Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Kitchener Ontario
Mentioned: 46 Post(s)
Dealer/ Head Mechanic / Rear Brake
I talked to the head mechanic, who converses with Kawasaki all the time.
#1 The rubber boot on the front , make sure it is in the proper place, check the manual it mentions a good brake grease be used , refer to the manual for instructions, as you should know, you do not want any lube of any kind on the rotor or brake pads. I found the rubber boot on my 2015 pushed/ compressed to the maximum, I possibly cause that although I think it came that way, you will see a groove were the front of the boot is to sit in.
#2 The second and most important thing, which I thought of before, was the fluid level, it needs to be at or below maximum, otherwise when it heats up, it has no place to expand, hence the dragging rear brake.
As to the dealership, they haven't had any reports of rear brake problems and this is a excellent dealership. I don't want to mention the name here as it would be unfair to the others. If you live in Central Ontario this is a good one.