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2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2011 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 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2011 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 2011 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 (3750 mi)12000 km (7500 mi)18000 km (11250 mi)24000 km (15000 mi)30000 km (18750 mi)36000 km (22500 mi)
Valve clearance – inspect
Throttle control system
(play, smooth return, no
drag) – inspect
KEngine vacuum
synchronization – inspect
KIdle 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
KRocker arm operation – inspect
KTie rods operation – inspect
Steering System:
KSteering play – inspectyear
KSteering stem bearings –
2 years
Steering damper oil leak – inspect
Electrical System:
Lights and switches
operation – inspect
Headlight aiming – inspectyear
Side stand switch operation
– inspect
Engine stop switch
operation – inspect
KChassis parts – lubricateyear
KBolts and nuts tightness –
3. Periodic Replacement

Change/Replacement Items
Every1000 km (600 mi)12000 km (7500 mi)24000 km (15000 mi)36000 km (22500 mi)48000 km (30000 mi)
Air cleaner element # – replaceevery 18000 km (11250 mile)
KEngine oil # – changeyear
KOil filter – replaceyear
KFuel hoses – replace4 years
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 – repalce


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 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

The 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:


  • 120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W)


  • 190/55 ZR17 M/C (75W)

The manual for the 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

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

General information about the 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

The ZX-10R’s wheel set features new gravity-cast three-spoke wheels that come with Tokico radial-mount calipers grasp 310mm petal discs in the front and a 220mm disc is squeezed by a lightweight single-piston caliper in the back.

As for the bike’s instrumentation, there’s an LED-backlit bar-graph tachometer that combines with a multi-featured LCD info screen with numerous sections and data panels. When the bike is set to be used for racing, the LCD display can be set to “race” mode, enabling the bike’s gear display to move to the center of the screen.

For the ZX-10R, Kawasaki paid careful attention to its chassis geometry, juggling it to offer the best possible stability and handling quickness. The rake is angled at 25 degrees, half-a-degree steeper than its predecessor while trail has been reduced from 110 to 107mm. This slightly more radical front end geometry was made possible largely because of the new engine’s more controllable power, engine placement, and the CG differences it generated.

Manual for the 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, which is available here.

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