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post #61 of 68 Old 11-10-2008, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by zx12streetryder View Post
Is this a revive of the topic that was on zx-12.org that talked also about the headlights going out.....which is 2 topics above this one?
excuse me i meant in the same area of recent topics as this thread.
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post #62 of 68 Old 11-10-2008, 11:30 AM
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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:
depend on what dealer you go to.....the numbskulls here would probably take a week to do it. Fixed my already anyway. But from what i can recall about it....my buddy (the guy i bought my 12 from) had got a notification 2 weeks after he bought it brand new in 02. But i still had to do it again in accordance with how you guys did it on the forum here. I think all they did was change out the item in question for a new as someone has already stated on here.
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Ok, I know this is an old thing, but I while I was tinkering with my bike today, I noticed some oil up in the tail section on the stator connector. I remembered the threads on the recall, so I checked to see if my bike had the recall done. It has not had the recall done. I am wondering if anyone happens to have a copy of the instructions from Kawasaki to fix this, or some pics of when you fixed your bike. I have not had great experience with my local dealer, so I am just going to do it myself. Thanks

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I have the same thing going on with my bike now. It's at a stealership in VA and has been sitting there for almost 5 weeks now. Apparently, they are waiting on Kawasaki to manufacture the part. WHAT GIVES????
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...on my way home last night, noticed the dash lights and headlights flicker ever so slightly.

Guess it's time to check that stator connector thing...

Maybe do the "crankcase vent mod" also...

( just what I needed one MORE thing on my to do list )


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stick with oem parts and hard wire the rectifier....Longest one going is at 82k and still showing 14.2v at 2k rpm

Here is what you will need..
1 bottle of liquid super glue
heat shrink tubing
soldering materials (iron, solder)propave torch
2 cans contact cleaner
1 quart lqr thinner
1 stator cover gasket

1. First remove the staor cover, then remove stator from cover.
2. Spray the shit out of the stator and into the wick wire connection (where wires attatch to stator)until the fluid comes out of the other end by the 90 degree rubber.
3. while that is drying go to tail.
4. Remove the connectors from the foan holder and unplug. The one that is leaking cut the connectors off both ends.
5. Strip and splice the wires back about 2 inches to expose as much oil as possible on both ends.
6. After the stator has dried push super glue into the wick connection untill comes out other end.
7. Let tack up for a couple min and reinstall the stator into the cover. This is important because the wires need to be installed in the holder bracket before they get fully hadened!!
8.While the stator is curring go to tail and solder the wires direct after you clean the oil off the wires. ( I have needed the torch to burn the oil out of a few bikes wires here!!) Be sure to get the heat shrink tubes long enough to cover all exposed wires!!! This is repair (cutting and soldering) is needed to remove the connection because the resistance is WAY to high oem and the connector makes it worse. I have seen them burnt so badly they HAD to be cut out!!! ...HDL's bike had this!!
9. reinstall everything and wire tie the remaining connector or the 2 on the subframe.
10. After all done fire up and check with meter for charging voltage and static voltage. All the ones we have done are holding great and performing flawlessly. NO area to leak oil out of either.

You need to stop the oil at the source and silicone wont hold for long under the heat and chemicals...
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I think getting the recall work done correctly the first time is really a matter of how good your dealer is!!! My Dealer worked with me and Kawasaki to get my stator replaced with a new unit that has the defect fixed for free under Warranty.
I did have to wait 6 weeks for them to make and send the new stator I could not be Happier and here is proof scans attached of my Repair Order Invoice
(i did edit the images to protect my personal info)


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Where could I check if i need this modification too? Or see if it had been done?
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