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actually I was trying to edit my half brain response...lol.....If you fill the wire insulation with silicone you then "cap off the leak".....My concern is the silicone working its way lose in your engine case and then ultimately clogging up something else......Who Knows if oil can get in connectors on this machine....anything is possible.......Brian

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If this is that big an issue -- might be something Kawasaki shoul be handling as a recall or under warranty. This is the type of things that you have no control over and it could easily leave you stranded.



I hope there is no fire risk here? Oil and electricity? not likely but any opinions are welcome?

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T, I'm sure they would cover it under warranty. My main concern was this was happening on more 12's and not being noticed. I think the most serious thing that could happen would be shorting out the wiring.......

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About the oil and fire/electrical.....damn right it can burn and burn quick. My bike was real close to catching on fire. After looking at the wiring harness and connectors, I don't know why the bike didn't burn to the ground.

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I wondered what the hell that crap was. Had that stuff smokin once, (coming from underneath the seat).



Only way I could pull the connectors apart was with a knife.



Smells like wet cigarette butts.



So guess it aint chain lube.

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I'll try this pic again....





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OK, that pic worked. That connector was full of oil<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/eek.gif ALT=":eek"> <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/eek.gif ALT=":eek">

Cleaned it all out, and tried to seal at that end....

But I had other problems on Sunday.........

See other thread....

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I suggest everyone take a look at their bikes. It's a very simple fix, but if it is neglected or not cought in time, fire could result.

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I agree with Mono. I was very surprised to find that connector was full of oil... I have a pic but for some reason I can't get it to post. Anyways, it was a mess...........

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I wish I had pics of mine when it was all a melted gob of shit. I might see if the dealer still has the parts. It was hard to believe the bike didn't catch on fire. Electrical fires are hard to put out too.

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yeah, you got me thinking when you said yours melted,

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I just checked mine on the outside, and its clean as a bone. 5500 miles but no moon shot wheelies either.



I just had the tail off last Saturday and would prefer not to have to do it again. If the problem is occurring, do you actually have to pull the connector to be sure, or will the oil film be present in the area, or do we just not know for sure at this point?



If this is happening, and they know about it, then Kawasaki better send out recall number four.

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Has everyone checked their tail for this problem with oil in the tail connectors?



I have followed mwzx12's thread and told EPSTEIN about it. I just got a call from him and it seems he is having the same problems, and one of the wires has cooked itself and split.



Please reply to this if you are experiencing the same problems - you may be at risk of an electrical fire at worst and stranded on the roadside at least!!!



I will be going out shortly to check my connectors for this oil leak and post my findings.



We may have to address Kawasaki on this if there are enough of us riding around with this problem.

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Hell yeah. There oil all over mine. Mine has also cooked itself.

It was getting so hot we had to unplug one of the wire's. I'm

taking my bike to the shop this evening so they can check it out.



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So am I correct that the suspicion is that the oil is traveling inside the insulation, from the stator to the rear plug harness?



Man, that ain't good if thats whats happening...

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Oop's. The above post by "Her R6" is mine.

Stupid hurts.



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Never mind, I found mdw's post on page 2. Its all explained there.



Can we discuss there so we don't have two same subject threads going?

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I checked mine, no oil leak at 2,600 miles. I run it like a raped ape...but no wheelies, no synth oil (which trys like hell to find a way to seep out of engines) and mine 'was' over-filled (by the sight glass).



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