Not under warranty? Argentina. So funny that I was asking the wife if we can move to Paraguay a couple days ago. I thought of Chile but not sure of their politics.
Why no parts? Something reeks here.
Request all details on your situation: everything regarding events leading up to failure, age of bike, what happened, etc., when you have a moment. thx
Well … This won’t be easy, too many technical words for my english. But I’ll give my best.
I think I shall begin with starting condition:
1-First free practice of the day, track day at Rosamonte (local track). Engine wreck happens in fifth lap.
2-Motul 5100 oil, barely 100miles from change.
3-Factory transmision (17-39); this track needs 16-42 or 16-43.
4-Street tires. I was not ridding for a while, so I thought in a smooth practice.
5- As always, I checked my bike at home before loading it into my truck. Fluids, torque, etc.
I turned It on for a few minutes, also.
6-At boxes I turned It on again, while installing wheel heaters, GoPro camera and Solo laptimer, just to warm engine up.
7- This bike was “ablandada” (I don’t know how you name first running period) as Kawasaki recomend: 500 miles under 3000rpm and next 500miles under 6000rpm.
8- Kawasaki ZX10R 2013. I Bought It new on may, 2013.
What had happened?
In acceleration process (almost reaching breaking mark), in 4th gear (remember I was using a very long transmission for this track) I felt a loud “crack” and engine’s sound changed. I pulled clutch for a while, and after a few seconds I turned engine off (It keeped running).
Stopped in safe area, and waited for people to pick me up.
Oil was every where, premonition were worst, and shit happened. Connecting rod of right cylinder came out to say “hi”.
People in boxes told me that one lap before engine’s wreck, my bike was leaving too much smoke while riding throught principal straight of track.
After motor was opened we can say for sure:
1-Bushing’s teeth are not broken. They are perfect, althought bushings were croocked.
2-Connecting rod was bended, and broken.
3-Two valves were bended.
4-Piston flipped over and got stuck at lower part of cylinder. Luckily outside ring’s working sector.
5-Lower cranckcase was broken.
6-Crankshaft also damaged.
When I asked Kawasaki Argentina for parts needed, They said They have very few parts in stock, and delay would be over three months for parts were needed.
They were not abble to get new crankcase, either.
Looking about cause of faillure, I think connecting rod had some factory crack, that were going worse mile after mile, till it bended and then broke.
If you deeply see into damaged sector of connecting rod, You easily note a polished sector near a cracked other. Tipical appeareance of “fatiga” faillure (again, no idea how You call to “falla por fatiga”.
Well, that is It. I hope reader can understand my text. Ha Ha.
PD. I don't know why You want to live around here, but if I have to choose; I will go for Chile, no doubt on that.
Edit: Bike was OEM. No motor upgrades, no electronics either.