This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Kawasaki Concours 14, also known as the Kawasaki GTR1400, 1400 GTR, or ZG1400 in different markets, for all years from 2007 to today (2021+).
(These are all the same bike — slight variations on power, depending on market — but mostly the same, with different names!)
This is the second generation concours, with a 1,352cc inline-four cylinder engine, a significant update from the GTR1000.
The Concours 14 had some upgrades in the years since it was launched in 2007, but nothing significant enough to change the way it’s maintained. Most of the parts are the same. The major changes have been technology upgrades, plus a few other ones to improve rideability slightly. ABS was added, but it didn’t change the brake pads.
Even the exterior appearance mostly stayed the same — check out the pics below.
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What you need to service the Kawasaki Concours 14
To service your Concours 14/GTR1400, you need some general consumables like oil etc., plus some specific parts.
The Concours 14 is pretty low-maintenance, having a high-reliability engine and a shaft drive.
|Part||Kawasaki Concours 14/GTR1400 Spec|
|Oil||You need 4-4.4L (depending on whether you change the filter or not) of SAE 10W-40 engine oil “with API SG, SH, SJ, SL or SM with JASO MA, MA1 or MA2 rating”, preferably Kawasaki 10W-40 Engine Oil.|
Don’t over-torque the drain bolt (spec is 30 Nm/22 lb-ft per the manual) — use a torque wrench if you don’t have experience with how much torque is enough.
|Oil filter||Oil filter is part 16097-0008, or you can use Hiflofiltro HF303. Torque for oil filter is 17 Nm (13 ft-lb) (use a torque wrench)|
|Front brake pads||Genuine part number for front brake pads is 43082-0122 for the Kawasaki Concours 14. Get double-sintered EBC brake pads for better bite and wear — code FA417/4HH (all years, ABS or not).|
|Rear brake pads||Genuine part number for rear brake pads is 43082-0055. Get double-sintered EBC brake pads for better bite and wear — code FA254HH.|
|Spark plugs||NGK CR9EIA-9, with a spark plug gap of 0.8-0.9mm (use a spark plug gapping tool), torqued to 13 Nm or 9 ft-lb (use a torque wrench)|
|Air filter||OEM part number is 110130014, available from the dealer. Use intercompatible K&N part KA-1406.|
|Cable lubricant||Remember to lubricate your clutch cable (and brake cables if you have them) with a cable lubricant. Protect All Cable Life is a good general-purpose lubricant.|
|Final drive oil||Spec is API GL-5 or GL-6 with SAE-90 (riding above 5 C / 41 F) and SAE-80 (if riding below 5 C / 41 F). Lucas Oil 80W-90 is a popular choice.|
|Brake fluid||Spec is to use DOT 4 brake fluid.|
|Coolant||Use 3.4L (about 3.6 US qt) of nitrate-free, phosphate-free, ethylene glycol-based coolant with anti-corrosion inhibitors, e.g. Valvoline Zerex G05.|
|Grease||Use a lithium soap based grease for all the important greasing points.|
Kawasaki Concours 14/GTR1400 Maintenance Schedule
Below is the maintenance schedule for the 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. For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
The maintenance for the Kawasaki Concours 14/GTR1400 is broken into three sections: Engine Related Items, Chassis Related Items, and Change/Replacement Items.
- K: Should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer
- #: Service more frequently when operation in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy, high speed, or frequent starting/stopping
- (e) Emission Related Item
|Operation (Engine Items)||Every||1000 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)|
|K||Valve clearance – inspect (e)||•|
|Throttle control system (play, smooth return, no drag) – inspect||year||•||•||•||•|
|K||Engine vacuum synchronization – inspect (e)||•||•||•|
|Idle speed – inspect (e)||•||•||•||•|
|K||Fuel leak (fuel hose and pipe) – inspect||year||•||•||•||•|
|K||Fuel hoses damage – inspect||year||•||•||•||•|
|K||Fuel hoses installation condition – inspect||year||•||•||•||•|
|Coolant level – inspect||•||•||•||•|
|Coolant leak – inspect||year||•||•||•||•|
|Radiator hose damage – inspect||year||•||•||•||•|
|Radiator hoses installation condition – inspect||year||•||•||•||•|
|Evaporative emission control system – function (California model only) (e)||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Air suction system damage – inspect (e)||•||•||•|
|Operation (Chassis items)||Every||1000 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)|
|Clutch operation (play, engagement, disengagement) – inspect||•||•||•||•|
|Clutch fluid level – inspect||6 months||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Clutch fluid leak – inspect||year||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Clutch hose damage – inspect||year||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Clutch hose installation condition – inspect||year||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Final gear case oil level – inspect #||•||•||•|
|Wheels and tires:|
|Tire air pressure – inspect||year||•||•||•|
|Wheels/tires damage – inspect||•||•||•|
|Tire tread wear, abnormal wear – inspect||•||•||•|
|K||Wheel bearings damage – inspect||year||•||•||•|
|Brake fluid leak – inspect||year||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake hoses and pipe damage – inspect||year||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake pad wear – inspect #||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake hose installation condition – inspect||year||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake fluid level – inspect||6 months||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake operation (effectiveness, play, drag) – inspect||year||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake light switch operation – inspect||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Front forks/rear shock absorber operation (damping and smooth stroke) – inspect||•||•||•|
|Front forks/rear shock absorber oil leak – inspect||year||•||•||•|
|K||Uni-trak rocker arm operation – inspect||•||•||•|
|K||Uni-trak tie rods operation – inspect||•||•||•|
|K||Steering play – inspect||year||•||•||•||•|
|K||Steering stem bearings – lubricate||2 years||•|
|Lights and switches operation – inspect||year||•||•||•|
|Headlight aiming – inspect||year||•||•||•|
|Side stand switch operation – inspect||year||•||•||•|
|Engine stop switch operation – inspect||year||•||•||•|
|Chassis parts – lubricate (lithium soap-based grease)||year||•||•||•|
|Bolts and nuts tightness – inspect||•||•||•||•|
Periodic replacement items
|Item to replace||Every||1000 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 18,000 km (11,250 miles)|
|K||Engine oil # – change (Kawasaki 10W-40)||year||•||•||•||•||•|
|K||Oil filter – replace (HF303)||year||•||•||•||•||•|
|K||Fuel hoses – replace||5 Years|
|K||Coolant – change (Zerex G05)||3 Years||•|
|K||Radiator hoses and O-rings – replace||3 Years||•|
|K||Brake or clutch hoses – replace||4 Years||•|
|K||Brake and clutch fluid (front and rear) – change (DOT 4 only)||2 Years||•||•|
|K||Rubber parts of master cylinder and caliper (or slave cylinder) – replace||4 Years||•|
|Spark plug – replace (e) (CR9EIA-9)||•||•||•||•|
|Final gear case oil – change (Lucas Oil 80W-90)||•||•||•||•||•|
Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Kawasaki Concours 14/ GTR1400 ABS
The Kawasaki Concours 14/GTR1400 ABS has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard, and recommends these tyre pressures (when cold)
|Front||120/70 ZR17 M/C (58 W)||BRIDGESTONE BATTLAX BT021F U||290 kPa/42psi|
|Rear||190/50 ZR17 M/C (73 W)||BRIDGESTONE BATTLAX BT021R U||290 kPa/42psi|
General information about the Kawasaki Concours 14/GTR1400 ABS
The Kawasaki Concours 14 is a big sports touring motorcycle that goes fast, for long distances, and in comfort.
Since its launch in 2007 (2008 model year in most places), Kawasaki has updated the Concours 14 in a few ways.
- In 2010 there was a significant update. Kawasaki added traction control and ABS, as well as linked brakes. Kawasaki also revised the bodywork to improve cooling and reduce engine heat to the rider. The mirrors were also raised, and the dashboard was redesigned. There were a number of other changes to improve fuel economy and also comfort.
- In 2012, Kawasaki changed the front rotors slightly, reducing the size of the carrier to resist warping. Kawasaki also changed the tyre pressure sensors.
- In 2015, Kawasaki made a number of rideability improvement, including a shorter first gear ratio for better acceleration, revised fuel mapping, a different steering stem seal for lighter steerign, stiffer rear suspension, revised ABS, and many other changes.
Those changes might sound significant, but what didn’t change was the engine, which is why the maintenance schedule remains the same.
Like a few other Japanese sports tourers, what makes the Concours strong vs its big V-twin rivals is that it handles well. Everything’s a balance, of course, but suffice it to say that the Concours 14 can lean without scraping and won’t feel unwieldy on sweepers and curves.
Most importantly, the Concours 14 is one of those motorcycles that can be ridden quickly and in comfort all day. That’s why it’s a popular choice for police forces around the world who can use it to catch up to pretty much any car at any speed.
The heart of the Concours sport-touring package is its amazing and thoroughly modern 1,352cc DOHC inline-four powerplant. The Concours 14 engine generates excellent low- and mid-range power, all followed by a top-end rush that would turn most open-class sportbikes green with envy. The engine is related to the engine in the ZX-14R, though more tuned for low and mid-range performance.
A big part of its tremendously wide power delivery in the Concours 14 is due to its variable valve timing (VVT) system, which automatically alters camshaft profiles according to rpm to boost low-end and mid-range power without sacrificing top end.
Advanced fuel injection, ram-air induction, and decades of experience building the world’s most potent motorcycle engines add up to a simply amazing powerplant, one that makes the Concours 14 ABS a force to be reckoned with in the performance sport-touring segment
Manual for the Kawasaki Concours 14/GTR1400 ABS
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Kawasaki Concours 14/GTR1400 ABS, which is available here.