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Old 05-04-2005, 03:22 AM   #1
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Default TSB's/Recalls - Katana

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RECALL OF '98 Model Year GSX600F/GSX750F Passenger Grab Rail
Build Dates : 12/1/1997 - 3/30/1998
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 98V087000
Date Owner's Notified: 19980430
Date Received by ODI: 19980429
Date Added to Databse: 19980430
Manufacturer's Involved: AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall: AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP.
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4103

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTORCYCLES. THE BRACKET PORTION OF THE PASSENGER GRAB RAIL CAN BREAK.

Consequence: THIS COULD CAUSE THE PASSENGER TO LOSE THEIR BALANCE AND FALL FROM THE MOTORCYCLE, OR COULD DISTURB THE RIDER'S ABILITY TO CONTROL THE VEHICLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PASSENGER GRAB RAIL WITH A NEW, STRONGER GRAB RAIL.

Report Initiator: MFR

Notes: CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONíS AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236)
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RECALL OF '04 Model Year GSX600F Fuel Sender Gasket - possible leak
NOTE: I recommend '04 Kat 750 owners also contact Suzuki about this as possibly applying to them
Make : SUZUKI
Model : GSX-600FK4
Year : 2004
Manufacturer : AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V316000
Recall Date : JUN 23, 2004
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 15

Summary: ON CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF FUEL LEAKING FROM THE FUEL GAUGE GASKET DUE TO MISALIGNMENT OF THE GASKET AT THE TIME OF ASSEMBLY.

Consequence: A MISALIGNED FUEL GAUGE GASKET CAN BECOME CUT AND CAN CAUSE FUEL TO LEAK FROM THE FUEL TANK. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE GASKET OF FUEL GAUGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 11, 2004 CONDUCTED VIA TELEPHONE. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-255-2550.

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CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONíS AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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TSB - 1998 & 99 GSX600F & GSX750F Cylinder Head Cover Union Bolt & Washer Torque Specification Change
Service Bulletin #GSGSXGSXR103, dated Nov 20th, 1998.
Details unknown to me at this time
Quote:
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TSB - 1998 & 99 GSX750F Service Manual & Ready Reference Manual Carb Specification Corrections
Service Bulletin #GSGSXGSXR102, dated Nov 18th, 1998.
Details unknown to me at this time
Quote:
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TSB - 1998 GSX750F Assembly Guide & Pre-Delivery Procedure Corrections
Service Bulletin #9911, dated Oct 5th, 1998.
Details unknown to me at this time
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How do I check my build date....with my VIN#?
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Your build date is imprinted on the VIN plate. VIN plates for the 98+ models is located next to the steering stem on the frame.

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Well I checked. I AM affected by this.... so I guess I would need to get to the local Suzuki dealer and have it switched out. (the passenger grab handle)

Question: Will it come painted the factory color....or will it be black?

How should I go about this...call my local Suzuki dealer and tell them the above recall?
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Well I checked. I AM affected by this.... so I guess I would need to get to the local Suzuki dealer and have it switched out. (the passenger grab handle)

Question: Will it come painted the factory color....or will it be black?

How should I go about this...call my local Suzuki dealer and tell them the above recall?
Print out the recall data, and call your dealer. If the dealer plays stupid, call Suzuki America at 1-800-255-2550 and mention the recall code & getting it straightened out. If you're not the first owner of the bike (i.e. - you're not 100% sure of the service history), you may find that they already replaced the original rear rail previously -- in which case they'll tell you as much (based on your VIN). Either way, the dealer simply does the install/replacement -- Suzuki America actually picks up the bill for both labor and parts. And, yes, you should be given a color-matched rear handle, provided your bike is still the original color (they'll base the color on the VIN info); if your bike has been repainted a different color, the rear handle won't color match. You may also find that the rear handle, even if the same color, may look different simply because your bike has undergone years of solar exposure, etc., while the grab rail is still factory-fresh (resulting in a slight color difference due to fading of the bike).

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Definately worth a sticky ! Thanks for the info CP !
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Maybe Thaz or someone else with dealership back-room access (Masrapido?) can get the actual TSB contents so we can post them here

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Wow. Great info on the TSB and Suzuki America number and all. Thanks very much.

Bike is all factory. The only mods are a Yoshi RS-3 exhaust, and Metzler Mez 4's, and some LED lighting effects.
Paint is as it came from the factory.
So aside from the sun exposure, I am happy to know that the handle (if it wasn't already replaced) will be factory color-matched and anew.
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Where do we get this Motorcycle recall/tsb info?

I looked yesterday on the NHTSA site and only found info on automobiles.

Since someone has the db....can you lookup a 2002 Kat 600?
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