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Drive Chain Guard Bolts may Loosen

If the chain guard breaks, it may fall onto the road, creating a road hazard and increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V483000

Manufacturer Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 3,493

Summary

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2018 Yamaha MT-07J, MT-07JC, XSR700J, and XSR700JC motorcycles. The bolts that connect the drive chain guard to the swingarm may loosen, possibly causing the chain guard to contact the drive chain and break.

Remedy

Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace both chain guard mounting bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2018. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990120.

4 Associated Documents

ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

Miscellaneous Document - Regarding: Certain 2018 model MT-07 and XSR700 Drive Chain Guard Bolt and Collar Replacement, Factory Modification Campaign.

Recall Acknowledgement

Recall 573 Report
 

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Why would they change such a small part for 2018? What was wrong with the previous one that it needed changing? If it was a cost reduction exercise then that’s gone **** up!
 

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Why would they change such a small part for 2018? What was wrong with the previous one that it needed changing? If it was a cost reduction exercise then that’s gone **** up!
My 2017 euro model was also recalled for the same issue
 

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Yamaha considers that the 2 chain guard spacers are too short.
They change them for longer one.
And now the chain guard is not enough retained... :D
 

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I have had mine changed under the recall and wish I hadn't bothered.The guard now rattles all of the time and makes me wonder whether the bolts will eventually wear through the chain guard. I have never known a part to be fitted deliberately loose. When I took the bike back to the dealer to question the fitting, I was told they are all like that and the new bikes from Japan are all the same... Progress eh!
 

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I have had mine changed under the recall and wish I hadn't bothered.The guard now rattles all of the time and makes me wonder whether the bolts will eventually wear through the chain guard. I have never known a part to be fitted deliberately loose. When I took the bike back to the dealer to question the fitting, I was told they are all like that and the new bikes from Japan are all the same... Progress eh!
Got mine "fixed" and the bolt popped right out. I have it ziptied and will be going back to question their fitment
 
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