SAFETY INFORMATION Quick Reference Guide GENERAL INFORMATION This Quick Reference Guide will HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE assist you in finding the information you’re looking for. MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT APPENDIX MAINTENANCE RECORD A Table of Contents is included after the Foreword.
NOTE Whenever you see the symbols ○ shown below, heed their instructions! NOTE indicates information that may Always follow safe operating and main- help or guide you in the operation or tenance practices. service of the vehicle. DANGER DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious in- jury.
NOTICE WARNING Engine exhaust, some of its THIS PRODUCT BEEN constituents, and certain vehi- MANUFACTURED FOR USE IN A cle components contain or emit REASONABLE AND PRUDENT chemicals known to the State of MANNER BY A QUALIFIED OP- California to cause cancer and ERATOR AND AS A VEHICLE birth defects or other reproduc- ONLY.
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-...
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...
3. Evaporative Emission Control System The evaporative emission control system for this vehicle consists of low perme- ation fuel hoses and fuel tank. 3. Evaporative Emission Control System (California) Vapors caused by fuel evaporation in the fuel system are not vented into the atmosphere.
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. Please read the warranty carefully, and keep it valid by complying with the owner’s obligations it contains.
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 element of design has been removed or rendered inoperative by any person.
TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY INFORMATION ....13 GENERAL INFORMATION....24 Read Owner’s Manual ..... 13 Specifications ........24 Training ..........13 Serial Number Locations....28 Daily Checks and Periodic Location of Labels ......29 Maintenance ......... 13 Location of Parts ......38 Loading and Accessories Meter Instruments ......
Stopping the Motorcycle in an Wheels ..........148 Emergency ........97 Battery..........151 Parking ..........98 Headlight .......... 155 Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC). 99 Fuses ..........157 Power Mode ........103 General Lubrication......158 KTRC and Power Mode Cleaning Your Motorcycle ....160 Combination .........
Training WARNING Failure to perform these checks Kawasaki strongly recommends that or to correct a problem before all operators of this vehicle complete a operation may result in serious suitable motorcycle rider training pro- damage or an accident. Always...
Kawasaki Parts and Accessories oughly familiar with motorcycle op- have been specially designed for eration. The passenger can affect use on Kawasaki motorcycles. We control of the motorcycle by im- strongly recommend that all parts proper positioning during cornering and accessories you add to your and sudden movements.
SAFETY INFORMATION 4. Do not carry passengers unless will not move around while you are passenger footpegs are installed. riding. Recheck baggage security Instruct any passenger before riding as often as possible (not while the to keep his or her feet on the pas- motorcycle is in motion) and adjust senger footpegs and hold on to the as necessary.
Do not run the engine in en- ent. Have your motorcycle thoroughly closed areas. Operate only in a checked at a Kawasaki dealer as soon well-ventilated area. as possible. Safe Operation The following should be carefully ob- served for safe and effective vehicle operation.
“OFF.” Do not smoke. Make sure Helmet the area is well ventilated and Kawasaki strongly recommends both free from any source of flame or the operator and passenger wear a sparks; this includes any appli- DOT-approved helmet even if this is ance with a pilot light.
SAFETY INFORMATION Eye Protection Boots Always use eye protection. If your Wear proper protective boots that fit helmet does not have a visor installed, properly and do not interfere with gear wear goggles. shifting or braking. Gloves Safe Riding Techniques Wear gloves which have suitable protection for your hands, especially against abrasion.
SAFETY INFORMATION Use Engine Brake view mirror; you may misjudge a vehi- cle’s distance and speed, or you may When going down long slopes, help not see it at all. control vehicle speed by closing the throttle so that the engine can act as an Accelerate and Brake Smoothly auxiliary brake.
SAFETY INFORMATION Ride Prudently Avoid Unnecessary Weaving Riding at the proper speed and avoid- Unnecessary weaving jeopardizes ing unnecessarily fast acceleration are the safety of both the rider and other important not only for safety and low motorists. fuel consumption but also for long ve- hicle life and quieter operation.
SAFETY INFORMATION Brakes Engine Oil The importance of the brakes, es- To avoid engine seizure and resulting pecially during high speed operation, loss of control, make sure that the oil cannot be overemphasized. Check to level is at the upper level line. see that they are correctly adjusted and Coolant functioning properly.
GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Specifications PERFORMANCE Minimum Turning Radius 3.4 m (134 in.) DIMENSIONS Overall Length 2 085 mm (82.09 in.) Overall Width 705 mm (27.8 in.) 1 115 mm (43.90 in.) Overall Height Wheelbase 1 395 mm (54.92 in.) 130 mm (5.12 in.) Road Clearance Curb Mass...
GENERAL INFORMATION Compression Ratio 12.9 : 1 Starting System Electric starter Cylinder Numbering Method Left to right, 1-2-3-4 Firing Order 1-2-4-3 Fuel System FI (Fuel Injection) Ignition System Battery and coil (transistorized ignition) 12.5° BTDC @1 300 r/min (rpm) ∼ 36.4° BTDC @4 Ignition Timing (Electronically advanced) 800 r/min (rpm)
GENERAL INFORMATION Clutch Type Wet, multi disc Driving System Chain drive Primary Reduction Ratio 1.900 (76/40) Final Reduction Ratio 2.688 (43/16) Overall Drive Ratio 6.638 (Top gear) Gear Ratio: 2.846 (37/13) 2.200 (33/15) 1.850 (37/20) 1.600 (32/20) 1.421 (27/19) 1.300 (26/20) FRAME Castor 23.5°...
High Beam 12 V 55 W Low Beam 12 V 55 W Tail/Brake Light Even if one of LED (Light Emitting Diode) tail/brake light does not go on, consult with an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Specifications are subject to change without notice.
GENERAL INFORMATION Serial Number Locations The engine and frame serial numbers are used to register the motorcycle. They are the only means of identifying your particular machine from others of the same model type. These serial numbers may be needed by your dealer when ordering parts.
Therefore, it is very important that all warning labels be on your vehicle in the locations shown. If any label is missing, damaged, or worn, get a replacement from your Kawasaki dealer and install it in the correct posi- tion. NOTE ○...
GENERAL INFORMATION 2. Brake Fluid (Rear) 3. Battery Poison/Danger 4. Rear Shock Absorber Warning...
GENERAL INFORMATION 5. Radiator Cap Danger 6. Fuel Notice *7. Fuel Level 8. Vehicle Emission Control Information *: only on California model...
GENERAL INFORMATION *9. Vacuum Hose Routing Diagram 10. Noise Emission Control Information 11. Weight and Manufacture 12. Important Drive Chain Information 13. Tire and Load Data *: only on California model...
GENERAL INFORMATION Location of Parts 1. Rear View Mirrors 8. Left Handlebar Switches 2. Clutch Lever 9. Spring Preload Adjuster 3. Starter Lockout Switch 10. Ignition Switch/Steering Lock 4. Meter Instrument 11. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster 5. Brake Fluid Reservoir (Front) 12.
GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Headlight 7. Tool Kit 15. Rebound Damping 2. Fuse Box 8. Turn Signal Lights Force Adjuster 3. Spark Plugs 9. License Plate Light 16. Swingarm 4. Fuel Tank 10. Front Fork 17. Drive Chain 5. Compression 11. Radiator 18.
GENERAL INFORMATION Meter Instruments A. Tachometer B. RESET Button C. MODE Button D. Yellow Shift Up Indicator Light E. Yellow Engine Warning Indicator Light F. Amber Fuel Level Warning Indicator Light G. Blue High Beam Indicator Light H. Green Neutral Indicator Light I.
GENERAL INFORMATION (For models equipped KIBS) A. Tachometer B. Reset Button C. Mode Button D. Yellow Shift Up Indicator Light E. Yellow Engine Warning Indicator Light F. Amber Fuel Level Warning Indicator Light G. Blue High Beam Indicator Light H. Green Neutral Indicator Light I.
If the tachometer does Engine r/min (rpm) should not not operate correctly, have it checked be allowed to enter the red zone; by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. operation in the red zone will overstress the engine and may cause serious engine damage.
GENERAL INFORMATION Multifunction Meter A. Coolant Temperature Meter B. Gear Position Indicator C. Power Mode Indicator D. KTRC Mode Indicator E. Multifunction Display - Odometer - Trip Meter A/B - Current Mileage - Average Mileage - Clock F. KTRC Level Indicator G.
GENERAL INFORMATION When the ignition switch is turned on, all LCD segments are displayed with opening display functions for few seconds, then the multifunction meter turns to operational mode. Speedometer The speedometer shows the speed of the vehicle in digital values. Unit Setting The unit setting in the multifunction A.
GENERAL INFORMATION meter display units. The display units When the MODE button is pushed, can be shifted in the following order. the display modes can be shifted as follows. Multifunction Display NOTE The multifunction display indicates ○ For safety, do not operate the instru- the following modes.
GENERAL INFORMATION Odometer Trip Meter The odometer shows the total dis- The trip meter has two meters which tance in kilometers or miles that the ve- distinguished between the “TRIP A” hicle has run. If the odometer is dis- and “TRIP B”. The trip meter shows played, the “ODO”...
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE when the vehicle is operated. The ○ meter counts until it is next reset. The numerical value shows “– –.–” until 4 seconds have passed and the NOTE speedometer is rises to above 0 km/h ○ The data is maintained even if the (0 mph).
GENERAL INFORMATION • hold it in until the average mileage Push the RESET button for more values resets to “– –. –”. than 2 seconds. Both the hour and minute displays start blinking. NOTE ○ The data is maintained by backup power if the ignition switch is turned off.
GENERAL INFORMATION ○ When the battery is disconnected, the clock is reset to 1:00 and starts working again when the battery is connected. • Gear Position Indicator Push the RESET button. Both the The gear position indicator shows the hour and minute displays start blink- corresponding gear positions where ing again.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ If the gear position is in the neutral position, the gear position is disap- pears and the neutral indicator light goes on. When the coolant temperature rises Coolant Temperature Meter to above 40°C (104°F), the numerical The coolant temperature meter in- value of the coolant temperature at the dicates temperature of the engine...
Have the cooling system checked by an autho- rized Kawasaki dealer. A. Coolant Temperature Warning Symbol B. Red Warning Indicator Light If the coolant temperature rises to above 120°C (248°F), “HI”...
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Do not let the engine continue running when the coolant tem- perature shows “HI”. Prolonged engine operation will result in A. Economical Riding Indicator severe engine damage from overheating. WARNING Economical Riding Indicator Failing to properly observe the When the operator is driving the mo- road ahead increases the chance torcycle for optimum fuel-efficiency, the...
KTRC Mode Indicator This indicator shows the selected KTRC mode. For more detailed in- formation about the KTRC mode, see Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) A. KTRC Level Indicator section in the HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE chapter. Indicator Lights Green Neutral Indicator Light N : When the transmission is in neutral, the neutral indicator light goes on.
GENERAL INFORMATION Blue High Beam Indicator Light can be adjusted between 10 000 r/min (rpm) and 16 000 r/min (rpm). : When the headlight is on high To select a shift-up indicator light beam, the high beam indicator light mode or adjust the shift-up engine goes on.
GENERAL INFORMATION 000 r/min (rpm). Once the reading WARNING reaches at 16 000 r/min (rpm) while Failing to properly observe the advancing, it returns to 10 000 r/min road ahead increases the chance (rpm) and begins advancing. of an accident. Do not concen- trate on the shift-up indicator light by taking your eyes off the road, observe using peripheral...
GENERAL INFORMATION ○ NOTICE The data is maintained even if the battery is disconnected. Engine r/min (rpm) should not be allowed to enter the red zone; operation in the red zone will overstress the engine and may cause serious engine damage.
If the ABS indicator light shows any of the following, a fault or faults may have taken place in the ABS. You should have the ABS checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • The light does not go on when the ignition switch is turned on.
5 km/h (3.1 mph) or above. ABS indicator light goes off by this operation, but if it remains lit, you should have the ABS checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. ○...
GENERAL INFORMATION and the low voltage mode continues, you should have the KIBS checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
KTRC warning indicator light goes on, ensuring that its circuit functions prop- have the KTRC system checked by an erly. This light also goes on or blinking authorized Kawasaki dealer. whenever the troubles occur in digital Yellow Warning Indicator Light fuel injection (DFI) system.
Yellow ABS Indicator Light in this chapter. If the yellow warning indicator light goes on, have the KTRC system and/or KIBS system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Amber Fuel Level Warning Indicator Light : The fuel level warning indicator light goes on and “FUEL”...
“FUEL” will blink in case of the open or short of the wiring. Have the wiring inspected by an authorized Kawasaki dealer immediately. Red Warning Indicator Light This warning indicator light and the oil pressure warning symbol ( should go on whenever the ignition switch is turned on and go off after A.
Kawasaki dealer. serve tank after the engine cools down. Have the cooling system checked by Oil Pressure Warning Symbol an authorized Kawasaki dealer. : The red warning indicator light NOTICE and the oil pressure warning symbol ) goes on whenever the oil pres-...
GENERAL INFORMATION checked by an authorized Kawasaki the space provided and store the num- dealer. ber in a safe place. If your keys came with a plate, store it in a safe place as NOTE well. ○ When the all indicator lights and dis- play of the multifunction meter go off, the battery voltage is insufficient.
Contact your Kawasaki dealer to pur- chase additional spare keys either us- ing your original key as a master or us- A.
GENERAL INFORMATION ○ If you leave the key in the “ON” po- Engine off. Electrical circuits sition on for a long time, the battery off. may become totally discharged. Engine on. All electrical equipment can be used. Steering locked. Engine off. LOCK Electrical circuits off.
GENERAL INFORMATION Right Handlebar Switches The engine stop switch is for emer- gency use. If required, move the switch to the position. NOTE ○ Although the engine stop switch stops the engine, it does not turn off all the electrical circuits. Ordinarily, the ignition switch should be used to stop the engine.
GENERAL INFORMATION Left Handlebar Switches High beam..( Low beam..( NOTE ○ When the headlight is on high beam, both headlights go on. When the headlight is on low beam, only one headlight goes on. Turn Signal Switch When the turn signal switch is pushed to the left ( ) or right A.
GENERAL INFORMATION beam) goes on to signal the driver of the vehicle ahead that you are about to pass. The passing light is shut off as soon as the button is released. Power/KTRC Button Refer to the KTRC or Power mode system instructions of the “How to Ride the Motorcycle”...
GENERAL INFORMATION to the original position. Close the key hole cover. NOTE ○ The fuel tank cap cannot be closed without the key inserted, and the key cannot be removed unless the cap is locked properly. ○ Do not push on the key to close the cap, or the cap cannot be locked.
GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under cer- tain conditions, creating the po- tential for serious burns. Turn the ignition switch off. Do not smoke. Make sure the area is well ventilated and free from any source of flame or sparks;...
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Antiknock Index is an average of the Research Octane Number (RON) and California model only: Never fill the Motor Octane Number (MON) as the tank so the fuel level rises shown in the table. into the filler neck. If the tank is overfilled, heat may cause the Minimum fuel to expand and flow into the...
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Fuels Containing Oxygenates Gasoline frequently contains oxy- Use minimum of 90 octane gaso- genates (alcohols and ethers) espe- line only to prevent severe en- cially in areas of the U.S. and Canada gine damage. which are required to sell such refor- mulated fuels as part of a strategy to NOTICE reduce exhaust emissions.
When operating your in unleaded gasoline include TAME Kawasaki for 30 to 60 days, mix a (up to 16.7%) and ETBE (up to fuel stabilizer (such as STA-BIL) 17.2%). Fuel containing these oxy- with the gasoline in the fuel tank.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Never store this product with “gasohol” in the fuel system. Before storage it is recom- mended that you drain all fuel from the fuel system. See the Storage section in this manual. Side Stand A. Side Stand The motorcycle is equipped with the NOTE side stand.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ 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. Seat Passenger’s Seat Removal A.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Remove the inner cover. A. Tab B. Slot C. Projections A. Bolts and Washers D. Holes B. Inner Cover • • Pull up the front and rear ends of the Remove the wellnut. • passenger’s seat to make sure they Pull out the side cover out slowly to are securely locked.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Wellnut A. Bolt (Both Sides) B. Projections B. Rider’s Seat C. Hook-and-Loop Fasteners D. Hook Rider’s Seat Installation E. Side Cover • Insert the tab on the rear of the rider’s • Remove the other side of the inner seat into the slot in the frame and cover and side cover in the same tighten the bolts.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Rider’s Seat A. Hook B. Tab B. Slot C. Slot C. Projections D. Holes • When install the side cover, insert the E. Hook-and-Loop Fasteners hook into the slot, and then insert the • Install the inner cover. projections into the holes and attach •...
GENERAL INFORMATION Helmet Hooks Helmets can be secured to the motor- cycle using the helmet hooks. The hel- met hooks are located under the pas- senger’s seat. WARNING Riding with helmets attached to the hooks could cause an ac- cident by distracting the oper- A.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Tool Kit A. Air Cleaner Intake B. Band Event Data Recorder Air Cleaner Intake This vehicle is equipped at the fac- The air cleaner intake allows air to tory with an event data recorder (EDR). enter the fuel system. Never allow any- The main purpose of this device is to thing to restrict the flow of air into the record data that assists with under-...
This device does not collect or the information if they have access to store personal data or information (e.g. the EDR. Kawasaki does not access name, gender, age). The EDR in this the EDR information without obtaining vehicle is designed to record such data...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Break-In Maximum engine Distance traveled speed The first 1 600 km (1 000 mi) that the 0 ∼ 800 km (0 ∼ motorcycle is ridden is designated as 4 000 r/min (rpm) 500 mi) the break-in period.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Starting the Engine Do not race the engine while the transmission is in neutral. • Check that the engine stop switch is in the position. 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 estab- lish normal tire traction.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE motorcycle falls down. The engine warning indicator light ( ) blinks when the starter button is pressed if the engine cannot be started. After righting the motorcycle, first turn the ignition key to “OFF” and then back to “ON”...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTICE Do not operate the starter con- tinuously for more than 5 sec- onds, or the starter will overheat and the battery power will drop temporarily. Wait 15 seconds between each operation of the starter to let it cool and the bat- tery power recover.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Jump Starting DANGER Battery acid generates hydro- If your motorcycle battery is “run gen gas which is flammable and down”, it should be removed and explosive under certain con- charged. If this is not practical, a 12 ditions.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Slide the red cap from the positive (+) terminal. • Connect a jumper cable from the positive (+) terminal of the booster battery to the positive (+) terminal of the motorcycle battery. NOTICE Be careful not to contact the jumper cable slip on the positive A.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTICE DANGER Batteries contain sulfuric acid Do not operate the starter con- that can cause burns and pro- tinuously for more than 5 sec- duce hydrogen gas which is onds or the starter will overheat highly explosive.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • NOTE Open the throttle a little, and start to ○ let out the clutch lever very slowly. The motorcycle is equipped with a • As the clutch starts to engage, open side stand switch. This switch is de- the throttle a little more, giving the en- signed so that the engine does not gine just enough fuel to keep it from...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING Shifting down km/h (mph) 6th → 5th 30 (19) Downshifting to a lower gear at high speed causes engine rpm 5th → 4th 25 (15) to increase excessively, poten- 4th → 3rd 20 (12) tially damaging the engine and it may also cause the rear wheel 3rd →...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Braking cause wheel slip. When turning a corner, it is better to limit braking to • Close the throttle completely, leav- the light application of both brakes ing the clutch engaged (except when or not to brake at all. Reduce your shifting gears) so that the engine will speed before you get into the corner.
A. Rear Brake Pedal but you should be aware of the follow- ing: • Kawasaki Intelligent To apply the brakes effectively, use anti-lock Brake System the front brake lever and rear brake (KIBS, For models equipped...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • as you would with motorcycles not KIBS will not prevent the rear wheel equipped with KIBS. lifting. • KIBS is not designed to shorten the braking distance. On loose, uneven WARNING or downhill surfaces, the stopping KIBS cannot protect the rider distance of a motorcycle with KIBS from all possible hazards and...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE ○ computers to make incorrect cal- KIBS does not function if the battery culations that can extend braking is discharged. When riding with an distance. insufficiently charged battery, KIBS may not function. Keep the battery in good condition according to the “Bat- WARNING tery Maintenance”...
2. During removal of the air cleaner, an Emergency dirt is allowed to enter and jam the fuel injection system. Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been designed and manufactured to pro- In an emergency situation such as vide you optimum safety and conve- throttle failure, your vehicle may be nience.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Parking WARNING The engine and exhaust system WARNING get extremely hot during normal operation and can cause serious Operating or parking the vehi- burns. cle near flammable materials can Never touch a hot engine, ex- cause a fire, and can result in haust pipe, or muffler during op- property damage or severe per-...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Kawasaki TRaction Control and the motorcycle is not close to (KTRC) any source of flame or sparks; this includes any appliance with a pilot KTRC is an intelligent system that light. calculates the slip level of the rear...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING WARNING KTRC cannot protect the rider Use of nonrecommended tires from all possible hazards and could cause a malfunction or is not a substitute for safe rid- improper operation of KTRC. ing practices. All riders must be Always use recommended stan- aware of how the KTRC system dard tires for this motorcycle.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Mode 2: KTRC intervention is at the interme- diate level between the mode 1 and mode 3. Mode 3: KTRC intervenes early enough to prevent the rear wheel from spinning whenever possible. This mode is used in low grip situations.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE ○ When changing the mode, stop the motorcycle. ○ The mode can be changed only when the throttle grip is closed completely. ○ Operate the throttle carefully while A. KTRC Mode Indicator B. KTRC Level Indicator the KTRC is OFF because wheel- spin of the rear wheel cannot be con- For information about the KTRC...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE switch is turned to “ON” position after Mode L (Low Power): the battery is discharged or removed. About 80% of the highest engine power output is achieved. The throttle re- sponse is milder than F mode. Power Mode Power mode setting The Power mode determines the en-...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE ○ The Power mode setting is main- tained if the ignition switch is turned to “OFF” position, or if the battery is disconnected. NOTE KTRC and Power Mode ○ When changing the mode, stop the Combination motorcycle.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE examples of mode combinations...
Please note that Kawasaki cannot assume any responsibility for damage result- ing from incorrect or improper adjustment made by the owner.
The cooling fan spins at high speed and can cause serious injuries. Keep your hands and clothing away from the cooling fan blades at all times. NOTE ○ If a torque wrench is not available, the maintenance items which require a specific torque value should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Daily Checks Check the following items each day before you ride. The time required is minimal, and habitual performance of these checks will help ensure you a safe, reliable ride. If any irregularities are found during these checks, refer to the MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chapter or see your dealer for the action required to return the motorcycle to a safe operating condition.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Operation Page Bolt, 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 Brakes Brake pad wear Brake fluid level –...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Operation Page Coolant level between level lines (when engine is cold) Electrical equipment – All lights (head, tail/brake, turn signal, warning/indicator) and horn work Engine stop switch – Stops engine Side stand – Return to its fully up position by spring tension –...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Periodic Maintenance *A: Service at number of years shown or indicated odometer reading intervals, whichever 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) year (*A) Page Items (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) ○ Air cleaner element (*C) ○ Idle speed Throttle control system (play, smooth ○ return, no drag) ○...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) year (*A) Page Items (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) : every 36 000 km – Coolant, water hoses and O-rings (22 500 mile) ○ – Valve clearance ○...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) year (*A) Page Items (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) : every 1 000 km Drive chain slack (*C) (600 mile) – Drive chain wear (*C) – Drive chain guide wear –...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Odometer Reading (*B) × 1 000 km (× 1 000 mile) year (*A) Page Items (0.6) (3.8) (7.6) (11.4) (15.2) – Suspension system – Steering play – Steering stem bearings – Electrical system ○ – Spark plugs –...
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 Oil and/or Oil Filter Change • The oil change and oil filter replace- ment should be done by an autho- rized Kawasaki dealer. WARNING Engine oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of used oil properly. Contact your local authorities for approved disposal methods A.
MA2 rating Viscosity: A. Oil Filter SAE10W-40 Tightening Torque Oil Filter: *Kawasaki Performance Oils and Lu- bricants have been specifically engi- 17 N·m (1.7 kgf·m, 13 ft·lb) neered for your vehicle. Consistent use of these products meets or ex- ceeds warranty and service require- ments and can help to extend the life of your Kawasaki.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE ○ Do not add any chemical additive 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 Capacity: 2.8 L (3.0 US qt) [when filter is not removed] 3.1 L (3.3 US qt) Coolant...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Coolant Filling • Remove the cap from the reserve tank and add coolant through the filler opening to the F (Full) level line. A. F (Full) Level Line B. L (Low) Level Line C. Reserve Tank NOTE ○...
Drinking coolant can result in bly leakage in the system. Have serious injury or death. the cooling system inspected coolant in accordance with the by your authorized Kawasaki instructions of the manufacturer. dealer. Use a permanent type of antifreeze •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • NOTICE Remove the fuel tank bracket bolts. If hard water is used in the sys- tem, it causes scale accumula- tion in the water passages, and considerably reduces the effi- ciency of the cooling system. NOTE ○...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING If dirt or dust is allowed to pass through into the throttle body assembly, the throttle may be- come stuck, possibly causing accident. Be sure to keep the dust from entering during clean- ing. NOTICE A. Connector B.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Air Cleaner Element A. Clamp B. Harness • Install the air cleaner housing cover • Run the throttle cables and clutch ca- and tighten the screws. • ble under the fuel tank bracket and Connect the connector and hold the tighten the fuel tank bracket bolts se- harness with the clamp of the air curely.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Oil Draining • Inspect the transparent reservoir lo- cated under the left side of the engine to see if any oil has run down. A. Clutch Cable B. Throttle Cables C. Fuel Tank Bracket WARNING A. Reservoir Do not pinch the cables between •...
2 ∼ 3 mm (0.08 ∼ 0.12 in.) steering positions. • If the throttle grip does not return • If there is improper play, adjust it. properly, have the throttle control system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Throttle Grip free play Adjustment • Loosen the locknuts at the lower ends of the throttle cables, and screw both throttle cable adjusters in com- pletely so as to give the throttle grip plenty of play. • Turn out the decelerator cable ad- juster until there is no play when the throttle grip is completely closed.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Idle Speed be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. • With the engine idling, turn the han- Idle Speed Adjustment • dlebar to each side. If handlebar Start the engine, and warm it up thor- movement changes the idle speed, oughly.
If there is any irreg- times to make sure that the idle ularity, have the clutch cable checked speed does not change. Readjust if by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. necessary. • • Check the clutch lever play as With the engine idling, turn the han- shown.
If the play is incorrect, adjust the • If it cannot be done, have the clutch lever play as follows. cable adjusted by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Clutch Cable Free Play Adjustment • Turn the adjuster so that the clutch NOTE lever will have the specified free play.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Drive Chain Drive Chain Lubrication Lubrication is necessary after riding through rain or on wet roads, or any time that the chain appears dry. Use a lubricant for sealed chains to prevent deterioration of chain seals. If the chain is especially dirty, clean it using a cleaner for sealed chains fol- lowing the instructions supplied by the...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chain midway between the engine Drive Chain Slack Adjustment • sprocket and rear wheel sprocket. Loosen the left and right chain ad- juster locknuts. • Remove the cotter pin, and loosen the axle nut. A. Chain Slack •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • If the chain is too tight, turn in the left and right chain adjusters evenly. • Turn out both chain adjusters evenly until the drive chain has the cor- rect amount of slack. To keep the chain and wheel properly aligned, the notch on the left wheel alignment indicator should align with the same...
If a torque wrench is not available, NOTE this item should be serviced by an ○ When inserting the cotter pin, if the authorized Kawasaki dealer. slots in the nut do not align with the cotter pin hole in the axle shaft,...
• Check the rear brake (see the Brakes section). Brakes If you feel there is something wrong when applying the brakes, have the brake system checked by an autho- rized Kawasaki dealer immediately. A. Turn Clockwise...
Have the brake checked immediately by an au- thorized Kawasaki dealer. Brake Fluid Level Inspection A. Front Brake Fluid Reservoir • With the brake fluid reservoirs held B.
A. Front Brake Pads the brake system inspected by an au- B. Lining Thickness C. 1 mm (0.04 in.) thorized Kawasaki dealer. Brake Pad Wear Inspection Inspect the brakes for wear. For each front and rear disc brake caliper, if the...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • If it does not, ask your authorized Kawasaki dealer to inspect the front brake light switch. • Check the operation of the rear brake light switch by depressing the brake pedal. The brake light should go on after the proper pedal travel.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE Brake Pedal Travel 10 mm (0.4 in.) To avoid damaging the electrical connections inside the switch, be sure that the switch body Brake Light Switch Adjustment • does not turn during adjustment. To adjust the rear brake light switch, move the switch up or down by turn- ing the adjusting nut.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Spring Preload Adjustment The adjuster is located at the top of the left front fork leg. Standard 5 turns in In from the fully seated position (turned fully counterclockwise). • Turn the adjuster clockwise to in- crease spring preload and stiffen the suspension.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster clockwise with a screwdriver to increase damping force. • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease damping force. NOTICE Do not turn the adjuster beyond the fully seated position or the adjusting mechanism may be A.
A. Compression Damping Force Adjuster damaged. Rear Shock Absorber Spring Preload Adjustment The spring adjusting nut on the rear shock absorber can be adjusted. If the spring action feels too soft or too stiff, have it adjusted by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster clockwise to in- Rebound Damping Force Adjustment The adjuster is located at the lower crease rebound damping force. • end of the rear shock absorber. Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease rebound damping force. NOTICE Do not turn the adjuster beyond the fully seated position or the...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster clockwise to in- crease compression damping force. • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise to decrease compression damping force. NOTICE Do not turn the adjuster beyond the fully seated position or the adjusting mechanism may be A.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Setting Tables Front Fork Spring Preload Setting Hardest Softest setting limit Standard setting limit Adjuster Position 5 turns in** 20 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 Standard limit setting limit Rebound 5.5 turns out** 4.5 turns out** Adjuster Position: Compression 7 turns out** 6 turns out** ←→ Damping Force Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rear Shock Absorber Damping Force Settings Softest setting Hardest Standard limit setting limit Rebound 3 turns out** 1.5 turns out** Adjuster Position: Compression 5 turns out** 2.5 turns out** ←→ Damping Force Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Wheels Tire Pressure Inspection • Remove the air valve cap. • Check the tire pressure often, using an accurate gauge. • Make sure to install the air valve cap securely. NOTE ○ Measure the tire pressure when the A.
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.) Tire Wear Inspection Under 130 km/h • 2 mm (0.08 in.) Measure the depth of the tread with (80 mph) Rear a depth gauge, and replace any tire...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Tires that have been punctured and repaired do not have the same capabilities as undam- aged tires and can suddenly fail, causing an accident resulting in serious injury or death. Re- place damaged tires as soon as possible.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Standard Tire (Tubeless) Make, Type: New tires are slippery and may BRIDGESTONE, BATTLAX cause loss of control and injury. Front HYPERSPORT S20F J A break-in period of 160 km (100 Size: miles) is necessary to estab- 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) lish normal tire traction.
Kawasaki-recommended chargers are: quently, inspect the battery voltage Battery Mate 150-9 weekly using a voltmeter. If it drops OptiMate 4 below 12.8 volts, the battery should be Yuasa MB-2040/2060 Christie C10122S charged using an appropriate charger (check with your Kawasaki dealer).
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT If the above chargers are not avail- DANGER able, use equivalent one. Battery acid generates hydro- For more details, ask your Kawasaki gen gas which is flammable and dealer. explosive under certain con- ditions. It is present within a Battery Charging •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Battery posts, terminals and re- lated accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproduc- tive harm. Wash hands after handling. Battery Removal A. (+) Terminal • Make sure the ignition switch is B.
Headlight ○ Install the battery in the reverse order of the Battery Removal. Headlight aiming should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dearer. NOTICE Horizontal Adjustment Installing the (–) cable to the (+) The headlight beam is adjustable terminal of the battery or the (+) horizontally.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT far enough ahead. If adjusted too high, the high beam will fail to illuminate the road close ahead, and the low beam will blind oncoming drivers. • Turn the vertical adjuster in or out to adjust the headlight vertically. NOTE ○...
If the fuse fails repeatedly, there is something wrong with the electrical system. Have the motorcycle checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. The main fuse removal should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. 50 mm (2.0 in.) B.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Main Fuse A. Normal B. Failed WARNING General Lubrication Substituting fuses can cause wiring to overheat, catch fire Lubricate the points shown below, and/or fail. Do not use any sub- with either engine oil or regular grease, stitute for the standard fuse.
(K) Clutch Inner Cables • (K) Clutch Inner Cable Upper Ends • (K) Throttle Inner Cables • (K) Throttle Inner Cable Upper Ends (K): Should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. NOTE ○ After connecting the cables, adjust them.
Frequent and proper care of your and increase the risk of fire. Kawasaki motorcycle will enhance When operating the vehicle in its appearance, optimize overall per- conditions that allow debris or formance, and extend its useful life.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Be sure the engine and exhaust are Avoid spraying water in delicate ar- cool before washing. eas such as in air intake, fuel system, • Avoid applying degreaser to seals, brake component, electrical compo- brake pads, and tires. nents, muffler outlet, and fuel tank •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT detergent can damage parts of your immediately wash your motorcycle motorcycle). with cold water. Do not use warm • Use a soft cloth to dry your motorcy- water as it accelerates the chemical cle. As you dry, inspect your motor- reaction of the salt.
Do not obstruct or deflect air- • If any doubt, consult an authorized flow through the radiator by Kawasaki dealer. installing unauthorized acces- sories in front of the radiator or Windshield and Other Plastic behind the cooling fan. Inter-...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE should be washed with a mild neu- tral detergent and finished with a spray Plastic parts may deteriorate polish. Aluminum wheels, both painted and break if they come in con- and unpainted can be cleaned with tact with chemical substances special non-acid based wheel spray or household cleaning products...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Rubber protectants can be slip- pery and, if used on the tread area, cause loss of traction re- sulting in accident causing in- jury or death. Do not apply rub- ber protectant to any tread area.
APPENDIX APPENDIX 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 engine oil. WARNING Engine oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of used oil properly. Contact your local authorities for approved disposal methods or possible recy- cling.
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; this includes any appliance with a pilot light. Gasoline is a toxic substance.
APPENDIX • Spray oil on all unpainted metal surfaces to prevent rusting. Avoid getting oil on rubber parts or in the brakes. • Lubricate the drive chain and all the cables. • Remove the battery, and store it where it will not be exposed to direct sunlight, moisture, or freezing temperatures.
APPENDIX Troubleshooting Guide Engine Does Not Start Starter Motor Won’t Turn • Engine stop switch off • Transmission not in neutral • Fuse blown • Battery leads do not make good electrical contact with battery terminals • Battery discharged Engine Cranks, But Won’t Start •...
Congratulations on buying your Kawasaki vehicle. You’ve chosen a great, high- quality product with state-of-the-art features and built to Kawasaki’s high standards. Your satisfaction is important to your authorized Kawasaki dealer and to Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. Here is some important information regarding your vehicle’s limited warranty.
You can find the warranty period in the Kawasaki Limited Warranty Certificate your Kawasaki dealer provided to you at the time of sale. The warranty does not cover the cost of regularly-scheduled maintenance. The warranty also does not ap- ply to the normal wear of items such as tires, brake pads, transmission drive belts, chains, sprockets, etc.
Whether you do it yourself or take your vehicle to a Kawasaki dealer, be sure to record your service in the Maintenance Record section of this Owner’s Manual.
Kawasaki if the repair is one that will be covered by the limited warranty. The dealership will also file all necessary paperwork. The dealership is responsi- ble for correctly completing any necessary repairs, whether they are covered by the limited warranty or not.
If there is a problem with your vehicle within the limited warranty period, you will need to schedule a service appointment and provide any maintenance records to an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection and diagnosis. You can go to any Kawasaki dealer for warranty repairs. Your Kawasaki dealer will inspect your vehi- cle and give you the results of the inspection.
Want to Contact Kawasaki? This owner’s manual should answer most of your questions about your Kawasaki. Your Kawasaki dealer should either be able to answer any other questions you might have immediately or be able to find the answer for you.
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.
MAINTENANCE RECORD MAINTENANCE RECORD Owner Name..................Address ....................Phone Number ................... Engine Number .................. Vehicle Number.................. Key Code .................... Selling Dealer Name ................Phone Number ................... Warranty Start Date ................Note: Keep this information and a spare key in a secure location. Odometer Date Maintenance Performed...
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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...