Motorcycle Views Newsletter

Friday, October 29, 2010

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Bikes Only

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. This feature has been expanded to include Bikes Only and Trikes Only. These pictures are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Otter's 1992 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH under Bikes Only. There are no Trikes Only, or Women or Men on Motorcycles this week. 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 or trike as Picture of the Week, submit a picture of you and your bike or trike along with its description.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Kawasaki Recalls 2009-2010 Vulcan for ECU Problem

Kawasaki is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Vulcan motorcycles.

The engine may stall if the rider is coasting with the clutch pulled in due to an improper setting of the engine control unit (ECU).

The number of units has not been specified.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - ival

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. This feature has been expanded to include Bikes Only and Trikes Only. These pictures are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See ival's 2003 Honda Silver Wing scooter under Women on Motorcycles. There are no Trikes Only, Bikes Only, or Men on Motorcycles this week. 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 or trike as Picture of the Week, submit a picture of you and your bike or trike along with its description.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

BMW Recalls 2004-2010 K1200 and K1300 Motorcycles for Bearing Problem

BMW is recalling certain model year 2004-2010 K1200 and K1300 motorcycles.

The bearings could be subject to corrosion. This could lead to reduced movement of the link lever.

The number of units has not been specified.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

BMW Recalls 2007-2010 F650GS Motorcycles for Brake Problem

BMW is recalling certain 2007 through 2010 F 650 GS motorcycles manufactured from November 2006 through January 2010.

A washer may interfere with the front disc brake fasteners' torque. As a result, over time, a fastener or multiple fasteners could become loose, allowing the brake disc to become loose.

1835 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Monday, October 18, 2010

All It Takes is Motorcycle Maintenance

I ran across this article in the New York Times. It has to do with the two authors' attempt to find people who have uncovered simple solutions to world problems. In this article they found that medical workers could greatly extend their relief efforts by utilizing motorcycles to get to outlying areas of Africa. In addition, they found a way to keep the bikes maintained on a regular basis. Here's an excerpt from this excellent article by Tina Rosenberg and David Bornstein:

    "Until 2008 Kotelo could visit only three villages a week, because he had to reach them on foot, walking for miles and miles. But in February of that year, Kotelo got a motorcycle ─ the best vehicle for reaching rural villages in Africa, most of which are nowhere near a real road. Just as crucial, he was given the tools to keep the bike on the road: he received a helmet and protective clothing, he was taught to ride and trained to start each day with a quick check of the bike. His motorcycle is also tuned up monthly by a technician who comes to him. Now, instead of spending his days walking to his job, he can do his job. Instead of visiting three villages each week, he visits 20. Where else can you find a low-tech investment in health care that increases patient coverage by nearly 600 percent?" -- Tina Rosenberg and David Bornstein

Read the rest of the story.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Submit Your YouTube Motorcycle Video Links

These days many motorcyclists are taking their own motorcycle videos using cellphone cameras and uploading them to YouTube. In fact, many modern smartphones already have a built-in link to YouTube to make uploading a snap.

We'd like to help you get more exposure for these videos. Submit Your YouTube Motorcycle Video today and I'll put a link to the video on my site. Please don't send me the actual video, just the YouTube link.

Take a look at my Motorcycle Videos subject to see where these new motorcycle videos links from YouTube would go. If there is a good response, I will create a separate subject for these YouTube videos to give them even more exposure.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Mick

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. This feature has been expanded to include Bikes Only and Trikes Only. These pictures are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Mick's 1989 Honda Shadow 600 under Bikes Only. There are no Trikes Only, or Women or Men on Motorcycles this week. 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 or trike as Picture of the Week, submit a picture of you and your bike or trike along with its description.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Now with Bikes and Trikes

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. This feature has been expanded to include Bikes Only and Trikes Only. These pictures are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Jidge's 2006 Harley-Davidson Road King Custom under Bikes Only and Big D's 2004 Custom Trike under Trikes Only. There are no Women or Men on Motorcycles this week. 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 or trike as Picture of the Week, submit a picture of you and your bike or trike along with its description.