Ohlins expands steering damper kit recall

Publish Date: 
May 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ohlins Racing AB is recalling 2,827 steering damper kits manufactured with an incorrectly machined bracket that can cause the steering mechanism to lock up.

The dampers were sold for use as aftermarket equipment on Yamaha R1, R6, and FZ6, Suzuki TL1000 R and GSX1300R, Honda CB600RR, and Ducati Monster 1000, 748, 848, 916, 996, and 998 motorcycles. Also included are universal steering damper kits with part numbers SD 000 through SD 005.

The affected brackets may crack, according to the company. If there is a crack in the steering bracket, at low speeds it may cause the steering to lock, leading to personal injury or a crash.

Ohlins will notify the distributors and provide their customers with a new bracket. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule for the campaign. This recall is an expansion of recall 13E-034.

Posted by Holly Wagner