Kawasaki Kl250g9f



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Kawasaki Kl250g9f 2009 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
10V016000KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.from 01/06/2009 to 01/30/2009V (Vehicle)74001/25/2010MFRKAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.01/21/201001/21/2010
Defect SummaryKawasaki is recalling model year 2009 super sherpa kl250g9f motorcycles. on eligible units, blockage of an oil passage in the engine might restrict oil flow to the cylinder head.
Consequence SummaryThis could result in the engine losing power and eventually stopping which could create the risk of a crash while operating the vehicle resulting in injury or death.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect the oil system and repair the cylinder head free of charge. the recall began on january 25, 2010. owners may contact kawasaki consumer services department at 1-866-802-9381.
NotesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
Kawasaki Kl250g9f 2009 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
06/18/2011550
 This is a model wide problem-- from what i've read on forums-- from 1999 to 2009 these motorcycles have had a problem with a slow warm-up compounded with a smooth run off choke followed by stumbling which could lead to a crash. i bought my motorcycle knowing of this nature... that it would need even 10 minutes to warm-up to ride. but i read that one could work with the choke to get on the way. what i have experienced is that when one starts the engine with the choke on it takes about two minutes for the engine to idle smoothly with the choke off...but if one attempts to ride off at this point one can go about 50 feet and the the bike stumbles and dies! this means after a 2 minute warm-up one could drive into traffic and get a stall and die. at this two to ten minute time interval one could ride and fiddle with the choke but again that leads to misfiring and over exuberant acceleration when the motor comes to life. i have read that the overly long warm-up is due to too lean jetting in the mikuni carburetor. i think a ten minute wait to drive off is unreasonable and unsafe. many cities don't allow engines to be left running for that long. i'm happy with the 70 miles per gallon but it is plain wasteful of fuel and time. i can drive off in my car without any warm-up. i only have 650 miles on this motorcycle and kawasaki has made it un- safe for a normal driver. my former 1984 bmw motorcycle sure did have a choke and it sure could be driven off in the time it took to get on my helmet and gloves... this cold blooded nature of the kawasaki kl250 should be fixed by a model-wide recall. you will read similar complaints on the yahoo kl250 super sherpa forum or in the super sherpa thread on the adventure rider forum under thumpers--single cylinder motorbikes. dr. frank steen
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
06/18/2011550
 This is a model wide problem-- from what i've read on forums-- from 1999 to 2009 these motorcycles have had a problem with a slow warm-up compounded with a smooth run off choke followed by stumbling which could lead to a crash. i bought my motorcycle knowing of this nature... that it would need even 10 minutes to warm-up to ride. but i read that one could work with the choke to get on the way. what i have experienced is that when one starts the engine with the choke on it takes about two minutes for the engine to idle smoothly with the choke off...but if one attempts to ride off at this point one can go about 50 feet and the the bike stumbles and dies! this means after a 2 minute warm-up one could drive into traffic and get a stall and die. at this two to ten minute time interval one could ride and fiddle with the choke but again that leads to misfiring and over exuberant acceleration when the motor comes to life. i have read that the overly long warm-up is due to too lean jetting in the mikuni carburetor. i think a ten minute wait to drive off is unreasonable and unsafe. many cities don't allow engines to be left running for that long. i'm happy with the 70 miles per gallon but it is plain wasteful of fuel and time. i can drive off in my car without any warm-up. i only have 650 miles on this motorcycle and kawasaki has made it un- safe for a normal driver. my former 1984 bmw motorcycle sure did have a choke and it sure could be driven off in the time it took to get on my helmet and gloves... this cold blooded nature of the kawasaki kl250 should be fixed by a model-wide recall. you will read similar complaints on the yahoo kl250 super sherpa forum or in the super sherpa thread on the adventure rider forum under thumpers--single cylinder motorbikes. dr. frank steen