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2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2004 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.

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 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2004 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 2004 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
Engine vacuum synchronization — check † (e)
Idle speed–check † (e)
Throttle control system –check † (e)
Spark plug–clean and gap † (e)
Valve clearance–check † (e)
Air suction valve — check † (e)
Air cleaner element –clean † # (e)
Evaporative emission control system (c) (e) –check †
Non-Emission Related
KBrake hoses, connections – check †
Brake light switch — check †
Brake pad wear– check † #
Brake fluid level — check †month
KBrake fluid — change2 years
KFuel hose, connections – check †
Clutch–adjust †
KSteering –check †
Drive chain wear–check † #
Nuts, bolts, and fasteners tightness — check †
Tire wear–check †
Engine oil–change #year
KOil filter–replace
General Lubrication–perform
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
(e): Emission related item

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

The 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:


  • 120/65 ZR17 (56W)
  • DUNLOP “D208F”


  • 180/55 ZR17 (73W)
  • DUNLOP “D208A”

The manual for the 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

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

General information about the 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

The big-bore Kawasaki 636 received revisions to its suspension damping rates for 2004, addressing our biggest complaint with last year’s bike. The result is more compliant suspension control that makes it possible to balance the chassis with clicker adjustments.

The Kawasaki’s 20mm smaller-diameter brake rotors and 2mm-smaller, 41mm fork gives it a lighter front end. Combined with the only 65-series front tire and the lightest weight (414 pounds), the ZX flicks fast.

The ZX received praise for the power and positive feel of its brakes. The radial-mount 4-piston calipers offer lots of feedback. It has a more easily read programmable shift light for your high-rpm cues. The seat of the 6R is fairly tall, and that causes a rider to slide forward into the rear of the tank.

Manual for the 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R, which is available here.

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