Motorcycle Views Newsletter

Thursday, December 31, 2009

BMW Recalls 2008-2010 F650GS and F800GS Motorcycles to Correct Stalling Condition

BMW is recalling model year 2008, 2009, and 2010 F650GS and F800GS motorcycles manufactured between January 2008 and December 2009.

During engine operation, a vacuum is created in order to draw fresh air into the canister. This air then mixes with the fuel vapors captured by the canister, and is subsequently combusted. Due to the routing of the ventilation hose, water near the end of the hose could be drawn into the charcoal canister.

4498 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

First American Woman to Ride the Cannonball Run

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has published a press release from the Cannonball Run issued December 21, 2009. Here's an excerpt:

    "Three-time Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee and author of the newly published book, The American Motorcycle Girls: 1900–1950, Cristine Sommer-Simmons today announced that she will be riding in the Motorcycle Cannonball Run next year. Sommer-Simmons will be one of only two women riders in the cross-country endurance run of the century. The Motorcycle Cannonball Run is gathering momentum to launch a pack of riders on vintage motorcycles for an historic ride across America in September 2010."

Read more for details.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Polar Bear Grand Tour - The Cabin

Check out pictures and descriptions of the eighth motorcycle run of the Polar Bear Grand Tour season to The Cabin in Howell, NJ on December 13, 2009. This was our annual Toy Run to benefit the Children's Hospital in Philadelphia.

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Jim Sciacca

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Jim on his 2000 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard FLHTCI. Again, there are no women winners this week. Get your picture in. 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, December 17, 2009

Top 10 Motorcycle Pictures of the Year 2009 from Motorcycle Views

The top 10 motorcycle pictures were picked from pictures submitted to Motorcycle Views in 2009. The pictures are not ordered. They include three pictures of women on motorcycles, four pictures of men on motorcycles, and three pictures of motorcycles only.

The pictures were chosen for a variety of reasons. I looked at each picture, read each description, and picked those pictures that held my interest.

Check out the Top 10 Pictures for 2009.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

BRP Recalls 2010 Roadster Spyder RT SM5 and SE5 Motorcycles for Key Switch Harness Problem

Bombardier Recreational Products, INC. (BRP) is recalling model year 2010 Roadster Spyder RT SM5 and SE5 motorcycles manufactured between October 13 and October 30, 2009.

The connector on the key switch harness may not be locked and the ignition switch harness may be routed too tight. In some situations, the connector may unplug.

108 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Monday, December 14, 2009

BMW Recalls 2009-2010 K1300GT and K1300S Motorcycles for Throttle Body Problem

BMW is recalling certain model year 2009 and 2010 K1300GT and K1300S motorcycles manufactured between September 11, 2008 and November 19, 2009.

Poor fuel quality may lead to small deposits within the throttle bodies. During engine operation in a low RPM range, typically near idle speed (when coming to a stop) air flow could be sufficiently restricted and engine stalling could occur.

2019 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Boxcar

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Boxcar on his 2009 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail. Again, there are no women winners this week. Get your picture in. 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.

Polar Bear Grand Tour - Montgomeryville Cycle

Check out pictures and descriptions of the seventh motorcycle run of the Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Montgomeryville Cycle in Hatfield, PA on December 6, 2009.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Harley-Davidson Recalls 2009-2010 Touring Motorcycles to Correct Fuel Tank Mounts

Harley-Davidson is recalling certain model year 2009 and 2010 touring family motorcycles, including CVO touring and trike products, manufactured from June 6, 2008 through November 19, 2009.

The front fuel tank mounts may distort in reaction to severe frame damage from a frontal collision. This condition may cause a fuel leak at the weld of the front bracket to the tunnel.

111,569 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

AMA Announces Motorcyclists of the Year - Kids

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced the 2009 Motorcyclist of the Year award. Here's an excerpt from their press release of yesterday:

    "The AMA today announced the 2009 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year with a departure: This year's recipients are a group, rather than an individual. The winners? Kids who ride motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). America's youngest riders were at the center of the biggest story of the year in 2009, as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) enforced a ban on selling youth-model off-highway vehicles (OHVs)."

Read more.

Polar Bear Grand Tour - Schoch's Harley Davidson

Check out pictures and descriptions of the sixth motorcycle run of the Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Schoch's H-D/Buell in Snydersville, PA on November 29, 2009.

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Rich Witt

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Rich Witt on his 2002 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic. There are no women winners this week. Get your picture in. 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.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Kawasaki Recalls 2009-2010 Ninja EX250 Motorcycles for Engine Oil Leakage

Kawasaki is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Ninja EX250 motorcycles.

Porosity in the engine case could allow engine oil to leak, and be deposited on the rear tire. A small number of upper engine cases for the affected model could have porosity in the aluminum casting. This porosity occurs in the vicinity of a pressurized oil passage just above the transmission output shaft.

259 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Buell Recalls 2010 XB12X and XB12XT Motorcycles for Footpeg Mount Defect

Buell is recalling certain model year 2010 XB12X and XB12XT motorcycles.

The right hand side footpeg mount may have been manufactured to incorrect specifications.

23 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Harry Hurt Dies

Harry Hurt, pioneer motorcycle accident investigator, died November 29, 2009 in California. He was 81. Here's an excerpt by Susan Carpenter of the Los Angeles Times in an obituary published today:

    "Hurt suffered a heart attack Sunday at Pomona Valley Hospital. It was a complication of back surgery that he had a week earlier, said his eldest son, Harry Hurt III. Hurt was the principal investigator of the Hurt Report, an in-depth, on-scene investigation of 900 motorcycle accidents in Los Angeles from 1976 to 1977." -- Susan Carpenter

Read more.