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post #1 of 18 Old 01-19-2011, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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i have an 08 10r that still has 1.5 years left on warranty. i need to know if this is covered and how to deal with it. i rode sunday, pulled in the clutch to change gears and when i let go and got in the throttle it just spun up(slipping). i noticed that there was still all the slack in the cable at the lever end as if the cable stuck and the clutch never engaged. after dicking with the throttle and shifter for a while ifinally got the clutch to engage,got the bike in gear and rode home without incident. at home i started by inspecting the cable...no problemse. next i took off the clutch cover and saw something i never had before. the first friction plate(closest to me) was partially outside of the clutch basket. as i started to diassemble i realized that between 1/4 and 1/3 of the friction plate was gone! damn... i drop the oil pan(after removing fairings , radiator,exhaust, etc) hoping to find the rest of it. between the pan and the oil screen i found the rest of the friction plate,a small round disc, and what klooked like a tooth. the tooth i noticed came from the front of the basket(it was missing 2). i didnt know where the disc came from. so i went deeper... took of the clutch hub and the basket. the disc was actually the head of one of the pins of the basket assembly. also, when that head broke off it gouged the the motor case adjacent to the back side of the basket(see pic). thus my dilema.is something like this covered? should i put it back together and take?never had to deal with warranty on anything before...what to do??
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take back and have them fix it
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take back and have them fix it
what do u mean take back...i have been riding it for 2 1/2 years. i just want to know if this is covered by warranty, and if so how it should be handled?
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Should be covered but only if dealer does the work. Put it back together and take it to a dealer for warranty.
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Unless you're cool with the service guys at your dealership, they MAY not cover it since you opened it up. Just be prepared. I usually buy my guys a couple pizzas and shoot the shit with them at the end of the day to butter them up when it comes to warranty work. It WORKS!
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Unless you're cool with the service guys at your dealership, they MAY not cover it since you opened it up. Just be prepared. I usually buy my guys a couple pizzas and shoot the shit with them at the end of the day to butter them up when it comes to warranty work. It WORKS!
As neverendingmods said, it may have been covered but now that you decided to open it up, the dealer can charge you for the work. If you look up the terms and conditions of your warranty, it will tell you if it's covered, why try and have somene else look up your terms and conditions.
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If you dont mind me asking, how many miles you have on that motor..
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Looks like a part failure to me. Its not like you burnt up the clutch until the bike won't move and clogged the oil strainer. Does not matter that you "opened it up". Only catch would be if Kawasaki has had failures like this that are deemed to be "abuse". Bring in the bike and parts, and talk with service manager. If he isn't a prick he should be able to call kawasaki and get you an answer without charging you any diagnostic fees.
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If you dont mind me asking, how many miles you have on that motor..
the guage is off the bike now but im pretty sure its only around 9k
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