Kawasaki Z1000SX - Owner's Manual > Key

This motorcycle has a combination key, which is used for the ignition switch/steering lock, seat lock, and fuel tank cap.

Immobilizer System

This motorcycle is equipped with an immobilizer system to protect your motorcycle from theft. This motorcycle has two ignition keys. Store the one ignition key and the key tag in a safe place. If all ignition keys are lost, registering new codes for replacement ignition keys into the electronic control unit is impossible. Registering additional ignition key should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. Blank keys are available at your Kawasaki dealers.

Ask your dealer to make any additional spare keys you may need, using your original key as a master. To make additional ignition keys, take the vehicle along with all ignition keys to an authorized Kawasaki dealer to have them re-registered. Up to five ignition keys can be registered with the immobilizer system at one time.


Do not put two keys of any immobilizer system on the same key ring.

Do not submerge any key in water.

Do not expose any key to excessively high temperature.

Do not place any key close to magnets.

Do not place heavy item on any key.

Do not grind any key or alter its shape.

Do not disassemble the plastic part of any key.

Do not drop any key and/or apply shocks to it.

If a ignition key is lost, re-registry at dealer is securely required to prevent the possibility of theft.


If all ignition keys are lost, an authorized Kawasaki dealer will have to replace the ECU and order new ignition keys.


  1. Ignition Keys
  • Ignition Keys: You can register maximum 5 ignition-keys at one time.

If an improperly coded key is used or any incorrect communication between ECU and key is occurred, the engine does not start and warning indicator light blinks.

A properly coded key must be used and the communication should be clear for the engine to start.

When the key is turned to "OFF", the warning indicator light will start blinking, which indicates that the immobilizer system is functioning. After 24 hours have passed, the warning indicator light will stop blinking, however, the immobilizer system is still functioning.

If all ignition keys are lost, registering new ignition key codes is impossible and the ECU must be replaced.


  • Warning indicator light blinking mode can be set to either on or off. Push and hold the MODE and RESET buttons simultaneously for more than two seconds, within twenty seconds after turning the ignition key to the "OFF" position, then the warning indicator light will not blink.
  • When the battery is connected, warning indicator light is set to blinking mode by default.
  • When the battery voltage is low (below 12 V), warning indicator light automatically stops blinking to prevent excessive battery discharge.

EC Directive Compliance

This immobilizer system complies with the R & TTE (Radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity) Directive.

    See also:

     Kawasaki Z1000SX - Owner's Manual > Warning/Indicator Lights

    : When the transmission is in neutral, the neutral indicator light goes on. : When the headlight is on high beam, the high beam indicator light goes on. : When the turn signal switch is pushed to the left or right, the turn signal indicator light blinks. (For models equipped with ABS) : The ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) indicator light goes on when the ignition switch is turned on and goes off shortly after the motorcycle starts moving. If the ABS is normal, it stays off. If something is wrong with the ABS, the indicator comes on and remains lit.

     Kawasaki Z1000SX - Owner's Manual > Ignition Switch/Steering Lock

    This is a four-position, key-operated switch. The key can be removed from the switch when it is in the OFF, LOCK, or position. Ignition Switch/Steering Lock ON Position OFF Position LOCK Position Position