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Old 12-07-2013, 07:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got another recall letter from Kawasaki. This time it's for the rear brake caliper (for both ABS and non ABS bikes). Also for ABS bikes, the ABS sensor lead bracket for the front is interfering with the front brake caliper. Both are causing uneven wear between the brake pads. I remember some members complaining about this. Anyone else get this letter?
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I haven't got this letter yet, very interesting. I have to bring my bike in for the ECU recall still, and my instrument panel has a lot of condensation in it so I plan on bringing it in soon.

I'll wait though until the dealers know about this though.

edit: Just checked on:

http://www.kawasaki.com/DefaultFrame...D=2&intParts=0

Outstanding Factory Directed Modification Repair: EX300 BRAKE CALIPER INTERFERENCE

Here's the document:

http://www.kawasaki.com/site/kawasak...MS/MC13-05.pdf
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nope aint seen this letter, but it sure sounds interesting though
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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found it

http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/in...itemId/1054186


PRA number: 2013/13883
Date published: 4th December 2013 Product information

Product description

EX300ADF (2013 Ninja 300)
EX300ADFA (2013 Ninja 300 Special Edition)
EX300AEF (2014 Ninja 300)
EX300AEFA (2014 Ninja 300 Special Edition)
EX300BDF (2013 Ninja 300 ABS)
EX300BDFA (2013 Ninja 300 ABS Special Edition)
EX300BEF (2014 Ninja 300)
EX300BEFA (2014 Ninja 300 ABS Special Edition)Identifying features

EX300A - JKAEX8A1??DA00259 to JKAEX8A1??DA17918
EX300B - JKAEX8B1??DA00093 to JKAEX8B1??DA08033
What are the defects?

For all eligible units, the rear brake hose guide on the swing arm may interfere with the rear brake caliper.

For the EX300B only, the bracket for the front ABS sensor lead may interfere with the front brake caliper. What are the hazards?

If the motorcycles are continuously used, the outer brake pad(s) may wear down at a faster rate than the inner brake pad(s).Dates available for sale

  • 12th September 2012 - 21st October 2013
Where the product was sold

  • Nationally
Traders who sold this product

Authorised Kawasaki Motorcycle DealershipsSupplier

Kawasaki Motors Pty LtdSupplier's web site

http://kawasaki.com.auWhat should consumers do?

Contact their local Authorised Kawasaki Motorcycle Dealership and book motorcycle in for inspection and possible repair.

Consumers closest dealerships can be searched here http://www.kawasaki.com.au/dealers/find-a-dealer
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cool i will call the dealer tomorrow as my vin falls in this range
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Gotta be kidding me! Would they also replace the brake pads in this recall as well you think?

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That mean I get new pads in front and rear as well? My rotors rub against the pad. Dealer said...just like the fairings and ECU. That is normal.
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I don't have my VIN to check right now, but it would certainly explain why I have brake issues. I don't remember if it was like that before I crashed though so its just in comparison to my 250.
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Even though I no longer have my 300, I looked up my VIN, and mine would of been included.
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I looked mine up and it looks like I will be visiting the Kawasaki dealer in the near future. Oh well, I still love my little Ninja.
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