2002-2005 Honda VFR Recall Letter

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  1. squirrelman

    squirrelman Member

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    Just exactly where are the burned/melted parts located on the bike??
    what needs to be removed to access the area?
     
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    Wait, I don't get it. You guys keep getting all bent outta shape waiting for Honda to cough up some parts on the bike, and all the stuff you need to fix it it here on the site. Order the wiring harness from wiremybike.com, bypass the green wire, run an extra ground wire. You are then 100% sure it is right, and you did your own work, and it is better than any fix Honda can come up with. Is there some kind of reason to wait on Honda for this? Or is it principal- since they screwed up?
     
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    Its just handy when honda fixes it cause its free. and if you ever neede to get replacment parts, say after a crash, it would be really easy to get the right pieces. We get into trouble all the time with insurance not wanting to put non stock parts onto parts after crashes
     
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    Honda needs to fix this issue. Plus there's somethng about a warrantee that you won't have if you do it on your own. No knock against anyone's abilities but i like having the dealership being responsible for this fix. This doesn't give Honda an excuse to say, " oh your bike blew up and you did the recall on your own? Tuff nuts but we can't help ya!" :wink:
     
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    I have an explorer too. It hasnt caught on fire yet. As for my VFR, I guess I should take care of the recall since I ride everyday. I only drive the exploder when its hurricane type weather or I need to restock my beer.
     
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    Finally................

    Well, I finally found a dealer/service shop that had the parts and didn't want to have my bike ripped apart in their shop before they ordered parts that they are having a hard time in receiving. I'm taking mine in for the recall work first thing in the morning!
     
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    Hello all,
    I own a 5th gen vfr that is having issues now! This year I have used up 2 batteries,both high beam lights are now blown out, and last week the bike would not start(no whine in the fuel injestion)when turning the key to start position. My 2000 vfr sound like it is having the same problem as the 6th gen. any thoughts out there??????? please respond in detail as I am not the best mechanic.
     
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    Give yourself a few Christmas presents like:

    1. New (2006+) R/R
    2. Add a fan to the top of the R/R
    3. Install the heavy duty wire harness from Tightwad.
    4. Install a new battery (I prefer Optima gel)

    Then forget about the electrical nonsense that Honda designed into our beloved bikes and ride it like you stole it! :wave:
     
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    Howdy, my brother passed away on a VFR on Sept 8th 2007. His was a VFR 800 between the years of 2002 - 2005. It was a clear dry day. It was late in the day. He lost controll for no apparen reason. His buddies were behind him and still can't explain why he wiped out. would this defect cause a crash? He was an experienced rider. If his bike was defective, could a sudden loss of power at the begining of a sweeping turn cause a crash? If so, how could we tell from looking at the bike. It won't bring him back, but it will help my Mom understand why she lost a son. Thanks for any replies.
     
  10. chomper

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    Sorry to hear about your loss, its always tough to hear when another rider goes down.its possible the bike could of cut out do to electrical fault from wiring harness. honda dose state in there letter it could cause a crash with sudden loss of power im sure they put that in to cover their ass. this was a safety recall mandated by government .yes that would be the worst time have engine failure going into a corner
     
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    Thanks Chomper. How could one tell in looking at the bike if the wiring harness failed, or shorted out?
     
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    not sure if you or i could tell. thats more for a government agency that investigates things like that, if the harness was shorting out or overheating it could possibly show signs of overheating (melting or black marks) but for that to happen it should of given some indication before accident. the connection could be tested with ohm/volt meter to see if a short exists but not very conclusive sorry i couldnt be more helpful.
     
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    Does anyone have a pic of the location of the wire harness?
    and did any one did the modification himself instead?
     
  14. chomper

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    jeremy556 did a great job of explaining problam and how to fix, with pictures under thread vfr recall. doing mod myself just been lazy still have another 10 weeks to do it before riding season starts(never had a problam yet). live in canada bike is us model so i have to take it back to us, not worth the hassel easy to fix and only cost a few $
     
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    Thanks man :smile:
    found the link
    problem solve :clap2:
     
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    VFR Recall
    Check out https://www.ahm-ownerlink.com/SEO/MotorcycleMaintenance.asp
    I was able to key in my VIN number to see if my bike was affected by the recall. Dealer was uncertain about extent of factory coverage and told me in Sept. to check back in October/November timeframe. Not real keen on the local dealer anyway, so I may check/repair the fuse issue myself during the winter.
     
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    I was going to do the same thing do a blue harness grd bypass as a no hassle fix but after reading honda service bulletin repair procedure, i realized that was a very limited fix. get the work done your 02 is fully covered just find a dealer you trust. they add a new harness under front nose new batt cable as well. in affect they have taken the load off the infamous blue connector.the work was done on mine with no hassle in less than 2hrs
    I tried to load bulletin on this site but its to large for this site 2.7m over limit.
    its on vfrd if you cant find it pm me and ill email it to ya
     
  18. Joe62

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    Where is the R/R connector containing the monitor wire shown in Jeremy556's pitcure?
     
  19. Badbilly

    Badbilly Official VFRWorld Troll Of The Year!

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    What would be great is to post "the letter." Honda owning up to any R/R problems finally has to be a first. 91 on it's third R/R and a spare under the seat just in case.
     
  20. hondawolf

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    I talked to my local dealer, they have the harness in stock and can do the warrenty replacement. I just need to find time to drop it off. Still ride it regularly and haven't had any problems. At 36,000 miles too. Seems to be most problems are happening at a fairly low milage....
     
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