Motorcycle Views Newsletter

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ducati Recalls 2008 Desmosedici RR for Tail Guard Fire Hazard

Ducati is recalling certain model year 2008 Desmosedici RR motorcycles.

Due to insufficient distance between the tail guard and the exhaust system, the tail guard could overheat.

386 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Ducati Recalls 2010 F1098S Streetfighter Motorcycles for Engine Stalling

Ducati is recalling certain model year 2010 F1098S Streetfighter motorcycles.

The Electronic Control Unit ground screw may have been improperly tightened during production which can cause the engine to stall.

247 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Sarah and Mayabb

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Sarah with her 2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster Nightster. Also see Mayabb on his 2001 Suzuki Volusia. For details, see Motorcycle Pictures of the Week.

If you'd like to see your bike as Picture of the Week, submit a picture of you and your bike along with a description of the bike.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Yamaha Recalls 2005 FJR1300, FZS600, and YZF-R1 Motorcycles for Speed Control Problem

Yamaha is recalling certain model year 2005 FJR1300, FZS600, and YZF-R1 motorcycles manufactured between October 2004 and April 2005.

The throttle position sensor can fail.

180 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Honda Recalls 2002 VTX1800 for Swingarm Weld

Honda is recalling certain model year 2002 VTX1800 motorcycles manufactured between August 14 and October 4, 2001.

The swingarm may not have been properly welded.

688 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Misty and Rob

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Misty on her 2003 Suzuki Volusia. Also see Rob with his 2007 Suzuki Boulevard C90SE. For details, see Motorcycle Pictures of the Week.

If you'd like to see your bike as Picture of the Week, submit a picture of you and your bike along with a description of the bike.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Rescue INk Unleased - Animal Rescue and Motorcycles

Seems the National Geographic Channel has a few shows and series this season that involve motorcycles. I mentioned earlier in my blog the show, Motorcycle Crash Tech. Now there is a series, Rescue INk Unleased, that, although it is not about motorcycles, it does feature motorcycles. Here's an excerpt from a Press Release:

    Rescue INk unleashed is a new weekly series that documents this unlikely group of animal activists on their crusade to save helpless, abandoned and abused animals. Featured on “Ellen” and in The New York Times, this eclectic band of brothers — composed of club bouncers, security guards and even a retired New York Police Department (NYPD) detective — is on call 24/7 to take on cases no one else will. They’re not cops, animal experts or even animal control. They’re just big guys with even bigger hearts and a desire to save animals from deplorable living conditions and abusive or simply misguided owners. Each one-hour episode of Rescue INk unleashed takes viewers on “ride-alongs” as members follow up on leads in the New York metro area. Taking an average of 100 calls a week at their headquarters on Long Island, they jump into their cars — or on their “hogs” — and confront alleged animal abusers, rescue fighting dogs, investigate stolen animals and (firmly) encourage owners to give up their pets if it is in the best interest of the animals.

The first episode runs Friday, September 25th at 10 p.m. ET on the National Geographic Channel. It's called, "It’s a Cruel, Cruel World"

Motorcycle Crash Tech TV on National Geographic Channel

From a Press Release:

“Motorcycle Crash Tech”, an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the new technologies being used to avoid motorcycle crashes and prevent injuries or even death when a racer or rider does go down, will premiere this Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 on the National Geographic Channel.

It also appears September 18th at midnight and September 24th at 5 p.m.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Boopster and Outrigger

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Boopster riding her 1986 Honda Rebel 450. Also see Outrigger on his 1999 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic. For details, see Motorcycle Pictures of the Week.

If you'd like to see your bike as Picture of the Week, submit a picture of you and your bike along with a description of the bike.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Outdoor Lady and Joe

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Outdoor Lady on her 2002 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom. Also see Joe Haas on his 2004 Honda Silver Wing Scooter Trike. For details, see Motorcycle Pictures of the Week.

If you'd like to see your bike as Picture of the Week, submit a picture of you and your bike along with a description of the bike.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Buell Recalls 2009 XB12SS for Brake Fluid Leak

Buell is recalling certain 2009 XB12SS motorcycles.

The front brake line may contact the front tire. This contact could cause a hole to develop in the front brake line, allowing brake fluid to leak.

405 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.