On October 7, 2014, Suzuki Motors of America, Inc., announced a new recall of nearly 23,073 motorcycles, which involves these two popular models:
GSX-R1000 (Model years 2009-2014)
GSX-R750 (Model years 2011-2014)
The problem stems from the process of upshifting, in that if the rider misses a gear, the strain applied to the drive chain after the next shift may cause movement in the rear axle, damaging the left-side chain adjuster.
This action may cause the drive chain to pop off the rear wheel sprocket, resulting in a total loss of power. This may greatly increase the risk of a serious bike crash.
Suzuki will be notifying the affected bike owners, advising them to return their bikes to the dealer for replacement of the left-side chain adjuster with an improved part. If you own one of the above models, you can contact the company directly at 714-572-1490. The numbers associated with this recall are 2A40, 2A41, 2A42 and 2A43.
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Sport bikes are fast, fun and a little risky for inexperienced or untrained riders. If you or someone you know has been injured as the result of a motorcycle crash caused by a defective part, the bike accident lawyers at Goldberg, Racila, D’Alessandro & Noone are here to help. We have helped hundreds of motorcycle crash victims receive the financial compensation they are entitled to, including lost wages from being unable to work, and medical bills and future care resulting from the crash.
We will sit down with you to evaluate your case at no charge, and provide sound and aggressive representation in the event you may have a case against the manufacturer. Call us at 239-461-5508 to speak directly to one of our motorcycle accident attorneys today.