Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Oil Change Guide

If you are planning on changing the oil in your Kawasaki Vulcan 750, we've got all of the information you need to get the job done. Below we've got instructions for your Kawasaki Vulcan oil change, all of the service information you'll need, fun facts, and a video to walk you through your Vulcan 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 Ninja Oil Change Kit for your Vulcan 750.



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

Oil Change Instructions

  1. Put the motorcycle on its center stand so that it is vertical after warming up the engine. Place the oil pan beneath the engine. 
  2.  Remove the engine oil drain plug along with the spring, washer, and oil screen. Check the screen carefully for damage and clean any debris from the screen. 
  3. Check the drain bolt O-ring for damage and replace if necessary.
  4. After the oil has drained out, insert the screen, washer, spring, and drain plug with the O-ring in that order.
  5. Remove the oil filter with the oil filter wrench.
  6. Apply a thin coat of oil to the filter O-ring before filter installation.
  7. Pour in the specified amount of oil and check oil level.
  8. 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 Vulcan 750.

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  • Viscosity: SAE 10W-40
  • Capacity: 3.6L (3.8 qt) (When filter is not removed.) 4.0L (4.2 qt) (When filter is removed.)
  • Coolant Capacity: 1 gal.
  • Oil change interval: 3,000-7,000 miles depending on riding conditions
  • Air Filter: 11013-1122
  • Battery: 26012-1008
  • Oil Filter: 16097-0008


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  1. The 1984 GPz900R was the first Kawasaki Ninja. It was developed and built in the US with the US market as its target and continues to be one of the best selling sportbikes in the US. The bike is famous for being Maverick’s bike in the 1980s movie Top Gun.
  2. The paint that is used in the Ninja H2 and H2R contains pure silver as an ingredient and requires the precision of a robot to apply it. The final layer involves a chemical reaction that leaves no chance for any corrections.