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http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/recall/2014-yamaha-yzf-r6-wheel-hardness-recall/

Yamaha Motor Co. USA is recalling certain 2014 Yamaha YZF-R6 motorcycles because the front and rear wheels may have been manufactured with insufficient hardness.
The recall only affects YZF-R6 motorcycles that were manufactured between August 1, 2014, to September 1, 2014 – which makes for roughly 28 units being affected.
Because of the insufficient hardness, the wheel bearings may loosen and shift, or the wheel may lose its shape and air may leak from around the bead on the tire, thus resulting in a crash.
During the wheel production process at the supplier, the cooling process was insufficient for some of the lot. By design, the water cooling process involves dipping the wheel in a water bath; however, some of the wheel was not submerged in this case, because of insufficient water levels in the bath.
Yamaha has notified affected owners, and will replace the wheels and tire assemblies, free of charge.
This recall began on October 21, 2014, but concern owners may contact Yamaha’s customer service staff at 1-800-962-7926 (reference Yamaha recall number 990088). As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.
 

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