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Sounds like BS to me.
Many bikes have been made with just one front caliper, I guess they would all have a massive steering vibration.
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All C-14s?

Keep in mind that first gen C-14s (2008 & 2009) did not have TC or linked brakes. Are you saying that these are also involved in this?
As an 08 owner II caught that also: "ABS/linked brake issues"
OP should clarify which years he his suit addresses.
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Thought the newer linked system started with the '15 :-\
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I'd be interested to hear more.
Many of us have complained about the Linked brakes.
Maybe Momma KAW will have to do something?
ie; Mebbe a callback?

Ride safe, Ted
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GTR owner since 2014

First time post on here 2018


Offering to supply referral to legal aid?


Thinly disguised spam?

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Snip

Kawasaki dealer in Fremont, CA confirmed the issue in writing. Original Kawasaki dealer in Monterrey county also confirmed the problem. Kawasaki stated this was a "know issue with ALL Concours 14 BEFORE 2016" Kawasaki also stated this is a "characteristic of all Concours 14s".


All C-14s?

Keep in mind that first gen C-14s (2008 & 2009) did not have TC or linked brakes. Are you saying that these are also involved in this?
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You might post on the COG forum also.... http://forum.cog-online.org/
I have heard there is also a Fakebook thing for the Concours...might stir up something there.
Please keep us informed.
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started having ABS/linked brake issues like what many have noticed. Rear brake pedal drops, front brake grab and general unpredictable braking.

Many?  If this forum is at all representative of what does on out there in the real world, I am not sure you could use the word "many".  I admit my memory isn't all that great, but there are tens of thousands of postings on this forum and I can't recall any with a story even remotely similar to yours.  I am not trying to dismiss or diminish what happened to you, but try to set a perspective.
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Finally one afternoon while exiting Hwy880 in Fremont the right front caliper locked up while the left did not engage causing a massive steering vibration that caused the back of the bike to also start oscillating.

Firstly, under what braking conditions did this occur? 

Secondly, how would that cause a massive steering vibration?

Thirdly, how would 'a massive steering vibration' cause 'the back of the bike to also start oscillating?'

Fourthly, what is the cause of the 'stuck right caliper?' 

Fiftly, was the rear brake operational?

Obviously, the bike couldn't easily be moved without releasing it - how was this done?

I don't doubt what you say occurred, just curious and don't follow how your experiences relate to the linked system with TC.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Concours 14 ABS/Linked brakes lawsuit pending
« Last post by Feral Cat on Yesterday at 11:33:08 pm »
I'll get right to the point...

I bought a brand new 2014 Concours14 from a dealer in Monterrey County, CA. I guess I'm unusual in that the bike was bought as a work vehicle for daily use.
Within 5000 miles the bike started having ABS/linked brake issues like what many have noticed. Rear brake pedal drops, front brake grab and general unpredictable braking.

Kawasaki dealer in Fremont, CA confirmed the issue in writing. Original Kawasaki dealer in Monterrey county also confirmed the problem. Kawasaki stated this was a "know issue with ALL Concours 14 BEFORE 2016" Kawasaki also stated this is a "characteristic of all Concours 14s".

After 2 months of arguing and the CA Kawasaki rep personally riding my bike, Kawasaki agreed & paid the Fremont dealer to try to update my bike to a 2016 ABS system. They where unable to get the wiring to match so the complete ABS system was replaced with a 2014 system. The bike was fine for another 15,000 miles and then the problem came back with a vengeance.

Then around 20,000 miles I started noticing instability issues during hard braking.... Finally one afternoon while exiting Hwy880 in Fremont the right front caliper locked up while the left did not engage causing a massive steering vibration that caused the back of the bike to also start oscillating. Due to 20+ years of semi professional riding I was able to keep the bike upright and stop. Barely...

Bike went to a 3rd Kawasaki dealer in Hayward, CA and was confirmed to have a stuck right caliper...

Kawasaki has admitted that ALL Concours 14s before 2016 have ABS/Linked brake issues. Interestingly all the local police departments have also stopped using the Concours 14....

As of December 2017 we have filed suit against Kawasaki in Monterrey County court under California's lemon law based on the fact that the bike is unsafe. I've ridden bikes for 20+ years of all makes and this bike's brakes do not function correctly. 

Anyone else having similar issues can contact me and I will pass along my attorneys contact info.

Cheers
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