Yamaha to recall XSR900s over wiring harness fears.


Yamaha is having to recall at least 251 XSR900s in Japan over fears to do with the wiring harness.


According to our Japanese sources, the recall is going to be issued by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure Transport office and so far 251 bikes have been identified as having the issue.

Classed as an electrical defect the office has notified Yamaha that the affected bikes need sorting because the ‘structure of the harness electrical wiring protection sheet around the wiring is inappropriate for proper use’.

We’ve had no information yet if this issue is going to have any affect on European motorcycles and if we hear from Yamaha Europe we’ll let you know.


Here’s the information as we’ve been sent it:

■ recall notification number / 3811
■ recall start date / 2016 May 13,
■ report’s name or name /
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. President and CEO Hiroyuki Yanagi Contact: Customer Service Office 0120-090-819
■ failure of the site (part name) / electrical wiring (main harness)
■ structure it deems to standard non-conforming state, the status of the device or performance and the cause /
In the main harness, for the method of fixing the protective sheet of the electrical wiring is inadequate, there is the electrical wiring is exposed from the protective sheet repeating the steering wheel operation. Therefore, continue to accept, exposed electrical wiring is in contact with the peripheral components, in the worst case, the lighting equipment such disconnected (headlamp, direction indicator, tail light, etc.) or longer and the horn is working , there is a possibility that the engine will not be stopped restarts.
■ of improvement measures content /
All vehicle, check the electrical wiring of the main harness, the protection sheet to fix wrapped with tape if damage is found. If damage is observed, the protection sheet to replace the main harness and fixed wrapped with tape.
■ bug number / 0
■ presence or absence of accident / None
by the information from the discovery of the motive / house.
■ measures to well-known in the automobile user and automobile overhaul business /
· User: be notified by direct mail.
And automobile disassembly maintenance business: be posted on the Japan Automobile Service Promotion Association issue of the journal.
And improvement in the implementation completed car, sticking a car frame (chassis number embossing position near) to No.3811 of the sticker.


Tony Carter

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