GENERAL INFORMATION 73
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
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 stabilizer (such as STA-BIL)
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
of a gasoline is a measure of its resis-
tance to detonation or “knocking.” The
Antiknock Index is an average of the
Research Octane Number (RON) and
the Motor Octane Number (MON) as
shown in the table.
E10 or less
Antiknock Index 90 or more