Suzuki recalls GSX-8R in US: chain may not be riveted

Suzuki has rolled out a recall for the new GSX-8R in the United States. The chain link may not be riveted, which could cause it to become loose and cause the chain to come off the motorcycle while you are riding.

On January 30, 2024, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) received information from its North American distributor that two GSX-8R motorcycles had a missing rear-wheel drive chain, prompting an investigation in Hamamatsu.

Three days later, on February 2, Suzuki was informed by supplier RK JAPAN that they had produced a total of 72 chain sets where the chain link was not riveted, and Suzuki in turn checked to what extent these sets had been used in the assembly.

Because some motorcycles were indeed equipped with unriveted chain sets, Suzuki has decided to issue a recall to replace and repair the chain drive.

The chain will be inspected at the Suzuki dealer. For engines that have not yet been sold, only the chain link will be replaced, for engines that have already been sold the complete chain set – chain and sprockets – will be replaced. At RK, quality control has been adjusted to prevent this from happening again.

It is not known whether the recall also applies to the Netherlands, the Dutch spokesperson could not be reached, but this message will be updated as soon as we have a definitive answer.

– Thanks for information from Motorfreaks.

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