Secondary menu

Search form

Powered by

VN1600 classic... Serious issue! Do you own one?

So, I have a vn1600 classic great reliable bike... until a week ago. I noticed a Very strong fuel smell, but I couldnt find any leaks. The smell got pretty bad, so I decided to start looking for the source. I removed the seat and noticed that there are 2 welded on tabs which uses 2 12 inch bolts to secure the tank to the bike. The left tab was visibly wet and smelled of gas, but I still couldn't find exactly where the gas was draining into. I unlocked and removed the left side cover and there was a pool of gas inside that cover. I immediately unhooked the battery cables to prevent a fire or even explosion. Has anyone with a VN1600 classic experienced this with a year other than a 2003? Mine is a 2006. Upon doing research on this issue there is ONLY a recall on the 2003's! Which is really DUMB as the 2003, 2006 and i'm sure other years have the same EXACT gas tank construction. Any info will be appriciated, TIA.




Ok, thanks!

Let us know how it goes.

Sorry for the late response, but after posting a complaint with the NHTSA, I then contacted Kawasaki. They instructed me that I needed to take the bike into a authorized Kawi dealer for an inspection. After the inspection Kawasaki approved a brand new tank for me. They did NOT cover the labor tho. I paid 120 something in labor.

Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. Did you get to keep the other tan?. Check out Caswell Products tank sealer.

Add new comment

Please login if you already have an account or enter your details below to create one.

Your Details