The Kawasaki Z900 is Team Green’s hot bike for the 2018 model year, as the platform is powering the new Kawasaki Z900RS and Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe motorcycles. Owners of the original Z900 should take note though, as Kawasaki has issued a recall on the machine, which affects 2,383 units.
The recall stems from an issue with the rear shock, where the tie-rod frame mounting holes can become elongated if the rear shock bottoms out. Since this can adversely affect how the rear shock subsequently functions, a recall has been issued.
The recall pertains to 2017 and 2018 models, specifically the ZR900AH, ZR900BH, and ZR900BJ motorcycle designation.
To remedy the situation, Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA will notify affected owners, and Kawasaki dealers will inspect the tie-rod mounting hole and may replace the bracket or frame, depending on the extent of the elongation of the tie-rod mounting hole, free of charge.
Kawasaki has not yet provided a notification schedule for this recall, but concerned owners may contact Kawasaki customer service at 1-866-802-9381. Be sure to reference Kawasaki’s ID number for this recall: MC17-04.
As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov