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Recall for 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
A recall has been issued on the 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R due to a problem with the wiring harness.
According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a portion of the wiring harness on some 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R models may get pinched between the subframe and the rear fender, or between the subframe and the bolt holding the seat cover. This may result in damage to the harness and wiring, potentially resulting in a short in the electrical system, which could cause the engine to suddenly stop.
The problem was first discovered during endurance testing for the 2012 edition of the ZX-10R after a test unit had a blown fuse, stopping the engine. A boss added to the rear fender on 2011 models reduced the space where the wire harness is routed, increasing the risk of it being pinched.
Kawasaki dealers will inspect the wiring harness on 2011 ZX-10R models and repair them if necessary, and reroute the main harness. The recall campaign affects 2,560 units including both ABS and non-ABS versions of the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R.
[Source: NHTSA, Campaign ID# 11V363000]