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post #31 of 288 Old 07-16-2002, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Blitz, that was the reason I originally started this was to get everyone to check their bikes due to how easy this is to overlook until it is to late. Remeber one drop of oil is all I saw drip, but I saw it and knew something was wrong.

There are some guys over at Bikeland having the same problems. I have a picture on the 1st page of this thread that shows the connector. Remove your seat, and it is right there. No need to remove anything but the seat to check the connector. The hardest thing to do was getting the connector apart.

I hope everyone takes this seriously, and if not, ask Mono what can happen. PLEASE CHECK YOURS CLOSELY!!

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I know I must sound like a broken record but I would have never checked the connectors if I hadn't seen oil dripping first. The inside of the connector is where the problem starts. Once the connectors burn and short out, the wires will soon follow and travel down the harness until it's too late...fire, voltage regulator, or ECU damage, and in my case....all the above.

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Exactly Mono, I just have the feeling this problem is more widespread than anyone realizes.....Maybe if I keep this on page 1 at least the zx-12r.org guys will be safe...



I checked an 01 in a parking lot today, it was dry......

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post #34 of 288 Old 07-16-2002, 01:09 PM
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Just checked my 00 model. All good, dry as a bone.

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post #35 of 288 Old 07-16-2002, 01:20 PM
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Smart advice says pull the connection and then check it, correct?

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MWR, I agree, we'll stick this baby up top for awhile until we are all satisfied we know whats going on. No need to keeping TOPping it.



Done.

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Correct, only takes a couple minutes. Take the two 10mm bolts out of your seat and remove the seat.The connector is on the left side and is very easy to reach....



Let's try a pic or two...Boys and Girls that is oil in my electrical connection <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"> <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/eek.gif ALT=":eek">



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Mark-PMB-2002 ZX12R </p>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub56.ezboard.com/umwrzx12.showPublicProfile?language=EN>mwrzx12</A> at: 7/16/02 5:34:03 pm
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Could be my resolution, but in the 2nd pic, is that actually oil in the bottom 1/3 or so of the plug you are holding?

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Blitz I was shocked how much oil was in there. Sorry about the resolution, I tried to get a clear picture, I angled it for the photo and the bottm corner was full, maybe a spoonful????



My wife was there when I pulled the connector apart, and oil went all over my face and shirt, several obscenities later, what you see is what was left, it was full of oil when I pulled it apart<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">





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Shit, that is a serious problem!!!!!!

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Cool, we are gonna work through this one.



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Goodluck Blitz....they told my dealer to silicon the new wire harness at the stator. I was satisfied until someone just mentioned on this thread, about the silicon braking down and falling into the engine. Don't think that would do damage but I don't like the sound of it.

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Damn, I'm just now reading this. I wish I would've got a few pic's of my

connector, it's toasted pretty good. I'll let you guy's know what my local

dealer say's. It might be awhile, there's a ton of bike's in their shop right

now.<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/frown.gif ALT=":(">

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So far the list of people having these issues is:

mwrzx12

EPSTEIN

Mono12r (previously)

Major Konig ZX12R

TENN12

NameChanger - not visible but present in the connector



I just checked mine and there was no oil present in the area or inside the switch.....for now.

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Now we know who the wheelie folks are...<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"> <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"> <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol">



Out of 900 members I suspect the list would be greater if people knew about the prob and where to look.

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