Motorcycle Views Newsletter

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Motorcycle Picture of the Week - Doug McCollum

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These pictures are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Doug's 1986 Harley-Davidson FLHTC Liberty Edition under Bikes Only. There are no Men on Motorcycles, Women on Motorcycles, or Trikes Only this week. Send your picture in. For details, see Motorcycle Pictures of the Week.

MotoPickers - A Show for Motorcyclists

I just saw a teaser for a new TV series called Motopickers. They claim that a deal is being worked out to get this on television. It's about a small business that travels around to find old motorcycles, then restores them. Of course, there are problems along the way.

See a video of what we all may be able to see soon.

Harley-Davidson Introduces its 2013 Models Including Seven 110th Anniversary Models

Harley-Davidson will soon be celebrating its 110th anniversary. The celebration will be taking place all over the world. Harley-Davidson will be introducing seven 2013 motorcycles based on regular lineup models but with added features, medallions, serialization, living art finishes, and paint stylings. There will also be three CVO models specially outfitted for the 110th anniversary.

See all 2013 Harley-Davidson models (CVOs not shown).

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ducati Recalls Panigale 1199 Motorcycles for Swingarm Problem

Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Panigale 1199 motorcycles manufactured from March 16, 2012, through July 12, 2012.

The right and left swingarm shaft pivots can loosen.

2411 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Ducati Recalls Panigale 1199 Motorcycles for Front Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir Problem

Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Panigale 1199 motorcycles manufactured from March 16, 2012, through July 12, 2012.

The front brake master cylinder reservoir hose might interfere with the threading end of the reservoir retaining screw.

2411 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Roberta K Young

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These pictures are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Roberta's 1996 Honda Shadow VLX600 under Bikes Only. There are no Men on Motorcycles, Women on Motorcycles, or Trikes Only this week. Send your picture in. For details, see Motorcycle Pictures of the Week.

Ducati Recalls 2012-2013 Panigale 1199 Motorcycles for Exhaust Butterfly Valve Bowden Cable Cover Problem

Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Panigale 1199 motorcycles manufactured from March 16, 2012, through July 12, 2012.

The exhaust butterfly valve bowden cable cover could melt or burn due to excess heat of the catalytic converter.

2411 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Ducati Recalls 2012-2013 Panigale Motorcycles for Steering Damper Problem

Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Panigale 1199 motorcycles manufactured from March 16, 2012, through July 12, 2012.

Due to an incorrect assembly tolerance, the Uniball bearing on the damper rod eyelet could slip out of its seat on the Ohlins steering damper.

2411 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Ducati Recalls 2012-2013 Panigale 1199 Motorcycles for Steering Problem

Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Panigale 1199 motorcycles manufactured from March 16, 2012, through July 12, 2012.

Screws that secure the steering damper to the steering head could fall out due to an insufficient amount of Loctite applied to the threads.

2411 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

E15 Fuel Becomes Problem for Motorcyclists

The NY Times has an article about the new EPA requirement to begin using E15 fuel.

Although E15 is not yet mandated for motorcycles, it becomes a problem when dispensed in a hose through which both E10 and E15 run.

If E15 remains in the hose from the previous customer, it mixes with the E10 causing a higher than E10 concentration for a motorcycle. The EPA wants to require that a minimum purchase of 4 gallons be made. This immediately becomes a big problem for motorcyclists.

Read the complete article by Matthew L. Wald.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Motorcycle Picture of the Week - Joel Storm

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These pictures are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Joel's 2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 under Bikes Only. There are no Men on Motorcycles, Women on Motorcycles, or Trikes Only this week. Send your picture in. For details, see Motorcycle Pictures of the Week.

Ducati Recalls 2012-2013 Diavel for Side Stand Defect

Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Diavel motorcycles manufactured from May 25, 2012, through June 28, 2012.

The side stand may bend or break.

27 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Kawasaki Recalls 2011-2012 ZX-10R Motorcycles for Crankcase Oil Leakage

Kawasaki is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 ZX-10R (ZX1000JBF/JBFL/KBF/KBFL/JCF/JCFL/KCF/KCFL) 'NINJA' motorcycles.

Engine oil may leak from the crankcase at the starter mounting point and pool on top of the crankcase. Continued use in this condition can allow oil to spill over onto the rear tire.

4170 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Zap Recalls 2008 Xebra Motorcycles for Brake Problem

Qingqi Group Motorcycle Co. LTD, through its designated agent Zap, is recalling all model year 2008 Zap Xebra motorcycles manufactured from January 1, 2008, through December 31, 2008.

These motorcycles do not conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 122, "Motorcycle Brake Systems." The motorcycles were produced without a separate brake fluid reservoir for each brake circuit, with each reservoir filler opening having its own cover, seal, and cover retention device.

691 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Motorcycle Picture of the Week - Joel Storm

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These pictures are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Joel's 2009 Buell 1125CR under Men on Motorcycles. There are no Women on Motorcycles, Trikes Only or Bikes Only this week. Send your picture in. For details, see Motorcycle Pictures of the Week.