This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Kawasaki Super Sherpa.
The Kawasaki Super Sherpa is an entry-level, dual-sport motorcycle. It was first offered in Japan from 1997 to present, and sold in the US from 1999 to 2003. In 2009, Kawasaki recently decided to resell the Super Sherpa in the US for one year.
So this applies to the Kawasaki Super Sherpa in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2009. And any other years you happen to find! The maintenance schedule for the Super Sherpa is similar to that for other years — nothing changed.
The Kawasaki Super Sherpa has a 249 cc DOHC four-valve air/oil-cooled four-stroke single-cylinder engine. It is fully featured with electric starting, front and rear-disc brakes, low seat height, plenty of suspension travel, and complete instrumentation.
Maintenance Schedule for Kawasaki Super Sherpa
Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2000 Kawasaki Super Sherpa.
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 2000 Kawasaki Super Sherpa is broken into two sections: Emission Related, and Non-Emission Related.
Periodic Maintenance Chart
|Operation||Every||1000 km (600 mi)||6000 km (4000 mi)||12000 km (7500 mi)||18000 km (12000 mi)||24000 km (15000 mi)||30000 km (20000 mi)||36000 km (24000 mi)|
|Idle speed–check †||•||•||•||•|
|Throttle grip play–check †||•||•||•||•|
|Spark plug–clean and gap †||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Valve clearance–check †||•||•||•|
|Air cleaner element–clean †#||•||•||•|
|Spark arrester–clean||Every 5000 km (3000 mi)|
|Brake lever play – check †||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake light switch – check||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake pad wear – check †#||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake fluid level – check †||month||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|K||Brake fluid – change||2 years||•|
|K||Steering play–check †||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Drive chain wear–check † #||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Nuts, bolts, and fasteners — check †||•||•||•||•|
|Tire wear–check †||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|K||Spoke tightness and rim runout – check †||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Engine oil–change #||6 months||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|K||Front fork oil–change||2 years||•|
|Front fork oil leak – check #||•||•||•|
|Rear shock absorber oil leak – check †||•||•||•|
|K||Swingarm pivot, unitrak linkage-lubricate||•||•||•||•|
|K||Steering stem bearing – lubricate||2 years||•|
|K||Brake master cylinder cup and dust seal – replace||4 years|
|K||Caliper piston seal and dust seal replace||4 years|
|Drive chain – lubricate #||Every 600 km (400 mi)|
|Drive chain slack – check †#||Every 1000 km (600 mi)|
K: Should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer
*: For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here
†: Replace. add. adjust, or torque if necessary.
#: Service more frequently when operation in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy, high speed, or frequent starting/stopping
Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Kawasaki Super Sherpa
The 2000 Kawasaki Super Sherpa has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:
- Front: Size: 2.75-21 45 P BRIDGESTONE “TRAIL WING 301”
- Rear: Size: 4.10 – 18 59 P BRIDGESTONE “TRAIL WING 302”
The manual for the 2000 Kawasaki Super Sherpa recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):
- Front: Up to 165 kg (364 lb) Load – 150 kPa/21 psi
- Rear (up to 97.5 kg/215 lb load) – 150 kPa/21 psi
- Rear (97.5-165kg [215-364 lb] load) – 175 kPa/25 psi
General information about the Kawasaki Super Sherpa
The Kawasaki Super Sherpa is an entry-level, dual-sport machine. It is fully featured with electric starting, front and rear-disc brakes, low seat height, plenty of suspension travel, and complete instrumentation.
The 249cc, four-stroke, DOHC, four-valve single powering the Sherpa. This is built to deliver good low and midrange torque, immediate throttle response while being highly economic. The quarter-liter motor is fueled by a 34mm Mikuni BST carburetor, features CDI ignition and vibrations should be almost undetectable due to the presence of a gear-driven balancer.
With a front suspension of 36 mm. telescopic fork and rear suspension bottom-Link Uni-Trak with adjustable preload and 20-way rebound damping. With a ground clearance of 10.6 inches, a 32.7 inches seat high, and a dry weight of 249 pounds.
Manual for the Kawasaki Super Sherpa
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2000 Kawasaki Super Sherpa, which is available here.