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Saw this on the Venture forum and wanted to pass it along in cse any of ya'll have one of these bikes. I f you have one of these and haven't been notified, you may want to contact a dealer ASAP.

YAMAHA RECALLS

2001 Yamaha Road Star, Midnight Star, Road Star Silverado models (model numbers: XV16, 16AN, 16ASN, 16 ATN)

2002 Yamaha Road Star, Limited Edition, Midnight Star, Star Warrior, Silverado (model numbers: XV16, 16AP, 16APC, 16ASP, 16ASPC, 16ATP, 16ATPC, XV17 P, 17PC, 17PCP, 17PCPC, 17PCR, 17PCRC)

2003 Yamaha Road Star, Midnight Star, Limited Edition, Warrior and Silverado (model numbers: XV16, 16AR, 16ARC, 16ALER, 16ALERC, 16ASR, 16ASRC, 16ATR, 16ATRC, XV17PCP, 17PCPC, 17PCR, 17PCRC)

Filings by Yamaha with the Federal government’s Safety Recall "department" indicate that between 29,000 and 53,000 Yamaha motorcycles manufactured with defective transmission parts that can cause the transmission and rear wheel to lock up while in motion, which can throw the driver ou
t of control, possibly causing severe injury or even death.

Yamaha has reported to the Federal government that only about 6,000 or so of these motorcycles were repaired
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Are you saying that if the transmission and rear wheel locks up while doing 80mph down the interstate, it can throw the driver out of control, possibly causing severe injury or even death? ;) You learn something new every day.

I just hope no one has been hurt.
 

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Are you saying that if the transmission and rear wheel locks up while doing 80mph down the interstate, it can throw the driver out of control, possibly causing severe injury or even death? ;) You learn something new every day.

I just hope no one has been hurt.
Me too - that's why I wanted to pass this along! :-D
 

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All of mine are too old for recalls. Yep a lockup can be a very distressing if not painful experiance.
 
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