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2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic FI Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic FI.

The Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic 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).

The Vulcan 1500 Classic has a 1,470 cc (90 cu in) liquid-cooled SOHC 50° V-twin engine with a single-pin crankshaft paired with a 5-Speed transmission. It has a 27.6-inch (700 mm) seat height, wide handlebar, forward-mounted floorboards.

Maintenance Schedule for 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic FI

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic FI.

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 Vulcan 1500 Classic FI 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:
Idle speed–check †
Throttle control sysytem–check †
Spark plug–clean and gap †
Air suction valve – check †
Air cleaner element–clean †#
Evaporative emission control system (Cal) – check †
Non-Emission Related:
KBrake hoses, connections – check †
Brake light switch – check †
Brake pad wear – check †#
Brake/clutch fluid level – check †month
KBrake/clutch fluid – change2 years
KFuel hose, connections – check
KSteering –check †
Final gear case oil level – check †
Final gear case oil – change
KPropeller shaft joint – lubricate
Nut, bolt, fastener tightness – check †
KSpoke tightness and rim runout – check †
Tire wear – check †
Engine oil – change #6 months
Oil filter – replace
General lubrication – perform
KFront fork oil – change2 years
Front fork oil leak – check †
Rear shock absorber oil leak – check †
KSwingarm pivot – lubricate
KCoolant – change2 years
Radiator hoses, connectinos – check †
KSteering stem bearing – lubricate2 years
KBrake/clutch master cylinder cup and dust seal – replace4 years
KCaliper piston seal and dust seal – replace4 years
KClutch slave cylinder piston seal – repalce4 years

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.
#: Service more frequently when operation in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy, high speed, or frequent starting/stopping
(Cal): California model only

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic FI

The 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic FI has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:

Tube type

Front:

  • Size: 130/90-16 67H
  • BRIDGESTONE “EXEDRA G703G L”
  • DUNLOP “D404FU”

Rear:

  • Size: 150/80 B16 M/C 71H
  • BRIDGESTONE “EXEDRA G702 L”
  • DUNLOP “D404L”

The manual for the 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic FI recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

  • Front (up to 183 kg load [403 lbs): 200 kPa/28 psi
  • Rear (up to 97.5 kg Load [215 lb]): 250 kPa/36 psi
  • Rear (97.5-183 kg load [215-403 lb]): 280kPa/40psi

General information about the 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic FI

The Vulcan 1500 Classic F.I. has a new electronic speedometer that eliminates the wheel-driven mechanism and its speedometer cable for a cleaner look. The new speedometer face features an LED display for the odometer and trip meter as wall as a clock, fuel tank capacity has been increased, and the big 90 cubic-inch V-twin engine in the Classic F.I. combines elements from the original Vulcan 1500 and the latest release in the Vulcan cruiser line-up, the 1500 Drifter.

New cam timing and pistons increase power output, new digital fuel injection system automatically and accurately controls the amount of fuel injected into the cylinders, a 16-bit electronic control unit (ECU) is used to read from sensors that monitor engine coolant temperature, intake air temperature, atmospheric pressure, intake air pressure and throttle position to adjust the amount of fuel injected for excellent engine response and power with increased fuel efficiency.

The new frame main pipes have increased diameter, a larger diameter steering head with bigger bearings and new gussets offer more rigidity. The steering head is moved forward and fork offset is decreased for improved handling. New floorboard position for a more upright and comfortable riding position, new rear brake pedal and new dual-piston caliper, a new wide, five-way adjustable brake and clutch levers for added rider comfort and self-canceling turn signals.

Manual for the 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic FI

2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic FI Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual
User manual screenshot for the 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic FI

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic FI, which is available here.

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