Kawasaki J300 - Owner's Manual > Setting Table
Rear Shock Absorber Spring Preload Setting
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.
- Measure the tire pressure when the tires are cold (that is, when the motorcycle 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 riding involves wide variations in temperature or altitude.
- Tire Pressure Gauge
Tire Air Pressure (when cold)
Tire Wear, Damage
As the tire tread wears down, the tire becomes more susceptible to puncture and failure. An accepted estimate is that 90% of all tire failures occur during the last 10% of tread life (90% worn).
So it is false economy and unsafe to use the tires until they are bald.
Tire Wear Inspection
- Measure the depth of the tread with a depth gauge, and replace any tire that has worn down to the minimum allowable tread depth.
- Tire Depth Gauge
Minimum Tread Depth
- Visually inspect the tire for cracks and cuts, replacing the tire in case of bad damage. Swelling or high spots indicate internal damage, requiring tire replacement.
- Crack or Cut
- Swelling or High Spot
- Remove any imbedded stones or other foreign particles from the tread.
- Have the wheel balance inspected whenever a new tire is installed.
Tires that have been punctured and repaired do not have the same capabilities as undamaged tires and can suddenly fail, causing an accident resulting in serious injury or death. Replace damaged tires as soon as possible.
To ensure safe handling and stability, Kawasaki recommends use of the recommended standard tires for replacement, inflated to the standard pressure. If it is necessary to ride on a repaired tire, do not exceed 100 km/h (60 mph) until the tire is replaced.
- Most countries may have their own regulations requiring a minimum tire tread depth; be sure to follow them.
- When operating on public roadways, keep maximum speed under traffic law limits.
Technically Permissible Minimum Tire Requirements
Recommended Standard Tire (Tubeless)
Mixing tire brands and types can adversely affect handling and cause an accident resulting in injury or death. Always use the same manufacturer's tires on both front and rear wheels.
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.
NOTICE After riding on the normal road, the unpaved road and in the rainy weather, clean off any dirt (grit, mud or insect etc.) that stuck to inner tube before it hardens. If the motorcycle keeps running with the dirt stuck to the inner tube, the oil seal will be damaged and it causes the oil leak.
The battery installed in this motorcycle is a sealed type, so it is not necessary to check the battery electrolyte level or add distilled water. NOTICE Never remove the sealing strip, or the battery can be damaged.