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Friday, June 9, 2017

Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) Recalls 2015-2017 Slingshot Vehicles. The Replacement Swingarms From Previous Remedy of NHTSA Recall Number 16V-255 May Have Been Installed Without the Sealing Grommets Installed, Potentially Resulting In Road Debris Contaminating the Rear Wheel Speed Sensor

Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Slingshot vehicles.

The affected vehicles previously had their rear swingarms replaced during the remedy of NHTSA recall number 16V-255. The replacement swingarms may have been installed without the sealing grommets installed, potentially resulting in road debris contaminating the rear wheel speed sensor.

Contamination of the rear speed sensor will disable the ABS and Traction/Stability Control, increasing the risk of a crash.

8,962 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Harley-Davidson Recalls 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), Police Road King (FLHP), Road King (FLHR), Road King Special (FLHRXS), Street Glide (FLHX), Street Glide Special (FLHXS), Road Glide (FLTRX), and Road Glide Special (FLTRXS) Motorcycles Since a Clamp Used To Secure an Engine Oil Cooler Line May Have Been Improperly Installed

Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), Police Road King (FLHP), Road King (FLHR), Road King Special (FLHRXS), Street Glide (FLHX), Street Glide Special (FLHXS), Road Glide (FLTRX), and Road Glide Special (FLTRXS) motorcycles.

In the affected motorcycles, a clamp used to secure an engine oil cooler line may have been improperly installed.

The incorrectly installed clamp may result in the engine oil cooler line detaching, causing a sudden loss of oil, potentially into the path of the rear tire, increasing the risk of a crash.

45,589 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Rolling Thunder XXX

I had never been able to ride in Rolling Thunder® but wanted to. My late wife Jane cornered a forum member, Spanky, at the 2004 BuRP Forum rally. He's a former Marine pilot who had been part of Rolling Thunder® for a few years. He invited us to come on down and be part of Rolling Thunder® XVIII.

Jane and I both rode our motorcycle trikes in Washington D.C. on Memorial Day, 2005 with Rolling Thunder, along with several members of the Motorcycle Views forum. Here's that story. I'm sure that Rolling Thunder® XXX will not be too different from my story of 12 years ago except there may be more security.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Daytona Helmets International (Daytona) Recalls Skull Cap D1, D3, and D6 Helmets Since They May Not Adequately Protect the Wearer In the Event Of a Head Impact During a Motorcycle Crash

Daytona Helmets International (Daytona) is recalling certain Skull Cap D1, D3 and D6 Helmets in sizes 3XS through 4XL. These helmets may not adequately protect the wearer in the event of a head impact during a motorcycle crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

In the event of a crash, the helmet may not adequately protect the wearer, increasing their risk of injury.

2,454 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) Recalls 2017 Can-Am Spyder RT Motorcycles Since the Headlight May Shine Too High When On the Low Beam Setting

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) is recalling certain 2017 Can Am Spyder RT motorcycles.

Due to a manufacturing error within the headlight assembly, the headlight may shine too high when on the low beam setting. 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 headlight beam is too high, oncoming traffic may be blinded by the glare, increasing the risk of a crash.

94 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.