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Has anybody been contacted by honda yet about the recall on the decompresson pin, I have had mine since mid sep and havent heard anything.

they just released the actual bulletin today.this is the vin range.

JH2PE053*9K700001 thru JH2PE053*9K703372

parts are not available yet.

not a recall.its a "product update campaign".

you will get a letter shortly.

whats involved with the "product update" are they just replacing the it with the same pin or did they machine a newer/heavy duty one?

not a recall.its a "product update campaign".

you will get a letter shortly.

Better stated: they are limiting their liability by not calling it a recall.

Helps keep them out of courts.

honda is not afraid of the word recall.they have several out right now.

as a matter of fact they are way quicker to jump on the recall train than the other makers.

whats involved with the "product update" are they just replacing the it with the same pin or did they machine a newer/heavy duty one?

pin and weight.

how does the mdk pin factor in? if you have it, is it better than the replacement, or is there a weight that needs to be replaced?

i would still replace the weight.

Comparitive Negligence:

Official Honda motorcycle recalls are issued by the manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for specific motorcycles to notify consumers on any significant equipment defect or problem that may danger the safety of the rider and needs to be repaired.

Bottom line: A company doesn't want to do a recall. It's usually cheaper to have people die and pay out settlements.

they dont feel its a saftey issue.

I think Eddie is correct, it is not a recall because it is not a safety issue. Honda recalled the 07 CRF150R twice. Once for the cam and once for a bad weld on the swing arm. The cam issue was related to high RPM so a failure at speed would be dangerous. The pin and weight issue on the 09 CRF450R occurs at stall speed so the risk of injury is quite low. I think Honda is stepping up and doing what is right by the customer.

I am going to have Honda replace my pin and weight and then I will replace the pin with the MDK unit I already have just to be safe.

Comparitive Negligence:

Official Honda motorcycle recalls are issued by the manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for specific motorcycles to notify consumers on any significant equipment defect or problem that may danger the safety of the rider and needs to be repaired.

Bottom line: A company doesn't want to do a recall. It's usually cheaper to have people die and pay out settlements.

It's not (always) the company. In this case Honda that has to pay for a recall.

A lot of parts are farmed out to be made by other companys. And that said company is responsible for tha costs incurred by the recall. Although in pretty sure Honda made these cams.

So would the dealership give me any crap for having an hour meter installed on my bike? Since it's not OEM. I don't see why they would. But I have one and just have not installed it yet, should I wait till after the recall to install it? I won't be riding the bike until the pin/weight is replaced by the dealer.

no,they wont.

It's not (always) the company. In this case Honda that has to pay for a recall.

A lot of parts are farmed out to be made by other companys. And that said company is responsible for tha costs incurred by the recall. Although in pretty sure Honda made these cams.

It's not a matter of machining the parts incorrectly, if they are changing the weight and pin, it's probably due to a design issue. My guess is the weight will be either heavier or lighter so the pin doesn't engage at the same RPM as it does now. The pin may be of a sturdier design as well but if it doesn't engage at the wrong time may be less a contributor to the failures.

Has anybody been contacted by honda yet about the recall on the decompresson pin, I have had mine since mid sep and havent heard anything.

I called my Honda dealer yesterday. They said they have not received the parts kit yet but they were going to order a kit now for me. The Honda dealership I deal with in NM is awesome. Now if I can just keep it from breaking before then...

well considering my second pin just went on me yesterday i am just gonna go with the MDK one. is the weight you talk about eddie available??

can i replace just the pin?? last time they just sent me a whole new cam with pin and all.

the updated part are not available yet.

Do you have to go to the dealer where you purchased the bike for warranty repair of the pin , or can you go to any Honda dealer ?

Do you have to go to the dealer where you purchased the bike for warranty repair of the pin , or can you go to any Honda dealer ?

Any authorized Honda dealer will take care of it for you. My guess is, Honda makes them.

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