This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2003-2006 Kawasaki Z1000 Gen 1.
The Kawasaki Z1000 is a four-cylinder motorcycle introduced in 2003 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 original Z1000 was revolutionary in its design, using something called “Sugomi”.
It was replaced in 2007 by the Gen 2 Kawasaki Z1000, which used largely the same engine (though tuning had evolved), but with a few different external components.
Maintenance Schedule for Kawasaki Z1000 Gen 1
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Kawasaki Z1000 Gen 1.
- K: Should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer
- †: Replace. add. adjust, or torque if necessary.
- #: Service more frequently when operation in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy, high speed, or frequent starting/stopping
- e: Emission related item
- Cal: California model only
The following is the list of maintenance operations and to be done on this motorcycle with a time or distance interval — whichever comes earlier.
For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here
|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)|
|Engine vacuum synchronization – check † (e)||•||•||•|
|Idle speed–check † (e)||•||•||•||•|
|Throttle control system–check † (e)||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Spark plug – clean and gap † (e)||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Valve clearance – check † (e)||•|
|Air suction valve – check † (e)||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Air cleaner element–clean †# (e)||•||•||•|
|Evaporative emission control system (Cal) – check † (e)||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|K||Brake hose, connections – check †||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake light switch – check †||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake pad wear – check †#||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake fluid level – check †||month||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|K||Fuel hose, connections – check †||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|K||Brake fluid – change||2 years||•|
|Clutch – adjust †||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|K||Steering –check †||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Drive chain wear – check † #||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Nut, bolt, fastener tightness – check †||•||•||•||•|
|Tire wear – check †||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Engine oil – change #||•||•||•||•|
|Oil filter – replace||•||•||•||•|
|General lubrication – perform||•||•||•|
|Front fork oil leak – check †||•||•||•|
|Rear shock absorber oil leak – check †||•||•||•|
|K||Swingarm pivot – lubricate||•||•||•|
|K||Coolant – change||2 years||•|
|Radiator hoses, connections – check †||•|
|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)|
Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 2003-2006 Kawasaki Z1000
The 2003-2006 Kawasaki Z1000 has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard (tubeless type):
- 120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W)
- BRIDGESTONE ” BT019F RADIAL”
- DUNLOP “D208FL”
- 190/50 ZR17 M/C (73W)
- BRIDGESTONE “BT012R RADIAL J”
- DUNLOP “D208P”
The manual for the 2003-2006 Kawasaki Z1000 recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):
- Front: 250 kPa/36 psi
- Rear: 290 kPa/41 psi
General information about the 2003-2006 Kawasaki Z1000 Gen 1
The Z1000 backs this aggressive, super naked style with an in-line four-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve engine, which produces tractable power for hard acceleration in any rpm range. 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.
Digital fuel injection utilizing 38mm throttle bodies and sub-throttle valves promote smooth, responsive engine operation with less fuel consumption. The high-speed 32-bit digital ignition provides precise engine management and enhances the fuel injection system. Keeping the entire engine cool is a large-area radiator with an electric fan that maintains operating temperatures at the optimum level.
Simultaneously, a liquid-cooled oil cooler helps keep the six-speed transmission operating at maximum performance. Part of the Z1000’s allure lies in the four stainless steel mufflers that are heat-treated to an attractive golden color. Enhancing its appeal is the Kawasaki Low Exhaust Emissions (KLEEN®) catalyzer system that helps keep exhaust emissions that flow through the quad mufflers environmentally friendly.
Manual for the 2003-2006 Kawasaki Z1000
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2003-2006 Kawasaki Z1000, which is available here.