Yamaha is recalling 9,850 units of its FJR1300 motorcycle manufactured between February 2006 & March 2009. This recall is due to a ground joint connector in the wiring harness that could overheat and become deformed, and thus possibly cause an intermittent ground wire connection. Should the electrical system become improperly grounded, then the ignition system, or other electrical components, could malfunction, which could cause the motor to stall.
Accordingly, Yamaha dealers will install an additional wire sub-lead, or if the ground joint connector has already been damaged from overheating, dealers will install a new main wire harness. To be performed free of charge, this recall is expected to start July 2011. Concerned FJR1300 owners can contact Yamaha at 1-800-962-7926, and as always the NHTSA is available at 1-888-327-4236 and www.safercar.gov.