Aug. 10, 2012—Kawasaki recalled certain model-year 2011–2012 Ninja ZX-10R motorcycles, because engine oil might leak from the crankcase at the starter mounting point and pool on top of the crankcase. Continued use in this condition can allow oil to spill over onto the rear tire, which increases the risk of a crash.
Affected models include the ZX1000JBF, ZX1000JBFL, ZX1000JCF, ZX1000JCFL, ZX1000KBF, ZX1000KBFL, ZX1000KCF and ZX1000KCFL.
Kawasaki will notify owners, and dealers will remove the starter and seal the crankcase free.
Owners may call Kawasaki at 866/802-9381. Owners also may call National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888/327-4236 or go to safercar.gov.