Yamaha Motor Corporation , USA (Yamaha) has announced it is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 WR250R dual-sport motorcycles due to leaking oil. Recall documents indicate as many as 2,550 bikes are affected by the recall.The affected units were manufactured from August 1, 2013, to June 1, 2016. The recall was triggered due to an incorrect assembly process, which may cause the clutch push lever oil seal may crack, allowing engine oil to leak out. If oil leaks from the engine, the oil may get on the rear tire, causing a loss of control and increasing the risk of a crash.
Yamaha has indicated it will notify owners, and dealers will replace the clutch push lever oil seal, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2016. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha’s number for this recall is 990108.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.About the WR250RWith fuel injection feeding a liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve 249cc single with titanium intake valves, the WR250R puts out usable power, which peaks at a staggering 10,000 rpm. This helps to keep the bike on song.Read our Yamaha WR250R Review.
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Yamaha’s Ténéré 700 is an excellent foray into the middleweight ADV world. Associate Editor Neil Wyenn owns a 2021 model, and has spent the last year adding and improving various aspects of his bike. Some add-ons are more vital others, and he lets us into his secrets for getting the most out of the Yamaha Ténéré. His total enthusiasm for ADV riding and the Yamaha Ténéré in particular were pretty obvious to me—I’m sure you’ll feel the same. Links to all the items he mentions are below.