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08-24-2009 02:11 PM
636Sinner Sorry man, and im not a mechanic but id think something was wrong with the idle mixture maybe or throttle position sensor..oh you said all sensor are good. Well damn, sure sounds like something electrical which makes it even worse. Maybe Kawi can work out something for you. I do feel your pain though, ive dealt with similar stuff on another bike.
08-23-2009 11:23 AM
vikes1961 Thanks again, I don't have a power commander installed and I kind of wanted to leave the bike stock, but who knows if that is the only chance at a fix the option will be there. I just can't believe Kaw would have a hard time fixing this if they really wanted to. The head mechanic said these issues will not hurt the bike, but who knows what it will lead to down the road; especially when the warranty runs out and it strands me somewhere.
08-23-2009 10:57 AM
KarSung
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Thank you for responding... I had a 2004 ZX10 before this and can't believe all the improvements (especially in the transmission... almost as smooth as my 99 ZX9). I have been trying to search these issues on the 09 out in different forums and have had no luck yet. I will repost if there is a fix or I find anything else, but it sounds like the dealer is going to give it back "as is" after the ignition work (vibration) is finished. It is fun once I finally get it on the road.
No problem, here is another thing I like to suggest...check with Power Commander III to see if they have heard of this and if you use one of their product will that issue be resolved......the reason I said that is PCIII usually smooth a lot of the rough idling, back firing and power gain issues....I was having back fire issue along with rough idling and after I installed PCIII on my bike all that disappeared, one of the best investment I've made.

Good luck!



08-23-2009 10:33 AM
vikes1961 Thank you for responding... I had a 2004 ZX10 before this and can't believe all the improvements (especially in the transmission... almost as smooth as my 99 ZX9). I have been trying to search these issues on the 09 out in different forums and have had no luck yet. I will repost if there is a fix or I find anything else, but it sounds like the dealer is going to give it back "as is" after the ignition work (vibration) is finished. It is fun once I finally get it on the road.
08-23-2009 10:14 AM
KarSung
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I neglected to mention that the dealer checked the various sensors and they checked out fine.....
Wow, sorry to hear about that.....I have not heard about it, but since Kawasaki told you that this is a known issue then they must be working on a solution. I know they sold quite a bit of ZX10R, is this the first year they are having this issue with? Have you checked with other Forums to see if others are having the same issue and what they are doing about it?

The only thing I found online about throttle issue is this one link on ZX10R.net Keep us posted on what you find and what Kawasaki ends up doing for you.



08-23-2009 09:26 AM
vikes1961 I neglected to mention that the dealer checked the various sensors and they checked out fine.....
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My 2009 ZX-10R ran fine when I first purchased it. Now, 700 miles later it went from stalling upon start-up about every third time to every other time and now almost every time. It always stays running upon the second start. Along with that it initially runs at about 1000 RPMs when first started for a few seconds then revs to anywhere from 2200 to 2800 RPMs until it reaches 115 to 120 degrees then goes back down to 1000 RPMs. I took it to my dealer and they referred the problems to Kaw. Kaw said they were aware of such issues and did not have the fix at this time and may or may not issue a bulletin when the fix was available. I'm guessing it is an expensive computer issue and they do not want to spend the cash to fix all the affected bikes. I also had a noisy vibration in the ignition, so my dealer ordered some new screws for the ignition thus they still have the bike as of now. Bikes are meant to be fun and it isn't real fun to me when your co-workers give you bizarre looks when you are restarting your new bike to keep it running and sitting there waiting for the RPMs to come back down so I can finally drop it into gear. Maybe I should just drop it into gear before starting the second time and after a brief warm-up ride off. Any Ideas Out There? Thanks, Tony
08-23-2009 09:19 AM
vikes1961
2009 ZX-10R Problems

My 2009 ZX-10R ran fine when I first purchased it. Now, 700 miles later it went from stalling upon start-up about every third time to every other time and now almost every time. It always stays running upon the second start. Along with that it initially runs at about 1000 RPMs when first started for a few seconds then revs to anywhere from 2200 to 2800 RPMs until it reaches 115 to 120 degrees then goes back down to 1000 RPMs. I took it to my dealer and they referred the problems to Kaw. Kaw said they were aware of such issues and did not have the fix at this time and may or may not issue a bulletin when the fix was available. I'm guessing it is an expensive computer issue and they do not want to spend the cash to fix all the affected bikes. I also had a noisy vibration in the ignition, so my dealer ordered some new screws for the ignition thus they still have the bike as of now. Bikes are meant to be fun and it isn't real fun to me when your co-workers give you bizarre looks when you are restarting your new bike to keep it running and sitting there waiting for the RPMs to come back down so I can finally drop it into gear. Maybe I should just drop it into gear before starting the second time and after a brief warm-up ride off. Any Ideas Out There? Thanks, Tony

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