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2000 Kawasaki ZR-7 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2000 Kawasaki ZR-7.

The Kawasaki ZR-7 was sold in the United States from 1999 through 2003 and sold in a few other countries through the 2005 model year. The ZR-7 and the ZR-7S differs from fairing and associated headlight, instrument cluster, and stiffer fork springs. The ZR-7S has an advertised dry weight of 210 kg. The ZR-7 has a wet mass of 231 kg.

The Kawasaki ZR-7 is powered by an inline 4-cylinder 4-stroke, double-overhead-cam DOHC air-and-oil-cooled 738 cc engine, generating 57 kW and 63 N·m. Carburetors are four constant-velocity (CV) Keihin CVK 32 mm. The final drive is via chain; the transmission is a 5-speed (equipped with positive neutral finder), coupled with a wet clutch. The seat height is 800 mm.

Maintenance Schedule for 2000 Kawasaki ZR-7

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2000 Kawasaki ZR-7.

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 ZR-7 is broken into two sections: Emission Related, and Non-Emission Related.

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 syncronization – check †
Idle speed–check †
Throttle grip play–check †
Spark plug–clean and gap †
Valve clearance – check †
Air suction valve – check †
Air cleaner element — clean
Air cleaner element — replace5 cleanings
Fuel system–check
Cylinder head bolt tightness – check †
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
Clutch – adjust
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
KSwingarm pivot, uni-trak linkage — lubricate
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)
Drive 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.
#: 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 ZR-7

The 2000 Kawasaki ZR-7 has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard (tube-type):


  • 120/70 ZR17 (58W)


  • 160/60 ZR17 (69W)
  • DUNLOP D205J

The manual for the 2000 Kawasaki ZR-7 recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

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

General information about the 2000 Kawasaki ZR-7

The Kawasaki ZR-7’s air-cooled four-cylinder engine is decidedly low-tech but offers economical, reliable running and flexible power delivery. With single rear shock, ditto for the dual front, and single rear disc brakes, which lend the design balance (and the machine ample stopping power). The 17 inch cast wheels are a cleaner, more attractive design than some of the retro spoke wheels. The stiff frame was combined with modern rubber, suspension and brakes, make for a very competent handling, modern machine.

With the addition of Kawasaki’s K-TRIC throttle response system, the ZR-7 carburetor is quite well throughout the rev range. Its rear wheel horsepower and torque figures reflect Kawasaki’s continual development of this motor. With 67 horsepower and roughly 45 foot pounds of torque, the ZR-7 offers more than enough performance for the average rider. The ZR-7’s intended purpose as an all-around, multi-purpose motorcycle.

Nice touches include a centrally located fuel gauge, 300mm dual disc brakes in the front, a polished, stainless steel four-into-one exhaust, a high level of fit and finish (including lustrous blue paint here in the United States). The cast wheels carry the latest generation Dunlop sport touring radials (D205s). These tires (which I have used on other bikes) are strong performers — offering excellent grip and mileage. At an MSRP of $5,699, the ZR-7 offers an attractive mix of nostalgia and modern performance.

Manual for the 2000 Kawasaki ZR-7

Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual 2000 Kawasaki ZR-7.
User manual screenshot for the 2000 Kawasaki ZR-7

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

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