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been seeing that the krx has weak steering knuckles, watched a video of a guy break his in the rocks, didn't look like he was too hard on it. Called my dealer and found that there is a new part number for them. Looks like kawasaki has addressed the issue. I ordered the new ones just to be safe. Costs around 170.00 a piece. They don't know what material the new ones are made of.
 

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I just checked mine and they have hit on both sides. And I haven't even got to take it on the trail yet. I called my dealer to see if they will go ahead and put the new parts on before I have any breakage. He's going to get back with me Tuesday and let me know. Keeping my fingers crossed they'll just go ahead and replace them. I'll let y'all know what they say.
 

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I would be interested to see if they have actually made any changes to them. Would really like to see the old and new side by side. Mine were hitting on the rear stops and not the fronts. I ground the angle on them that has been talked about on all the FB pages, and repainted the a-arms where the paint was gouged off. They have not touched since, so hopefully they won't be an issue in the future. Some folks are coming out with new replacement assemblies, but they are not cheap!
 

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That's what mine are doing as well. Someone said they ordered the new ones and it's a new part number so they should be different but who knows. When he gets then put on we should know then. Mine only touch when turning the wheel all the way to the left. No gouging or damage. So I think they'll be fine if I grind them off.
 

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any update on this? Is grinding the piece off the solution as mentioned on YT? Seems an easy 1 beer fix.
I haven't heard of anyone breaking one after grinding them. Seems to be a good fix.
 

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been seeing that the krx has weak steering knuckles, watched a video of a guy break his in the rocks, didn't look like he was too hard on it. Called my dealer and found that there is a new part number for them. Looks like kawasaki has addressed the issue. I ordered the new ones just to be safe. Costs around 170.00 a piece. They don't know what material the new ones are made of.
Could you please share the the new part number?
 

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Kawasaki has redesigned the knuckle and lower a-arm. I have contacted them and am getting the new ones once they have them in stock and ready to start shipping them out. Looks like they definitely addressed and fixed the problem.
 

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Kawasaki has redesigned the knuckle and lower a-arm. I have contacted them and am getting the new ones once they have them in stock and ready to start shipping them out. Looks like they definitely addressed and fixed the problem.
Warranty, Bob, or you just buy them?
 

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Looks like they redesigned the lower A-Arm also at the stop spots. Where are we supposed to be grinding to help mitigate the issue?
 

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No money out of pocket. I'm guessing it will be issued as a TSB, and should be done by dealers I hope. Still trying to learn more about it. So far all I have done is contact Kawasaki, and they put me on the list to get the new parts.
 

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No money out of pocket. I'm guessing it will be issued as a TSB, and should be done by dealers I hope. Still trying to learn more about it. So far all I have done is contact Kawasaki, and they put me on the list to get the new parts.
How do you contact Kawasaki and get put on the list?
 

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Looks like they redesigned the lower A-Arm also at the stop spots. Where are we supposed to be grinding to help mitigate the issue?
Grind an angle on the steering stops that are part of the cast knuckle so it can't get caught (or sit on) on the ledge on the steering stop on the a-arm. I just ground about a 45 degree angle on my rear stops so now there is no flat area to get caught on the a-arm ledge. The front stops weren't hitting so I didn't do anything with them. If you don't have any scratches in the paint, or gouges in the metal then you don't need to worry, because they aren't hitting. I repainted mine after I ground it down so I could see if it was hitting anymore. You can see in my picture where it was gouging the metal, and I painted over it. Again, I didn't grind the front stop as you can see. The red line I put on there shows you what needs ground. Just bevel off that lower corner. I didn't have to pull the tires or even jack it up to do it.
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The easiest way to have someone contact you is fill out their help form on kawis site. They called me directly and added me to the list. Control arms, knuckles and ball joints will all be replaced under warranty. Parts should be available in 3 weeks.
 
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