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post #286 of 290 Old 08-06-2014, 12:36 AM
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i did the stator fix 2 years ago from this guide and ive never had a probs ever since. so maximum kudos!

they say 4 wheels r better than 2, that's y I have 2 bikes
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post #287 of 290 Old 08-06-2014, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by PaPaa View Post
I have 2002 ZX12R with about 30,000 on it. Ived changed the stator three times and rec/reg twice. My stator keeps burning up. I noticed my oil light stays on for a while then cuts off, same as the last time I changed everything out. The tech stated that it may not be getting enough oil to keep it from burning up. And it burns up in the exact same location. Is the oil light for pressure or for oil level?
It's not an "oil" light.

It stands for Owner Ignorius Logicus. Latin for if your oil light comes on you should not own mechanical equipment.

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Originally Posted by IWasBlitz View Post
It's not an "oil" light.

It stands for Owner Ignorius Logicus. Latin for if your oil light comes on you should not own mechanical equipment.
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post #289 of 290 Old 04-19-2019, 02:10 PM
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Well it's 2019, and I just found this problem. 2002 Mystic Black - 8500 miles. Gutted.

I think I've caught it before any damage has been caused although I'm just about to test the regulator/rectifier.

I'll ring Kawasaki Bristol (UK) tomorrow on the off chance they feel like fixing it lol.

So for people who are viewing this in the year 2050 and beyond I will try to shortcut all the reading for you -

I can see Teds fix here - - although to me that still means oil will be coming out of the engine and dumping somewhere behind the fairing.
I can see the connector mod in this thread - - but I'm not having trouble with it

The engine must be getting pressurised I imagine, to force the oil up the cable. It can't just be wicking it's way up because the plug under the seat causes a break.

I will post back what I end up doing to resolve it. I might just go buy a BMW though ... jokes
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post #290 of 290 Old 06-12-2019, 04:05 PM
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The root cause of 90% of these electrical problems on the A-1's and 2's is the stator harness connector. Much talk about this back in '00 and '02 On Probably all still there. Do a search.
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