Kawasaki Vn900b6f

Model Vn900b6f made by Kawasaki got 6 consumer complains as well as 2 recalls. Consumer complaints with reference, among others things, to electrical system and engine and engine cooling. There were some recalls concerningelectrical system and fuel system, gasoline.

Model 2006


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
07V215000KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.from 02/07/2006 to 04/18/2006V (Vehicle)590606/19/2007ODIKAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.05/17/200705/21/2007
Defect SummaryCertain motorcycles may stall under deceleration due to an improper setting of the engine control unit (ecu).
Consequence SummaryThis could create the potential for a crash, resulting in injury or death.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the ecu with one that contains revised settings that will address the engine stalling. the recall began on june 19, 2007. owners may contact kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381.
NotesCustomers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration
08V114000KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.from 02/07/2007 to 09/20/2007V (Vehicle)3178903/17/2008MFRKAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.03/11/200803/12/2008
Defect SummaryKawasaki is recalling 31,789 vulcan 900 classic, custom and classic lt models, my 2006 vn900b6f, vn900b6fl, vn900d6f, vn900d6fl, my 2007 vn900b7f, vn900b7fl, vn900c7f, vn900c7fl, vn900d7f, vn900d7fl, my 2008 vn900b8f, vn900b8fl, vn900c8f, vn900d8f and vn900d8fl motorcycles. the fuel hose may not be properly connected to the fuel injector delivery pipe.
Consequence SummaryContinued use of the motorcycle can result in the fuel hose coming off, creasing the possibility of a fuel leak which could result in a fire or explosion.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect the fuel hose connection at the fuel injector and fuel pump and will replace the fuel hose if the joint lock is found to be damaged. the recall began on march 17, 2008. owners may contact kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381.
NotesKawasaki recall no. mc 08-05.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Consumer Complaints

Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
 My motorcycle began to lose battery power in mid-december 2008 and i thought the battery may be failing. i replaced the battery and the motorcycle started easily for about a week and a half. on new year's day i went out to ride and the motorcycle started sluggishly. i got to the first stopping point and it failed to start. i received a jump start and was able to get the motorcycle home. i researched the issue and discovered that on 2006 model kawasaki vulcan 900 classic, the stator has a history of failure. *tr
 The throttle on my 2006 kawasaki 900 motorcycle will periodically stick while in third gear when traveling at speeds above 25 mph. for example, this occurred to me four times in a two hour period on 8/19/2007. this is very typical and has happened to me dozens of times since purchasing this vehicle. this failure is a very disconcerting and potentially dangerous event, particularly on road curves or in congested traffic areas. it is a known issue to the manufacturer as well as the motorcycle community. (for example, numerous instances of this same complaint occur on the following website: http://www.kawasakimotorcycle.org/forum/kawasaki-cruisers/41931-900-throttle-stuck-today.html). to date, however, kawasaki has taken no action to resolve this problem. the dealers will not take action because this is an intermittent problem. further, my particular bike is now out of warranty. *tr updated 02-01-08 *bf updated 02/01/08 *tr
 Premature headlight failure occurred---less than 12 months from original (new) purchase. the physically large headlight housing is attached to the motorcycle frame in only two locations, both on the bottom of the housing. this allows the headlight housing to vibrate significantly from normal road vibration. this vibration is especially noticeable during nighttime operation, so much so that the shaking of the headlight beam itself is very distracting to the rider and could also be considered a safety hazard. since the lamp within the headlight housing also vibrates, this causes very early failure of the lamp filament. also, since the headlight is used in a daytime running light fashion, this is a safety hazard which may not be quickly detected by the owner, especially due to the unusually short lifetime of the headlamp. and of course, a headlight failure during nighttime operation due this excessive vibration would be very dangerous to the operator. the headlight assembly should be designed with additional structural support attachment to the motorcycle frame, so that the assembly will not vibrate and cause premature failure of the lamp filament. *tr
 The engine sometimes stays at speed in 3rd gear at around 40 mph. this happens when speeding up and getting to 40 then letting go of throttle to slow down. it also sometimes happens when entering an exit ramp off the interstate. *ak the quick fix is to pull in on the throttle. also, on two separate cold days, the bike has almost stalled while going up a hill close to my house. i pulled over, shut off the engine, restarted it and everything was fine after that. the bike was warmed up properly and had already traveled about a mile before the events.
 2006 kawasaki vn900b6f with seat sub-frame broke. consumer states that the seat sub-frame broke at a weak point where the tubular metal was stamped flat and curved downward. *kb the consumer stated he noticed the rear fender shaking and moving with an extreme amount of play.
 1. in third gear at 40 mph, the vehicle will maintain speed after releasing the throttle. 2. this has occurred several times a month, maybe 5-6 times a month ever since owing the vehicle. the time before last, i almost ran into a car that was breaking hard in front of me. 3. pulling in on the clutch is the primary way to correct the failure. once i tested it by going up a fairly steep hill. the engine attempted to continue the same throttle amount until the bike slowed to around 15 mph. it then felt like it was going to stall. *tr

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