American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Africa Twin Adventure Sports (CRF1000L) and 2020 Africa Twin Adventure Sports (CRF1100L) motorcycles.  Contaminants inside the fuel tank may cause the fuel filter to clog, possibly resulting in an engine stall.  A stall could increase the risk of a crash and potential injuries.  As such, Honda is issuing a STOP SALE notice for all affected motorcycles until repairs are complete.

According to Honda, a process improvement is now in place whereby fuel tanks undergo an additional cleaning process to remove contaminants after welding has been completed.

Honda says that registered owners of all affected vehicles will be contacted by mail and asked to bring their vehicle to an authorized Honda motorcycle dealer.  The dealer will drain, clean the fuel tank, and replace the fuel filter assembly, free of charge.

Owners who have paid to have these repairs completed at their own expense will be eligible for reimbursement according to the recall reimbursement plan on file with NHTSA.

A total of 2,690 units may be subject to this recall as follows:

HONDA CRF1000L 2018 – 2019
HONDA CRF1100L 2020

If owners have any questions, they may contact Honda Customer Service at 1-866-784-1870 and cite Honda’s recall number of KL4.  Or, owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), and cite the NHTSA campaign number 20V797000, or go to


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