Recall: Honda CBR1000RR SP

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Another bike is affected by the Öhlins suspension failure, as American Honda has submitted what it calls the Honda CBR1000S (that’s the CBR1000RR SP for everyone else) for recall with the NHTSA.

In total 504 units are affected by Honda’s recall, which applies to 2014 motorcycles made between December 9, 2013 and to March 28, 2014, and to 2015 motorcycles made between October 20, 2014 and February 27, 2015.

As loyal A&R readers will continue to remember, the Öhlins shocks may have been built improperly, as the nut on the damper rod may loosen, thus resulting in a loss of damping and the possible disassembly of the shock.

Honda will notify affected owners, and then Honda dealers will remove the shock assembly and send it to Öhlin’s service center for repair. Once repaired, the Öhlins will ship the shock assembly back to the dealer, and the dealership will reinstall the shock on the motorcycle. This work will be performed free of charge.

Concerned Honda owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870, and reference recall number JQ3. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and

Source: NHTSA

Jensen Beeler

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