Motorcycle Views Newsletter

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - John


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 John on his 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL-50 under Men on Motorcycles. There are no Women on Motorcycles, Bikes Only, or Trikes 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, July 23, 2011

Kawasaki Recalls 2011 ZX1000 for Wiring Harness Problem

Kawasaki is recalling certain model year 2011 Ninja ZX-10R/ZX-10R ABS (ZX1000JBF/JBFL/KBF/KBFL) motorcycles.

It is possible for a portion of the wiring harness to become pinched between the rear subframe and the rear fender or between the rear subframe and the bolt holding the seat cover. This can damage the harness and wiring and result in a short between wires and the frame or within wires, which could result in the engine stopping suddenly.

The number of units affected is 2560.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Paul Duguay

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 Paul Duguay's 1998 Honda Shadow Aero under Bikes Only. There are no Women on Motorcycles, Men on Motorcycles, or Trikes 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, July 16, 2011

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Joe Faltinek

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 Joe Faltinek's restored 1952 Cushman Eagle under Bikes Only. There are no Women on Motorcycles, Men on Motorcycles, or Trikes 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.

Honda Recalls 2008-2010 ST1300 Motorcycles for Rear Brake Reservoir Hose Problem

Honda is recalling certain model year 2008 through 2010 ST1300 motorcycles manufactured from November 15, 2007, through May 27, 2010, model year 2008 through 2010 ST1300A motorcycles manufactured from November 7, 2007, through April 6, 2010, and model year 2009 ST1300PA police motorcycles, manufactured from November 18, 2008, through December 8, 2009.

When the rear suspension of the motorcycle is repeatedly bottomed out (fully compressed), the rear brake reservoir hose may become damaged and leak brake fluid.

The number of units affected is 2232.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Polaris Recalls Kingpin and Jackpot for Backrest Support Problem

Polaris is recalling certain model year 2004-2011 Victory Kingpin motorcycles and model year 2006-2011 Victory Jackpot motorcycles manufactured from January 1, 2004, through May 1, 2011, equipped with accessory seats, part numbers 2876641-01 seat, Kingpin Touring, double backrest and part number 2875961-01 seat, Jackpot Touring w/backrest.

The backrest support can separate from the motorcycle while in use.

The number of units affected is 1688.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Yamaha Recalls 2011 FJR1300 for Brake Light Problem

Yamaha is recalling certain model year 2011 FJR1300 motorcycles manufactured from January 2011 through April 2011.

The brake light may not illuminate when the front brake lever is applied because the activating mechanism in the front brake switch can bind.

The number of units affected is 260.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Polaris Recalls Indian for Side Stand Problem

Polaris is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Indian motorcycles for failing to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 123, "Motorcycle Controls and Displays."

The side stand may not fold rearward and upward if it contacts the ground when the motorcycle is moving forward.

The number of units affected is 699.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Polaris Recalls Indian for Body Control Module Defect

Polaris is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Indian motorcycles for the Body Control Module (BCM) which can cause the headlight to turn off in some circumstances.

If the headlight switch is slowly moved from one position to another (high beam to low beam or low beam to high beam), both beams may be on momentarily and the BCM interprets this as an overload condition.

The number of units affected is 699.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Ducati Recalls 2011 Diavel for Loose License Plate Holder

Ducati is recalling certain model year 2011 Diavel motorcycles manufactured from September 23, 2010, through May 12, 2011.

The brass inserts installed in the chain guard may deform over time, resulting in the possible loosening of the license plate holder retaining screws on the rear swing-arm. This situation could cause the license plate holder to become loose during normal operation of the motorcycle.

The number of units affected is 964.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Yamaha Recalls 2006-2009 FJR1300 for Electrical Problem

Yamaha is recalling certain model year 2006-2009 FJR1300 motorcycles manufactured from February 2006, through March 2009.

The ground joint connector of the wire harness could overheat and become deformed, possibly causing an intermittent ground wire connection. If the electrical system is not properly grounded, the ignition system and/or other electrical components could malfunction, which could cause the engine to stall.

The number of units affected is 9850.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Motorcycle Fatality Facts

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued its 2009 report on motorcycle fatality facts. AllAboutBikes.com has reviewed the report. Here's an excerpt from their report:

    "Motorcycle fatalities only represent about a fifth of all fatalities on the road. In 2009, there were 23,437 fatalities involving passenger vehicles. But that doesn't mean that motorcycles are a safer way to travel. If you look at the amount of miles traveled, the government estimates that motorcycle deaths are 37 times more likely to occur." -- AllAboutBikes.com

Read more.

Best State in which to Ride a Motorcycle

Progressive Insurance has ranked the top states in which to ride a motorcycle. And the winner is ... Florida? Here's an excerpt by Bart Madson of Motorcycle-USA.com who comments on this ranking:

    "Progressive Insurance came up with the rankings, publishing the top-20 states to ride based off its own research data. Florida topping the list nearly made me choke, but the inclusion of corn-covered, flat-as-a-board Kansas as fifth and Nebraska 14th! But, but, but… How?!" -- Bart Madson, Managing Editor, Motorcycle-USA.com

Read more.

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Sundance Kid

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 the Sundance Kid's 1972 Harley-Davidson Sportster under Bikes Only. There are no Women on Motorcycles, Men on Motorcycles, or Trikes 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.