STAR Motorcycles Accessory Handlebar Safety Recall

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain accessory Fat Double “T” Handlebars designed for Star Motorcycles.

Due to a manufacturing error, these Fat Double “T” Handlebars, part numbers STR-5PX75-12-00 and STR-4WM75-12-00, manufactured from August 1, 2008, through July 31, 2009, may have tubing thinner than designed where the bars narrow for the switch housings and grips.

The affected handlebars could be weak enough in this area to break. If breakage occurs while the motorcycle is being ridden, the operator could lose control of the motorcycle which could result in a crash with injury or death.

New Fat Double “T” Handlebars with part numbers STR-5PX75-12-01 and STR-4WM75-12-01 are not affected and will be used as replacements for those handlebars that, after inspection, are determined to be affected.

Motorcycles that have the affected Fat Double “T” Handlebars should not be operated until they are modified.

Visual Identification

Transition Shape

  • Affected – Fat Double “T” Handlebars manufactured between August 1, 2008, and July 31, 2009, can be identified by the sharp line at the transition from the 1-inch diameter hand grip area to the 1-1/4-inch main crossbar.
  • Non-Affected – Fat Double “T” Handlebars manufactured before August 1, 2008, and also those after July 31, 2009, can be identified by the smooth radius at the transition from the 1-inch diameter hand grip area to the 1-1/4-inch main crossbar.

Stamping/Date Label

  • Non-affected – Fat Double “T” Handlebars manufactured after July 31, 2009, can be identified by a manufacturing date stamping on the left side and a manufacturing date label or a manufacturing date stamping between the handlebar uprights on the underside of the crossbar.
  • EXAMPLE OF MANUFACTURING DATE STAMPING: – TB3509

    TB = VENDOR CODE

    35 = 35TH WEEK

    09 = 2009

Unsure if your handlebars are affected?

The only machines affected by this safety recall are:

  • 2002 to 2009 XV1700PC Warrior
  • 1999 to 2003 XV1600 Road Star
  • 2004 to 2010 XV1700 Road Star

Of those models, only motorcycles with accessory Fat Double “T” Handlebars are affected.

If you are not sure, please ask your dealer to inspect them.

What your dealer will be looking for:

Your dealer will look at the transition from the 1-inch diameter hand grip area to the 1-1/4-inch main crossbar. If there is a sharp line transition, the bars must be re¬placed. The inspection and, if necessary, installation of new handlebars will be at no cost to you for parts or labor.

Please see the Attached Yamaha Technical Bulletin M2010-013R for full details, including replacement instructions.

Yamaha Motor Corporation USA Technical Bulletin – M2010-013R

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