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2010-2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2010-2011 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:

  • 2010 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
  • 2011 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 2010-2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250R

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2010-2011 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 2010-2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250R 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)
Air cleaner element – clean
Valve clearance – inspect
Throttle control system
(play, smooth return, no
drag) – inspect
Choke operation – inspectyear
Engine 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
Air suction system damage
– inspect
Evaporative emission
control system – function
(California model only)
2. Periodic Inspection (Chassis Related Items)

Operation (Chassis Items)

Clutch and drive train:
KClutch 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
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
Uni-trak rocker arm
operation – inspect
Uni-trak tie rods operation –
KSwingarm 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 # – replace2 year
Engine oil # – changeyear
Oil filter – replaceyear
KFuel hoses – replace4 year
KCoolant – change3 years
KRadiator hoses and O-rings – replace3 years
KBrake hoses – replace4 years
KBrake fluid (front and rear) – change2 years
KRubber parts of master cylinder
and caliper – replace
4 years
Spark 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 2010-2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250R

The 2010-2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250R has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:


  • Size: 110/70-17 M/C 54S
  • IRC– “RX-01F” TL Size: 110/70-17 M/C 54H
  • DUNLOP– “GT501FG” TL


  • Size: 130/70-17 M/C 62S
  • IRC– “RX-01R” TL Size: 130/70-17 M/C 62H
  • DUNLOP– “GT501R” TL

The manual for the 2010-2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250R recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

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

General information about the 2010-2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250R

The 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250R is the ultimate entry-level motorcycle for sportbike fans, but also a blast for veteran riders. The 250 Ninja motorcycle has all the features that allow beginners to learn with ease, and pure fun for the experienced crowd: a low seat, a wide powerband, powerful brakes, and agility. And with these attractive features arrives a style based on its older brothers, the ZX-6R and the ZX-10R.

For the price with an MSRP of $3,999 to $4,299 you’ll have ridiculously good fuel economy at over 60 mpg motorcycle. All the power comes from a 249cc, liquid-cooled parallel-twin that thrives on high-rpm. The Kawasaki motor is tuned for smooth and predictable power. The 250R also features a six-speed transmission and petal disc brakes, and has a curb weight of around 375 pounds.

The 250 motorcycle features a natural riding position for comfortable ergonomics, allowing for much pleasure on the streets. This pleasure also comes from the handling of the Kawasaki, which is transmitted to the road through 17-inch wheels. Stopping the machine are 290mm front rotors and a single 220mm rotor out back gripped by two-piston hydraulic calibers.

Manual for the 2010-2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250R

2010-2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2010-2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250R, which is available here.

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