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Offline Shizzle

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2011 Concours Maintenance Questions
« on: August 11, 2019, 02:49:56 am »
So my new to me 2011 with 4k miles probably needs the coolant changed as well as the brake and clutch fluid changed. Can someone point me in the direction of some How To's on these items? Already did the oil and filter as well as the final drive.

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Re: 2011 Concours Maintenance Questions
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 11:16:34 am »
Hello and welcome. A service manual is good investment. There is a quite a bit of good information on here. There are also lots of helpful people in the club that would give you a hand if you joined.
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Re: 2011 Concours Maintenance Questions
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2019, 06:43:39 pm »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2010-Kawasaki-1400GTR-ABS-Concours-14-ABS-Service-Repair-Manual-OEM/202387173950?hash=item2f1f37323e:g:64MAAOSwfbRbX~Kf


OEM manual for a 2010. I know you have a 2011 but they are the same or close enough t work. I like factory paper not the pirated stuff. Price is not too far off either.


A couple of things... when you undo the coolant drain plug prepare to get wet.It will shoot out about 3 feet it seems.

To bleed systems...some like Murphs speed bleeders. With these you open them up and thy had a one way check valve in them so it will let the fluid out but no air back in.


Personally I like the Mity Vac which can be found at Sears or Harbor Freight.  The Mity Vac comes with hoses and fittings to fit over the bleed valve and you hand pump vacuum and suck the out fluid out. One has to keep an eye on reservoir level and not run it dry. No mess and actually pretty easy to bleed all systems. Getting to the clutch slave will be the hardest.

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Re: 2011 Concours Maintenance Questions
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 12:04:50 am »
The biggest challenge is getting the plastic off.
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Re: 2011 Concours Maintenance Questions
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 01:10:31 am »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2010-Kawasaki-1400GTR-ABS-Concours-14-ABS-Service-Repair-Manual-OEM/202387173950?hash=item2f1f37323e:g:64MAAOSwfbRbX~Kf


OEM manual for a 2010. I know you have a 2011 but they are the same or close enough t work. I like factory paper not the pirated stuff. Price is not too far off either.


A couple of things... when you undo the coolant drain plug prepare to get wet.It will shoot out about 3 feet it seems.

To bleed systems...some like Murphs speed bleeders. With these you open them up and thy had a one way check valve in them so it will let the fluid out but no air back in.


Personally I like the Mity Vac which can be found at Sears or Harbor Freight.  The Mity Vac comes with hoses and fittings to fit over the bleed valve and you hand pump vacuum and suck the out fluid out. One has to keep an eye on reservoir level and not run it dry. No mess and actually pretty easy to bleed all systems. Getting to the clutch slave will be the hardest.

Good luck, Tim

Thanks for your help, did the brakes and clutch tonight without issue. Pretty straight forward stuff.