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2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R also known as the ER-6f or EХ-6.

Ninja 650R is a middleweight, parallel-twin engined motorcycle, designed for normal use on paved roads. The 650R was introduced in 2006 but drops the R suffix from its name in the 2012 model.

For 2009, Kawasaki released an updated Ninja 650R which includes new bodywork, mirrors, gauges, lighting, and a new tune on the same 649 cc (39.6 cu in) engine. In Europe, the Ninja 650R is sold as the ER-6f (“f” denoting faired). The ER-6n is the naked sibling of Ninja 650R.

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Maintenance Schedule for 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R.

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 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R 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 (3750 mi)12000 km (7500 mi)18000 km (11250 mi)24000 km (15000 mi)30000 km (18750 mi)36000 km (22500 mi)
KAir cleaner element – clean
KValve clearance – inspect
Throttle control system
(play, smooth return, no
drag) – inspect
KEngine vacuum
synchronization – inspect
Idle speed – inspect
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
KAir suction system damage
– inspect
2. Periodic Inspection (Chassis Related Items)

Operation (Chassis Items)

Clutch and drive train:
Clutch operation
(play, engagement,
disengagement) – inspect
Drive chain lubrication
condition – inspect #
every 600 km (400 mile)
Drive chain slack – inspect #every 1000 km (600 mile)
Drive chain wear – inspect #
KDrive chain guide wear –
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
Brake hoses damage –
Brake pad wear – inspect #
Brake hose installation
condition – inspect
Brake fluid level – inspect6 months
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
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)
KAir cleaner element # – replace2 year
Engine oil # – changeyear
Oil filter – replaceyear
KFuel hoses -replace4 years
KCoolant – change3 years
KRadiator hoses and O-rings – replace3 years
KBrake hoses and pipe – replace4 years
KBrake fluid (front and rear) – change2 years
KRubber parts of master cylinder
and caliper – replace
4 years
KSpark plug – replace


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.

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R

The 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:

  • Front: 120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W) BRIDGESTONE “BT020F SPORT TOURING”
  • Rear: 160/60 ZR17 M/C (69W) BRIDGESTONE “BT021R SPORT TOURING”

The manual for the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

  • Front: 225 kPa/32psi
  • Rear: 250 kPa/36psi

General information about the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R

For 2009 Kawasaki improved on this combination and gave this popular model several new upgrades, from improved suspension to updated Ninja supersport styling. The end result of over 40 updates and refinements, the new sportier Ninja 650R delivers serious performance fun and maximum transportation practicality. The key to the Ninja 650R’s slender size is its compact liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, DOHC, 8-valve 649cc parallel-twin engine, which permits the use of a narrow, lightweight frame.

Revised fuel injection settings on this torquey engine boost its bottom-end torque, smooth low-mid rpm response, and allow it to rev more quickly. Routing the coolant to the cylinder and head through the engine cases reduces the number of external hoses. The engine also meets stringent Euro-III emission regulations thanks to its precise fuel-injection and a three-way catalyzer system with a new 300-cell catalyzer that’s smaller and lighter than the previous 200-cell unit.

The non-intimidating twin-cylinder appeals to new riders and has an excellent mid-range that offers enough pizzazz to thrill more advanced riders. A modified shift lever position permits the easier application of the Ninja 650R’s linear power delivery. The manageable power delivery and superb roll-on response enable the new Ninja 650R to make short work of the morning commute or perform as an entertaining track day companion – all while delivering good fuel economy.

Manual for the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R

2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R, which is available here.

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