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Yamaha recalls 190,000 motorcycles because seat may fall off

Discussion in 'Mechanical & Technical' started by beansbaxter, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. March 4, 2005 - 16:14

    DETROIT (AP) - Yamaha Motor Corp. is recalling around 190,000 motorcycles because the passenger seat can fall off the rear fender, U.S. safety regulators and the company said Friday.

    The recall affects XV250, XVS11 and XVS65 motorcycles from the 1988-2005 model years, Yamaha spokesman Brad Banister said. The mounting hardware that connects the seat to the fender can loosen when passengers shift their weight, which eventually can cause the seat to fall off, according to a recall notice sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    Banister said the company knows of two minor injuries caused by the defect. Banister said Yamaha decided to recall the vehicles after reviewing quality control reports on the motorcycles in Japan.

    "We constantly monitor this sort of thing because we do care about the safety of our customers," Banister said.

    Yamaha will notify owners about the recall this spring. Dealers will replace the seat's mounting hardware for free.
     
  2. "We constantly monitor this sort of thing because we do care about the safety of our customers," Banister said.
    Yea it only took 17 years of monitoring to get a reaction-someone got sued is more like it
     

  3. Guff

    Guff Forum Admin Staff Member

    Note to all owners of these bikes, DO NOT DO WHEELIES WITH A PASSENGER ON THE BACK! Feel free to do one though with a passenger on the handle bars though. :lol:

    -Guff

    Note to the reader, this is not a good idea. :p
     
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