The Yamaha FJR1300 is the latest subject to a NHTSA recall, as the the sport-tourer’s second gear can crack and break under high-speed loads.
Yamaha FJR1300 owners are advised not to operate their motorcycle until the repairs for this recall have been performed.
The recall affects 2,285 units – FJR1300 bikes produced between December 9, 2015 and February 2, 2020.
According to recall documents, the side of second gear may not be strong enough to handle high-speed loads, on the affected motorcycles.
As a result, cracks may occur due to constant stress applied during repeated gear shift operation, and eventually this could lead to the gear breaking.
If the gear does break, the transmission (and thus also the rear wheel) could lock, which would increase the risk of losing control of the motorcycle.
To remedy the issue, Yamaha will notify affected FJR1300 owners. Yamaha dealers will inspect and reprogram the ECU, and also replace the main axle and drive axle assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 13, 2021.
Once again, Yamaha FJR1300 owners are advised not to operate their motorcycle until the repairs have been performed.
Concerned Yamaha FJR1300 owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha’s number for this recall is 990141. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.