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  • Page 2 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.
  • Page 3 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.
  • Page 4 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.
  • Page 5 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-...
  • Page 6 However, there may be minor differences between the actual product and illustra- tions and text in this manual. All products are subject to change without prior notice or obligation. KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD. Motorcycle & Engine Company © 2013 Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. May 17, 2013. (1)
  • Page 7: Emission Control Information

    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...
  • Page 8 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.
  • Page 9 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.
  • Page 10 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.
  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    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 ......
  • Page 12 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 .........
  • Page 13 Storage ..........166 Reporting Safety Defects ....176 Troubleshooting Guide..... 169 Environmental Protection ....177 Your Warranty/Owner Satisfaction ... 170 MAINTENANCE RECORD ....178...
  • Page 14: Safety Information

    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...
  • Page 15: Loading And Accessories Information

    Before you ride the Kawasaki dealer as soon as possible. motorcycle, make sure it is not overloaded and that you have followed these instructions.
  • Page 16: Passenger

    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.
  • Page 17: Baggage And Luggage

    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.
  • Page 18: Other Load

    Kawasaki does not manu- 2. Weight attached to the handlebar or facture sidecars or trailers for mo- front fork will increase the mass of...
  • Page 19: Safe Operation

    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.
  • Page 20: Fueling

    “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.
  • Page 21: Safe Riding Techniques

    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.
  • Page 22 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.
  • Page 23: Additional Considerations For High Speed Operation

    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.
  • Page 24: Engine Oil

    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.
  • Page 25: General Information

    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...
  • Page 26 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)
  • Page 27 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°...
  • Page 28 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.
  • Page 29: Serial Number Locations

    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.
  • Page 30: Location Of Labels

    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 ○...
  • Page 31 GENERAL INFORMATION 2. Brake Fluid (Rear) 3. Battery Poison/Danger 4. Rear Shock Absorber Warning...
  • Page 32 GENERAL INFORMATION 5. Radiator Cap Danger 6. Fuel Notice *7. Fuel Level 8. Vehicle Emission Control Information *: only on California model...
  • Page 33 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...
  • Page 34 GENERAL INFORMATION...
  • Page 35 GENERAL INFORMATION...
  • Page 36 GENERAL INFORMATION 7) only on California model 8) only on California model...
  • Page 37 GENERAL INFORMATION 9) only on California model...
  • Page 38 GENERAL INFORMATION...
  • Page 39: Location Of Parts

    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.
  • Page 40 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.
  • Page 41 GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Tail/Brake Light 8. Muffler 2. Passenger’s Seat 9. Brake Calipers 3. Rider’s Seat 10. Brake Disks 4. Rear Shock Absorber 11. Rear Brake Light Switch 5. Brake Fluid Reservoir (Rear) 12. Rear Brake Pedal 6. Fuel Tank Cap 13.
  • Page 42: Meter Instruments

    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.
  • Page 43 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.
  • Page 44: Tachometer

    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.
  • Page 45: Multifunction Meter

    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.
  • Page 46 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.
  • Page 47: Multifunction Display

    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.
  • Page 48 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”...
  • Page 49 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).
  • Page 50 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.
  • Page 51: Gear Position Indicator

    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.
  • Page 52: Coolant Temperature Meter

    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...
  • Page 53 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”...
  • Page 54 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...
  • Page 55: Indicator Lights

    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.
  • Page 56 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.
  • Page 57 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...
  • Page 58 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.
  • Page 59 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.
  • Page 60 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. ○...
  • Page 61 GENERAL INFORMATION and the low voltage mode continues, you should have the KIBS checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 62: Warning Indicator Lights

    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.
  • Page 63: Indicator Light

    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”...
  • Page 64 “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.
  • Page 65 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-...
  • Page 66: Keys

    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.
  • Page 67: Ignition Switch/steering Lock

    Contact your Kawasaki dealer to pur- chase additional spare keys either us- ing your original key as a master or us- A.
  • Page 68 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.
  • Page 69: Right Handlebar Switches

    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.
  • Page 70: Left Handlebar Switches

    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.
  • Page 71: Brake Lever Adjuster

    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”...
  • Page 72: Fuel Tank

    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.
  • Page 73 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;...
  • Page 74 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...
  • Page 75 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.
  • Page 76 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.
  • Page 77: Side Stand

    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.
  • Page 78: Seat

    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.
  • Page 79 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.
  • Page 80 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.
  • Page 81 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 •...
  • Page 82: Helmet Hooks

    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.
  • Page 83: Air Cleaner Intake

    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-...
  • Page 84 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...
  • Page 85: How To Ride The Motorcycle

    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.
  • Page 86: Starting The Engine

    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.
  • Page 87 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”...
  • Page 88 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.
  • Page 89: Jump Starting

    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.
  • Page 90 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.
  • Page 91: Moving Off

    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.
  • Page 92: Shifting Gears

    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...
  • Page 93 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 →...
  • Page 94: Braking

    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.
  • Page 95: Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-lock Brake System (kibs, For Models Equipped With Kibs)

    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...
  • Page 96 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...
  • Page 97: Stopping The Engine

    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”...
  • Page 98: Stopping The Motorcycle In An Emergency

    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.
  • Page 99: Parking

    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-...
  • Page 100: Kawasaki Traction Control (ktrc)

    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...
  • Page 101 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.
  • Page 102 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.
  • Page 103 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...
  • Page 104: Power Mode

    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-...
  • Page 105: Ktrc And Power Mode Combination

    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.
  • Page 106 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE examples of mode combinations...
  • Page 107: Maintenance And Adjustment

    Please note that Kawasaki cannot assume any responsibility for damage result- ing from incorrect or improper adjustment made by the owner.
  • Page 108 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.
  • Page 109: Daily Checks

    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.
  • Page 110 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 –...
  • Page 111 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 –...
  • Page 112: Periodic Maintenance

    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.
  • Page 113 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) ○...
  • Page 114 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 ○...
  • Page 115 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 –...
  • Page 116 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 –...
  • Page 117: Engine Oil

    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.
  • Page 118 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.
  • Page 119 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.
  • Page 120: Coolant

    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...
  • Page 121 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 ○...
  • Page 122 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 •...
  • Page 123: Air Cleaner

    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 ○...
  • Page 124 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.
  • Page 125 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.
  • Page 126 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 •...
  • Page 127: Throttle Control System

    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.
  • Page 128 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.
  • Page 129: Idle Speed

    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.
  • Page 130: Clutch

    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.
  • Page 131 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.
  • Page 132: Drive Chain

    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...
  • Page 133 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 •...
  • Page 134 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...
  • Page 135 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,...
  • Page 136: Brakes

    • 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...
  • Page 137 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.
  • Page 138 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...
  • Page 139: Brake Light Switches

    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.
  • Page 140: Suspension System

    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.
  • Page 141 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.
  • Page 142 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.
  • Page 143: Rear Shock Absorber

    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.
  • Page 144 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...
  • Page 145 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.
  • Page 146: Setting Tables

    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 ←→...
  • Page 147 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 ←→...
  • Page 148 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 ←→...
  • Page 149: Wheels

    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.
  • Page 150 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...
  • Page 151 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.
  • Page 152: Battery

    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.
  • Page 153: Battery Maintenance

    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).
  • Page 154 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 •...
  • Page 155 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.
  • Page 156: Headlight

    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.
  • Page 157 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 ○...
  • Page 158: Fuses

    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.
  • Page 159: General Lubrication

    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.
  • Page 160 (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.
  • Page 161: Cleaning Your Motorcycle

    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.
  • Page 162: Washing Your Motorcycle

    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 •...
  • Page 163 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.
  • Page 164 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-...
  • Page 165 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...
  • Page 166 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.
  • Page 167: Appendix

    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.
  • Page 168 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.
  • Page 169 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.
  • Page 170: Troubleshooting Guide

    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 •...
  • Page 171: Your Warranty/owner Satisfaction

    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.
  • Page 172 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.
  • Page 173 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.
  • Page 174 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.
  • Page 175 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.
  • Page 176 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.
  • Page 177: Reporting Safety Defects

    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.
  • Page 178: Environmental Protection

    Con- sult your authorized Kawasaki dealer or local environmental waste agency for their proper disposal procedure. This also applies to disposal of the entire vehicle at the...
  • Page 179: Maintenance Record

    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...
  • Page 180 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 181 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 182 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 183 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 184 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...

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