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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 04-21-2015, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Voyager down for warranty claim

During a ride last weekend, the engine got noisy. Sounded like a fresh out of the crate bike that has not yet pressured up the hydraulic lash adjusters. The sound did not subside, so ff to the dealer today.

They agreed that it is not right. They did ask me if I had just started the bike up after the winter. I told them that the Voyager is my winter bike.

They will contact Kawasaki sometime this week, and we will see what come of it.

Glad I have other bikes to ride. BTW, somewhere over 50,000 miles on the Voyager.

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Ahh man, hope for a speedy outcome.

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Very curious to hear the outcome.

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I'm curious to know what oil you use.

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And how often changed.


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I'm curious to know what oil you use.
Amsoil and Mobil 1. Amsoil and Kawasaki filters.

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Every 5000 miles.

Are you all trying to figure out whether the oil had anything to do with this or whether your choice of oil and frequency of change will protect you.

Sometimes stuff just happens.

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Amsoil and Mobil 1. Amsoil and Kawasaki filters.
Didn't Racinray have some type of top end failure around 50k on amsoil going the recommended mileage between changes?

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To attribute these things to a specific type/brand of oil and filter is pure speculation, at best, with the low sample size of failures.

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To attribute these things to a specific type/brand of oil and filter is pure speculation, at best, with the low sample size of failures.
Absolutely! Next will be "are you using a k&n air filter that lets more crap in the engine?" "Aftermarket exhaust, intake, fuel programmer?"

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