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2006-2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2006-2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 also known as ZZR1400.

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 is a sportbike in the Ninja series introduced in 2005 and released for the 2006 model year as a replacement for the Kawasaki ZZ-R1200 (2002-2005). It had a minor update in the year 2008. The Ninja ZX-14 is capable of accelerating from 0–60 mph in 2.5 seconds.

This maintenance schedule applies to the following models:

  • 2006 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14
  • 2007 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14
  • 2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14

The top speed is electronically limited to 186 mph (299 km/h) as a result of an agreement between the major Japanese and European motorcycle manufacturers. Displacing 1,441 cm3, the Ninja ZX-14R powerplant is Kawasaki’s most powerful naturally aspirated engine.

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Maintenance Schedule for 2006-2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2006-2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14.

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 2006-2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 is broken into three sections: Engine Related Items, Chassis Related Items, and Change/Replacement Items.

Periodic Maintenance Chart

1. Periodic inspection (Engine Related Items)

Operation (Engine Items)
Every1000 km (600 mi)6000 km (4000 mi)12000 km (7500 mi)18000 km (12000 mi)24000 km (15000 mi)30000 km (20000 mi)36000 km (24000 mi)
Valve clearance – inspect (e)
Throttle control system
(play, smooth return, no
drag) – inspect (e)
year
Engine vacuum
synchronization – inspect (e)
Idle speed – inspect (e)
KFuel leak (fuel hose and
pipe) – inspect
year
KFuel hoses damage –
inspect
year
KFuel hoses installation
condition – inspect
year
Coolant level – inspect
Coolant leak – inspectyear
Radiator hose damage –
inspect
year
Radiator hoses installation
condition – inspect
year
Evaporative emission
control system – function
(California) (e)
Air suction system damage
– inspect (e)
2. Periodic Inspection (Chassis Related Items)

Operation (Chassis Items)

Clutch and drive train:
Clutch operation
(play, engagement,
disengagement) – inspect
Clutch fluid level – inspect6 months
Clutch fluid leak – inspectyear
Clutch hose damage – inspectyear
Clutch hose installation – inspectyear
Drive chain lubrication
condition – inspect #
every 600 km (400 mile)
Drive chain slack – inspect #every 1000 km (600 mile)
Drive chain wear – inspect #
KDrive chain guide wear –
inspect
Wheels and tires:
Tire air pressure – inspectyear
Wheels/tires damage –
inspect
Tire tread wear, abnormal
wear – inspect
KWheel bearings damage –
inspect
year
Brake system:
Brake fluid leak – inspectyear
Brake hoses damage –
inspect
year
Brake pad wear – inspect #
Brake hose installation
condition – inspect
year
Brake fluid level – inspect6 months
Brake operation
(effectiveness, play, drag) –
inspect
year
Brake light switch operation
– inspect
Suspensions:
Front forks/rear shock
absorber operation
(damping and smooth
stroke) – inspect
Front forks/rear shock
absorber oil leak – inspect
year
KUni-trak rocker arm operation – inspect
KUni-trak tie rods operation – inspect
Steering System:
KSteering play – inspectyear
KSteering stem bearings –
lubricate
2 years
Electrical System:
Lights and switches
operation – inspect
year
Headlight aiming – inspectyear
Side stand switch operation
– inspect
year
Engine stop switch
operation – inspect
year
Chassis:
Chassis parts – lubricateyear
Bolts and nuts tightness –
inspect
3. Periodic Replacement

Change/Replacement Items
Every1000 km (600 mi)12000 km (7500 mi)24000 km (15000 mi)36000 km (24000 mi)48000 km (30000 mi)
Air cleaner element # – replace (e)every 18000 km (12000 mile)
KEngine oil #year
KOil filteryear
KFuel hoses4 years
KCoolant3 years
KRadiator hoses and O-rings3 years
KBrake hoses4 years
KBrake fluid (front and rear)2 years
KRubber parts of master cylinder
and caliper
4 years
KClutch hoses4 years
KClutch slave cylinder piston seal4 years
KClutch fluid2 years
Spark plug (e)

Notes:

K: Should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
*: For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
#: Service more frequently when operating in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy,
high speed, or frequent starting/stopping.
(e): Engine related item

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 2006-2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14

The 2006-2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:

  • Front: 120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W) BRIDGESTONE “BT014F RADIAL SL”
  • Rear: 190/50 ZR17 M/C (73W) BRIDGESTONE “BT014R RADIAL L”

The manual for the 2006-2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

  • Front: 290 kPa/42psi
  • Rear: 290 kPa/42psi

General information about the 2006-2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14

The ZX-14’s chassis design is every bit the equal of its power plant. It is an advanced version of Kawasaki’s unique aluminum monocoque frame, lightweight and very strong. By utilizing this frame technology, engineers were able to concentrate on delivering, as mentioned, a very slim, compact package. Inherently more rigid than twin-spar frames, and with the engine rigid-mounted, the monocoque’s strength is greatly increased.

With the engine positioned forward in the frame, engineers were able to carefully select the wheelbase and front/rear-wheel weight balance to achieve both high-speed stability and responsive handling. The ZX-14 uses an inverted 43mm cartridge fork and new Uni-Trak® linkage rear suspension to complement the highly rigid frame.

Quadruple projector beam headlights adorn the ZX-14’s front cowl, with the outer lights containing position lamps and high beams. Low beams are located in the two center lamps. The front and rear turn signals are integrated into the fairing and rear cowl, and the all new LED tail lamp features a unique “V” design.

Manual for the 2006-2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14

2006-2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2006-2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14, which is available here.

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