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Friday, August 21, 2015

Honda Recalls 2013-2015 CB500 and CBR500 Motorcycles for Fuel Level Sensor Float Arm Deformation

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Honda CBR500 motorcycles manufactured January 24, 2013, to May 14, 2015, and 2013-2015 CB500 motorcycles manufactured January 31, 2013, to May 16, 2015.

The affected motorcycles may experience the fuel level sensor float arm becoming deformed due to exposure to environmental and roadway conditions. This deformation can cause the float arm to separate from the fuel level sensor body.

If the float arm separates from the sensor body, it can give the fuel meter inaccurate information, or in some cases the float may contact the positive and negative terminals causing an electrical short. Either condition may cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

14,575 units are affected.

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Harley-Davidson Recalls 2015 XG500 and XG750 Motorcycles for Fuel Pump Modules that Have a Poor Seal at the Fuel Pump Inlet

Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2015 XG500 motorcycles manufactured January 20, 2014, to June 24, 2015, and XG750 motorcycles manufactured May 12, 2014, to June 24, 2015.

The fuel pump modules on these motorcycles have a poor seal at the fuel pump inlet.

If there is a poor seal at the fuel pump inlet it can cause interruption to the fuel supply, possibly causing a brief hesitation with the abrupt restoration of power. This abrupt restoration of power can lead to loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.

10,580 units are affected.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

H&H Sports Protection Recalls 2008-2014 VCAN V528 Milano Motorcycle Helmets for Failure of Helmet Retention Systems and Missing Required Labeling

H&H Sports Protection (H&H) is recalling certain VCAN V528 Milano helmets, sizes XS, S, M, L and XL, manufactured April 1, 2008, to October 9, 2014.

The helmet retention systems failed during high temperature testing. Also, the required labeling may not be found on the helmets. As such, these helmets do not meet the requirements of Federal Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle helmets."

Failed helmet restraints can increase the risk of serious personal injury to the occupant.

6,356 units are affected.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Honda Recalls 2013-2015 ST1300PA, 2014-2015 CB500, CBR500, CRF250L, CBR650, CTX700, NSS300, VT750, VT1300, 2015 CB300F, CBR300, CBR600, and 2014-2016 NC700 Motorcycles for Sealant Incorrectly Applied to the Starter Relay Switch that May Cause a Loss of Power

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 ST1300PA, 2014-2015 CB500, CBR500, CRF250L, CBR650, CTX700, NSS300, VT750, VT1300, 2015 CB300F, CBR300, CBR600, and 2014-2016 NC700 motorcycles.

In the affected motorcycles, sealant may have been incorrectly applied to the starter relay switch, and as a result, the electrical system may have a loss of power.

A loss of electrical power may cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

45,153 units are affected.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

KTM Recalls 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Motorcycles for Fuel Leaks from the Threaded Inserts at the Rear of the Gas Tank.

KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling all model year 2014 1290 Super Duke R motorcycles manufactured July 1, 2013, to April 30, 2014.

The affected motorcycles may leak fuel from the threaded inserts at the rear of the gas tank.

A fuel leak from the threaded inserts, in the presence of an ignition source, may increase the risk of a fire.

640 units are affected.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Harley-Davidson Recalls 2014-2015 Road King (FLHR), Street Glide (FLHX), Street Glide Special (FLHXS), Electra Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Ultra Limited (FLHTK), Police Road King (FLHP), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), CVO Ultra Limited (FLHTKSE), 2014 CVO Road King (FLHRSE), and 2015 Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low (FLHTCUL), Ultra Limited Low (FLHTKL), Road Glide (FLTRX), Road Glide Special (FLTRXS), CVO Street Glide (FLHXSE), and CVO Road Glide Ultra (FLTRUSE) Motorcycles for Saddlebag Mounting Receptacles that May Not Adequately Secure the Saddlebags

Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Road King (FLHR), Street Glide (FLHX), Street Glide Special (FLHXS), Electra Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Ultra Limited (FLHTK), Police Road King (FLHP), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), CVO Ultra Limited (FLHTKSE), 2014 CVO Road King (FLHRSE), and 2015 Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low (FLHTCUL), Ultra Limited Low (FLHTKL), Road Glide (FLTRX), Road Glide Special (FLTRXS), CVO Street Glide (FLHXSE), and CVO Road Glide Ultra (FLTRUSE) motorcycles.

The affected motorcycles have saddlebag mounting receptacles that may not adequately secure the saddlebags to the motorcycle.

If a saddlebag is not adequately secured, it may separate from the motorcycle while riding, creating a road hazard and increasing the risk of a crash.

185,272 units are affected.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Yamaha Recalls 2008-2011 WR250X and 2008-2015 WR250R Motorcycles for Stator Problem

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 WR250X motorcycles manufactured June 1, 2008, to June 1, 2011 and 2008-2015 WR250R motorcycles manufactured June 1, 2008, to June 1, 2015.

In the affected motorcycles, the insulation on the stator coil, a component of the alternator, may become damaged and short circuit due to insufficient heat resistance.

If the stator coil is not insulated, the motorcycle will not charge and the battery will go dead, causing the engine to stall which increases the risk of a crash.

12,721 units are affected.

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