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June 24, 2013, 4:56 pm http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/201...iry-over-possible-stalling-issue/#postComment Kawasaki Faces N.H.T.S.A. Inquiry Over Possible Stalling Issue

By CHRISTOPHER JENSEN
Kawasaki The 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating a possible stalling problem that could affect almost 10,000 Kawasaki motorcycles. The inquiry covers 2013 Ninja 300 models, according to a report posted on the agency’s Web site.
The agency says 18 complaints, as well as other research, indicates “the subject motorcycle engines are stalling when the operator reduces throttle input, e.g. slowing for stopped traffic.”
One rider in a complaint filed on May 28 wrote, “I was coming to a stop. When I pulled the clutch in the engine stalls and one time so far I nearly got hit by a car.”
The Ninja 300 model is fuel-injected, “which many dealers have identified as contributing to this issue,” the agency said. Kawasaki has confirmed that the fuel injection system is a new feature for the smallest model of the Ninja family. The Ninja 300 replaces the 2012 Ninja 250, which used carburetors.
The investigation is called a preliminary evaluation. Should investigators find additional reason for concern, the investigation would be upgraded to an engineering analysis. That escalation is more likely, but not certain, to result in a recall.
Sean Alexander, a spokesman for Kawasaki, said the company was cooperating with the agency and owners to resolve the concern.


Kawasaki Faces N.H.T.S.A. Inquiry Over Possible Stalling Issue - NYTimes.com
 

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whew.. makes me glad that i didn't end up with a 300 ^_^.............. though i really would like one in the future. I freaking LOVE my 250.. i'll have my way with her until she dies.. and then i will resurrect her
 

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L1felock said:
whew.. makes me glad that i didn't end up with a 300 ^_^.............. though i really would like one in the future. I freaking LOVE my 250.. i'll have my way with her until she dies.. and then i will resurrect her
250 4 life haha

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I just filed my complaint. Pull in the clutch and bike completely without warning stalls out. 5 frickin times today in a two mile trip. First time there was a truck behind me and thank God I could get off the road. Kawasaki better acknowledge and do a recall. They sit there and act like they don't know what the issue is. Someone is gonna get killed if they don't straighten it out.
 

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Or go with an older used bike, as you let everyone else be your test subjects and the overall cost of the bike was lower. Win-Win!
 

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I just filed my complaint. Pull in the clutch and bike completely without warning stalls out. 5 frickin times today in a two mile trip. First time there was a truck behind me and thank God I could get off the road. Kawasaki better acknowledge and do a recall. They sit there and act like they don't know what the issue is. Someone is gonna get killed if they don't straighten it out.
Let us know how it turns out. Also how you been? Haven't read you around.

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