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  • Page 2 GENERAL INFORMATION Quick Reference Guide HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE This Quick Reference Guide will SAFE OPERATION assist you in finding the information you’re looking for. MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT STORAGE TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE A Table of Contents is included after the Foreword.
  • Page 3 ® iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S.A. and in certain other countries. ® is a trademark of XM Satellite Radio Inc. registered in the U.S.A. and in certain other countries.
  • Page 4 NOTICE Whenever you see the symbols shown below, heed their instructions! NOTICE is used to address prac- Always follow safe operating and main- tices not related to personal in- tenance practices. jury. DANGER NOTE DANGER indicates a hazardous ○ NOTE indicates information that may situation which, if not avoided, help or guide you in the operation or will result in death or serious in-...
  • Page 5 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 6 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 7 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 15, 2013. (1)
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SPECIFICATIONS....... 10 PTT (Push to Talk) ......66 Serial Number Locations ....14 Left Handlebar Switches ....67 LOCATION OF PARTS ....... 15 Dimmer Switch ......67 LOADING INFORMATION....18 Turn Signal Switch......68 GENERAL INFORMATION....21 Horn Button ........
  • Page 9 To Decrease the set speed ... 75 Moving Off........112 To Cancel the Electronic Cruise Shifting Gears ........113 Braking ..........115 Control........75 Kawasaki Advanced Brake Lever and Clutch Lever Adjusters........77 Coactive-braking Technology Fog Light Switch....... 78 (K-ACT) - Anti-lock Brake System Fuel Tank Cap ........
  • Page 10 STORAGE........... 213 System (California model only) ..165 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE.... 216 Valve Clearance ....... 166 YOUR WARRANTY/OWNER Kawasaki Clean Air System ..... 166 SATISFACTION ......217 Air Cleaner ........167 REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS ..223 Throttle Control System ....169 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION..
  • Page 11: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS DIMENSIONS Overall Length 2 560 mm (100.79 in.) Overall Width 995 mm (39.17 in.) Overall Height 1 550 mm (61.02 in.) Wheelbase 1 665 mm (65.55 in.) Road Clearance 135 mm (5.31 in.) Curb Mass: VN1700A 402 kg (886 lb) VN1700B 406 kg (895 lb) ENGINE...
  • Page 12 SPECIFICATIONS Cylinder Numbering Method Front to rear, 1-2 Firing Order Fuel System Digital fuel injection system (DFI) Ignition System Battery and coil (transistorized ignition) 0° BTDC @950 r/min (rpm) ∼ Ignition Timing (Electronically advanced) 40° BTDC @3 000 r/min (rpm) Spark Plugs NGK ILZKAR7B11 Lubrication System...
  • Page 13 SPECIFICATIONS Primary Reduction Ratio 1.515 (50/33) Final Reduction Ratio 2.250 (72/32) Overall Drive Ratio 2.746 @Top gear Gear Ratio: 2.933 (44/15) 1.900 (38/20) 1.407 (38/27) 1.143 (32/28) 0.967 (29/30) 0.806 (29/36) FRAME Caster 30° Trail 177 mm (7.0 in.) Tire Size: Front 130/90B16M/C 67H Rear...
  • Page 14 ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT Battery 12 V 18 Ah Headlight 12 V 60/55 W Tail/Brake Light Even if one of LED (Light Emitting Diode) tail/brake lights dose not go on, consult with an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 15: Serial Number Locations

    SERIAL NUMBER LOCATIONS Serial Number Locations The engine and frame serial numbers are used to register the motorcycle. They are the only means of identifying your particular machine from others of the same model type. These serial numbers may be needed by your dealer when ordering parts.
  • Page 16: Location Of Parts

    LOCATION OF PARTS LOCATION OF PARTS 1. Clutch Lever 7. Brake Lever Adjuster 12. Right Handlebar 2. Clutch Lever Adjuster 8. Front Brake Lever Switches 3. Front Speakers 9. Left Handlebar 13. Throttle Grip 4. Meter Unit Switches 14. Accessory Socket 5.
  • Page 17 LOCATION OF PARTS 17. Headlight 24. Front Fork 31. Drive Belt 18. Turn Signal Light 25. Brake Disc 32. Muffler 19. Air Cleaner Element 26. Brake Caliper 33. Saddlebag 20. Fuse Box 27. Leg Louver 34. Licence Plate Light 21. Battery 28.
  • Page 18 LOCATION OF PARTS 36. Passenger’s Seat 40. Spark Plugs 37. Rider’s Seat 41. Rear Brake Light Switch 38. Tool Kit 42. Rear Brake Pedal 39. Fuel Tank 43. Brake Fluid Reservoir (Rear)
  • Page 19: Loading Information

    Kawasaki Parts Accessories, Kawasaki has no control over the Because a motorcycle is sensitive to design or application of accessories. changes in weight and aerodynamic In some cases, improper installation forces, you must take extreme care in...
  • Page 20 LOADING INFORMATION prepared to assist you in making your 3. All baggage should be carried as determinations. low as possible to reduce the effect on the motorcycle center of gravity. Baggage weight should also be dis- 1. Any passenger should be thor- tributed equally on both sides of the motorcycle.
  • Page 21 Kawasaki does not manu- road clearance, banking capability (i.e., lean angle), control operation, facture sidecars or trailers for mo-...
  • Page 22: General Information

    GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Meter Instruments A. Speedometer J. Electronic Cruise Control Indicator B. Tachometer Light C. Fuel Level Gauge K. Electronic Cruise Control Set D. Coolant Temperature Gauge Indicator Light E. Fuel Level Warning Indicator Light L. Warning Indicator Light F.
  • Page 23: Speedometer And Tachometer

    So if they do not operate correctly, have the function checked by an autho- rized Kawasaki dealer. Fuel Level Gauge The speedometer shows the speed The fuel level gauge shows the of the vehicle.
  • Page 24: Meter Unit Switch

    GENERAL INFORMATION may not show the rightmost needle meter unit switch function by pushing on the gauge. the knob of the meter unit switch. ”Push the S button” means to push the knob. Coolant Temperature Gauge ”Push the MODE-A switch” means to This gauge shows the temperature of push the knob to the left.
  • Page 25: Multifunction Meter

    GENERAL INFORMATION Multifunction Meter The multifunction meter displays the following functions: oil pressure warn- ing symbol, battery warning symbol, fuel injection warning symbol, odome- ter, trip meters (TRIP A, TRIP B), clock, average mileage, cruising range and gear positions. When the ignition key is turned to “ON”, all the LCD segments are displayed for three seconds, then, depending on the mode selected, the...
  • Page 26 GENERAL INFORMATION Pushing the “MODE-A” switch shifts the display in the multifunction meter through the following two modes: cruis- ing range and average mileage. A. Odometer (ODO) B. Trip Meter A (TRIP A) C. Trip Meter B (TRIP B) D. Push the “MODE-B” Switch Odometer (ODO)- A.
  • Page 27 GENERAL INFORMATION • NOTE Push the “MODE-B” switch to display ○ the TRIP A or TRIP B. The data are maintained even if the battery is disconnected. ○ When the figures come to 999999, the display is locked. ○ The measurement unit of the odome- ter can be changed by referring to the “Setting Menu”...
  • Page 28 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Gear Position Indicator- ○ The gear position indicator shows the The data are maintained by the back corresponding gear position where the -up power even if the ignition key is transmission is shifted. turned to “OFF”. ○ When the trip meter display reaches 9999.9 (TRIP A) or 999.9 (TRIP B) while running, the meter is reset to...
  • Page 29 GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the “MODE-A” switch to display When the transmission is in 4th the average mileage. gear, “4” is displayed. When the transmission is in 5th gear, "5” is displayed. When the transmission is in Over Drive gear, "OD” is displayed. Clock - NOTE The hour adjusting mode and minute...
  • Page 30 GENERAL INFORMATION • Cruising Range (RANGE)- When the fuel warning message This display shows the cruising range "FUEL" flashes in the digital meter, by numerical value and indicates the the cruising range value also flashes cruising range from the remaining fuel "---".
  • Page 31: Setting Menu

    GENERAL INFORMATION ○ NOTE The display range for cruising range ○ is 0 ~ 999. Push the “S” button for more than two seconds to return to the standard Setting Menu display. • Push the “S” button for more than two seconds.
  • Page 32 GENERAL INFORMATION • NOTE Pushing the “MODE-A” switch to dis- ○ play the hour adjusting mode. When Pushing the “MODE-B” switch mo- only the hour display flashes, push- mentarily advances the hour or ing the “MODE-B” switch to advance minute in steps. Keep pushing the the hours.
  • Page 33: Warning/indicator Lights

    GENERAL INFORMATION AVER- TRIP TRIP RANGE km/L L/100 km mpg USA mile mile mile mile A. km/L B. L/100 km mpg UK mile mile mile mile C. mpg USA D. mpg UK E. Push the “MODE-B” Switch Idle Speed Adjust- Refer to the Idle Speed for detailed NOTE information.
  • Page 34 For more detailed information about turn signal indicator light starts flash- K-ACT ABS, see the Kawasaki Ad- ing. vanced Coactive-braking Technology (K-ACT) Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) : When the headlight is on high...
  • Page 35 LCD digital meter go on whenever the jection/electronic throttle valve system ignition key is turned to “ON” or trouble checked by an authorized Kawasaki occurs in the fuel injection (FI) system. dealer. After turning the ignition key to “ON”,...
  • Page 36: Service Code

    Kawasaki dealer for repair. symbol ( ) go on. The warning indicator light and the battery warning symbol ( ) still go on even after the battery is charged, ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer for an inspection.
  • Page 37: Keys

    GENERAL INFORMATION Keys This motorcycle has a combina- tion key, which is used for the ignition switch, steering lock, and fuel tank cap. Included with the key is a key number, which is stamped on the tag. Record the key number in the space provided and store the number in a safe place.
  • Page 38: 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- ing the key code on the tag or your key.
  • Page 39 GENERAL INFORMATION Steering locked. Engine off. LOCK All electrical circuits off. Engine off. All electrical circuits off. Engine off. Audio system, accessory socket, accessory connector, fog light, hazard light equipment can be used. Engine on. All electrical equipment can be used. A.
  • Page 40 GENERAL INFORMATION ○ If you leave the ON position on for a long time, the battery may become totally discharged.
  • Page 41: Audio System

    “headphones” or “headsets”, some states may still prohibit the use of this helmet sound system under other statutes. Kawasaki advises you to deter- mine the legality of this helmet sound system prior to using it in any state.
  • Page 42 Accessories may adversely affect handling or vehicle performance. Since Kawasaki Genuine Accessories have been specially designed for use on Kawasaki motorcycles and Kawasaki has no control over the de- sign or application of other aftermarket accessories, it is strongly rec- ommended that all parts and accessories you add to your motorcycle be Kawasaki Genuine Accessory components.
  • Page 43 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Do not use any substitute for the standard fuse. If a fuse is blown, inspect the electrical system to determine the cause and then replace it with a new one of the correct capacity. The audio system is designed for use with a 12 V DC negative ground system.
  • Page 44 GENERAL INFORMATION The Kawasaki Audio System includes the following features: ·FM/AM/WX band radio ·Automatic volume control (AVC) ·Auxiliary input (AUX) for a portable audio device (optional) ® ·Apple iPod integration (optional) ·Rider/passenger intercom with voice activation (VOX) (optional) ·CB radio (optional) ®...
  • Page 45: Getting Started

    GENERAL INFORMATION Parts Name A. Left Handlebar Switchs B. VOL +/– Switch and M Button A. LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) C. TUNE +/– Switch and P Button B. POWER Button D. SQ +/– Switch and T Button C. MODE Button Button “M”...
  • Page 46: Radio Power On/off

    The backlight will re- to the ON or ACC position, the display main illuminated and display the will show the “Kawasaki” logo during “Kawasaki” logo until the ignition is initialization and then the current mode turned off.
  • Page 47 GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the “ VOL ” button on the Source Change • dashboard or the “VOL +/–” switch Push and release the “MODE” but- in the left handlebar switch for more ton on the dashboard or “M” button than 1 second to increase or de- in the left handlebar switch to toggle crease volume level continuously.
  • Page 48 GENERAL INFORMATION AUX Operation Specification The iPod and audio apparatus can be connected to listen to music. • Push the “MODE” button on the dashboard or “M” button in the left handlebar switch to change to “AUX” mode. NOTE ○ The sound system will include AUX as an available entertainment source A.
  • Page 49 GENERAL INFORMATION • Seeking is stopped when the “PRE- SET” button on the dashboard or “P” button in the left handlebar switch is pushed during seek tuning. Preset Stations 12 AM and 12 FM stations can be preset in memory and channel 1 through 12 is displayed.
  • Page 50 GENERAL INFORMATION the preset number that you want to store. A. Preset Channel Number Storing Presets • A. “Preset Store” Mode Tune to the desired station. • B. Channel Number Push and hold the “PRESET” but- • Push the “PRESET” button on the ton on the dashboard or “P”...
  • Page 51 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Audio Adjustments ○ Bass, Mid and Treble can be adjusted Storing a station in a preset will erase to match your listening preferences. any previously stored information in • Push and hold the “MODE” button on that preset. the dashboard or “M”...
  • Page 52 GENERAL INFORMATION • When pushing the “MODE” button on the dashboard or “M” button in the left handlebar switch within 5 seconds, the display changes as follows. • The display will return to normal after 5 seconds with no additional switch pushes or turns required.
  • Page 53 GENERAL INFORMATION Bass • Use the “MODE” button on the dash- board or “M” button in the left han- dlebar switch to find the “Bass” mode and push the “ VOL ” button on the dashboard or the “VOL +/–” switch in the left handlebar switch to change the setting from –7 to +7.
  • Page 54 GENERAL INFORMATION Treble • • Use the “MODE” button on the dash- Use the “MODE” button on the dash- board or “M” button in the left handle- board or “M” button in the left handle- bar switch to find the “Mid” mode and bar switch to find the “Treble”...
  • Page 55 GENERAL INFORMATION Fade (Fader) The “Fade” mode indicates the vol- ume balance of the front and rear speakers. The rear speakers are op- tional parts. • Use the “MODE” button on the dash- board or “M” button in the left handle- bar switch to find the “Fade”...
  • Page 56 GENERAL INFORMATION • Use the “MODE” button on the dash- board or “M” button in the left han- dlebar switch to find the “AVC” mode and push the “ VOL ” button on the dashboard or the “VOL +/–” switch in the left handlebar switch to change the setting from 0 (OFF) to 5.
  • Page 57 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Clear Presets (“Tuner Setup” Mode) ○ All preset memories can be erased at The AVC setting of 1 is the least ag- the “Clear Presets” mode. gressive and is also the radio default • Select the band (FM or AM) to clear. setting.
  • Page 58 GENERAL INFORMATION “M” button in the left handlebar switch to find the “RDS” mode and push the “ VOL ” button on the dashboard or the “VOL +/–” switch in the left han- dlebar switch to change the “RDS” ON or OFF. A.
  • Page 59 Turn the ignition switch OFF and then • When showing the “Kawasaki” logo turn the ignition switch to ON or ACC. in the display, push and hold the The display will show the “Kawasaki” “POWER” button on the dashboard logo. • for about 2 seconds.
  • Page 60 GENERAL INFORMATION • In this mode, push the “MODE” but- ton on the dashboard to change as the following mode.
  • Page 62 GENERAL INFORMATION A. Version Information B. No Display C. North America D. Europe E. Japan F. Australia G. Taiwan H. Speed I. Name of Button Pushed J. Push "MODE" Button or "M" Button K. Push and Hold Any Button except "MODE" Button L.
  • Page 63 • ○ To exit the diagnosis mode, push the Kawasaki is not responsible for any “POWER” button on the dashboard. damage to iPod or other media player due to storage in the fair- iPod Integration ing pocket.
  • Page 64 GENERAL INFORMATION A. ICOM Mode B. VOX Level Mode C. CB Mode (Only available when CB module is present.) D. CB Channel Mode (Only available when CB module is present.) E. Push “COMM” button. A. ICom Setup Mode B. Icom (On/Off) Mode Intercom (Accessory Parts) •...
  • Page 65 GENERAL INFORMATION A. Vox Mode A. Antenna B. Antenna Grip NOTE Antenna Installation ○ When the system is in the “Icom Off” • Grasp the antenna grip and tighten in mode, it does not enter the “VOX” clockwise on the holder so that it will mode.
  • Page 66 Audio System supports (Citizen’s Band) RADIO Kawasaki’s 40-channel CB radio ac- (Accessory Part) cessory. The CB option enables com- NOTE munication with other riders or vehicles ○ This CB radio has been approved by that are equipped with CB radios.
  • Page 67: Ptt (push To Talk)

    GENERAL INFORMATION or “TUNE +/–” switch in the left han- the entertainment audio. If the squelch dlebar switch to turn the CB ON or setting is too low, weak transmissions OFF. or static may constantly interrupt your audio. If the squelch setting is very CB Channel high, you may only hear very strong Push the “COMM”...
  • Page 68: Left Handlebar Switches

    GENERAL INFORMATION Left Handlebar Switches CB Volume CB volume setting is independent of the entertainment and intercom volume settings. Each feature needs to be ad- justed individually. • To adjust CB volume, push the “ VOL ” button on the dashboard or the “VOL +/–”...
  • Page 69: Turn Signal Switch

    GENERAL INFORMATION Right Handlebar Switches Turn Signal Switch When the turn signal switch is pushed to the left ( ) or right ), the corresponding turn signals flash on and off. When the turn signal is on the left ) or right ( ), the left turn sig- nal indicator light and right turn signal indicator light is flash.
  • Page 70: Engine Stop Switch

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Push in the hazard switch with the ig- ○ nition switch in the ON and ACC posi- Although the engine stop switch tions. All the turn signals and turn sig- stops the engine, it does not turn off nal indicator lights will flash on and off.
  • Page 71: Electronic Cruise Control Switch (set/- And Res/+)

    GENERAL INFORMATION Electronic Cruise Control Electronic Cruise Control Switch System (SET/- and RES/+) Refer to the Electronic Cruise Control This motorcycle is equipped with System for detailed information. Electronic Cruise Control system which is designed to maintain any speed be- tween 48 ∼...
  • Page 72: Electronic Cruise Control Indicator Light

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE WARNING ○ When operating on public roadways, The Electronic Cruise Control keep max. speed under traffic law system automatically maintains limits. a set vehicle speed that may not be appropriate in rapidly Electronic Cruise Control Indicator changing traffic situations, on Light hills or on winding roads and When the electronic cruise control...
  • Page 73: Electronic Cruise Control Switch (set/- And Res/+)

    GENERAL INFORMATION Electronic Cruise Control Switch (SET/- and RES/+) This switch two positions: “RES/+” switch and “SET/-” switch. These switch functions allow a cruising speed to be set or changed. A. Electronic Cruise Control Indicator Light B. Electronic Cruise Control Set Indicator Light A.
  • Page 74: To Set The Electronic Cruise Control

    GENERAL INFORMATION • To Set the Electronic Cruise Control The electronic cruise control set indi- • Push the electronic cruise control cator light on the meter will go on. ON/OFF button. • The electronic cruise control indica- tor light on the meter will go on. A.
  • Page 75: To Increase The Set Speed

    GENERAL INFORMATION • NOTE For faster acceleration, operate the ○ throttle grip until you reach the de- When running on a rough road under sired speed, push the “SET/-” switch the electronic cruise control, the mo- and then release it. torcycle may be slightly above or be- low the set speed.
  • Page 76: To Decrease The Set Speed

    GENERAL INFORMATION To Decrease the set speed When you want to return to the set • Push and hold the “SET/-” switch un- speed, close the throttle and coast til you slow down enough, and then down without applying the front or release the switch The Electronic rear brakes.
  • Page 77 GENERAL INFORMATION • NOTE The electronic cruise control set indi- ○ cator light and the electronic cruise When the vehicle speed is below 48 control indicator light on the meter km/h (30 mph), the Electronic Cruise will go off (this also erases the mem- Control is cancelled (this also erases ory of the set speed).
  • Page 78: Brake Lever And Clutch Lever Adjusters

    GENERAL INFORMATION ○ Brake Lever and Clutch Lever When the system is disengaged tem- Adjusters porarily, the electronic cruise control set indicator light goes off, while the The distance between the lever and electronic cruise control indicator grip can be adjusted by the adjusters of light stays on.
  • Page 79: Fog Light Switch

    GENERAL INFORMATION Fog Light Switch • Fog light switch is located the under the left faring pocket. • Light the fog light by pushing the fog light switch. A. Clutch Lever Adjuster B. Wider Groove C. Projection A. Fog Light Switch...
  • Page 80: Fuel Tank Cap

    GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel Tank Cap To open the fuel tank cap, insert the ignition key into the fuel tank cap and turn the key to the clockwise. To close the cap, push it down into place with the key inserted. The key can be removed by turning it to the left to the original position.
  • Page 81: Fuel Tank

    GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel Tank WARNING The following octane rating gasoline Gasoline is extremely flammable is recommended in the fuel tank. and can be explosive under cer- Avoid filling the tank in the rain or tain conditions, creating the po- where heavy dust is blowing so that the tential for serious burns.
  • Page 82 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE of a gasoline is a measure of its resis- tance to detonation or “knocking.” The California models only: Never Antiknock Index is an average of the fill the tank so the fuel level rises Research Octane Number (RON) and into the filler neck.
  • Page 83 GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Fuels Containing Oxygenates Gasoline frequently contains oxy- If engine “knocking” or “ping- genates (alcohols and ethers) espe- ing” occurs, use a different cially in areas of the U.S. and Canada brand of gasoline of a higher which are required to sell such refor- octane rating.
  • Page 84 Never use gasoline with an oc- Fuel system damage and perfor- tane rating lower than the mini- mance problems may result. mum specified by Kawasaki. Never use “gasohol” with more Gasoline/Ether Blends - The most than 10% ethanol, or more than common ether is methyl tertiary butyl 5% methanol.
  • Page 85: Stand

    When operating your Kawasaki for 30 to 60 days, mix a fuel stabilizer (such as STA-BIL) with the gasoline in the fuel tank. Fuel stabilizer additives inhibit oxidation of the fuel which mini- mizes gummy deposits.
  • Page 86: Seat

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Seat ○ The motorcycle is equipped with a Passenger’s Seat Removal • side stand switch. This switch is de- Insert the ignition key into the seat signed so that the engine does not lock. • start if the transmission is in gear and Turn the ignition key counterclock- the side stand is down.
  • Page 87 GENERAL INFORMATION A. Passenger’s Seat A. Rider’s Seat B. Front B. Hold Portions Rider’s Seat Removal Rider’s Seat Installation • • Remove the passenger’s seat. To install the rider’s seat, insert the • Pull up the rear of the rider’s seat to tab at the holder and engage the two clear the hold portions, and then pull grommet holes onto the two projec-...
  • Page 88 GENERAL INFORMATION • Push down the front part of the pas- senger’s seat until the lock clicks. A. Tab B. Holder C. Holes D. Projections A. Tab B. Holder Passenger’s Seat Installation C. Projections • Insert the tab on the rear of the pas- D.
  • Page 89: Tool Kit

    GENERAL INFORMATION Tool Kit Leg Louvers The tool kit is located under the This motorcycle is equipped with the rider’s seat. leg louvers in the leg shields. Leg Lou- The kit contains tools that can be vers can control air volume flowing to helpful in making roadside repairs, ad- the rider’s legs in four levels with Leg justments, and some maintenance pro-...
  • Page 90: Special Warning On The Use Of Fairing Pockets, Saddlebags, And Travel Trunk

    GENERAL INFORMATION Special Warning on the Use of Fairing Pockets, Saddlebags, and Travel Trunk Before riding the motorcycle, al- ways double-check the saddlebags and travel trunk for secure mounting in their respective brackets. Make sure that the luggage holders fully engage saddlebags and travel trunk by trying to remove them away from their brack- ets.
  • Page 91 GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING The sudden detachment or loss of a saddlebag or travel trunk or sudden opening of one of the lids could distract or alarm the motorcycle rider, and the consequent loss of attention to road and traffic conditions could cause loss of control and a serious accident.
  • Page 92: Fairing Pockets

    GENERAL INFORMATION Fairing Pockets WARNING • To open the left and right fairing Riding with an open saddlebag pocket lid, insert the ignition key into lid or travel trunk lid could al- the lock and turn clockwise, and then low clothing or other objects to open the fairing pocket lid.
  • Page 93: Saddlebags

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Saddlebags The saddlebags are provided at both Storage compartments are not sides of the rear wheel to carry bag- sealed. Store only waterproof gage. items while riding in the rain or washing. To open the saddlebag lid •...
  • Page 94 GENERAL INFORMATION • Pull the knob to make sure the lid is securely locked. To remove the saddlebag • Open the saddlebag lid and take off the bolts inside the saddle bag, and then pull up the saddlebag. A. Ignition Key B.
  • Page 95 GENERAL INFORMATION To install the saddlebag • While aligning the protrusions on the bottom of the saddlebag with the holes in the lower bracket, engage the hook on the back of the sad- dlebag with the upper bracket, then push it down. •...
  • Page 96 GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING Overloading the motorcycle with cargo and/or passengers, and/or not bal- ancing the weight of items carried in each saddlebag may cause adverse handling, loss of control and an accident resulting in serious injury or death. Do not carry loads of more than 7 kg (15 lb) in each saddlebag. Distribute the load equally on both sides of the motorcycle to minimize imbalance.
  • Page 97: Travel Trunk

    GENERAL INFORMATION Travel Trunk The travel trunk is provided at the rear of the motorcycle to carry bag- gage. To open the travel trunk lid • Insert the ignition key into the lock and turn counterclockwise. • Pull up the two latches, and then open the travel trunk lid.
  • Page 98 GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING Overloading the motorcycle with cargo and/or passengers, and/or not bal- ancing the weight of items carried in the travel trunk may cause adverse handling, loss of control and an accident resulting in serious injury or death. Do not carry loads of more than 7 kg (15 lb) in the travel trunk. Do not exceed the total payload limit of 180 kg (397 lb), including rider, pas- senger, baggage, and accessories.
  • Page 99: Accessory Socket/connectors

    GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Accessory Socket/Connectors The electric power of the battery can Do not operate this motorcycle be used through the electric accessory in the rain or wash the motor- connectors. cycle with no particular water- proofing accessory equipped. Always put the cap on the socket when the accessory is not used.
  • Page 100 GENERAL INFORMATION Observe and follow the notes listed below. Accessory Connectors (Under Audio Player) Polarity Wire Color Brown/Blue (–) Black/Yellow A. AUX Connector B. iPod Connector • Electrical connectors are located un- der the audio player and under the rider’s seat. A.
  • Page 101 GENERAL INFORMATION Observe and follow the notes listed Observe and follow the notes listed below. below. Accessory Connectors (Under Rider’s Accessory Connectors Rear Seat) Speakers (Under Rider’s Seat ) Polarity Wire Color Connectors Polarity Wire Color Brown/Blue Black/White Right (–) Black/Yellow (–) Blue/Red...
  • Page 102 GENERAL INFORMATION Observe and follow the notes listed below. Accessory Connectors for Navigation System (Under Audio Player) Purpose Polarity Wire Color Navi. Audio (–) Pink Ground Navi. Audio Gray Left Navi. Audio Violet A. Accessory Connectors for Rear Speaker Right (Under Rider’s Seat) B.
  • Page 103 GENERAL INFORMATION • When using the electric accessory connectors, the electric accessory connection to the connectors should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. NOTICE The vehicle has an electrical ac- cessory circuit (20 A fuse) for the socket and connectors. Always A.
  • Page 104 GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING Take care not to pinch any wire between the seat and the frame or between other parts to avoid a short circuit.
  • Page 105: Break-in

    BREAK-IN BREAK-IN The first 1 600 km (1 000 miles) that the motorcycle is ridden is designated as the break-in period. If the motorcycle is not used carefully during this period, you may very well end up with a "broken down" instead of a "broken in" motorcycle after a few thousand kilometers.
  • Page 106 BREAK-IN • Do not start moving or race the engine immediately after starting it, even if the engine is already warm. Run the engine for two or three minutes at idle speed to give the oil a chance to work up into all the engine parts. •...
  • Page 107: How To Ride The Motorcycle

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTICE Starting the Engine • Check that the engine stop switch is This motorcycle has ETV (Elec- in the position. tronic Throttle Valve) system. After the ignition switch is turned off, the throttle valve opens and closes for about 6 seconds.
  • Page 108 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Insert the ignition key. • Turn the ignition key to ON. A. Neutral Indicator Light NOTE ○ A. Ignition Switch The motorcycle is equipped with a B. ON Position vehicle-down sensor, which causes • Make sure the transmission is in neu- the engine to stop automatically tral.
  • Page 109 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Without holding the throttle grip, push lever is pulled and the side stand is the starter button to start the engine. fully up. 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.
  • Page 110: Jump Starting

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Jump Starting DANGER If your motorcycle battery is "run Battery acid generates hydro- down," it should be removed and gen gas which is flammable and charged. If this is not practical, a 12 explosive under certain con- volt booster battery and jumper cables ditions.
  • Page 111 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Connect a jumper cable from the shift pedal or other unpainted metal positive (+) terminal of the booster surface. Do not use the negative (−) battery to the positive (+) terminal of terminal of the battery. the motorcycle battery.
  • Page 112 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • • When starting the engine, make sure After the engine has started, discon- to follow the following procedure. nect the jumper cables. Disconnect • Turn on the ignition switch first, and the negative (−) cable from the mo- then turn it off.
  • Page 113: Moving Off

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Moving Off NOTE • ○ Check that the side stand is up. The motorcycle is equipped with a • Pull in the clutch lever. side stand switch. This switch is de- • Shift into 1st gear. signed so that the engine does not •...
  • Page 114: Shifting Gears

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Shifting Gears Open the throttle half way, while re- • leasing the clutch lever. Close the throttle while pulling in the clutch lever. • NOTE Shift into the next higher or lower ○ gear. For smooth riding, shift up or The transmission is equipped with a down when the motorcycle is oper- positive neutral finder.
  • Page 115 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Vehicle speed when shifting Shifting up km/h (mph) Shifting down km/h (mph) 1st → 2nd 20 (12) 6th → 5th 45 (28) 2nd → 3rd 30 (19) 5th → 4th 40 (25) 3rd → 4th 4th →...
  • Page 116: Braking

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Braking may cause wheel slip. When turning • a corner, it is better to limit braking Close the throttle completely, leav- ing the clutch engaged (except when to the light application of both brakes shifting gears) so that the engine will or not to brake at all.
  • Page 117: Kawasaki Advanced

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology (K-ACT) - Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) for models equipped with K-ACT ABS K-ACT system supports the distri- bution of the front/rear brake force in an optimum balance to maintain a sta- ble vehicle position.
  • Page 118 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE prevent wheel lock-up and allows sta- or downhill surface, the stopping dis- ble steering control while stopping. tance of a motorcycle with ABS may Although K-ACT system supports the be longer than that of equivalent mo- distribution of the front/rear brake force torcycle without ABS.
  • Page 119: K-act Abs

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING WARNING K-ACT ABS cannot protect the Use of non-recommended tires rider from all possible hazards may cause malfunctioning of and is not a substitute for safe K-ACT ABS and can lead to ex- riding practices. Be aware of tended braking distance.
  • Page 120: K-act Abs Indicator Light

    K-ACT ABS. You should have the to "OFF", and then back to "ON". K K-ACT ABS checked by an authorized -ACT ABS indicator lights goes off by Kawasaki dealer. • this operation, but if K-ACT ABS indi- The light does not go on when the cator light remains lit after the motor- ignition switch is turned on.
  • Page 121: Stopping The Engine

    (3.1 mph) or below, you should • have the K-ACT ABS checked by an Close the throttle completely. • authorized Kawasaki dealer. Shift the transmission into neutral. • ○ When the K-ACT ABS indicator light Turn the ignition key to “OFF”.
  • Page 122: Stopping The Motorcycle In An Emergency

    Stopping the Motorcycle in an 2. During removal of the air cleaner, Emergency dirt is allowed to enter and jam the Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been throttle body. 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 123: Parking

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Parking WARNING The engine and exhaust system WARNING get extremely hot during normal Operating or parking the vehi- operation and can cause serious cle near flammable materials can burns. cause a fire, and can result in Never touch a hot engine, ex- property damage or severe per- haust pipe, or muffler during op-...
  • Page 124: Catalytic Converter

    HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Catalytic Converter and the motorcycle is not close to any source of flame or sparks; this This motorcycle is equipped with a includes any appliance with a pilot catalytic converter in the exhaust sys- light. tem.
  • Page 125 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • WARNING Use only unleaded gasoline. Never use leaded gasoline. Leaded gaso- Operating or parking the vehi- line significantly reduces the capabil- cle near flammable materials can ity of the catalytic converter. cause a fire, and can result in •...
  • Page 126: Electronic Throttle Valve (etv) System

    • If the service code is shown on the gine revolution speed are controlled to meter, ask an authorized Kawasaki certain limit. The service codes shown dealer for repair. on the meter are 11, 18, 49, 58, 97, 98...
  • Page 127: Safe Operation

    SAFE OPERATION SAFE OPERATION Safe Riding Technique The points given below are applicable for everyday motorcycle use and should be carefully observed for safe and effective vehicle operation. For safety, eye protection and a When riding always keep both helmet are strongly recommended. hands on the handlebars and both You should be aware of and verify feet on the footpegs.
  • Page 128 SAFE OPERATION In general your actions should In wet conditions, rely more on the be smooth as sudden acceleration, throttle to control vehicle speed and braking or turning may cause loss less on the front and rear brakes. of control, especially when riding in The throttle should also be used ju- wet conditions or on loose roadway diciously to avoid skidding the rear...
  • Page 129 SAFE OPERATION Do not downshift at too high an Avoiding unnecessary weaving is r/min (rpm) to avoid damage to the important to the safety of both the engine from overrevving. rider and other motorists.
  • Page 130: Daily Checks

    SAFE OPERATION 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 motor- cycle to a safe operating condition.
  • Page 131 SAFE OPERATION Up to 180 kg (397 lb) Front 200 kPa (2.00 kgf/cm², 28 psi) Load Up to 97.5 kg (215 lb) 250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm², 36 psi) Load Rear 97.5 ∼ 180 kg (215 ∼ 280 kPa (2.80 kgf/cm², 40 psi) 397 lb) Load Install the air valve cap.
  • Page 132: Additional Considerations For High Speed Operation

    SAFE OPERATION Additional Considerations for High Speed Operation WARNING Handling characteristics of a motorcycle at high speeds may vary from those you are familiar with at legal highway speeds. Do not attempt high speed operation unless you have received sufficient training and have the required skills.
  • Page 133 SAFE OPERATION Electrical Equipment: Make sure that the headlight, tail/brake light, turn signals, horn, etc., all work properly. Miscellaneous: Make sure that all nuts and bolts are tight and that all safety related parts are in good condition.
  • Page 134: Maintenance And Adjustment

    Please note that Kawasaki cannot assume any responsibility for damage result- ing from incorrect or improper adjustment done by the owner.
  • Page 135: Emission Control Information

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION To protect the environment in which we all live, Kawasaki has incorporated crankcase emission (1), exhaust emission (2) control systems in compliance with applicable regulations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board. Additionally, Kawasaki has incorporated an evap-...
  • Page 136 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 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 model only) Vapors caused by fuel evaporation in the fuel system are not vented into the atmosphere.
  • Page 137 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 138: Periodic Maintenance Chart

    Periodic Maintenance Chart K : Should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. * : For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here. # : Service more frequently when operating in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy, high speed, or frequent starting/stopping.
  • Page 139 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 1. Periodic Inspection (Engine Related Items) Frequency Whichever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation (Engine Every Items) (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Throttle control • • • •...
  • Page 140 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation (Engine Every Items) (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) • • • • Coolant level - inspect • • • •...
  • Page 141 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation (Engine Every Items) (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Evaporative emission control • • • system - function (e) (California model only) Spark plug •...
  • Page 142 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 2. Periodic Inspection (Chassis Related Items) Frequency Whichever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) Page Operation Every (Chassis Items) (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Clutch and drive train: Clutch operation (play, •...
  • Page 143 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) Page Operation Every (Chassis Items) (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Clutch hose • • • • • • • installation year – condition - inspect Drive belt •...
  • Page 144 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) Page Operation Every (Chassis Items) (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Tire tread wear, • • • abnormal wear - inspect • • • Wheel bearings year –...
  • Page 145 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) Page Operation Every (Chassis Items) (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Brake hose • • • • • • • installation year condition - inspect •...
  • Page 146 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) Page Operation Every (Chassis Items) (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Suspensions: Front forks/rear shock absorber • • • operation – (damping and smooth stroke) - inspect Front forks/rear •...
  • Page 147 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) Page Operation Every (Chassis Items) (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Steering stem • – bearings - 2 years lubricate Electrical system: Lights and •...
  • Page 148 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1000 (mile × 1000) Page Operation Every (Chassis Items) (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Engine stop • • • year – switch operation - inspect Chassis: • •...
  • Page 149 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 3. Periodic Replacement Frequency Whichever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Change/Replacement Every Items (0.6) (7.5) (15) (22.5) (30) Air cleaner element - every 18 000 km (12 000 mile) replace # (e) •...
  • Page 150 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Change/Replacement Every Items (0.6) (7.5) (15) (22.5) (30) Rubber parts of master • – cylinder and caliper (or 4 years slave cylinder) - replace K Spark plug - replace (e) every 48 000 km (30 000 mile)
  • Page 151: Engine Oil

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Engine Oil Because of the semi-dry sump lubri- In order for the engine, transmission, cation system, the engine oil level indi- and clutch to function properly, main- cated on the dipstick will fluctuate de- tain the engine oil at the proper level, pending on the motorcycle’s position and change the oil and replace the oil and engine speed when the engine is...
  • Page 152 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT may be changed according to the cap/dipstick fully clockwise then re- following table. move. • Check the engine oil level on the dip- Air Temperature Idle Time (minutes)* stick. The oil level should come up 4°C (40 °F) between the low and high level lines on the dipstick.
  • Page 153 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • NOTICE If the oil level is too high, remove the excess oil through the oil filler open- If the engine oil gets extremely ing using a syringe or some other low or if the oil pump does not suitable device.
  • Page 154 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Oil Pressure Warning Symbol A. Oil Pan Drain Bolt (Front) B. Warning Indicator Light B. Oil Pan Drain Bolt (Rear) Oil and/or Oil Filter Change • Warm up the engine thoroughly, and then stop it. • Place an oil pan beneath the engine.
  • Page 155 Let the oil completely drain with ○ the motorcycle perpendicular to the If a torque wrench or required ground. Kawasaki special tool is not avail- able, this item should be serviced by WARNING a Kawasaki dealer. Engine oil is a toxic substance.
  • Page 156 Engine Oil Drain Bolts: 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m, 15 ft·lb) Oil Filter: 18 N·m (1.8 kgf·m, 13 ft·lb) Recommended Engine Oil Type: Kawasaki Performance 4-Stroke Motorcycle Oil* A. Packing Kawasaki Performance • Install the engine oil drain bolts with 4-Stroke Semi-Synthetic Oil*...
  • Page 157 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT *Kawasaki Performance Oils and Engine Oil Capacity Lubricants have been specifically en- Capacity: gineered for your vehicle. Consistent 4.1 L (4.3 US qt) use of these products meets or ex- ceeds warranty and service require- [when filter is not removed] ments and can help to extend the life 4.3 L (4.5 US qt)
  • Page 158: Cooling System

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Cooling System Radiator and Cooling Fan - Check the radiator fins for obstruc- tion by insects or mud. Clean off any obstructions with a stream of low-pressure water. WARNING The cooling fan spins at high speed and can cause serious injuries.
  • Page 159 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE Coolant - Coolant absorbs excessive heat from Using high-pressure water, as the engine and transfers it to the air from a car wash facility, could at the radiator. If the coolant level be- damage the radiator fins and im- comes low, the engine overheats and pair the radiator’s effectiveness.
  • Page 160 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE the coolant passages, and consider- ably reduce the efficiency of the cooling If hard water is used in the sys- system. tem, it causes scale accumula- tion in the water passages, and WARNING considerably reduces the effi- Coolant containing corrosion in- ciency of the cooling system.
  • Page 161 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE Coolant Level Inspection • Position the motorcycle so that it is Permanent types of antifreeze on perpendicular to the ground. the market have anti-corrosion • Remove the four bolts and fan cover. and anti-rust properties. When it •...
  • Page 162 Have the cooling system inspected A. Bolts by your authorized Kawasaki B. Fan Cover dealer. C. F (Full) Level Line D. L (Low) Level Line E.
  • Page 163 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Left Side Cover Screw A. F (Full) Level Line B. Left Side Cover B. Reserve Tank C. Projections C. Reserve Tank Cap • • Remove the cap from the reserve Install the cap after filling coolant. •...
  • Page 164: Drive Belt

    In order for the belt and belt pulleys to function properly, check the drive belt in accordance with the Periodic Main- tenance Chart. Belt check and adjustment should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. NOTICE Improper drive belt deflection A. Projections B.
  • Page 165: Spark Plugs

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Spark Plugs Spark Plug The standard spark plug is shown in Standard Plug NGK ILZKAR7B11 the table. The spark plugs check and 1.0 ∼ 1.1 mm replacement should be done only by a Plug Gap (0.039 ∼ 0.043 in.) competent mechanic following the in- 18 N·m structions in the Service Manual.
  • Page 166: Evaporative Emission Control System (california Model Only)

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Evaporative Emission Control System (California model only) This system routes fuel vapors from the fuel system into the running engine or stores the vapors in a canister when the engine is stopped. Although no ad- justments are required, a thorough vi- sual inspection must be made at the in- tervals specified by the Periodic Main- tenance Chart.
  • Page 167: Valve Clearance

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Valve Clearance Kawasaki Clean Air System Valve and valve seat wear is auto- The Kawasaki Clean Air System matically compensated for the valve (KCA) is a secondary air suction sys- clearance. So inspection and adjust- tem that helps the exhaust gases to ment of the valve clearance are not burn more completely.
  • Page 168: Air Cleaner

    NOTICE tent mechanic following the instructions in the Service Manual. Use only the recommended air cleaner element (Kawasaki part number 11013-0031). Using the any other air cleaner element will wear the engine prematurely or lower the engine performance.
  • Page 169 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Element Removal Remove the air cleaner screw and • Remove the bolts of the air cleaner the air cleaner. If any part of the ele- cover located on the left-side of the ment is damaged, the element must engine.
  • Page 170: Throttle Control System

    Chart, and adjust it if necessary. system, the throttle may stick or Adjustment should be done by an au- become inoperable resulting in a thorized Kawasaki dealer. hazardous operating condition. Throttle Grip - The throttle grip controls the butterfly NOTICE valves in the throttle body.
  • Page 171 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Inspection WARNING • Check that there is 2 ∼ 3 mm (0.08 Operation with improperly ad- ∼ 0.12 in.) throttle grip play when justed, incorrectly routed, or lightly turning the throttle grip back damaged cables could result in and forth.
  • Page 172: Idle Speed

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Idle Speed Shift the transmission into neutral. • The idle speed adjustment should be Start the engine, and warm it up thor- performed in accordance with the Pe- oughly. • riodic Maintenance Chart or whenever Push the “S” button for more than two the idle speed is disturbed.
  • Page 173 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • ○ When the coolant temperature is Adjust the idle speed by pushing the low, the idle speed adjusting mode “MODE-A” or “MODE-B” switches. • is sometimes not displayed. In that The idle speed goes up 50 r/min case, warm up the engine thoroughly (rpm) at one time by pushing the first, and then push the “S”...
  • Page 174 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • NOTE Push the “MODE-B” switch for more ○ than two seconds to return the idle The initial setting idle speed is 950 speed to the initial setting. r/min (rpm). • ○ Push the “S” button to return to the The numerical values on the display unit setting menu.
  • Page 175: Clutch

    Kawasaki dealer. Fluid Level Inspection • With the clutch fluid reservoir held...
  • Page 176: Brakes

    1 mm (0.04 in), replace both pads in the caliper as a set. Pad replace- ment should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. NOTE A. Clutch Fluid Reservoir ○ As for the motorcycle equipped with B.
  • Page 177 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT fluid. The brake fluid should also be changed if it becomes contaminated with dirt or water. Fluid Requirement Use heavy-duty brake fluid only from a container marked DOT4 . NOTICE Do not spill brake fluid onto any painted surface.
  • Page 178 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Fluid Level Inspection • The brake fluid level in the front brake fluid reservoir must be kept above the line (lower level line) next to the gauge and that in the rear brake fluid reservoir (located near the brake pedal) must be kept between the up- per and lower level lines (reservoirs held horizontal).
  • Page 179 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Front Brake Fluid Reservoir A. Reservoir B. Upper Level Line B. Cap C. Clockwise D. 1/6 Turn NOTE ○ First, tighten until slight resistance is felt, with indicates that the cap is seated on the reservoir body, and then, tighten the cap an additional 1/6 turn while holding the brake fluid reservoir body.
  • Page 180 If brake lever unidentified. travel is excessive or the brake feels mushy, have an authorized Fluid Change Kawasaki dealer inspect it imme- Have the brake fluid changed by an diately. authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 181: Brake Light Switches

    • B. 10 mm (0.4 in.) If it does not, ask an authorized • Kawasaki dealer to inspect the front If the light does not go on, adjust the brake light switch. rear brake light switch. •...
  • Page 182 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE Adjustment • To adjust the rear brake light switch, To avoid damaging the electrical move the switch up or down by turn- connections inside the switch, ing the adjusting nut. be sure that the switch body does not turn during adjustment.
  • Page 183: Rear Shock Absorbers

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rear Shock Absorbers Air Pressure Adjustment The rear sock absorbers can be ad- Air Pressure Setting Load Road justed by changing the air pressure and Atmospheric rebound damping force to suit various Light Soft Good Pressure riding and loading conditions. Before making any adjustments, however, read the following proce- dures:...
  • Page 184 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • To lower the air pressure, push the valve core slightly. To raise the pres- sure, inject air through the valve with a tire pump. Change the air pres- sure within the range specified in the preceding table to suit various riding conditions.
  • Page 185 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Rebound Damping Force The rebound damping force adjuster Excessively high or low air pres- on each rear shock absorber has 4 sure can adversely affect han- positions so that the rebound damp- dling, creating the potential for ing force can be adjusted for differ- a crash resulting in serious in- ent roads and loading conditions.
  • Page 186 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT To adjust the damping force: WARNING • Turn the adjusters to the desired po- If both damping force adjusters sition until you feel a click. are not adjusted equally, han- • Check to see that both adjusters are dling may be impaired and a turned to the same relative position.
  • Page 187: Wheels

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Wheels Tubeless tires are installed on the wheels of this motorcycle. The indica- tions of TUBELESS on the tire side wall and the rim show that the tire and rim are specially designed for tubeless use. A. TUBELESS Mark The tire and rim form a leakproof unit by making airtight contacts at the tire chamfers and the rim flanges instead...
  • Page 188 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Tires - Installing a tube inside a tube- Payload and Tire Pressure less-type tire can create exces- Failure to maintain proper inflation sive heat build up that can dam- pressures or observe payload limits for age the tube and cause rapid your tires may adversely affect han- dling and performance of your motorcy- deflation.
  • Page 189 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • NOTE Remove the air valve cap. • ○ Check the tire pressure often, using Measure the tire pressure when the an accurate gauge. tires are cold (that is, when the mo- • Make sure that the air valve cap is torcycle has not been ridden more securely installed.
  • Page 190 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Tire Wear, Damage As the tire tread wears down, the tire becomes more susceptible to puncture and failure. An accepted estimate is that 90% of all tire failures occur during the last 10% of tread life (90% worn). So it is false economy and unsafe to use the tires until they are bald.
  • Page 191 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Minimum Tread Depth 1 mm Tires that have been punctured Front (0.04 in.) and repaired do not have the same capabilities as undam- Under 130 km/h 2 mm aged tires and can suddenly fail, (80 mph) (0.08 in.) Rear causing an accident resulting...
  • Page 192 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Standard Tire (Tubeless) Make, Type: New tires are slippery and may BRIDGESTONE cause loss of control and injury. Front EXEDRA G721 E A break-in period of 160 km (100 Size: miles) is necessary to estab- 130/90B16M/C 67H lish normal tire traction.
  • Page 193: Battery

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Battery Due to their internal composition, The battery installed in this vehicle batteries continually self discharge. is a sealed type, and the sealing strip The discharge rate depends on the should not be removed at any time af- type of battery and ambient temper- ter the specified electrolyte has been ature.
  • Page 194 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Self-discharge Current Drain Approx. number of days Days from Days from 100 Dis- from 100% charged to 100% Charged % Charged charging 100% discharged to 50% to 100 % Ampere Temperature discharged discharged Lead Lead -Antimony -Calcium 7 mA 60 Days 119 Days...
  • Page 195 12.6 volts, the battery should be A common cause of battery failure is charged using an appropriate charger sulfation. (check with a Kawasaki dealer). Sulfation occurs when the battery is you will not be using the motorcy- left in a discharged condition for an ex- cle for longer than two weeks, the tended time.
  • Page 196 If the above chargers are not avail- Never remove the sealing stirp, able, use equivalent one. or the battery can be damaged. For more details, ask a Kawasaki Do not install a conventional bat- dealer. tery in this vehicle, or the elec-...
  • Page 197 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. Battery Case Cover Screws •...
  • Page 198 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Remove the (–) terminal bolt, and Remove the (+) terminal bolt, and then disconnect the (–) cable from then disconnect (+) cable from the (+) the (–) terminal. terminal. • Remove the red cap. A. (+) Terminal Bolt B.
  • Page 199 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • NOTE Clean the battery using a solution of ○ baking soda and water. Be sure that When installing the battery, the the cable connections ate clean. speedometer needle may momen- tary point to the last reading. If the Battery Installation battery is disconnected while the •...
  • Page 200: Headlight Beam

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Headlight Beam Vertical Adjustment The headlight beam is adjustable ver- Horizontal Adjustment tically. If adjusted too low, neither low The headlight beam is adjustable nor high beam will illuminate the road horizontally. If not properly adjusted far enough ahead. If adjusted too high, horizontally, the beam will point to one the high beam will fail to illuminate the side rather than straight ahead.
  • Page 201: Fuses

    The main fuse removal should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. 7.6 m (25 ft) B. Height of Headlight Center C.
  • Page 202 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Fuse Boxes A. Main Fuse B. Fuse Box (K-ACT ABS) C. Fuse Box (Fan Motor) WARNING Substituting fuses can cause wiring to overheat, catch fire and/or fail. Do not use any sub- stitute for the standard fuse. Replace the blown fuse with a new one of the correct capacity, as specified on the junction box...
  • Page 203: General Lubrication

    MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT General Lubrication Lubricate the points shown below, with either motor oil or regular grease, in accordance with the Periodic Main- tenance Chart or whenever the vehicle has been operated under wet or rainy conditions. Before lubricating each part, clean off any rusty spots with rust remover and wipe off any grease, oil, dirt, or grime.
  • Page 204 Side Stand (K)Throttle Inner Cable Upper Ends • Clutch Lever (K): Should be serviced by an autho- • Front Brake Lever rized Kawasaki dealer • Rear Brake Pedal NOTE Lubricate the following cables with a ○ After connecting the cables, adjust pressure cable luber - •...
  • Page 205: Cleaning Your Motorcycle

    General Precautions Build-up of debris or flammable Frequent and proper care of your material in and around the vehi- Kawasaki motorcycle will enhance cle chassis, engine, and exhaust its appearance, optimize overall per- can cause mechanical problems formance, and extend its useful life.
  • Page 206 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Be sure the engine and exhaust are Avoid using pressure washers; wa- cool before washing. ter can penetrate seals and electrical • Avoid applying degreaser to seals, components and damage your mo- brake pads, and tires. torcycle.
  • Page 207 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Rubber Boot A. Not Position B. Correct Position • If the boot is damaged, replace it with a new one. If the boot is not po- Washing Your Motorcycle • sitioned in the groove correctly, re- Rinse your bike with cold water from place it in the correct position.
  • Page 208 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE motorcycle. If needed, use a mild de- ○ greaser to remove any oil or grease After riding in an area where the build up. roads are salted or near the ocean, • After washing, rinse your motorcy- immediately wash your motorcycle cle thoroughly with clean water to re- with cold water.
  • Page 209 NOTICE • If any doubt, consult an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Plastic parts may deteriorate and break if they come in con- Painted Surfaces tact with chemical substances After washing your motorcycle, coat...
  • Page 210 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Chrome and Aluminum Vinyl parts should be washed with the Chrome and uncoated aluminum rest of the motorcycle, then treated with parts can be treated with a chrome/alu- a vinyl treatment. minum polish. Coated aluminum The sidewalls of tires and other rub- should be washed with a mild neu- ber components should be treated with tral detergent and finished with a spray...
  • Page 211: Bolt And Nut Tightening

    In accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart, it is very important to check the tightness of the bolts and nuts listed here. Also, check to see that each cotter pin is in place and in good condition. Please ask your authorized Kawasaki dealer for torque values.
  • Page 212 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 8. Front Fender Mounting Bolts 9. Engine Bracket Bolts 10. Trunk Stay Bolts 11. Front Axle Shaft 12. Brake Disk Mounting Bolts 13. Caliper Mounting Bolts 14. Cross Pipe Bolts 15. Footboard Mounting Bolts 16. Side Stand Nut 17.
  • Page 213 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 20. Rear Fender Mounting Bolts 21. Rear Shock Absorber Mounting Nuts 22. Muffler Mounting Bolts 23. Downtube Bolts 24. Rear Axle Nut 25. Rear Guard Mounting Bolts 26. Pivot Shaft Nut 27. Brake Pedal Mounting Bolt 28. Front Guard Mounting Bolts...
  • Page 214: Storage

    STORAGE STORAGE Preparation for Storage: • Clean the entire vehicle thoroughly. • Run the engine for about five minutes to warm the oil, shut it off and drain the 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 215 STORAGE WARNING Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under certain con- ditions, creating the potential for serious burns. Turn the ignition key to “OFF”. Do not smoke. Make sure the area is well-ventilated and free from any source of flame or sparks; this includes any appliance with a pilot light.
  • Page 216 STORAGE • Reduce tire pressure by about 20%. • Set the motorcycle on a box or stand so that both wheels are raised off the ground. (If this cannot be done, put boards under the front and rear wheels to keep damp- ness away from the tire rubber.) •...
  • Page 217: Troubleshooting Guide

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE • Engine Does Not Start: Incorrect spark plug gap • Starter Motor Won’t Turn No first turning the ignition key to • Engine stop switch off “OFF” when the motorcycle falls • Transmission not in neutral down.
  • Page 218: Your Warranty/owner Satisfaction

    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 apply to the normal wear of items such as tires, brake pads, transmission drive belts, chains, sprockets, etc.
  • Page 219 Much of the warranty coverage offered by the limited warranty can be extended by purchasing Kawasaki’s Good Time™ Protection Plan (GTPP). See your Kawasaki dealer or go to for more information if you don’t already have the GTPP. What Am I Responsible For? You are responsible for maintaining your vehicle according to the maintenance schedule shown in this owner’s manual.
  • Page 220 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 221 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 responsible for correctly completing any necessary repairs, whether they are covered by the lim- ited warranty or not.
  • Page 222 YOUR WARRANTY/OWNER SATISFACTION Kawasaki will work with your dealer to resolve any warranty issues. No autho- rization for warranty work can be given until your vehicle has been inspected by a Kawasaki dealer. What if I am not Satisfied With My Warranty Service? If you aren’t satisfied with your dealership’s repair work or operations, it is best to...
  • Page 223 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 224: 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 225: 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 226: 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 Dealer Name...
  • Page 227 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 228 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 229 MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
  • Page 230: 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 231 LOCATION OF LABELS 3. Brake Fluid (Rear) 4. Fuel Notice *5. Fuel Level 6. Engine Guard Warning *: only on California model...
  • Page 232 LOCATION OF LABELS 7. Battery Poison/Danger 8. Saddlebag Notice (Lid) 9. Saddlebag Notice (Bag) 10. Saddlebag Warning 11. Noise Emission Control Information...
  • Page 233 LOCATION OF LABELS 12. Weight and Manufacture *13. Vacuum Hose Routing Diagram 14. Vehicle Emission Control Information 15. Tire and Load Data *: only on California model...
  • Page 234 LOCATION OF LABELS 16. Trunk Warning 17. Fairing Pocket Notice (Both Sides) 18. Radiator Cap Danger...
  • Page 235 LOCATION OF LABELS...
  • Page 236 LOCATION OF LABELS (5) Only on California model...
  • Page 237 LOCATION OF LABELS...
  • Page 238 LOCATION OF LABELS...
  • Page 239 LOCATION OF LABELS (10)
  • Page 240 LOCATION OF LABELS (11) (13) Only on California model (12)
  • Page 241 LOCATION OF LABELS (14) (14) Only on California model (15)
  • Page 242 LOCATION OF LABELS (16) (17) (18)

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