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Kawasaki Z1000 Gen 2 (2007-2009) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2007-2008 Kawasaki Z1000 Stock Image

This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2007-2009 Kawasaki Z1000 Gen 2.

The Kawasaki Z1000 is a four-cylinder motorcycle originally introduced in 2003 (the first gen Kawasaki Z1000) 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.

The second generation Kawasaki Z1000 was made from 2007 to 2009. The 2007 refresh is still powered by a 953cc motor, but includes a re-tune for more low-end and midrange punch from revised engine mapping, new camshaft profiles, and slightly smaller intake and exhaust valves. The throttle body size was also reduced to 36mm (from 38mm), and an exhaust valve retains backpressure.

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Maintenance Schedule for Kawasaki Z1000 Gen 2

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Kawasaki Z1000 Gen 2.

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 2007-2008 Kawasaki Z1000 is broken into three sections:

  1. Engine Related Items,
  2. Chassis Related Items, and
  3. Change/Replacement Items.


  • For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
  • K: Should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • #: Service more frequently when operating in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy,
    high speed, or frequent starting/stopping.
  • (e): Emission related item

Engine items

Every (km)100060001200018000240003000036000
Operation (engine items)Every (mi)6004000750012000150002000024000
Air cleaner element – clean (e)
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 – inspectyear
KFuel hoses installation condition – inspectyear
Coolant level – inspect
Coolant leak – inspectyear
Radiator hose damage – inspectyear
Radiator hoses installation condition – inspectyear
Evaporative emission control system – function (California model only) (e)
Air suction system damage – inspect (e)
Exhaust butterfly valve cable- inspect (e)
Kawasaki Z1000 Gen 2 maintenance – engine items

Chassis items

Every (km)100060001200018000240003000036000
Operation (engine items)Every (mi)6004000750012000150002000024000
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 – inspectyear
Brake system:
Brake fluid leak – inspectyear
Brake hoses and pipe damage – inspectyear
Brake pad wear – inspect #
Brake hose and pipe installation condition – inspectyear
Brake fluid level – inspect6 month
Brake operation (effectiveness, play, drag) – inspectyear
Brake light switch operation – inspect
Front forks/rear shock absorber operation (damping and smooth stroke) – inspect
Front forks/rear shock absorber oil leak – inspectyear
KUni-trak rocker arm – inspect
KUni-trak tie rods operation – inspect
Steering System:
KSteering play – inspectyear
KSteering stem bearings – lubricate2 years
Electrical System:
Lights and switches operation – inspectyear
Headlight aiming – inspectyear
Side stand switch operation – inspectyear
Engine stop switch operation – inspectyear
KChassis parts – lubricateyear
KBolts and nuts tightness – inspect
Maintenance — chassis items – Kawasaki Z1000 gen 2

Periodic replacement items

Change/Replacement ItemsEvery1000 km (600 mi)12000 km (7500 mi)24000 km (15000 mi)36000 km (24000 mi)48000 km (30000 mi)
Air cleaner element # (e)
KEngine oil #year
KOil filteryear
KFuel hoses4 years
KCoolant3 years
KRadiator hoses and O-rings3 years
KBrake hoses and pipe4 years
KBrake fluid (front and rear)2 years
KRubber parts of master cylinder
and caliper
4 years
Spark plug (e)
Kawasaki Z1000 Gen 2 periodic replacement items

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 2007-2009 Gen 2 Kawasaki Z1000

The Kawasaki Z1000 Gen 2 has the following tyre sizes and tyre pressures recommended as standard (tubeless type).

WheelTyre sizeTyre pressure
Front120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W)250 kPa/36 psi
Rear180/55 ZR17 M/C (73W)290 kPa/42 psi

The Gen 2 Kawasaki Z1000 shipped with Dunlop Qualifier tyres.

General information about the Kawasaki Z1000 Gen 2

The Gen 2 (2007-2009) Kawasaki Z1000 sought to address many of the complaints about the first generation Z1000, but it didn’t get all the way there.

The Z1000 was one of the very early “streetfighters”. So it was really pioneering a whole new segment, waiting for everyone to catch up (you can tell they’re catching up because they have to call their new bike a “streetfighter” rather than let it speak for itself…)

The Z1000 backs up its aggressive, super naked style with an in-line four-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve engine that’s based on the motor from the ZX-9R. The 2007 Z1000 got more mid-range and low-end grunt, meaning it has torque everywhere and it’s hard to be in the wrong gear.

The lightweight, all-aluminum cylinder block, with chrome composite plated lining for wear resistance and superior heat dispersion are features borrowed from the Kawasaki NINJA sportbike line.

The 2007-2009 Z1000 was an improvement over the earlier model, but it didn’t solve anything major. Riders wanted full suspension adjustability, and what they got was preload and rebound damping adjustment only. Riders wanted more stability in corners, but they got a fat tyre and a light front that meant it’s wheelie prone… which is fun, but gets old (I imagine).

Nonetheless Kawasaki was pioneering streetfighters, and they resolved some of the complaints on the third gen of Z1000 from 2010.

Manual for the Kawasaki Z1000 Gen 2

Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual 2007-2008 Kawasaki Z1000.
User manual screenshot for the 2007-2008 Kawasaki Z1000

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Kawasaki Z1000 Gen 2, which is available here.

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