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2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 LTD Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 LTD.

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).

The Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 is powered by a 2,053 cc (125.3 cu in) 52° V-twin engine and 141 lb-ft (191 N⋅m) torque @ 3,000 rpm. The most apparent “bug-eye” chrome nacelle projection headlight first introduced in 2004 Vulcan. The Classic LT had an appearance similar to the Classic but added saddlebags, windshield, passenger floorboards, and passenger backrest to the offering.

Maintenance Schedule for 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 LTD

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 LTD.

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 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 LTD 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 (24000mi)
Throttle control system
(play, smooth return, no
drag) – inspect (e)
Idle speed – inspect (e)
KFuel leak (fuel hose and pipe) – inspect
KFuel hoses damage –
KFuel hoses installation
condition – inspect
Coolant level – inspect
Coolant leak – inspectyear
Radiator hose damage –
Radiator hoses installation
condition – inspect
Evaporative emission control system – function (California model only) (e)
Air suction system damage
– inspect (e)
Spark plug condition (e)
2. Periodic Inspection (Chassis Related Items)

Operation (Chassis Items)

Clutch and drive train:
Clutch operation
(play, engagement,
disengagement) – inspect
KDrive belt deflection – inspect
KDrive belt wear- inspect
Wheels and tires:
Tire air pressure – inspectyear
Wheels/tires damage –
Tire tread wear, abnormal
wear – inspect
KWheel bearings damage –
Brake system:
Brake fluid leak – inspectyear
KBrake hoses damage –
Brake pad wear – inspect #
KBrake hose installation
condition – inspect
Brake fluid level – inspect6 month
Brake operation
(effectiveness, play, drag) –
Brake light switch operation
– inspect
Front forks/rear shock
absorber operation
(damping and smooth
stroke) – inspect
Front forks/rear shock
absorber oil leak – inspect
Swing arm pivot – lubricate
Steering System:
KSteering play – inspectyear
KSteering stem bearings –
2 years
Electrical System:
Lights and switches
operation – inspect
Headlight aiming – inspectyear
Side stand switch operation
– inspect
Engine stop switch
operation – inspect
Chassis parts – lubricateyear
Bolts and nuts tightness –
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)
Air cleaner element # (e)every 18000 km (12000 mile)
Engine oil #year
KOil filteryear
KFuel hoses4 years
KCoolant3 years
KRadiator hoses and O-rings3 years
KBrake hoses4 years
KBrake (front and rear)2 years
KRubber parts of master cylinder
and caliper
4 years
Spark plug (e)every 48000 km (30000 mile)


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): Emission related item

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 LTD

The 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 LTD has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard (tubeless type):


  • 150/80 R16 M/C 71V
  • DUNLOP “D251F”


  • 200/60 R16 M/C 79V
  • DUNLOP “D251”

The manual for the 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 LTD recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

  • Front (up to 185 kg load [408 lb]): 250 kPa/36 psi
  • Rear (up to 185 kg load [408 lb]): 290 kPa/42 psi

General information about the 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 LTD

Power for this stylish cruiser comes from a massive V-twin engine featuring a bore and stroke of 103 x 123.2mm, forged pistons, alloy-steel connecting rods, huge 220mm flywheels, dual cams located within the one-piece crankcase, and right-side pushrods actuating four valves per cylinder. Notably, Kawasaki engineers chose to utilize a pushrod design in order to reduce engine height, which directly contributes to the Vulcan 2000’s low center of gravity and relatively low seat height. Plus, hydraulic valve lash adjusters automatically maintain zero valve clearance for smoother, quieter operation.

To provide sharp throttle response at any rpm, the Vulcan 2000’s electronic engine control unit (ECU) manages electronic fuel injection with its dual 46mm throttle bodies and sub throttle valves, as well as the iridium spark plug ignition system. The sub throttle valves provide the Vulcan 2000 with a smooth, linear power band, while the highly sophisticated fuel injection system’s fine atomizing injectors deliver an ultra-fine mist of fuel/air mixture to the cylinders for greater combustion efficiency, increased power, and optimum fuel economy.

The top quarter of the V-twin engine is liquid-cooled, while temperatures for the bottom three-quarters of the engine are managed by stylish and highly functional cooling fins. Plus, the engine and transmission feature built-in oil and water pumps, with the transmission also serving as the oil tank. The fuel injection system’s air cleaner is nestled between the cylinders, which feature a black matte finish, and the cooling fins are polished to a bright metallic shine. Dual exhaust pipes and mufflers emit a distinctive V-twin rumble and include honeycomb catalyzers to reduce emissions.

Manual for the 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 LTD

Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 LTD.
User manual screenshot for the 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 LTD

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 LTD, which is available here.

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