Little motorcycles have smaller capacities particularly in the case of the 2019 and 2020 Honda Monkey and its rear rack.  The small item is the subject of NHTSA recall 19E071 which calls for the removal of the rack from the little two-wheeler.

The rear rack has a load capacity rating from the factory of just 3 kg (6.6 pounds).  But Honda now says that the carrier rack capacity is lower than the factory specification and is subject to failure at loads of less than that.  Honda has received at least four notices of the rack failing.

Honda Monkey Rear Rack Recall

It looks sturdy enough, but Honda says the Monkey’s OEM rack can fail with weights less than 6.6 pounds. Photo Credit: Honda

Honda’s plan for remedying the defective rack are as follows:

Registered owners of all 2019MY and 2020MY Monkey motorcycles will be contacted by mail
and, if they have purchased the Honda Genuine Accessory rear carrier, will be asked to
immediately stop using the rear carrier.  The owner can take their motorcycle to a Honda
Powersports dealer and have the rear carrier uninstalled for free or uninstall the rear carrier
themselves.  Owners will also be notified to return the rear carrier to a dealer for reimbursement.

Honda says that no replacement rear carrier will be available.  So if you are using an OEM rear rack for storage, it seems you are out of luck.  However, a quick Google search shows that there are several aftermarket racks available if you decide you still need a rear rack for your Monkey.

For more information, you can go to NHTSA’s website.

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