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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Yamaha Recalls XV19 for Throttle Cable Problem

Yamaha has issued a recall of certain 2006 XV19 motorcycles.

On certain motorcycles, when equipped with a windshield, the throttle cables can kink at the guide bracket located at the steering head when the handlebar is turned all the way to the left. In this position, a kinked cable can cause either a stickly throttle feeling or prevent the throttle from returning to the closed position.

If the rider turns the handlebar to the full left lock during a slow-speed maneuver, this sticky/binding throttle feeling could result in reduced vehicle control, which could cause a crash resulting in injury or death.

8,500 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

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