Motorcycle Views Newsletter

Friday, July 30, 2010

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - August 9-15, 2010

Each year, hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists head toward what many feel is the motorcycling mecca of the world, Sturgis, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota takes place this year August 9-15.

Check out my article on this great motorcycle rally. See if you can see me waving in the picture when I attended the 1993 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. I really need to go back to this great rally. How about you?

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Outrigger

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Outrigger on his 1999 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic w/Frankenstein Trike Conversion. We need more pictures of men and women with their motorcycles. 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, July 23, 2010

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Jenn Bair

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Jenn Bair with her 2009 Honda Rebel 250. We need more pictures of men and women with their motorcycles. 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.

Jack Riepe -- Motorcycle Humorist

When I first met Jack Riepe at the 2006 BuRP Rally, I was amazed at his spontaneous humor. To be around Jack is to be around laughter. Jack now has a blog of his motorcycle stories. I'm listing a few that I particularly like. In fact, this is my Top 10 Riepe Stories. Your choices may differ. Read all his stories and choose your own favorites. I warn you ahead of time that his writings are for adults. Read more.

Picture courtesy of Dick Bregstein

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Yamaha Recalls 2009 VMX17 for Electrical Problem

Yamaha is recalling certain model year 2009 VMX17 motorcycles manufactured from June 2008 through March 2009.

There could be excessive electrical resistance in the ground wire from the Accelerator Position Sensor (APS) and the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) due to an insufficiently crimped connection.

700 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

BMW Recalls 2005-2009 R1200RT Police Bike for Faulty Signaling Device Bracket

BMW is recalling certain 2005 through 2009 R 1200 RT police motorcycles manufactured from April 2005 through September 2009.

The bracket which supports the audible signaling device can break, possibly allowing the signaling device to fall from the vehicle and into the roadway.

1900 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Harley-Davidson Recalls 2010 FXDF for Fork Spring Problem

Harley-Davidson is recalling certain model year 2010 FXDF motorcycles with fork leg assemblies (lH P/N 48622-08, RH P/N 48623-08) manufactured from February 29 through February 9, 2010. (Editor's Note: These dates are assumed incorrect.)

These fork leg assemblies may have been incorrectly assembled using the wrong springs.

70 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - POPCYCLE


Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See POPCYCLE on his 2001 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Trike. We need more pictures of men and women with their motorcycles. 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.

Kawasaki Recalls 2009-2010 EX650 Motorcycles for Brake Problem

Kawasaki is recalling certain model year 2009 EX650C9F/Fl and model year 2010 EX650CAF/Fl Ninja 650 motorcycles.

The right rear portion of the lower cowling can interfere with the operator's foot while in the process of applying the rear brake.

676 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Marchand

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Marchand with his 2010 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Trike. We need more pictures of men and women with their motorcycles. 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.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Grandad43


Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Grandad43 and his wife on their 2001 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 Motor Trike. We need more pictures of men and women with their motorcycles. 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.

Kawasaki Recalls 2010 ZR1000DAF for Front Brake Problem

Kawasaki is recalling certain model year 2010 ZR1000DAF/L models.

Under severe riding conditions the left front brake hose may contact the front brake rotor during extremely heavy application of the front brake.

1161 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.