Motorcycle Views Newsletter

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Kawasaki Recalls 2017 Z125 Pro Motorcycles For Shock Absorbers That May Leak Oil and Lose Their Function

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (Kawasaki) is recalling certain model year 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro motorcycles manufactured February 4, 2016 through June 7, 2016.

In the affected motorcycles, the shock absorbers may leak oil and lose their function.

Loss of function of the shock absorbers may affect the motorcycle's handling, increasing the risk of a crash.

1,282 units are affected.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Yamaha Recalls 2015-2016 YZF-R3 F/G Motorcycles For a Clutch Pressure Plate Bearing Problem

Yamaha Motor Corporation (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 YZF-R3 F/G motorcycles manufactured January 1, 2015, to April 15, 2016.

The clutch pressure plate bearing may break due to an insufficient load rating, causing the clutch to not disengage and preventing the transmission from shifting properly.

If the clutch cannot be disengaged, the rider may not be easily able to stop the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

11,280 units are affected.

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Yamaha Recalls 2015-2016 YZF-R3 F/G Motorcycles For an Oil Pump Problem

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 F/G motorcycles manufactured January 1, 2015, to April 15, 2016.

Due to an oil pump problem, the oil pressure in these motorcycles may not be properly regulated. As a result, the oil pump drive gear may fail and cause the engine to seize from lack of oil supply.

If the engine seizes from a lack of oil supply, the rear wheel may lock up suddenly, increasing the risk of a crash.

11,280 units are affected.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Indian Recalls 2014-2016 Chief Classic, Dark Horse, Chieftain, Roadmaster, Vintage, and Chieftain Dark Horse Motorcycles to Correct an Engine Misfire Situation Whereby Unburned Fuel May Pass Through Parts of the Exhaust System, Raising the Exhaust Temperatures

Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Chief Classic, Dark Horse, Chieftain, Roadmaster, Vintage and Chieftain Dark Horse motorcycles manufactured April 15, 2013, to June 16, 2015.

In the event of an engine misfire, unburned fuel may pass through parts of the exhaust system, raising the exhaust temperatures.

Elevated exhaust temperatures may result in an increased risk of fire.

18,367 units are affected.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Ontario Recalls EVOS Full Face Modular Motorcycle Helmets for Inadequately Protecting the Wearer's Head in an Impact and for Missing Label Information

1888653 Ontario Inc. (Ontario) is recalling certain EVOS Full Face Modular Helmets, model number ST-818-6F-L, size Large, manufactured June 8, 2014, to July 10, 2014.

The affected helmets may not adequately protect the wearer's head in the event of an impact.

Additionally, these helmets may be missing or have incomplete information regarding the manufacturer's name as well be missing the words "Certified" and "FMVSS No. 218." As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

Helmets that do not properly protect the wearer's head can increase the risk of injury to the wearer in the event of a crash. Missing labeling information reduces the user's possibility of identifying the helmet in the event of a safety recall.

94 units are affected.

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Triumph Motorcycles Recalls Accessory Adjustable Brake Levers Sold as Part of an Aftermarket Lever Replacement Kit, Part Number A2021334, and Intended for Installation on 2016 and 2017 Thruxton 1200, Street Twin, Bonneville T120, and Bonneville T120 Black Motorcycles. These Replacement Levers May Touch the Handlebars Before Maximum Braking Force is Applied.

Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain accessory Adjustable Brake Levers, sold as part of an aftermarket lever replacement kit, part number A2021334. These brake levers are intended for installation on 2016 and 2017 Thruxton 1200, Street Twin, Bonneville T120, and Bonneville T120 Black motorcycles.

Under certain conditions, the brake levers may contact the handlebar before maximum braking force is applied.

Without the ability to apply maximum front braking, the distance needed to stop the motorcycle may be lengthened, increasing the risk of a crash.

119 units are affected.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Kymco Recalls 2016 K-Pipe Motorcycles to Correct a Gear Shift Pattern That Was Assembled in a Reverse Sequence

KYMCO (KYMCO USA) is recalling certain model year 2016 K-Pipe motorcycles manufactured March 1, 2016, to May 25, 2016.

In the affected models, the gear shift pattern was assembled in a reverse sequence when compared to the standard setup. As such, these motorcycles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 123, "Motorcycle Controls and Displays."

If the motorcycle shifts opposite of other motorcycles, a rider may be confused and may select the wrong gear, adversely affecting control of the motorcycle and increasing the risk of a crash.

476 units are affected.

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