Well all the controversy about the 954 steering stem, is sumed up right here, as today in the mail i received a letter from HONDA, quoting exactly this....
" American Honda's motorcycle division is conducting a product update campaign to replace the steering stem components on 2002 model/year CBR954RR's. Our records indicate that you own one of these motorcycles.
Repalcement components are now available to enhance handling during high-speed use such as as closed-course competition on a racetrack.
If you use your motorcycle at high-speeds such as a closed-course competition use, please contact your nearest authorized Honda Motorcycle dealer and make an appointment to have the steering stem components replaced. The dealer will replace the parts at no cost to you. Please plan to leave your motorcycle at the dealer for at least half a day for dealer scheduling.
THIS PRODUCT CAMPAIGN UPDATE ENDS JUNE 3, 2004. YOu must have your CBR954RR updated prior to tihs date; after this date your motorcycle will no longer be eligible to have this update performed free of charge.
If you no longer have moved or no longer own your 20002 CBR954RR, please take a moment to complete and mail the enclosed information change card so we can update our records.
If you have questions about this campaign, please call Motorcycle customer service at (310)-532-9811.
We apologize for any inconveinience this may cause you.
Thank you for your CBR954RR purchase "
AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.
After reading this, personally I thought it was Fuggin B.S. basically they saying if your not going to be racing then it is ok..Well all of us may not be track riders on a regular basis, however who the hell doesnt ride there bike @ high speeds..Im not saying, its on a daily basis,,but even the most law obiding cruiser type driver, opens it up once in a while..Me, i ride my bike fairly hard, I dont beat the piss out of it,, but my 954 does get a workout...It seems to me that HONDA is advertising a recall, from all the controversy about this issue, however maybe the are trying to avoid getting out of replacing all the beat parts that were installed on some of these 954..Dunno....Anyway mayb its just me over reacting,, but this is the letter word for word, so let me know what you think?? You paid $9-$10000.oo for your bike too,unless ya stole it..HoLLA BAKK