key knob is removed at the FSS position only when opening the fuel tank, saddlebag, and remov- ing the seat.
GENERAL INFORMATION When pushing the key knob, the key knob can be turned to ON, OFF, LOCK, FSS position while the symbol of the key knob is displayed in the mul- tifunction meter. When the key knob is pushed in, then, when turning to ON, turn signal light flashes two times, the symbol of the key knob is displayed in the multifunction meter for 5 seconds.
GENERAL INFORMATION When turning the key knob to OFF or The warning message and warning FSS, the turn signal light flashes one symbol are displayed in the multifunc- time and the symbol of the key knob is tion meter when the engine stops with- displayed in the multifunction meter for out carrying the fob (portable key).
If the motorcycle can not be started after the warning symbol is displayed for 10 seconds, use the correct registered fob or con- sult an authorized Kawasaki deal- A. “NO TRANSPONDER” Message er for starting the engine. B. Warning Light...
○ If KIPASS system is failure, steering all the electrical circuits. Ordinarily, may not be locked. Have the KI- the ignition switch should be used to PASS system checked by an author- stop the engine. ized Kawasaki dealer.
GENERAL INFORMATION Hazard Switch: If an emergency requires you to park on the highway shoulder, turn on the hazard lights to warn other drivers of your location. Turn in the hazard switch to the left with the key knob in the ON position. All the turn signals and turn signal indi- cator lights will flash on and off.
GENERAL INFORMATION Left Handlebar Switches Dimmer Switch: High or low beam can be selected with the dimmer switch. When the headlight is on high beam ( ), the high beam indicator light is lit. High beam..( Low beam..( A. Dimmer Switch B.
GENERAL INFORMATION Horn Button: When the horn button is pushed, the horn sounds. Electrical Windshield Adjusting But- ton: Windshield height can be changed by electrical windshield adjusting but- ton. When moving the windshield up or down as the arrow mark, push and hold the adjusting button.
GENERAL INFORMATION Headlight Aiming Adjuster Knob your headlight beam so you can bet- ter see the road ahead and don't The headlight aiming is adjusted ver- blind oncoming drivers. tically by the adjuster knob on the near of the meter. Refer to the Headlight Beam section of the “Maintenance and Adjustment”...
GENERAL INFORMATION Accessory Socket/Connectors Electric Accessory Connectors The electric power of the battery can Location Polarity Wire Color be used through the electric accessory Black socket or connectors. Observe and fol- Under Latch (–) Black/Yellow low the notes listed below. Black Under Front In- ner Cover...
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Connectors (Under Front Inner Cover) A. Connectors (Under Latch) B. Accessory Socket NOTE ○ When using the electric accessory connectors, the electric accessory connection to the connectors should be done by authorized Kawasaki dealer.
GENERAL INFORMATION Brake/Clutch Lever Adjuster CAUTION There is an adjuster on both the The vehicle has an electrical ac- brake and clutch levers. The brake lev- cessory circuit (10 A fuse) for the er adjuster has 6 positions and the socket and connectors.
GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel Tank Cap To open the fuel tank cap, pull up the key hole cover. Insert the key knob into the fuel tank cap and turn the key knob to the right. To close the cap, push it down into place with the key knob inserted.
GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel Tank The following octane rating gasoline is recommended in the fuel tank. Avoid filling the tank in the rain or where heavy dust is blowing so that the fuel does not get contaminated. A. Key Hole Cover B.
GENERAL INFORMATION CAUTION WARNING California models only: Never fill Gasoline is extremely flammable the tank so the fuel level rises in- and can be explosive under cer- to the filler neck. If the tank is tain conditions. Turn the key knob to ”FSS”.
GENERAL INFORMATION Research Octane Number (RON) and CAUTION the Motor Octane Number (MON) as If engine ”knocking” or ”pinging” shown in the table. occurs, use a different brand of Minimum gasoline of a higher octane rat- Octane Rating Method ing. If this condition is allowed to Rating continue it can lead to severe en- (RON + MON)
GENERAL INFORMATION which are required to sell such refor- CAUTION mulated fuels as part of a strategy to reduce exhaust emissions. Avoid using blends of unleaded The types and volume of fuel oxy- gasoline and methanol (wood al- genates approved for use in unleaded cohol) whenever possible, and never use “gasohol”...
Never store this product with “ga- Never use gasoline with an oc- tane rating lower than the mini- sohol” in the fuel system. Before mum specified by Kawasaki. storage it is recommended that Never use “gasohol” with more you drain all fuel from the fuel than 10% ethanol, or more than system.
GENERAL INFORMATION Stands the stand fully up before sitting on the motorcycle. The motorcycle is equipped with two stands: a center stand and a side NOTE stand. ○ The motorcycle is equipped with a side stand switch. This switch is de- signed so that the engine does not start if the transmission is in gear and the side stand is down.
GENERAL INFORMATION Seat Seat Removal Remove the seat by inserting the key knob into the seat lock and turning it counterclockwise. A. Center Stand B. Step down. C. Grip D. Lift up. A. Seat B. Seat Lock C. Key Knob D.
GENERAL INFORMATION • NOTE Place the brackets on each side of ○ the fuel tank into the slots on the If the seat removal is hard, be sure front of the seat. to insert the key knob fully into the seat lock, then turn the key counter- clockwise while strongly pushing down the rear part of the seat.
GENERAL INFORMATION • • Insert the hooks on the middle of the Pull up the front and rear end of the seat into the holders of the frame, seat to make sure they are securely and the projection on the rear end of locked.
GENERAL INFORMATION Special Warning on the Use of WARNING Storage Compartment and Saddlebags The sudden detachment or loss of a saddlebag or the sudden When preparing to ride this motor- opening of one of the lids could cycle, always check the saddlebags distract or alarm the motorcycle for secure mounting in their respective rider, and the consequent loss of...
GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING WARNING A dislodged saddlebag could Make certain the storage com- physically obstruct the motorcy- partment is tightly closed, so as cle's path, or interfere in the path to prevent a loose object from in- of a following motorcycle or other terfering with the steering mecha- vehicle.
GENERAL INFORMATION Saddlebags To open the saddlebag lid- • Insert the key knob into the lid lock. The saddlebags are provided at both • Turn the key knob to lever side from sides of the rear wheel to carry bag- the lock mark.
GENERAL INFORMATION To close the saddlebag lid- To remove the saddlebag- • • While holding the lever pulled fully Insert the key knob into the lid lock. • up, push the lid back against the Turn the key knob clockwise. •...
GENERAL INFORMATION • To install the saddlebag- While aligning the holder on the front Distinguish left saddlebag and right below of the saddlebag with the pro- saddlebag. See that both saddlebags jection on the rear of the passenger are set in proper sides. Setting bags in footpeg, insert the hooks on the top wrong sides could cause breakage of of the saddlebag into the holders of...
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push back the handle to the original position. • Turn the key knob counterclockwise. • Make sure that the saddlebag and saddlebag lid are securely locked by pulling the handle, the saddlebag, the lid and the lever. A.
GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING WARNING Do not carry loads of more than A dislodged saddlebag could 10 kg (22 lb) in each saddlebag. physically obstruct the motorcy- Distribute the load equally on cle's path, or interfere in the path both sides of the motorcycle to of a following motorcycle or other minimize imbalance.
GENERAL INFORMATION Storage Compartment CAUTION The storage compartment is located Do not sit on the saddlebags and on the fuel tank. their lids. The compartment is used to keep Do not put load on the lids. light loads or paper. NOTE ○...
GENERAL INFORMATION To open the storage compartment To close the storage compartment lid- lid - • • Unlock the lid of the storage com- Push down the lid of the storage partment by pushing the lever in with compartment until it clicks. •...
GENERAL INFORMATION Rear Carrier WARNING This motorcycle is equipped with car- riers on the rear. Do not carry loads of more than 10 kg (22 lb) on the rear carrier. Do not exceed the total payload limit of 200 kg (441 lb), including rider, passenger, baggage, and accessories.
GENERAL INFORMATION Tool Kit Compartment Air Intake The tool kit compartment is located The air intake allows air to enter the under the seat. fuel system. Never allow anything to The kit contains tools that can be restrict the flow of air into the air intake. helpful in making roadside repairs, ad- A restricted air intake will reduce per- justments, and some maintenance pro-...
BREAK-IN BREAK-IN The first 1 600 km (1 000 mi) that the motorcycle is ridden is designated as the break-in period. If the motorcycle is not used carefully during this period, you may very well end up with a “broken down” instead of a “broken in” motorcycle after a few thousand kilometers.
BREAK-IN WARNING New tires are slippery and may cause loss of control and injury. A break-in period of 160 km (100 miles) is necessary to establish normal tire traction. During break-in, avoid sudden and maximum braking and ac- celeration, and hard cornering. In addition to the above, at 1 000 km (600 mi) it is extremely important that the owner has the initial maintenance service performed by a competent mechanic fol- lowing the procedures in the Service Manual.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Starting the Engine Make sure the transmission is in • neutral. Check that the engine stop switch is in the ( ) position • Push down the key knob and release it while carrying the fob.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE the engine to stop automatically and NOTE ○ the warning light to flash when the The motorcycle is equipped with a motorcycle falls down. After righting starter lockout switch. This switch is the motorcycle, first turn the key designed so that the engine does not knob to “OFF”...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Jump Starting CAUTION If your motorcycle battery is ”run Do not let the engine idle longer down”, it should be removed and than five minutes, or engine over- charged. If this is not practical, a 12 heating and damage may occur.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Connecting Jumper Cables • Make sure the key knob is turned to ”OFF”. • Remove the battery cover (Refer to the Battery section in the “Mainte- nance and Adjustment” chapter). • Connect a jumper cable from the positive (+) terminal of the booster battery to the positive (+) terminal of the motorcycle battery.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE CAUTION WARNING Do not operate the starter contin- Do not make this last connection uously for more than 5 seconds at the fuel system or battery. Take or the starter will overheat and care that you do not touch the the battery power will drop tem- positive and negative cables to- porarily.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Moving Off NOTE • ○ Check that the side stand or center The motorcycle is equipped with a stand is up. side stand switch. This switch is de- • Pull in the clutch lever. signed so that the engine does not •...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Shifting Gears • Close the throttle while pulling in the clutch lever. • Shift into the next higher or lower gear. WARNING When shifting down to a lower gear, do not shift at such a high speed that the engine r/min (rpm) jumps excessively.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Vehicle speed when shifting Shifting up km/h (mph) Shifting down km/h (mph) 1st → 2nd 6th → 5th 15 ( 9) 30 (19) 2nd → 3rd 5th → 4th 25 (15) 25 (15) 3rd → 4th 4th →...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE corner, it is better to limit braking to Braking • the light application of both brakes or Close the throttle completely, leaving not to brake at all. Reduce your the clutch engaged (except when speed before you get into the corner. •...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) for models equipped with ABS is designed to help prevent the wheels from locking up when the brakes are applied hard while running straight. The ABS automatically regu- lates brake force. Intermittently gaining gripping force and braking force helps prevent wheel lock-up and allows sta- ble steering control while stopping.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE must take the same care as with mo- may confuse the computers, which torcycles not equipped with ABS. can extend braking distance. • ABS is not designed to shorten the braking distance. On loose, uneven WARNING or downhill surfaces, the stopping Use of non-recommended tires...
6 km/h or be- The light does not come on when the low, you should have the ABS ignition switch is turned on. • checked by an authorized Kawasaki The light remains lit after the motor- dealer. cycle starts moving. •...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Stopping the Engine the engine to stop automatically and • the warning light to flash when the Close the throttle completely. • motorcycle falls down. After righting Shift the transmission into neutral. • Turn the key knob to “OFF”. the motorcycle, first turn the key knob to ”OFF”...
In an emergency situation such as throttle failure, your vehicle may be Emergency stopped by applying the brakes and Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been disengaging the clutch. Once this stop- designed and manufactured to provide ping procedure is initiated, the engine you optimum safety and convenience.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Parking • WARNING Shift the transmission into neutral and turn the key knob to “OFF”. The muffler and exhaust pipe are • Support the motorcycle on a firm, very hot while the engine is run- level surface with the side stand.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Catalytic Converter WARNING This motorcycle is equipped with a catalytic converter in the exhaust sys- The muffler and exhaust pipe are tem. Platinum and rhodium in the con- very hot while the engine is run- verter react with carbon monoxide and ning and just after the engine hydrocarbons to convert them into car-...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE the vehicle with the engine or any one cylinder misfiring. Under these conditions unburned air/fuel mixture flowing out of engine excessively ac- celerates reaction in the converter al- lowing the converter to overheat and become damaged when the engine is hot, or reduces converter perform- ance when the engine is cold.
SAFE OPERATION SAFE OPERATION Safe Riding Technique The points given below are applicable for everyday motorcycle use and should be carefully observed for safe and effective vehicle operation. For safety, eye protection and a Before changing lanes, look over helmet are strongly recommended. your shoulder to make sure the way You should be aware of and verify is clear.
SAFE OPERATION When applying the brakes, use Riding at the proper rate of speed both the front and rear brakes. Ap- and avoiding unnecessarily fast ac- plying only one brake for sudden celeration are important not only for braking may cause the motorcycle safety and low fuel consumption but to skid and lose control.
SAFE OPERATION Do not downshift at too high an r/min (rpm) to avoid damage to the engine from overrevving. Avoiding unnecessary weaving is important to the safety of both the rider and other motorists.
SAFE OPERATION Daily Safety 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 motor- cycle to a safe operating condition.
SAFE OPERATION Brakes ......Brake pad wear: Lining thickness more than 1 mm (0.04 in.) left. No brake fluid leakage. Throttle ......Throttle grip play 2 ~ 3 mm (0.08 ~ 0.12 in.). Clutch ......No clutch fluid leakage. Coolant ....... No coolant leakage. Coolant level between level lines (when engine is cold).
SAFE OPERATION Additional Considerations for High Speed Operation Brakes: The importance of the brakes, especially during high speed operation, cannot be overemphasized. Check to see that they are correctly adjusted and func- tioning properly. Steering: Looseness in the steering can cause loss of control. Check to see that the handlebar turns freely but has no play.
SAFE OPERATION WARNING Handling characteristics of a motorcycle at high speeds may vary from those you are familiar with at legal highway speeds. Do not attempt high speed operation unless you have received sufficient training and have the required skills.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION To protect the environment in which we all live, Kawasaki has incorporated crankcase emission (1) and exhaust emission (2) control systems in compliance with applicable regulations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board. Additionally, Kawasaki has incorporated an...
Owner's Manual at your own expense. The Kawasaki Limited Emission Control System Warranty requires that you re- turn your motorcycle to an authorized Kawasaki dealer for remedy under warranty.
You should keep a maintenance record for your motorcycle. To assist you in keeping this record, we have provided space on pages 233 through 236 of this manual where an authorized Kawasaki dealer, or someone equally competent, can record the maintenance. You should also retain copies of maintenance work or-...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT TAMPERING WITH NOISE CONTROL SYSTEM PROHIBITED: Federal law prohibits the following acts or the causing thereof: (1) the removal or rendering inoperative by any person other than for purposes of maintenance, re- pair, or replacement, of any device or element of design incorporated into any new vehicle for the purpose of noise control prior to its sale or delivery to the ultimate purchaser or while it is in use, or (2) the use of the vehicle after such device or ele- ment of design has been removed or rendered inoperative by any person.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Periodic Maintenance Chart K : Should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. * : For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here. # : Service more frequently when operating in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy, high speed, or frequent starting/stopping.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) See Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Engine Items) Engine vacuum • • • synchronization - in- spect (e) •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) See Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Engine Items) • • • • Coolant leak - in- year spect •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 2. Periodic Inspection (Chassis Related Items) Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) See Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) Clutch and drive train: Clutch operation •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) See Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) Clutch hose instal- • • • • • • • –...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) See Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) • • • Wheel bearings – year damage - inspect Brake system: •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) See Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) • • • • • • • Brake fluid level - 6 months inspect Brake operation...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) See Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) Front forks/rear • • • shock absorber oil year 194/197 leak - inspect •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) See Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) Electrical system: Lights and • • • – switches operation year - inspect •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Which- ever comes * Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) See Page Operation Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) (Chassis Items) • • • • Bolts and nuts tightness - inspect...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 3. Periodic Replacement Frequency Whichever comes first * Odometer Reading km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) See Page Every (0.6) (7.5) (15) (22.5) (30) Change/Replacement Items Air cleaner element # (e) every 18 000 km (11 250 mile) •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes first * Odometer Reading km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) See Page Every (0.6) (7.5) (15) (22.5) (30) Change/Replacement Items • • – K Clutch fluid 2 years • • • • Spark plug (e) •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT minutes at idle speed. This fills the Engine Oil oil filter with oil. Stop the engine, In order for the engine, transmission, then wait several minutes until the oil and clutch to function properly, main- settles. tain the engine oil at the proper level, and change the oil and replace the oil CAUTION filter in accordance with the Periodic...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT CAUTION If the engine oil gets extremely low or if the oil pump does not function properly or oil passages are clogged, the oil pressure warning light will come on. If they stays on while the engine running above the idle speed, stop the en- gine immediately and find the cause.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Oil Pressure Warning Light A. Engine Oil Drain Plug Oil and/or Oil Filter Change • To change the engine oil and replace oil filter, the engine oil drain plug and oil filter must be removed. The oil change and oil filter replacement should be done by an authorized Ka- wasaki dealer.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Tightening Torque Engine Oil Drain Plug: 30 N·m (3.0 kgf·m, 22 ft·lb) Cartridge: 17 N·m (1.7 kgf·m, 13 ft·lb) Recommended Engine Oil Type: API SE, SF or SG API SH, SJ or SL with JASO MA, MA1 or MA2 A.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE Final Gear Case Oil ○ In order for the pinion and ring gears Do not add any chemical additive to in the final gear case to function prop- the oil. Oils fulfilling the above requir- erly, check the oil level, and change emntes are fully formulated and pro- the oil in accordance with the Periodic vide adequate lubrication for both...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Check the oil level. If it is low, add oil CAUTION as necessary. The oil level should come to the top thread of the filler Be careful not to allow any dirt or opening with the motorcycle held foreign materials to enter the vertical on level ground.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Oil Change NOTE ○ Final gear case oil drains easily and picks up any sediment when the oil is warmed up by running the motor- cycle. • Put the motorcycle on its side stand. • Place an oil pan beneath the gear case.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • After the oil has completely drained Install the filler cap. out, install the drain plug and a new gasket. • With the motorcycle held vertical on level ground, fill the gear case up to the top thread of the filler opening with the oil specified below without turning the rear tire.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Cooling System Radiator Hoses - Check the radiator hoses for leak- Radiator and Cooling Fan - age, cracks or deterioration, and con- Check the radiator fins for obstruc- nections for leakage, or looseness tion by insects or mud. Clean off any each day before riding the motorcycle, obstructions with a stream of low-pres- and in accordance with the Periodic...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT radiator) from rust and corrosion, the Soft or distilled water must be used use of corrosion and rust inhibitor with the antifreeze (see below for anti- chemicals in the coolant is essential. If freeze) in the cooling system. coolant containing corrosion and rust CAUTION inhibitor chemicals are not used, over...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT manufacture's instructions on the con- Coolant Level Inspection • tainer to prepare a suitable mixture ra- Position the motorcycle so that it is tio for expected weather conditions perpendicular to the ground. • where the motorcycle will be operated. Check the coolant level through the coolant level gauge on the reserve CAUTION...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • NOTE Remove the cap from the reserve ○ tank and add coolant through the fill- Check the level when the engine is er opening to the F (Full) level line. cold (room or atmospheric tempera- ture). •...
If coolant must be added often, or the reserve tank completely runs dry, there is probably leakage in the system. Have the cooling sys- tem inspected by your authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Projections • B. Front Left Side Cover Install the reserve tank cap.
Coolant Change Spark Plugs Have the coolant changed by an au- The standard spark plug is shown in thorized Kawasaki dealer. the table. The spark plugs should be replaced in accordance with the Peri- odic Maintenance Chart. Spark plug removal should be done...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Evaporative Emission Control System (California model on- This system routes fuel vapors from the fuel system into the running engine or stores the vapors in a canister when the engine is stopped. Although no ad- justments are required, a thorough vis- ual inspection must be made at the intervals specified by the Periodic Maintenance Chart.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Valve Clearance Valve and valve seat wear de- creases valve clearance, upsetting valve timing. CAUTION If valve clearance is left unad- justed, wear will eventually cause the valves to remain partly open; which lowers performance, burns the valves and valve seats, and may cause serious engine dam- age.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Kawasaki Clean Air System in accordance with the Periodic Main- tenance Chart. Also, inspect the air The Kawasaki Clean Air System suction valves whenever stable idling (KCA) is a secondary air suction sys- cannot be obtained, engine power is...
A clogged air cleaner restricts the engine's air intake, increasing fuel con- Use only the recommended air sumption, reducing engine power, and cleaner element (Kawasaki part number 11013-0014 or equivalent causing spark plug fouling. This motorcycle's air cleaner element type). Using the any other air...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Remove the storage compartment Remove the bolts from the left inner by removing the screws. cover and front left side cover. A. Screws A. Bolts B. Storage Compartment B. Left Inner Cover C. Front Left Side Cover D.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • side cover to the rear to detach the Loosen the bolt, and remove the bolt tab. from the bracket. • Remove the relay from the bracket, and turn the bracket to upward. A. Projection B. Front Left Side Cover C.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Peel the rubber cover by disconnect- Remove the air cleaner housing cov- ing the part of joint. er bolts and cover located at the left side of the frame. A. Joint B. Rubber Cover A. Bolts B.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Pull out the air cleaner element. WARNING If dirt or dust is allowed to pass through into the fuel injection system, the throttle may become stuck, possibly causing an acci- dent. CAUTION If dirt gets through into the en- gine, excessive engine wear and A.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ○ When installing the front left side cover, first, insert the tabs on the cover into the fairing, and then insert the projections into the each posi- tions. ○ Make sure the end of the front left side cover is inserted into hooks of the center front left side cover.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Throttle Control System Check the throttle grip play each day before riding the motorcycle, and in ac- cordance with the Periodic Mainte- nance Chart. Adjust it if necessary. Throttle Grip - The throttle grip controls the butterfly valves in the throttle body.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn out the decelerator cable ad- juster until there is no play when the throttle grip is completely closed. Tighten the locknut against the ad- juster. A. Throttle Grip B. Throttle Grip Play Throttle Grip Play 2 ~ 3 mm (0.08 ~ 0.12 in.) •...
If the throttle cables cannot be ad- justed with the adjuster at the upper of the throttle cable, further adjust- ment of the throttle cables should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • With the engine idling, turn the han- dlebar to each side.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Engine Vacuum Synchronization Idle Speed Engine vacuum synchronization The idle speed adjustment should be must be checked and adjusted periodi- performed in accordance with the Peri- cally in accordance with the Periodic odic Maintenance Chart or whenever Maintenance Chart by a competent the idle speed is disturbed.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT correct any of these conditions be- fore riding. WARNING Operation with damaged cables could result in an unsafe riding condition. A. Idle Adjusting Screw • Open and close the throttle a few times to make sure that the idle speed does not change.
1 mm (0.04 in.), replace both pads in the caliper as a set. Pad replace- ment should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Lining Thickness B. 1 mm (0.04 in.)
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Disc Brake Fluid - Fluid Level Inspection • In accordance with the Periodic With the brake fluid reservoirs held Maintenance Chart, inspect the brake horizontal, the brake fluid level must fluid level in both the front and rear be kept between the upper and lower brake fluid reservoirs and change the level lines.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Do not mix two brands of brake fluid. Change the brake fluid in the brake line completely if the brake fluid must be refilled but the type and brand of the brake fluid that is already in the reser- voir are unidentified.
Since it is dangerous to operate the mo- torcycle under such conditions, have the brake checked immedi- A. Reservoir ately by an authorized Kawasaki B. Cap dealer. C. Clockwise D. 1/6 turn Fluid Change Have the brake fluid changed by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
• The brake light should go on when the front brake is applied. • If it does not, ask your authorized Kawasaki dealer to inspect the front brake light switch. A. Brake Pedal B. 10 mm (0.4 in.) • If the light does not come on, adjust the rear brake light switch.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Adjustment • CAUTION 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.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Front Fork If any doubt about the front fork, it should be done by an authorized Ka- The front fork operation and oil leak- wasaki dealer. age should be checked in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart. Front Fork Inspection •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT riding, but they should be increased for Spring Preload Adjustment • high speed riding or riding on rough Turn the spring preload adjusters in- roads. to the nut to increase spring force and out to decrease spring force us- ing the wrench.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Adjusting Range build rider of 68 kg (150 lb) with no passenger and no accessories are as 4 ~ 19 mm (0.2 ~ 0.7 in.) follows: Rebound Damping Force Adjustment Spring Preload Ad- 14 mm (0.6 in.) from •...
Rear Shock Absorber If any doubt about the rear shock ab- sorber, it should be done by an au- The rear shock absorber operation thorized Kawasaki dealer. and oil leakage should be checked in accordance with the Periodic Mainte- nance Chart.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Spring Preload Adjustment • CAUTION Turn the adjuster in or out to the de- sired position. Do not force to turn the rebound • Turning the adjuster clockwise in- damping force adjuster from the creases the spring preload, and turn- fully seated position or the ad- ing it counterclockwise decreases justing mechanism may be dam-...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • The standard setting position of the Rebound Damping Force Adjustment spring preload adjuster for an aver- The rebound damping force adjuster age-build rider of 68 kg (150 lb) with is located at the lower end of the rear no passenger and no accessories is shock absorber.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT The standard setting position of the Wheels rebound damping force adjuster for an Tubeless tires are installed on the average-build rider of 68 kg (150 lb) wheels of this motorcycle. The indica- with no passenger and no accessories tions of TUBELESS on the tire side is as follows: wall and the rim show that the tire and...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING The tires, rims, and air valves on this motorcycle are designed on- ly for tubeless type wheels. The recommended standard tires, rims, and air valves must be used for replacement. Do not install tube-type tires on tubeless rims.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT handling and performance of your mo- torcycle and can result in loss of con- trol. The maximum recommended load in addition to vehicle weight is 200 kg (441 lb), including rider, passenger, baggage, and accessories. • Remove the air valve cap. •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT So it is false economy and unsafe to Minimum Tread Depth use the tires until they are bald. — Front 1 mm (0.04 in.) • In accordance with the Periodic Under 130 km/h Maintenance Chart, measure the 2 mm (0.08 in.) (80 mph) depth of the tread with a depth...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Standard Tire (Tubeless) WARNING Size: 120/70ZR17 M/C (58 W) • To ensure safe handling and Front BRIDGESTONE “BT021F RA- stability, use only the recom- DIAL E” mended standard tires for re- Size: 190/50ZR17 M/C (73 W) • placement, inflated Rear...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Battery WARNING The battery installed in this motor- cycle is a sealed type, so it is not nec- New tires are slippery and may essary to check the battery electrolyte cause loss of control and injury. level or add distilled water. A break-in period of 160 km (100 The sealing strip should not be miles) is necessary to establish...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT temperature. As temperatures rise, so Current Drain does the discharge rate. Every 15°C Days form Days form (27°F) doubles the rate. 100% 100% Electrical accessories, such as digi- Discharging charged to charged to tal clocks and computer memory, also Ampere 50% Dis- 100% Dis-...
If the above chargers are not avail- Battery Maintenance able, use equivalent one. It is the owner's responsibility to keep For more details, ask your Kawasaki the battery fully charged. Failure to do dealer. so can lead to battery failure and leave Battery Charging you stranded.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • The charger will keep the battery WARNING fully charged until you are ready to reinstall the battery in the motorcycle Battery posts, terminals and re- (see Battery Installation). lated accessories contain lead lead compounds. Wash CAUTION hands after handling.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Battery Removal Remove the battery cover. • Remove the sub front right side cov- A. Bolt B. Battery Cover A. Sub Front Right Side Cover B. Bolt CAUTION Be careful not to drop the battery from the motorcycle when pulling out it.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Remove the battery (–) cable mount- Pull out the battery tray slightly. • ing bolt. Disconnect the battery (+) cable from • Remove the battery holder bracket. the (+) terminal. • • Disconnect the (–) terminal connec- Pull out the battery with the battery tor.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Remove the battery (–) cable from NOTE ○ the battery. Install the battery in the reverse or- der of the Battery Removal. CAUTION Installing the (–) wire to the (+) terminal of the battery or the (+) wire to the (–) terminal of the bat- tery can seriously damaged the electrical system.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Cover the (+) terminal with its protec- NOTE ○ tive cap. • When installing the battery tray into Tighten the battery (–) cable mount- the battery compartment of the mo- ing bolt to the frame. • torcycle, insert the projections on the Route the battery cables as shown in battery tray into the holes of the bat-...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Hook the rubber band on the battery CAUTION tray and install the battery holder bracket. Do not pinch the cables in the • Connect the (–) terminal connector. battery cover. • Check the cables are correctly •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Headlight Beam 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. Vertical Adjustment The headlight beam is adjustable vertically.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the vertical adjuster in or out to CAUTION adjust the headlight vertically. When handling the quartz-halo- gen bulbs, never touch the glass portion with bare hands. Always use a clean cloth. Oil contamina- tion from hands or dirty rags can reduce bulb life or cause the bulb to explode.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Fuses Fuses are arranged in the fuse box located under the seat. The main fuse is located at the battery compartment. If a fuse fails during operation, inspect the electrical system to determine the cause, and then replace it with a new fuse of proper amperage.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT General Lubrication Lubricate the points shown below, with either motor oil or regular grease, in accordance with the Periodic Main- tenance Chart or whenever the vehicle has been operated under wet or rainy conditions. Before lubricating each part, clean off any rusty spots with rust remover and wipe off any grease, oil, dirt, or grime.
○ ○ Rear Brake Pedal (K) Throttle Inner Cable Upper Ends Lubricate the following cables with (K): Should be serviced by an author- ized Kawasaki dealer. a pressure cable lubber - ○ (K) Throttle Inner Cables NOTE ○ After connecting the cables, adjust...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Cleaning Your Motorcycle Avoid wire brushes, steel wool, and all other abrasive pads or brushes. General Precautions • Use care when washing the wind- Frequent and proper care of your Ka- shield, headlight cover, and other wasaki motorcycle will enhance its ap- plastic parts as they can easily be pearance,...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT motorcycle. If needed, use a mild de- NOTE ○ greaser to remove any oil or grease After riding in an area where the build up. • roads are salted or near the ocean, After washing, rinse your motorcycle immediately wash your motorcycle thoroughly with clean water to re- with cold water.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT nonpainted plastic parts with an ap- Chrome and Aluminum proved plastic cleaner/polisher prod- Chrome and uncoated aluminum uct. parts can be treated with a chrome/alu- minum polish. Coated aluminum CAUTION should be washed with a mild neutral detergent and finished with a spray Plastic parts may deteriorate and polish.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT a rubber protectant to help prolong their useful life. WARNING Special care must be taken not to get any rubber protectant on the tire's tread surface when treating tires. This may decrease the tire's ability to maintain contact with the road surface causing the rider to lose control.
In accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart, it is very important to check the tightness of the bolts and nuts listed here. Also, check to see that each cotter pin is in place and in good condition. Please ask your authorized Kawasaki dealer for torque values.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 6. Front Fender Mounting Bolts 7. Engine Mounting Bolts and Nuts 8. Rear Frame Mounting Bolts 9. Brake Disc Mounting Bolts 10. Front Axle Clamp Bolts 11. Front Axle 12. Caliper Mounting Bolts 13. Side Stand Bolt 14.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 19. Silencer Mounting Bolts 20. Brake Pedal Bolt 21. Rear Axle Nut 22. Tetra Lever Bolts 23. Center Stand Bolts and Nuts...
STORAGE STORAGE Preparation for Storage - • Clean the entire vehicle thoroughly. • Run the engine for about five minutes to warm the oil, shut it off, and drain the en- gine oil. WARNING Motorcycle oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of used oil properly. Contact your local authorities for approved disposal methods or possible recy- cling.
STORAGE WARNING Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under certain con- ditions. Turn the key knob to “OFF”. Do not smoke. Make sure the area is well ventilated and free from any source of flame or sparks; this includes any appliance with a pilot light.
STORAGE Preparation after Storage - • Remove the plastic bags from the mufflers. • Install the battery in the motorcycle and charge the battery if necessary. • Fill the fuel tank with fuel. • Check all the points listed in the Daily Safety Checks section. •...
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE • Engine Does Not Start - No first turning the ignition key to ”OFF” when the motorcycle falls Starter Motor Won't Turn • Engine stop switch off down. • Transmission not in neutral • Engine Stalls - Fuse blown •...
OWNER SATISFACTION (For Products Sold in the Continental United States of America Only) Your satisfaction is important to your authorized Kawasaki dealer and to Kawasa- ki Motors Corp., U.S.A. If you have a problem concerning warranty or service, please take the following action: Contact the owner and/or service manager of your authorized Kawasaki dealer.
OWNER SATISFACTION If you are unsatisfied after working with your Kawasaki dealer and feel you still re- quire further assistance, write to the address below. Please be certain to provide the model, product identification number, mileage or hours of use, accessories, dates that events occurred and what action has been taken by both you and your dealer.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Kawasaki Motors Corpora- tion, U.S.A.
To protect our environment, properly discard used batteries, tires, engine oil, or other vehicle components that you might dispose of in the future. Consult your au- thorized Kawasaki dealer or local environmental waste agency for their proper dis- posal procedures.
MAINTENANCE RECORD MAINTENANCE RECORD Owner Name ..................Address ....................Phone Number ..................Engine Number ..................Vehicle Number ................... Selling Dealer Name ................Phone Number ..................Warranty Start Date ................Note: Keep this information and a spare key in a secure location. Odometer Date Maintenance Performed...
MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...