Yamaha YZF-R3 owners should take note, as not one, but two recalls have been issued on their motorcycles. Both recalls appear to affect the entire crop of Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles sold in the USA, totaling 11,280 machines.
The first recall affects the YZF-R3’s oil pump, which may not be regulating oil pressure correctly, and thus could potentially seize the motorcycle’s engine from lack of oil.
The second recall affects the YZF-R3’s clutch pressure plate bearing, which may break due to an insufficient load rating. This may cause the clutch not to disengage, and prevent the transmission from shifting properly.
In both cases, Yamaha will contact the affected owners, and Yamaha dealers will replace the affected parts, free of charge. According to NHTSA, both of these recall campaigns have already begun.
Of course, concerned wners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha’s number for both recalls is 990105. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.