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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Polar Bear Grand Tour Best Pictures and Videos of the 2014-2015 Riding Season

We present here a gallery of the best Polar Bear Grand Tour motorcycle pictures and videos for the 2014-2015 riding season. My definition of "best" is probably different from yours. I just looked at the more than 1000 pictures and 50 videos published during the season and picked what I liked best -- whatever caught my eye or I thought was different or offbeat.

Take a look and listen.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Honda Recalls 2014-2015 CBR1000S for an Improperly Manufactured Rear Shock Absorber

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2014 Honda CBR1000S motorcycles manufactured December 9, 2013, to March 28, 2014, and 2015 Honda CBR1000S motorcycles manufactured October 20, 2014, to February 27, 2015.

The affected motorcycles may have been built with an improperly manufactured rear shock absorber. The nut on the damper rod for these shock absorbers may loosen, resulting in a loss of damping and the possible disassembling of the shock.

If the damper rod nut loosens, shock absorber performance would be affected, possibly causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

504 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Triumph Recalls 2014-2015 Daytona 675R and Speed Triple R Motorcycles for an Improperly Manufactured Rear Shock Absorber

Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Daytona 675 R and Speed Triple R motorcycles manufactured January 1, 2014, to April 1, 2015.

The affected motorcycles may have been built with an improperly manufactured rear shock absorber. The nut on the damper rod for these shock absorbers may loosen, resulting in a loss of damping and the possible disassembling of the shock.

If the piston rod nut loosens, shock absorber performance would be affected, possibly causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

566 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Yamaha Recalls 2015 YZF-R1M Motorcycles for an Improperly Manufactured Rear Shock Absorber

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015 YZFR1M motorcycles manufactured January 19, 2015, to March 23, 2015.

The affected motorcycles may have been built with an improperly manufactured rear shock absorber. The nut on the damper rod for these shock absorbers may loosen, resulting in a loss of damping and the possible disassembling of the shock.

If the piston rod nut loosens, shock absorber performance would be affected, possibly causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

350 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle End-of-Season Run to the Pic-A-Lilli Inn, Shamong, NJ on April 25, 2015

Check out pictures of the End of Season Picnic Run of the 2014-2015 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to the Pic-A-Lilli Inn on April 25, 2015.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Harley-Davidson Recalls 2015 XG500 and XG750 Motorcycles that May Have Been Manufactured Without a Rear Reflector Assembly

Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2015 XG500 motorcycles manufactured January 28, 2014, to March 9, 2015, and 2015 XG750 motorcycles manufactured May 12, 2014, to March 9, 2015.

The affected motorcycles may have been manufactured without a rear reflector assembly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

If the motorcycle is missing the rear reflector it can reduce the vehicle's visibility to other drivers.

8,904 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Harley-Davidson Recalls 2014-2015 Electra Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Electra Glide Ultra Classic - Twin Cooled (FLHTCU TC), Ultra Limited (FLHTK), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), Street Glide (FLHX), Street Glide Special (FLHXS), CVO Street Glide (FLHXSE), 2015 Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low (FLHTCUL), Ultra Limited Low (FLHTKL), Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low - Twin Cooled (FLHTCUL TC), Road Glide Special (FLTRXS), Road Glide (FLTRX), and 2014 CVO Road King (FLHRSE) Motorcycles for Inability of the Clutch Master Cylinder to Disengage the Clutch

Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Electra Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Electra Glide Ultra Classic - Twin Cooled (FLHTCU TC), Ultra Limited (FLHTK), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), Street Glide (FLHX), Street Glide Special (FLHXS), CVO Street Glide (FLHXSE), 2015 Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low (FLHTCUL), Ultra Limited Low (FLHTKL), Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low - Twin Cooled (FLHTCUL TC), Road Glide Special (FLTRXS), Road Glide (FLTRX), and 2014 CVO Road King (FLHRSE) motorcycles manufactured April 28, 2014, to October 24, 2014.

In the affected motorcycles, the clutch master cylinder may lose the ability to generate enough lift to disengage the clutch, especially if the motorcycle has been parked for an extended period of time.

When the engine is running and the motorcycle is in gear, if the clutch cannot be fully disengaged, the motorcycle may move unexpectedly.

45,901 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.