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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 01:57 PM
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Id say so. Your bike isnt shipped with a wet battery in it, this is done at the dealer during setup. They may have overfilled the battery, or not completely secured the caps... either way, Id think this would fall on Kawi for imporper setup.

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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 02:51 PM
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Rusty Chain

Hi, I have a ninja 2011 650r and my chain is turning orange/getting rusted.
What should I do? I do not have any experience in maintaing a bike and so your advise would help me keep my baby maintained.

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Id say so. Your bike isnt shipped with a wet battery in it, this is done at the dealer during setup. They may have overfilled the battery, or not completely secured the caps... either way, Id think this would fall on Kawi for imporper setup.
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Hi, I have a ninja 2011 650r and my chain is turning orange/getting rusted.
What should I do? I do not have any experience in maintaing a bike and so your advise would help me keep my baby maintained.

Let me know.
You probably just need to clean and lube the chain. Do a search on youtube and you will find many videos showing how to do this. After, be sure to lube the chain every 400 miles per the owners manual. If it is not surface rust and you can't remove with a cleaning, you should look into a new chain and sprockets.
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Well the bike is under full factory warranty so based on that im assuming that this is a pretty straight forward warranty claim and Kawasaki should replace the damaged parts and the battery as well im assuming correct?
Kind of depends. I'm sure the first thing they would want to try is removing the rust if it is just on the surface. I would want them to put some sort of protection in that area after, whether it is new paint/powdercoat. If it comes back, then I would request a replacement part.

Have you determined if your battery is leaking? If so, be sure to use baking soda to neutralize it before cleaning it up.
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Well the bike is under full factory warranty so based on that im assuming that this is a pretty straight forward warranty claim and Kawasaki should replace the damaged parts and the battery as well im assuming correct?
Kind of depends. I'm sure the first thing they would want to try is removing the rust if it is just on the surface. I would want them to put some sort of protection in that area after, whether it is new paint/powdercoat. If it comes back, then I would request a replacement part.

Have you determined if your battery is leaking? If so, be sure to use baking soda to neutralize it before cleaning it up.
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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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After a week at the dealer they have confirmed that there was a charging system failure which then lead to a battery failure. The rust is in fact because the battery acid leaked. Kawasaki is covering this under full warranty and is getting all parts replaced not repaired. Very very happy with the service I have recieved from kawasaki and for them taking full responsibility for the repair.
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I will report back after the work is completed
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