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2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic.

The Kawasaki Vulcan is a cruiser style motorcycle. The Vulcan name has been used for custom or cruiser motorcycles since 1984, model designation VN, using mostly V-twin engines ranging from 125 to 2,053 cc (7.6 to 125.3 cu in).

The Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic is a mid-sized motorcycle cruiser, first introduced in 2006. It is powered by a liquid-cooled 903 cc (55.1 cu in), V-Twin engine, with a five-speed transmission. Overall, it measures 97.0 inches (2.46 m) in length, has a wheelbase of 64.8 inches (1.65 m), and possesses a seat height off the ground of 26.8 inches (680 mm).

Maintenance Schedule for 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic.

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 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic 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)
Idle speed – inspect
KFuel leak (fuel hose and
pipe) – inspect (e)
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 (e)
Evaporative emission control system – function (California model only) (e)
2. Periodic Inspection (Chassis Related Items)

Operation (Chassis Items)

Clutch and drive train:
Clutch operation
(play, engagement,
disengagement) – inspect
KDrive belt deflection – inspect
KDrive belt wear- inspect
Wheels and tires:
Tire air pressure – inspectyear
Wheels/tires damage –
Tire tread wear, abnormal
wear – inspect
KWheel bearings damage –
Spoke tightness and rim runout – inspect
Brake system:
Brake fluid leak – inspectyear
KBrake hoses damage –
Brake pad wear – inspect #
KBrake hose installation
condition – inspect
Brake fluid level – inspect6 months
Brake operation
(effectiveness, play, drag) –
Brake light switch operation
– inspect
KFront forks/rear shock
absorber operation
(damping and smooth
stroke) – inspect
KFront forks/rear shock
absorber oil leak – inspect
KSwing arm pivot – lubricate
KUni-trak rocker arm operation – inspect
KUni-trak tie rods operation – inspect
KUni-trak rocker arm bearings – lubricate
KUni-trak tir rods bearings – 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 (22500 mi)48000 km (30000 mi)
KAir cleaner element # – replace (e)every 18000 km (12000 mile)
Engine oil # – changeyear
KOil filter – replaceyear
KFuel hoses – replace5 years
KCoolant – change3 years
KRadiator hoses and O-rings – repalce3 years
KBrake hoses – replace4 years
KBrake (front and rear) – change2 years
KRubber parts of master cylinder
and caliper – replace
4 years
KSpark plug – replace (e)


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.
(e): Emission related item

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

The 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard (tubeless type):


  • 130/90-16 M/C 67H
  • DUNLOP “D404FP”


  • 180/70 – 15M/C 76H
  • DUNLOP “D404”

The manual for the 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

  • Front (up to 180 kg load [397 lb]): 200 kPa/28 psi
  • Rear (up to 97.5 kg load [215 lb]): 200 kPa/28 psi
  • Rear(9.75 – 180 kg load [215 -397 lb]): 225 kPa/32 psi

General information about the 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

The 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic features 903cc V-twin tuned to deliver a healthy dose of torque at low rpm, smooth and reliable and gear-driven balancer allows the use of single-pin crankshaft without excessive vibration. Dual slash-cut mufflers, big slash-cut mufflers look great and contain honeycomb catalyzers to reduce emissions.

A four-valve cylinder head provides maximum valve area for optimum flow, resulting in more power and more low-end torque. Single overhead cam design is simple, lightweight, and practical. Extremely efficient intake tracts feature ports that narrow near the combustion chamber to increase intake flow speed for more efficient filling and increased torque and long intake tracts for a great low-end response.

Electronic Fuel Injection, dual throttle bodies with sub-throttles provide optimum performance and ride ability. The sub-throttles, located behind the main throttle valve, are controlled by the ECU so that the DFI® system retains more precise throttle response, similar to a constant velocity carburetor. A 41mm front fork has excellent rigidity and 5.9-inches of travel – the most in its class. A 32-degree rake angle for excellent straight line tracking and wide fork pitch for classic look.

Manual for the 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic.
User manual screenshot for the 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, which is available here.

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