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I wanted to see if anyone has had this problem. We have had our KFX for a couple months now. It was bought primarily to build product for and has yet to be ridden. Just started on occasion and is run on the stand just to run fuel through it. The last couple days I have noticed a small stain on the concrete under the bike and the plastic battery box was all wet. It has a fuel leak coming from the bottom of the tank. It looks like it's dripping thru the gasket on the bottom seal. Just curious if anyone else has noticed this. I would check it out. The last thing you need is raw fuel dripping on a hot motor.


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had the same problem a slow drip from around the bolt holes on the fuel pump that I was hoping was just a bad o ring or something small. . Took it back to the dealer and after they took the tank out they found it had a hairline crack around the neck of the inside plastic. So a 1 1/2 weeks later kawi got a new tank to my dealer and no leaks. But here is the thing I had already put about 6-7 hours on it with no leakage at all...
 
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QUOTE (feebz @ May 18 2007, 12:29 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=1963
had the same problem a slow drip from around the bolt holes on the fuel pump that I was hoping was just a bad o ring or something small. . Took it back to the dealer and after they took the tank out they found it had a hairline crack around the neck of the inside plastic. So a 1 1/2 weeks later kawi got a new tank to my dealer and no leaks. But here is the thing I had already put about 6-7 hours on it with no leakage at all...


That is exactly whats going on with ours. Fuel is dripping from the bolt holes. Thanks for info. I guess the dealer can have it for a few days then. Thanks.
 

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Also if you are goin to ride with your bike this way, keep in mind the battery is directly under the fuel pump. Could result in fire, should it happen to spark.
 
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QUOTE (kfxrider7 @ May 19 2007, 06:55 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=1996
Also if you are goin to ride with your bike this way, keep in mind the battery is directly under the fuel pump. Could result in fire, should it happen to spark.


Very good point. I would be double checking to make sure your kfx's are not leaking like ours. Could be very bad!!! Thanks again for the input.
 

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Today I was wipeing down some bikes (I work at a Kawasaki dealer) and I noticed some kind of liquid under my future quad. I wiped some up with my towel and noticed it was gas, then I remembered this post. We are calling Kawasaki tomorrow. This sounds pretty common.

I wonder why this is happening?
 
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QUOTE (Punk'd @ May 24 2007, 03:19 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=2062
Today I was wipeing down some bikes (I work at a Kawasaki dealer) and I noticed some kind of liquid under my future quad. I wiped some up with my towel and noticed it was gas, then I remembered this post. We are calling Kawasaki tomorrow. This sounds pretty common.

I wonder why this is happening?

Thanks for the info. This is the 4th case I have heard abouth this now.
 
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We have our KFX at the dealers getting the tank looked at. It does have a crack along the molding seam. What our dealer is telling us is they might have a problem getting a new tank from Kawi in a timely manner. I guess they are more of these problems popping up all over and Kawi is having a shortage of tanks. This is not good. I would be checking all your KFX's. It's very easy to tell if your's has this problem. Feel the bolt heads that mount the fuel pump inside at the bottom of your tank. Ours had gas dripping off the bolt heads. It will drip at a very slow rate also. Good Luck!!
 

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is the problem solved
 
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QUOTE (yfz450psycho @ Jun 22 2007, 12:52 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=2486
is the problem solved

Yes, we got our KFX back from the dealer about a week ago. All is good!!! This one had to scare the crap out of Kawi. I cant imagine the liability that could be involved with this recall. I would take mine to the dealer even if it wasnt leaking just for precaution.
 
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