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The Problem:

 Important recall on the rear shock support (yes, it's too late for free replacement)

recall info can be found at bottom of this page

               

above image shows recalled shock (left) and direct replacement shock from 97+ YZF.

The Fix:


Recall Info

From the NHTSA website:

Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
YAMAHA / YZF600RG 1995

YAMAHA / YZF600RGC 1995

YAMAHA / YZF600RH 1996

YAMAHA / YZF600RHC 1996

Manufacturer : YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USA

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 96V033000 Mfg's Report Date : FEB 08, 1996
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4348
Summary:
THE DAMPER SHAFT OF THE REAR SHOCK CAN BEND OR BREAK.
Consequence:
THE SHAFT COULD FRACTURE WITHOUT WARNING CAUSING A LOSS OF CONTROL RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW STYLE SHOCK ABSORBER ASSEMBLY KIT.
Notes:
SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; MOTORCYCLE ONLY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTORCYCLES. NOTE: OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, SHOULD CONTACT YAMAHA AT 1-800-962-7926. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.


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TUTORIAL - Replacing rear shock


 

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