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2000 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for 2000 Kawasaki Ninja 250R, also known as the Kawasaki EX250 in different markets.

The Kawasaki Ninja 250R is a motorcycle in the Ninja sport bike series intended for on-road riding. It’s riding posture also falls between standard and sport.

Originally introduced in 1986 as the marque’s entry-level sportbike. The motorcycle has undergone few changes throughout its quarter-century lifetime, having received only three substantial redesigns. The Ninja 250R’s particular ergonomics, chassis design, and engine placement have resulted in a motorcycle that straddles the standard and sports classes.

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Maintenance Schedule for 2000 Kawasaki Ninja 250R

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2000 Kawasaki Ninja 250R.

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 Kawasaki Ninja 250R is broken into two sections: Emission Related and Non-Emissions.

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 cleaner element–clean
Air cleaner element–replace5 cleanings
Fuel system–check
Evaporative emission control system (c)–check †
Battery electrolyte level–check †month
Brake light switch — check †
Brake pad wear– check †
Brake fluid level — check †month
KBrake fluid — change2 years
KSteering –check †
Drive chain wear–check † #
Nuts, bolts, and fasteners tightness — check †
Tire wear–check †
Engine oil–changeyear
Oil filter–replace
General Lubrication–perform
KFront fork oil–change
KSwingarm pivot, uni-trak linkage — lubricate
Coolant–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)


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 Kawasaki Ninja 250R

The 2000 Kawasaki Ninja 250R has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:

  • Front: 100-80-16 50S DUNLOP K630F Tubeless
  • Rear: 130/80-16 64S DUNLOP K630 Tubeless

The manual for the 2000 Kawasaki Ninja 250R recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

  • Front: 200 kPa/28 psi
  • Rear: 225 kPa/32 psi

General information about the 2000 Kawasaki Ninja 250R

The 2000 Kawasaki Ninja 250R has a four-stroke, liquid-cooled In-Line Twin engine type. Tuned to deliver smooth, step-free power with an emphasis on low- and mid-range power rider-friendly response. The transmission has 6-speed with Positive Neutral Finder, with electric starting, and digital ignition. It has 62 x 41.2 mm. bore x stroke, and a 12.4:1 compression ratio.

The 250 handles remarkably well for something that’s been relatively unchanged for over 13 years. Its 248cc dual-overhead-cam engine revs so high that it seems to be on the verge of exploding when riding it with the flow of traffic, but you quickly get used to it. In fact, the bike makes doing simple things like U-turns and moderate-speed residential riding seem to feel like a miniature race!

The frame for the 2000 Kawasaki Ninja 250R is made of sturdy and durable diamond-style high-tensile steel, this offers confidence-inspiring stability at both high and low speeds. The front suspension has a 36 mm. hydraulic fork, and bottom-Link Uni-Trak rear suspension complements the rigid frame and re-tuned for and provides great road holding ability.

Manual for the 2000 Kawasaki Ninja 250R

2000 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2000 Kawasaki Ninja 250R, which is available here.

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