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Model year 2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles recalled

The front brake hose may leak

Photo source: Yamaha
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA is recalling 1,561 model year 2019 YZF-R3 motorcycles.

The front brake hose my chafe against the horn lead wire when the handlebars are turned from left to right, potentially resulting in a brake fluid leak.

A brake fluid leak can reduce braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front brake hose, replacing it as necessary, and reroute the horn lead wire free of charge.

The recall was expected to begin February 28, 2020.

Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at (800) 962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990135.

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