Kawasaki KX65 Motorcycle User Manual

This manual is designed primarily for use by
trained mechanics in a properly equipped shop.
However, it contains enough detail and basic in-
formation to make it useful to the owner who de-
sires to perform his own basic maintenance and
repair work. A basic knowledge of mechanics,
the proper use of tools, and workshop proce-
dures must be understood in order to carry out
maintenance and repair s atisfactorily. When-
ever the owner has insufficient experience or
doubts as to his ability to do the work, all ad-
justments, maintenance, and repair should be
carried out only by qualified mechanics.
In order to perform the work efficiently and
to avoid costly mistakes, read the text, thor-
oughly familiarize yourself with the procedures
before starting work, and then do the work care-
fully in a clean area. Whenever special tools or
equipment are specified, do not use makeshift
tools or equipment. Precision measurements
can only be made if the proper instruments are
used, and the use of substitute tools may ad-
versely affect safe operation.
To get the longest life out of your motorcycle:
Follow the Periodic Maintenance Chart in the
Service Manual.
Be alert for problems and non-scheduled
Use proper tools and genuine Kawasaki mo-
torcycle parts. Special tools, gauges, and
testers that are necessary when servicing
Kawasaki Motorcycles are introduced by the
Service Manual. Genuine parts provided as
spare parts are listed in the Parts Catalog.
Follow the procedures in this manual care-
fully. Don’t take shortcuts.
Remember to keep complete records of main-
tenance and repair with dates and any new
parts installed.
How to Use this Manual
In this manual, the product is divided into its
major systems and these systems make up the
manual’s chapters.
The Quick Reference Guide shows you all
of the product’s system and assists in locating
their c hapters. Each chapter in turn has its own
comprehensive Table of Contents.
Foe Example, if you want ignition coil infor-
mation, use the Quick Reference Guide to lo-
cate the Electrical System chapter. Then, use
the Table of Contents on the first page of the
chapter to find the ignition coil section.
Whenever you see these WARNING and
CAUTION symbols, heed their instructions!
Always follow safe operating and maintenance
This warning symbol identifies special
instructions or procedures which, if not
correctly followed, could result in per-
sonal injury, or loss of life.
This caution symbol identifies special
instructions or procedures which, if not
strictly observed, could r esult in dam-
age to or destruction of equipment.
This manual contains four more symbols (in
addition to WARNING and CAUTION) which will
help you distinguish different types of informa-
This note symbol indicates points of par-
ticular interest for more efficien t and con-
venient operation.
Indicates a procedural step or work to be
Indicates a procedural sub-step or how to do
the work of the procedural step it follows. It
also precedes the text of a NOTE.
Indicates a conditional step or what action to
take based on the results of the test or inspec-
tion in the procedural step or sub-step it fol-
In most chapters an exploded view illustration
of the system components follows the Table of
Contents. In these illustrations you will find the
instructions indicating which parts require spec-
ified tightening torque, oil, grease or a locking
agent during assembly.