Monday, December 14, 2015

2015 R1 Recall

Yep it looks like all those rumors about a gearbox recall are true. I got my letter yesterday. Looks like it going to be in the shop for open heart surgery....


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  1. thats a bummer steve
    hope it gets sorted out quick for ya

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  2. At least they recognize there is an issue, and with your getting the service, you should have many trouble free miles of riding.

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    1. Id like to think so, however when my local dealer put my mates tyre on backwards I have a few misgivings about them dis-assembling and engine and gearbox and putting it back together properly.

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  3. Bugger - had seen reports about this. Like you, I wouldn't be too keen to see my Suzuki dealer strip major bits of my bike. Hope all goes well. In the USA, some GSX-S 1000 models like mine have also been recalled because of potentially defective seals on the brake calipers. Haven't heard anything in NZ yet.

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    1. Ah mate the brakes, thats an easy fix, but a gear box, now that is a major fuck up. I've seen the Yamaha USA tech video of the gearbox disassembly and I know have grave concerns that my local mechanic has the ability to do this. I would be happy to take it back to Yamaha and them do it but the local bike mechanic, I don't think they have the know how for this.

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  4. That's disappointing but at least Yamaha are up front about it. Presumably the new gearbox will come with an extended warranty?

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  5. Bugger! I'd certainly be asking for a loaner bike whilst yours is off the road. Are you able to take it to a Yamaha dealer of your choice?

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    1. I think so Jules. I probably wont need a loan bike. I think i will take it in on a saturday and pick it up the following one

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