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

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

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R was introduced in 1995 and has been constantly updated throughout the years. The ZX series is what was known as the Ninja line of Kawasaki motorcycles in the 1980s and still carries the name today.

The Ninja® ZX™-6R motorcycle boasts a potent 636cc engine, advanced electronics and a lightweight chassis. The “636” has been optimized for the street and the track, offering an exhilarating experience in a wide range of riding situations.

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Maintenance Schedule for 2000 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

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

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 ZX-6R is broken into two sections: Emission Related, and Non-Emission Related.

Periodic Maintenance Chart

OperationEvery1000 km (600 mi)6000 km (4000 mi)12000 km (7500 mi)18000 km (12000 mi)24000 km (15000 mi)30000 km (20000 mi)36000 km (24000 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 † #
Evaporative emission control system (c)–check †
Non-Emission Related
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–change #6 months
KOil filter–replace
General Lubrication–perform
KFront fork oil–change2 years
Front fork oil leak – check †
Rear shock absorber oil leak – check †
KSwingarm pivot, uni-trak linkage — lubricate
KCoolant–change2 years
Radiator hoses, connections–check †
KSteering stem bearing–lubricate2 years
KCoolant filter – cleanyear
KBrake master cylinder cup and dust seal–replace4 years
KCaliper piston seal and dust seal–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 ZX-6R

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


  • 120/60 ZR17 (55W)
  • METZLER MEZ1 Front


  • 160/60 ZR17 (69W)

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

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

General information about the 2000 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

The ZX-6R’s all-new 599cc power plant received the most attention of any major component. It has an aluminum cylinder block that now features liner-less, electroplated bores (same as the ZX-9R) which are reported to save weight as well as improve heat dissipation. The cylinders themselves have a redesigned “pentroof” combustion chamber that features an increase in compression from 11.8:1 to 12.8:1 the result of which requires the use of at least 90-octane fuel.

New cylinder-head valves feature stronger stems, and the tops of the valve tappets are slightly crowned to increase tappet and cam lobe durability. The carb holders are 7.7mm shorter to increase top-end power. The valve springs are wound on a smaller radius to reduce the inner diameter of the coil for finer valve action control at high rpm.

The rotor has three times as many projections (increased from 4 to 12 projections), helping to update the processor more often. The processor itself has been upgraded from 8 bits to 16 bits. The all-new ignition timing map matches the other engine changes. New stick-type ignition coils draw less current and charge faster to aid starting. 

Manual for the 2000 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

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

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

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