As klr4evr said, I'm pretty sure you got to buy the entire signal. My Gen1 had the same issue. It's some crappy elastomer they use (probably a mix of all the rubber compounds) and use it for the turn signals.Don't think you can order those seperately. You didn't say the year of bike. I believe you need to buy the entire signal. There are some inexpensive signals avaialble for the KLR other than replacing with OEM>
That's why Forums are such great things - especially this one.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.
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 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.
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.
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Feedback: Hi, I’ve 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 3:53:27 PM
Yes, I'm aware that your shop used to be a Kawasaki dealership. Actually, I thought it still was.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.