Yamaha R1 and R1M recalled over fire risk

Potentially faulty O-ring could cause oil leak onto exhaust

YAMAHA is recalling R1s and R1Ms over a possible risk of fire due to a faulty oil delivery pipe O-ring that could cause oil to leak on to the exhaust.

A recall notice on the website of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency says: ‘It is possible for an oil leak to occur, from the O-Ring on the Oil Delivery Pipe where it enters the engine case, because of improper assembly of the components. If a leak occurs, oil could leak onto the exhaust and in extreme circumstances the oil could catch fire.’

A total of 146 affected bikes are to have the oil delivery pipe O-ring replaced.

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