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Kawasaki ZRX1100 (1997-2001) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Kawasaki ZRX1100.

The Kawasaki ZRX1100 was part of the Kawasaki Z series introduced from the year 1997 and made up until 2001. In 2001, the ZRX1100 and was replaced by the larger-engined ZRX1200 motorcycles.

The ZRX1100 and the later ZRX1200 were styled like 1980s muscle bikes, which were large bikes with large engines. Conceptually they’re quite similar — large, naked motorcycles, retro-designed, with inline-four engines that were carburettor-fed.

Maintenance Schedule for Kawasaki ZRX1100

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Kawasaki ZRX1100.

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 ZRX1100 is broken into two sections: Emission Related, and Non-Emission Related.


  • 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
OperationEvery800 km (500 mi)5000 km (3000 mi)10000 km (6000 mi)15000 km (9000 mi)20000 km (12000 mi)25000 km (15000 mi)30000 km (18000 mi)
Emission Related:
Carburetor syncronization – check †
Idle speed–adjust
Throttle grip play–check †
Spark plug–clean and gap †
Valve clearance – check †
Air suction valve – check †
Air cleaner element — clean † #
Non-Emission Related:
Brake light switch — check †
Brake pad wear– check † #
Brake/clutch fluid level — check †month
KBrake/clutch fluid – change2 years
KSteering — check †
Drive chain wear – check † #
Nuts, bolts, and fasteners tightness — check †
Tire wear–check †
Engine oil–change #6 months
Oil filter–replace
General Lubrication–perform
KFront fork oil–change2 years
Front fork oil leak – check †
Rear shock absorber oil leak – check †
KSwingarm pivot — lubricate
KCoolant – change2 years
Radiator hoses, connections – check †
KSteering stem bearing–lubricate2 years
KBrake/clutch master cylinder cup and dust seal–replace4 years
KCaliper piston seal and dust seal–replace4 years
KClutch slave cylinder piston seal – replace4 years
Drive chain – lubricate #Every 600 km (400 mi)
Drive chain slack – check † #Every 1000 km (600 mi)

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Kawasaki ZRX1100

The Kawasaki ZRX1100 has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard (tubeless type):


  • 120/70 ZR17 (58W)
  • DUNLOP D204 FP


  • 170/60 ZR17 (72W)
  • DUNLOP D204 G

The manual for the 2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100 recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

  • Front: 225 kPa/32psi
  • Rear: 250 kPa/36psi

General information about the Kawasaki ZRX1100

The Kawasaki ZRX1100 is a standard or sport motorcycle (these days called a “naked” or “retro”) powered by 1052 cc, four-stroke, transverse four-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valves per cylinder engine.

The engine for the ZRX1100 is losely based on the ZX-11, which was once the world’s fastest motorcycle. But Kawasaki changed a few things. A low compression ratio (10:1) combined with less lumpy cams, more flywheel effect, and smaller (36mm vs. 40mm) carbs give the ZRX a flat torque curve. A gear-driven counter-balancer quells secondary vibration.

Cosmetically, the valve cover has been polished to emphasize the dual-overhead-cam layout, polished cylinder fins have been added, and the engine side covers have polished fins as well.

The engine is housed in a double-cradle tubular-steel frame, which has a removable aluminum down tube to ease engine removal. The backbone tubes have a whopping diameter of 41mm, and both the piggyback reservoir shocks and the 43mm fork are fully adjustable for compression and rebound damping, as well as preload. Stopping power is modern, with twin six-piston calipers working on 283mm discs upfront and a single disc at the rear.

Manual for the Kawasaki ZRX1100

Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual 2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100.
User manual screenshot for the 2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100, which is available here.

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