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2004-2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2004-2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250R, also known as the Kawasaki EX250 in different markets.

The Kawasaki Ninja 250R is a motorcycle in the Ninja sport bike series intended for on-road riding. It’s riding posture also falls between standard and sport.

This maintenance schedule applies to the following models:

  • 2004 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
  • 2005 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
  • 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
  • 2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250R

Originally introduced in 1986 as the marque’s entry-level sportbike. The motorcycle has undergone few changes throughout its quarter-century lifetime, having received only three substantial redesigns. The Ninja 250R’s particular ergonomics, chassis design, and engine placement have resulted in a motorcycle that straddles the standard and sports classes.

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Maintenance Schedule for 2004-2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250R

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2004-2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250R.

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 2004-2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250R is broken into two sections: Emission Related and Non-Emissions.

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 synchronization — check †
Idle speed–check †
Throttle grip play–check †
Spark plug–clean and gap †
Valve clearance–check †
Air cleaner element–clean
Air cleaner element–replace5 cleanings
Fuel system–check
Evaporative emission control system (c)–check †
Brake light switch — check †
Brake pad wear– check †
KBrake hose connection — check †
KFuel hose connection — check †
Brake fluid level — check †month
KBrake fluid — change2 years
KSteering –check †
Drive chain wear–check † #
Nuts, bolts, and fasteners tightness — check †
Tire wear–check †
Engine oil–changeyear
Oil filter–replace
General Lubrication–perform
KFront fork oil–change
KSwingarm pivot, uni-trak linkage — lubricate
Coolant–change2 years
Radiator hoses, connections–check †year
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)
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 2004-2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250R

The 2004-2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250R has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:

  • Front: 100-80-16M/C 50S DUNLOP K630F Tubeless
  • Rear: 130/80-16 64M/C DUNLOP K630 Tubeless

The manual for the 2004-2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250R recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

  • Front: 200 kPa/28 psi
  • Rear: 225 kPa/32 psi

General information about the 2004-2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250R

The 2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250R has a twin-cylinder 248cc engine. Its compact parallel-twin design is lightweight and high revving, with a broad torque curve. Good mass centralization for superior handling. With Diamond Frame that is lightweight, high-tensile steel for amazing rigidity. No down tubes for lower engine placement and a lower center of gravity and good ground and cornering clearance.

Power for the Ninja 250R comes from a high-revving, liquid-cooled, in-line twin-cylinder four-stroke engine featuring dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. It delivers smooth, predictable power that’s perfect for new motorcyclists, yet its 13,000-rpm redline and six-speed transmission will put a smile on the face of the most experienced sportbike rider. As if the Ninja’s excellent engine performance wasn’t enough, its rider will also be amazed by the nearly 70 mpg average fuel economy. 

Like its larger siblings, the Ninja 250R sportbike features an aerodynamic full-fairing, Kawasaki’s UNI-TRAK progressive rear suspension and high-performance disc brakes. It also has a low seat height for added confidence when stopped. Other features include an easy-to-read instrument panel, positive neutral finder, centerstand and pop-up bungee hooks.

Manual for the 2004-2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250R

2004-2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2004-2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250R, which is available here.

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