Suzuki GB has announced arecall on selected GSX-R models built between 2004 and 2013.
Instigated due to a potential issue that can affect the Front Brake MasterCylinder where a ‘spongy feel’ may develop over time the recallaffects 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
Suzuki GBcommented,"After along-term service life of the motorcycle without changing the brake fluid, thebrake fluid can deteriorate and absorb moisture. The brake piston inside thefront brake master cylinder of some motorcycles may not have uniform surfacetreatment. This combination of conditions can lead to corrosion of the brakemastercylinder piston. Corrosion of the brake master cylinder piston generatesgas, which may not be adequately purged from the master cylinder due to theside position location of the reservoir port. Gas remaining in the mastercylinder can affect braking power by reducing proper fluid pressuretransmission to the front brake. Over time, as gas continues toslowlyaccumulate above the reservoir port, the front brake lever may develop a“spongy”feel.
Any Suzukimotorcycle dealerwill replace the front brake master cylinder free of charge. The redesignedmaster cylinder has the reservoir port located at the top to allow betterpurging ofgas andhasimprovedsurfacetreatment on the master cylinder piston. Your dealer willalso flush the brake hydraulic system of old brake fluid. The brake hydraulicsystem will then be refilled with fresh brake fluid and bled to remove any airfrom the system. This procedure will take approximately 2 hours to complete.”
Customers with officially imported road registered machines will benotified via post using DVLA sourced data and advised tocontact their local authorised Suzuki dealer to arrange fitment of thereplacement components free of charge. Suzuki will also use organisationssuch as the ACU to reach owners of race and track day bikes.
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