Hey there dirtdogger, ...I haven't posted in awhile, and this is a good time to bring everyone up to date on this leak deal. I finally figured it out! I took mine to the dealer twice under warranty, and they were more interested in collecting warranty reimbursement from Kawasaki than they were in resolving the issue. I finally purchased the parts myself from Mr. Cycles
. To get to the meat of it, the dealer wasn't using a press to install the mechanical seal into the housing. The mechanical seal has a thin blue flat teflon ring around it. Unless a press is used to insert it evenly, it creates a wrinkle in this seal, and 'Wala!", ...like magic the weeper hole leaks. Although my bike has an extended warranty, I purchased the parts myself, and had the work done at my local shop (using a press of course). The result, ...no more weeper hole leaks
If your bike is leaking only coolant (no more oil) through the weeper hole, then its still okay to ride. Simply keep an eye on your overflow tank tucked behind the R/H fairing. You can get all the parts cheap from Mr. Cycles
, and if you know a local shop (with a press of course), then have them replace the seals. You should be fine after that. My local shop was Metric Method
here in SoCal, and Ryan did an outstanding job! I highly recommend Ryan
(and any of his crew) over at Metric Method
for anyone in my local area!