Model Vn1700baf made by Kawasaki got 18 consumer complains. Consumer complaints with reference, among others things, to engine and engine cooling, steering.
|Fail date||miles||occurences||Purchase date|
|ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING|
|2010 kawasaki 1700 voyager abs. the engine intermittently stalls when clutch is disengaged while coming up to stop sign or stop light. this stalling usually occurs within 5 minutes of starting motorcycle, however it has also happened at normal operating temperature. the starter needs to be used to restart motorcycle after stalling. this is a safety issue as a stalled motorcycle leaves the rider vulnerable to other vehicles on the road. this is a very well documented issue among riders of this motorcycle and kawasaki has been contacted. there is yet to be a fix to the problem. the cooling system on this motorcycle is also undersized, causing the motorcycle to run extremely hot and cause fatigue and uncomfortable riding conditions for the rider and passenger. kawasaki states this is normal engine operation.|
|2010 kawasaki vulcan voyager 1700 abs. the motorcycle intermittently stalls while slowing down, example pulling in the clutch while approaching a stop sign the engine will stall.|
|ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE|
|2010 kawasaki vulcan voyager 1700 abs. the motorcycle intermittently stalls while slowing down, example pulling in the clutch while approaching a stop sign the engine will stall. this happens primarily within about the first 5 minutes of starting the engine, but has also happen when the engine is at normal operating temperatures. the motorcycle will generally restart as soon as the clutch is let back out however if speed is to slow use of the starter is necessary to restart the motorcycle. the motorcycle has been in the shop several times and has had several ecus (computer) in it. kawasaki had a factory service representative perform diagnostics and computer swaps, however, the problem has not been remedied. this stalling issue is a major safety issue as stalling during slow speed operation of a motorcycle leaves the operator very vulnerable to other traffic as well as motorcycle instability. a number of forums on the internet have also described this problem, see below. http://motorcycles.about.com/od/kawasaki/fr/2010-kawasaki-vulcan-1700-voyager-abs-review.htm http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8811 http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=2b454f52f4bf10b370ead813f45b8a0c&t=8811&page=2 http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=69258 http://www.smartcycleshopper.com/motorcycle-reviews/2010-kawasaki-voyager-1700/ http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=65025 http://www.kawasakimotorcycle.org/forum/kawasaki-touring-sport-touring/126297-engine-turning-off-itself.html http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=66210 it appears kawasaki has an ecu computer / program problem that they are not willing to admit to and/or trying to rectify in a timely manner.|
|Left front handlebar clamp/riser cracked while riding motorcycle on freeway.|