Kawasaki VN2000 Oil Change Guide

If you are planning on changing the oil in your Kawasaki VN 2000, we've got all of the information you need to get the job done. Below we've got instructions for your Kawasaki oil change, all of the service information you'll need, fun facts, and a video to walk you through your VN 2000 oil change step-by-step.

For more help, we offer motorcycle oil change kits to give you everything you need for your oil change: 4 quarts of 10W-40 synthetic oil, an oil filter, a crush washer, a funnel, and an oil change reminder sticker.

Check out the Factory Racing Parts Kawasaki Oil Change Kit for your VN 2000.



  • 17mm wrench or 17mm socket and ratchet
  • Drain pan
  • 65mm oil filter wrench (57001-1249)
  • Rags, high-flash point solvent  (like brake cleaner, acetone, or paint thinner)
  • Funnel
  • 10W-40 engine oil
  • Oil filter
  • Crush washer

Oil Change Instructions

  1. Start the motorcycle and bring it up to operating temperature. This is best done by taking the bike for a quick ride.
  2. Situate the motorcycle so that it is vertical after warming up the engine.
  3. Gather your materials, including safety glasses and your rubber gloves.
  4. Place the oil pan beneath the engine.
  5. Remove the engine oil drain plug to drain the oil.
  6. Replace the drain bolt washer with a new one and tighten the drain bolt.
  7. Remove the oil filter with the oil filter wrench.
  8. Apply a thin coat of oil to the filter O-ring before filter installation.
  9. Pour in the specified amount of oil and check oil level.
  10. Start engine, check for leaks, add oil if necessary.

Get Everything You Need In One Box

A Factory Racing Parts Oil Change Kit comes with the oil, filter, crush washer, funnel, and oil change sticker you need to change the oil on your VN2000.

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  • Viscosity: SAE 10W-40
  • Capacity: 4.4L (4.7 qt) (When filter is not removed.) 4.6L (4.9 qt) (When filter is removed.)
  • Coolant Capacity: 0.7 gal.
  • Oil change interval: 3,000-7,000 miles depending on riding conditions
  • Air Filter: 11013-0028
  • Battery: 26012-1371
  • Oil Filter: 16097-0008


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