If you are the owner of a 2008-2011 Yamaha WR250X or 2008-2015 WR250R dirt bike, this recall might concern you. Affecting 12,721 units in total, Yamaha is recalling its WR off-roaders because of the insulation on the starter coil, which may become damaged and short-circuit due to insufficient heat resistance.
The result of such a failure would result in the battery not getting charged, and thus ultimately dying. This can cause the engine to stall, which in-turn can be a safety concern for the rider.
Accordingly, Yamaha Motor USA is notifying owners of the recall, and Yamaha dealers will replace the stator coil with one that has sufficient heat resistance, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2015.