Rumors have been swirling about a center stand recall for the H2 SX after some owners reported the upper spring retaining pin coming loose, causing the center stand to fall to the ground. Which could, obviously, cause significant issues if it happened while the bike was in motion.
Here’s a picture of the situation:
Below are details for the recall . . .
Recall Date: 09/11/2018
Remedy: Your Kawasaki dealer will repair your motorcycle at no charge. The repair consists of replacing the affected center stand bracket. The actual repair will take up to twenty minutes but may take longer due to scheduling at the dealership and the time needed to obtain required parts. Please call your Kawasaki dealer to schedule an appointment.
Risk: On affected units, improper welding between the center stand spring mounting pin and the left center stand bracket may cause the pin to shift or fall off resulting in the center stand falling off. If the center stand spring falls off the center stand may not remain fully retracted and can drop and touch the ground while riding. The could cause loss of control increasing the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Recall #: 18V580
Kawasaki Recall #: MC18-05
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact your authorized Kawasaki dealer or call Kawasaki toll-free at 866-802-9381 between 8:00am and 5:00pm PT, Monday through Friday.
U.S. owners can check their VIN here:
But the assumption is that all H2 SXs are affected.
Non-U.S. owners should contact their local dealers, or their country’s applicable Kawasaki hotline.