Kawasaki Z1000SX - Service manual > Frame

Frame / Frame

Frame Inspection

  • Visually inspect the frame for cracks, dents, bending, or warp.
    • If there is any damage to the frame, replace it.

WARNING A repaired frame may fail in use, possibly causing an accident resulting in injury or death. If the frame is bent, dented, cracked, or warped, replace it.

Rear Frame Removal

  • Remove:
    Rear Fender (see Rear Fender Removal)
    Rear Frame Bolts [A] (Both Sides)
    Rear Frame [B]


Rear Frame Installation

  • Apply a non-parmanent locking agent to the thread of the rear frame bolts.
  • Tighten:
    Torque - Rear Frame Bolts: 25 N*m (2.5 kgf*m, 18 ft*lb)

Rear Frame Bracket Removal

  • Remove:
    Side Cover (see Side Cover Removal)
    Battery Case (see Battery Case Removal)
    Rear Frame (see Rear Frame Removal)
    Bolts [A]
    Clamp [B] (Left Side Only)


  • Remove:
    Rear Footpeg Bracket Bolts [A] (Both Sides)
    Rear Frame Bracket Bolts [B] (Both Sides)
    Rear Frame Bracket [C]


Rear Frame Bracket Installation

  • Tighten:
    Torque -
     Rear Frame Bracket Bolts: 44 N*m (4.5 kgf*m, 32 ft*lb)
     Rear Footpeg Bracket Bolts: 25 N*m (2.5 kgf*m, 18 ft*lb)

    See also:

     Kawasaki Z1000SX - Service manual > Fenders

    Front Fender Removal Remove: Brake Hose Clamps [A] (Both Sides) Bolts [B] with Washers (Both Sides) Reflectors [C] (Both Sides, US, CA and CAL Models) Front Fender [D]

     Kawasaki Z1000SX - Service manual > Battery Case

    Battery Case Removal Remove: Battery (see Battery Removal in the Electrical System chapter) Exhaust Butterfly Valve Actuator [A] (see Exhaust Butterfly Valve Actuator Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) Seat Bracket Disconnect: Vehicle-down Sensor Connector [B] Starter Relay Connector [C] Remove: Fuse Box 2 [D] Fuse Box 1 [E] Bolts [F] Clamp [G] Pull the battery case rearward. Remove the clamp [A] (regulator/rectifier lead) from the battery case. Remove the battery case.