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post #1 of 26 Old 05-19-2014, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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2014 zx-10r clutch

i bought a 2014 z1000 abs brand new . i rode it for about a month or 300 miles before i decided i wanted a super sport so i traded it in and i purchased a brand new 2014 zx-10r . i had the bike for a day and a half i put just over 50 miles on it and it stop working . i gave it gas and it wouldn't move temp was over 250 . i had it towed back to the store where first they said oh its just an adjustment then they came out and said the clutch is burnt out . how is a brand new bikes clutch burned out in 1 day ? i rode zx10 no different then the way i rode the z1000 for over a month . i was waiting for my title to come in the mail for the z1000 so i can have my tags switched over so i was waiting until then to buy the stores warranty .their saying they have to call kawasaki to see if they will cover it because the clutch isn't cover under factory warranty . i'm saying it had to be defective or something
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Ugh sounds like a headache. Sorry to hear about that.

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temp over 250? wow that bike is fried. must be a lemon
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The clutch is usually considered a wear item and is generally subject to warranty exclusions. Same goes with the brake pads and such. But after that short amount of time, your dealer should very well be taking up for you and pushing it through corporate.

But something else is fishy with this, because a clutch failure wouldn't cause a spike in temp like that of for it to quit working. So you've left something out of your description of the failure or the dealer is trying to snowball you on what's wrong.

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Fortunately this happened to you, because if it happened to me I'd be in a cell for a very long time.

50 miles, fried clutch, temp at 250......... New bike. They shouldn't even fight it if you ask me.
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thanks for all of your comments . the dealer was closed today so hopefully tomorrow i get some good news
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post #7 of 26 Old 05-19-2014, 07:49 PM
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Bottom line its a manufacture problem. Dude you can dump the clutch at 7k in 100 weather multiple times in a row without issue. Not saying. I would or to do that just an example. Just say you'll show up with your lawyer and there response will change quickly.

I remember getting new brake pads and rotors on my 07 Sti with just under 30k. If they were below spec before 30k the dealer would replace one time as a good gesture. They hated it , but they did it lol. BTW they where brembo rotors and pads, stock over $800 worth of parts. I'm pretty dam sure somewhere in the warranty clause there's a section that states if issue is "manufacture defect" common 50mi. That's not even a tank of gas. And theoreticly should have been on break in period anyways. Sooooo uuhhh yeah, get that shit fixed without a doubt. Don't eat the bullshit they feed you because there will be a lot. Ask to speak to their Kawasaki america rep, and say their being rude and you want a full refund. Shit will get handled fast.
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I for sure wouldn't entertain any offer other than full warranty replacement. 50 miles is bullshit. Not sure what the deal is with the temp rising though. That's kinda weird, not sure if they would be connected. Anyhow, make sure they take care of you, and if they feed you any lines of shit, call corporate.

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That is clearly a faulty product hence it should be replaced, no clutch should be shot after 50 miles. Make sure you know your rights if they stuff you around. You would have to be doing drag starts to stuff the clutch up within the first 1000 miles. Probably got a clutch with the lubrication not done properly there have been a few on here with clutch issues.

I would be asking for a new bike as in the first 1000km (not sure what service interval in the USA is) thats when the most wear is occurring in the engine, that temp is to high and may have damaged the engine. In the Australian manual 115c (239F) is the cut off, 120c+ (248F) states significant engine wear will occur.

I would use the manual to your advantage ;)
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