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posted December 10, 2010 03:58 PM        Edited By: admin on 12 Dec 2010 06:30
Kawasaki halts sale of 2011 ZX-10R



Stop the presses! Bikeland has learned from an unnamed source within Kawasaki Heavy Industries that due to an engine design flaw, sales of the 2011 ZX-10R have been suspended and sold units are being recalled.

UPDATE: A day after Bikeland broke this story Worldwide, Kawasaki has issued an official press release announcing what we initially reported. In their release Kawasaki states that they will buy back any 2011 ZX-10Rs which have already been sold.

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IMFASTTOO


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posted December 10, 2010 04:52 PM        
OK SO WHATS THE DEFECT ??
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posted December 11, 2010 08:15 AM        
that will all be revealed in time
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posted December 11, 2010 09:04 AM        
going to be a real problem - new bikes are all in crates in ships. will they turn the ships around and send them back? was this caused by the outsourcing (for the first time) to a plant in Thailand or simply a design flaw? Whay wasn't this caught in earlier testing? Could and should they have waited to release the bike and test it more thoroughly to avoid stuff like this? Maybe they could have got that 22hp back at the same time too with a little more thought, time and engineering.

One would think.

There will be much news on this to come.
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posted December 11, 2010 11:39 AM        
Not all bikes,the zx10 for 13,3 at my dealer is still for sale,as of today.
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posted December 11, 2010 11:52 AM        
I figured that fish was being hard on them to, so I took a swip at him in smackhouse.
woke up read the new's ,said to my self forget the internet, up to the dealer , NO KAWI.
yes nice yamaha line up , this dealer had kawaski it's whole life , buy's a bankrupt yamha dealership, move's it in his building, 2 years later send's all the KAWASAKI'S back, several tractor trailors full of the junk no sales , other reasons to, not printable!!!
Maybe fish is right all along !
every day more comes to light , could be the next big company hit by wikiup!!!

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posted December 11, 2010 06:05 PM        
You guys need one of these...


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posted December 11, 2010 09:44 PM        
what's a "technical hold"? Is that like "chocolatey chip" cookies?
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posted December 11, 2010 09:57 PM        
It means if we can fix our fuck up maybe just maybe then you can have one, for the right price of course. How 'bout a nice new improved '12 model anyone?
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posted December 12, 2010 05:13 AM        
Wow! What happened to this thread? I remember it being much longer last night. Did some people get banned?
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posted December 12, 2010 07:43 AM        
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Wow! What happened to this thread? I remember it being much longer last night. Did some people get banned?
Fish banned a few people .. Funny Fish will not ban real ass wipes like Imfastoo but he will ban others ...
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posted December 12, 2010 07:51 AM        
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Wow! What happened to this thread? I remember it being much longer last night. Did some people get banned?
Fish banned a few people .. Funny Fish will not ban real ass wipes like Imfastoo but he will ban others ...


imfastoo never went against what fish thinks, thats the difference

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posted December 12, 2010 08:42 AM        
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Wow! What happened to this thread? I remember it being much longer last night. Did some people get banned?
Fish banned a few people .. Funny Fish will not ban real ass wipes like Imfastoo but he will ban others ...
WOW that hurts SMOKIN thats not right you calling me names again HEY your just jealous CAUSE KURTS TOOFAST4U and thats the truth

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posted December 12, 2010 10:37 AM        Edited By: fish_antlers on 12 Dec 2010 19:00
Nobody was banned - the bs that belonged in the smackhouse was douched. This is a serious topic that effects a lot of owners and it's not going to be a fishing expedition for a few trouble makers. We get that people are upset about this, but this is NOT the place for personal attacks against anyone including the hard working staff of this site.




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posted December 13, 2010 08:00 PM        
Ma man!!!!
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posted December 14, 2010 06:44 AM        Edited By: Shane661 on 14 Dec 2010 14:54
This thead used to have 48 posts.

Fortunately, I don't think there are many 2011 owners at this point. Probably just a few have taken delivery, since the bike is so new.

Good to see Kawasaki step up to the plate to correct an issue. A lot of manufacturers would not make the effort....this has been seen MANY times in the past. Imagine having GSXR for a couple of years and then having to take it in to have frame plates epoxied in place. Ouch.

While I'm sure that everyone hates to see a recall like this, at least the manufacturer is addressing the issue in a responsible manner.

Shane

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posted December 14, 2010 07:04 AM        
How long before we know the REAL story for the recall? If it was a design flaw the recall would be world wide, would it not?
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posted December 15, 2010 12:54 AM        Edited By: MJ on 15 Dec 2010 08:58
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OK SO WHATS THE DEFECT ??
You're the defect

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posted December 19, 2010 02:57 PM        
status?
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posted December 31, 2010 04:25 AM        
Good Morning All,

I was at the dealership yesterday and asked about purchasing a 10R… They had them on the floor and basically said what colour, when I asked about the "technical hold" and the recall they informed me that yes there were a few units recalled (20 or so in the US) but Nil in Canada.

Have we heard anything else on this on the "net", or is the bike good to go…. Note I sat on it again and compared it to the BMW sitting a few feet away and while I do think it will require heli risers to make it a little more long range ridable for me, it is one hell of a nice looking machine.
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posted December 31, 2010 07:48 AM        
If it is serious enough for a full recall then I would have to believe it is something with the limiting system. Maybe they sent unrestricted models and the US hammered them
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posted January 02, 2011 08:48 AM        Edited By: Ozonkiller on 2 Jan 2011 16:49
Here's the skinny

http://roadracingworld.com/news/article/?article=42964

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posted January 02, 2011 09:29 AM        
Never heard of the term "surging" valve springs. I have heard of breaking valve springs or weak valve springs..
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posted January 02, 2011 09:34 AM        
They are talking about floating the valves, losing spring control...
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posted January 02, 2011 04:27 PM        
I kinda thought or assumed that is what they wer'e meaning "surging"doesn't sound as bad or as catastrophic as "floating"does to me.
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