The recently introduced Yamaha YZF-R1M might not have reached all the markets across the world but some models may suffer problem over faulty Ohilins Suspension. Ohlins suspensions recalled its TTX36 aftermarket rear shock absorbers. The recall affected a few batches of the TTX GP, TTX RT and TTX36 MKII, produced from November 9, 2013 to February 20, 2015.
Now, it has come to light that Yamaha’s latest offering, the premium variant of the litre-class YZF-R1, the YZF-R1M has also suffered from this recall. Yamaha will inspect the affected YZF-R1M motorcycles and, if necessary, replace the rear shock with a correctly-manufactured shock.
“On certain motorcycles, the rear shock absorber may not have been manufactured correctly. The piston rod nut may have been tightened before the piston had the correct full metal-to-metal contact. This could result in the nut loosening, which would prevent proper rear suspension action, and could cause poor handling that may result in a crash causing injury and/or property damage. Correction: Dealers will replace the rear shock absorber with a correctly manufactured one,” reads the Canadian recall.
Product Safety Recalls Australia website says, “There is a risk that the rear shock absorber piston rod nut can loosen off due to insufficient tightening torque of the piston rod nut during assembly of some shock assemblies.”