70 GENERAL INFORMATION
Never use gasoline with an oc-
tane rating lower than the min-
imum specified by Kawasaki.
Never use “gasohol” with more
than 10% ethanol, or more than
5% methan o l.
Gasoline containing methanol
must also be blended with cosol-
vents and corrosion inhibitors.
Certain ingredients of gasoline
may cause paint fading or dam-
age. Be extra careful not to spill
gasoline or gasoline oxygenate
blends during refueling.
When not operating your
Kawasaki for 30 to 60 days, mix a
fuel st abilizer (such as STA-B IL)
with the gasoline in the fuel tank.
Fuel stabilizer additives inhibit
oxidation of the fuel which mini-
mizes gummy deposits.
Fuel Type and Octane Rating
Use clean, fresh unleaded gasoline.
The Antiknock Index is posted on ser-
vice station pumps. The octane rating
tance to detonation or “knocking.” The
Research Octane Numb e r (RON) and
the Motor Octane Number (MON) as
shown in the table.
E10 or less
Antiknock Index 87 or more