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post #1 of 10 Old 01-21-2018, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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2004 zx10r issues

hello, long time reader, first time poster.
I recently purchased a 2004 zx10r with only 8000km's (5000 miles) Canadian.
Have a few issues/concerns about the generator destruction issues with this model. First question, how common is this problem with the 04 model ? And are there any warning signs that the generator is going to "grenade" as the quote goes ?
Also, the tires are" like new" roughly 500 miles on them but have a date of 2007 on them, I am thinking that they would not be too safe and should be replaced, appreciate others input .
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-21-2018, 08:23 AM
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I have no expirience with the gen 1s but as far as the tires go... I personally wouldn't run a tire thats older than 5 years. 6 if I can fully inspect the tire inside and out and then.. maybe

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ALL 04 generators need to be inspected!! It simply isn't worth the risk!
Tires are cheap and any tire that old will be several important steps behind the current crop.
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post #5 of 10 Old 01-23-2018, 01:39 PM
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My 04 has eleven thousand miles on it and no generator problems. I keep an eye on it but so far no issues. Mine is a late production model in 04 so they may have fixed the problem on the later produced model's.
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thanks for the reply's, TechnologistX, when you say "you keep an eye on it" what are you looking for that would indicate a issue/problem ?
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-24-2018, 11:32 AM
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Copper in oil . Change it with '05 model , it is bolt on .
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post #8 of 10 Old 01-24-2018, 11:37 AM
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I would change the generator to an '05 model personally. I would replace the tires. Any one of those failing would cause massive damage to either you, the bike and your wallet- possibly all three.

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1976 250 Elsinore Sold
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