Honda CRF250L and Honda CRF250 Rally Recall, Boon Siew Honda Checking if Malaysian Units are Affected

  • American Honda has issued a recall for a number of models including the 2018 Honda CRF250L and Honda CRF250 Rally.

  • The issue concerns the transmission.

  • Boon Siew Honda is currently checking if the Malaysian units are affected.

American Honda has issued a recall for a number of models for issues regarding their transmissions. The recall include the 2018 Honda CRF250L and Honda CRF250 Rally, among others.

According to the circular, the models affected are the 2019 Honda CB300R, 2018 to 2019 Honda Rebel (CMX300), 2018 Honda CBR300R, as wells as the aforementioned 2018 Honda CRF250L and Honda CRF250 Rally.

Only the two CRF250s are being sold in Malaysia among the list. placed a call to the Malaysian distributor, Boon Siew Honda for further clarifications on the recall. While the Malaysian units may not be affected, Boon Siew Honda gave their assurance that they have taken the initiative to investigate the matter. They shall revert with the answers soon.

According to the American Honda recall, the circlip on the transmission’s main shaft may detach. It will cause gear misalignment should it occur.

The misalignment will in turn cause the transmission to shift into gear while in NEUTRAL during engine start. If the motorcycle is in motion, it may cause the transmission, hence the rear wheel to seize.

Stay tuned.

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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