Its very simple . If there is oil on your air filter, you are overfilling the oil.
If your camshafts are wearing out , they are not getting oil. BAD.
Why is your rod bearing NOT wearing out?
You need to make darn sure those oil passages are open or you'll be right back in the shop.
It seems to me that labor should be there exspence as well if the cam wore out due to a hardening error. Thats a defective part, right? Be he same thing if your cooling fan ddnt work because of a improoperly install bearing in the fan motor when assembled I would think.
I have a vn2000 classic 2008 and i'm the first owner. All the maintance is done at a recognized Kawasaki dealer.
After driving it for 25000 km one of the campshafts has totally disapeared. Non of the oil canals was blocked. My dealer says that it is a hardening error.
Kawasaki admits and pays for all the materials but not for the labour.
Than we find out that also the oil pressure was musch to high. As a test we meassured another VN2000 and by this one the oil pressure was to high as well.
We communicated this to Kawasaki Japan and after 7 weeks they gave us the answer that they have doubt about the possibillities this is through and say it must have been a meassurement error of the kawasaki dealer. (He has been a qualifited exclusive Kawasaki dealer for the last 35 years).
When my motor is fixed next week Kawasaki Holland is going to take a new measurement.
My guestion to you all, Does anybody know about any problems with a high oil pressure? Or the combination between broke/disapearing campshafts and a high oil pressure at the vn2000?
I think I'm running in the same problem. Do you have any paperwork from Kawasaki? I would like to use it to get paid for my parts too.
Anything is possible, but I doubt the camshaft issue is related to the high oil pressure. I tend to agree with your dealer that the camshaft is just a bad production product. Maybe hardening. Most likely that is the issue in my opinion.
I have owned a few cars that had "soft cams" and all of the models made that year or sometimes multiple years with that engine had camshafts that had the lobes flatten after so many miles. You just replace it with a new non defective one and the problem is solved.