My thread on what I did with video and pictures.So my 2011 Voyager with only 4500 miles on her has side covers that are tarnishing already. Anyone think Kawasaki will honor the extended warranty on something like this? And if they do, is there any way to prevent it from happening again?
Perfect. Thanks for sharing.My thread on what I did with video and pictures.
Still planning on doing a custom derby cover in future. Might go route of a H-D derby cover that has iron cross deisgn (as it can be put on upside down) and still look even. The 4-5 hole pattern I could use spikes to fill holes for custom look, and drill out the hole pattern that I need to install on the clutch cover.
I found some online shops that do custom derby covers. Also in 3D design. Most show derby covers that were made for H-D's, with the 5 bolt and 3 bolt pattern.Perfect. Thanks for sharing.
Good to know.Rode over to my closest Kawai dealer this morning (18 miles). Not my favorite, just the closest.
Walked up to the kid behind the service counter and said:
"Apparently Kawasaki is replacing all the engine/air cleaner decals because the original venders decals are inferior. The plastic covering is wrong and the heat of the engine riuins them, plus they weren't UV protected either causing them to fade. For the 2009 - 2013 Voyagers....
There is no recall, you have to call Kawasaki to get them changed"
He goes, OK, let me check. I gave him my Vin number and went out onto the floor and looked at the new Vaquero that is day glo orange.
I walked back to his counter and he said there is no recall on them. To which I sad:
"That is probably why you need to call them to have it done because there is no recall as of yet"..
He goes, I guess I will call them....
So I go back to the floor and was looking at a Vulcan 900 trike they had on the floor. A couple minutes later he walks up and says "Kawasaki says to replace all of them no questions asked"...
New decals on order.....
I would have told him to go call his regional manager. Thats what my dealer did... he should have done that while you were standing there..... or ask for the regional techs number.....The service manager took a pic of my covers and said that he would talk to his regional manager and let me know.
Yes it does hold up well. I thought engine heat at first might ruin it over time, but it seems to hold up nice. Also I run mobile one v twin full syn 20W50 oil, so can't tell you how it would hold up with regular 10W40 oil. I'm able to touch the clutch cover and mufflers quick without getting any burn or sense of me feel like I will get burned, unlike when I ran 10W40 and if I touched the mufflers I would get a burn instantly. Also run engine ice coolant as well so with my current set up choice everything is working out for me.Kaz71.....
Is that skull decal holding up?
I had been thinking of taking all the decal covers off and replacing with some of the metal emblems I have laying around. (Retired Air Force, Masonic, Blue Knights. Patriot Guard) I did that with the wife's Yamaha with Rainbow Girl metal emblems. When she was part of that organization. (me too for that matter)
Was in an accident a few years back and had to replace the entire right case. Opted not to replace the decal/plate though and personally I think it looks better without it.So my 2011 Voyager with only 4500 miles on her has side covers that are tarnishing already. Anyone think Kawasaki will honor the extended warranty on something like this? And if they do, is there any way to prevent it from happening again?