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Looking at the pics, the one thing that concerns me is the aluminum frame where the lower and upper A-arms attach. I work with a lot of steel and aluminum, and frankly, I'm a little hesitant as to the durability of the attachment points. Anyone have inside info as to how the lower A-arm attachment points are set up? Is Kawasaki using through holes with steel sleeves or are they heli-coiling the thread in bolts? What are they doing to make sure the upper A-arm brackets don't wallow out over time....steel inserts or ???
Personally, I'd have given up reverse (and the associated weight) to go with a traditional steel frame. Does anyone know what kind of policy Kawasaki will have if say after the 6 month warranty, you start having wallowed out frame holes, broken A-arm mounts, etc.? Will it just be the consumer's problem or will they step up and honor the product even though it may be slightly out of warranty?
I'm a little hesitant to buy a first year model with this radical of a departure.