Kawasaki has recalled 2008 through 2012 Concours 14 sport-touring motorcycles due rear-brake issues; Kawasaki says 13,289 motorcycles are affected.
The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer says that due to a gap between the foot brake pedal and guard, small stones or debris can become trapped, creating a brake drag.
This can cause the rear brake to overheat, leading to rear brake damage and lock-up or failure of the rear brakes. The front brakes may also be affected on ZG1400C models.
If the brakes lock up or fail, there is an increased risk of a crash.
Kawasaki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear master cylinder rod end and remove the brake guard (if installed), free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, July 30, 2012.
Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or visit safercar.gov. NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V343000.