Join Date: May 2005
Location: Charleston south carolina
Not a how to but generater failure. pics.
well folks here are the long awated pics
For anyone not familiar with this. this is the early 04 zx-10r generator problem you may have had.... it has been determined here by zx-10r.net that it was only a select few from kawi. this problem has been discussed over and over again. so if your bike sounds like some marbles are in it. here's what went wrong.
The generator has some shim's in it that were wrong and installed apparently in the early months. These shims wear out pretty fast and allow the brushes to rub the sides scorching it and spraying metal in the motor. this metal sludge then gets sprayed into the motor. the motor will most of the time be ok. just needs to be cleaned out. witch is really expensive. so my advice to you would be hit ebay and find a new one. oh witch brings me to my next point. the generator cost $1100 from kawasaki or 1050 from ronayers.com. why do this when you can get a whole motor off ebay for about $1500 or less.... but without further adoo here are the picks. the first are where the generator is mounted
this will show how shit get's in the oil.
I got tiered of buying go fast parts.... So i got a turbo! now i need go slow parts!
If it aint modded it aint yours!