New bike issues under warranty? - 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.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 09-02-2010, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central FL
Posts: 18
New bike issues under warranty?

I picked up a new 09 last weekend and was wondering what issues have come up during the first 12 months of ownership requiring return to the dealerfor work covered under warranty.

I just noticed the front fork lock isn't working on mine. When I push the key in/out while in the off position it will then only turn about half way towards the lock position and the key won't come out unless I turn it back to off. The wheel is fully turned to the left when unsuccessfully trying to lock the fork. Anybody else have this problem?
mustangtwo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 09-02-2010, 11:12 AM
2nd Gear
 
DonD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Central AZ
Posts: 177
Sounds like it may be a cable or.. keeping the fork from going all the way. Try locking it to the right.

Don H
Spring Valley AZ
'03 KLR 650/DS sidecar
DonD is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 09-02-2010, 11:30 AM
4th Gear
 
Spec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Gateway to Death Valley!
Posts: 1,928
Quote:
Originally Posted by mustangtwo View Post
I picked up a new 09 last weekend and was wondering what issues have come up during the first 12 months of ownership requiring return to the dealerfor work covered under warranty.

I just noticed the front fork lock isn't working on mine. When I push the key in/out while in the off position it will then only turn about half way towards the lock position and the key won't come out unless I turn it back to off. The wheel is fully turned to the left when unsuccessfully trying to lock the fork. Anybody else have this problem?

Mine does that once in awhile. I spray some Dupont Teflon lube in there and that seems to take care of it. You want to use a dry type lube in the lock so it doesn't get gunked up.

Also wiggling the bars a bit from full lock sometimes helps.

I wouldn't take a bike back to the dealer short of a major engine failure (under warranty). The dealer is a one time event as far as I'm concerned, buy the bike and get out!

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Cor 2:9

Last edited by Spec; 09-02-2010 at 11:38 AM.
Spec is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 Old 09-02-2010, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central FL
Posts: 18
DonD,
I double checked and the wheel is fully turning all the way to the left or right and the fork still won't lock in either position.
mustangtwo is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 09-02-2010, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central FL
Posts: 18
Spec,

Bingo! That was it. I had to wiggle the wheel a bit from full lock position and the key would fully rotate to lock it. I'll look into the dry lube spray you recommended. Do you know where it's easily found? Thanks again for the inputs.
mustangtwo is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 09-02-2010, 01:30 PM
4th Gear
 
Spec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Gateway to Death Valley!
Posts: 1,928
Quote:
Originally Posted by mustangtwo View Post
Spec,

Bingo! That was it. I had to wiggle the wheel a bit from full lock position and the key would fully rotate to lock it. I'll look into the dry lube spray you recommended. Do you know where it's easily found? Thanks again for the inputs.

I've gotten the spray can at Lowe's. Rocky Mt. has the squeeze bottle.

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Cor 2:9

Last edited by Spec; 09-02-2010 at 01:34 PM.
Spec 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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
KLR warranty sucks KLR-zin Rider Reviews 23 04-16-2011 08:22 AM
Extended warranty, should I get it? yettidog KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion 16 04-28-2010 12:58 PM
new bike issues 92869 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 9 10-25-2009 07:11 PM
Extended warranty klrBruce KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion 4 06-27-2008 01:30 PM
Question on warranty foretwoone KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion 6 03-13-2007 08:17 PM

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