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2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2020 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 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2020 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 2020 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)12000 km (7500 mi)24000 km (15200 mi)36000 km (22800 mi)48000 km (30400mi)
Valve clearance – inspect (e)
Throttle control system
(play, smooth return, no
drag) – inspect (e)
year
Idle speed – inspect
KFuel leak (fuel hose and pipe) – inspect
KFuel hoses damage –
inspect
year
KFuel hoses installation
condition – inspect
year
Coolant level – inspectyear
Coolant leak – inspectyear
Radiator hose damage –
inspect
year
Radiator hoses installation
condition – inspect
year
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
year
KDrive belt deflection – inspect•: every 6000 km (3800 mile)
KDrive belt wear- inspect•: every 6000 km (3800 mile)
Wheels and tires:
Tire air pressure – inspectyear
Wheels/tires damage –
inspect
year
Tire tread wear, abnormal
wear – inspect
KWheel bearings damage –
inspect
year
Spoke tightness and rim runout – inspect•: every 6000 km (3800 mile)
Brake system:
Brake fluid leak – inspectyear
KBrake hoses damage –
inspect
year
Brake pad wear – inspect #year
KBrake hose installation
condition – inspect
year
Brake fluid level – inspectyear
Brake operation
(effectiveness, play, drag) –
inspect
year
Brake light switch operation
– inspect
year
Suspensions:
KFront forks/rear shock
absorber operation
(damping and smooth
stroke) – inspect
year
KFront forks/rear shock
absorber oil leak – inspect
year
KSwing arm pivot – lubricate
KUni-trak rocker arm operation – inspectyear
KUni-trak tie rods operation – inspectyear
KUni-trak rocker arm bearings – lubricate
KUni-trak tir rods bearings – lubricate
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:
Chassis parts – lubricateyear
Bolts and nuts tightness –
inspect
3. Periodic Replacement

Change/Replacement Items
Every1000 km (600 mi)12000 km (7600 mi)24000 km (15200 mi)24000 km (15000 mi)48000 km (30000 mi)
KAir cleaner element # – replace (e)
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)

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.
(e): Emission related item

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

The 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard (tubeless type):

Front:

  • 130/90-16 M/C 67H
  • DUNLOP “D404FP”
  • BRIDGESTONE “G721”

Rear:

  • 180/70 – 15M/C 76H
  • DUNLOP “D404”
  • BRIDGESTONE “G722”

The manual for the 2020 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 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

The 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic has a 903cc V-Twin, SOHC Engine tuned to deliver lots of torque from low rpm. Precise tolerances for strong and reliable performance. Gear-driven balancer allows the use of single-pin crankshaft without the heavy vibration. With liquid and air cooling finned cylinders and heads combine with liquid cooling to provide exceptional thermal control. Maintains consistent engine temperatures for long engine life and sustained power.

Rubber-mounted engine reduces excess engine vibration at all speeds. Positive neutral finder(KP) lift the shift pedal from first gear at a stop to select neutral easily, every time. A Kawasaki exclusive. Digital Fuel Injection (KP) dual throttle bodies with dual throttle valves(KP) provide optimum performance and rideability. The sub throttles, located behind the main throttle valve, are controlled by the ECU so that the DFI® system retains a more precise throttle response, similar to a constant velocity carburetor.

Ergonomics has an ultra-low 26.4-inch seat height that allows riders to easily plant both feet on the ground at stops. Laid-back riding comfort for two. Spoke WheelsChromed steel rims and spokes, for retro style. “Spool-style” polished aluminum front hub. The 180mm rear tire provides added stability while projecting a powerful image. Wider tire than that found on most large-displacement cruisers.

Manual for the 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic.
User manual screenshot for the 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, which is available here.

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