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Mine is a non-ca model. I don't think that has anything to do with it. Called my dealer and they confirmed it and ordered parts.

I saw that Taiwan translation. Wonder if this is actually the same thing and it got screwed in the translation?
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Kawa dealers well aware of cam chain; just take it in and don't bother them; admin will call you when it's ready.
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Here is the deal, straight from the horses mouth. TLDR? It is not a "RECALL" hence why that "useless" official recall site made and maintained by Kawi was "useless".


Thank you for contacting Kawasaki. The bulletin that you are referring to
is a Factory Authorized Repair (FAR) MC 17-01. These types of bulletins is
for repairs that are done on an as needed basis. No notifications are sent
out to owners, dealers are made aware of the repair for the event that a
unit is brought into their shop with the specific issue
. Our website only
shows recall bulletins
to consumers.

Your ZX-10R is eligible for replacement of the cam chain tensioner under
this bulletin if it is experiencing an abnormal noise condition. Please
contact your nearest authorized Kawasaki dealership for assistance if you
are having this concern.



Nate DePauw
Supervisor, Customer Services
Customer & Technical Support

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
26972 Burbank, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610-2506
t 949.716.0164 | f 949.460.5629

Is your CCT noisy? No, don't worry about it, no need to change it. And changing it out simply because there is an advisory isn't going to make things better/worse If so and you do have abnormal chain slap/noise? Then bring it in and the dealership should cover it if they diagnose it as such.
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So no tranny recall?

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I also have the 2016 zx10r. I had mine serviced and replaced under warranty in October 2017. The Cam Chain Tensioner is NOT a recall, it is service bulletin. Meaning, if you think there is a problem with your cam chain tensioner where it is chattery and clanking and you bring it to a Kawi dealer and complain, they have to listen to it to verify if they hear a metallic noise as well. If verified they will do the tensioner as a warranty job. I work for a car dealership and we have this all the time.. if enough complaints the vehicle make company (ie. GM) will then make a service bulletin, but not enough to issue a recall. I was told they have a newer version tensioner that goes into our bikes when replaced. I have the old one the dealer gave me as a souvenir and saw the updated tensioner, minor differences.
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Yeah, mine has the deal for the chain tensioner too. Dealer says it's there. No word on the gearbox yet. Both dealers I work with have no record of it yet

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That's weird. I thought ALL 2016s were CA models.
EDIT: Just checked and so far my '16 ZX10R doesn't have a recall on it but I also checked my '17 1290 Super Duke and it does have a recall for it. I assume for the Brembo master cylinder.


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Actually to answer my own question, and sorry for the side track but I thought when you guys were mentioning CA modules you meant California model (and I think you probably did). However, in the manual CA model is Canada, CAL is Califorina, US is everywhere in United States except California and there are also other models, AU, DE, EUR, MY, etc.

However, I did know that there really was no difference in the GEN 5s sold in California vs the rest of the states because unlike on the GEN 4, the GEN 5 had all of the emissions stuff on at least all of the North American sold bikes, at least it makes no mention of any differences that I can find in the GEN 5 service manual, unlike in the GEN 4 service manual which lists many differences in the fuel/emissions system. Looking through the service manual I *believe* there is only 1 difference between a "CAL" model and a "US" model, and that is the ECU. However, I live in Illinois and I have a "CAL" ECU part number in my bike (1128).

Here's the list of models from the GEN 5 service manual:

Here is the ECU code list from the GEN5 service manual:

And to make things even MORE confusing the part number label for the 1128 ECU appears to list the 1128 ECU as the "CA" ECU when 1128 in the service manual is listed as the "CAL" ECU, "CA" is 1129. Holy moly!

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