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2008 Kawasaki Concours 14, 1400-GTR, ZG1400 ABS repair manual

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To make it easier for you to choose the right manual, we have compiled various information for you below, such as model designations, types, and production years. The following models are included in this manual: Concours 14, 1400-GTR, ZG1400 ABS / Kawasaki Motorcycle & Engine Company 2008 Kawasaki Concours 14, 1400-GTR, ZG1400 ABS Engine: 1352.0 cc (82.50 cubic inches), In-line four, four-stroke, 100.3 Nm (10.2 kgf-m or 74.0 ft.lbs) @ 6200 RPM, 10.7:1, 4 valves per cylinder, 84.0 x 61.0 mm (3.3 x 2.4 inches), Injection, liquid cooled, Double Overhead Cams/Twin Cam (DOHC), 6-speed. Production year(s): 2008 Manual Language: English # ³ "Download the Manual for Service and Sport Touring Motorbike: 2008 Kawasaki Concours 14, 1400-GTR, ZG1400 ABS" Looking for a comprehensive manual for your sport touring motorbike? Look no further! The 2008 Kawasaki Concours 14, 1400-GTR, ZG1400 ABS is a powerful and versatile machine that combines performance, comfort, and reliability. Whether you're planning a long-distance ride or exploring the city streets, this motorbike is designed to deliver an exceptional riding experience. To help you make the most of your bike, we have prepared a detailed list of engine specs, maintenance intervals, tuning tips, common issues, accessories, owner reviews, and more. So, get ready to dive into the world of the 2008 Kawasaki Concours 14, 1400-GTR, ZG1400 ABS! Engine Specs/Technical Specifications: • Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve per cylinder, inline-4 • Displacement: 1,352 cc • Bore x Stroke: 84.0 x 61.0 mm • Compression Ratio: 10.7:1 • Fuel System: Digital fuel injection with four 40 mm throttle bodies • Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance • Transmission: 6-speed, return shift, manual • Final Drive: Tetra-Lever shaft drive • Front Suspension: 43 mm inverted, telescopic fork with adjustable rebound damping and spring preload • Rear Suspension: Tetra-Lever with stepless rebound damping adjustment and remote spring preload adjuster • Front Brake: Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs with four-piston calipers, ABS • Rear Brake: Single 270 mm petal disc, ABS • Front Tire: 120/70-ZR17 • Rear Tire: 190/50-ZR17 • Wheelbase: 1,520 mm • Ground Clearance: 125 mm • Seat Height: 815 mm • Fuel Capacity: 22 liters • Dry Weight: 278 kg • Maximum Power: 155 hp (116 kW) @ 8,800 RPM • Maximum Torque: 136 Nm @ 6,200 RPM • Top Speed: Approximately 250 km/h (155 mph) • Fuel Efficiency: 15-20 km/l (35-47 mpg) • Electrical System: 12V DC • Cooling System: Liquid-cooled • Frame Type: Monocoque, aluminum • Exhaust: 4-into-2-into-1 • Oil Capacity: 4.2 liters • Clutch: Wet, multi-disc, manual Facts and Details: - The 1400-GTR model was introduced in 2007 and is known as the Concours 14 in the United States. - It features Kawasaki's KIPASS (Kawasaki's Intelligent Proximity Activation Start System) for convenient keyless ignition. - The bike is equipped with a large-capacity saddlebag system, providing ample storage space for long rides. - It incorporates an adjustable windscreen to enhance aerodynamics and reduce wind buffeting. - The Tetra-Lever shaft drive system reduces driveline lash and provides smooth power delivery. - The bike features an advanced ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) to enhance safety and control. - It has an adjustable seat and handlebars to accommodate riders of various sizes. - The 2008 model received updates to the engine and fuel injection system for improved performance and fuel efficiency. - It has a stylish and sporty design, featuring dual headlights and a streamlined fairing. - The Concours 14, 1400-GTR, ZG1400 ABS is praised for its comfortable seating position, making it ideal for long rides. - It offers a range of rider aids, including traction control and multiple power modes. - The bike has a large fuel tank capacity, allowing for extended riding without frequent refueling. Maintenance Intervals and General Tips: Regular maintenance is crucial to keep your 2008 Kawasaki Concours 14, 1400-GTR, ZG1400 ABS running smoothly. Here are some recommended maintenance intervals: ■ Oil and Filter Change: Every 4,000-6,000 km or 6 months (whichever comes first) ■ Air Filter Cleaning/Replacement: Every 12,000 km or as needed ■ Spark Plug Replacement: Every 12,000 km or 2 years ■ Valve Clearance Check: Every 24,000 km or 2 years ■ Chain Maintenance: Clean and lubricate every 500-800 km or as needed ■ Brake Fluid Replacement: Every 2 years ■ Coolant Replacement: Every 2-3 years Common Issues and Solutions: * Clutch Slippage: Adjust the clutch cable to ensure proper tension. If slippage persists, inspect and replace worn clutch plates. * Electrical Issues: Check the battery connections and fuses. If the problem persists, consult a qualified technician to diagnose and repair the electrical system. * Overheating: Ensure proper coolant levels and inspect the cooling system for leaks or blockages. Clean the radiator fins regularly to maintain optimal cooling performance. * Brake Squeaking: Clean the brake pads and rotor surfaces to remove any debris. If the squeaking continues, consider replacing the brake pads. * Vibrations: Check for loose bolts or components and tighten as necessary. If vibrations persist, have the bike inspected for possible wheel balancing issues. * Poor Fuel Efficiency: Ensure the air filter is clean and the tires are properly inflated. If fuel efficiency doesn't improve, consult a technician to check the fuel system and tune the engine. * Suspension Issues: Inspect the suspension components for wear or damage. Adjust the suspension settings according to your riding preferences or seek professional assistance if needed. Tuning Tips and Modifications: → Installing an aftermarket exhaust system can enhance performance and provide a deeper exhaust note. → Upgrading the air filter and rejetting the carburetors (if applicable) can improve throttle response and power delivery. → Adding a fuel controller or remapping the ECU can optimize fueling for aftermarket modifications. → Upgrading the suspension with aftermarket shocks and fork cartridges can improve handling and ride comfort. → Installing a taller windscreen or adjustable windscreen bracket can provide better wind protection. → Upgrading the brake pads and stainless steel brake lines can enhance braking performance. Accessories and Aftermarket Options: ■ Hard or soft saddlebags for increased storage capacity. ■ Tank bags for convenient access to small items. ■ Heated grips for added comfort in cold weather. ■ Top case for additional storage options. ■ GPS navigation systems for easy navigation on long trips. ■ Throttle lock or cruise control for reduced hand fatigue during extended rides. ■ Upgraded seat for improved comfort during long hours in the saddle. ■ Frame sliders or crash bars for added protection in case of a fall. ■ Auxiliary lighting for increased visibility and safety. Owner Reviews and Opinions: Strengths: ☺ Powerful and smooth engine performance. ☺ Comfortable seating position for long rides. ☺ Excellent wind protection and aerodynamics. ☺ Spacious storage capacity. ☺ Advanced safety features like ABS and traction control. Weaknesses: ☻ Some owners have reported issues with the stock suspension settings, finding them too soft for aggressive riding. ☻ The bike's weight can make it challenging to maneuver at low speeds or in tight spaces. Repairs Frequently Required: ► Chain and sprocket replacements due to wear. ► Brake pad replacements. ► Tire replacements. ► Regular oil and filter changes. ► Spark plug replacements. To get the detailed shop handbook, simply click the green button and make a secure PayPal payment to download the PDF service manual from Kawasaki. Upon completing the payment through PayPal, you will find the download link for your official Kawasaki OEM shop manual/parts catalog on the checkout page. Additionally, we will promptly email you the payment and download information. §
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