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2001 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2001 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R.

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R is a motorcycle in the Ninja sport intended for on-road riding, produced from 1994 until 2003. There were five model incarnations across two basic designs.

The ZX-9R has an 899 cc /54.8 cu-in, transverse four-cylinder, four-stroke engine. The frame used on the ZX-9R is a lightweight aluminum twin-spar item with 10mm wider main spars and a 12mm longer steering head.

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Maintenance Schedule for 2001 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2001 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R.

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 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R 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
KFuel hose, connections – check †
KBrake fluid — change2 years
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 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R

The 2001 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:


  • 120/60 ZR17 (58W)
  • DUNLOP “D207FZ”


  • 190/50 ZR17 (73W)
  • DUNLOP “D207M”

The manual for the 2001 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

  • Front: 250 kPa/36 psi
  • Rear: 290 kPa/41 psi

General information about the 2001 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R

The ZX-9R engine has a lightweight, all-aluminum cylinder block. Each oversquare cylinder bore has an electroplated lining that resists wear and improves heat dispersion. The cylinder head is shaped to provide a high compression ratio, while cam timing and the cam profile are designed for plenty of torque across the rev range.

Four Keihin 40mm downdraft carburetors deliver excellent throttle response and are equipped with the Kawasaki Throttle Responsive Ignition Control (K-TRIC) system. Linked to the ignition system, K-TRIC adjusts ignition timing for all throttle settings. A 16-bit microprocessor accurately adjusts timing from sensors at both the carburetors and the crankshaft.

The four-into-two-into-one exhaust system features a lightweight, all-titanium muffler with the Kawasaki Clean Air System catalyzer, except for California models that have a stainless steel unit and an additional catalyzer for reduced emissions. The catalyzer allows the engine to be tuned for maximum performance since the catalyzer reduces emissions downstream.

Manual for the 2001 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R

2001 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2001 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R, which is available here.

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