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Old 06-13-2006, 01:14 PM
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Default YAMAHA RECALLS ALL 2006 YZ250F'S

just read this of MXA's website


Yamaha has decided to do a complete recall of every 2006 YZ250F. It has been brought to their attention that the intake valves are prone to breaking at very high rpms. The MXA Wrecking Crew knows about this first hand as our very own 2006 YZ250F suffered a dreaded intake valve failure.



We applaud Yamaha for going forward with a full recall on all 2006 YZ250F units as this is the right thing to do even though it will be a time consuming process.



What follows is the official letter sent out to all YZ250F owners from Yamaha.



JUNE 12, 2006



Dear Yamaha YZ250F Owner:

Thank you for purchasing the 2006 YZ250F shown on the label above. We are confident that this motorcycle gives you exceptional track performance no matter which class you race. Yamaha has determined that some intake valves manufactured for the YZ250FV and FSPV have experienced fatigue at the neck area when operated at maximum rpm, causing loss of power and possible engine failure. Your YZ might have been built with these valves.



To ensure that your YZ does not experience this problem, Yamaha will replace all three intake valves on your YZ250F free of charge for parts and labor even if the motorcycle is out of warranty.



To get the free intake valve replacement, simply call your dealer and make an appointment so he can be sure to have the parts in stock. The job takes just over 4 hours to perform, but your dealer may need to hang onto your YZ longer depending upon his Service Department schedule.



Thank you again for owning a YZ250F. We know you have a choice in motorcycle brands and appreciate that you have chosen to be part of the growing Yamaha family. Please take advantage of this offer today by calling your dealer and scheduling the valve replacement.



Sincerely,

Service Division

Customer Support Group
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Old 06-13-2006, 01:16 PM
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Default Re: YAMAHA RECALLS ALL 2006 YZ250F'S

wow, thats pretty major to recal a whole line of bikes
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Old 06-13-2006, 01:39 PM
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Seriously. Dang. I think it's a good move on their part. I wouldn't think they would want to tarnish their reliability standing, and get added to the list of other 250F's with valve issues/
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Old 06-13-2006, 01:44 PM
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Wow, great job Yamaha. I think they understand the market that most these go to are not hard core racers, but regular riders. I think highly of them for this, they dont have to warrenty a race bike, as Honda chooses.
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Old 06-13-2006, 01:57 PM
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Yes - this is amazing! Is the 250F the only line that it's affecting?
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Old 06-13-2006, 02:00 PM
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That "other" manufacturer would have just said "It's a race bike dude...live with it".
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Old 06-13-2006, 02:10 PM
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Most other "Manufacturer's" you mean.
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Old 06-13-2006, 02:31 PM
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To recall the entire year model and replace the intake valves will be very costly to the company. This is a top shelf move by Yamaha.
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Old 06-13-2006, 04:45 PM
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Default Re: YAMAHA RECALLS ALL 2006 YZ250F'S

And what are they gonna do about the ones that ?
Have already broken the valve and ruined the top end
Asking this question cause i know people trying to get
parts to fix some?
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Old 06-13-2006, 05:57 PM
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And that sir is why I ride Blue. What a stand up move. Not unprecedented though. Honda and Kawasaki had to go down this road too.

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Old 06-13-2006, 06:07 PM
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Good move by Yamaha, but I feel for those that have already had this happen to them, before it was known as a widespread problem..
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Old 06-13-2006, 06:24 PM
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see I read this on another forum, call yam and the tell me i am full of it. So I need to keep calling and griping!
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Old 06-13-2006, 06:45 PM
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Clay...I read your post 18 times and I still don't understand it!
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Old 06-13-2006, 06:55 PM
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Great job for Yamaha. I wish every bike MFG would do this. Good customer service will sell more bikes than any advertisement
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Old 06-13-2006, 06:57 PM
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Yeah I am proud that yamaha is doing the right thing also... but what suprised me was that I had never even heard of this being an issue???? has anybody else?
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Old 06-13-2006, 07:11 PM
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Default Re: YAMAHA RECALLS ALL 2006 YZ250F'S

Maybe they are just doing it because MXA Wrecking Crew blew theirs up? :
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Old 06-13-2006, 07:17 PM
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being a 06 yz250f owner...............its related to stayong on the rev limiter. It can blow due to faulty batch of valves. They are doing this is Aust,Can,and the USA. I do not currently have any problems with my bike. But all are being recalled for this. Im'm second on the list at my dealer...............I want them to practice on the 1st guy,lol.
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Old 06-13-2006, 08:46 PM
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Default Re: YAMAHA RECALLS ALL 2006 YZ250F'S

Quote:
Originally Posted by Woody_CRF
Most other "Manufacturer's" you mean.
No! He meant the other....meaning RED!
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Old 06-13-2006, 09:07 PM
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LOL, right and then yellow and Green.
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:58 PM
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Default Re: YAMAHA RECALLS ALL 2006 YZ250F'S

ok sorry, i called and asked yamaha about the problem with the valves. They told me they have not heard of any type recall with the bike.
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