Öhlins Recalls TTX36 Shocks

Öhlins Recalls TTX36 Shocks

Öhlins Racing AB is recalling certain model aftermarket TTX36 motorcycle shock absorbers (models TTX GP, TTX RT & TTX36 MKII) produced between November 6, 2013, and February 19, 2015. The company is strongly urging consumers to stop riding motorcycles with these shocks until they have been fixed.

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ohlins_ttx36_diagrmAccording to Öhlins, the piston-shaft nut may not have been torqued fully because the top out spring prevented the piston from reaching its final position due to high friction. If the piston-shaft nut comes lose it could cause loss of damping and the shock could potentially come apart increasing the risk of a crash. This recall affects 964 shocks in the U.S. and fit BMW models such as the HP4, S1000RR, S1000R, R1200GS as well as other brands and models.

Öhlins Racing AB will cover all costs related to removing and repairing the shock absorber. They will also reimburse owners who have already paid for repairs. You can verify if your shock is affected as well as downloading a work order form on Öhlins website at: http://www.ohlinsusa.com/ohlins-usa-news/90/IMPORTANT+TTX36+Safety+Recall+Notice.

The full list of part numbers and batches affected is below. You can find the part and batch number stamped on the top of the shock absorber near the top mounting bolt.

Ohlins TTX36 Part No. / Batch number(s):
AP 340 / 136734 136735 137254 138061 309524
BM 147 / 137936
BM 340 / 136737 136739 137874 138320
BM 342 / 136741 137875
BM 343 / 136742 136920
BM 345 / 309605
BM 677 / 138736
DU 339 / 309611
DU 339P / 137191 137494 309541
DU 340 / 136743 136744 137149 137495 309528
DU 868 / (DU 871) 136527 138064
HO 339 / 136745 136746 136747 309529
HO 340 / 136749 136753 136754 137163 137593 309530
HO 358 / 137513 138121 309517
KA 035 / 136126 137366 138068
KA 040 / 137030 137735
KA 336 / 136755 136756 137268 138613 309531
KA 338 / 136757 137741 309532
KA 340 / 136758 136759 136760 136761 137031 137515 137822 137904 138293 309533
KA 358 / 137070
KA 788 / 137518
SU 026 / 137752 138791
SU 339 / 136762 136763 137521 137753 309534
SU 340 / 136764 136765 137522
SU 357 / 309522
SU 789 / 138770
SU 932 / 137523
TR 338 / 309584
TR 339 / 136770 309536
YA 339 / 136771 136772 136774 136775 136924 137185 137528 137933 309537 309610
YA 340 / 136776 136777 136778 137912 138631 309538
YA 358 / 309519
YA 359 / 309563
YA 931 / 135517

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