Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Recall Issued for Years 2005-2006

By: On: February 3rd, 20090 Comments »Updated: December 17, 2011

On January 21, 2009 American Suzuki Motor Corporation announced issued a letter regarding a voluntary safety recall for the 2005 and 2006 model years of the Suzuki GSX-R 1000 motorcycle.

The recall is due to reports of cracks or failures regarding the frame. The problem can occur during an accident or during heavy stress loads at the front wheel and front suspension. The specific area of the frame is near the steering neck as illustrated below.

Suzuki says that cracks have occurred on the GSX-R 1000 frame which could be caused when riders land the front end down when doing wheelies or other street bike stunts that can cause extreme loading on the motorcycle’s front end.

Anyone with a 2005 or 2006 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 motorcycle should contact their Suzuki dealer as soon as possible for them to inspect.

Authorized Suzuki dealers will install an aluminum frame reinforcement brace which that weighs approximately 2 ponds, using bolts and epoxy if no cracks are found.  If cracks are found, then they will replace the frame with one that has the new brace installed.  There will be a 5 year warranty on the frame starting when the dealer installs the brace, or the replacement frame.

For more information about the Suzuki GSX-R 1000 recall, owners can contact American Suzuki Customer Service Department at 714-572-1490 and be sure to have your V.I.N. number ready when you call.

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