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Re: New recalls

Post by danham » Sat Jan 21, 2023 4:54 pm


Snakes,

I missed that. Did it wreck your engine (hope not)?

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Re: New recalls

Post by ghostrdr » Sat Jan 21, 2023 5:43 pm


Snakes709 wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:46 pm
danham wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 1:47 pm
Christiaan wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 1:40 pm
Wondering how priority this is? Neither of my H2s are past break-in and the cam shaft tensioner seems associated with use = miles in my book. Anyone have feedback on this? :wink:
Conservative play-it-safe answer: a faulty tensioner regardless of miles could wreck your engine. Get it done as soon as possible.

Forum consensus so far: no reports of tensioner failure, even at fairly high mileage; possibility of hearing noise in time to shut down if it starts to fail. Get it done at your convenience.

Me: dealer has part on order and I will get it done before planning any long trips.

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Mine failed. Not on my h2 but on my zx14r which uses the same tensioner.
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Did they issue a recall on the 14r?
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Re: New recalls

Post by Vex » Sat Jan 21, 2023 6:08 pm


Christiaan wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 1:40 pm
Wondering how priority this is? Neither of my H2s are past break-in and the cam shaft tensioner seems associated with use = miles in my book. Anyone have feedback on this? :wink:
Just get it done. Takes no time at all, you'll have a better part, and be checked off in their book.
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Re: New recalls

Post by Snakes709 » Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:00 am


ghostrdr wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 5:43 pm
Snakes709 wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:46 pm
danham wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 1:47 pm
Christiaan wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 1:40 pm
Wondering how priority this is? Neither of my H2s are past break-in and the cam shaft tensioner seems associated with use = miles in my book. Anyone have feedback on this? :wink:
Conservative play-it-safe answer: a faulty tensioner regardless of miles could wreck your engine. Get it done as soon as possible.

Forum consensus so far: no reports of tensioner failure, even at fairly high mileage; possibility of hearing noise in time to shut down if it starts to fail. Get it done at your convenience.

Me: dealer has part on order and I will get it done before planning any long trips.

-dan
Mine failed. Not on my h2 but on my zx14r which uses the same tensioner.
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Did they issue a recall on the 14r?
Nope. No idea why they only issued it for the h2 series bikes as plenty of other models use the same tensioner.
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Re: New recalls

Post by prettybirdSE » Sun Jan 22, 2023 4:54 am


"No idea why they only issued it for the h2 series bikes as plenty of other models use the same tensioner."

'shhhsssh'...yer not supposed to know that lol.Gotta say though..IMO..this flagship motorcycle has had it's share of foreseeable(to mama Kaw)defects and poor production assembly work.Rolled it out so quick...knowing these things were gonna come up.Oh yeah...they knew alright.
My only slight disappointment in my bike.

I mean,when one starts thinkin about that long ride...can he trust this build to be issue free? :scratch:
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Re: New recalls

Post by Snakes709 » Sun Jan 22, 2023 4:16 pm


danham wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 4:54 pm
Snakes,

I missed that. Did it wreck your engine (hope not)?

-dan
Thankfully not. My motor was just rebuilt by the dealership due to spun bearings. Once i picked it up it kept sounding horrible on startup and decel when coming to a stop. I kept going back to the dealership teling them the tensioner isnt taking up slack. They said its just the engine breaking in. Then one morning i went to start it. It made a loud noise so i killed it right aeay. Dealership said they wont fix it as it was past 1000km after they rebuilt the motor. I pulled the head off, thankfully no piston/valve contact. Put everything back together but with a ape manual cct. Ran and sounded perfectly fine after that.
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Re: New recalls

Post by zeemoto » Sun Jan 22, 2023 4:22 pm


Snakes709 wrote:
Sun Jan 22, 2023 4:16 pm
danham wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 4:54 pm
Snakes,

I missed that. Did it wreck your engine (hope not)?

-dan
Thankfully not. My motor was just rebuilt by the dealership due to spun bearings. Once i picked it up it kept sounding horrible on startup and decel when coming to a stop. I kept going back to the dealership teling them the tensioner isnt taking up slack. They said its just the engine breaking in. Then one morning i went to start it. It made a loud noise so i killed it right aeay. Dealership said they wont fix it as it was past 1000km after they rebuilt the motor. I pulled the head off, thankfully no piston/valve contact. Put everything back together but with a ape manual cct. Ran and sounded perfectly fine after that.
That's exactly why I posted here and on the ZH2 forum about just going straight to a manual tensioner.

Either the CCT was faulty after your engine was rebuilt, or, MUCH more likely, it was incorrectly installed.

SO glad your bike was OK. I love my supercharger... :D
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Re: New recalls

Post by zeemoto » Sun Jan 22, 2023 5:44 pm


ghostrdr wrote:
Sun Dec 11, 2022 4:28 pm
As far as the cam tensioner is concerned, I don't think I want to allow the dealer to open my engine to fix a "problem" that causes a slight rattle for about one second after a cold start.
It's not a matter of an annoying rattle.

Over time the cam chain will become loose enough to skip a tooth.

Then it's pistons, valves, and camshafts ruined.

The CCT is an important little thing. Go with a manual unit and no more worries about failure to adjust automatically.
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Re: New recalls

Post by prettybirdSE » Sat Jan 28, 2023 3:54 am


Dealership said they wont fix it as it was past 1000km after they rebuilt the motor.

Wow.Time to do business with a new dealer methinks.Not okay

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'Either the CCT was faulty after your engine was rebuilt, or, MUCH more likely, it was incorrectly installed'.

this gets me upset.Here's the deal.They rebuilt the motor.Bam...THEY installed a possibly defective tensioner back in.What's like nailing the final nail in the coffin is...if they KNEW that bike was included in the recall.If they did that...it's ALL on them every bit of it.
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Re: New recalls

Post by Racer-X » Sat Jan 28, 2023 10:51 am


AlomS wrote:
Thu Jan 19, 2023 11:50 pm
Racer-X wrote:
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AlomS wrote:
Wed Jan 04, 2023 9:31 am
I just checked with NZ kawa and got a reply to have to wait. they will inform all bike owners soon. Hope issue can be fixed asap.
Mine is at Cyclespot in Auckland getting it done today. Where in NZ are you?
what? I got informed yesterday. :bash: hope I can book my bike in before the mid of Feb.

please check if the start noise is gone or not after you replace it. I live in the south of AKL.
Not gone but better ... seems to go away sooner after you start it. I'm on the north shore.
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