This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals for the Kawasaki Jet Ski SX-R, Kawasaki’s stand-up watercraft powered by a huge near 1500cc engine.
Kawasaki first announced the Jet Ski SX-R in 2016 for the 2017 model year.
The Kawasaki Jet Ski SX-R is powered by a 1,498cc inline DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine. driving a 3-blade impeller and high efficiency 148mm axial-flow single-stage jet pump.
Maintaining your Jet Ski SX-R is a blend of maintaining any other watercraft and a motorcycle.
You have to periodically
- Flush the cooling system, and the bilge line and filter
- Lubricate everything to prevent corrosion
- Check everything to make sure it’s not leaking, replacing any suspect parts
- Change the engine oil and filter
- Inspect the valves
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What to use to service your Kawasaki Jet Ski SX-R
If you’re doing a basic service on your Kawasaki Jet Ski SX-R, you will need the following items.
|Kawasaki Jet Ski SX-R spec
|Kawasaki Performance 4-Stroke Jet Ski watercraft oil, or another SAE 10W-40 oil with API SG or higher, JASO MA rated oil.
|OEM part for the oil filter is 16097-0007. You can also use a Hiflofiltro HF204RC.
|NGK CR9EKB, plug gap 0.7-0.8mm
|Dead battery? Swap it out with a Yuasa YTX20L-BS
|Use Protect all cable life to maintain your throttle cable and keep it rust-free.
Maintenance schedule for the Kawasaki Jet Ski SX-R
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Kawasaki Jet Ski SX-R.
It’s derived from the schedule in the manual, but simplified to be easier to read.
Maintaining your Jet Ski SX-R is mostly about
- Every use, flush the cooling system
- Inspect everything to make sure they’re not leaking or seizing
- Every 25 hours, do a series of basic checks to make sure it’s breathing, fueling, and starting correctly.
You only have to change the oil every 50 hours, and inspect the valves every 100 hours.
|Every X hours
|Flush cooling system
|After each use in salt water
|Lube jet pump bearings and seals; inspect and replace bearings/seals if necessary (*)
|Flush bilge line and filter
|Inspect all hoses, hose clamps, nuts, bolts, and fasteners
|Replace fuel hoses
|Inspect throttle control system
|Clean throttle bore
|Lubricate throttle body cable fitting at throttle body
|Lubricate throttle body control cable and throttle cable fitting at throttle case (Protect all cable life)
|Lubricate steering cable ball joints and steering nozzle pivots
|Lubricate handlebar pivot
|Clean fuel pump screen
|Inspect fuel vent check valve
|Inspect/clean air box drain caps
|Inspect/clean inside of air box
|Inspect spark plugs. Replace if necessary (CR9EKB)
|Inspect battery terminals and charging condition
|Replace engine oil (Jet Ski watercraft oil)
|Inspect/tighten engine mount bolts
|Inspect hull drain screws (replace if necessary)
|Replace engine oil filter (HF204RC)
|Inspect/adjust valve clearances
|Inspect impeller blades for damage
|Inspect/replace coupling damper
|Inspect throttle shaft spring (replace throttle body if necessary)
|Inspect steering cable
|Inspect drive shaft holder
|Inspect evaporative emission control system
Manual for the Kawasaki Jet Ski SX-R
The above maintenance schedule is derived from the one in the Jet Ski SX-R’s manual.
You can get the maintenance schedule from Kawasaki here.