Kawasaki, Ducati recalls

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Get your 2011-2012 ZX-10 checked out at the dealer.
Get your 2011-2012 ZX-10 checked out at the dealer.

Recall #: 2012267 (Kawasaki recall# MC12-06)
Models Involved: 2011-2012 Kawasaki ZX-10R, Kawasaki ZX-10R ABS
Number of Vehicles:
222
Problem: On certain motorcycles, a porous engine crankcase could allow oil to leak from the machined area at the starter mounting point and pool on top of the crankcase. The oil could then spill onto the rear tire, which could cause a crash.
Correction:  Dealers will apply an epoxy sealer to the affected area of the engine crankcase.


Recall #: 2012269
Models Involved: 2012 Ducati Panigale
Number of Vehicles:
169
Problem: On certain motorcycles, the steering damper mounting bolts at the steering head were assembled with an insufficient amount of thread locking compound and could loosen during vehicle operation. Also, due to incorrect assembly tolerance, the steering damper’s uniball bearing could separate. Both these issues would cause the steering damper to become disconnected, causing a crash.
Correction:  Dealers will install a special washer at the steering damper’s mounting point and apply thread locking compound to the mounting bolts and torque to specifications.


Recall #: 2012268
Models Involved: 2012 Ducati Panigale
Number of Vehicles:
169
Problem: On certain motorcycles, in extreme cases, engine heat could cause the exhaust butterfly Bowden cable to melt or burn, which could cause damage or injury.
Correction:  Dealers will replace the cable with an updated design.


Recall #: 2012270
Models Involved: 2012 Ducati Panigale
Number of Vehicles:
169
Problem: On certain motorcycles, the swingarm shaft pivots could loosen from the swingarm, which could cause a loss of control resulting in a crash.
Correction:  Dealers will tighten both swingarm shaft pivots to specifications.


Recall #: 2012271
Models Involved: 2012 Ducati Panigale
Number of Vehicles:
169
Problem: On certain motorcycles, the front master cylinder hose might interfere with the threaded end of the reservoir retaining screw, resulting in damage to the hose. If left unchecked, the damage could cause a brake fluid leak, leading to a front brake system failure, causing a crash.
Correction:  Dealers will install different hardware that will not damage the hose.

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