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Offline Dan K

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VFR1200 Recall
« on: December 08, 2015, 03:09:47 PM »
Apparently, all 2010-2013 Honda VFR1200's are subject to a recall due to the joint on the drive shaft...

http://www.hondaprokevin.com/vfr1200-recall-stop-sale-motorcycle-sport-bike-news-vfr-1200/


Not sure when it will be official, lots of rumors out there but appears that it has been confirmed by some dealers. Thought I'd let all of you know.

Not sure how Honda will know to send me a letter, since I bought from the original owner... Do they check registration records from the various state DMV's? Find out who the registered owners are?

I'll keep this thread updated as I learn more.

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Re: VFR1200 Recall
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2015, 12:28:36 PM »
There's a dealer near me with a new 2010 still on the floor.  I hear $10K would buy it.  Makes my wallet itch.

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Re: VFR1200 Recall
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2015, 02:17:38 PM »
There's a dealer near me with a new 2010 still on the floor.  I hear $10K would buy it.  Makes my wallet itch.

My guess is you could pick it up for less than that.

The U.S. just didn't like the bike at the price it was offered, and now they are available new-old stock and lightly used for very reasonable prices.

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Re: VFR1200 Recall
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2015, 03:01:47 PM »
Is the new Ariel affected?
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Re: VFR1200 Recall
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2015, 09:31:28 PM »
Wonder if Honda got them from BMW.
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Re: VFR1200 Recall
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2015, 03:32:45 PM »
Is the new Ariel affected?

Doubtful, as the issue (as I understand it) is the universal joint in the drive shaft
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Re: VFR1200 Recall
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2015, 03:48:18 PM »
Just re-ran my vin:  The recall is official.



VIN: JH2SC6317__________

    Year: 2010
    Category: Motorcycles
    Sub-Category: Sport
    Model: VFR1200F

    Number of Open Recalls: 1

    Last Updated: Dec 09, 2015

NHTSA recall Number: TBD
Campaign Description: 10-13 VFR12 PROPELLER SHAFT
mfr campaign id: JW2
recall date: 12/04/2015
recall status: Recall INCOMPLETE

Summary:

AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. (HONDA) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 AND 2012-2013 VFR1200F/FD MOTORCYCLES. THE DRIVESHAFT UNIVERSAL JOINT BEARING MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY ASSEMBLED AND, EVEN IF PROPERLY ASSEMBLED, MAY NOT HAVE SPECIFIED DURABILITY AS THE RESULT OF MANUFACTURING ERRORS.

SAFETY RISK:

IF THE UNIVERSAL JOINT SEPARATES, DRIVE FORCE WILL BE LOST; IF THE UNIVERSAL JOINT BREAKS, IT IS POSSIBLE IT MAY INTERFERE WITH THE SWING ARM AND LOCK THE REAR WHEEL WHILE RIDING. EITHER OUTCOME INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH.

REMEDY:

HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS. AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DRIVESHAFT, FREE OF CHARGE. WHILE AMERICAN HONDA EXPECTS TO RECEIVE THE FIRST SHIPMENTS OF THE REMEDY PARTS IN LATE 2015 TO EARLY 2016, CUSTOMERS WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE POTENTIAL OF EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS OF THE DEFECT BEFORE THE REMEDY PARTS ARE AVAILABLE CAN BRING THEIR VEHICLE TO A HONDA MOTORCYCLE DEALERSHIP FOR INSPECTION. IF THE DRIVESHAFT FAILS THE INSPECTION, THE DRIVESHAFT WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW PRE-COUNTERMEASURE PART, FREE OF CHARGE; THE CUSTOMER WILL BE ASKED TO RETURN TO HAVE THE DRIVESHAFT REPLACED WITH A REMEDY PART ONCE PARTS ARE AVAILABLE. ONCE PARTS ARE AVAILABLE, HONDA DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DRIVESHAFT ON ALL AFFECTED VEHICLES WITH A REMEDY PART, FREE OF CHARGE.

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Re: VFR1200 Recall
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2015, 07:06:30 AM »
2011's? Were there none?
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Re: VFR1200 Recall
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2015, 03:14:40 PM »
2011's? Were there none?

That's the response to my VIN, which is a 2010.

Not sure when I can get this done...

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