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post #76 of 288 Old 07-19-2002, 03:32 AM
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Another thought. Just spoke to a friend about this and he said that some rectifiers and generators have a cooling oil sealed inside them. Could the oil be coming from the rectifier???



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Hey all.....Just got back from vaca ...and while I was away ....I checked my plugs.......Wanna Talk about oil???,....Ok 1st off its definitely motor oil.......second I just recieved my parts cd from otis ...THANKS BRO!!!....and through looking at it it appears that there is a grommet from the stator to the loom.and an additional plug so this oil has traveled past one plug and up to the next ... .......IMHO it would be foolish to just remove the plug/connector ...yes your will no longer drip oil......but if anyone has noticed or read...there are 2 plugs ...and 2 sides of voltage/resisitance....The smaller plug/oil side...is the high side ....and if anyone has ever touched the rectifier after running the machine for a few minutes they would notice it gets quite warm......Heat anyone???? I have spoke to my dealer as well as three others and the general consensus is that I am retard.(no comments from the peanut gallery please.......I will be showing him this and will let everyone know the outcome....So far the best solution sounds like teh silicone idea........Brian...OH YEAH....NO Wheelies here...not a one!

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...sounds like you guys need to be doing more wheelies!!! :-D lol! :-D





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I have just forwarding a link to this thread to one of the main people working for Canada Kawasaki, hopefully we can get some answers or at least notify someone that can identify what is going on. If anyone has an email for someone high up with U.S.A Kawasaki please forward it to me.





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Ok guys, Jolt called me a bit ago and told me to check my connectors for this "oil" for he had alot in his. I pulled my seat off and checked the connectors for the oil and I did have a little bit, NOTHING like what is in the pics by mwrzx12 but enough to know it was motor oil. I could even smell the exhaust/gas mixture in it....(no mods to bike other than stock can mod and cat removal, plus K&N's) So after I noticed this I imediatley called the dealer, talked to a service guy that had never heard of this before, told me he WILL be looking into this and gave me a phone number to Kawasaki ( 949-460-5688 ) I did call Kawi. and talked to a customer tech about this and he was very cool about it all, I mentioned this website and he wanted the addy for this site. He said this post will be looked at, took my name and vin number from the bike . So guys this may take alot of phone calls but get em in so they can fix this problem !!!

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and the last digit to the phone # is????....I am going to my dealer on tues and he said he will replace the harness silicone up the grommet and have a kawi rep notified of the problem....Unfortunately looks like I might be without my steed for a while........Hmmmmm wonder if the zx-11 will feel half as good???....Brian

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I checked mine today and it's dry as a bone, I didn't take the connectors apart though, should I ? 2002 alittle over 2000MI, afew power wheelies in first gear nothing straight up.

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Take them off ......Check it throughly ......Dont Cheat! Your only cheating yourself...Brian

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Thanks Brian! will do!

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d dubsred, you have to take your seat off and pull those connectors apart, it will take you less than 5 minutes to check



I had that feeling I get sometimes about things, when I saw that drop of oil from my rear cowl I had that feeling.......



and now my worse fear is being realized about this, which is most people did not even know it was happening, I am feeling better about it knowing that we together can make a difference, and get this problem fixed.....

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Hey Mark, has the dealer said anything about this since its in the shop now? man with all this crap goin on your not lookin at busas are you?LOL! and yes I will be pullin the connectors,had the seat off today(still off) Thanks man without this site alot of us would be ridin blind!!!

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I did not bring it up yet, but I would bet just about anything they have not heard anything about it...........



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Just checked my 02 PMB has 2000+ mile's dry. I checked it once as was reading the post and as I read more I checked it twice,



This is strange as hell. I doubt very much, That much oil can travel in between insulation and wire's. That would knock my sock's off, It would seem to have to travel on the extorior of wire. To plug. And That would be possible. Even if it travel's up. As it would have to.



G Force's would enable oil to be propelled along wire on hard acceleration. And With the foam being wet. That sound's very likely.



This would not effect drag racer's. because oil would drip to floor before next run, on/off on/off, It seem's to me it's the guy's here that put extended hour's in the seat. I doubt wheelie's is the cause or effect.



Extended hour's in seat would give oil the path and allow it time to get to connector before dripping back down to stator.



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And to add a note on the fix guy's,



I would heat shrink wrap each wire seperate and then heat shrink the bundle together, If it were mine. And I'd do the same at stator. This would block it at it's exit to wire.

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I just checked mine and found no traces of oil on the wire, the plugs or on the foam or plastic.

Just lucky I guess.



For the record, I only run my oil to 1/2 level of the sight glass, I've had Synthetic since the 2000 mile mark and now have about 9200 miles.



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