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2000-2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2000-2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 750.

The Kawasaki Vulcan is a cruiser style motorcycle. The Vulcan name has been used for custom or cruiser motorcycles since 1984, model designation VN, using mostly V-twin engines ranging from 125 to 2,053 cc (7.6 to 125.3 cu in).

This maintenance schedule applies to the following models:

  • 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
  • 2001 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
  • 2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

The Kawasaki Vulcan 750 was unique in its class by featuring a more reliable shaft drive usually found on larger cruisers. The bike also featured a liquid-cooled DOHC V-twin engine producing 66 horsepower and a flat 47 ft-lbs of torque throughout most of the rpm range, also featured adjustable air shocks front and rear, with Showa 4-way valving on the rear.

Maintenance Schedule for 2000-2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2000-2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 750.

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 Vulcan 750 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 †
Air suction valve – check †
Air cleaner element –clean
Air cleaner element –replace5 cleanings
Fuel system–check
Evaporative emission control system (c)–check †
Non-Emission Related:
Battery elecrolyte level – check †month
Brake play – check †
Brake light switch — check †
Brake lining or pad wear– check †
Brake fluid level — check †month
KBrake fluid – change2 years
Clutch – adjust
KSteering –check †
Final gear case oil level – check
Final gear case oil – change
KPropeller shaft joint – lubricate
Nuts, bolts, and fasteners tightness — check †
Tire wear–check †
Engine oil–changeyear
Oil filter–replace
Oil screen – clean
General Lubrication–perform
KFront fork oil–change
KSwingarm pivot — lubricate
KBrake camshaft – lubricate2 years
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 cable – replace2 years
KBrake hose –replace4 years
KFuel hose–replace4 years


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

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 2000-2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

The 2000-2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:


  • 100/90-19 57H
  • DUNLOP F11A or


  • 150/90-15 M/C 74H
  • DUNLOP K425

The manual for the 2000-2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

  • Front: 200 kPa/28 psi
  • Rear (Up to 97.5 kg [215 lb] load: 200 kPa/28 psi
  • Rear (97.5-180 kg [215-397] load: 225 kPa/32 psi

General information about the 2000-2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Powered by a liquid-cooled, double-overhead-cam 749cc V-twin, the Vulcan 750 is simultaneously powerful and low-maintenance. Hydraulic valve lash adjusters automatically keep the eight-valve cylinders at optimum adjustment, thus eliminating unwanted valve noise. Liquid cooling increases overall engine durability, and the frame-mounted radiator is unobtrusive and doesn’t detract from the cruiser’s appearance.

The engine itself is rubber-mounted within the double-cradle, high-tensile steel frame to help stave off vibration at the handlebar and footpegs. A low-maintenance shaft drive conveys power from the five-speed transmission to the beefy 15-inch rear wheel. Plus, the easy-shifting gearbox is endowed with Kawasaki’s exclusive Positive Neutral Finder, which allows for easy and accurate shifting from first into neutral while stopped.

Air-assisted rear shocks with four clicks of rebound damping adjustment offer a smooth and controlled ride, while dual front discs provide reliable stopping power. Full instrumentation, including both coolant-temperature and fuel-level gauges, and a center stand is standard fare. Vulcan® 750 is an economically priced, mid-size cruiser that can hold its own on the boulevard.

Manual for the 2000-2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual 2000-2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 750.

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2000-2002 Kawasaki Vulcan 750, which is available here.

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