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2012-2013 Kawasaki Z1000 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2012-2013 Kawasaki Z1000.

The Kawasaki Z1000 is a four-cylinder motorcycle introduced in 2003 with streetfighter or standard styling. It used a modified engine from the ZX-9R and was bored out by 2.2 mm resulting in bigger displacement, more low-RPM torque, and only a slight power loss of 4 bhp from the original ZX9.

This maintenance schedule applies to the following models:

  • 2012 Kawasaki Z1000
  • 2013 Kawasaki Z1000

In October 2009, Kawasaki unveiled the 2010 Z1000. It had a new aluminum frame, digital instrument panel, bodywork, and engine. Bore and stroke are 77 x 56 mm, 1 mm more than the ZX-10R’s 76 x 55 mm displacing 1,043 cc. up from the previous model’s 953 cc. The compression ratio is 11.8:1, and fuel injection is handled by a bank of 38-mm Keihin throttle bodies.

Maintenance Schedule for 2012-2013 Kawasaki Z1000

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2012-2013 Kawasaki Z1000.

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 2012-2013 Kawasaki Z1000 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 (22500mi)
Valve clearance – inspect (e)
Throttle control system
(play, smooth return, no
drag) – inspect (e)
year
Engine vacuum synchronization – inspect (e)
Idle speed – inspect (e)
KFuel leak (fuel hose and pipe) – inspectyear
KFuel hoses damage –
inspect
year
KFuel hoses installation
condition – inspect
year
Coolant level – inspect
Coolant leak – inspectyear
Radiator hose damage –
inspect
year
Radiator hoses installation
condition – inspect
year
Evaporative emission control system – function (California model only)
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 (600 mile)
Drive chain wear – inspect #
KDrive chain guide wear – inspect
Wheels and tires:
Tire air pressure – inspectyear
Wheels/tires damage –
inspect
Tire tread wear, abnormal
wear – inspect
KWheel bearings damage –
inspect
year
Brake system:
Brake fluid leak – inspectyear
Brake hoses and pipe damage –
inspect
year
Brake pad wear – inspect #
Brake hose and pipe installation
condition – inspect
year
Brake fluid level – inspect6 months
Brake operation
(effectiveness, play, drag) –
inspect
year
Brake light switch operation
– inspect
Suspensions:
Front forks/rear shock
absorber operation
(damping and smooth
stroke) – inspect
Front forks/rear shock
absorber oil leak – inspect
year
KUni-trak rocker arm – inspect
KUni-trak tie rods operation – inspect
Steering System:
KSteering play – inspectyear
KSteering stem bearings –
lubricate
2 years
Electrical System:
Lights and switches
operation – inspect
year
Headlight aiming – inspectyear
Side stand switch operation
– inspect
year
Engine stop switch
operation – inspect
year
Chassis:
KChassis parts – lubricateyear
KBolts and nuts tightness –
inspect
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 – replace5 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 – replace

Notes:

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 2012-2013 Kawasaki Z1000

The 2012-2013 Kawasaki Z1000 has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard (tubeless type):

Front:

  • 120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W)
  • DUNLOP D210F J
  • PIRELLI DIABLO ROSSO K

Rear:

  • 190/50 ZR17 M/C (73W)
  • DUNLOP D210
  • PIRELLI DIABLO ROSSO K

The manual for the 2012-2013 Kawasaki Z1000 recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

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

General information about the 2012-2013 Kawasaki Z1000

The Kawasaki Z1000 2012 has a liquid-cooled inline-four engine that offers substantial power at all rpm levels, providing effortless acceleration in almost any situation. Bore and stroke dimensions of 77.0 x 56.0mm offer the best possible balance of peak power and low and mid-range flexibility. A 38mm downdraft throttle bodies allow intake air to travel to the engine in the shortest possible distance. An oval sub-throttles help keep the engine slim and soft rev limiter that provides good overrev character.

Rear suspension design positions the shock unit and linkage above the swingarm where it’s less exposed to exhaust heat and contributes to mass centralization. Visible from the outside, the horizontal monoshock contributes to the Z1000’s aggressive appearance. Linkage characteristics are the same as those of a standard Uni-Trak® rear suspension: Wheel movement versus shock stroke is the same ratio. The shock features stepless rebound damping and spring preload adjustability.

The Z1000’s 300mm front petal-style brake discs are gripped by opposed four-piston radial-mount calipers. (Caliper piston size is 4×30 mm). A radial-pump front brake master cylinder contributes to the superb control offered by these high-end calipers. The rear brake is a single-piston, pin-slide caliper gripping a 250mm petal-style disc. The caliper is mounted below the swingarm, and located by a torque rod.

Manual for the 2012-2013 Kawasaki Z1000

Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual 2012-2013 Kawasaki Z1000.
User manual screenshot for the 2012-2013 Kawasaki Z1000

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2012-2013 Kawasaki Z1000, which is available here.

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