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With approaching twice as many bikes involved as the next biggest recall, we have a runaway winner here. The problem itself was also the reason it involved so many machines; it involved a brake master cylinder that could corrode over a period of time after water had been absorbed by the brake fluid. The corrosion itself wasnt even a big problem, but the gas created during the corroding process stayed in the brake system, making for a spongey lever and possibly reduced braking force. Given the complex and lengthy process leading to the problem, its understandable that it wasnt spotted during development; its the sort of flaw that takes years of realworld use and abuse to emerge. The fix was a new master cylinder for all 29,422 bikes.