I’ve often heard it repeated that troubles come in threes, and that certainly seems to be the case with this latest round of recalls from the Tuning Fork Company. Apparently, up to 22,433 FZ-09, FJ-09 and XSR900 bikes within the 2015-17 model years may have a potential problem that causes the handlebar clamp to loosen and allow the bars to pivot within the clamp. Needless to say, this is bad, m’kay? It turns out that a pair of mistakes including improper painting and poor application of Loctite is to blame.

Continue reading for more on the Yamaha recall.

What’s To Be Done?

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Dealers are standing by to replace the lower handlebar holder for no out-of-pocket expense, and the campaign launches this month so if you haven’t been contacted and think you may be affected, now’s the time to find out for sure. Concerned owners can call Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926 and reference recall No. 990114, or go straight to the NHTSA hotline at 1-888-327-4236, recall No. 17V221000. Folks, this is definitely a safety-related problem, and recall repairs should never be performed at home, so be sure to follow up on this through the proper channels.

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