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November 22, 2000

Honda Off-Road Motorcycles Recalled

Honda Off-Road Motorcycles RecalledTorrance, CA (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), American Honda Motor Co. Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 22,000 off-road motorcycles. The two bolts that attach the handlebars can break. If the handlebars separate from the motorcycle, the rider loses steering control and can crash, posing the risk of serious injuries.

Honda has received four reports of handlebars separating from these motorcycles. No injuries have been reported. Honda also received four reports of loose handlebars caused by one of the two bolts failing.

n 2000 XR50R motorcycles have VIN ranges from JH2AE03**YK000013 to JH2AE03**YK0016046

n 2001 XR50R motorcycles have VIN ranges from JH2AE03**1K010001 to JH2AE03**1K0110056

Honda motorcycle dealers nationwide sold these motorcycles from September 1999 through October 2000 for about $1,300.

Consumers should stop using these motorcycles immediately, and call their local Honda motorcycle dealer to schedule a free repair. To locate their local dealer or for more information, consumers should call American Honda at (888) 289-8226 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or go to the company's web site at

Registered owners of the vehicles have been notified directly by American Honda about the recall.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers November 22, 2000.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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