WASHINGTON, DC – Kawasaki is recalling ZR900AH, ZR900BH and ZR900BJ motorcycles from the 2017-18 model years to repair the rear shock absorber. According to Kawasaki, 2,383 vehicles are involved, and all have the defect.
The tie-rod frame mount holes on the rear shock can become elongated if the rear shock absorber bottoms out. This condition would affect the operation of the rear shock, Kawasaki told NHTSA.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries identified the defect after receiving field claims from Europe and Thailand. No field claims have been received so far from the U.S. market, the company noted.
Dealers are asked to inspect the tie-rod mounting hole, then replace the bracket or frame, depending on the extent of elongation of the tie-rod mounting hole. Kawasaki is notifying owners.
NHTSA’s campaign number is 17V703000. Transport Canada’s campaign number is 2017537; 446 units are affected there.