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  • Page 1 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 2 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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 ○...
  • Page 4 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual NOTICE THIS PRODUCT BEEN MANUFACTURED FOR USE IN A REASONABLE AND PRUDENT MANNER BY A QUALIFIED OP- ERATOR AND AS A VEHICLE ONLY. http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 5 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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 © 2012 Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. Jul. 2012. (2) http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 7 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual (Australian model only) TAMPERING WITH NOISE CONTROL SYSTEM PROHIBITED Owners are warned that the law may prohibit: (a) The removal or rendering inoperative by any person other than for purposes of maintenance, repair 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;...
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY INFORMATION ....10 GENERAL INFORMATION....21 Read Owner’s Manual ..... 10 Specifications ........21 Training ..........10 Serial Number Locations....25 Daily Safety Checks and Periodic Location of Labels ......26 Maintenance ......... 10 Location of Parts ......
  • Page 9 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual Side Stand ........68 Coolant..........106 Seats ..........69 Air Cleaner ........111 Tying Hooks ........72 Throttle Control System ....112 Tool Kit ..........72 Idle Speed ........114 Rear View Mirror ......73 Clutch ..........115 Event Data Recorder......
  • Page 10 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual Owner Satisfaction ......154 MAINTENANCE RECORD ....157 Environmental Protection ....156 http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 11: Safety Information

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual SAFETY INFORMATION SAFETY INFORMATION Read Owner’s Manual Daily Safety Checks and Periodic Maintenance Read this Owner’s Manual care- fully before riding so that you will be It is important to keep your motorcy- thoroughly familiar with the proper op- cle properly maintained and in safe rid- eration of your motorcycle’s controls,...
  • Page 12: 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 13: Passenger

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual SAFETY INFORMATION or use of accessories, or motorcycle fitting additional accessories. The fol- modification, will void the motorcycle lowing general guidelines have been warranty; can negatively affect perfor- prepared to assist you in making your mance, stability and safety; and can determinations.
  • Page 14: Baggage And Luggage

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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-...
  • Page 15: Other Load

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual SAFETY INFORMATION or any other aspects of the motor- used to tow any trailers or other ve- cycle’s operation. hicles. Kawasaki does not manu- 2. Weight attached to the handlebar or facture sidecars or trailers for mo-...
  • Page 16: 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 17: Fueling

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual SAFETY INFORMATION Fueling Never Ride with Drugs or Alcohol Alcohol and drugs impair your judg- WARNING ment and reaction time. Never con- sume alcohol or drugs before or while Gasoline is extremely flammable riding motorcycles. and can be explosive under cer- tain conditions.
  • Page 18: Safe Riding Techniques

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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.
  • Page 19 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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...
  • Page 20: Additional Considerations For High Speed Operation

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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.
  • Page 21 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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.
  • Page 22: General Information

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Specifications PERFORMANCE Maximum Horsepower 83.0 kW (113 PS) @10 200 r/min (rpm) Maximum Torque 83.0 N·m (8.5 kgf·m, 61 ft·lb) @8 000 r/min (rpm) Minimum Turning Radius 3 m (118 in.) DIMENSIONS Overall Length 2 100 mm (82.7 in.)
  • Page 23 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Displacement 806 cm³ (49.2 cu in.) Bore × Stroke 71.0 × 50.9 mm (2.8 × 2.0 in.) Compression Ratio 11.9 : 1 Starting System Electric starter Cylinder Numbering Method Left to right, 1-2-3-4 Firing Order...
  • Page 24 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION TRANSMISSION Transmission Type 6-speed, return shift Clutch Type Wet, multi disc Driving System Chain drive Primary Reduction Ratio 1.714 (84/49) Final Reduction Ratio 3.000 (45/15) Overall Drive Ratio 5.633 (Top gear) Gear Ratio: 2.571 (36/14) 1.941 (33/17)
  • Page 25 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Tire Size: Front 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) Rear 180/55ZR17 M/C (73W) Rim Size: Front J17M/C × MT3.50 Rear J17M/C × MT5.50 Fuel Tank Capacity 17 L (4.5 US gal) Brake Fluid DOT4 ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT Battery...
  • Page 26: Serial Number Locations

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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 27: 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 28 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION 2. Brake Fluid (Rear) 3. Battery Poison/Danger 4. Rear Shock Absorber Warning http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 29 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION *5. Unleaded Gasoline 6. Tire and Load Data 7. Important Drive Chain Information 8. Radiator Cap Danger *: Only on Australian model http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 30 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION 9. Daily Safety Checks *10. Stationary Noise Test Information *: Only on Australian model http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 31 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 32 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 33 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION 10) only on Australia model http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 34: Location Of Parts

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Location of Parts 1. Rear View Mirrors 7. Front Brake Lever 2. Clutch Lever 8. Spring Preload Adjusters 3. Left Handlebar Switches 9. Ignition Switch/Steering Lock 4. Meter Instruments 10. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster 5.
  • Page 35 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Headlight 9. Tail/Brake Light 17. Side Stand 2. Turn Signal Lights 10. License Plate Light 18. Rebound Damping 3. Spark Plugs 11. Seat Lock Force Adjuster (Rear 4. Air Cleaner 12. Brake Disc Shock Absorber) 5.
  • Page 36 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Tool Kit 7. Swingarm 2. Battery 8. Muffler 3. Brake Fluid Reservoir (Rear) 9. Rear Shock Absorber 4. Fuel Tank Cap 10. Rear Brake Light Switch 5. Tying Hooks (Both Sides) (Other than 11.
  • Page 37: Meter Instruments

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Meter Instruments A. Left Button B. Right Button C. Multifunction Meter (Left Side) D. Tachometer E. Multifunction Meter (Right Side) F. Green Left Turn Signal Indicator Light G. Yellow Engine Warning Indicator Light H. Yellow ABS Indicator Light (only on ABS model) I.
  • Page 38: Tachometer

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ For safety, do not operate the instru- ment buttons while riding the motor- cycle. Tachometer The tachometer shows the engine speed in revolutions per minute (r/min, rpm). The upper (higher) zone of A.
  • Page 39 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION • Display Pattern Setting Hold the left and right buttons for The tachometer display can be more than 2 seconds to set the dis- changed as follows: play. • Push the left and right buttons for NOTE more than 2 seconds.
  • Page 40: Multifunction Meter (right Side)

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Multifunction Meter (Right Side) A. Economical Riding Indicator B. Speedometer C. Multifunction Display - Current Mileage - Average Mileage - Cruising Range D. Fuel Gauge/Fuel Warning Symbol http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 41 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Speedometer The speedometer shows the speed of the vehicle in digital values. NOTE ○ When input value speedometer becomes less than 5 km/h (4 mph), the numerical value shows “0.” Unit Setting A. Meter Display Units...
  • Page 42 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION • pushing the right button to select the Current Mileage • meter display units. The display units Average Mileage • can be shifted in the following order. Cruising Range When the right button is pushed, the display modes can be shifted as fol- lows.
  • Page 43 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION A. Current Mileage A. Average Mileage B. “AV” NOTE • While the average mileage is dis- ○ The numerical value shows “– –.–” played, push the right button for until 4 seconds have passed and the more than 2 seconds.
  • Page 44 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION been used and 100 m (328 ft) has been traveled. Cruising Range This display mode shows the cruising range by numerical value and indicates A. “– – –” display the cruising range from the remaining fuel in the fuel tank.
  • Page 45 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION When the fuel tank is full, all the seg- ments are displayed. As the fuel level in the tank goes down, the segments disappear one by one from F (full) to E (empty). The lowest segment and fuel level warning symbol blink in the multi- A.
  • Page 46 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION All of the segments and fuel warning inspected by an authorized Kawasaki symbol will blink in case of the open dealer immediately. or short of the wiring. Have the wiring http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 47: Multifunction Meter (left Side)

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Multifunction Meter (Left Side) A. Coolant Temperature Meter B. Multifunction Display - Odometer - Trip Meter A - Trip Meter B C. Clock D. Warning Symbols http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 48 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Coolant Temperature Meter When the coolant temperature rises The coolant temperature meter in- to above 40°C (104°F), the numerical dicates temperature of the engine value of the coolant temperature at the coolant. present state is displayed.
  • Page 49 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION check the coolant level in the reserve tank after the engine cools down. Have the cooling system checked by an au- thorized 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 50 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE NOTE ○ When the battery is disconnected, Do not let the engine continue the multifunction display indicates running when the coolant tem- the odometer. perature shows “HI”. Prolonged engine operation will result in...
  • Page 51 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION • NOTE Push the left button to select the trip ○ meter A or B. The data are maintained even if the • Push the left button for more than 2 battery is disconnected.
  • Page 52 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the left button for more than 2 seconds. Both the hour and minute displays start blinking. • Push the right button. Both the hour and minute displays start blinking again. • Push the left button. The displays •...
  • Page 53: Indicator Lights

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION ○ Yellow ABS Indicator Light (For When the battery is disconnected, models equipped with ABS) the clock is reset to 1:00 and starts working again when the battery is : The ABS (Anti-lock Brake Sys- connected.
  • Page 54: Warning Indicator Lights

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Red Warning Indicator Light Warning Indicator Lights This warning indicator light has the four warning functions: coolant tem- perature warning, oil pressure warning, Yellow Engine Warning Indicator immobilizer warning and battery charg- Light ing system warning. For more detailed...
  • Page 55 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Immobilizer Warning Symbol : The red warning indicator light Do not let the engine continue and the immobilizer warning symbol running when the coolant tem- ) blinks whenever the ignition perature warning symbol goes switch is turned on or trouble occurs in on.
  • Page 56 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION if the improperly coded key is used, or blinking automatically stop blinking to any incorrect communication between prevent excessive battery discharge. antenna and key is occurred. How- ever, when the properly coded key can...
  • Page 57: Keys

    This motorcycle has a combination thorized Kawasaki dealer. Blank keys key, which is used for the ignition are available at your Kawasaki dealers. switch/steering lock, seat lock, and fuel Ask your dealer to make any additional tank cap.
  • Page 58 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE NOTICE Do not put two keys of any immo- If all ignition keys are lost, an bilizer system on the same key authorized Kawasaki dealer will ring. have to replace the ECU and or- Do not submerge any key in wa- der new ignition keys.
  • Page 59 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION ECU and key is occurred, the engine and hold the left and right buttons does not start with the immobilizer simultaneously for more than two seconds, within twenty seconds after warning symbol ( ) and warning turning the ignition key to the “OFF”...
  • Page 60: Ignition Switch/steering Lock

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Ignition Switch/Steering Engine off. Electrical circuits Lock off. Engine on. All electrical This is a four-position, key-operated equipment can be used. switch. The key can be removed from the switch when it is in the OFF, LOCK Steering locked.
  • Page 61: Right Handlebar Switches

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Right Handlebar Switches A. Engine Stop Switch B. Starter Button Engine Stop Switch In addition to the ignition switch, the engine stop switch must be in the position for the motorcycle to operate. The engine stop switch is for emer- gency use.
  • Page 62: Left Handlebar Switches

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Left Handlebar Switches 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. Starter Button...
  • Page 63: Brake Lever Adjuster

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE High beam..( Low beam..( If you leave the switch on for a long time, the battery may be- Turn Signal Switch come totally discharged. So be When the turn signal switch is turned...
  • Page 64: Fuel Tank Cap

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel Tank Cap Push the lever forward and turn the ad- juster to align the number with the mark To open the fuel tank cap, pull up the on the lever holder. The distance from key hole cover.
  • Page 65: Fuel

    GENERAL INFORMATION minimum octane rating shown below. Never use gasoline with an octane rat- ing lower than the minimum specified by Kawasaki to prevent severe engine damage. The octane rating of a gasoline is a measure of its resistance to detona- tion or “knocking.”...
  • Page 66 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Fuel Type and Octane Rating If engine “knocking” or “ping- (Except for Brazil Specification) ing” occurs, use a different Use clean, fresh unleaded gasoline brand of gasoline of a higher with an octane rating equal to or higher octane rating.
  • Page 67: Filling The Tank

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE (For Brazil Specification) Use clean, fresh unleaded gasoline Do not use any fuel that con- with an Antiknock Index equal to or tains more ethanol or other oxy- higher than that shown in the table.
  • Page 68 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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 69: Side Stand

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Certain ingredients of gasoline may cause paint fading or dam- age. Be extra careful not to spill gasoline or gasoline oxygenates blends during refueling. Side Stand A. Side Stand The motorcycle is equipped with the side stand.
  • Page 70: Seats

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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.
  • Page 71 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION A. Bolt A. Tabs B. Bracket B. Slots C. Rider’s Seat C. Rider’s Seat • Pull the rider’s seat backward to clear Rider’s Seat Installation the tabs. • Insert the tabs at the front of the •...
  • Page 72 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION A. Tabs A. Bracket B. Slots B. Hole C. Hooks C. Rider’s Seat D. Holes D. To Forward E. Rider’s Seat • Passenger’s Seat Installation Insert the bracket into the hole at • Insert the tab at the rear of the pas- the rear of rider’s seat while pushing...
  • Page 73: Tying Hooks

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION • Tying Hooks Push down the front part of the pas- senger’s seat until the lock clicks. When tying up light loads to the seat, use the tying hooks located in rear of the rear footpegs, below the passen- ger’s seat.
  • Page 74: Rear View Mirror

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Rear View Mirror The kit contains tools that can be helpful in making roadside repairs, adjustments, and some maintenance Rear View Mirror Adjustment • Adjust the rear view mirror by slightly procedures explained in this manual.
  • Page 75 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION A. Stay A. Lower Hexagonal Area for Tightening B. Rear View Mirror B. Upper Hexagonal Area C. Rear View Mirror Tightening Torque D. Rubber Boots Lower Hexagonal Area: NOTE 30 N·m (3.1 kgf·m, 22 ft·lb) ○...
  • Page 76: Event Data Recorder

    EDR. Kawasaki does not access Among other things, this data can help the EDR information without obtaining provide a better understanding of the...
  • Page 77: How To Ride The Motorcycle

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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...
  • Page 78: Starting The Engine

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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.
  • Page 79 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE righting the motorcycle, first turn the ignition key to “OFF” and then back to “ON” before starting the engine. • Without holding the throttle grip, push the starter button to start the engine.
  • Page 80: Jump Starting

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTICE the side stand is down. However, the engine can be started if the clutch Do not let the engine idle longer lever is pulled and the side stand is than five minutes, or engine fully up.
  • Page 81 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Remove the rider’s seat, see Rider’s DANGER Seat Removal in the GENERAL IN- Battery acid generates hydro- FORMATION chapter. gen gas which is flammable and • Slide the red cap from the positive...
  • Page 82 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE DANGER Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can cause burns and pro- duce hydrogen gas which is highly explosive. Do not make this last connection at the fuel system or battery. Take care not...
  • Page 83: Moving Off

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • NOTICE Shift into 1st gear. • Open the throttle a little, and start to Do not operate the starter con- let out the clutch lever very slowly. tinuously for more than 5 sec- •...
  • Page 84: Shifting Gears

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE WARNING ○ The motorcycle is equipped with a Downshifting to a lower gear at side stand switch. This switch is de- high speed causes engine rpm signed so that the engine does not...
  • Page 85: Braking

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Braking applying the brakes as hard as pos- sible without skidding. • Close the throttle completely, leav- • Even in motorcycles equipped with ing the clutch engaged (except when ABS, braking during cornering may shifting gears) so that the engine will cause wheel slip.
  • Page 86: Anti-lock Brake System (abs)

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE prevent wheel lock-up and allows sta- ble steering control while stopping. Brake control function is identical to that of a conventional motorcycle. The brake lever is used for the front brake and the brake pedal for the rear brake.
  • Page 87 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE distance of a motorcycle with ABS WARNING may be longer than that of an equiv- ABS cannot protect the rider alent motorcycle without ABS. Use from all possible hazards and special caution in such areas.
  • Page 88: Yellow Abs Indicator Light

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE ○ When the ABS is functioning, you WARNING may feel a pulsing in the brake lever Use of non-recommended tires or pedal. This is normal. You need may cause malfunctioning of not suspend applying brakes.
  • Page 89: Stopping The Engine

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • The light remains lit after the motor- motorcycle falls down. The engine cycle starts moving. warning indicator light ( ) blinks • The light comes on and remains lit when the starter button is pressed if after the motorcycle starts moving.
  • Page 90: Parking

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE dangerous situation known as throt- used, turn off the ignition switch after tle failure. Two of the most common stopping the motorcycle. causes of throttle failure are: Parking 1. An improperly serviced or clogged...
  • Page 91 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE and the motorcycle is not close to WARNING any source of flame or sparks; this The engine and exhaust system includes any appliance with a pilot get extremely hot during normal light.
  • Page 92 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE ignition key to the position and ○ push in the hazard switch. When stopping near traffic at night, you can leave the turn signals blink- ing for greater visibility by turning the...
  • Page 93: 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 94 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. http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 95: Daily Safety Checks

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Daily Safety Checks Check the following items each day before you ride. The time required is minimal, and habitual performance of these checks will help ensure you a safe, reliable ride. If any irregularities are found during these checks, refer to the MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chapter or see your dealer for the action required to return the motorcycle to a safe operating condition.
  • Page 96 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Operation Page Lubricate if dry 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...
  • Page 97 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Operation Page Coolant – No coolant leakage 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 –...
  • Page 98: Periodic Maintenance

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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 99 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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) : every 36 000 km – (22 500 mile)
  • Page 100 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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 hose and O-ring (22 500 mile) : every 42 000 km –...
  • Page 101 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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) –...
  • Page 102 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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 –...
  • Page 103: Engine Oil

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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.
  • Page 104 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Oil and/or Oil Filter Change • Warm up the engine thoroughly, and then stop it. • Place an oil pan beneath the engine. • Remove the engine oil drain plug. WARNING Engine oil is a toxic substance.
  • Page 105 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE ○ If a torque wrench or required Kawasaki special tool is not avail- able, this item should be serviced by a Kawasaki dealer. A. Packing • Install the drain plug with a new gas- ket.
  • Page 106 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Tightening Torque Engine Oil Capacity Engine Oil Drain Plug: Capacity: 3.1 L (3.3 US qt) 29 N·m (3.0 kgf·m, 21 ft·lb) [when filter is not removed] Cartridge: 3.4 L (3.6 US qt) 17 N·m (1.7 kgf·m, 13 ft·lb)
  • Page 107: Coolant

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Coolant Coolant Level Inspection • Position the motorcycle so that it is perpendicular to the ground. • Check the coolant level through the coolant level gauge on the reserve tank located to the left of the engine.
  • Page 108 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Pull the left tank cover forward to Coolant Filling • Remove the bolts and plastic wash- clear the hook. ers. • Clear the hooks on the ignition cover and remove it. A. Projection B.
  • Page 109 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Bolts A. Cap B. Screws B. Reserve Tank C. Left Inner Shroud C. F (Full) Level Line D. L (Low) Level Line • Remove the cap from the reserve • Install the left inner shroud.
  • Page 110 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT A. Hook A. Pin B. Fuel Tank B. Ignition Cover C. Slot C. Hole D. Tab D. Bracket E. Slot • Insert the hooks on the ignition cover F. Left Tank Cover into the slots.
  • Page 111 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Coolant Requirement WARNING Coolant containing corrosion in- hibitors for aluminum engines and radiators include harm- ful chemicals for human body. Drinking coolant can result in serious injury or death. coolant in accordance with the instructions of the manufacturer.
  • Page 112: Air Cleaner

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE Oil Draining • Inspect the transparent drain hose lo- If hard water is used in the sys- cated under the left side of the engine tem, it causes scale accumula- to see if any oil has run down.
  • Page 113: Throttle Control System

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Check the throttle grip free play by WARNING turning back and forth. Oil on tires will make them slip- pery and can cause an accident and injury. Be sure to install the plug in the drain hose after drain- ing.
  • Page 114 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Throttle Grip Free Play Adjustment • Loosen the locknuts at the upper of the throttle cables, and screw both throttle cable adjusters completely so as to give the throttle grip plenty of play.
  • Page 115: Idle Speed

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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 116: Clutch

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Clutch Open and close the throttle a few times to make sure that the idle speed does not change. Readjust if Clutch Operation Inspection • Check that the clutch lever operates necessary.
  • Page 117 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Excess clutch cable play could prevent clutch disengagement and cause a crash resulting in serious injury or death. When adjusting the clutch cable, be sure the upper end of the outer cable is fully seated in its fitting so that it doesn’t slip into place...
  • Page 118: Drive Chain

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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...
  • Page 119 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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 cap. • Remove the cotter pin, and loosen the axle nut.
  • Page 120 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • If the chain is too tight, turn out 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...
  • Page 121 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE WARNING ○ If a torque wrench is not available, Misalignment of the wheel will this item should be serviced by an result in abnormal wear, and may authorized Kawasaki dealer. result in an unsafe riding con- dition.
  • Page 122: Brakes

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE WARNING ○ When inserting the cotter pin, if the A loose axle nut can lead to an slots in the nut do not align with accident resulting in serious in- the cotter pin hole in the axle shaft, jury or death.
  • Page 123 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Air in the brake lines diminish braking performance and can cause an accident resulting in injury or death. If the brake lever or pedal feels mushy when it is applied, there might be air in the brake lines or the brake may be defective.
  • Page 124 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT thickness of either pad lining is less than below table, replace both pads in the caliper as a set. Pad replace- ment should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Lining Thickness Service Limit Front 1.0 mm (0.04 in.)
  • Page 125: Brake Light Switches

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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 126: Suspension System

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • NOTICE If the light does not come on, the rear brake light switch should be adjusted To avoid damaging the electrical by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. connections inside the switch, Brake Pedal Travel be sure that the switch body does not turn during adjustment.
  • Page 127 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Spring Preload Adjustment The adjuster is located at the top of each front fork leg. Standard 9 mm (0.4 in.) From the top of the adjuster. • Turn the spring preload adjuster into the nut to increase spring force and out to decrease spring force.
  • Page 128: Rear Shock Absorber

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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 129 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rebound Damping Force Adjustment Standard The adjuster is located at the lower 1 1/4 turns out end of the rear shock absorber. Out from the fully seated position (turned fully clockwise). • Turn the adjuster clockwise to in- crease rebound damping force.
  • Page 130: Setting Tables

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Setting Tables Front Fork Spring Preload Setting Hardest setting Softest setting limit Standard limit Adjuster Position 19 mm (0.7 in.) 9 mm (0.4 in)* 4 mm (0.2 in.)* ←→ Spring Action Weak Strong ←→...
  • Page 131 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Front Fork Damping Force Settings Softest setting Hardest Standard limit setting limit Adjuster Position: Rebound 26 clicks** 12 clicks** ←→ Damping Force Weak Strong ←→ Hard Setting Soft ←→ Load Light Heavy ←→...
  • Page 132 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rear Shock Absorber Damping Force Settings Softest setting Hardest Standard limit setting limit Adjuster Rebound 2 2/4 turns out** 1 1/4 turns out** Position: ←→ Damping Force Weak Strong ←→ Setting Soft Hard ←→...
  • Page 133: Tire Pressure Inspection

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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 134 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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.) •...
  • Page 135 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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 136: Battery

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ○ When operating on public roadways, WARNING keep maximum speed under traffic New tires are slippery and may law limits. cause loss of control and injury. A break-in period of 160 km (100...
  • Page 137 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE appropriate charger. Do not use an au- tomotive-type quick charger that may Never remove the sealing strip, overcharge the battery and damage it. or the battery can be damaged. NOTE Do not install a conventional ○...
  • Page 138 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT For more details, ask your Kawasaki DANGER dealer. Battery acid generates hydro- gen gas which is flammable and Battery Charging • Charge the battery following the in- explosive under certain con- structions of your battery charger.
  • Page 139 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Clear the hooks on the frame, and Disconnect the cables from the bat- remove the rubber band. tery, first from the (–) terminal and • Clear the hook of the fuse box, and then the (+) terminal.
  • Page 140: Headlight

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE Battery Installation • Run the cables outside the battery Installing the (–) cable to the (+) case and under the main harness. terminal of the battery or the (+) cable to the (–) terminal of the battery can seriously damaged the electrical system.
  • Page 141 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Horizontal Adjustment Vertical Adjustment The headlight beam is adjustable The headlight beam is adjustable ver- horizontally. If not properly adjusted tically. If adjusted too low, neither low horizontally, the beam will point to one nor high beam will illuminate the road side rather than straight ahead.
  • Page 142: Fuses

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT system. Have the motorcycle checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. The main fuse removal should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Fuses Fuses are arranged in the fuse boxes located under the rider’s seat.
  • Page 143: General Lubrication

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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 144 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Before lubricating each part, clean off any rusty spots with rust remover and wipe off any grease, oil, dirt, or grime. Apply engine oil to the following pivots • Side Stand • Clutch Lever •...
  • Page 145: Cleaning Your Motorcycle

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Cleaning Your Motorcycle WARNING Build-up of debris or flammable material in and around the vehi- General Precautions cle chassis, engine, and exhaust can cause mechanical problems Frequent and proper care of your and increase the risk of fire.
  • Page 146: Washing Your Motorcycle

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Be sure the engine and exhaust are system, brake components, electri- cool before washing. cal components, muffler outlets, and • Avoid applying degreaser to seals, fuel tank openings. brake pads, and tires.
  • Page 147 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Use a soft cloth to dry your motorcy- immediately wash your motorcycle cle. As you dry, inspect your motor- with cold water. Do not use warm cycle for chips and scratches. Do not...
  • Page 148 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • NOTICE When washing the motorcycle, al- ways use a mild neutral detergent Using high-pressure water, as and water. from a car wash facility, could • The semi-gloss finish effect may be damage the radiator fins and im- lost when the finish is excessively pair the radiator’s effectiveness.
  • Page 149 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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...
  • Page 150 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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 151: Appendix

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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 152 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual APPENDIX 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;...
  • Page 153 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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 154: Troubleshooting Guide

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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 •...
  • Page 155: Owner Satisfaction

    Battery discharged Owner Satisfaction (For Products Sold in Australia Only) Your satisfaction is important to your authorized Kawasaki dealer and to Kawasaki Motors Pty., Ltd. If you have a problem concerning warranty or service, please take the following action: Contact the owner and/or service manager of your authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 156 Also, all warranty and service matters are handled and resolved through the authorized Kawasaki dealer network. If you are unsatisfied after working with your Kawasaki dealer and feel you still require further assistance, WRITE to the address below. Please be certain to pro-...
  • Page 157: 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 end of its life.
  • Page 158: Maintenance Record

    Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual 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.
  • Page 159 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 160 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 161 Kawasaki Z800 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
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