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Motorcycle Recall - Yamaha

NHTSA Campaign ID:  07V147000
Component:  Vehicle Speed Control: Cables
Manufacturer:  Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Recall Date: 03/30/2007
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8500
Defect Summary:
On certain motorcycles, when equipped with a windshield, the throttle cables can kink at the guide bracket located at the steering head when the handlebar is turned all the way to the left. In this position, a kinked cable can cause either a stickly throttle feeling or prevent the throttle from returning to the closed position.
Consequence Summary:
If the rider turns the handlebar to the full left lock during a slow-speed maneuver, this sticky/binding throttle feeling could result in reduced vehicle control, which could cause a crash resulting in injury or death.
Corrective Summary:
Dealers will replace the guide bracket with a new one that has an additional guide to prevent the throttle cables from kinking. The recall is expected to begin on or about April 12, 2007. Owners may contact Yamaha at 1-800-962-7926.

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