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October 27, 2003, 11:09 AM

Make : KAWASAKI Model : ZX636 B1L Year : 2003
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V387000 Recall Date : OCT 03, 2003
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST
SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 11018
Summary:
ON CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES, THE WELDS SECURING THE MUFFLER TO ITS CLAMP
COULD FAIL FROM VIBRATION, ALLOWING THE MUFFLER TO SEPARATE FROM THE EXHAUST
PIPE.
Consequence:
THIS CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE MUFFLER AND INSTALL A RUBBER DAMPER. OWNER
NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT
KAWASAKI AT 1-866-802-9381.
Notes:
KAWASAKI RECALL NO. MC03-11. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL
HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT
1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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The following is a post on the SV List

"My nephew just bought a new Kawi ZX636 and went down yesterday. I am posting this because there is an immediate recall related to the cause of this accident. So if any of you have one or know someone who has one of these bikes; don't ride it until it is fixed. Apparently the muffler can break loose when riding, causing the tailpipe/muffler to jam into either the ground or the rear tire. This is what happened and it caused the bike to polevault end over end. Luckly, my young nephew has only minor injuries, but the bike is totalled with only 450 miles on the clock. Another lucky thing happened, which is the whole accident occurred in front of a security camera which recorded the whole accident, seemingly proving (until lawyers get involved) no wrongdoing on his part.

And oh, here's the kicker: The recall notice came in the mail 2 hours after the accident.

Anyway, I'm just trying to get the word out about this recall.

Kawidad"


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