Three recalls - NOT for 2nd Gen??? - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions For repair, maintaining or modifying discussions related to the newly updated 2008 and beyond, Generation 2 KLR650 Motorcycle.

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By klr4evr
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 07-21-2019, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Felix888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Sunny Brisbane, Queensland Australia
Posts: 28
Three recalls - NOT for 2nd Gen???

So I see mention of three recalls: muffler bolt, wiring and signal rubber stems. In pic's the muffler bolts of concern are metal-to-metal so seems not an issue with my 2011.

I'm wondering whether I can reasonably expect to get my (now 8 year old) rubber stems replaced free by a dealer or is the recall just Gen 1? I stripped off the perished front ones and mounted the signals directly to the fairing just to get it through the safety check but want a better long-term solution, so it's this or maybe put completely different aftermarket items on instead.

Also, without taking off the tank can anyone tell me whether the dodgy wiring install affects my model year, or is that just a concern for Gen 1's? Felix.
Felix888 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 07-21-2019, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Felix888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Sunny Brisbane, Queensland Australia
Posts: 28
Just checked Kawasaki Australia's recalls: "Product description:
The units were imported between April 2007 and October 2007" so seems I'm out of luck with that.
Felix888 is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 07-22-2019, 09:40 AM
Moderator
 
klr4evr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Fort Sask , Alberta, Canada
Posts: 3,468
Garage
Send a message via Skype™ to klr4evr
Seemed to me those were Gen 2 recalls, not Gen 1.

Iím surprised that you got through the safety check doing what you did to the signals. Here in Canada the signals are required to be a certain distance from the headlight and taillight. I would imagine other countries have the same requirement.
DPelletier likes this.

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "

<--- Please fill in the 'Location' on your personal profile page. User CP/Edit Your Details

This information makes it much easier for other members to answer/comment on your posts.
klr4evr is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 Old 07-22-2019, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Felix888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Sunny Brisbane, Queensland Australia
Posts: 28
There are a host of reasons for any motorcycle enthusiast to consider a move from Canada to Australia. This is a minor one, personally the weather was the major one &#x1f609;
Felix888 is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 07-23-2019, 09:42 AM
4th Gear
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kelowna, B.C.
Posts: 2,268
yep, those are Gen2 recalls.....at least the wiring harness issue and the rubber signal stocks. You should be fine on both counts with your 2011 though it's always a good idea to inspect the harness for wear/rub points.

Dave
DPelletier is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome