Yamaha has issued a worldwide recall of some models from their range of 900cc triples. A painting issue and the inadequate application of thread-locking agent may loosen the lower handlebar holder’s stud bolt on these motorcycles. This may create instability, cause loss of control, and increase the risks of crashes and accidents during a ride.
“In affected motorcycles, the lower handlebar holder may have been painted improperly during manufacturing. Additionally, the stud bolt threads of the lower handlebar holder may not have had adequate thread-locking agent applied. As a result, if a strong external impact is applied to the handlebar, the paint on the bottom of the lower handlebar holder may be damaged,” the safety recall report stated.
“Over time, the paint can wear off, creating clearance that allows the stud bolt to loosen due to engine vibration. If the stud loosens or falls off, the handlebar holder may come loose from the handle crown, causing loss of control that could result in a crash with injury or death.”
The recall affects more than 22,000 FJ-09, MT-09 (FZ-09), and XSR900 motorcycles manufactured and sold as early as August 2013 and as recent as January 2017. Contact your Yamaha dealership to see if they need to address this problem on your bike. If so, they will replace the defective part for free. The vulnerable Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) are listed below:
VIN Range 1 : Begin : JYARN33E0EA000014 End : JYARN33EXGA012044 Not sequential
VIN Range 2 : Begin : JYARN33Y0EA000024 End : JYARN33YXGA003340 Not sequential
VIN Range 3 : Begin : JYARN37E0FA000008 End : JYARN37EXHA003582 Not sequential
VIN Range 4 : Begin : JYARN37Y0FA000018 End : JYARN37YXHA001180 Not sequential
VIN Range 5 : Begin : JYARN47E0GA000002 End : JYARN47EXHA001840 Not sequential
VIN Range 6 : Begin : JYARN47Y0GA000009 End : JYARN53YXHA000306 Not sequential