This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic.
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
Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic.
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 is broken into two sections: Emission Related, and Non-Emission Related.
Periodic Maintenance Chart
|Operation||Every||1000 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)|
|Idle speed–check †||•||•||•||•|
|Throttle grip play–check †||•||•||•||•|
|Spark plug–clean and gap †||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Air suction valve – check †||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Air cleaner element–clean †#||•||•||•|
|Evaporative emission control system (Cal) – check †||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake light switch – check †||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake pad wear – check †#||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake/clutch fluid level – check †||month||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|K||Brake/clutch fluid – change||2 years||•|
|K||Steering –check †||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Final gear case oil level – check †||•||•||•|
|Final gear case oil – change||•||•|
|K||Propeller shaft joint – lubricate||•||•|
|Nut, bolt, fastener tightness – check †||•||•||•||•|
|K||Spoke tightness and rim runout – check †||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Tire wear – check †||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Engine oil – change #||6 months||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Oil filter – replace||•||•||•||•|
|General lubrication – perform||•||•||•|
|K||Front fork oil – change||2 years||•|
|Front fork oil leak – check †||•||•||•|
|Rear shock absorber oil leak – check †||•||•||•|
|K||Swingarm pivot – lubricate||•||•||•|
|K||Coolant – change||2 years||•|
|Radiator hoses, connectinos – check †||•|
|K||Steering stem bearing – lubricate||2 years||•|
|K||Brake/clutch master cylinder cup and dust seal – replace||4 years|
|K||Caliper piston seal and dust seal – replace||4 years|
|K||Clutch slave cylinder piston seal – repalce||4 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.
#: 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
The 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:
- Size: 130/90-16 67H
BRIDGESTONE “EXEDRA G703G”
- Size: 130/90 -16 M/C 67H
PIRELLI “MT66 Front”
- Size: 150/80 B16 71H
BRIDGESTONE “EXEDRA G702G”
- Size: 150/80 -16 M/C 71H
The manual for the 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):
- Front: 200 kPa/28 psi
- Rear: 250 kPa/36 psi
General information about the 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic
The Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic designation highlights the fuel injection. It has bore x stroke
102 x 90 mm, displacement of 90 cu. in, compression ratio of 8.6:1 and has a carburetor of Keihin CVK40. A new alternator provides additional wattage to handle the increased electrical load of the fuel-injection system.
The Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic is a cruiser style motorcycle with an MSRP of $9,699 and was carryover for 2008. Power is provided by a 4-Stroke, 1470cc, Liquid / Air-cooled, SOHC, V Twin engine, and digital with K-Tric ignition. The engine is paired with a 5-Speed transmission and the total fuel capacity is 4.2 gallons.
The Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic rides on Steel wheels with a 130/90 R16 front tire and 150/80 R16 rear tire. The front suspension is a Telescopic Fork while the rear suspension is a Twin Sided Swing Arm. Front Hydraulic Disc brakes and rear Hydraulic Disc brakes provide stopping power. The Vulcan 1500 Classic comes standard with a Two-Piece, 2-passenger seat.
Manual for the 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic, which is available here.