Suzuki has initiated a safety improvement campaign, NOT a recall conducted under the safety act, in regards to a potential frame problem with the GSX-R1000. Please read the details below.
Manufacturer: American Suzuki Motor Corporation
Model Year: 2005-2006
Models affected: GSX-R1000
NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V022000
Potential Units Affected: 26082
Problem: American Suzuki is conducting a safety improvement campaign involving 26,082 model year 2005-2006 GSX-R1000 motorcycles. Cracking or breakage of the motorcycle frame can occur in certain extreme situations where unusually high stress is placed on the frame. Repeated hard landings from hazardous maneuvers such as extreme or extended wheelies or other stunts may generate sufficient stress to cause this problem. If the frame becomes broken during extreme use, a crash could occur.
Corrective Action: Dealers will inspect the frame for cracks. If no cracks are found, a frame reinforcement brace will be attached to the frame using bolts and epoxy adhesive. Should cracks be found during the inspection, the frame will be replaced with a new frame that has the reinforcement brace installed. The campaign began on January 21, 2009. Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-714-572-1490.
NOTE: Suzuki Campaign no. 2A08. This action is deemed a safety improvement campaign and is not being conducted under the safety act. However, Suzuki has informed NHTSA that it will provide the modifications described above free of charge.