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Motorcycle Recall - Kawasaki

NHTSA Campaign ID:  06V130000
Component:  Steering: Wheel and Handle Bar
Manufacturer:  Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
Recall Date: 04/19/2006
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6746
Defect Summary:
On certain motorcycles, the bolt that attaches the steering damper body to the frame bracket may not have been tightened sufficiently during vehicle assembly.
Consequence Summary:
If the bolt loosens and backs out completely, the steering damper could inhibit free movement of the steering assembly causing a loss of steering control. This could increase the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
Dealers will tighten the steering damper bolt to the proper torque and inspect the damper movement. The recall is expected to begin on May 1, 2006. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381.

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