Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been designed and manufactured to provide you optimum safety and convenience. However, in order to fully benefit from Kawasaki's safety engineering and craftsmanship, it is essential that you, the owner and operator, properly maintain your motorcycle and become thoroughly familiar with its operation. Improper maintenance and insufficient riding skills can create a dangerous situation known as throttle failure. Two of the most common causes of throttle failure are:
- During removal of the air cleaner by the owner, dirt is allowed to enter and jam the carburetor.
- A novice may forget which direction the throttle rotates then jerk the throttle wide open thinking he has shut it off panic when the machineaccelerates suddenly instead of slowing down and "freeze," holding the throttle wide open.
Kawasaki 305 CSR Belt Owner's Manual
In an emergency situation such as throttle failure, your motorcycle may be stopped by disengaging the clutch and applying the brakes. Once this stopping procedure is initiated, the engine stop switch may be used to stop the engine. If the engine stop switch is used, turn off the ignition switch after stopping the motorcycle.
The maintenance and adjustments outlined in this chapter are easily carried out and must be done in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart to keep the motorcycle in good running condition. The initial maintenance is vitally important and must not be neglected. If you are in doubt as to any adjustment or vehicle operation, please ask your authorized Kawasaki Dealer to check the motorcycle. Please note that Kawasaki cannot assume any responsibility for damage resulting from incorrect maintenance or improper adjustment done by the owner.
1988 Kawasaki 305 CSR
In order for the engine, transmission, and clutch to function properly, maintain the engine oil at the proper level, and change the oil and oil filter in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart. particles collect in the oil, but the oil itself loses its lubricative quality if used too long.
The standard spark plug is shown in the table. The spark plugs should be taken out periodically in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart for cleaning, inspection, and resetting of the plug gap.
If any plug is oily or has carbon built up on it, have it cleaned, preferably in a sand-blasting device, and then clean off any abrasive particles. The plug may also be cleaned using a high flash-point solvent and a wire brush or other suitable tool. Measure the gap with a wire-type thickness gauge, and adjust the gap if incorrect by bending the outer electrode. If the spark plug electrodes are corroded or damaged, or if the insulator is cracked, replace the plug. Use the standard plug.