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2002-2006 Kawasaki Concours/GTR1000 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2002-2006 Kawasaki Concours, also known as the Kawasaki GTR1000 or ZG 1000 in different markets.

This is the original Concours, with a 997cc L4 liquid-cooled carburetor-fed engine. It’s a sport-touring model that is more oriented towards touring with its comfortable seating and huge road presence.

This maintenance schedule applies to the following models:

  • 2002 Kawasaki Concours/GTR1000
  • 2003 Kawasaki Concours/GTR1000
  • 2004 Kawasaki Concours/GTR1000
  • 2005 Kawasaki Concours/GTR1000
  • 2006 Kawasaki Concours/GTR1000
  • Kawasaki ZG 1000

(These are all the same bike — slight variations on power, depending on market — but mostly the same, with different names!)

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2002-2006 Kawasaki Concours/GTR1000 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2002-2006 Kawasaki Concours/GTR1000.

The following is the list of maintenance operations and to be done on this motorcycle with a time or distance interval — whichever comes earlier.

The maintenance for the 2002-2006 Kawasaki Concours/GTR1000 is broken into two sections: Emission related and Non-emissions.

Periodic Maintenance Chart

OperationEvery800 km (500 mi)5,000 km (3,000 mi)10,000 km (6,000 mi)15,000 km (9,000 mi)20,000 km (12,000 mi)25,000 km (15,000 mi)30,000 km (18,000 mi)
Emission related
Carburetor synchronization – check †
Idle Speed–check †
Throttle grip play – check †
Spark plug – clean and gap †
Valve clearnace – check †
Air suction valve – check †
Air cleaner element – clean
Air cleaner element – replace5 cleanings
Fuel system – check †
Evaporative emission control system (C) – check †
Non-emission related
Battery electrolyte level – check †month
KBrake light switch – check †
Brake pad wear – check †
Brake clutch/hoses, connections – check †
Fuel hose, connections – check †
Brake/clutch fluid level – check †month
KBrake/clutch fluid – change2 years
KSteering – check †
Final gear case oil level – check †
Final gear case oil – change
KPropeller shaft joint – lubricate
Nut, bolt, and fastener tightness – check †
Tire wear – check †
Engine oil – changeyear
Oil filter – replace
General lubrication – perform
KFront fork oil – change
KSwingarm pivot, unit-trak linkage – lubricate
Coolant – change2 years
Radiator hoses, connections – check †year
KSteering stem bearing – lubricate2 years
KBrake/clutch master cylinder cup and dust seal – replace2 years
KCaliper piston seal and dust seal – replace2 years
KCaliper slave cylinder piston seal – replace2 years
KBrake/clutch hose and pipe – replace4 years
KFuel hose – replace4 years


K: Should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer
*: For higher odometer readings, repeat the frequency interval established here.
†: Replace, add, adjust, or torque if necessary
(C): California model only

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 2002-2006 Kawasaki Concours/GTR1000

The 2002-2006 Kawasaki Concours/GTR 1000 has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:

  • Front: 120/70R18 59V Dunlop K701F Tubeless
  • Rear: 150/80R16 71V Dunlop K700J Tubeless

The manual for the 2002-2006 Kawasaki Concours/GTR1000 recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

  • Front: 250 kPa/36psi
  • Rear: 290 kPa/41psi

General information about the 2002-2006 Kawasaki Concours/GTR1000

The Kawasaki Concours motorcycle combines the comfort and weather protection of a full-dress touring machine with the performance, agility and styling of a sportbike to make one of the most popular and affordable sport-touring machines on the market.

Kawasaki introduced the Concours in 1986, based on earlier Ninja models, but tuned to be less aggressive. The Concours was introduced into the USA the year after BMW K100LT, but at less than two thirds of the BMW’s price. Many reviewers heaped praise on the Kawasaki, and called it superior to the BMW.

The Concours was largely unchanged in two decades. In 1994 the instrument cluster was updated, and afterwards only minor changes happened on the outside – fork protectors and exhaust tips.

As the Concours first-generation endured with few revisions, experienced mechanics and used parts are readily available.

Manual for the 2002-2006 Kawasaki Concours/GTR1000

2002-2006 Kawasaki Concours/GTR1000 Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2002-2006 Kawasaki Concours/GTR1000, which is available here.

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