Kawasaki J300 - Owner's Manual > Maintenance and Adjustment

Maintenance and Adjustment

The maintenance and adjustments outlined in this chapter must be carried out in accordance with the Daily Checks and Periodic Maintenance to keep the motorcycle in good running condition and to reduce air pollution. The initial maintenance is vitally important and must not be neglected.


Failure to perform these checks or to correct a problem before operation may result in serious damage or an accident. Always perform daily checks before operation.

With a basic knowledge of mechanics and the proper use of tools, you should be able to carry out many of the maintenance items described in this chapter. If you lack proper experience or doubt your ability, all adjustments, maintenance, and repair work should be completed by a qualified technician.

Please note that Kawasaki cannot assume any responsibility for damage resulting from incorrect or improper adjustment made by the owner.


Exhaust gas contains carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless poisonous gas. Inhaling carbon monoxide can cause serious brain injury or death.

DO NOT run the engine in enclosed areas. Operate only in a well-ventilated area.


The cooling fan spins at high speed and can cause serious injuries. Keep your hands and clothing away from the cooling fan blades at all times.


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 Kawasaki J300 - Owner's Manual > Stopping the Engine

Close the throttle completely. Turn the ignition key to the position. Support the motorcycle on a firm, level surface with the side stand or center stand. Lock the steering.

 Kawasaki J300 - Owner's Manual > Daily Checks

Check the following items each day before you ride. The time required is minimal, and habitual performance of these checks will help ensure you a safe, reliable ride. If any irregularities are found during these checks, refer to the MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT chapter or see your dealer for the action required to return the motorcycle to a safe operating condition.