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.
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-...
NOTICE WARNING Engine exhaust, some of its THIS PRODUCT BEEN constituents, and certain vehi- MANUFACTURED FOR USE IN A cle components contain or emit REASONABLE AND PRUDENT chemicals known to the State of MANNER BY A QUALIFIED OP- California to cause cancer and ERATOR AND AS A VEHICLE birth defects or other reproduc- ONLY.
FOREWORD Congratulations on your purchase of a new Kawasaki motorcycle. Your new mo- torcycle is the product of Kawasaki’s advanced engineering, exhaustive testing, and continuous striving for superior reliability, safety and performance. Please read this Owner’s Manual carefully before riding so that you will be thoroughly familiar with the proper operation of your motorcycle’s controls, its fea-...
System (California model only)..203 (ABS) ..........148 Valve Clearance ....... 204 K-ACT ABS Indicator Light ... 151 Kawasaki Clean Air System ..... 205 Stopping the Engine......152 Air Cleaner ........206 Stopping the Motorcycle in an Throttle Control System ....213 Emergency ........
SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS PERFORMANCE Minimum Turing Radius 3.2 m (126 in.) DIMENSIONS Overall Length 2 230 mm (87.8 in.) Overall Width 790 mm (31.1 in.) (with saddlebags) (1 000 mm (39.4 in.)) Overall Height/High Position 1 345 mm (53.0 in.)/1 465 mm (57.7 in.) Wheelbase 1 520 mm (59.8 in.) Road Clearance...
SPECIFICATIONS Compression Ratio 10.7:1 Starting System Electric starter Cylinder Numbering Method Left to right, 1-2-3-4 Firing Order 1-2-4-3 Fuel System FI (Fuel Injection) Ignition System Battery and coil (transistorized ignition) 10° BTDC @1 100 r/min (rpm) ∼ 36.8° BTDC @3 800 Ignition Timing (Electronically advanced) r/min (rpm)
SPECIFICATIONS Clutch Type Wet, multi disc Driving System Shaft drive Primary Reduction Ratio 1.556 (84/54) Final Reduction Ratio 2.036 (14/22 × 32/10) Overall Drive Ratio 3.402 @Top gear Gear Ratio: 3.333 (50/15) 2.412 (41/17) 1.900 (38/20) 1.545 (34/22) 1.292 (31/24) 1.074 (29/27) FRAME Caster...
12 V 60 W × 2 Low Beam 12 V 55 W × 2 Tail/Brake Light Even if one of LED (Light Emitting Diode) tail/brake lights does not go on, consult with an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Specifications are subject to change without notice.
SERIAL NUMBER LOCATIONS SERIAL NUMBER LOCATIONS The engine and frame serial numbers are used to register the motorcycle. They are the only means of identifying your particular machine from others of the same model type. These serial numbers may be needed by your dealer when ordering parts.
LOCATION OF PARTS LOCATION OF PARTS This manual is based on the vehicle equipped with the saddlebags of the accessories. 1. Clutch Lever 7. Brake Fluid Reservoir 12. Rebound Damping 2. Left Handlebar (Front) Force Adjuster (Front Switches 8. Front Brake Lever Fork) 3.
LOCATION OF PARTS 16. Air Intake 24. Tail/Brake Light 32. Rebound Damping 17. Headlight 25. License Plate Light Force Adjuster 18. Turn Signal Lights 26. Brake Disc 33. Side Stand 19. Spark Plugs 27. Front Fork 34. Spring Preload 20. Air Cleaner 28.
LOCATION OF PARTS 36. Saddlebag 41. Muffler 45. Rear Shock Absorber (Accessory) 42. Brake Fluid Reservoir 46. Center Stand 37. Fuse Box (Rear) 47. Rear Brake Pedal 38. Battery 43. Swingarm 48. Oil Level Inspection 39. Fuel Tank Cap 44. Rear Brake Light Window 40.
Kawasaki Parts Accessories, motorcycle be genuine Kawasaki Kawasaki has no control over the components. design or application of accessories. In some cases, improper installation Because a motorcycle is sensitive to or use of accessories, or motorcycle...
LOADING AND ACCESSORIES INFORMATION The following general guidelines have on the motorcycle center of gravity. been prepared to assist you in making Baggage weight should also be dis- your determinations. tributed equally on both sides of the 1. Any passenger should be thor- motorcycle.
LOADING AND ACCESSORIES INFORMATION affected any lighting components, be used to tow any trailer or other road clearance, banking capability vehicle. Kawasaki does not manu- (i.e., lean angle), control operation, facture sidecars or trailers for mo- wheel travel, front fork movement,...
GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Meter Instruments A. Speedometer B. Neutral Indicator Light C. Left Turn Signal Indicator Light D. Warning Indicator Light E. Multifunction Meter F. Oil Pressure Warning Indicator Light G. Right Turn Signal Indicator Light H. High Beam Indicator Light I.
NOTICE not operate correctly, have the function checked by an authorized Kawasaki Engine r/min (rpm) should not dealer. be allowed to enter the red zone; The speedometer shows the speed operation in the red zone will of the vehicle.
• Odometer/Trip Meters (Trip Meter when turning the key knob to ON po- A/B) sition, “KAWASAKI” is displayed for 3 • Clock seconds, then, depending on the mode • Mileage (Average Mileage/Current...
GENERAL INFORMATION Pushing the upper button shifts the Upper Button Function display though the following modes: Average Mileage (AVERAGE), Current Mileage (CURRENT), Cruising Range (RANGE), Tire Air Pressure (TIRE F/R), Battery Voltage (BATTERY) Out- side Temperature (OUTSIDE). A. Average Mileage (AVERAGE) Pushing the lower button shifts the B.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Meter Mode Button Function ○ Do not shift the multifunction meter display by the upper button and the lower button while riding for safe op- eration. The following settings can be ad- justed in the multifunction meter. When changing the settings of these items, refer to the “Setting Menu”...
GENERAL INFORMATION Odometer/Trip Meters - “ODO”/“TRIP A”/“TRIP B” The trip meter and odometer can be shifted to ODO, TRIP A and TRIP B by pushing the lower button. The odometer shows the total dis- tance in kilometers or miles that the ve- hicle has been ridden.
GENERAL INFORMATION The trip meter shows the distance in To reset the trip meter: • kilometers or miles traveled since they Push the lower button to display the were last reset to zero. TRIP A or TRIP B. TRIP A:0.0 ∼ 999.9 •...
GENERAL INFORMATION ○ NOTE When the battery is disconnected, ○ the meter display resets to 0.0. The clock works normally from the ○ The measurement unit of the trip me- back-up power while the ignition ter can be changed, refer to the “Set- switch is turned off.
GENERAL INFORMATION • • Push the upper button or the meter Push the upper button for 2 sec- mode button to display the average onds while the average mileage is mileage. displayed, and the average mileage resets to “– –. –”. A.
GENERAL INFORMATION • been used and 100 m (328 ft) has Push the upper button or the meter been traveled. mode button to display the current mileage. “CURRENT” This display shows the current mileage by numerical value, and in- dicates the current fuel consumption. The current mileage display is renewed every 4 seconds.
GENERAL INFORMATION ○ The measurement unit of the mileage cruising range from the remaining fuel can be changed, refer to the “Setting in the fuel tank. This cruising range Menu” item in this section. display is renewed every 10 seconds. •...
GENERAL INFORMATION • When the fuel tank is full, all the seg- warning symbol are displayed al- ments (6 segments) in the fuel gauge ternately in the multifunction meter are displayed, and then, (+) is added instead of the numerical value of the to the numerical value of the cruising cruising range.
GENERAL INFORMATION ○ The display range for cruising range ∼ unit is 0 999. Tire Air Pressure - “TIRE F/R” This display shows the tire air pres- sure. This value displayed in this meter is shown by riding at approx. 20 km/h (12 mph) or more and 1 minute passed.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the upper button or the meter Because this value may not show the mode button to display the tire air value of the actual tire air pressure. pressure. This value should be referred only while riding. ○...
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE air pressure sensor checked by an ○ authorized Kawasaki dealer. The battery voltage may not be dis- played correctly in this meter when Battery Voltage - the battery voltage is less than 9.0 V or more than 16.0 V.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. “LOW BATTERY” Display A. Battery Warning Symbol Outside Temperature - This display shows the outside tem- perature by numerical value. The out- side temperature display is renewed every 5 seconds.
GENERAL INFORMATION • ○ Push the upper button or the meter The outside temperature may not mode button to display the outside be displayed correctly in this meter temperature. when the vehicle stops, or the speed is 20 km/h (12 mph) or less, or im- mediately after engine start.
GENERAL INFORMATION When the transmission is in 1st gear, “1” is displayed. When the transmission is in 2nd gear, “2” is displayed. When the transmission is in 3rd gear, “3” is displayed. When the transmission is in 4th gear, “4” is displayed. When the transmission is in 5th gear, “5”...
If the coolant temperature gauge is not correctly displayed, have the coolant temperature gauge checked by an au- thorized Kawasaki dealer. If all 6 seg- ments are displayed and start blinking, the coolant warning message “HIGH TEMP”, and the coolant warning sym- A.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ When pushing the lower button with the upper button held in while the coolant warning message “HIGH TEMP” and coolant warning symbol are displayed alternately in the mul- tifunction meter, the display in the multifunction meter is shifted to the previous display and then the warn- ing indicator light goes on.
The fuel level warn- played, have the fuel gauge checked ing indicator light goes on when ap- by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. proximately 4.0 L (1.1 US gal) of usable fuel remains. Refuel at the earliest op- portunity if the last 1 segment (E) and...
GENERAL INFORMATION A. “FUEL LOW” Display A. Fuel Warning Symbol B. Fuel Gauge B. Fuel Gauge NOTE ○ When pushing the lower button with the upper button held in while the fuel warning message “FUEL LOW” and fuel warning symbol are displayed al- ternately in the multifunction meter, the display in the multifunction meter is shifted to the previous display and...
Best suitable on winding roads. detailed information about the K-ACT High Combined Mode (mode 2): Link system, see the Kawasaki Advanced effect on the front / rear brake is height- Coactive-braking Technology (K-ACT) ened from the beginning of the rear...
If the low voltage mode continues, you should have the K-ACT ABS checked by an autho- rized Kawasaki dealer. ○ When the battery voltage is low, the A. Standard Mode (mode 1) K-ACT ABS mode may not be able B.
GENERAL INFORMATION Economical Riding Indicator and WARNING Fuel Economy Assistance Mode - Failing to properly observe the Economical Riding Indicator road ahead increases the chance When the operator is driving the mo- of an accident resulting in se- torcycle for optimum fuel-efficiency, the vere injury or death.
GENERAL INFORMATION • vehicle speed is less than 250 km/h Push and hold the meter mode but- (152 mph). When the fuel economy ton for more than one second, but assistance mode function is effective, less than three seconds, to switch the fuel economy assistance indicator between fuel economy assistance appears on the multifunction meter.
GENERAL INFORMATION ○ Activating the fuel economy assis- Setting Menu tance mode decreases horsepower. The various settings in the multifunc- tion meter can be performed in this set- ting menu. NOTICE NOTE If engine “knocking” or “ping- ○ This setting menu cannot be shifted ing”...
GENERAL INFORMATION Language Setting: ENGLISH/ FRANCAIS/DEUTSCH/ITALIANO - The language displayed in the multi- function meter can be changed among English, French, German and Italian in this Language Setting Menu. • Push the upper button and lower but- ton simultaneously for 2 seconds. •...
GENERAL INFORMATION Unit Setting: KPA, PSI - setting the language in the language setting menu. “TIRE PRESSURE” • Hold the upper button in for 2 sec- The unit setting in the multifunction onds, and then the previous unit display can be changed according to lo- setting of “TIRE PRESSURE”...
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Unit Setting: KM/L, L/100KM, MPG ○ USA, MPG UK - Do not operate the vehicle with the multifunction meter displaying in the “MILEAGE” wrong unit. The unit setting in the multifunction ○ After changing the unit in the setting display can be changed according to lo- menu, the tire air pressure unit in the cal regulations.
GENERAL INFORMATION • the language in the language setting Push the upper button to set the dis- menu. play unit after setting. • Hold the upper button in for 2 sec- NOTE onds, and then the previous unit set- ○ ting of “MILEAGE”...
GENERAL INFORMATION • Unit Setting: °C, °F - Push the upper button to align the cursor to “OUTSIDE TEMP” after set- “OUTSIDE TEMP” ting the language in the language The unit setting in the multifunction setting menu. display can be changed according to lo- •...
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE ○ Do not operate the vehicle with the multifunction meter displaying in the wrong unit. ○ After changing the unit in the set- ting menu, the outside temperature unit in the multifunction meter is also changed. Electric Windshield - A.
GENERAL INFORMATION • ○ Select the initial position of the wind- If the ignition switch is turned to “ON” shield from any of the standard 4 po- soon after it is turned to “OFF”, the sitions by pushing the lower button. windshield may not move correctly.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Clock - Push the upper button and hold it in for 2 seconds. Both the hour and “CLOCK” minute displays start blinking. • Push the upper button to align the cursor to the “CLOCK” after setting language in the language setting menu.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Push the lower button. The hour dis- Pushing and holding the button ad- play stops blinking and the minute vances the hours or minutes contin- display starts blinking. Push the up- uously. ○ per button to advance the minutes. The clock works normally from the back-up power while the ignition switch is turned off.
Refer to For more detailed information about the Maintenance and Adjustment chap- the K-ACT ABS, see the Kawasaki Ad- ter for more detailed engine oil informa- vanced Coactive-braking Technology tion.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Warning Indicator Light: The warn- ○ ing indicator light goes on or blinks with When pushing the lower button with the meter message display whenever a the upper button held in while the problem occurs in digital fuel injection warning message and warning sym- (DFI), or KIPASS system.
KIPASS system checked by an au- cation is clear, the warning indicator thorized Kawasaki dealer. ○ light does not blink. When the battery is connected, warn- ing indicator light defaults to blinking NOTE mode.
A. “FI ERROR” Message multifunction meter. If the warning indi- B. Warning Indicator Light cator light goes on or blinks, and warn- ing message and warning symbol are displayed, have DFI system checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
ERROR” and warning symbol are dis- played with the warning indicator light, this warns that the FI ECU is not cor- rectly communicated. Have FI ECU checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Warning Symbol B. Warning Indicator Light A. “ECU ID ERROR” Message...
A. Warning Symbol nately in the multifunction meter. B. Warning Indicator Light the warning indicator light goes on or blinks, and warning message and warning symbol are displayed, have immobilizer system checked by an au- thorized Kawasaki dealer.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. “IMMOBILIZER ERROR” Message A. Warning Symbol B. Warning Indicator Light B. Warning Indicator Light...
A. “STEERING LOCK ERROR” Message the multifunction meter. If the warning B. Warning Indicator Light indicator light goes on, and warning message and warning symbol are dis- played, have the ignition switch unit checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
Indicator light, this warns that the ignition switch unit is not cor- rectly communicated. Have the ignition switch unit checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Warning Symbol B. Warning Indicator Light A. “STEERING LOCK ID ERROR” Message...
Kawasaki dealer. TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR : F ER- ROR: Front tire pressure sensor trou- TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR : R ER-...
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Tire Air Pressure Sensor Warning A. Warning Symbol Message (Front Tire) B. Warning Indicator Light B. Warning Indicator Light...
GENERAL INFORMATION Tire Pressure Warning Message/Warning Symbol - The warning message and warning symbol are displayed with the warning indicator light instead of the numerical value of the tire air pressure when the tire air pressure is approx. 220 kPa (32 psi) or less.
If this warning message and warning symbol are displayed, the air pressure sensor should be consulted by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR : F LOW BATTERY: Front tire air pressure sen- A. Warning Symbol sor battery is low.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Tire Air Pressure Sensor Battery Warning A. Warning Symbol Message (Front Side) B. Warning Indicator Light NOTE ○ When tire pressure sensor battery is discharged, each tire pressure warn- ing messages and symbol is not dis- played.
If the A. K-ACT ABS Warning Message K-ACT ABS indicator light goes on, and B. K-ACT ABS Indicator Light warning message and warning symbol are displayed, have the K-ACT ABS checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
If the warning indicator A. Warning Symbol light goes on or blinks, and warning B. K-ACT ABS Indicator Light message and warning symbol are dis- played, have the KTRC checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. KTRC Warning Message A. Warning Symbol B. Warning Indicator Light B. Warning Indicator Light...
GENERAL INFORMATION Warning Message/Warning warning message “NO Symbol - TRANSPONDER” is displayed with the The warning message and warning warning indicator light, then warning symbol are displayed in the multifunc- symbol are displayed in the multifunc- tion meter when the engine stops/the tion meter for 10 seconds.
If the motorcycle cannot be started after the warning sym- bol is displayed for 10 seconds, use the spare FOB or consult an authorized Kawasaki dealer for A. “NO TRANSPONDER” Message starting the engine. B. Warning Indicator Light...
FOB and ignition switch is 2 cm (0.8 in.), or use the spare FOB. If the warn- A. Warning Symbol ing message and warning symbol are B. Warning Indicator Light still displayed, it should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. “SUBKEY ID ERROR” Message A. Warning Symbol B. Warning Indicator Light B. Warning Indicator Light...
GENERAL INFORMATION When warning message “TRANSPONDER LOW BATTERY” and warning symbol are displayed in the multifunction meter after turning the key knob to ON position, this warns that battery voltage of the FOB is low. If the warning message and warning symbol is displayed in the multifunction meter, replace the battery to the new one at the earliest opportunity.
GENERAL INFORMATION with the battery of the FOB dis- charged, “NO TRANSPONDER” and “TRANSPONDER LOW BATTERY” message is not displayed in the mul- tifunction meter when turning the key knob to OFF position, and “NO TRANSPONDER” message is not displayed in the multifunction meter even if the motorcycle goes away with the FOB left.
GENERAL INFORMATION KIPASS (Kawasaki’s Intelligent Proximity Activation Start System) System This motorcycle has the KIPASS sys- tem, which can start the engine and lock the steering without taking out the ignition key by only carrying the FOB (portable key). This system contains of the FOB, KIPASS ECU, Key Knob.
GENERAL INFORMATION Starting the engine - WARNING This system can start the engine by KIPASS system may interfere the user ID certification (mutual cer- with the operation of certain tification between the motorcycle and medical devices such as im- FOB is performed by radio wave, and planted pacemakers and im- certifies if the FOB is properly coded for planted cardiac defibrillators.
Up to six FOB can be registered with the KIPASS system at one time. Registering additional FOB should be done by an authorized Kawasaki A. FOB (Portable Key) dealer. If all FOB are lost, registering B. KIPASS ECU (Under Seat) new codes for replacement FOB into electronic control unit is impossible.
GENERAL INFORMATION the engine (even if the person does not possess the FOB). • When parking the motorcycle across the glass window, or house wall, the location may be within the possible area of the radio wave. • The rider should possess the FOB while riding, do not leave the FOB in the saddlebag, or storage case, etc, for antitheft, and make sure to check...
GENERAL INFORMATION • turned to ON, and the motorcycle is Even if the FOB is within the possible moved off. area of the radio wave starting the • If the battery of the FOB is dis- engine, the FOB may not be correctly charged, key knob cannot be oper- certified.
Kawasaki dealer or replace it Do not put any magnetic materi- as follows. als with the FOB on the same key ring.
GENERAL INFORMATION • • Insert the (–) screwdriver into the Replace battery, and insert securely. groove of the upper of the FOB, and disassemble the FOB by twisting the (–) screwdriver lightly. A. Battery B. (+) Side Facing to down Battery A.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE WARNING ○ Install the battery with (+) side of the The FOB contains a coin-style battery facing to down. battery and other small parts • that could be ingested by a child When assembling the FOB, align and result in severe injury.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Emergency Key Removal The emergency key can be used as Be careful not to damage the the substitute key for key knob when FOB when replacing the FOB the key knob is lost, or etc. Remove battery. the emergency key by pulling out it with Be sure to install the (+) side sliding the knob to the arrow mark.
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Emergency Key A. Emergency Key B. Knob B. Key Number C. Push Write your key number here This motorcycle has a emergency key, which is used for the ignition switch, fuel tank cap, seat lock and saddlebag lock. Included with the key is a key number, which may be stamped on the key inself.
KIPASS system uses the weak radio other locks operated by that key. wave, so, the possible communication Contact your Kawasaki dealer to pur- area may be different. Incorrect com- chase additional spare keys either us- munication may occur by the location...
B. About 80 cm (31.5 in.) KIPASS System Does Not Operate - If KIPASS system does not operate correctly excluding the following item, KIPASS system should have been checked by an authorized KAWASAKI dealer. • As incorrect communication oc- curs in such environment as the...
GENERAL INFORMATION area (close to such the place devel- WARNING oping strong radio wave, broadcast- KIPASS system may interfere ing station, electric power station, with the operation of certain cellular phone, personal computer, medical devices such as im- etc, and close or covered by metal planted pacemakers and im- material).
GENERAL INFORMATION Hereby MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORP. JAPAN declares that this KIPASS SYSTEM is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Hereby ASAHIDENSO CORPORA- TION declares that this IMMOBILIZER (KM191) is in compliance with the es- sential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
FOB (portable should be consulted by an authorized electronic key). If the primary FOB is Kawasaki dealer. lost, the spare FOB can be used as an emergency key. The spare FOB has the emergency mechanical ignition key which should be inserted into the spare FOB.
GENERAL INFORMATION ignition switch so that the “Kawasaki” logo of the spare FOB faces the front, then key knob can be operated after about 2 seconds when the key knob is pushed. A. Spare FOB B. Emergency Ignition Key (Mechanical Key)
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Correct Position A. Not Position B. Not Position...
GENERAL INFORMATION Ignition Switch This motorcycle has the KIPASS sys- tem, which can start the engine and lock the steering without taking out the key knob by only carrying the FOB (portable key). This motorcycle has a four-position, key knob-operated switch. The key knob can be removed from the switch when it is in the FSS position.
GENERAL INFORMATION avoid battery discharge, always start Engine off. All electrical circuits the engine immediately after turning off. Key knob cannot be removed. the ignition switch to “ON”. ○ If you leave the ON position on for Engine on. All electrical a long time, the battery may become equipment can be used.
"basic" (bottom) motorcycle. position. Be sure nobody is ad- Kawasaki recommends that the jacent to the windshield when key knob is removed at the FSS switching the ignition to "OFF." position only when opening the fuel tank, saddlebag, and remov- ing the seat.
GENERAL INFORMATION When pushing the key knob, the key knob can be turned to ON, OFF, LOCK, FSS position while the symbol of the key knob is displayed in the mul- tifunction meter. When the key knob is pushed in, then, when turning to ON, turn signal light blinks two times, the symbol of the key knob is displayed in the multifunction meter for 5 seconds.
GENERAL INFORMATION When turning the key knob to OFF The warning message and warning or FSS, the turn signal light blinks one symbol are displayed in the multifunc- time and the symbol of the key knob tion meter when the engine stops with- is displayed in the multifunction meter out carrying the FOB (portable key).
If the motorcycle cannot be started after the warning sym- bol is displayed for 10 seconds, use the correct Spear FOB or consult an authorized Kawasaki A. “NO TRANSPONDER” Message dealer for starting the engine. B. Warning Indicator Light Do not leave the motorcycle with the key knob turned to the ON position for antitheft.
C. Electric Windshield Adjusting Button ○ D. KTRC Button If KIPASS system is failure, steer- E. Horn Button ing may not be locked. Have the F. Turn Signal Switch KIPASS system checked by an au- G. Dimmer Switch/Passing Button thorized Kawasaki dealer.
) or right ( ), the the operation of KTRC. Refer to the corresponding turn signals blink on and Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) off. section in the HOW TO RIDE THE To stop blinking, push the switch in. MOTORCYCLE chapter for more de-...
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Electric Windshield Adjusting Button Make sure all body parts, cloth- Windshield height can be changed by ing or other objects are not near electrical windshield adjusting button. the movable parts of the wind- When moving the windshield up or shield when it is being moved to down as the arrow mark, push and hold avoid such items from becoming...
GENERAL INFORMATION Right Handlebar Switches The engine stop switch is for emer- gency use. If required, move the switch to the position. NOTE ○ Although the engine stop switch stops the engine, it does not turn off all the electrical circuits. Ordinarily, the ignition switch should be used to stop the engine.
GENERAL INFORMATION Grip Warmer hazard lights to warn other drivers of your location. This motorcycle is equipped with Push in the hazard switch to the left temperature-adjustable grip warmers with the key knob in the ON position. designed to heat the handlebar grips. All the turn signals and turn signal indi- The temperature adjustment dial is cator lights will blink on and off.
GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING Releasing your hand(s) from the handlebar while riding may cause a crash resulting in se- rious injury or death. Do not operate the grip warmer while riding. A. Temperature Adjustment Dial B. OFF Position C. LO Position D.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Battery Protection - • This grip warmer is equipped with the Always wear gloves when using automatic shift switch to prevent the the grip warmer. If the handlebar battery from running down. There- grip becomes worn or damaged, fore, when the motorcycle is at a stop stop using the grip warmer and or is slowing down, the switch may...
GENERAL INFORMATION Headlight Aiming Adjuster Knob NOTE ○ The headlight aiming is adjusted ver- If you carry a heavier or lighter than tically by the adjuster knob on the near normal load, you may need to ad- of the meter. Refer to the Headlight just your headlight beam so you can Beam section of the “Maintenance and better see the road ahead and don’t...
GENERAL INFORMATION Accessory Socket/Connectors Electric Accessory Connectors The electric power of the battery can Location Polarity Lead Color be used through the electric accessory Black socket or connectors. Observe and fol- Under Latch low the notes listed below. (–) Black/Yellow Black Under Front Inner Cover...
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Connectors (Under Front Inner Cover) A. Connectors (Under Latch) NOTE ○ When using the electric accessory connectors, the electric accessory connection to the connectors should be done by authorized Kawasaki dealer.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Brake/Clutch Lever Adjuster There is an adjuster on both the The vehicle has an electrical ac- brake and clutch levers. The brake cessory circuit (5 A fuse) for the lever adjuster has 6 positions and the socket and connectors. Always clutch lever adjuster has 5 positions so install a fuse 5 A or less for the that the released lever position can be...
GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel Tank Cap To open the fuel tank cap, pull up the key hole cover. Insert the key knob into the fuel tank cap and turn the key knob to the right. To close the cap, push it down into place with the key knob inserted.
GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel Tank The following octane rating gasoline is recommended in the fuel tank. Avoid filling the tank in the rain or where heavy dust is blowing so that the fuel does not get contaminated. A. Key Hole Cover B.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE WARNING Gasoline is extremely flammable California model only: Never fill and can be explosive under cer- the tank so the fuel level rises tain conditions, creating the po- into the filler neck. If the tank is tential for serious burns. Turn overfilled, heat may cause the the key knob to "FSS".
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE the Motor Octane Number (MON) as shown in the table. Use minimum of 90 octane gaso- line only to prevent severe en- Minimum gine damage. Octane Rating Method Rating (RON + MON) Antiknock NOTICE Index If engine “knocking” or “ping- ing”...
TAME such as corn), also known as “gasohol” (up to 16.7 %) and ETBE (up to is approved for use. 17.2 %). Fuel containing these oxy- genates can also be used in your Kawasaki.
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-...
GENERAL INFORMATION Stands Do not sit on the motorcycle while it is The motorcycle is equipped with two on its side stand. Always kick the stand stands: a center stand and a side fully up before sitting on the motorcycle. stand.
GENERAL INFORMATION Seat To set the motorcycle up on the center stand, step down firmly on the Seat Removal stand, and then lift the motorcycle up • Remove the seat by inserting the key and to the rear using the grip as a knob into the seat lock and turning it handhold.
GENERAL INFORMATION • NOTE Place the brackets on each side of ○ the fuel tank into the slots on the front If the seat removal is hard, be sure to of the seat. insert the key knob fully into the seat lock, then turn the key counterclock- wise while strongly pushing down the rear part of the seat.
GENERAL INFORMATION • • Insert the hooks on the middle of the Push down the rear part of the seat seat into the holders of the frame, until the lock clicks. • and the projection on the rear end of Pull up the front and rear end of the the seat into the slot of the frame.
GENERAL INFORMATION Special Warning on the Use of Storage Case and Saddlebags (Accessory) When preparing to ride this motor- cycle, always check the saddlebags for secure mounting in their respective holders. Be certain the saddlebags are securely engaged on their holders and are securely locked by attempting to pull them from the holders.
GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING WARNING The sudden detachment or loss Riding with an open saddle- of a saddlebag could distract or bag lid could allow clothing or alarm the motorcycle rider, and other objects to fall into the rear the consequent loss of attention wheel, resulting in rear wheel to road and traffic conditions lockup and loss of control.
GENERAL INFORMATION Saddlebags (Accessory) WARNING The saddlebags are provided at both Loose objects can interfere with sides of the rear wheel to carry bag- the steering mechanism, vehicle gage. controls and/or divert the rider’s attention from the road and traf- fic conditions and cause an ac- cident resulting in serious injury or death.
GENERAL INFORMATION To open the saddlebag lid - To close the saddlebag lid - • • Insert the key knob into the lid lock. While holding the lever pulled fully • Turn the key knob to lever side from up, push the lid back against the sad- the lock mark.
GENERAL INFORMATION To remove the saddlebag - To install the saddlebag - • Insert the key knob into the lid lock. Distinguish left saddlebag and right • Turn the key knob to lever side from saddlebag. See that both saddlebags the lock mark.
GENERAL INFORMATION • • While aligning the holder on the front Push back the handle to the original below of the saddlebag with the pro- position. • jection on the rear of the passenger Turn the key knob counterclockwise. • footpeg, insert the hooks on the top Make sure that the saddlebag and of the saddlebag into the holders of...
GENERAL INFORMATION A. Holder B. Projection C. Hooks D. Holders...
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 10 kg (22 lb) in each saddlebag. Distribute the load equally on both sides of the motorcycle to minimize imbalance.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Storage Case The storage case is located on the Do not sit on the saddlebags and left inner cover. their lids. The compartment is used to store Do not put load on the lids. light items. • Open the storage case lid by pushing the release button.
GENERAL INFORMATION is reached to 3 km/h (2 mph) or less, the lid lock is unlocked automatically. NOTE ○ In any case, do not store the FOB and spare FOB in the storage case. If the FOB battery is “run down” in the storage case, it is impossible to restart the vehicle.
GENERAL INFORMATION Rear Carrier WARNING This motorcycle is equipped with car- Loose objects can interfere with riers on the rear. the steering mechanism, vehicle controls and/or divert the rider’s attention from the road and traf- fic conditions and cause an ac- cident resulting in serious injury or death.
GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING Overloading the motorcycle with cargo and/or passengers, and/or not bal- ancing the weight of items carried on the rear carrier may cause adverse handling, loss of control and an accident resulting in serious injury or death. Do not carry loads of more than 10 kg (22 lb) on the rear carrier. Do not exceed the total payload limit of 228 kg (503 lb), including rider, passenger, baggage, and accessories.
GENERAL INFORMATION Tool Kit Compartment Air Intake The tool kit compartment is located The air intake allows air to enter the under the seat. fuel system. Never allow anything to The kit contains tools that can be restrict the flow of air into the air intake. helpful in making roadside repairs, A restricted air intake will reduce per- adjustments, and some maintenance...
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.
BREAK-IN WARNING New tires are slippery and may cause loss of control and injury. A break-in period of 160 km (100 miles) is necessary to establish normal tire traction. During break-in, avoid sudden and maximum braking and acceleration, and hard cornering. In addition to the above, at 1 000 km (600 miles) it is extremely important that the owner has the initial maintenance service performed by a competent mechanic following the procedures in the Service Manual.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Starting the Engine Make sure the transmission is in neu- • tral. Check that the engine stop switch is in the position. • Push down the key knob and release it while carrying the FOB.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE the engine to stop automatically and ○ the warning indictor light to blink The motorcycle is equipped with a when the motorcycle falls down. Af- starter lockout switch. This switch is ter righting the motorcycle, first turn designed so that the engine does not the key knob to “OFF”...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTICE Jump Starting If your motorcycle battery is “run Do not let the engine idle longer down”, it should be removed and than five minutes, or engine charged. If this is not practical, a 12 overheating and damage may volt booster battery and jumper cables occur.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE DANGER Connecting Jumper Cables • Make sure the key knob is turned to Battery acid generates hydro- “OFF”. gen gas which is flammable and • Remove the sub side cover (see Bat- explosive under certain con- tery section in the MAINTENANCE ditions.
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 to touch the positive and nega- tive cables together, and do not lean over the battery when mak- A.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTICE Moving Off • Check that the side stand or center Do not operate the starter con- stand is up. tinuously for more than 5 sec- • Pull in the clutch lever. onds or the starter will overheat •...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE Shifting Gears • ○ Close the throttle while pulling in the The motorcycle is equipped with a clutch lever. side stand switch. This switch is de- • Shift into the next higher or lower signed so that the engine does not gear.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING Downshifting at high speed can make the rear wheel skid and cause an accident resulting in severe injury or death, as well as cause the engine to overrev and damage it. When shifting down to a lower gear, do not shift at such a high speed that engine rpm jumps excessively.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Vehicle speed when shifting Shifting up km/h (mph) Shifting down km/h (mph) 1st → 2nd 6th → 5th 15 ( 9) 30 (19) 2nd → 3rd 5th → 4th 25 (15) 25 (15) 3rd → 4th 4th →...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE 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.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology (K-ACT) - Anti-lock Brake System (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. When using the front brake lever, the right and left front calipers and the rear brake operate.
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.
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.
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.
(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 key knob to “OFF”.
Emergency the warning light to blink when the motorcycle falls down. After righting Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been the motorcycle, first turn the key knob designed and manufactured to pro- to “OFF” and then back to “ON” be- vide you optimum safety and conve- fore starting the engine.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Parking In an emergency situation such as throttle failure, your vehicle may be WARNING stopped by applying the brakes and disengaging the clutch. Once this Operating or parking the vehi- stopping procedure is initiated, the en- cle near flammable materials can gine stop switch may be used to stop cause a fire, and can result in...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING and the motorcycle is not close to any source of flame or sparks; this The engine and exhaust system includes any appliance with a pilot get extremely hot during normal light. operation and can cause serious burns.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Catalytic Converter WARNING This motorcycle is equipped with a Operating or parking the vehi- catalytic converter in the exhaust sys- cle near flammable materials can tem. The converter react with carbon cause a fire, and can result in monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen property damage or severe per- oxides to convert them into carbon...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Kawasaki TRaction Control Use only unleaded gasoline. Never (KTRC) use leaded gasoline. Leaded gaso- line significantly reduces the capabil- The KTRC calculates the slip level of ity of the catalytic converter. the rear wheel and may adjust engine •...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Some conditions may cause the position and running the motorcycle at KTRC to automatically turn off. The more than 5 km/h (3.1 mph). Always function can be activated again by verify the KTRC function is in the de- turning the key knob of the OFF posi- sired position by checking the KTRC tion, then turning the ignition to the ON...
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING Releasing the throttle grip without disengaging the clutch on a slippery road surface may cause the rear wheel to lock up, which could lead to a crash resulting in serious injury or death. On a slippery road surface, never suddenly fully release the throttle grip without the disengaging the clutch.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE KTRC Indicator Light Operation - The KTRC indicator light in the tachometer and the multifunction me- ter show the operating condition of the KTRC. The KTRC indicator light is displayed when the KTRC function is turned off. While the KTRC is operating, the KTRC indicator light blinks quickly and A.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE throttle opened in spite of the warn- complete the self-diagnosis, start the ing could cause motorcycle failure. engine and run the motorcycle at a speed above 5 km/h (3.1 mph). When completing the self-diagnosis, start the motorcycle carefully since the KTRC does not function until the proper speed is reached.
KTRC indicator light remains lit af- ter the motorcycle runs at the speed of 5 km/h (3.1 mph) or below, you should have the KTRC checked by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. ○ Remember that the KTRC does not function when the KTRC indicator light goes on, but if the KTRC fails, A.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • The KTRC function is switched on and off once the button is released. NOTE ○ Depressing the KTRC button for more than three seconds will not af- fect the KTRC mode. After operating the KTRC button, check the KTRC indicator light to verify that the KTRC function has been switched to the desired position.
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.
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...
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.
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.
SAFE OPERATION Tires ......Air pressure (when cold): Front 290 kPa (2.90 kgf/cm², 42 psi) Rear 290 kPa (2.90 kgf/cm², 42 psi) Install the air valve cap. Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners Check that steering and suspension components, axles, and all controls are properly tightened or fastened. Steering ......
SAFE OPERATION Additional Considerations for High Speed Operation Brakes: The importance of the brakes, especially during high speed operation, cannot be overemphasized. Check to see that they are correctly adjusted and func- tioning properly. Steering: Looseness in the steering can cause loss of control. Check to see that the handlebar turns freely but has no play.
SAFE OPERATION WARNING Handling characteristics of a motorcycle at high speeds may vary from those you are familiar with at legal highway speeds. Do not attempt high speed operation unless you have received sufficient training and have the required skills.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION To protect the environment in which we all live, Kawasaki has incorporated crankcase emission (1) and exhaust emission (2) control systems in compliance with applicable regulations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board. Additionally, Kawasaki has incorporated...
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.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 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.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT TAMPERING WITH NOISE CONTROL SYSTEM PROHIBITED: Federal law prohibits the following acts or the causing thereof: (1) the removal or rendering inoperative by any person other than for purposes of maintenance, re- pair, or replacement, of any device or element of design incorporated into any new vehicle for the purpose of noise control prior to its sale or delivery to the ultimate purchaser or while it is in use, or (2) the use of the vehicle after such device or element of design has been removed or rendered inoperative by any person.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Periodic Maintenance Chart K: Should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. *: For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here. #: Service more frequently when operating in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy, high speed, or frequent starting/stopping.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever *Odometer Reading comes first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation Every (Engine Items) (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Engine vacuum • • • synchroniza- tion - inspect • • •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever *Odometer Reading comes first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation Every (Engine Items) (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) • • • • Coolant level - inspect • • • •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever *Odometer Reading comes first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation Every (Engine Items) (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Evaporative emission control system • • • • • • • - function (California model only)
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 2. Periodic Inspection (Chassis Related Items) Frequency Whichever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) 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, •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation Every (Chassis Items) (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Clutch hose • • • • • • • year – installation condition - inspect •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation Every (Chassis Items) (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) • • • Wheel bearings year – damage - inspect Brake system: •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation Every (Chassis Items) (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) • • • • • • • Brake fluid level - 6 months inspect Brake operation...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) 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 224/ (damping and smooth stroke) - inspect Front forks/rear...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation Every (Chassis Items) (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Steering system: • • • • Steering play - year – inspect Steering stem •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) 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: •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 3. Periodic Replacement Frequency Whichever *Odometer Reading comes first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Every Change/Replacement Items (0.6) (7.5) (15) (22.5) (30) Air cleaner element # - replace every 18 000 km (11 250 mile) •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever *Odometer Reading comes first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Every Change/Replacement Items (0.6) (7.5) (15) (22.5) (30) Rubber parts of master • – cylinder and caliper (or slave 4 years cylinder) - replace •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Engine Oil Oil Level Inspection • In order for the engine, transmission, If the oil has just been changed, start and clutch to function properly, main- the engine and run it for several min- tain the engine oil at the proper level, utes at idle speed.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • If the oil level is too low, add oil to reach the correct level. Use the same type and brand of oil that is already in the engine. NOTICE If the engine oil gets extremely low or if the oil pump does not function properly or oil pas- sages are clogged, the oil pres- A.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT change and oil filter replacement should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. A. Oil Pressure Warning Indicator Light Oil and/or Oil Filter Change • To change the engine oil and replace A. Engine Oil Drain Bolt oil filter, the engine oil drain bolt and oil filter must be removed.
Kawasaki Performance 4-Stroke Motorcycle Oil* Kawasaki Performance 4-Stroke A. Oil Filter Semi-Synthetic Oil* Kawasaki Performance 4-Stroke Full WARNING Synthetic Oil* or other 4-stroke oils with API SG, SH, Engine oil is a toxic substance. SJ, SL, SM and JASO MA, MA1, MA2 Dispose of used oil properly.
4.7 L (5.0 US qt) (when engine is completely dry) NOTE ○ Do not add any chemical additive to *Kawasaki Performance Oils and Lu- the oil. Oils fulfilling the above re- bricants have been specifically engi- quirements are fully formulated and neered for your vehicle.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Final Gear Case Oil Oil Level Inspection • In order for the pinion and ring gears Use the center stand by holding the in the final gear case to function prop- motorcycle vertical on level ground. • erly, check the oil level, and change Remove the filler cap.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Check the oil level. If it is low, add Oil Change oil as necessary. The oil level should NOTE come to the bottom of the filler open- ○ Final gear case oil drains easily and ing with the motorcycle held vertical picks up any sediment when the oil on level ground.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • After the oil has completely drained out, install the drain bolt and a new gasket. • With the motorcycle held vertical on level ground, fill the gear case up to the top thread of the filler opening with the oil specified below without turning the rear tire.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Cooling System Install the filler cap. 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.
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.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE accumulates rust and scale in the wa- ter jacket and radiator. This will clog If hard water is used in the sys- up the coolant passages, and con- tem, it causes scale accumula- siderably reduce the efficiency of the tion in the water passages, and cooling system.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • NOTICE Check the coolant level through the coolant level gauge on the reserve Permanent types of antifreeze on tank located to the left of the engine. the market have anti-corrosion The coolant level should be between and anti-rust properties.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • NOTE Remove the cap from the reserve ○ tank and add coolant through the Check the level when the engine is filler opening to the F (Full) level line. cold (room or atmospheric tempera- ture). • If the amount of coolant is insuffi- cient, add coolant into the reserve tank.
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.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Valve Clearance Valve and valve seat wear decreases valve clearance, upsetting valve timing. NOTICE If valve clearance is left un- adjusted, wear will eventually cause the valves to remain partly open; which lowers per- formance, burns the valves and valve seats, and may cause seri- ous engine damage.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Kawasaki Clean Air System the air suction valve is prevented from The Kawasaki Clean Air System returning. Inspect the air suction valves (KCA) is a secondary air suction sys- in accordance with the Periodic Main- tem that helps the exhaust gases to tenance Chart.
Air Cleaner A clogged air cleaner restricts the en- Use only the recommended air gine’s air intake, increasing fuel con- cleaner element (Kawasaki part sumption, reducing engine power, and number 11013-0014). Using the causing spark plug fouling. any other air cleaner element will This motorcycle’s air cleaner element...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Air Cleaner Element Removal Open the storage case lid. • • Remove the fuel tank front cover by Remove the inner cover by removing removing the bolts. the bolts and quick rivet. A. Bolts A. Bolts B.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Remove the bolts and quick rivets. Remove the bracket by removing the • Pull the rear part of the rear middle bolts. fairing slowly to detach the projec- tion, and then pull the rear middle fairing backward to detach the tabs.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Remove the air cleaner element Pull out the air cleaner element. cover by removing the bolts. A. Air Cleaner Element A. Bolts B. Air Cleaner Element Cover WARNING If dirt or dust is allowed to pass through into the fuel injection system, the throttle may stick or become inoperable resulting in a...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • NOTICE Install the air cleaner element cover so that arrow mark faces upward. If dirt gets through into the en- gine, excessive engine wear and possibly engine damage will oc- cur. Air Cleaner Element Installation Element and the removed parts in- stallation is performed in the reverse or- der of removal, and make sure that the lead does not pinch with any parts.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT rivets can be removed by pushing the central pin into the quick rivets, and when installing them, pull the central pin fully up first, and then push into the central pin after inserting them. Quick Rivet Removal A.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Quick Rivet Installation A. Reservoir • A. Quick Rivet If there is any oil in the reservoir, re- B. Central Pin move the reservoir and drain the oil. C. Pull up fully. D. Push in. WARNING Oil on tires will make them slip- Oil Draining •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Throttle Control System Check the throttle grip play each day before riding the motorcycle, and in accordance with the Periodic Mainte- nance Chart. Adjust it if necessary. Throttle Grip - The throttle grip controls the butterfly valves in the throttle body. If the throt- tle grip has excessive play due to either cable stretch or maladjustment, it will A.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • both throttle cable adjusters in com- Turn out the accelerator cable ad- juster until 2 ∼ 3 mm (0.08 ∼ 0.12 pletely so as to give the throttle grip plenty of play. in.) of throttle grip play is obtained. •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Engine Vacuum Synchronization WARNING Engine vacuum synchronization Operation with improperly ad- must be checked and adjusted period- justed, incorrectly routed or ically in accordance with the Periodic damaged cables could result in Maintenance Chart by a competent an unsafe riding condition.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Idle Speed The idle speed adjustment should be performed in accordance with the Pe- riodic Maintenance Chart or whenever the idle speed is disturbed. Adjustment • Start the engine, and warm it up thor- oughly. • Adjust the idle speed by turning the idle adjusting screw.
Clutch Operation Inspect • If the clutch lever play becomes ex- cessive and the motorcycle creeps or stalls when shifted into gear, there is probably air in the clutch system and it must be bled out by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE Fluid Level Inspection • ○ With the clutch fluid reservoir held Use the same fluid as is used in the horizontal, the clutch fluid level must brakes and keep the same require- be kept between the upper and lower ments mentioned in the Brakes sec- level lines.
1 mm (0.04 in.), replace both pads changed if it becomes contaminated in the caliper as a set. Pad replace- with dirt or water. ment should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Fluid Requirement Use DOT4 rated heavy-duty brake fluid only. NOTICE Do not spill brake fluid onto any painted surface.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Fluid Level Inspection • With the brake fluid reservoirs held horizontal, the brake fluid level must be kept between the upper and lower level lines. A. Rear Brake Fluid Reservoir B. Upper Level Line C. Lower Level Line •...
Fluid Change ○ Have the brake fluid changed by an First, tighten until slight resistance is authorized Kawasaki dealer. felt indicating that the cap is seated on the reservoir body; tighten the cap Front and Rear Brakes - an additional 1/6 turn while holding Disc and disc pad wear is automat- the brake fluid reservoir body.
• be defective. Have the brake If it does not, ask your authorized checked immediately by an au- Kawasaki dealer to inspect the front thorized Kawasaki dealer. brake light switch.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Check the operation of the rear brake Adjustment • light switch by depressing the brake To adjust the rear brake light switch, pedal. The brake light should go on move the switch up or down by turn- after the proper pedal travel.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE Front Fork The front fork operation and oil leak- To avoid damaging the electrical age should be checked in accordance connections inside the switch, with the Periodic Maintenance Chart. be sure that the switch body does not turn during adjustment. Front Fork Inspection •...
If any doubt about the front fork, it adjusted for different riding and loading should be done by an authorized conditions. Weaker spring force and Kawasaki dealer. damping force are for comfortable rid- ing, but they should be increased for high speed riding or riding on rough roads.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE Do not force to turn the rebound damping force adjuster from the fully seated position, at the ad- justing mechanism may be dam- aged. Spring Preload Adjustment • Turn the spring preload adjusters into the nut to increase spring force and A.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Turn the adjuster counterclockwise passenger and no accessories are as to decrease damping force. Be sure follows: to turn both adjusters by the same number of turns. Spring Preload 14 mm (0.55 in.) Adjuster from top of adjuster WARNING Rebound Damping 5 clicks*...
If any doubt about the rear shock ab- The rear shock absorber operation sorber, it should be done by an au- and oil leakage should be checked in thorized Kawasaki dealer. accordance with the Periodic Mainte- nance Chart. Rear Shock Absorber Inspection •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE Spring Preload Adjustment • Turn the adjuster in or out to the de- Do not force to turn the rebound sired position. damping force adjuster from the • Turning the adjuster clockwise in- fully seated position or the ad- creases the spring preload, and turn- justing mechanism may be dam- ing it counterclockwise decreases...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Rebound Damping Force Adjustment Turn the adjuster counterclockwise The rebound damping force adjuster to decrease damping force. is located at the lower end of the rear The standard setting position of the shock absorber. spring preload adjuster and rebound damping force adjuster for an average -build rider of 68 kg (150 lb) with no passenger and no accessories is as fol-...
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...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Tire Sealants Internal tire sealants or repair prod- Installing a tube inside a tube- ucts can cause damage to the tire pres- less-type tire can create exces- sure sensor(s) and should not be used. sive heat build up that can dam- age the tube and cause rapid Tires - deflation.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE ○ Measure the tire pressure when the tires are cold (that is, when the mo- torcycle has not been ridden more than a mile during the past 3 hours). ○ Tire pressure is affected by changes in ambient temperature and altitude, and so the tire pressure should be checked and adjusted when your rid-...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT So it is false economy and unsafe to Minimum Tread Depth use the tires until they are bald. 1 mm (0.04 • – Front In accordance with the Periodic in.) Maintenance Chart, measure the Under 130 km/h 2 mm (0.08 depth of the tread with a depth (80 mph)
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Standard Tire (Tubeless) Make, Type: Tires that have been punctured BRIDGESTONE, and repaired do not have the BATTLAX BT021F U same capabilities as undam- Size: aged tires and can suddenly fail, 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) causing an accident resulting Front in serious injury or death.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Battery WARNING The battery installed in this motorcy- Mixing tire brands and types can cle is a sealed type, so it is not nec- adversely affect handling and essary to check the battery electrolyte cause an accident resulting in level or add distilled water.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT type of battery and ambient temper- Self-discharge ature. As temperatures rise, so does Approx. number of days the discharge rate. Every 15°C (59°F) from 100% charged to doubles the rate. 100% discharged Electrical accessories, such as digi- Temperature Lead Lead...
If it drops battery can withstand sub-freezing below 12.6 volts, the battery should be temperatures with no damage. charged using an appropriate charger Battery Sulfation - (check with your Kawasaki dealer). A common cause of battery failure is sulfation.
Do not use an au- If the above chargers are not avail- tomotive-type quick charger that may able, use equivalent one. overcharge the battery and damage it. For more details, ask your Kawasaki dealer. NOTE ○ Leaving battery...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE WARNING Never remove the sealing strip, Battery posts, terminals and re- or the battery can be damaged. lated accessories contain lead Do not install a conventional and lead compounds, chemicals battery in this motorcycle, or the known to the State of California electrical system cannot work to cause cancer and reproduc-...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Battery Removal Remove the battery cover by remov- • Remove the bolt. ing the bolts. • Remove the sub side cover by pulling out it to detach the projecton. A. Bolts B. Battery Cover A. Bolt B.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • NOTICE Remove the battery (–) cable and frame ground cable by removing the Be careful not to drop the bat- bolt. tery from the motorcycle when • Pull the battery holder a little, and pulling out it. remove the battery (+) cable from the Do not give the battery tray a battery.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Detach the hook, and separate the Battery Installation cover and holder. Battery and the removed parts instal- • Remove the battery (–) cable from lation is performed in the reverse order the battery. of removal, and make sure that the lead or cable does not pinch with any parts.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • NOTICE First, install the battery (+) cable from the battery, and then install the bat- Installing the (–) cable to the (+) tery (–) cable from the frame. terminal of the battery or the (+) cable to the (–) terminal of the battery can cause seriously damage to the electrical system.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Insert the projections on the battery Insert the tabs on the sub side cover cover into the holes of the battery into the under of the rear middle fair- holder. ing, and insert the projection on the sub side cover into the hole on the battery cover.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Headlight Beam Turn the vertical adjuster in or out to adjust the headlight vertically. Horizontal Adjustment The headlight beam is adjustable horizontally. If not properly adjusted horizontally, the beam will point to one side rather than straight ahead. •...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT the motorcycle on its wheels and the rider seated. NOTICE When handling quartz -halogen bulbs, never touch the glass portion with bare hands. Always use a clean cloth. contamination from hands or dirty rags can reduce bulb life or A.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Fuses Fuses are arranged in the fuse boxes located under the seat. The main fuse is located at the battery compartment. If a fuse fails during operation, inspect the electrical system to determine the cause, and then replace it with a new fuse of proper amperage.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT General Lubrication Lubricate the points shown below, with either motor oil or regular grease, in accordance with the Periodic Main- tenance Chart or whenever the vehicle has been operated under wet or rainy conditions. Before lubricating each part, clean off any rusty spots with rust remover and wipe off any grease, oil, dirt, or grime.
- • (K) Throttle Inner Cable Upper Ends Lubricate the following cables with a pressure cable luber - (K): Should be serviced by an authorized • (K) Throttle Inner Cables Kawasaki dealer. NOTE ○ After connecting the cables, adjust them.
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.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Be sure the engine and exhaust are Use care when washing the wind- cool before washing. shield, headlight lens, and other • Avoid applying degreaser to seals, plastic parts as they can easily be brake pads, and tires. scratched.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • After cleaning your motorcycle, If the boot is damaged, replace it with check the rubber boot covering the a new one. If the boot is not po- shift pedal ball joint for correct instal- sitioned in the groove correctly, re- lation.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Mix a mild neutral detergent (de- several times. This helps dry the signed for motorcycles or automo- brakes and restores them to normal biles) and water in a bucket. Use operating performance. a soft cloth or sponge to wash your NOTE motorcycle.
• If any doubt, consult an authorized cals. If a plastic part comes in Kawasaki dealer. contact with any harsh chemical substance, wash it off immedi- Windshield and Other Plastic Parts ately with water and a mild neu-...
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT should be washed with a mild neu- The sidewalls of tires and other rub- tral detergent and finished with a spray ber components should be treated with polish. Aluminum wheels, both painted a rubber protectant to help prolong their and unpainted can be cleaned with useful life.
In accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart, it is very important to check the tightness of the bolts and nuts listed here. Also, check to see that each cotter pin is in place and in good condition. Please ask your authorized Kawasaki dealer for torque values.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 6. Front Fender Mounting Bolts 7. Engine Mounting Bolts and Nuts 8. Rear Frame Mounting Bolts 9. Brake Disc Mounting Bolts 10. Front Axle Clamp Bolts 11. Front Axle 12. Caliper Mounting Bolts 13. Side Stand Bolt 14.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 19. Silencer Mounting Bolts 20. Brake Pedal Bolt 21. Rear Axle Nut 22. Tetra Lever Bolts 23. Center Stand Bolts and Nuts...
STORAGE STORAGE Preparation for Storage • Clean the entire vehicle thoroughly. • Run the engine for about five minutes to warm the oil, shut it off, and drain the 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.
STORAGE WARNING Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under certain con- ditions, creating the potential for serious burns. Turn the ignition switch to “OFF”. Do not smoke. Make sure the area is well-ventilated and free from any source of flame or sparks; this includes any appliance with a pilot light.
STORAGE Preparation after Storage • Remove the plastic bag from the muffler. • Install the battery in the motorcycle and charge the battery if necessary. • Fill the fuel tank with fuel. • Check all the points listed in the Daily Checks section. •...
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE • Engine Does Not Start - Incorrect spark plug gap • Starter Motor Won’t Turn Incorrect valve clearance • • Engine stop switch off No first turning the ignition key to • Transmission not in neutral “OFF”...
You can find the warranty period in the Kawasaki Limited Warranty Certificate your Kawasaki dealer provided to you at the time of sale. The warranty does not cover the cost of regularly-scheduled maintenance. The warranty also does not ap- ply to the normal wear of items such as tires, brake pads, transmission drive belts, chains, sprockets, etc.
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 Kawasaki.com 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.
Whether you do it yourself or take your vehicle to a Kawasaki dealer, be sure to record your service in the Maintenance Record section of this Owner’s Manual.
Kawasaki if the repair is one that will be covered by the limited warranty. The dealership will also file all necessary paperwork. The dealership is responsi- ble for correctly completing any necessary repairs, whether they are covered by the limited warranty or not.
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...
Want to Contact Kawasaki? This owner’s manual should answer most of your questions about your Kawasaki. Your Kawasaki dealer should either be able to answer any other questions you might have immediately or be able to find the answer for you.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Kawasaki Motors Corpora- tion, U.S.A.
MAINTENANCE RECORD MAINTENANCE RECORD Owner Name..................Address ....................Phone Number ................... Engine Number .................. Vehicle Number.................. Key Code .................... Selling Dealer Name ................Phone Number ................... Warranty Start Date ................Note: Keep this information and a spare key in a secure location. Odometer Date Dealer Name...
MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading...
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 1.
LOCATION OF LABELS 3. Tire and Load Data 4. Vehicle Emission Control Information 5. Fuel Notice *6. Fuel Level 7. Weight and Manufacture *: only on California model...
LOCATION OF LABELS 8. Noise Emission Control Information *9. Vacuum Hose Routing Diagram 10. Brake Fluid (Rear) 11. Saddlebag Notice *: only on California model...
LOCATION OF LABELS 12. Saddlebag Lock Notice 13. Saddlebag Limit Notice (attached inside of the bag) 14. Saddlebag Lid Notice (attached inside of the bag) 15. Saddlebag Load Warning 16. Rear Carrier Notice...
LOCATION OF LABELS 17. FOB Storage Notice 18. Battery Position/Danger 19. Radiator Cap Danger...