Engine Rotor - Why has Yamaha not issued a recall?

shelkgoo

New Member
I came across this:

And sure enough Yamaha updated the part silently since this is a serious problem.
Planning on swapping it in my 2013 soon, since even some 2015s have the old part...
Absolutely bonkers how this was swept under the rug.

I'd be less mad about it if the part failed and just prevented the bike from running until you swap the part. But nope! This can outright destroy your engine if it fails.


Anyone here have this part fail on you or have you already done this as preventative maintenance?
 

9Lives

New Member
Yamaha is not going to do anything about this issue unless forced to do so via a lawsuit. Many, including myself have replaced the rotor with the upgraded one as “preventative maintenance” others ride more and worry less. This subject has been discussed at great length on several forums and other social media platforms.
 

Greeno

New Member
I'm curious...Of all the guys on here who replaced there rotors, how many of them appeared fine? How many people have actually had them fail?
 

Butthead

Member
Replaced mine at 20,000km, looked like new, I know a couple of guys whose bikes have 60,000 and 120,000 still on the original rotors but there are many more whose have also failed, comes down to risk, if it does go pear shaped its got the potential to cost you
 

niceast

Member
here is just a random thought:
Can start an online petition and get fz1 owners signature. Then present the argument and signatures to Yamaha USA customer support to make a push.

I image the article states along the lines of:
"Yamaha has become aware a potential problem that could affect the durability of the Stator Rotor of certain 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Yamaha motorcycles equipped with R1 engines. We estimate that only a small percentage of motorcycles will actually develop a problem. Motorcycle affect may have stator rotor assembly damage. The affect motorcycles may experience vibrations or noise from the stator region."


references:
to make an online petition:
contact page for yamaha:
USED BMW recall n54 high pressure fuel pump as blueprint for legal terminology and format. SIB 13 03 09
 

Chipper

New Member
What rotor is recommended to replace the factory. Best price and quality? Sure it's been covered someplace can't find it being a newbie.
 

niceast

Member
It’s first amendment right to petition. Practice your rights, get the companies to care about extraordinary quality.
 

Zippy

New Member
I came across this:

And sure enough Yamaha updated the part silently since this is a serious problem.
Planning on swapping it in my 2013 soon, since even some 2015s have the old part...
Absolutely bonkers how this was swept under the rug.

I'd be less mad about it if the part failed and just prevented the bike from running until you swap the part. But nope! This can outright destroy your engine if it fails.


Anyone here have this part fail on you or have you already done this as preventative maintenance?
 

Zippy

New Member
My FZ1 in UK was bought new in 2014 from Yamaha and thought it would not have the stator problem only to find out that when checking the frame number with Yamaha that it was 2011 when assembled! So don’t be misled by date of registration and actual age of bike. My bike must have been hanging around a long time before I bought it.

I recently inquired with Yamaha dealer in York about replacement and they discouraged it! They viewed it as not an issue to warrant replacement but would do so if I wanted it done. I declined.

The problem is I don’t know whether there is a problem. Its a costly replacement
 
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