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Monday, January 23, 2017

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to PIC-A-LILLI INN, Shamong, NJ, on January 22, 2017

Check out pictures and videos of the 11th motorcycle run of the 2016-2017 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to PIC-A-LILLI INN, Shamong, NJ, on January 22, 2017.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Honda Recalls 2006-2009, and 2012 Gold Wing GL1800 Motorcycles Equipped With Air Bags Since the Inflators May Rupture Due To Propellant Degradation Occurring After Long-term Exposure To Absolute Humidity and Temperature Cycling

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2006-2009 and 2012 Honda GL1800 (Goldwing) motorcycles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A."

Additionally, if not included in "Zone A," Honda is recalling certain 2006-2009 Honda GL1800 (Goldwing) motorcycles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B."

Additionally, if not included in Zone A or Zone B above, Honda is recalling certain 2006-2008 Honda GL1800 (Goldwing) motorcycles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the operator resulting in serious injury or death.

882 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to Rhodes North Tavern, Sloatsburg, NY on January 15, 2017

Check out pictures and a video of the tenth motorcycle run of the 2016-2017 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Rhodes North Tavern, Sloatsburg, NY on January 15, 2017.
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Monday, January 9, 2017

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to The Tilted Kilt in Monmouth Junction, NJ on January 8, 2017

Check out pictures of the ninth motorcycle run of the 2016-2017 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to The Tilted Kilt in Monmouth Junction, NJ on January 8, 2017. This also includes pictures of the Chilly Chili run held on January 1, 2017.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Ducati Recalls 2015-2016 Scrambler Motorcycles Since a Side Stand Pivot Nut Can Detach, Potentially Causing the Side Stand Position Sensor To No Longer Function Properly

Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Ducati Scrambler motorcycles manufactured February 17, 2015, to November 11, 2016.

The affected vehicles have a side stand pivot nut that can detach, potentially causing the side stand position sensor to no longer function properly.

If the side stand position sensor does not function properly, the engine may stall, or the motorcycle may be ridden while the stand is still down. Either scenario increases the risk of a crash.

5,502 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Yamaha Recalls 2015 XC155F SMAX Scooters For an Insufficiently Clamped Speed Sensor Lead Wire That May Cause the Wire To Fatigue and Break

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015 XC155F SMAX scooters manufactured September 17, 2014, to October 27, 2015.

The affected motorcycles may have an insufficiently clamped speed sensor lead wire, causing the wire to fatigue and break.

If the speed sensor wire breaks, the speedometer will not work, increasing the risk of a crash.

2,640 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Suzuki Recalls 2012-2016 DL650 Motorcycles Since the Alternator Stator May Have Insufficient Heat Resistance, Resulting In a Short Circuit Of the Stator Wires

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 DL650 motorcycles manufactured August 30, 2011, to October 12, 2015.

In the affected motorcycles, the alternator stator may have insufficient heat resistance, resulting in a short circuit of the stator wires.

A short circuit of the stator wires may prevent the battery from properly charging, causing an engine stall and increasing the risk of a crash.

8,613 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.