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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.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Ducati Recalls 2016 XDiavel S Motorcycles for a Rear Wheel That May Have Been Incorrectly Installed On the Hub

Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain model year 2016 XDiavel S motorcycles manufactured November 25, 2015 to May 18, 2016.

The affected motorcycles have a rear wheel that may have been incorrectly installed on the hub.

If the rear wheel was incorrectly installed, the drive pins may fail, resulting in a loss of braking and a loss of power transmission from the engine. These conditions increase the risk of a crash.

925 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Ducati Recalls 2014 1199 Superleggera Motorcycles for a Damper Plate Assembled Between the Primary Driven Gear and the Clutch Basket Assembly That Could Break

Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain model year 2014 1199 Superleggera motorcycles manufactured April 8, 2014, through November 13, 2014.

On the affected motorcycles, the damper plate assembled between the primary driven gear and the clutch basket assembly could break due to fatigue, and result in the engine seizing, and therefore, the rear wheel locking up.

A rear wheel lock up may cause a loss of control and increase the risk of a crash.

168 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

KTM Recalls 2015-2016 1290 Super Adventure Motorcycles for Rear Shock Absorber That May Leak Oil

KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 1290 Super Adventure motorcycles manufactured December 1, 2014, to December 11, 2015.

These motorcycles have a rear shock absorber that may leak oil from the rebound damping plug, resulting in a loss of shock function.

Loss of function of the rear shock may affect the handling of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

1,238 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Harley-Davidson Recalls 2014-2016 Dyna Low Rider (FXDL 103) Motorcycles to Correct a Situation Where Engine Vibrations May Damage the Ignition Switch Internally and Shut Off the Engine While Riding

Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2014.5-2016 Dyna Low Rider motorcycles (FXDL 103) manufactured January 6, 2014 to April 7, 2016.

In the affected motorcycles, engine vibrations may damage the ignition switch internally and, as a result, the engine may shut off while riding.

If the engine shuts off, the motorcycle would stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

8,060 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Honda Recalls Certain 2006-2010 GL1800 Gold Wing Motorcycles for Air Bag Inflators That May Rupture Due to Propellant Degradation Occurring After Long-term Exposure to Absolute Humidity and Temperature Cycling

Honda (American Honda Motor, Inc.) is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 Honda GL1800 (Gold Wing) motorcycles manufactured February 8, 2006, to May 14, 2009 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, unless included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain model year 2006-2008 Honda GL 1800 (Gold Wing) motorcycles manufactured May 10, 2007, to May 14, 2009 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."

Motorcycles not originally sold or ever registered in either Zones A or B are not subject to this safety recall.

These motorcycles are equipped with an air bag inflator assembled as part of the air bag module, used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the air bag, 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 rider resulting in serious injury or death.

2,701 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Polar Bear Grand Tour Best Motorcycle Pictures and Videos of the 2015-2016 Riding Season

We present here a gallery of the best Polar Bear Grand Tour motorcycle pictures and videos for the 2015-2016 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.