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Offline chucksklrst

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Re: Two down one to go
Reply #10 on: November 22, 2019, 01:23:45 AM
*Originally Posted by stillsteamn [+]
Looks like you were riding on the wrong (left) side of the street? That is if you hit that concrete edge. Or in a parking lot?

Turing in to a parking lot.
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Re: Two down one to go
Reply #11 on: November 22, 2019, 02:09:59 AM
I'm leaning towards getting kawasaki to recall and replace the front wheels,,, This isn't the 1st one mentioned on here recently.  I'd get the dealer to submit it for warranty, then if that doesn't fly, NHTSA safety recall?  Destroy a wheel on essentially a low speed bump? What if you hit a hole like that at higher speeds?
Couldn't hurt to file a complaint...    https://www.nhtsa.gov/

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Re: Two down one to go
Reply #12 on: November 22, 2019, 10:00:45 AM
*Originally Posted by 9094 [+]
I'm leaning towards getting kawasaki to recall and replace the front wheels,,, This isn't the 1st one mentioned on here recently.  I'd get the dealer to submit it for warranty, then if that doesn't fly, NHTSA safety recall?  Destroy a wheel on essentially a low speed bump? What if you hit a hole like that at higher speeds?
Couldn't hurt to file a complaint...    https://www.nhtsa.gov/

Really ?

I think Kawasaki will view that as unintentional owner inflicted damage, not as a demonstration of weakness in their products wheels,

It may have been that the degree of  damage was caused because the bike was travelling relatively slowly 
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Re: Two down one to go
Reply #13 on: November 23, 2019, 03:32:51 AM
*Originally Posted by 9094 [+]
Destroy a wheel on essentially a low speed bump? What if you hit a hole like that at higher speeds?
Couldn't hurt to file a complaint...    https://www.nhtsa.gov/





 :033: well have to say , thats some bump going by the pics posted especially the sharp edge of concrete
...high or low speed ............................. :031:
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Re: Two down one to go
Reply #14 on: December 11, 2019, 04:54:33 AM
Just an up date on this  thread. Finally got my parts in for the front forks on my FJR and a couple of weeks ago reassembled and installed the the forks. Bike rides real nice now and most important does not leak fork oil.

Second my insurance company paid me for the bent wheel on my Versys 1000 LT SE plus some. Wheel, axle and tire. I took the wheel down to Woody's Wheel Works here in Denver  (  https://woodyswheelworks.com/  ) They were able to straighten the wheel for a very reasonable price in about two day turn around.  on inspection cannot even see where the bend was and bike ride perfect. Tire was fine and axle was fine. No issues.  The insurance company cut me the check as there was no lean on the bike.  All three bike are back on the road and running great. As a side note I also just had a custom seat built for my little X300 Versys from a small builder in Fort Collins, Colorado. about 70 miles north from me.
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Re: Two down one to go
Reply #15 on: December 11, 2019, 07:59:00 AM
Glad to hear you are back on the road now that Winter is here   :43:

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Re: Two down one to go
Reply #16 on: December 11, 2019, 11:12:23 AM
Nice one Chuck, the fleet is now ready to Rock & Roll    :008:     
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Re: Two down one to go
Reply #17 on: December 11, 2019, 02:12:48 PM
*Originally Posted by TallyRex [+]
Glad to hear you are back on the road now that Winter is here   :43:

Here on the Front Range in Colorado, I can ride mostly year around. There will be a couple weeks at a time when there is no riding . IE. snow and ice on the roads, and in front of my garage. Just don't try and ride in the High Country. I have my Summer routes, west of the City and I have my winter routes east of Denver. A good set of electric gear and all is good. :152:
Last Edit: December 11, 2019, 02:15:35 PM by chucksklrst
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