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post #1 of 13 Old 08-11-2008, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Over rev or not????

Hey here is a funny question and see if you have any answers...

I have a 07 10R and I take very good care of my baby. Last week at home we got hit with a major down pour of rain. My bike had the cover on it, but to my surprise we got over an inch of rain in 30 minutes. The rain weighed down on my bike cover and some how the water pooled around my gas tank. The following day I went outside to uncover my bike and noticed water all over my bike. As I started to wipe it down, I of course started it to let it warm up. I was not going for a ride, but simply starting the bike. Once I started wiping the bike down, the bike started missing really bad, and sounded terrible and finally died. I immediately noticed the odor of bad fuel coming out the exhaust. I tried to start the bike again but no luck. I immediately opened the fuel port, and noticed water around the neck of the fuel tank opening. My drain hose was not working and I smelled the fuel and it was terrible. I sucked some of the gas out and it was almost all water. I trailered the bike to a Kawi shop and they found over a half gallon of water in the tank. They removed the water from the tank, and replaced the spark plugs. They tried to start the bike and no response. Then they realized they did not drain the fuel pump. Water removed from the fuel pump and then it fired. They called me and told me it ran terrible and sounded like it was knocking. They drained my oil ( just changed two weeks ago K&N oil filter, and Bel Ray Racing Oil $65.00 a gallon). Now the tech says after putting new oil in it, and fresh gas it sounds terrible still. He is saying it sounds like a valve is bad and maybe caused by over rev (MY FAULT). Now I have had the bike for 8 months, and over 4500 miles with no problems. I do not ride wheelies or do stunts. I just ride. This is my 6th zx model bike, and this one is my baby. I know what not to do, but yet he thinks OVER REV. Again no problems until the water got in my tank. They did say that the drain line was clogged with what good question. That also the vent for the gas tank was messed up. Now how in the hell could it be my fault. I always let my bike warm up, and I have never had that bike over 10,000 grand. I have a ZX9R 2003 to ride hard not my 10. I called Kawi and they are saying they will only fix if it appears a factory defect..WOW WHAT GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE....SOMEBODY IS TRYING TO PULL AS FAST ONE..
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Just make sure to remind them that water doesn't compress and could easily cause the damage they are talking about and watch them back peddle
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What a bunch of assholes...this isn't the first time I have heard this kind of BS...sounds to me that is the S.O.P. for this type of thing...they just blame you for whatever is wrong and try to walk away scott free. PURE BS!
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I don't understand how this should be a Kawi issue. I would think it is reasonable to assume that your problem was caused by the water. I don't see how this would be considered a manufacturing problem.

Now if you are saying the dealer caused the damage because of their stupidity, you might have grounds against the dealer. They could of course claim that you caused the damage before you brought the bike to them. Hard for either party to prove.

You might would try the local BBB. If they are a member, they may offer something to try and get you the settle. Beware they may try to split the cost, but jack up the price so you still pay most if not all the cost.

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For stock stuff and getting it warrantied it always comes down to the service people. I have had extremely good luck with the place I bought mine from. I grenaded a motor and they replaced EVERYTHING, and I was not kind to it.
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he had a warranty...if it got water in the tank it is a Kawi issue.


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I have seen a bent rod in a 427 from water in the cylinders. So it is possible, but would almost have to have gotten in through the throttlebodies and not the injectors to cause that kind of damage.

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I posted a thread on here about 3 weeks ago about a messed up fuel tank on my 07 ZX10R that let water get into my fuel. The Kawai shop drained the water and changed the oil and put new plugs in the bike and fixed the fuel tank. The bike ran terrible afterwards. Took the engine out and checked it very good. Sent CAMS to Kawi in California, and no damage found. Dealership told me warranty did not cover this even though not my fault a factory defect on the fuel tank. I was told I had to pay nearly $1000.00 in labor, and plus the parts. I was truly upset, and I made a phone call. Kawi called the dealership since my bike was gone for over a month, and decided to bite the cost. Customer service at Kawi is great...
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good to hear they took care of it
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I posted a thread on here about 3 weeks ago about a messed up fuel tank on my 07 ZX10R that let water get into my fuel. The Kawai shop drained the water and changed the oil and put new plugs in the bike and fixed the fuel tank. The bike ran terrible afterwards. Took the engine out and checked it very good. Sent CAMS to Kawi in California, and no damage found. Dealership told me warranty did not cover this even though not my fault a factory defect on the fuel tank. I was told I had to pay nearly $1000.00 in labor, and plus the parts. I was truly upset, and I made a phone call. Kawi called the dealership since my bike was gone for over a month, and decided to bite the cost. Customer service at Kawi is great...

You are one of the lucky one! Kawi average customer service suck balls big time.
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