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Old 23rd December 2015, 10:29   #1
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Default Yamaha recalls 9 units of YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M in India

Yamaha has issued a worldwide recall for the YZF-R1 and YZF- R1M motorcycles. The company has found a defect, which relates to deformation of the transmission gears and breakage in the R1 and R1M motorcycles manufactured in the year 2015.

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In India, the company has recalled 9 units in total including 7 units of the YZF-R1 and 2 units of YZF-R1M. The company will rectify the error by replacing the transmission with a modified one on a free of cost basis.

Yamaha plans to begin the recall exercise through a factory modification campaign, which will be run through its authorised superbike dealership network across the country. The owners of the affected bikes will be contacted through mail as well as phone calls to, fix an appointment.

Yamaha claims that there has been no problem reported from anywhere in India so far.

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Found the below article on Lanesplitter. Wonder, what kind off a letter did the 9 Indian customers get, if they got one that is. Also, are the Indian Yamaha mechanics and dealership capable of carrying out this kind of a transmission change on their flagship model?

From the U.S. letter to Yamaha R1 and R1M owners:

“In affected motorcycles, both second gear wheel and pinion gears in the transmission may break as a result of extremely high stress and/or improper shifting. This is due to inadequate component strength and stress concentration at the gear teeth bottom land. In addition, the third and fourth wheel gears may be deformed or break as a result of excessive stress caused by hard usage. This is due to inadequate component strength. If gears fail, the transmission could lock up, causing loss of control that could result in a crash with injury or death.”

Sounds bad, right?

Now read this from the UK’s Vehicle and Operator Services Agency site:

“It is possible for an oil leak to occur, from the O-Ring on the Oil Delivery Pipe where it enters the engine case, because of improper assembly of the components. If a leak occurs, oil could leak onto the exhaust and in extreme circumstances the oil could catch fire.”

Full article on : http://lanesplitter.jalopnik.com/yam...ous-1748733911

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