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got the letter from kawi today in the mail about the recall, and it said the 2000-2003 models are effected..
 

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Dudes,

I checked my bitch today, both of the connectors are dry as a nun's chuff!! hehehe thankgod!! :D

I wonder if this is a recall for the UK as well???? I dont know any one in the UK that has had that problem yet. Maybe we have slightly different wiring??? cos I can't see how oil would be able to get into those plugs!!???

I will keep my eyes open for future leaks & catch up with Ted Edwards see of he has had the problem on his. :wink:
 

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Got my recall notice today. I sent Easy a pic of it. They say the dealer can fix it in a half hour. :roll:
 

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This is my post/story from the eletrical failur thread.


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Elboman wrote:
I have an 02 model and it has 6,000 miles on it. I am running Mobil 1 and I use the 12 to get me to and from work mostly. Only a couple of first gear power weelies and no high speed runs and I too have the small electrical connector addressed here leaking oil. I didn't have to pull it apart to notice it, as it has a motor oil pond on top of the connector. How often does Kawasaki recommend changing the oil in this connector? I have not changed the oil in this connector since the bike was new? This better not void my warranty as my manual has nothing about changing the oil in the connector. LOL!

I am calling my dealer tomorrow.

Thanks a bunch guys/gals.

Elbo


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I now have 11,000 miles on said bike. I took the connector apart and only a small trace of oil was noticabel inside the conector. Not even enough to poor out, unlike before. I believe it was a small enough amount to have been left over in the wiring harnes from before fix was preformed at 6,000 miles. So now I am a happy camper.
The reciept says that the parts used was a "generator cover gasket" and labor was "remove alternator and reseal"
Looks like it worked.
 

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Hey Nedragr, can you talk to your buddy at the dealer and see if you could get a copy of the TSB for this?

I would much prefer to do the job myself, rather than leave the bike at the dealer. :shock: :shock:
 

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I got the scoop

I also got my letter in the mail today. Both my 12's are covered. I saw that Kawasaki is only allowing for 1/2 hour for the repair..hmmm...
Called my dealer again and found out what the fix is and what the "parts kit" contains....Ready?...GLUE...Supposibly the fix is filling the harness with some type of glue. I think he said its a 2 part kit and that the dealers are getting sent enough to handle the amount of 12's that they sold. In my dealers case that is about 20. Talk about a bandaid.....
 

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Took my notice into my dealer today. They said it is for certain 12s. They showed me the sheet that they got from Kawi. It said certain vin numbers for each year. It had a starting vin to ending vin on each year. Why would it be certain ones??
 

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Just got my recall in today from Kawasaki Canada.

I have been checking and with 6000 km on it, there are no signs of any seepage.

 

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Never Mentioned Fire

I got my recall letter in the mail today but it's funny Kawasaki doesn't mention anything in there about potential fires. I thought I read where a couple of 12's got toasted because the leaking oil caused an electrical fire. Now if Kawi could get even a larger set of balls and recall all factory clutches!!!
 

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Got my letter today too, I am not going to take my '02 in for it since I have just checked the connector and dry as a bone. I don't want to take the risk of our dumba$$ local dealer's mechanics damaging anything. I will just keep an eye on it and if I have any trouble will just seal the harness myself since that looks like what they are doing. If it was something major I might take it in for the recal but it isn't worth the risk over something I can do myself.

If I was to take my bike in I think I would remove ALL the plastic on the bike, take all the bolts out of the stator cover and duct tape it on. That way the dealer cannot damage any of my plastic or strip out the screws on the cover. That is how bad Struthers Brothers service dept. is. I witnessed a guy picking up his sportbike and the plastic had gotten broken from someone tipping it over at the dealer (they push all the bikes that are done outside every day). They did not deny it happened there, they just said if you look on the service ticket it says they are not responsible for damage while it is in their hands. What a crock!!! I will take the risk of fire over that!!!!
 

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Hey guys, and gals,

I just got a letter from father Kawasaki regarding a factory recall for leaking oil. I read some earlier comments in the forum about oil leaking from around the alternator wire harness. Evidently the leak can cause oil to drip onto the rear tire and cause the loss of traction. Kawasaki will do the modification free of charge and is suppose to take only fifteen minutes. If you haven't received a letter, you might want to call your dealer to see if your model number is included in the recall. I have a 2002, so I am sure all of the 2002, 2003 models are included.
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Posted: 27 Dec 2002 05:17 Post subject: recall

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Seems loads of others are getting recall notices in regarding this problem.I have just sent an e-mail to kawa uk to see if they intend to do the same but knowing them they most likley wont bother .

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Posted: 27 Dec 2002 10:28 Post subject:

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I've read that there fix is to put some silicon or other kind of sealant around the wires. I am very curious to see if this actually fixes it...
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Posted: 24 Dec 2002 17:38 Post subject: recall

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got my recall letter for the stator connector today. it says a 1/2 hour fix to use sealant on the alternator lead wire`s. i bet it won`t work. ...killer

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went to mail box today i also got the same recall and i call the dealer and he told me to bring it in and they would fix it in 1/2 hour
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Got my letter too. It says "the parts to complete this repair will be available to dealers the fourth week of December". What parts are they talking about? "The correction will consist of sealing the alternator lead wires". Are they going to put some silicone on the thing? I haven't had any problems with mine so far. Should I take the bike to the dealer? What do you guys think?
Thanks,

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Posted: 25 Dec 2002 10:24 Post subject:

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You are right on that Richard. Letter says "your Kawasaki dealer will correct this problem for you at no charge". The only thing is, if they are going to apply some silicone on the connectors, I rather wait until I have the problem. If they are going to replace the connectors for a better ones, then I'll take it.
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Parts Required.

The parts they require are the stator or alternator cover gasket. They take the cover off and are nice enough to replace tha gasket with a new one.
A lot better than using that tube of silicone they already have out and handy to seal the cover with the old gasket.
I have seen that before.
Wait a minute, I think I even tried that before.
I know I had a good reason for doing it that way though. Funny how it slips my mind for now though.
 

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recieved my recall in the mail for my 03 which i havent even ridden yet! its at the dealers shop right now and its getting all the mods done to it for the last 8 weeks and since my bikes there they will fix the connectors why they do everything else. glad that worked out ok! lata zx12r fans!
 

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I also got my letter, 2 of them!!!...Neither of my 12s are leaking, so I will not take it to the dealer to fix what isnt broke!!!...Never brought my 2000 to fix the tank and still no problem!!!

Dont fix what aint broke!!!


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Guys I have done this recall on customer bikes, the new 2003 model on our showroom, & my own ZX-12. It is bulletin #MC 02-11 dated Dec. 13, 2002. It is a cheap repair that I don't think is going to hold up if it works at all. It involves putting adhesive on the ends of the wires & "ensure the adhesive runs down into the wire cores." I won't run thru the whole thing as I have a crappy ISP & keep getting disconnected. But it involves cleaning the wires & connectors three times with contact cleaner adhesive etc. Go to a dealer & ask to read the bulletin for yourself. I think Kawasaki ought to be paying to pull stator covers to fix this prolem there instead of at the top of the wiring harness at the altinator connector. This is a very cheesy fix. :oops: My question to Kawasaki is: How do we ensure the adhesive runs into the wire cores when the wires are crimped to the terminals already???????
 
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