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2011 Ninja 1000 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2011 Ninja 1000 also known as (Z1000S/Z1000SX/Ninja 1000 SX).

Kawasaki Ninja 1000 is a motorcycle in the Ninja series sold since 2011. It delivers a sportbike looks but without the aggressive ergonomics. Other than its name, it is unrelated to the Ninja 1000R produced from 1986–89, or to other Ninja motorcycles.

The Ninja 1000 was developed for the street rather than the track, it’s tuned for strong midrange power. Kawasaki Ninja 1000 generates 140 bhp of power and 111 nm of torque from its 1043cc engine.

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Maintenance Schedule for 2011 Ninja 1000

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2011 Ninja 1000.

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 Ninja 1000 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
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
Evaporative emission
control system – function
Air 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
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 (22500 mi)48000 km (30000 mi)
Air cleaner element # – replaceevery 18000 km (11250 mile)
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
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 2011 Ninja 1000

The 2011 Ninja 1000 has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:

  • Front: 120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W) BRIDGESTONE BATTLAX BT016F BB
  • Rear: 190/50 ZR17 M/C (73W) BRIDGESTONE BATTLAX BT016R BB

The manual for the 2011 Ninja 1000 recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

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

General information about the 2011 Ninja 1000

The Ninja 1000’s liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve-per-cylinder, 1,043cc in-line four is the epitome of silky smooth power. Flawless fuel injection, minimal slop in the driveline and a tried-and-true throttle cable (vs. throttle-by-wire) let you be the maestro of your very own internal-combustion orchestra

Digital fuel injection adds the precise amount of gas and sends the mixture through 38mm Keihin throttle bodies and downdraft intakes into cylinders with a bore and stroke of 77.0 x 56.0mm. To complete the four-stroke cycle, combustion’s effluvia is cleaned by dual catalyzers and passes from four pipes into two, into a pre-chamber and then out via dual silencers with quad tips. The pre-chamber in the belly keeps weight low and allows for short, low-volume exhaust pipes on each side.

Holding the engine in place is a light, rigid aluminum backbone frame with one rubber and three rigid engine mounts. The subframe and swingarm are aluminum, the latter featuring stylish yet functional concentric chain adjusters. To absorb the imperfections and roughness that roads. The Ninja 1000 relies upon a 41mm fully adjustable male-slider fork with 4.7 inches of travel and a rear shock with 5.4 inches of travel that is adjustable for preload and rebound.

Manual for the 2011 Ninja 1000

2011 Ninja 1000 Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2011 Ninja 1000, which is available here.

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