Kawasaki Kz1100

Model Kz1100 made by Kawasaki got 2 recalls. There were some recalls concerningpower train, wheels.

Model 1981


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
81V119000KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP. V (Vehicle)1467712/01/1981MFRKAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.10/07/198110/13/1981
Defect SummaryThe bolt which secures the drive chain sprocket to the transmission output shaft may loosen during normal operation. if this bolt comes loose, the sprocket may separate from the shaft, resulting in lock-up of rear wheel.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryDealer will ensure that the proper torque (58 ft. lb.) is applied to the bolt and a system of interlocking washers will be installed to prevent the bolt from loosening. this will be done without charge to owner.
NotesVehicle description: motorcycles.system: power train; sprocket bolt.consequences of defect: locking of the rear wheel could occur without priorwarning, possibly causing loss of vehicle control and an accident.note: motorcycle should not be ridden until repairs are completed.
81V140000KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP. V (Vehicle)1197812/01/1981MFRKAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.11/18/198112/01/1981
Defect SummaryThe balance weights which are attached to the front wheel of the motorcycle may cause the front tire to leak air slowly. if the air pressure gets low enough, the tire may shift on the rim and deflate rapidly.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryExisting weights will be replaced with new weights that will not interfere with the sealing properties of the tire.
NotesVehicle description: motorcycles equipped with bridgestone 4-ply ratingtubeless tires, size 3.25v-19 or 3.25h-19 and clip-on balance weights on thefront wheel.system: suspension; wheel balance weights.consequences of defect: rapid air loss may cause loss of control and, possibly,an accident.note: to minimize the chance of an accident prior to correction, make suretires are inflated to the recommended pressure before riding.