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Concours 14 Discussion (C14 / ZG1400 / 1400GTR) => Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech => Topic started by: bearbait on October 15, 2014, 12:47:32 am

Title: 2009 c14owners manual and maintenance manual
Post by: bearbait on October 15, 2014, 12:47:32 am
Does anyone have a 2009 owners manual?  Also, which shop manual should I purchase?
Title: Re: 2009 c14owners manual and maintenance manual
Post by: jwh20 on October 15, 2014, 08:42:51 am
Get the Kawasaki Shop Manual.  I picked up one on ebay for cheap.  They are often available:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Kawasaki-Service-Manual-2008-ZG1400-A8F-B8F-Concours-14-ABS-99924-1379-01-/281465736165?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4188aa4be5&vxp=mtr (http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Kawasaki-Service-Manual-2008-ZG1400-A8F-B8F-Concours-14-ABS-99924-1379-01-/281465736165?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4188aa4be5&vxp=mtr)

The 08 and 09 are the same so the 2008 manual will work.  I'm not even sure there is an 09 manual, there may be but I've never seen one.
Title: Re: 2009 c14owners manual and maintenance manual
Post by: gPink on October 15, 2014, 08:58:55 am
http://www.kawasaki.com/ServiceManuals/Manual/2009-Concours-14 (http://www.kawasaki.com/ServiceManuals/Manual/2009-Concours-14)
Title: Re: 2009 c14owners manual and maintenance manual
Post by: S Smith on October 15, 2014, 09:37:29 am
Service manuals are purchased items but I think Kawasaki provides owners manuals online at no cost.
Title: Re: 2009 c14owners manual and maintenance manual
Post by: jwh20 on October 15, 2014, 09:54:27 am
Service manuals are purchased items but I think Kawasaki provides owners manuals online at no cost.

The owners manual is a free PDF download from Kawasaki but the printed one is not free.  Again, you can find these on ebay .
Title: Re: 2009 c14owners manual and maintenance manual
Post by: S Smith on October 15, 2014, 12:28:30 pm

The owners manual is a free PDF download from Kawasaki but the printed one is not free.  Again, you can find these on ebay .

Keep in mind that Kawasaki manuals are copyrighted, and some of the offerings on eBay are bootleg copies. Caveat emptor.
Title: Re: 2009 c14owners manual and maintenance manual
Post by: jwh20 on October 15, 2014, 01:03:54 pm

The owners manual is a free PDF download from Kawasaki but the printed one is not free.  Again, you can find these on ebay .

Keep in mind that Kawasaki manuals are copyrighted, and some of the offerings on eBay are bootleg copies. Caveat emptor.

Agreed!  Especially the spiral-bound and the CD copies.  But a printed copy is likely to be legit.  The genuine Kawasaki service manuals are "perfect bound" softcover with an image of the C14 in B&W on the cover.  Counterfeiters usually don't go through this amount of work.