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January 23, 2001

1999-2000 Suzuki GSX1300R Motorcycle Recalled

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 1999-2000 Suzuki GSX1300R motorcycle.  The affected models were manufactured between January 1999 and August 2000.

On certain motorcycles, the spring in the cam chain tension adjuster can break. Excessive slack will then develop in the cam chain, allowing the chain to jump to the wrong position on the cam shaft sprockets. Severe engine damage could occur, causing sudden engine failure.

8,511 motorcycles are affected by this recall.

Dealers will replace the cam chain tension adjuster with a new oil-damped ratchet-type cam chain tension adjuster. Dealers will also install a new tension adjuster oil supply hose and a new cam chain guide.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Nov. 3, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Suzuki at 1-714-572-1490.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V319/Suzuki Recall No. 2044]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers January 23, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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