As of 01-15-09 Suzuki has issued a Safety Recall on 2005 and 2006 GSXR1000′s. The recall is for a Frame Reinforcement Brace Installation and Possible Frame Replacement. The reason for the recall is that Suzuki has received reports of cracking or breakage of the motorcycle frame in certain extreme situations where unusually high stress is placed on the frame, such as collisions involving the front wheel/fork assembly.
Suzuki has also received reports of cracking or breakage of the frame behind and below the steering neck when the motorcycle is subjected to repeated hard landings from hazardous maneuvers such as extreme or extended wheelies or other stunts. Suzuki believes that this type of driving activity is reckless-and illegal when performed on a public roadway-and does not condone it. If the frame becomes broken during this type of extreme use, a crash could occur.
While ordinary operation of the motorcycle does not create ris of cracking or breakage of the frame, SUZUKI HAS DECIDED VOLUNTARILY TO CONDUCT THIS SAFETY RECALL TO MINIMIZE THE POTENTIAL FOR FRAME CRACKING OR BREAKAGE IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES DESCRIBED ABOVE.
THIS IS A SAFETY RECALL AND THERE IS NO CHARGE TO YOU FOR THE WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE PERFORMED.
All owners of the defective motorcycle should be receiving a letter from Suzuki in the mail.
Source | Suzuki