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If you run gsxr front m/c read this

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Aus recall:

US info:

All new or Used 2004* thru 2013 GSXR models
1000 2005-2013
750 2004-2013
600 2004-2013

Suzuki Motor Corporation has instituted a safety recall campaign to replace the front brake master cylinder. The brake
piston inside the front brake master cylinder of some motorcycles may not have received adequate surface treatment to
prevent corrosion. Corrosion of the brake piston generates gas, which may not be adequately purged from the master
cylinder due to the side position location of the reservoir return port. To ensure customer safety and satisfaction, dealers
will replace the front brake master cylinder and brake fluid.
Technical Service Bulletin:
Servicing information regarding this safety recall will be available in a Technical Service Bulletin the week of
October 28, 2013.
Parts Availability:
Dealers will be able to order the necessary parts to perform this recall campaign beginning approximately the week of
November 4, 2013. Adequate supplies of parts will be available at that time to ensure your ability to service all your
affected units. Your dealership may immediately resume retail sales once the recall campaign is completed.
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Bugger,i doubt the dealership will sort it under warranty/recall claim if the master cylinders located on a TLS....or would they?its still a GSXR master no mater what its on.:O
I've dropped a mail to Suzuki GB to ask this very question...

Will advise when/if I get an answer..
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I've dropped a mail to Suzuki GB to ask this very question...

Will advise when/if I get an answer..
Good thinking that man...:hail
OK folks..

I've just put the phone down on a nice man at Suzuki GB, At the moment the recall is NOT going on in the UK but Suzuki GB are talking to Japan and keeping up to speed with what is happening in the States & elsewhere..

On our particular issue he advised that if the recall went ahead then obviously they would look at owners of Gixxers first but added that other SUZUKI motorcycles that this part had been added to could possibly be taken to a dealer to have the part inspected to ensure in came originally from the models concerned in the recall and that dealer should then liaise with Suzuki customer relations (technical) to sort a remedy..

Obviously very grey and as no recall as yet has been announced in the UK not a lot of use..

If a recall is announced i'll be in touch with the chap again as I think dealers will not be interested in looking at non GSXR bikes unless we have something in writing from Suzook GB..

I did tell him i'd post this on the zone/planet to stop too many peeps please don't if your in the UK as you'll get the same response and may negatively affect any 'goodwill' they may (or may not) have to us modded TL riders..
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Well i'm reading the last line of this as we may get new masters :O I know my reg has been added to the list in the UK (apparently) will see if I get a letter..
Can't access the linked page, but the visor down piece only refers to track or race bikes, not other models running gsxr front m/c. Here is the piece

The 2013 GSX-R1000 is among the models recalled
SUZUKI has launched a massive worldwide recall of GSX-R600s, 750s and 1000s sold since 2004.

The sports bikes are being recalled to fix an issue with the front brake which can lead to a ‘spongy feel’, Suzuki says.

The cause is moisture absorption in the brake fluid, according to the firm.

The recall affects GSX-R600s and GSX-R750s made since 2004, and GSX-R1000s made since 2005.

The bikes will have their front brake master cylinder replaced free of charge.

Suzuki GB's Denis Houston said: "Investigations into reports of the front brake lever developing a ‘spongy’ feeling over time have revealed the cause to be moisture naturally absorbed by the brake fluid, affecting the return spring inside the master cylinder. As the braking system is safety critical and there are no external indications that corrosion of the spring has begun the brake master cylinder assembly is to be replaced free of charge."

A Suzuki spokesman said he was waiting to learn the number of individual machines affected, but said the UK had been a “big market” for the models.

He said there had been “no incidents” in the UK related to the issue.

A release from the firm said: ‘Suzuki GB has announced a recall on selected GSX-R models built between 2004 and 2013.

‘Instigated due to a potential issue that can affect the Front Brake Master Cylinder where a 'spongy feel' may develop over time the recall affects GSX-R600, 750 and 1000 models as listed below.

GSX-R600 - K4, K5, K6, K7, K8, K9, L0, L1, L2 and L3 models

GSX-R750 - K4, K5, K6, K7, K8, K9, L0 , L1, L2, and L3 models

GSX-R1000 - K5, K6, K7, K8, K9, L0, L1, L2 and L3 models’

‘Customers with officially imported road registered machines will be notified via post using DVLA sourced data and advised to contact their local authorised Suzuki dealer to arrange fitment of the replacement components free of charge. Suzuki will also use organisations such as the ACU to reach owners of race and track day bikes
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That's what I meant really, To me what are the chances of an K4 track bike/race bike having an original Master Cylinder still on it, race bike i'd possibly say none..therefore it'll have a replacement and ergo we might get included too as long as it's a Suzook part, but we'll wait and see..
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