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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

KTM Recalls 2014 690 Enduro R for Rear Brake Pedal Mounting Bolt Problem

KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain model year 2014 690 Enduro R motorcycles manufactured October 2013 to April 2014.

In the affected motorcycles, the rear brake pedal mounting bolt may loosen, allowing the rear brake pedal to detach from the motorcycle.

649 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Harley-Davidson Recalls 2014 FLHTK, FLHTKSE, FLHTKSHRINE, FLHTCU, FLHTCUTC, FLHTP, FLHX, FLHXS, FLHXSHRINE, FLHR, FLHRC, FLHP, and FLHRSE models for Front Brake Line Problem

Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2014 ABS-equipped Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles, models FLHTK, FLHTKSE, FLHTKSHRINE, FLHTCU, FLHTCUTC, FLHTP, FLHX, FLHXS, FLHXSHRINE, FLHR, FLHRC, FLHP, and FLHRSE, manufactured July 1, 2013, through May 7, 2014.

The affected motorcycles may have been assembled with the front brake line positioned so that it can be pinched between the fuel tank and frame causing the front brake fluid pressure to increase.

A pinched brake line will increase the front brake fluid pressure, possibly resulting in a front wheel lock-up, increasing the risk of a crash.

66,421 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Friday, June 27, 2014

BMW Recalls 2012-2014 C600 Sport and C650 GT Motorcycles for Camshaft Chain Tensioner Defect

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 C 600 Sport, and C 650 GT motorcycles manufactured August 2, 2012, through February 18, 2014.

In the affected vehicles, the camshaft chain tensioner may not function properly, resulting in an engine stall.

1360 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

BMW Recalls 2014 R1200RT Motorcycles for Defective Rear Shock Absorber

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 R1200 RT motorcycles manufactured November 27, 2013, to May 5, 2014.

The affected vehicles have a Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) rear shock absorber. The piston rod within the rear shock absorber can break without warning, causing loss of stability.

950 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Harley-Davidson Recalls 2014 XL Sportsters Equipped With Accessory Chrome Hand Control Lever Kits for Excess Chrome Plating Condition

Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain accessory Chrome Hand Control Lever Kits, part number 36700053, intended for use on 2014 Harley Davidson XL Sportster motorcycles.

The affected kits may have an excess of chrome plating on the brake lever which could prevent the full return of the front brake master cylinder piston.

209 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Americade Motorcycle Rally at Lake George, NY is set for June 2-7, 2014

The resort town of Lake George, NY sees plenty of tourists, conventions, and gatherings during the year. However, its biggest draw is in June when it hosts the biggest motorcycle touring rally in the world, the Americade Motorcycle Rally. The rally is held the first full week of June and for 2014, it's June 2-7. This will be the 32nd annual Americade.

The featured seminar speakers for 2014 are Alonzo Bodden, Comedian and Rider, "Touring to Track Days - We All Ride," Maggie McNally, MSF Rider Coach and AMA Board Member, "Girls Can't Do What?" Fred Rau, "We've Come a Long Way, Baby...," and Greg Drevenstedt, Rider Magazine Road Test Editor, "Two-Wheeled Time Machine." Where else can you go to hear such outstanding personalities in one place? Only at Americade!

It's a little late to find a place to stay for the whole week but day trips can be fun too.

Read my article on Americade for more details including a link to the Americade Website.

Also, to find out how to have a good time at Americade, check out my feature, Ten Ways to Enjoy Americade.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally XXVII

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.