February 16, 2001
Honda Recalls CBR939RR Motorcycle
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 2000 and
2001 Honda CBR939RR motorcycle. The affected models were manufactured between
September 1999 and November 2000.
On certain motorcycles, when the clutch
lever is released to the friction point, but the lever is not completely released to fully
engage the clutch, strong clutch disk vibration could occur at the higher engine rpms used
for rapid or race-type starts. This stress can cause the clutch to fail. This failure
results in several large sections cracking and eventually separating from the clutch. If
this occurs, rear lock-up is possible if a broken piece is caught in the primary drive
gear. The engine could lose primary ignition and stop suddenly if a broken piece damages
the pulsar rotor. Also, engine oil can leak from the crankcase if a broken piece is forced
through the crankcase. The spilled oil could cause the rear wheel to lose traction and the
motorcycle could crash.
8,696 motorcycles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will install a clutch kit that includes a
redesigned outer clutch basket, spring, clutch lifter lever, and other parts intended to
reduce stress on the clutch.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began Jan. 8, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Honda at 1-310-783-3772.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V403]
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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