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  • Sales hold placed on the 2011 Ninja« ZXTM-10R sportbike

    "Apparently under certain conditions there is the possibility of seating problems for the intake valves which is requiring the cams, springs and spring retainers to be replaced. The official release is below.

    Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. today announced that the recent sales hold placed on the 2011 Ninja« ZXTM-10R sportbike is expected to be lifted in late January and that sales of the highly-anticipated unit will resume as normal.
    According to Kawasaki engineers, the proactive sales hold resulted from a finding that indicated possible surging of the intake valve spring when the unit is operated under unique riding conditions, such as on a racetrack. The surge could cause the intake valve to seat improperly, resulting in poor engine performance.
    The camshaft, valve springs, and spring retainers are being replaced to prevent the valves from surging, without affecting engine performance.""
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    I'd forgotten about that Blog. I had it bookmarked, but didn't even think about it. Now that I know... Go to last post

    Is the GAP over?

    cws6fan on 08-07-2010

    Clay - thanks for noticing that - I didn't have enough coffee this morning..

    It cvame the the... Go to last post

    Is the GAP over?

    PJFZ1 on 08-07-2010

    If NC and TN was going to try such a thing, they would have never worked together to open the Gap... Go to last post

    Is the GAP over?

    cws6fan on 08-07-2010

    I don't believe they can keep bikes and sports cars off it, but they can sure make it hard on us. ... Go to last post

    Is the GAP over?

    KevyzToy on 08-07-2010

    Scott - where is that article from? Go to last post

    Is the GAP over?

    PJFZ1 on 08-07-2010
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