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2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager.

The Kawasaki Vulcan is a cruiser style motorcycle. The Vulcan name has been used for custom or cruiser motorcycles since 1984, model designation VN, using mostly V-twin engines ranging from 125 to 2,053 cc (7.6 to 125.3 cu in).

The Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 power is provided by a 4-Stroke, 1552cc, Liquid / Air-cooled, SOHC, V Twin engine with Electric starter. The engine is paired with a 6-Speed transmission and total fuel capacity is 5.3 gallons.

Maintenance Schedule for 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager.

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 Vulcan 1700 Voyager 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 (22500mi)
Throttle control system
(play, smooth return, no
drag) – inspect
Idle speed – inspect
KFuel leak (fuel hose and
pipe) – inspect
KFuel hoses damage –
KFuel hoses installation
condition – inspect
Coolant level – inspect
Coolant leak – inspectyear
Radiator hose damage –
Radiator hoses installation
condition – inspect
KAir suction system damage
– inspect
Evaporative emission control system – function (California model only)
KSpark plug condition- inspect
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 condition – inspectyear
KDrive belt deflection – inspect
KDrive belt wear- inspect
Wheels and tires:
Tire air pressure – inspectyear
Wheels/tires damage –
Tire tread wear, abnormal
wear – inspect
KWheel bearings damage –
Brake system:
Brake fluid leak – inspectyear
Brake hoses damage –
Brake pad wear – inspect #
Brake hose installation
condition – inspect
Brake fluid level – inspect6 months
Brake operation
(effectiveness, play, drag) –
Brake light switch operation
– inspect
Front forks/rear shock
absorber operation
(damping and smooth
stroke) – inspect
Front forks/rear shock
absorber oil leak – inspect
KSwing arm pivot – lubricate
Steering System:
KSteering play – inspectyear
KSteering stem bearings –
2 years
Electrical System:
Lights and switches
operation – inspect
Headlight aiming – inspectyear
Side stand switch operation
– inspect
Engine stop switch
operation – inspect
KChassis parts – lubricateyear
KBolts and nuts tightness –
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 # – replaceevery 18000 km (12000 mile)
KEngine oil # – changeyear
KOil filter – replaceyear
KFuel hoses – replace4 years
KCoolant – change3 years
KRadiator hoses and O-rings – repalce3 years
KBrake hoses or clutch hoses – replace4 years
KBrake or clutch fluid (front and rear) – change2 years
KRubber parts of master cylinder
and caliper (or slave cylinder) – replace
4 years
KSpark plug – replaceevery 48000 km (30000 mile)


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.

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager

The 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:

  • Front: 130/90 B16 M/C 67H BRIDGESTONE ” EXEDRA G721 E”
  • Rear: 170/70 B16 M/C 75H BRIDGESTONE “EXEDRA G722 E”

The manual for the 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

  • Front (up to 180 kg load [397 lb]): 200 kPa/28 psi
  • Rear (up to 97.5 kg load [215 lb]): 250 kPa/36 psi
  • Rear (9.75 – 180 kg load [215 -397 lb]): 280 kPa/40 psi

General information about the 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager

The Voyager carries its weight low, which made getting into and out of parking spaces easy, aided further by the low 28.7-inch seat and firm footing afforded by it. The beefy 45mm fork and dual shocks that feature air-adjustable preload are largely responsible for making the 895-pound machine (claimed curb weight) handle so competently.

The frame-mounted fairing features a single center headlight flanked by a pair of 35-watt driving lights; bright LED taillights on the rear fender are supplemented by two more rows of LEDs in the back of the top case. Twin chromed exhausts exit one to a side, allowing better cornering clearance and room for the side cases. Nine-spoke cast wheels are mounted with fat 130/90-16 front and 170/70-16 rear tires.

Cockpit styling is retro-modern. Fuel, speedometer, tachometer, and coolant temperature are analog while a large LCD screen in the center displays gear position, fuel gauge, clock, odometer, dual trip meters, remaining range, and average fuel consumption. A switch on the right handlebar controls all LCD functions. Up to 43 psi of pressure can be run in the twin shocks to compensate for a passenger and luggage, in addition to four rebound settings.

Manual for the 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager

Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager
User manual screenshot for the 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager, which is available here.

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