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did'nt know if you guys had seen this-yammy has recalled nearly all the road stars including the warrior,see this:


Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
YAHAMA / XV1600ASNC 2001

YAMAHA / MIDNIGHT STAR 2001-2003

YAMAHA / ROAD STAR 2001-2003

YAMAHA / ROAD STAR LIMITED EDITION 2002-2003

YAMAHA / ROAD STAR SILVERADO 2001-2003

YAMAHA / ROAD STAR WARRIOR 2002-2003

YAMAHA / XV16 2001-2003

YAMAHA / XV1600AN 2001

YAMAHA / XV1600ANC 2001

YAMAHA / XV1600ASN 2001

YAMAHA / XV17PCP 2002-2003

YAMAHA / XV17PCPC 2002-2003

YAMAHA / XV17PCR 2002-2003

YAMAHA / XV17PCRC 2002-2003

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V309000 Recall Date : AUG 22, 2003
Component: POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2826
Summary:
IN THE TRANSMISSION ON CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES, THE SECOND/THIRD PINION GEAR MAY BE INCORRECTLY MACHINED WHICH COULD CAUSE ABNORMAL WEAR THAT EVENTUALLY RESULTS IN A BROKEN RETAINER CIRCLIP.
Consequence:
IF THE CIRCLIP BREAKS, THE TRANSMISSION COULD LOCK UP, WHICH WOULD ALSO CAUSE THE REAR WHEEL TO LOCK UP. THIS COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL AND A CRASH, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy:
YAMAHA WILL REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION GEARS AND SHAFTS WITH NEW ONES. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT YAMAHA AT 1-800-88-YAMAHA OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.YAMAHA-MOTOR.COM.
Notes:
ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

I Think that should cover just about EVERYBODY.
if you know anybody riding one better get it in the shop
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yea,this is a big one :shock: -but funny thing is i've talked to people everywhere
down here and have not heard of 1 instance where a lock up has occured.
but a couple of guys in my club are about fit to be tied trying to get the bikes back before
bikeweek :?
 

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Sounds similar to the 1800 Goldwings. I got a notice saying that certain welds on the frame near the mounting point of the single sided swingarm could break, resulting in collapse of the rear suspension, causing you-know-what. So they take your bike and tear it partially down, lay it on it's side. Then a locally hired TIG welder grinds out the suspect welds and rewelds the frame. This was the last straw in my decision to get rid of the wing and go to a Nomad for touring. I feel much better now and the Nomad is a beauty!!!
 
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