Models involved: ’07-’08 1098, 1098S and 1098 Tricolore
Problem: Rear drive sprocket can fail allowing chain to entangle in the rear wheel.
Consequence: This can cause rear wheel lock up and result in a crash.
Fix: Take to your dealer who will replace the sprocket with a better one.
Recall Number: 2008175
Models involved: 2009 KLX250S
Problem: Handlebar grips could come loose and may come off altogether.
Consequence: Potential crash.
Fix: Dealers will replace throttle grip assemble and lhs grip as well.
Recall Number: 2008189
Models involved: ’06-’07 Ninja ZX14
Problem: On some motorcycles the engine mount adjusting collar at the lower rear frame cross-member may have been overtightened which can lead to cracking at the welds. If the frame breaks, the rear suspension may collapse.
Consequence: This is about as pleasant as a 1098 rear wheel chain entanglement with similar results.
Fix: Dealers will inspect and if necessary, replace the frame.
Recall Number: 2008192
Models involved: 2008 GSX1300R Hayabusa
Problem: On some bikes the wiring harness is improperly routed at the headstock which can cause damage to the ignition switch leads.
Consequence: If these wires break you can lose ignition (engine stalls) or lighting (rider goes blind at night) which could lead to a crash.
Fix: Dealers will replace the ignition switch wires and check that harness is routed correctly.
Recall Number: 2008195