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  1. Oil Change Interval

    Ninja 650R Maintenance
    Hi all, Sorry to bring up such a boring subject, but my first oil change on the 2015 Ninja 650 I bought this year is coming up and I wanted to get people's opinions. My owner's manual says to change every 7,500 miles, but it doesn't specify whether that number is for conventional or synthetic...
  2. Service questions

    Ninja 650R Maintenance
    So im reaching up right around 4k miles on a 2016 650. Plan to change the oil Using Valvoline 10w40 Full synthetic and K&N Filter (#303, I believe thats the right one) Then to clean and lube the chain. Sadly I was not able to see if the previous owner had a owners/service manual for the bike. Is...
  3. Weird Handlebar Issue

    Ninja 650R Maintenance
    Hey everyone, Hopefully one of you will be able to help me. I have a 2015 Ninja 650r. I rode over a section of the road that had been broken up to repair and was very bumpy. As I hit the bumps, my handlebars shifted, but not in a left to right or forward to back kind of way. Imagine when you...
  4. Weird Handlebar Issue

    Off Topic/Fun
    POSTED IN WRONG THREAD ~ Editing post won't let me delete. Please disregard. Should be in Maintenance section. Hey everyone, Hopefully one of you will be able to help me. I have a 2015 Ninja 650r. I rode over a section of the road that had been broken up to repair and was very bumpy. As I...
  5. New Rider: Ninja 650r Maintenance

    The Training Ground - New Riders!
    New rider here! I picked up a 2006 650r with 16,000mi from my buddy. I love the bike and have done about 75 miles on it so far. Its been sitting in his garage for 1.5 years and needs new brake pads and fluid change. Anything else that I should be inspecting, replacing, keeping a close eye...
  6. Ninja 2008 650R Problems, Help please

    Ninja 650R Maintenance
    Hey guys, last year i bought a 650r Ninja with about 18,000 miles on it. Got a great deal on it, two brothers racing exhaust and partial carbon fiber ferring. The long story short, i rode the bike and put 3k on it and it was very very reliable. I was pretty impressed. I put the bike in storage...
  7. New Rider Need Help (pre ride inspection) ninja 650r

    The Training Ground - New Riders!
    Hello I recently purchased a ninja 650r and im just getting into riding but i was told about pre ride inspections when i took the msf course so i am a little worried about what i have to do and missing something, if anyone can help me or tell me what exactly i should check or post a video...
  8. Kawasaki Z750R break-in related question

    Z1K/Z750 Maintenance
    Hi Guys, Just bought brand new Kawi Z750R as my first Jap bike (haven't ridden bike for ~12 years since I past my bike license in 2002 so you can imagine- lack of experience and etc.) As you would expect - I was superb excited so changed my clothes and jumped for a ride instead reading user...
  9. HELP FRONT SPROCKET CLICKING!

    Ninja 650R Maintenance
    I bought my '07 650r back in 09 haven't replaced the chain or any sprockets since had to tighten the chain the other day and was left with a clicking noise in the front sprocket... I think I'm going to replace the whole chain and both sprockets - is that a sign of it being too worn out? -...
  10. Loud clutch noise when downshifted

    3rd Gen Z1000/Z1000SX/Ninja 1000
    Hey everyone, somethings been bothering me all day today after taking my 2010 z1000 out for a ride. the bike only has about 800 miles on it and ive just done an oil change. while doing about 45 mph, i shifted the gears to neutral just so i could roll into an upcoming light. The light turned...
  11. DIY vs. Pro maintenance

    Ninja 650R Maintenance
    I need new tires - I'm thinking of pulling the wheels myself. I had a phone conversation with the service guy at the local Kawasaki shop and he suggested I think twice about it. He offered two reasons: 1) It would take me much longer to do it and I'd have to buy the tools 2) Safety I've...
  12. Maintenance Check for a New Rider

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    I just bought a 2000 ZR-7 with 26000 miles on it. I'm new to riding and want to make sure that I'm doing everything I can to keep the bike in good safe riding condition. Any advice on maintenance and things I should be checking? Any and all help will be much appreciated.
  13. z750 2007 abs 33bhp help

    Z1K/Z750 Maintenance
    Hi guys, I have the z750 abs m7f (2007) model. I have had the bike since January 2012 and have had it restricted to 33bhp by the local kawasaki dealers to comply with all the age business as im only 20 and haven been passed long. Basicly upon general maintenance and cleaning of the bike, I have...
  14. 06 Ninja 650R chain noise?

    The Training Ground - New Riders!
    Been riding my Ninja and noticed that the chain has been a lot louder than it has been the week I've owned it. I adjusted the chain to the exact measurements that the manual advises (It says anywhere from 1.6' to 2.6' or something like that), and to the right markings. But the chain still...
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