Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 (2006-2011) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the 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. After 2011, the ZX-14 was replaced by the ZX-14R.

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Maintenance Schedule for Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 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 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 is broken into three sections: Engine Related Items, Chassis Related Items, and Change/Replacement Items.


  • For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
  • K: Kawasaki recommends should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • #: Service more frequently when operating in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy,
    high speed, or frequent starting/stopping.

Engine related maintenance

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)
KValve clearance – inspect
Throttle control system (play, smooth return, no drag) – inspectyear
KEngine vacuum synchronization – inspect
Idle speed – inspect
KFuel leak (fuel hose and pipe) – inspectyear
KFuel hoses damage – inspectyear
KFuel hoses installation condition – inspectyear
Coolant level – inspect
Coolant leak – inspectyear
Radiator hose damage – inspectyear
Radiator hoses installation condition – inspectyear
Evaporative emission control system – function (California)
KAir suction system damage – inspect
Engine related maintenance — Kawasaki ZX-14

Chassis maintenance items

Operation (Chassis 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)
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 – inspectyear
Brake system:
Brake fluid leak – inspectyear
Brake hoses damage – inspectyear
Brake pad wear – inspect #
Brake hose installation condition – inspectyear
Brake fluid level – inspect6 months
Brake operation (effectiveness, play, drag) – inspectyear
Brake light switch operation – inspect
Front forks/rear shock absorber operation (damping and smooth stroke) – inspect
Front forks/rear shock absorber oil leak – inspectyear
KUni-trak rocker arm operation – inspect
KUni-trak tie rods operation – inspect
Steering System:
KSteering play – inspectyear
KSteering stem bearings – lubricate2 years
Electrical System:
Lights and switches operation – inspectyear
Headlight aiming – inspectyear
Side stand switch operation – inspectyear
Engine stop switch operation – inspectyear
KChassis parts – lubricateyear
KBolts and nuts tightness – inspect
ZX-14 chassis maintenance

Change/Replacement items

Change/Replacement ItemsEvery1000 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 (11250 mile)
KEngine oil # – changeyear
KOil filter – replaceyear
KFuel hoses – replace4 years
KCoolant – change3 years
KRadiator hoses and O-rings – replace3 years
KBrake hoses and pipe -replace4 years
KBrake fluid (front and rear) – change2 years
KRubber parts of master cylinder and caliper – replace4 years
KClutch hoses – replace4 years
KClutch slave cylinder piston seal – replace4 years
KClutch fluid – change2 years
KSpark plug – replace
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 Change/replacement service items

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard, and the following recommended tyre pressures:

TyreSizeBrand(s)Tyre pressure
Front120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W)BRIDGESTONE “BT014F RADIAL SL”290 kPa/42psi
Rear190/50 ZR17 M/C (73W)BRIDGESTONE “BT014R RADIAL L”290 kPa/42psi
Tyres and tyre pressures

General information about the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14

The Kawasaki ZX-14 is an evolution of both the ZZ-R1200 and the ZX-12R — it does double duty as a sports tourer and a fast sports bike.

Those two motorcycles always played to the same crowds, to the point where people who wanted one or the other on forums generally felt happy with whichever one they got — as long as it was in good condition — and wouldn’t really swap one for the other.

The result is a comfortable long-hauler that can do 0–60 mph (or 0-98 km/h) in 2.5 seconds.

The Ninja ZX-14 is powered by a 1,352cc transversely-mounted inline four cylinder engine that’s water-cooled, fuel-injected, and has four valves per cylinder. It produced 140 kW (187 hp) at standstill, and 147 kW (197 hp) at speed with the help of ram air, which forces air into the induction, like a turbocharger or supercharger.

The top speed is … very high, though it’s electronically limited to 186 mph (299 km/h) as a result of an agreement between the major Japanese and European motorcycle manufacturers.

The Ninja ZX-14’s body was carefully built using wind tunnel testing. The monocoque frame is positioned just over the engine so the sleek fairing is uninterrupted by protruding frame spars, enhancing the bike’s long and low styling. The frame’s cast aluminum sections are then produced through a die-casting process.

Manual for the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14, which is available here.

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