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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.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Soaring Helmet Corporation Recalls Stealth Phantom Helmets for Inadequately Protecting the Wearer from Penetration Injuries in the Event of a Crash

Soaring Helmet Corporation (Soaring) is recalling certain Stealth Phantom helmets, part numbers 8300 and 8351, in sizes extra small through XXL, in all sizes and graphics, manufactured April 1, 2013, to December 30, 2014.

The affected helmets may not adequately protect the wearer from penetration injuries in the event of a crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

6,631 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Strategic Sports, Ltd. Recalls Leather Up XElement Helmets for Inadequate Protection of Users in the Event of a Crash

Strategic Sports, Ltd. (Strategic Sports) is recalling certain Leather Up XElement helmets, part numbers ST-559-12GB and 11FB, in sizes L, XL, and XXL, manufactured June 11, 2013, to August 30, 2013.

The affected helmets may not adequately protect a user in the event of a crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

540 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Soaring Helmet Corporation Recalls Vega XTV 7400 Helmets for Inadequate Protection of Users After a Head Impact During a Crash

Soaring Helmet Corporation (Soaring) is recalling certain Vega XTV 7400 helmets, sizes 2XS - 2XL, manufactured January 3, 2011, to February 24, 2012.

The affected helmets may not adequately protect a user in the event of a head impact during a crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

11,588 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Soaring Helmet Corporation Recalls Vega CFS Helmets for Inadequate Protection of Users After a Head Impact During a Crash

Soaring Helmet Corporation (Soaring) is recalling certain Vega CFS helmets, part number 7590, in all sizes, manufactured April 1, 2011, to April 29, 2011.

The affected helmets may not adequately protect a user in the event of a head impact during a crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

6,453 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.