This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2003-2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 750.
The Kawasaki Vulcan 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).
This maintenance schedule applies to the following models:
- 2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
- 2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
- 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
The Kawasaki Vulcan 750 was unique in its class by featuring a more reliable shaft drive usually found on larger cruisers. The bike also featured a liquid-cooled DOHC V-twin engine producing 66 horsepower and a flat 47 ft-lbs of torque throughout most of the rpm range, also featured adjustable air shocks front and rear, with Showa 4-way valving on the rear.
Maintenance Schedule for 2003-2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2003-2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 750.
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 2003-2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 is broken into two sections: Emission Related, and Non-Emission Related.
Periodic Maintenance Chart
|Operation||Every||800 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)|
|Carburetor synchronization — check †||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Throttle grip play–check †||•||•||•||•|
|Spark plug–clean and gap †||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Valve clearance–check †||•||•||•||•|
|Air suction valve – check †||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Air cleaner element –clean||•||•||•||•|
|Air cleaner element –replace||5 cleanings||•|
|Evaporative emission control system (c)–check †||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Battery elecrolyte level – check †||month||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake play – check †||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake light switch — check †||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake lining or pad wear– check †||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake fluid level — check †||month||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|K||Brake fluid – change||2 years||•|
|Clutch – adjust||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|K||Steering –check †||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Drive chain wear–check † #||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Nuts, bolts, and fasteners tightness — check †||•||•||•||•|
|K||Spoke tightness and rim runout – check †||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Tire wear–check †||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|K||Front fork oil–change||•|
|K||Swingarm pivot — lubricate||•||•||•|
|K||Brake camshaft – lubricate||2 years||•|
|Radiator hoses, connections–check †||year||•||•||•||•|
|K||Steering stem bearing–lubricate||2 years||•|
|K||Master cylinder cup and dust seal–replace||2 years|
|K||Caliper piston seal and dust seal–replace||2 years|
|K||Brake cable – replace||2 years|
|K||Brake hose –replace||4 years|
|K||Fuel hose–replace||4 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 2003-2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
The 2003-2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:
- 100/90-19M/C 57S
- BRIDGESTONE EXEDRA G701 or
- DUNLOP D404F
- 140/90-15M/C 70S
- BRIDGESTONE EXEDRA G702 or
- DUNLOP D404
The manual for the 2003-2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):
- Front: 200 kPa/28 psi
- Rear: 225 kPa/32 psi
General information about the 2003-2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
The mid-size Kawasaki Vulcan® 750 has an easy-to-ride nature, comfortable stepped seat, torquey liquid-cooled V-twin engine, modern technology, and affordable price tag, it embodies the essence of the original “metric cruiser.” Dual-stage quiet cam chain design allows more compact cylinder heads runs quietly, reliably. The automatic cam chain tensioner maintains precise timing without maintenance and assures greater reliability.
Powered by a liquid-cooled, double overhead cam 749cc V-twin engine, the Vulcan 750 is powerful and low-maintenance. Hydraulic valve lash adjusters ease maintenance and liquid cooling increase overall engine durability. Plus, the engine itself is rubber-mounted within the double-cradle, high-tensile steel frame to reduce vibration at the handlebar and footpegs.
A low-maintenance shaft drive transmits power from the five-speed transmission to the beefy 15-inch rear wheel. Plus, the easy-shifting gearbox features Kawasaki’s exclusive Positive Neutral Finder, which allows for easy and accurate shifting from first into neutral when stopped. Air-assisted rear shocks with four clicks of rebound damping adjustment offer a smooth and controlled ride, while dual front discs provide reliable stopping power.
Manual for the 2003-2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2003-2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 750, which is available here.