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2007 Yamaha Fzs10 - JYARN17Y17A- Stanford, CA: August 22nd, 2012
A crack has appeared on the frame. The location of the crack on the frame is on the right side of the motorcycle, down the middle of the weld right above the oil cap and clutch case. The crack goes through the entire frame inward, and about 90% of the way upward. It was very close to being completely cracked. The vehicle has never been crashed, dropped, raced, stunted, etc.


2006 Yamaha Yzf-r1 - JYARN15YO6A- Olathe, KS: August 10th, 2012
I was in first gear riding through a neighborhood when my motorcycle started to jerk like it was starving for fuel. I was unable to hold the throttle at a certain level because of dangerously jerky motions. I pulled the clutch in to come to a stop and as the rpm's came down to normal idle speed it went past and killed the motor. I believe after having done research it is the throttle positioning sensor which would be an electrical issue.


2006 Yamaha Xvs65 - JYAVM01EX6A- Sharpsburg, GA: August 2nd, 2012
When we returned home the gear oil leaked out of the final drive. It was all over the wheel and on the garage floor. Opened the drain plug and metal pieces came out. When it was repaired it was found that the ball bearing for the pinion gear failed. Fortunate the ball bearings did not have time to fall out and jam in the pinion and ring gears thus causing the rear wheel to lock. The replacement bearing from yamaha was redesigned, but we are not sure this will hold up?


2009 Yamaha Zuma - LPRSE48Y99A- Sandusky, OH: July 25th, 2012
We bought this brand new in 09'. I rode this only around the neighborhood because our family members live close. We thought we had a battery problem at first and replaced it in 2010. Then we went on a trip so i wasn't able to ride it much for the season. We tried to run it in 2011 and it ran for a minute (in the driveway) and then it stopped and would not start at all. We tested the new battery and it was not the problem. So i couldn't ride it at all last year. This year we bought another battery and still not firing. The one thing we noticed was no pump sound. This thing is almost full of gas so that's not the problem. We know its not the battery. We checked the fuses and they are good. Its the fuel pump. They need to recall this and solve this issue. These scooters are to expensive to just look at. I put only 95 miles on it the first summer riding it. And the fuel pump goes out. Please don't tell me i should have stopped taking care of my very sick father-in-law for 2yrs (who passed away this month) to make the "scooter" a priority. How were we suppose to know there was a problem with a faulty fuel pump? Yamaha never sent us a recall letter or told us that this might become an issue. Thanks yamaha. By the way... We bought 2 new ones in 09' and about $6500. 00 later we are afraid to ride the other one for fear of being stranded.


2011 Yamaha Yzf-r1 - JYARN23Y8BA- 29 Palms, CA: July 25th, 2012
The contact owns a 2011 yamaha yzf r1. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for a diagnosis and the contact was informed that a rod went through the motor and the vehicle would need a new engine. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle had been abused and offered no assistance. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 560.


2005 Yamaha Xvs650 - JYAVM01E35A- Sandyville, WV: July 19th, 2012
The contact owns a 2005 yamaha xvs650 v star. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the rpms increased excessively before the vehicle stalled. The contact mentioned that after inspecting the vehicle, he noticed that the final drive was worn out and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 24,000.


2008 Yamaha Wr250x - JYADG21E08A- Franklin, TN: July 7th, 2012
I am submitting an incident report for a heat-related failure of the fuel pump that causes an engine stalling condition and a failure to re-start. This is a dangerous condition since my motorcycle quit while riding on the road and would not re-start until the motorcycle cooled. In traffic this would be a certain safety hazard. This is a widely known problem on this model motorcycle and its 'sister' model, the wr250x (google search will lead to many reports and information. ) yamaha japan has issued a recall (http://www. Yamaha-motor. Co. Jp/recall/mc/campaign/2009-05/fuel-pump/index. Html) but has not done so in the us. Please investigate before someone is injured. ## vin passed ## yamaha wr250r 2008 ##.


2006 Yamaha V-star - JYAVP11Y56A- Visalia, CA: June 13th, 2012
While riding at 55 mph the motorcycle rear tire locked up and caused the back to skid out of control. After taking the motorcycle home and inspecting the failure i found the mid drive shaft was broken at the nut. I investigated the problem and hundreds if not thousands of yamaha 1100 v star motorcycles have had this failure. It appears that the drive shaft nut starts backing off and eventually causes the drive shaft to break. The message boards indicate that yamaha has been contacted many times about this issue. I have had my motorcycle into the dealership many times and was not warned about this defect. I was lucky, but if a motorcycle's rear tire where to lock up while on a winding road or passing this failure most certainly could lead to severe injury or death if it hasn't already.


2012 Yamaha Fz6r - JYARJ18Y1CA- Delano, CA: June 11th, 2012
Well i was driving in my motorcycle right behind my parents on june 10, 2012 when i noticed that they were speeding, i brought it to there attention, my speedometer said they were going 80, but my parents stated they were going 75 mph. So we went for a test drive when we got home i stated to him drive 55 mph for about two miles and i will be right behind you sure enough my speedometer said i was going 60 but he was going 55. Then i tested it with a gps device and the same thing happened. On monday june 11, 2012 i called yamaha and asked them about this, they stated that there is an allowable difference which is 10 percent. I would like to know if there statement to me is valid. One of the reasons i am concerned is the slowest possible limit on a freeway is 45 mph here in ca. What if i am going 46, and a police officer pulls me over for going 40... Who would be responsible for the citation?


2007 Yamaha Xv19 - JYAVP22E07A- Lowell, AR: June 11th, 2012
Third gear is making noise.


2006 Yamaha Xv1900 - JYAVP21E16A- Granite City, IL: June 10th, 2012
On march 21st of 2012, around 2pm, i left my house to head to work. When i approached the stop light (red) right off mckinley bridge on missouri side, i down shifted from 4th to 3rd gear when i noticed the bike lunged forward a bit and started making a grinding noise. The noise sounds like the belt is not grabbing onto the sprocket or something like that. I was told that there is alot of roadliner's and stratoliners xv1900's has this problem. The problem is with the 3rd gear pinion p/n 1d7-17131-01-00. Yamaha knows about this problem with the model bike in question but has not had a recall on this part yet. I was told that this problem could cause a catastrophic crash from the transmission locking up at high speeds. The replacement part has a new p/n (99999-03864. 00).


2011 Yamaha Xv1900 - JYAVP27E2BA- Worcester , MA: June 8th, 2012
The contact owns a 2011 yahama xv1900. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact engaged the clutched, shifted into neutral and was able to restart the vehicle after multiple attempts and resumed normal operation. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis but they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue and advised the contact that they would not be able to provide any assistance because the dealer was unable to locate a failure within the vehicle. The failure mileage was 900.


2006 Yamaha Xv19 - JYAVP21E56A- Monroe, MI: June 3rd, 2012
While riding my 2006 yamaha roadliner 1900,i noticed a knock in third gear as i was going slow. Next ride it got louder,and a whining started coming from the transmission maintenance was performed correctly since i bought it brand new. The knock is so bad i can't ride it, i have heard of many others with this problem, at or around 20,000 miles, mine has 21,256. I have contacted yamaha for help, and they said there's nothing they can do about it since its out of warranty. Can you help? I hear its a very expensive fix, and yamaha has already changed the gear on the newer bikes because of this problem, shouldn't there be a recall? Thank you.


2007 Yamaha Road Star - JYAVP11E85A- Blue Mound, IL: June 3rd, 2012
When restarting my bike after a rest from riding gas blew out of the top of the carburetor all over the lower part of the hot motor and my right leg soaking my shoe and bottom my pants leg. This happened every time i restarted the bike after stopping for awhile.


2004 Yamaha Fjr1300 - JYARP07E64A- Louisville, KY: May 20th, 2012
Took off ramp off of highway and slowed down to stop at stop light and motorcycle died. No lights, gauges, or any type off electrical power on the bike at all. Could not use flashers due to power failure. Pushed bike to side of road and with help pushed bike to gas station 1/8th mile down the road on a busy high way. After diagnosing issue found the ignition switch failed. Was able to bypass ignition switch to get back home. Glad it didn't happen on the expressway.


2010 Yamaha Xvs950 - JYAVN01E4AA- Memphis , TN: May 16th, 2012
The contact owns a 2010 yamaha xvs950. The contact stated that the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number: 11v533000 (fuel system, gasoline: delivery) had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repairs to be performed. The dealer stated that the part was not available to perform the recall and did not know when the part would become available. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 2,000.


2006 Yamaha Xv19 - JYAVP21Y46A- Calexico, CA: April 13th, 2012
I was downshifting and heard a really load noise from the transmission. The noise is prevalent in 3 rd gear only when downshifting. It is worse as it can be heard when accelerating now. Only 3rd gear is effected. I cannot use 3rd gear at all at this time. The noise can be heard when riding the bike or standing near when driving by.


2004 Yamaha Fjr1300 - JYARP09Y24A- Novato, CA: March 26th, 2012
While riding the motorcycle on a straight & level road, dry, daytime, cruising approximately 30 mph (with my wife on back), bike suddenly and completely quit, including all instrumentation and blinkers. Luckily, i was able to safely pull over (pulled clutch in and coasted out of lane) with traffic right on my back, as no flashers or brake lights were functioning. Thank god it didn't happen on the freeway. On the side of the road, i found all fuses good and after an hour of roadside diagnosis, got a tow truck. Bike could not be jumped either - battery was good, but 100% electrical failure. Towed it home. I spent an hour or so performing electrical diagnosis with wiring diagram - found that when ignition switch was bypassed, everything worked fine! Realized that large gauge wiring goes to ignition switch (practically all electrical circuits) which doesn't seem like a good idea without a relay. Ignition switch has been positively identified as failure causing this safety concern. An investigation on the internet revealed 2006-newer fjr1300's have ignition switch recall for same/similar failure and same safety concern (complete failure at some random moment. ) i contacted yamaha corp. Cust. Relations who stated that my bike is not under recall and they have not had significant reports of this issue. I made a formal report with yamaha. I have ordered parts, which are now on back-order. (is there a problem yamaha) - this switch (on discount) is nearly $200, plus several hours of my time, as the tamper-proof (theft-resistant) bolts make this a real bear to replace. Yamaha corp. Could not tell me if the new replacement switch that i have ordered is the same sub-par switch that has failed in my motorcycle or is the part has been updated. I want usdot to know about this failure in case there are more like mine! Major safety concern which freaked out my wife. Thank you.


2006 Yamaha Road Star - JYAVP17E36A- New Harmony, IN: March 13th, 2012
The contact owns a 2006 yamaha road star motorcycle. The contact stated that as he started the vehicle, he noticed fuel leaking into the engine block. The failure recurred whenever the engine would become hot in combination with hot weather temperatures. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. The technician was unable to provide a remedy for the defect. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 10.


2009 Yamaha Xvs950 - JYAVN01E69A- Sterling, VA: February 24th, 2012
The contact owns a 2009 yamaha xvs950 motorcycle. While driving approximately 75 mph, the contact heard a grinding sound coming from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician stated to the contact that the rubber belt in the engine was too tight and causing the rear wheel to seize. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 3,200.