Water might get inside the fuel tank due to faulty seal
Recall for Honda’s superbikes, the CBR1000RR and CBR1000RR SP. The problem consits of a potential issue with the rubber seal between the fuel filler cap and the gas tank needs to be fixed. Unless the CBR can run on a mix of water and gas, 2,443 units in the U.S are affected by the recall.
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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the gas cap rubber seal may swell. If this happens, there will be a small gap between the gas cap and the filler neck. In this situation gas can go out of the tank or water can get inside the tank. Fortunately, this is not a safety risk, but the engine can suffer serious damage if water gets the fueling system.
The recall calls for the Honda dealers to replace the fuel tank cap. Unfortunately, the CBR1000RR has a steel gas tank, so this mean, the dealers will have to replace the whole gas tank, the fuel pump, and the injectors to make sure nothing is affected. For the SP models that have a titanium gas tank, only the fuel pump and injectors have to be changed.