Yamaha recalls 2014 YZF-R6 motorcycles
Yamaha Motor Corp. recently announced that it is recalling about a small number of 2014 YZF-R6 supersport motorcycles to replace wheels that may have not been properly hardened during manufacturing. Although the recall notice only cites 28 potentially affected units, the bikes in question may have front and rear wheels that have not been properly treated, preventing them from achieving the correct hardness for durability and safe running. Potential effects of the improper heat treatment are that the wheels could loosen or the tire sealing may be inadequate; either situation could increase the risk of a crash.
Yamaha has already notified owners, and will replace both front and rear wheel and tire assemblies on the affected bikes free of charge. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926 and reference Yamaha’s recall number: 990088.
As with all NHTSA recalls, owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.
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