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A reminder - empty your swing!

I know, as well as you guys, that the rear swing swallows water. Still I had forgotten about this for a while, until today, and emptied 1 deciliter of water...
Don't forget to check the draining hole once in a while!
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I know, as well as you guys, that the rear swing swallows water. Still I had forgotten about this for a while, until today, and emptied 1 deciliter of water...
Don't forget to check the draining hole once in a while!
I am guessing that the hole is on the underside of each swingarm?
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Here are some more posts about draining your swings...

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=30130

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Ya thanks for the reminder on that, I have checked mine recently and so far so good.

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I am guessing that the hole is on the underside of each swingarm?
Two large holes on the right side, one small hole on the left, just around where the axle is. After tapping a small rock out of that little hole today, I took my drill and made the hole bigger.

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Thanks for the tip. I just checked mine and there was a small stone blocking the nearside (for those of us who ride on the correct side of the road ) swing arm hole. Bloody good aiming from the stone is all I can say.
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Just checked mine and it too had some sort of round looking "stone" that looked all the world like a bead of water preparing to drop. I popped back into the swingarm with a small screwdriver...

I'm the third post here that found a "stone" in the small drain hole on the left side of the bike... or nearside for you guys who drive on the wrong side of the road.

Now I'm thinking that the "stone" is not a "stone" but something that comes from the factory (drop of dried paint?).

And... thanks for the head's up! I found no water but it's now on my periodic maintenance list of things to do...

I'm still wondering about the "stone" thing that several of us have found.

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It's always something blocking that tiny hole, everytime I check.

fasteddiecopeman: Finally someone dared to to do what I have been thinking of doing of since last summer. If you and your bike survive this I will definitely do the same. What size of drill did you use? 6 mm?
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Checked mine today, sure enough there was a little stone jammed in there. I pushed it up but no water... Maybe it was acting like a plug? Lol


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It's always something blocking that tiny hole, everytime I check.

fasteddiecopeman: Finally someone dared to to do what I have been thinking of doing of since last summer. If you and your bike survive this I will definitely do the same. What size of drill did you use? 6 mm?
Don't remember, but slightly smaller than the holes on the right side.

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washed my bike last nite and remembered to check up on the hole. Sure enough it is plugged up again, with packed mud. Poke it with sharp rod and again the swing took a piss. Would make it a periodic check Everytime i wash the bike.

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