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2008-2009 Kawasaki Concours 14/GTR1400 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2008-2009 Kawasaki Concours 14 Stock Image

This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2008-2009 Kawasaki Concours 14, also known as the Kawasaki GTR1400 or ZG1400 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:

  • 2008 Kawasaki Concours 14/GTR1400
  • 2008 Concours 14/GTR1400 ABS
  • 2009 Concours 14/GTR1400
  • 2009 Concours 14/GTR1400 ABS
  • Kawasaki ZG1400

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

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2008-2009 Kawasaki Concours 14/GTR1400 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2008-2009 Kawasaki Concours 14/GTR1400.

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 2008-2009 Kawasaki Concours 14/GTR1400 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 (3750 mi)12000 km (7500 mi)18000 km (11250 mi)24000 km (15000 mi)30000 km (18750 mi)36000 km (22500 mi)
Valve clearance –
inspect (e)
Throttle control system
(play, smooth
return, no drag) – inspect
Engine vacuum
synchronization – inspect
Idle speed – inspect
KFuel leak (fuel hose
and pipe) – inspect
KFuel hoses damage
– inspect
KFuel hoses installation
condition – inspect
Coolant level – inspect
Coolant leak – inspectyear
Radiator hose damage
– inspect
Radiator hoses installation
condition –
Air suction system
damage – inspect
Evaporative emission
control system
– function (California
model only) (e)
2. Periodic Inspection (Chassis Related Items)

Operation (Chassis Items)

Clutch and drive train:
Clutch operation
(play, engagement,
disengagement) –
Clutch fluid level –
6 months
Clutch fluid leak –
Clutch hose damage
– inspect
Clutch hose installation
condition –
Final gear case oil
level – inspect #
Wheels and tires:
Tire air pressure –
Wheels/tires damage
– inspect
Tire tread wear, abnormal
wear – inspect
KWheel bearings
damage – inspect
Brake system:
Brake fluid leak –
Brake hoses and
pipe damage – inspect
Brake pad wear –
inspect #
Brake hose installation
condition –
Brake fluid level –
6 months
Brake operation
play, drag) – inspect
Brake light switch
operation – inspect
Front forks/rear
shock absorber operation
and smooth
stroke) – inspect
Front forks/rear
shock absorber oil
leak – inspect
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
Headlight aiming –
Side stand switch
operation – inspect
Engine stop switch
operation – inspect
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 (22500 mi)48000 km (30000 mi)
Air cleaner element # (e)every 18 000 km (11 250 mile)
KEngine oil #year
KOil filteryear
KFuel hoses4 Years
KCoolant3 Years
KRadiator hoses and O-rings3 Years
KBrake hoses and pipe4 Years
KBrake fluid (front and rear)2 Years
KRubber parts of master cylinder
and caliper
4 Years
KClutch hoses4 Years
KClutch slave cylinder piston
4 Years
KClutch fluid2 years
Spark plug (e)
Final gear case oil


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 2008-2009 Kawasaki Concours 14/GTR1400

The 2008-2009 Kawasaki Concours 14/GTR1400 has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:

  • Front: 120/70ZR17 M/C (58 W) BRIDGESTONE “BT021F RADIAL E”
  • Rear: 190/50ZR17 M/C (73 W) BRIDGESTONE ” BT021R RADIAL E”

The manual for the 2008-2009 Kawasaki Concours 14/GTR1400 recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

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

General information about the 2008-2009 Kawasaki Concours 14/GTR1400

The 2009 Concours 14 features the Ninja ZX-14 1,352cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve per cylinder, the inline-four engine which gets Variable Valve Timing. This ensures proper low and midrange acceleration without cutting in the top end or increasing fuel consumption.

The bike has been on the scene for quite a while now and riders have even managed to gather as much as 15-20.000 miles on it with just the usual maintenance which isn’t expensive by any means even for this category. A top performer, the engine is fed through a digital fuel injection system with 40mm throttle bodies and gets a six-speed gearbox for reduced fuel consumption on the highways

For an 89.4 inches long piece of motoring, the Concours impresses by managing to offer a 32.1 inches high seat. The center of gravity is low for great high speed cornering and the bike’s 670.3 lbs (679.1 lbs of the ABS model) seems lost in the accelerating process. The 310mm petal discs front and 270mm rear disc brakes are worthy of being fitted on any sport bike and so are the suspensions.

Manual for the 2008-2009 Kawasaki Concours 14/GTR1400

2008-2009 Kawasaki Concours 14/GTR1400 Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2008-2009 Kawasaki Concours 14/GTR1400, which is available here.

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