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2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R.

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is a sportbike in the Ninja series, the successor to the Ninja ZX-9R. Originally released in 2004 and has been updated and revised throughout the years. Engineers used a stacked design for a liquid-cooled, 998 cc (60.9 cu in) inline four-cylinder engine.

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R crankshaft axis, input shaft, and output shaft are positioned in a triangular layout to reduce engine length, while the high-speed generator is placed behind the cylinder bank to reduce engine width.

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Maintenance Schedule for 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R.

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 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is broken into three sections: Engine Related Items, Chassis Related Items, and Change/Replacement Items.

Periodic Maintenance Chart

1. Periodic inspection (Engine Related Items)

Operation (Engine Items)
Every1000 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)
Throttle control system
(play, smooth return, no
drag) – inspect (e)
KEngine vacuum
synchronization – inspect (e)
Idle speed – inspect (e)
Fuel leak – inspectyear
KFuel hoses damage –
KFuel hoses installation
condition – inspect
Coolant level – inspect
Coolant leak – inspectyear
Radiator hose damage –
Radiator hoses installation
condition – inspect
Air suction system damage
– inspect (e)
Intake/exhaust valve clearance – inspect (e)
Spark plug condition – inspect (e)
Evaporative emission
control system – function
(California) (e)
2. Periodic Inspection (Chassis Related Items)

Operation (Chassis Items)

Steering System:
KSteering play – inspectyear
KSteering stem bearings –
2 years
Brake system:
Brake fluid leak – inspectyear
KBrake hoses damage – inspectyear
KBrake hose installation condition- inspectyear
Brake operation
(effectiveness, play, drag) – inspect
Brake pads (wear) – inspect #
Brake fluid level – inspect6 month
Brake light switch operation – inspect
Wheels and tires:
Tire air pressure – inspect
Wheels/tires damage – inspect
Tire tread wear, abnormal
wear – inspect
KWheel bearings damage – inspect
Front forks/rear shock
absorber operation (damping and smooth
stroke) – inspect
Front forks/rear shock
absorber oil leak- inspect
KUni-trak rocker arm operation – inspect
KUni-trak tie rods operation – inspect
Drive chain and clutch:
Drive chain lubrication
condition – inspect #
600 km (373 mile)
Drive chain slack: inspect #1000 km (621 mile)
Drive chain wear: inspect #
KDrive chain guide wear: inspect
Clutch (play, disengagement, engagement): inspect
Electrical System:
Lights and switches operation – inspectyear
Headlight aiming – inspectyear
Side stand switch operation – inspectyear
Engine stop switch operation – inspectyear
Chassis parts – lubiricateyear
Bolts and nuts tightness – inspect
3. Periodic Replacement

Change/Replacement Items
Every1000 km (600 mi)12000 km (7500 mi)24000 km (15000 mi)36000 km (24000 mi)48000 km (30000 mi)
KBrake hoses4 years
KBrake fluid (front and rear)2 years
KRubber parts of master cylinder and caliper4 years
KSpark plug
KAir cleaner element #18000 km (11185 mile)
Engine oil #year
KOil filteryear
KFuel hoses4 years
KCoolant3 years
KRadiator hoses and O-rings3 years


K: Should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
*: For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
#: Service more frequently when operating in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy,
high speed, or frequent starting/stopping.
(e): Engine related item

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

The 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:

  • Front: 120/70 ZR17 M/C (56W) DUNLOP “D218FJ”
  • Rear: 190/50 ZR17 M/C (73W) DUNLOP “D218J”

The manual for the 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

  • Front: 250 kPa/36psi
  • Rear: 290 kPa/42psi

General information about the 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

The Ninja ZX-10R design started with chassis simulations. An all-aluminum frame with 600-class dimensions mated to a long and highly rigid gull swing-arm gives the ZX-10R category-leading handling performance on track and twisty roads.

The powerful compact new In-Line Four is a showcase of advanced supersport technology. Other engine features include a new fuel injection system, a close-ratio transmission with a back-torque limiter clutch, and magnesium engine covers. The 10R puts the rider in a position to take full advantage of the engine’s awesome power and the superb chassis response.

With 184 ram,-air assisted horsepower available at the crank, the same treatment was necessary with the throttle. The ZX-10 makes the 2.2-mile (3.54km) circuit seem like a go-kart track. The bike is fast and simply annihilates the straights. It’s engine keeps on pulling, getting progressively more powerful until it hits redline at 13,000rpm.

Manual for the 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, which is available here.

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