Honda Australia has recalled their CRF1000 Africa Twin adventure motorcycle over an issue with clogged fuel tanks which could cause the bike to stall.
An official recall notice has been issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission affecting 745 motorcycles built from 2018 to 2020. Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) of the affected bikes are included at the end of this article.
The notice says that during manufacturing of the fuel tank, the zinc oxide generated by the tank seam welding process may have dislodged, accumulating in the fuel pump’s suction filter.
“This may clog the filter and affect engine operation,” it says.
“The engine may not accelerate smoothly and may stall. This can increase the risk of an accident, resulting in injury or death to the rider or bystanders.
Owners are asked to contact their nearest Honda Motorcycle dealer and arrange for their motorcycle to be repaired “at their earliest opportunity”.
This is the second recall for thew Africa Twin after a 2018 recall for the accessory main stand kit which could come loose and fall off.