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2000-2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2000-2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6.

The ZX series is what was known as the Ninja line of Kawasaki motorcycles in the 1980s and still carries the name today.

This maintenance schedule applies to the following models:

  • 2000 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6
  • 2001 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6
  • 2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6

The ZX-6 is powered by a compact 599cc liquid-cooled four-cylinder engine that’s similar to the high-performance, AMA 600cc Supersport-winning ZX-6R powerplant.

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Maintenance Schedule for 2000-2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2000-2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6.

The following is the list of maintenance operations and to be done on this motorcycle with a time or distance interval — whichever comes earlier.

The maintenance for the 2000-2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6 is broken into two sections: Emission Related, and Non-Emission Related.

Periodic Maintenance Chart

OperationEvery800 km (500 mi)5000 km (3000 mi)10000 km (6000 mi)15000 km (9000 mi)20000 km (12000 mi)25000 km (15000 mi)30000 km (18000 mi)
Emission Related
Carburetor synchronization — check †
Idle speed–check †
Throttle grip play–check †
Spark plug–clean and gap †
Valve clearance–check †
Air suction valve — check †
Air cleaner element and air vent filter–clean
Air cleaner element and air vent filter–replace5 cleanings
Fuel system–check
Evaporative emission control system (c)–check †
Non-Emission Related
KBrake light switch — check †
Brake pad wear– check †
Brake fluid level — check †month
KBrake fluid — change2 years
Clutch–adjust
KSteering –check †
Drive chain wear–check † #
Nuts, bolts, and fasteners tightness — check †
Tire wear–check †
Engine oil–changeyear
KOil filter–replace
General Lubrication–perform
KFront fork oil–change
KSwingarm pivot, uni-trak linkage — lubricate
KCoolant–change2 years
Radiator hoses, connections–check †year
KSteering stem bearing–lubricate2 years
KMaster cylinder cup and dust seal–replace2 years
KCaliper piston seal and dust seal–replace2 years
KBrake hose–replace4 years
KFuel hose–replace4 years
Drive chain–lubricate #Every 600 km (400 mi)
Dive chain slack–check † #Every 1000 km (600 mi)

Notes:

K: Should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer
*: For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here
†: Replace. add. adjust, or torque if necessary.
(c): California model only
#: Service more frequently when operation in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy, high speed, or frequent starting/stopping

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 2000-2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6

The 2000-2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6 has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:

Front:

  • 120/60 ZR17 (55W)
  • BRIDGESTONE BATTLAX BT-50F RADIAL
  • MICHELIN A89X
  • PIRELLI MTR01
  • METZLER MEZ1 Front

Rear:

  • 160/60 ZR17 (69W)
  • BRIDGESTONE BATTLAX BT-50R RADIAL G
  • MICHELIN M89X
  • PIRELLI MTR02
  • METZLER MEZ1

The manual for the 2000-2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6 recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

  • Front: 250 kPa/36 psi
  • Rear: 290 kPa/41 psi

General information about the 2000-2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6

The Kawasaki NINJA® ZX-6 sportbike could be described as the best of all possible sporting worlds. On the one hand, it provides plenty of sportbike performance, but on the other, the ZX-6 features a comfortable riding position, civilized manners, and an affordable price. More specifically, it is endowed with the performance of a 600cc SuperSport champion, as well as with low seat height, spacious cockpit, and wide power spread. Overall, it’s the ultimate all-around motorcycle.

The ZX-6 is powered by a compact 599cc liquid-cooled four-cylinder engine that’s similar to the high-performance, AMA 600cc Supersport-winning ZX-6R powerplant. Dual overhead cams actuate four extra-light valves per cylinder, and Kawasaki Straight-Shot ports combine with narrow valve stems to provide free-flowing intake for quick throttle response.

Intake efficiency is further enhanced by the Kawasaki Twin Ram Air Induction system. Scoops at the front of the fairing supply cool air directly to the airbox, and at highway speeds this become pressurized to help pack more fuel mixture from the 36mm Keihin carburetors into the cylinders for increased power. A digital capacitor discharge ignition (CDI) system ignites the mixture as its microprocessor-controlled timing is ultra-responsive to engine speed and the system never needs adjustment.

Manual for the 2000-2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6

2000-2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6 Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2000-2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6, which is available here.

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