Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Fort Sask , Alberta, Canada
Originally Posted by line6distortion
looking at the pdf pic again, the mesh screen looks like it is clogged with saw dust or similar, again pointing to the foam filter not being there or mis installed.
I agree. What I would like to know is what exactly the rider was doing at the time of the failure. How fast, on the throttle etc?? Did the bike slow down and speed up again before the failure?
Looks like the screen is totally plugged. Is it possible, that at speed enough suction on the intake stroke could have pulled the screen into the engine? That's my long distance diagnosis. We're not getting the whole story here. I think this is more an owner issue than a Kawasaki issue. Expensive mistake.
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. "
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