Hot on the heels of last week’s FJR recall comes issue #2 for the Yamaha sport-tourer: NHTSA campaign ID number: 11V340000.

“Yamaha is recalling certain model year 2011 FJR1300 motorcycles manufactured from January 2011 through april 2011. The brake light may not illuminate when the front brake lever is applied because the activating mechanism in the front brake switch can bind. When the motorcycle operator applies only the front brake, the brake light may not come on to alert other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash. Yamaha dealers will install a new front
brake switch free of charge. The potential number of units affected is 260. The recall is expected to begin during July 2011.

Owners may contact Yamaha at 800/962-7926. Owners may also contact the NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888/327-4236, or go to”

Ouch. FJR onwers, we feel your pain.


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