Yamaha FJR recall.
I was just notified of a recall on the Yamaha FJR1300. The notice came from Michelle O'Leary from the Oregon State Department of Transportation. Here's the notice. If you know someone with one of these bikes please pass this on to them. Of course, my own Elvira is affected. How smoothly the process goes is yet to be determined.
If any of you own a 06-09 Yamaha FJR 1300 it looks like there's a recall on the ignition switch. See below
Vehicle Make / Model:
YAMAHA / FJR1300
Manufacturer: YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USA
Mfr's Report Date: JAN 06, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V002000
EA08025NHTSA Action Number: EA08025
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9300
Summary: YAMAHA IS RECALLING 9,300 MY 2006-2009 FJR1300 MOTORCYCLES. THE INTERNAL SWITCH WIRING COULD BECOME DISCONNECTED. IF THIS OCCURS ELECTRICAL CURRENT FLOW WILL BE STOPPED AND THE ENGINE COULD STALL.
Consequence: IF THE ENGINE STALLS, THE OPERATOR MAY BE UNABLE TO START OR RESTART THE ENGINE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 16, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT YAMAHA AT 1-800-962-7926.
Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
ODOT Transportation Safety Division
Motorcycle Safety Program and
Vehicle Safety Equipment Program Manager
Miles and smiles,