Motion Pro, Inc. has announced that it has launched a voluntary recall campaign on one of its brake levers. This notice is set to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
Motion Pro, Inc., has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in some of its aftermarket motorcycle brake levers with Part Number 140415. However, the problem associated with this defect can occur only when those brake levers are installed on the models of Suzuki and Yamaha street motorcycles identified below. When these Motion Pro brake levers are installed on the motorcycles identified below, they may not properly engage the motorcycle's stop lamp, due to a possible size mis-match between the brake lever and the stop lamp switch. If there is a mis-match, the stop lamp on the motorcycle will not deactivate when the driver releases the brake lever. If the stop lamp were to remain on, a following driver would not be aware when the brakes on the motorcycle are applied, which could increase the likelihood of a crash.
|Suzuki Model||Years||Yamaha Model||Years|
|DL 1000||2002-2008||YZF R1||1998-2003|
|GSF 1200S||2001-2005||GSF 600S||2000-2003|
If you own one of the motorcycles identified above, you should check to see whether a Motion Pro 14-0415 brake lever has been installed. The lever can be identified by the marking "JY 378" at the base of the lever near the pivot bushing. If one of these brake levers is installed on your motorcycle, you should immediately check to determine whether the stop lamp on your motorcycle is working properly after the brake lever is activated and released. If it is, you need not take any further action, since there is no size mismatch, and the brake lever will continue to work properly. However, if the stop lamp remains on after the brake lever is released, you should immediately call Motion Pro toll-free at (877) 4387831 or go to www.motionpro.com for more information and to obtain a free replacement lever.