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2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2009 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.

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 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2009 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 2009 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 (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 (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 (22500 mi)48000 km (30000 mi)
Air cleaner element # – replace (e)every 18000 km (11250 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 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 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14

The 2009 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 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

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

General information about the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14

The ZX-14 is a testament to effective evolution. Its engine and exhaust system permit it to comply with strict Euro-III emissions and tightening noise regulations. However, the ZX-14’s low-end torque, mid-range surge and its legendary Ninja peak power place it at the top of the sportbike food chain.

Secondary air ports in the cylinder head and its cover flow clean air into the exhaust system and boost the efficiency of the three honeycomb catalyzers employed in the exhaust system. These devices, combined with a wide dispersal of atomized fuel from the fine-atomizing fuel injectors and optimized flow characteristics through the intakes, allow the ZX-14’s 1352cc engine to offer strong performance, yet still meet the toughest motorcycle emissions regulations.

The ZX-14’s chassis design is every bit the equal of its power plant. Using an advanced version of Kawasaki’s unique aluminum monocoque design, its frame is lightweight and very strong. Die cast aluminum sections on the main frame make for lighter parts, keeping the weight down even more on the slim and compact frame.

Manual for the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14

2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14, which is available here.

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