I Just bought someone elses' headache
I just bought my first 10r. I upgraded from my zx-6r, and I have run into a few problems along the way.
I bought the bike w/o having it checked out by a Kawi dealership. If I had before I never would have bought this one. It is a 2004 with 27,000 miles on it. It has the FI light on, and it needs a few parts. So far the total at the dealership is almost a grand. I had them order in new rear cowling, I got the integrated rear light, and license plate. THe previous owner did a rear eliminator kit, but did not put on license plate holder, and actually zip tied it horizontally under the fender. As well as no rear turn signals. The rear cowling was cracking where the bolts hold it in place, and it had been painted so I just had them change it out. I changed the oil on day 1 of ownership and it looked clean.
But here id the problem. The previous owner took out an electric motor that sits below the rear seat, and the "cable" or electrical lines which is causing the FI light to come on. I had the dealer order those as well. The electric motor and one cable are on their way to the dealer. However one of the cables is on backorder til 11/10. With that being the case, it makes the ecu think something is wrong with the motor, and will not allow the rpm's to get over 8000. Not that I ever go over that, but thats not the point. Does anyone have a clue where I may find this cable?
Now for the second part of the equation. The frame right under the gas tank has a crack in it. It's about 3/4 of an inch long and runs in a "u" shape to the inside of the frame. The dealer says that I should get that fixed asap. But I can not afford to do that right now. How long can I ride it while still being "safe"? I am using this prety much for getting to and from work. A total of 40 miles a day, and no wheelieing (which is what the mechanic says caused the crack in the first place)
Thanks in advance,