Motorcycle Recalls include Honda, Yamaha and Ducati

By: On: September 26th, 20090 Comments »Updated: December 17, 2011

2002 VTX1800As a service to motorcyclists, motorcycleinfo.org occasionally provides information about important motorcycle recalls.

During September 2009, the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety  Administration (NHTSA) announced more than 3 different recall campaigns for motorcycles in the United States.  All three of these recalls involve the possibility of a motorcycle crash due to manufacturing defects.

Honda is doing a recall for 668 of their 2002 VTX1800 motorcycles made between 14 August 2001 and 4 October 2001 are being recalled due to possible defective welding on the rear suspension swingarm.  2005 FJR1300The swingarm could actually break and cause the rider to crash.  Honda dealers will inspect the swingarm and replace it at no charge determined to be defective. For more information, call Honda Customer Service at 1-866-784-1870.

Yamaha is to contact owners to do a recall of about 180 of their 2005 FJR1300, 2005 FZS600 and 2005 YZF-R1 motorcycles that were manufactured from October 2004 to April 2005.  The recall involves the throttle position sensor, which could fail and cause the engine to stall and the rider to potentially crash.  The throttle position sensor will be replaced at no charge.  Owners can reach Yamaha at 1-714-761-7300 for more information.Ducati Streetfighter

Ducati is conducting a recall for 247 of their F1098S Streetfighter motorcycle 2010 model year.  These are being recalled due to a possible loose ground connection at the ECU that could cause the engine to stall and the rider to potentially crash.  Another Ducati recall announced in September 2009 involves 386 of the 2008 Desmosedici RR motorcycles.  On this bike, the tail guard can overheat and potentially burn from the exhaust system heat. Contact Ducati at 800-231-6696 for more information.

About John Clay

John Clay is the author of MotorcycleInfo.Org. He and his family reside in North Carolina in the United States. A graduate of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Experienced Rider Course, he enjoys riding his Moto Guzzi in charity rides and serves as a volunteer motorcycle marshal for an annual bicycle charity event in the Carolinas.

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