Motorcycle Views Newsletter

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kawasaki Recalls 2011 VN900D for Tire Problem

Kawasaki is recalling certain model year 2011 VN900D, Vulcan Classic LT, motorcycles.

The tire inner tubes might have been pinched during the mounting of the tires. Damage to the inner tubes could result in loss of air pressure.

The number of units affected is 436.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Bill

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 Bill's 2006 Harley-Davidson Dyna Glide w/Champion Trike Kit under Trikes Only. There are no Women on Motorcycles, Men on Motorcycles, or Bikes Only 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.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Women are Riding Motorcycles in Greater Numbers

More and more women are getting off the back seat and climbing on the front seat of a motorcycle. Most are learning in special training classes. Here's an excerpt from a story and video from FOX 13 TV in Tampa Bay:

    "Tammy Perkins is enamored when she gets on her motorcycle. 'It is freedom,' she said. Perkin's husband bought her a bike for Mother's Day. It is something she has wanted since she was a kid. Now that she is 40, and the youngest of her kids is out of high school, Perkins thinks she deserves it." -- Ken Suarez, FOX 13 News Polk County Reporter

Read more of this story and watch the video.

For more about women riders, check out Women in Motorcycling.

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Men on Motorcycles - Jim

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 Jim with his 1983 BMW R 65 under Men on Motorcycles. There are no Women on Motorcycles, Trikes Only, or Bikes Only 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.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Honda Recalls 2010-2011 VT750 Motorcycles for Bank Angle Sensor Problem

Honda is recalling certain model year 2010 and 2011 VT750 motorcycles produced from June 25, 2009, to March 28, 2011.

The bank angle sensor may be incorrectly manufactured creating the possibility of an erroneous reading which could cause the engine to stall.

The number of units affected is 3020.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Jim

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 Jim's 1999 Honda Gold Wing 1500SE Motor Trike under Trikes Only. There are no Women on Motorcycles, Men on Motorcycles, or Bikes Only 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.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

KTM Recalls 2010-2011 Motorcycles for Handlebar Problem

KTM is recalling certain model year 2010 and 2011 motorcycles manufactured from November 2009 through November 23, 2010.

Due to improper heat treatment, the handlebar clamps can develop cracks, allowing the handlebar to move from its set position.

The number of units affected is 1228.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Victory Recalls 2011 Cross Country for Handle Bar Problem

Polaris is recalling certain model year 2011 Victory Cross Country motorcycles manufactured from January 1, through April 11, 2011.

The handlebar clamps and/or risers may have been machined incorrectly which could cause the handlebars to slip in the clamps.

The number of units affected is 840.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Americade Motorcycle Rally - June 6-11, 2011

Americade is June 6-11. It's a big touring rally held the first full week of June each year in Lake George, NY. This year the headquarters has been moved from Roaring Brook Ranch to the Fort William Henry Resort, overlooking Lake George, on the hill above the Beach Road Parking Lot where Americade's daily MiniTours assemble. It's a little late to find a place to stay for the whole week but day trips can be fun too. This is the 29th annual Americade rally and probably the best organized family oriented rally you'll ever find.