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2000 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2000 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R.

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R was a motorcycle in the Ninja sport bike series produced from 1989 until 2003. From 1989-1995 in the US market, Kawasaki called ZXR-750R the ZX-7. In 1996, they dropped the ZXR name worldwide and the former ZXR-750 was now ZX-7R.

The ZX-7R has a 749 cc in-line four-cylinder, four-stroke engine. The frame used on the ZX-7R is a lightweight aluminum twin-spar item, designed using computer-aided design to optimize strength.

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Maintenance Schedule for 2000 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2000 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R.

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-7R 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 -clean † #
Evaporative emission control system (c)–check †
Non-Emission Related
Brake light switch — check †
Brake pad wear– check † #
Brake/clutch fluid level — check †month
KBrake/clutch fluid — change2 years
KSteering –check †
Drive chain wear–check † #
Nuts, bolts, and fasteners tightness — check †
Tire wear–check †
Engine oil–change #year
Oil filter–replace
General Lubrication–perform
KFront fork oil–change
Front fork oil leak – check †
Rear shock absorber oil leak – check †
KSwingarm pivot, uni-trak linkage — lubricate
KCoolant–change2 years
Radiator hoses, connections–check †year
KSteering stem bearing–lubricate2 years
KFuel filter – replace
KBrake/clutch master cylinder cup and dust seal–replace2 years
KCaliper piston seal and dust seal–replace2 years
KClutch slave cylinder piston seal – replace2 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-7R

The 2000 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:


  • 120/70 ZR17 (58W)
  • METZLER MEZ1 Front


  • 190/50 ZR17 (73W)
  • DUNLOP D204L

The manual for the 2000 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R 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-7R

The Kawasaki’s ZX-7R looked stunning, especially in the launch colors of black, red, or green with a purple seat unit. The Kawasaki had the headlights, the aggression, the attitude, and most definitely the colors. The ZX-7R hits barely 105bhp at a lowly 9000rpm it still manages a good 163mph top end.

The engine now had a slightly bigger bore and shorter stroke so it could rev faster and higher. That new bore size also gave it good bottom end power and midrange too. Shorter inlet tracts increased the velocity of the air and fuel heading into the cylinders and the additional ram-air inlet now meant enough of said air was getting into the motor at speed.

The frame was stiffer and used the engine as a stressed member, but geometry remained roughly the same as the ZXR, although wheelbase increased by 5mm. In theory this meant that the notoriously stiff ZXR would be even stiffer and slower turning as the ZX-7R, but Kawasaki got the suspension linkage ratios right, the settings right and managed to retain both the legendary accuracy and sharpness of the front end while adding a little more ride quality to the back end.

Manual for the 2000 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R

2000 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2000 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R, which is available here.

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