I bought an '88 ZX-10 recently. The bike was immaculate and went well but the starter chain tensioner failed after a few weeks (happens). This is my first Kawasaki (Hondas for the past 20 years) and I love it, so I contacted Bolton's (the only Kwak dealer in town) only to be told that they won't service anything earlier than 1990 because they're too much trouble. I'm having a bit of trouble coming to grips with this attitude from a dealership of Bolton's reputation (which I don't dispute). I would have thought that a Kawasaki dealer would not routinely restrict service access to owners of the marque covered by its franchise, especially when they are the only franchisee in town. I took the bike to Bill's (who used to be a Kawasaki dealer) in the end (in fact they picked it up for me) and they have no trouble with the age of the bike. Am I being precious about this? My attitude is that If I'm prepared to pay for the the repair it's reasonable for a Kawasaki dealer to be prepared to repair a Kawasaki regardless of its age, especially given the overall condition of my bike. Any thoughts?