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04-05-2020 05:48 AM
Hvymax Duct tape! Maybe a few zip ties. Shouldn't cost you too many points on the Concourse d Elegance.
01-27-2020 08:36 PM
ILove2Ride2Wheels Are you talking about the stalk or something else? Iím replacing my OEM ones with some I bought off of eBay. Itís a complete turn signal with bullet connectors. Iím replacing the bullet connectors with OEM connectors I bought from Eastern Beaver.

The turn signal kit was $14.95 a pair FWIW.
01-24-2020 11:36 AM
Norton 850
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Originally Posted by pdwestman View Post
Electric motors from refrigerators, freezers, & furnaces in a garage setting can give off ozone, which is bad for rubber & plastic parts.
Paints, varnishes, thinners, fuels left open or drying in same area can be bad for rubber & plastics.

Yes, my shop used to be a Kawasaki dealership.
Yes, I'm aware that your shop used to be a Kawasaki dealership. Actually, I thought it still was.

But my thoughts about FTNBLD showing the stalks to a Kawasaki dealership, preferably one where he bought the bike and had service work done, is that they may be inclined to replace the defective stalks based on "goodwill" or perhaps offer a discount for their replacement.

Jason
01-23-2020 07:16 PM
pdwestman Electric motors from refrigerators, freezers, & furnaces in a garage setting can give off ozone, which is bad for rubber & plastic parts.
Paints, varnishes, thinners, fuels left open or drying in same area can be bad for rubber & plastics.

Yes, my shop used to be a Kawasaki dealership.
01-23-2020 02:47 PM
Norton 850
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Originally Posted by FATNBLD View Post
My 2011 has no recalls on it according to Kawasaki's website. And when I emailed them about this, they replied with this. Since they aren't willing to fix provide replacements, I'll be reinforcing them with a splint of some sort, and a lot of tape. Hope that passes inspection.

Adam,

Thank you for contacting Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A.

This VIN you provided does not have any recalls. If you a concern with the unit please contact your dealer to schedule an inspection.

Thanks,
Log 272475
Judy Marquez
Customer Care Specialist
Customer & Technical Support

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.





Feedback: Hi, Iíve heard there was a recall on turn signal rubber boots for the KLR-650, but I put my VIN in to your site and nothing came up. Mine is a 2011, and three out of four boots have rotted apart. Why is my bike not part of the recall? Clearly they are defective, as they should not have rotted away so soon. The bike is garage kept. Please consider replacing these for me as I am not interested in buying all new turn signals at full retail when the part should not have failed. My VIN is JKAKLEE1XBDA34566. I bought the bike brand new in 2011, original owner. Thanks for your time.
Timestamp: 1/22/2020 327 PM
It appears that the wrong rubber compound was used on three of your stalks. I suspect something like Buna, was used for the rubber, which degrades rapidly in the presence of UV. Viton is a much better compound for this application, but perhaps too expensive?

My 2012 KLR has the original stalks and thankfully they show no signs of degradation, yet.

Perhaps you should show the stalks to the Kawasaki dealer, per the suggestion from the Customer Care Specialist.

Jason
01-23-2020 01:09 PM
pdwestman FATNBLD,
The factory Recall on turn signal rubber/plastic stems pertained to 2008 & 2009 models Only.

Jeeze a 9 year old bike. Even if you had purchased the 48 month extended warranty it would be expired by now.

The 3dcycleparts $20 kit may be right up your alley.
01-23-2020 12:23 PM
cfestings You could go bootless

https://3dcycleparts.com/Gen-2-2008-...-650-c31780221
01-23-2020 11:01 AM
FATNBLD
No recall on the boots, no good response from Kawaski

My 2011 has no recalls on it according to Kawasaki's website. And when I emailed them about this, they replied with this. Since they aren't willing to fix provide replacements, I'll be reinforcing them with a splint of some sort, and a lot of tape. Hope that passes inspection.

Adam,

Thank you for contacting Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A.

This VIN you provided does not have any recalls. If you a concern with the unit please contact your dealer to schedule an inspection.

Thanks,
Log 272475
Judy Marquez
Customer Care Specialist
Customer & Technical Support

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.





Feedback: Hi, Iíve heard there was a recall on turn signal rubber boots for the KLR-650, but I put my VIN in to your site and nothing came up. Mine is a 2011, and three out of four boots have rotted apart. Why is my bike not part of the recall? Clearly they are defective, as they should not have rotted away so soon. The bike is garage kept. Please consider replacing these for me as I am not interested in buying all new turn signals at full retail when the part should not have failed. My VIN is JKAKLEE1XBDA34566. I bought the bike brand new in 2011, original owner. Thanks for your time.
Timestamp: 1/22/2020 327 PM
09-21-2017 06:33 PM
klr4evr
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Originally Posted by WIldeKLR View Post
THANKS!! Called Kawasaki and they will replace all four! never occurred to me to check on a recall. I figured it was just something that wore out.
That's why Forums are such great things - especially this one.

My 2004 still has the original signals. Hard to wear out.
09-21-2017 09:24 AM
WIldeKLR THANKS!! Called Kawasaki and they will replace all four! never occurred to me to check on a recall. I figured it was just something that wore out.
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