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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-09-2016, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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My KAMS shroud fell off!! Warning to others!!

My KAMS shroud fell off!! Warning to others!!
Recently I was on a 2,000-mile trip and on the first day I felt something hit my leg. I thought maybe it was a bug or something. At my next rest stop I noticed the shroud was gone.
I bought one, including the crews, from Parts Bandits for around 50 bucks.
I thought about making a warranty claim to Kawasaki but thought they would deny it. I figured it was a fluke and I was the only one until I came back from the trip and found a thread with a similar complaint on the Vulcan Bagger website.
I have a 2014 Voyager and it took 12,000 miles for that part to fall off. However, I will check the screws every 1 K miles from now on
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So, did the screws come out, or did the shroud disintegrate?

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Mine were a little loose not bad though. Only thing I've found overly loose (so far) was the speaker grill fasteners.
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So, did the screws come out, or did the shroud disintegrate?
The two bottom screws are hidden so you would never know if they were gone. I am assuming the screws worked themselves loose from vibrations over time and when the last one was gone, there went the cover.

D-Dub.....thanks for that info. I will be making periodic checks on a lot more parts from now on.
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I had mine fall off - it ended up in a small median between (city streets) so I was able to park and walk back to pick it up. I had to buy the screws

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My fell off allso, after 2000km, bought new, install with spring washers, no problems anymore

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Lost the two lower screws on mine also, the top ones were loose but luckily noticed it before I list the cover. Didn't even think about this being warranty. Ordered new screws and applied blue loctite to all and replaced.
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What is a "KAMS Shroud" ?
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What is a "KAMS Shroud" ?
A cover to the " Kawasaki Air Management System" or " KAMS".

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Lost the two lower screws on mine also, the top ones were loose but luckily noticed it before I list the cover. Didn't even think about this being warranty. Ordered new screws and applied blue loctite to all and replaced.
Loctite can cause issues with the plastic, there have been reports it becomes brittle and crumbles away. I don't recall anyone reporting that happen with the KAMS shroud exactly, but it certainly has happened with the trunk and saddlebags. I'm not sure I'd take that chance.

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