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Motorcycle Recall - Kawasaki

NHTSA Campaign ID:  07V235000
Component:  Suspension: Rear: Shock Absorber
Manufacturer:  Kawasaki Motors CORP., U.S.A.
Recall Date: 06/01/2007
Potential Number of Units Affected: 155
Defect Summary:
On certain motorcycles, the top mount for the single rear shock is spot welded in position during frame manufacture, then is supposed to be completely welded to the frame in a subsequent operation. In a small number of frames, it appears this subsequent welding operation was not performed.
Consequence Summary:
The welding may become loose while the motorcycle is in motion increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
Any motorcycle found to contain this defect will be replaced by Kawasaki. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381.

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