Kawasaki KX450F 2012 Owner's Manual

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Quick Reference Guide
This Quick Reference Guide will assist you in
finding the information you're looking for.
A Table of Contents is included after the Foreword.
GENERAL INFORMATION
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
TUNING
STORAGE
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
This vehicle is designed for the operator only, no passengers.
This vehicle is a competition model only and was not manufactured for use on public streets, roads or high-
ways.
The use of this vehicle should be limited to participation in sanctioned competition events upon a closed
course.
This vehicle should not be used for general off-road recreational riding.
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Key Features

  • Powerful engine for explosive acceleration
  • Agile handling for precise cornering
  • Adjustable ergonomics for a customized fit
  • Launch control mode for improved starts
  • DFI Setting Data Selection for optimized performance
  • Hydraulic clutch for smooth and precise shifting
  • Adjustable footpegs for optimal rider positioning
  • High-performance brakes for excellent stopping power
  • Lightweight construction for superior handling

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Frequently Answers and Questions

What is the fuel requirement for the Kawasaki KX450F 2012?
The Kawasaki KX450F 2012 requires unleaded gasoline with a minimum octane rating of 91.
How often should I change the engine oil in my Kawasaki KX450F 2012?
The engine oil should be changed every 6 months or 10 riding hours, whichever comes first.
What is the valve clearance for the Kawasaki KX450F 2012?
The valve clearance for the Kawasaki KX450F 2012 is 0.10 - 0.15 mm (0.004 - 0.006 in) for both intake and exhaust valves.
What is the drive chain recommended slack for the Kawasaki KX450F 2012?
The drive chain recommended slack for the Kawasaki KX450F 2012 is 50 - 60 mm (2.0 - 2.4 in).
What is the front suspension travel for the Kawasaki KX450F 2012?
The front suspension travel for the Kawasaki KX450F 2012 is 12.4 in (315 mm).
What is the rear suspension travel for the Kawasaki KX450F 2012?
The rear suspension travel for the Kawasaki KX450F 2012 is 12.2 in (310 mm).

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