How to Change Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R Oil

Got nothing to do on a rainy day? Change the oil on your Kawasaki motorcycle. It only takes a handful of minutes and can easily be done with a few basic tools.

Watch the video above and follow the steps below to learn how to change the oil in a Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R.

Tools and Parts – Kawasaki Ninja Oil Change

  • 3/8th ratchet
  • 18mm socket
  • Oil filter wrench

Kawasaki 10W-40 motorcycle oil

Kawasaki motorcycle oil filter


Changing the Oil on a Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R

Step 1. Run the engine for a couple of minutes to circulate the oil.

Kawasaki Ninja oil change

PRO TIP: You don’t need to bring the engine all the way up to temperature, but circulating the oil makes it easier to drain.

Step 2. Remove the oil fill cap to allow the engine to breathe properly while it’s draining. 

Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle oil change

Step 3. Drain the oil into a drain pan. 

Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R oil change

NOTE: The 18mm drain bolt is located underneath the unit. Don’t lose the crush washer on the drain bolt. 

Step 4. Replace the drain bolt and its crush washer once the oil has drained. Use a torque wrench to tighten the bolt to 15 foot-pounds.

Step 5. Use an oil filter wrench to remove the oil filter. 

Kawasaki Ninja ZX10 oil filter

NOTE: Use our Kawasaki Ninja oil pump and filter diagram for reference if you need help finding the oil filter. 

Step 6. Install the new oil filter and use a torque wrench with the oil filter wrench to tighten it to 13 foot-pounds. 

Kawasaki Ninja ZX10 oil filter replacement

PRO TIP: Spread a little of the old oil around the O-ring on the oil filter before screwing it in to make it easier to remove next time.   

Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R oil filter install

Step 7. Fill the engine with 3.9 quarts of Kawasaki 10W40 motorcycle oil.  

Kawasaki motorcycle engine oil change

Step 8. Replace the fill cap, then start the engine up for a minute to circulate the oil around the engine before you check the oil level.

Step 9. Check the sight glass to make sure the oil level is good, then top off the oil if necessary and you're done.  

Kawasaki ZX10 motor oil level

The steps for changing the oil on a Kawasaki motorcycle are the same or similar for all models. However, if you want see at an oil change for a different model, watch the video below to see how to change the oil in a Kawasaki Z125.



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