Kawasaki Vn900d6f



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Kawasaki Vn900d6f 2006 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - MODULE
07V215000KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.from 02/07/2006 to 04/18/2006V (Vehicle)590606/19/2007ODIKAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.05/17/200705/21/2007
Defect SummaryCertain motorcycles may stall under deceleration due to an improper setting of the engine control unit (ecu).
Consequence SummaryThis could create the potential for a crash, resulting in injury or death.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the ecu with one that contains revised settings that will address the engine stalling. the recall began on june 19, 2007. owners may contact kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381.
NotesCustomers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
08V114000KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.from 02/07/2007 to 09/20/2007V (Vehicle)3178903/17/2008MFRKAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.03/11/200803/12/2008
Defect SummaryKawasaki is recalling 31,789 vulcan 900 classic, custom and classic lt models, my 2006 vn900b6f, vn900b6fl, vn900d6f, vn900d6fl, my 2007 vn900b7f, vn900b7fl, vn900c7f, vn900c7fl, vn900d7f, vn900d7fl, my 2008 vn900b8f, vn900b8fl, vn900c8f, vn900d8f and vn900d8fl motorcycles. the fuel hose may not be properly connected to the fuel injector delivery pipe.
Consequence SummaryContinued use of the motorcycle can result in the fuel hose coming off, creasing the possibility of a fuel leak which could result in a fire or explosion.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect the fuel hose connection at the fuel injector and fuel pump and will replace the fuel hose if the joint lock is found to be damaged. the recall began on march 17, 2008. owners may contact kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381.
NotesKawasaki recall no. mc 08-05.customers 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 Vn900d6f 2006 investigations
NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - MODULE
PE07004KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.01/26/200705/23/2007DECELERATION (TIP-OUT) STALLING07V215000
 This investigation was opened on the basis of dealer field reports submitted by kawasaki concerning alleged stalling during throttle roll-off.subsequently, kawasaki notified the agency that it was recalling the subject motorcycles (nhtsa no. 07v-215) to address this issue.
Kawasaki Vn900d6f 2006 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
05/23/201015500
 Problem: bad design of stator (charging unit of a motorcycle) for kawasaki vulcan 900 (years 2006 to present, including custom and lt models) causes premature wear, will short out engine, could cause loss of control of motorcycle. motorcycle forums on the internet report high frequency of this kind of repair, for vehicles less than 20,000 miles. for me, i have driven my motorcycle only a year (bought used at 600 miles, now it has 15,500 miles on it) and it now needs an expensive repair for something that should last a lot longer. fortunately, i did not have an accident with this motorcycle; but sure could have!
11/28/2006500411/08/2006
 To whom it may concern: i bought a new 2006 kawasaki vulcan 900 classic motorcycle (model: vn900b6f) on nov 8, 2006 from a local dealer and have experienced 4 engine stall events to this point. the first 2 events occurred on separate days after the engine was started from a cold state (after sitting overnight) and ridden about 2 blocks. when stopping at a stop sign, the engine did not return to idle, but instead stalled. at that point in time, the motorcycle had about 200-300 miles on the odometer. the third stall event occurred after the engine had been running for at least 1 hour (fully warm). on a freeway exit, i pulled in the clutch at about 50 mph in order to downshift. the engine did not return to idle, but immediately stalled at that speed. the odometer had approximately 500 miles at this time. the fourth time was nov 28, 2006. as i exited a freeway, i approached a stop sign, about 1 mile from the exit. as i pulled in the clutch to downshift to 2nd gear near the stop sign, the engine stalled. the odometer had about 930 miles when this occurred. i am filing this report because i believe it is very possible that it is not just a component defect with my motorcycle only. i have checked internet sites pertaining to the vulcan 900 and found that other owners have experienced the same or similar stalling problem with their motorcycles. this motorcycle model also contains a new engine and fuel injection design, just introduced as of the 2006 model year. therefore, i believe it may be a fuel injection system design defect or other software/hardware design defect in the electronic engine control system, rather than just an isolated component failure in need of repair. of course it is also possible that this stalling is a result of a defective series of components that have been assembled into a limited number of motorcycles. i have not yet allowed my local kawasaki dealer (or any other kawasaki representative) to attempt a diagnosis or repair. *nm
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
04/26/200834001
 I have a 2006 vulcan classic lt motorcycle. i have had several occurrences of the throttle sticking when i start downshifting to slow down. this problem has caused two near misses for me. the first incident occurred in october 2007. i was approaching a round about i was down shifting to slow down and the throttle stuck which forced me to break hard and it made me fishtail and very miss the motorcycle in from of me. the second incident occurred april 26, 2008. i was approaching an intersection and i had to make a turn, my light was green so started to down shift from 3rd gear to second to make my turn, the next thing i knew i was in the lane of oncoming traffic. luckily the car coming at me seen me and swerved to the side of the road until i could get my bike in control. after that happen i noticed my throttle sticking 4 times after that. *tr
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
06/01/2006150105/30/2006
 Dt*: the contact stated the motorcycle stalled without warning intermittently while slowing down and down shifting from any speed and any gear. the motorcycle was driven to the dealer where the clutch was adjusted. the problem recurred several more times. the motorcycle is a 2006 kawasaki vulcan 900 lt. *ak updated 7/5/2006 - the dealer replaced the electronic control module and the motorcycle no longer stalls.*nm
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
11/28/2006500411/08/2006
 To whom it may concern: i bought a new 2006 kawasaki vulcan 900 classic motorcycle (model: vn900b6f) on nov 8, 2006 from a local dealer and have experienced 4 engine stall events to this point. the first 2 events occurred on separate days after the engine was started from a cold state (after sitting overnight) and ridden about 2 blocks. when stopping at a stop sign, the engine did not return to idle, but instead stalled. at that point in time, the motorcycle had about 200-300 miles on the odometer. the third stall event occurred after the engine had been running for at least 1 hour (fully warm). on a freeway exit, i pulled in the clutch at about 50 mph in order to downshift. the engine did not return to idle, but immediately stalled at that speed. the odometer had approximately 500 miles at this time. the fourth time was nov 28, 2006. as i exited a freeway, i approached a stop sign, about 1 mile from the exit. as i pulled in the clutch to downshift to 2nd gear near the stop sign, the engine stalled. the odometer had about 930 miles when this occurred. i am filing this report because i believe it is very possible that it is not just a component defect with my motorcycle only. i have checked internet sites pertaining to the vulcan 900 and found that other owners have experienced the same or similar stalling problem with their motorcycles. this motorcycle model also contains a new engine and fuel injection design, just introduced as of the 2006 model year. therefore, i believe it may be a fuel injection system design defect or other software/hardware design defect in the electronic engine control system, rather than just an isolated component failure in need of repair. of course it is also possible that this stalling is a result of a defective series of components that have been assembled into a limited number of motorcycles. i have not yet allowed my local kawasaki dealer (or any other kawasaki representative) to attempt a diagnosis or repair. *nm
SUSPENSION - FRONT
01/09/2008130001
 Steering forks on 2006 kawasaki vn900 are out of alignment. inline stability affected if handlebars turned to straighten forks. stability in turns compromised due to misaligned forks/handlebars. tire wear on first set of tires supports statement. tire wear on new tires was evident immediately after install. bike has never been dropped, nor has ever suffered any structural damage due to collision or road hazard. problem has been reported to dealer. problem has been denied by kawasaki. kawasaki denies problem exists. kawasaki blames dealer but has failed to offer technical support. other owners have reported on internet forums of same concern, kawasaki denies other owners have raised this issue. *tr
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
04/30/20071200605/16/2006
 I have a kawasaki vulcan 900 classic, and if riding in 3rd gear around 35-40 mph and let off the throttle, the motorcycle continued to accelerate. i have taken it back to the dealer and they were not very helpful with the problem. also, kawasaki denied the problem. *ak
10/15/20060107/17/2006
 Speedometer on 2006 kawasaki 900 lt classic is 10 mph off. contacted kawasaki and they said all big bore motorcycles are off. i checked my motorcycle with radar and my own car and it was 9-10 mph to fast. i also checked other motorcycles in the same class as mine and found them to be fast. this can lead to citations from law enforcement and possible accidents. *jb
03/18/2007600107/14/2006
 While riding my 2006 kawasaki vulcan 900 in third gear, between 40 and 50 mph the throttle has a tendency to stick and maintain that speed even when i rolled v off the throttle to slow down. the throttle has disengaged when i brake hard enough, engage the clutch, or rev the throttle. i have experienced this at least 40-50 times in the months i have had the motorcycle. this is an extremely dangerous situation which is compounded by the fact this motorcycle is favored by many new riders. my kawasaki dealer claimed to contact kawasaki about the issue and received no resolution. i have contacted kawasaki about the issue and was directed to my dealer with no apparent care regarding the serious problem.*ak
06/22/2006505006/21/2006
 I own a 2006 kawasaki vulcan 900 classic. i have been experienceing a throttle sticking problem since i bought the bike and neither my dealer nor kawasaki have done anything to fix this problem. the throttle only sticks in 3rd gear around 40 mph. i believe that this problem is very dangerous.*ak
03/24/20073453106/19/2006
 Kawasaki vulcan 900 classic 2006 has a throttle sticking problem where the throttle will not disengage intermittantly when in 3rd gear, usually close to 35-40 mph. depressing the clutch will allow the throttle to return to idle.*ak
03/25/20071200311/04/2006
 I experienced the 900 throttle stick problem om my kawasaki vulcan 900 motorcycle. i was cruising on a side road about 40 mph in 3rd gear. i rolled the throttle off to slow down, and it just kept going. i pulled the clutch and reved it a few times and it went away. it happened 2-3 times all within a span of 4-5 minutes. i didn't have the problem in any other gear. many people were reporting this problem on the kawasaki forum at ttp://www.kawasakimotorcycle.org/forum/ the throttle stick problem always appeared to happen around 35-40 mph in 3rd gear. one person seemed to have it fixed by replacing the throttle body and the ecu. *ak
11/30/20061003011/02/2006
 2006 kawasaki vn900b motorcycle throttle failed to close while in third gear only, causing unexpected continued accelleration. seller claimed to have no knowledge of widely reported probem, or remedy of such. very dangerous condition for a motorcycle rider to have engine continue speeding when throttle has been closed. *ak!
Car dealers selling Kawasaki Vn900d6f
StateCityZipNamePhone
ALSCOTTSBORO35768SPORTS CYCLES OF SCOTTSBORO256-259-0872
GAFAYETTEVILLE30215BIG DADDY'S CYCLE WORLD678-817-1410
NYMAHOPACMAHOPAC MOTORS
PAHARRISBURG17113KOUPS CYCLE SHOP717-939-7182
TXWEBSTER77059CLEAR LAKE KAWASAKI281 486 4604
UTBOUNTIFUL84010FULL THROTTLE(801) 292-1492
WAPUYALLUP98371PUYALLUP POWER SPORTS KAWASAKI(253) 864-0964