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Published: June 12, 2013
I bought a brand new 2012 750 Brute Force on 9/7/12. The banjo bolt loosene
I bought a brand new 2012 750 Brute Force on 9/7/12. The banjo bolt loosened up while riding causing brake fluid to empty out and me to lose front brakes keeping me from stopping thus forcing me into the drink. It scares the heck out me that this could have been far worse coming down the side of a steep mountain or not being able to stop for a sharp turn or possible colliding into others. I have been told that this is common for ATVs such as mine to lose their brakes by the dealership. And the dealership says that the Kawasaki Rep feels that banjo bolts can loosen up; its no different than your car... My feeling is that braking components should not loosen up; that could cause death to rider or others while riding the ATV off-roading. And though ATVs and cars have similar braking components, the ATV has a more rugged system for braking because of the off-roading its made for and that my car should not lose brakes either. A banjo bolt on the brake system should only be loosened by a mechanics wrench and not by use. Kawasaki finally paid the claim with the same excuse (Banjo bolts loosen up on their own). My feeling is this machine is dangerous and should be recalled or bought back from the customer. Brake lines should not loosen up at all ... unless worked on.
Published: February 10, 2018
I like the Kawasaki Crotch Rockets and the position in which the body is in
I like the Kawasaki Crotch Rockets and the position in which the body is in with position of motorcycle. Handle bars seem to be in perfect configuration with body form. Makes for the perfect lean unlike other bikes that make it feel as you have wings for arms and wings are spread in full stretch. It looks ugly. Vibration is limited on the style of bike in comparison to others. There should be more space for passenger so ass is not hanging off the back of the bike. There should also be a better place even if small and hidden to pit personal items such as cellular phone or ** or even a snack to eat or my cigarettes. The Kawasaki motor is fun, fast, sexy, memorable, comfortable, good colors. Chose this particular brand over others because it is a favorite. Its young but not a fad as the Harley Davidson brand has become.
Published: April 14, 2016
I have a 2006 Kawasaki Bayou 250. Since the day I got it after only 4 days
I have a 2006 Kawasaki Bayou 250. Since the day I got it after only 4 days of riding it, it started leaking oil and has had a sputter. These are the worst four-wheelers kawasaki has made. I wont be buying anymore atvs from them. I have a 1999 honda 300 fourtrax 4x4 that runs and drives better than kawasaki. The kawasaki also has started acting like if you tried to go fast it wont go but like 20mph. If youre wanting a nice atv I suggest Honda!!!
Published: February 27, 2020
In April of 2019 my husband and I purchased a brand new Kawasaki mule ATV.
In April of 2019 my husband and I purchased a brand new Kawasaki mule ATV. We also had a dump box put on it because we have a boarding facility and we need it to do the work around our farm. In the past 10 months the Kawasaki mule has been in the shop for 5 weeks as of today and we have had no machine which makes our job here hard. We have not gotten any loaner or anything. Its very frustrating because the last time our mule was in the service shop Kawasaki said if we had any more problems they would replace the machine. Today we were informed that they will not be replacing the Kawasaki mule but they will be totally rewiring it. I am not sure if this is going to fix the issue. I really hope it does but they went back on their word and its frustrating because they have offered us an extended warranty for our trouble. Our trouble is that we cannot how are animal droppings out of the barn and get to the manure pile without that machine and it makes life very difficult when you have a bunch of horses that you bored and have to be very manual about doing this. I am frustrated and really do not know what we can do and so I am writing this review because I feel that if a brand new vehicle has been in the shop for a month and a week out of the time that youve had it it needs to be made right and not 10 months down the line. So please do your research before you purchase a mule train vehicle from Kawasaki for I dont feel they are fair to the consumer when they just keep saying, Were going to do this. Were going to do that, and then when they do tell you that theyre going to do something they need to follow through with it. I hope this is helpful and forgive my grammar. Thank you.
Published: February 11, 2018
I love the torque and speed of my Kawasaki. I also love the custom paint jo
I love the torque and speed of my Kawasaki. I also love the custom paint job on my bike. I have a custom purple and pink Kawasaki 2014. I would like them to have a faster torque speed but other than that my Kawasaki is perfectionism at its best. I choose this brand was sleek and just right in size for a female rider. It is smaller bike than I originally plan but it a good bike.
Published: September 1, 2020
Price of this motorcycle was right on target, fit and finish exceptional, p
Price of this motorcycle was right on target, fit and finish exceptional, power you could not ask for any more, more than enough. Best bike I have ever owned. Riding this bike was as easy as any one motorcycle could be. 1st gear through 5th gear each had its own range of perfection. With 155 hp and a speed of 55 you would not need to downshift to pass any traffic you may encounter.
Published: April 4, 2017
I purchased a used teryx 750 4x4 2008 that appeared to be in good condition
I purchased a used teryx 750 4x4 2008 that appeared to be in good condition. Ran fine at first then it began to make drivetrain noise. I figured it was due for a drive belt so I purchased a 97 dollar belt and a 400 dollar clutch rebuild kit. Nothing I did had any effect so I took it to the nearest dealer while it was running and was told it was not worth fixing. Now I am stuck with a 6000 push cart. I have rode and repaired Harley Davidson for 30 years and have never encountered one that is not worth repairing. Beware of these foreign revenge machines as they could care less if you are stuck with a pile of junk. I am disabled and unable to afford anything else so be more vigilant than me and buy new products and do your research on their reliability. I hope I can help others avoid a mistake of this magnitude because I am unable to walk without assistance, thus leaving me unable to keep poachers off my land.
Published: June 19, 2014
We bought a zero turn mower with a Kawasaki motor for 2013 mowing season an
We bought a zero turn mower with a Kawasaki motor for 2013 mowing season and when we were preparing for the 2014 season we discovered three of the bolts to the motor were either broken off or missing. We had a good friend with a Hustler Super Z with a Kawasaki motor that did the same thing. Our local dealer for Gravely (town less than 4,000) said they had had 3 others in the shop for the same thing. We dont know if Kawasaki is using too soft a metal for the bolts or what the problem is, but wish someone would figure it out.
Published: December 22, 2014
2013 kx450f - Problem # 1. Bought at Berts Mega Mall. And took advantage of
2013 kx450f - Problem # 1. Bought at Berts Mega Mall. And took advantage of me on the closing cost (my bad, but still sucks). Dont buy from Berts. JUST DONT. 2. Had to replace fork seals 3 times in last 2 years. I think it is because of the air forks. No idea. 3. Developed flat spots and bent spokes after truing my wheel every other ride (had to replace the wheels 3 months after i bought it). 4. Oil filter cap broke apart inside of housing. Result was buying a aftermarket one. 6 months of purchase 5. Subframe bent after racing and falling (more my problem but still). 6. Chain adjuster bolt froze in swing arm after 1 year of riding. (I aint a goon or squid Ive been racing for a while and probably faster than most, so I know bike maintenance). 7. Bent rear rotor. 8. Bent front rotor. AND NOW MY FAVORITE ** THING! 9. After riding it this weekend!!! I need a new TOP and BOTTOM end... the result SPUN ** MAIN BEARING. Sounds like a power stroke diesel now!!! Suhweet!! 1100 to 1800 dollar job to fix... OH BEST PART is had a 2 year warranty on the engine. Bought the bike in November of 2012. You do the math.. SOL.
Published: March 27, 2018
The bikes are very well manufactured, unique, and high functioning. I like
The bikes are very well manufactured, unique, and high functioning. I like how the color combinations on the bikes are different from others and they are uniquely built. However, I dislike how hard it is to find matching pipes just in case one breaks.
Published: March 25, 2018
Kawasaki has been very satisfactory and I highly recommend it. It helps me
Kawasaki has been very satisfactory and I highly recommend it. It helps me as a means of transportation to get to work. I feel confident because it is an excellent brand for its good response when accelerating and slowing down. I like the power of the engine and its design. It also has good paint, varied models and the tires have a good grip. The motorcycle brake system are very soft and with high safety. But in my opinion the seats are uncomfortable because it needs more blanching and the material they were made are very hot. And the protection of the motorcycle chain should be improved by protection and greater safety.
Published: May 18, 2014
I have always bought large commercial mowers to maintain my home. Never had
I have always bought large commercial mowers to maintain my home. Never had any trouble with any of them. I bought a new bobcat mower in 2012 and it is equipped with the 37hp dfi motor. I have had several issues with the engine not producing the power is should for such a big motor. Engine was serviced 2 times and not even having 49 hrs on the machine. No dealers seem to know how to diagnose or work on the dfi motor. Pulled the mower out this season and cut 4 times with it (4 hours) and all of a sudden motor oil came shooting out of the top side of the engine. Needless to say I shut it down and called the dealer and have it going back in for service. I have read a ton of bad things about the Kawasaki dfi motor. I wish I would have never bought this piece of **. The mower now has 60 hours on it and is nothing short of being a large boat anchor. Have called Kawasaki and they are not helpful at all. I wish the top dog at Kawasaki motors would see this and do the right thing and call me and help me get my machine running. Spending over 11,000 dollars and this thing has had more down time than any other mower I have ever owned. I baby my stuff and is only used to maintain my residence.
Published: May 15, 2017
The ATV is a superbly engineered product, very quiet, provides a smooth rid
The ATV is a superbly engineered product, very quiet, provides a smooth riding experience. I have tried other before and I can say this one is by far the best I have tried yet. It is simple once you get used to it. For example the start and the handling can go rough if do not control it, also it can cause a few minor accidents when youre handling it for the first time. Some users are complaining about leaking oil and motor failing above 50 mph, but this is not my case. The product is fully functional, would buy it again. There are still some rooms for improvement and considering the history of the company, more innovations are on its way.
Published: June 23, 2012
I took it (2012 Kawasaki Teryx4 750) out riding with my kid to a mud festiv
I took it (2012 Kawasaki Teryx4 750) out riding with my kid to a mud festival. My oil light was blinking. I stopped, checked the oil. It was okay. Then, it was time for me to have the 20-hour service on it and have them check why was the oil light coming on and they discovered I had mud in my gas tank. How it got in there, I find now till the dealer said that the o-ring on the fuel pump was put on wrong from Kawasaki. I called warranty to let them know so that they can cover the labor expenses because there were no parts involved and a guy by the name of Tim said to me that they dont build their bike with sand in them. If I wanted a street bike, I would have bought one. This is the reason why I purchased this off road vehicle that was intended for that purpose I was told when I spent $15,000 on it. All Im asking is for them to cover the labor expense of cleaning the gas tank and reinstalling the o-ring correctly.
Published: February 2, 2012
I purchased a 2012 Kawasaki Brute Force. I drove the ATV about three hours
I purchased a 2012 Kawasaki Brute Force. I drove the ATV about three hours and noticed that the four wheel drive light on the dash was blinking. I made a trip to the closest Kawasaki dealer and they said, it was a bad battery, so they replaced it under warranty and all was good. Then I took my ATV home and drove it about 15 minutes. The same light came on once again, the first dealer had the ATV about a week by the way. So, I took it to the dealer where I bought the ATV from and they had it another week and claimed that the battery was bad and the prior dealer had not charged it properly, so another battery and everything was fine. I took the ATV home and guess what, the same thing happened three more times, so I took it back to the same dealer, only to be told that the computer was bad and they replaced it all three times. At that point in time, I had owned the ATV four months and the dealers had it for more than half of that time. This ATV was over $10,000 and this is not what I bargained for . The last time rode my four wheeler, I got it back from the dealer, it has a black box to record the signals going to the computer . So, I took it for a test ride and another problem has occurred and it is back in the shop once again, now for three days and no word on what is going on. I sure would like to have Kawasakis opinion about what is going on and if they can trade me for another ATV or give me my money back so that I could pick a new one out . Thanks for your help.
Published: March 12, 2018
Overall Kawasaki has good performing bikes. Their styling is one of my favo
Overall Kawasaki has good performing bikes. Their styling is one of my favorites and I like the term crotch rocket. Throttle response is also another thing I like about these bikes. Not much out there thats faster. Theyre a real eye catcher out in the street, a bike you see in a group because people like riding together in their Ninjas. I simply love them. The company usually has a fast response time to customer questions and repairs are done right and quickly. However at times theyre a little pricey and I heard repairs are also a little expensive. I would also like more customizable features aka performance parts and maybe cheaper prices overall.
Published: September 6, 2017
I bought a 2013 Kawasaki Tyrex 750 in 2014 as a holdover149442. With about
I bought a 2013 Kawasaki Tyrex 750 in 2014 as a holdover149442. With about 325 miles on the machine it overheated. When I took it into the dealer where I bought it, they said it was due to mud being in the radiator. The heat melted the wire harness and the engine got so hot it melted the dip stick. No worries it was under warranty right. Well now it has about 1300 miles on it and the extended warranty I had expired two months ago. So now a bearing went bad and the exact same dealership (Bangor Motorsports, Bangor Maine) is saying its due to dirt getting into the engine. So now Im stuck with a machine that has had nothing but issues. Oh I did call Kawasaki direct and they say, Sorry, unless its some sort of malfunction we cant help you. Well hello seems like there is a malfunction somewhere. At speeds over 25 mph you cant even talk to the passenger due to the engine noise. I should have sold it when I first had a chance but I would have just stuck somebody else with a piece of junk. I will not be buying another Kawasaki. I love my new Can Am commander.
Published: January 31, 2018
I have a Vulcan motorcycle. I love this brand because they are reasonably p
I have a Vulcan motorcycle. I love this brand because they are reasonably priced compared to Harleys. Harleys I believe are very overpriced. You are just paying for a name. If you ride a Harley you have to be able to want to wrench because they fall apart going down the road. Kawasakis are meant for riders and I love their touring bikes. So comfy and a pretty bike too. This is the second Kawasaki motorcycle I have owned. My son just bought the same year bike as mine, only one size down in ccs.They really hold their value. I chose this brand because years ago when I was looking for a bike to buy, I was looking for one that was slightly used with low miles. I found a Kawasaki Vulcan that had been all chromed out. Very very low miles and not even ready for its first oil change. Guy was selling it because he rode it while he was waiting for his custom bike to be built. I loved it so much that I bought another one when I was done with that one, only newer.
Published: January 17, 2015
I have had 2008 Kawasaki z1000 (10k miles), 2007 zx14 (9k miles - cross cou
I have had 2008 Kawasaki z1000 (10k miles), 2007 zx14 (9k miles - cross country), 2005 z1000 and 2008 zx10r, 2003 Vulcan 1600, and 2008 mean streak. All were excellent bikes except zx10r there were absolutely no issues. Zx10r, had issues with electrical system for which Kawasaki did do recall and issue was fixed.
Published: August 30, 2020
I don’t own a motorcycle personally, but my close friend owns a Kawasaki
I don’t own a motorcycle personally, but my close friend owns a Kawasaki Motorcycle. He has allowed me to ride it a few times. It rides great and has a smooth ride. He bought it secondhand so price wasn’t a factor for him. He has stated that he got it for a great price.
Published: December 27, 2015
I purchased a new mule a few months ago and now have almost 50 hours on it.
I purchased a new mule a few months ago and now have almost 50 hours on it. So far, a superbly engineered product. Very quiet and smooth riding. Excellent ergonomics and comfort. Built extremely well. The ability to convert from 1 row to 2 rows cannot be more simple and makes it so nice to take guests to the lake. My wife and entire family enjoy it and find it extremely useful here on our farm. The peace of mind knowing its reliable and comes with such a great warranty made it an easy decision. Knowing hard working folks in Nebraska built it made it even more enjoyable to drive. Thankful I didnt purchase a CanAm, Polaris, or Arctic Cat, whose reliability and engineering problems never seem to cease.
Published: February 12, 2018
I do all my own maintenance and I like that I can get parts readily almost
I do all my own maintenance and I like that I can get parts readily almost anywhere quickly. I also really like that the price is a whole lot lower than other banks of the same size. The only thing I would change about this brand of motorcycle is the volume of the exhaust. I believe louder exhaust save lives of motorcycle riders and all bikes should be equipped for loud exhaust. But other than that, I have owned my Kawasaki Vulcan 900 for 10 years and have put 30 000 miles on it. I have never had a breakdown while on the road.
Published: June 5, 2014
2005 Kawasaki mule - Gas pedal stuck on factory fastener in floorboard. Veh
2005 Kawasaki mule - Gas pedal stuck on factory fastener in floorboard. Vehicle was out of control, brakes would not stop it. Ran Into tree, threw me off completely into spinning accelerated wheel in gravel, resulting in multiple lacerations, bruises, hematoma.
Published: August 31, 2020
Bought an older one second hand but it runs and rides like a Cadillac. I ha
Bought an older one second hand but it runs and rides like a Cadillac. I had to do some minor work to it but it was because it was being taken to a negligent shop. Most everything is original. Its a Vulcan 800. It has over 55k miles on it. My wife and I can both ride comfortably, weve been from GA to SC and back in one day with no problem. I guess it would be considered a cruiser.
Published: February 13, 2018
Kawasaki Motors make machines that you can explore with and have fun. I lik
Kawasaki Motors make machines that you can explore with and have fun. I like their sportsmanship and quality. They can be driven fast, or slow and they are very competitive with others. I also like the designs that this manufacturer customizes on their motorcycles. Take the ninja. It is a great looking machine with stripes, sporty and all at the same time classy. But I wish they would consider to make motorcycle helmets sold at the same store with the great stripes and colors to match your choice of motorcycle. Other than that, these motorcycles can be handled better and not being so heavy to uphold. You just feel better with better coordination in driving these machines. Plus most have the front windshield that protects you from being hit with rocks, and other road clutter. These motorcycles are greatly made with the customers best interest.
Published: January 30, 2018
When I sat on it I felt that I was formed with the bike. I felt comfortable
When I sat on it I felt that I was formed with the bike. I felt comfortable and like I could handle it better that way. Once the bike got started and warmed up it seemed to be very smooth riding. I like the way I could turn in it and I felt that I was safe. I went over bumps and it didnt feel like I was going to lose control of the bike. It seemed as though at times it was a little jerky. I had a hard time keeping my balance at first. Once I got used to it that seem to subside however and Ive been very happy with this brand of bike. Great bike for a beginner. I also like the looks of the bike. It looked very modern and stylish.
Published: December 4, 2012
I own a 2010 37HP DFI motor on my Bobcat mower. I have had problems with it
I own a 2010 37HP DFI motor on my Bobcat mower. I have had problems with it since the first week I owned it. There have been several recalls and updates. The dealer wants me to pay for the repairs myself because he says Kawasaki won’t pay their warranty claims. The motor has had so many problems and costs me so much time and money that I don’t believe it will ever be right. The value should be around $10,000.00 but because of its problems, I’m only getting offers of around $2,500.00 for it. I feel like everything I have gone through to get it fixed and the fact it does not perform the job it was supposed to do that Kawasaki is committing fraud. I have tried my best to work with them.
Published: March 13, 2018
I have owned many different Kawasaki motorcycles and I can say that every o
I have owned many different Kawasaki motorcycles and I can say that every one that I owned handled like a real champ and Im actually in the market for another special Kawasaki project and once I get it its going to be the nicest machine on the street and I will always keep it that way. I really like their motorcycles because they are really at the top of the game and they handle extremely well. Its the most innovative motorcycle that has ever been made and I feel that there is no comp when it comes to making a bike of this status. The only real deal thing I dislike about these motorcycles is that its very light in the front so if youre not careful you may have a serious injury or if youre not use to riding something with this much power you may want to think again.
Published: April 5, 2017
2016 Kawasaki Teryx - Excess noise, terrible. In the overall questionnaire
2016 Kawasaki Teryx - Excess noise, terrible. In the overall questionnaire that Kawasaki emailed I filled it out with my noise complaint to buy it back. I only had 10 miles on it... Its in camo so I bought it to take hunting and camping. I have had mini bikes, motorcycles, quads and this side by side is too noisy. Looks great, lots of power... Please is there a lemon law? I cant believe the Kawasaki engineers built this to sell. No one ever got back to me....
Published: May 22, 2019
2019 Kawasaki Concours the perfect motorcycle. All around a great motorcycl
2019 Kawasaki Concours the perfect motorcycle. All around a great motorcycle. Low maintenance. Easy to do your own service. Just purchased my 3rd one. I would recommend. Easily do 500 mile days with no problems. I have owned close to 50 motorcycle and purchased 3 Concours 2015, 2018 and 2018. The Harley had to go after 3 weeks!
Published: February 7, 2018
It has always been a reliable bike and for its age it still runs strong. It
It has always been a reliable bike and for its age it still runs strong. It is 175 and the perfect size for my riding needs. It has awesome acceleration and stability control. Plus, the price was right at the time of purchase. However, my particular bike seems to get the carburetor plugged up more often than not and needs a good detailing about once a month. I also dont like the shift pattern, but that may be because my bike is older style from the 80s. Overall it hasnt disappointed yet and would probably buy another Kawasaki.
Published: September 11, 2014
Kawasaki Teryx4 ESP - At any speed other than just crawling the drive-train
Kawasaki Teryx4 ESP - At any speed other than just crawling the drive-train noise is deafening. I and any riders have to wear ear plugs to be in this machine. You cant even hear the engine over the whining coming from the drive train. I had taken it to the dealer where I had bought it and was told that the noise was normal for that machine. It is totally unacceptable and no one in my family wants to ride in it for any period of time. I paid good money for this and it just sits because of the noise.
Published: September 2, 2020
Best bike Ive owned! Smooth transaction and great quality bike. Only changi
Best bike Ive owned! Smooth transaction and great quality bike. Only changing my tires. Its been great and no mechanical problems at all. I go riding with my friends over the weekends and I know I can rely on having a good time and not worrying about any issues.
Published: May 26, 2017
I like that the Kawasaki is well built and easy to control. It doesnt try t
I like that the Kawasaki is well built and easy to control. It doesnt try to kill me like my other ATVs and it doesnt give me any issues with the engine. However, I really hate the color of my Kawasaki, but when Im not being lazy, I can change that myself.
Published: March 22, 2015
Mule FTX LE wheel problem. I got my mule the first day a rock got between t
Mule FTX LE wheel problem. I got my mule the first day a rock got between the aluminum wheel and brake, it hole a hole in the wheel. The dealer said it was the first time they seen this. They covered it under warranty. The third day I road my Mule, it happen to the other side (both back wheels). I hope they cover this too. They will have to change some thing to solve this problem.
Published: August 20, 2014
I have owned three Mules in succession; a circa 1990 2510, a 1996 2510, and
I have owned three Mules in succession; a circa 1990 2510, a 1996 2510, and now have a 2005 3010 with 990 hours. There has been a rust in the gas problem to a greater or lesser extent in all three, but will constrain my comments to the most recent events.As Roye (and others) I first noticed a drop in performance in the form of engine dying and early on, realized it was a fuel starvation problem. After checking the plastic in line fuel filter to make sure it was OK and gently blowing out the fill tube to make sure it was clear, I then consulted the Service manual, which I have purchased with each Mule. While a fuel pump can be the cause, the symptoms were not quite right and the fuel pump checked out OK.I concluded some dirt, etc had gotten into the carb and reluctantly took a long trip with it on a trailer to a dealer. Their solution was to clean the carburetor, flush the fuel system and put in a new fuel pump. That worked for about 30 more hours and then the symptoms returned. After going over everything again that I could myself to no avail, I took it to a local general mechanic repair shop with carb cleaning capability. He cleaned the carb and as a precaution against possible failing of the fuel pump, replaced that spendy little part, as the dealer had.While suspecting the replacement of the fuel pump was overkill again, it should be noted testing the output of the pump is not a clear call either way. To my surprise, however, my mechanic asked, Did you know there is a second very fine mesh cone-shaped fuel filter hidden in the brass inlet fitting on the top of the carburetor? I was shocked as I had taken off the fuel line several times in the course of my investigations looking for such a thing and had not observed the very small annular ring at the very tip of the inlet port. Lo and behold, the very extra fuel filter I had looked for and missed was right there, snuggled inside the inlet fitting!About another thirty more hours of use brought on the symptoms again, but it took me all of two minutes or so to raise the bed, squeeze the little clamp along the fuel hose with my Leatherman tool, twist the fuel hose to break the seal to the brass fitting and remove the hose from the fitting. Then I used the needle nose pliers part of my Leatherman to gently grasp the annular ring of the little filter and ease it out of the brass fitting. Sure enough, it was chocked full of small rust particles. By holding the filter in the air with the large end down over a white paper sack, all of the rust particles tumbled out and were easily seen without even using a fuel varnish remover, etc., I replaced the filter, put everything back together, and the Mule started right off and purred at idle as new.As stated above, the little filter is not only not shown in the 2005 Owners manual, it is not in the 2005 Service Manual. Having extensive engineering/management experience in situations just like this, my conclusion is Kawasaki probably realized early on they had a rusty gas tank problem in some of their units, most likely due to a root cause associated with the coating on the inside of the tank. Since the problem tended to show up after the one year warranty period, they were off the hook except for extended warranties. Someone, somewhere with a bean counter mentality, made the decision to low key the presence of the problem by putting in the very inexpensive band-aid corrective action” of the little filter which even if its presence wasnt known, would get cleaned with the top of the carburetor, by a dealer of repair shop.I have not checked with my dealer to see if a bulletin was ever issued to them by Kawasaki, but plan to before trading up to a newer model. I think they have gone to plastic tanks now. In fairness to Kawasaki, intermittent occurrence of long term rust development in a gas tank is a difficult one to prevent. However, it was frustrating for me to have to find out about the little filter after numerous frustrating hours of usage and purchase of expensive, unneeded fuel pumps. This could have been handled much better and saved customers hundreds if not thousands of hours and dollars, but I suppose the fear of litigation has ruled the day for them. Sad indeed, but I hope this review, even belatedly helps Roye and others on forums which I have just found.
Published: September 14, 2020
At 72 years old I have owned almost every brand out there, including 2 POS
At 72 years old I have owned almost every brand out there, including 2 POS Harleys. Many Hondas and Yamahas, but the 1999 Kawasaki Nomad I bought new has to be the best bike I have ever owned! I pull a trailer when I go on trips, from Florida to Alaska, every state but 3 in the USA, all over Canada and it has never let me down. Usually if the wife can get time off she goes with me, or I will pick her up at an airport to ride with me. It has just over 320, 000 plus miles on it right now and never had a problem with the bike. Naturally parts wear out, thats normal, but as far as being a wonderful bike, I couldnt ask for anything better! I wear out more tires then most people do, but found out a car tire will last 3 times longer on the back then any tire I have ever used. Rain, sleet, snow, and 70 mph cross winds and I still ride! It has more than enough power to pull 2 up with the trailer loaded. Im not one of these weekend riders, I love to ride and will ride as long as I can hold my bike up!
Published: January 28, 2013
I purchased a Kawasaki cordless power tool set that came with 2-21.6V batte
I purchased a Kawasaki cordless power tool set that came with 2-21.6V batteries, a flashlight, circular saw, reciprocal saw and a drill. After approximately two months, it just wouldnt work due to the batteries not taking a charge. I called the company and was told I had to either buy a new set or new batteries. Then I see the recall and I just about gotten rid of the whole set.
Published: March 22, 2018
My experiences with Kawasaki have always been positive. This brand was havi
My experiences with Kawasaki have always been positive. This brand was having an excellent promotion when I wanted to buy a bike and Im really glad I did. I like the fact that Kawasaki is a trusted brand in the industry. It made me feel confident in my purchase decision. The ride is always fun and as long as you keep up with maintenance this girl will last forever. This may sound ridiculous but they should change the color scheme. Kawasaki is a badass brand and its branding needs some updating in my opinion.