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2001-2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2001-2002 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.

This maintenance schedule applies to the following models:

  • 2001 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
  • 2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

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 2001-2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2001-2002 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 2001-2002 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
KBrake hose connections – check †
Brake light switch — check †
Brake pad wear– check † #
Brake fluid level — check †month
KBrake fluid — change2 years
KFuel hose, connections – check †
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
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 2001-2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

The 2001-2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:


  • 120/65 ZR17 (55W)
  • DUNLOP “D207F”


  • 180/55 ZR17 (73W)
  • DUNLOP “D207T”

The manual for the 2001-2002 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 2001-2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

The 2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R is the ultimate open-class sportbike. With a more planted feel, lighter steering, and more low- to mid-range power, the new ZX-12R is the bike of choice for serious enthusiasts. Kawasaki has gone over the traditional 600cc Supersport capacity limit to produce a new 636cc ZX-6R for the road going public.

For 2002, Kawasaki took a novel approach to the highly competitive 600cc sports class – it simply bored-out its ZX-6R engine by 2mm (0.07in) to 68mm (2.7in), making the capacity 37cc bigger. This was made possible by an earlier change – the 2000-model update had replaced the old engine’s steel liners with plated aluminum bore.

The new design gave extra space around the cylinders, which allowed the larger bore. The 2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R has a variation of colors; Passion Red/Black Pearl, Lime Green/Black Pearl, Pearl Chrome Yellow/Black Pearl.

Manual for the 2001-2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

2001-2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2001-2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R, which is available here.

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