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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Honda Recalls 2013-2015 ST1300PA, 2014-2015 CB500, CBR500, CRF250L, CBR650, CTX700, NSS300, VT750, VT1300, 2015 CB300F, CBR300, CBR600, and 2014-2016 NC700 Motorcycles for Sealant Incorrectly Applied to the Starter Relay Switch that May Cause a Loss of Power

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 ST1300PA, 2014-2015 CB500, CBR500, CRF250L, CBR650, CTX700, NSS300, VT750, VT1300, 2015 CB300F, CBR300, CBR600, and 2014-2016 NC700 motorcycles.

In the affected motorcycles, sealant may have been incorrectly applied to the starter relay switch, and as a result, the electrical system may have a loss of power.

A loss of electrical power may cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

45,153 units are affected.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

KTM Recalls 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Motorcycles for Fuel Leaks from the Threaded Inserts at the Rear of the Gas Tank.

KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling all model year 2014 1290 Super Duke R motorcycles manufactured July 1, 2013, to April 30, 2014.

The affected motorcycles may leak fuel from the threaded inserts at the rear of the gas tank.

A fuel leak from the threaded inserts, in the presence of an ignition source, may increase the risk of a fire.

640 units are affected.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Harley-Davidson Recalls 2014-2015 Road King (FLHR), Street Glide (FLHX), Street Glide Special (FLHXS), Electra Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Ultra Limited (FLHTK), Police Road King (FLHP), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), CVO Ultra Limited (FLHTKSE), 2014 CVO Road King (FLHRSE), and 2015 Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low (FLHTCUL), Ultra Limited Low (FLHTKL), Road Glide (FLTRX), Road Glide Special (FLTRXS), CVO Street Glide (FLHXSE), and CVO Road Glide Ultra (FLTRUSE) Motorcycles for Saddlebag Mounting Receptacles that May Not Adequately Secure the Saddlebags

Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Road King (FLHR), Street Glide (FLHX), Street Glide Special (FLHXS), Electra Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Ultra Limited (FLHTK), Police Road King (FLHP), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), CVO Ultra Limited (FLHTKSE), 2014 CVO Road King (FLHRSE), and 2015 Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low (FLHTCUL), Ultra Limited Low (FLHTKL), Road Glide (FLTRX), Road Glide Special (FLTRXS), CVO Street Glide (FLHXSE), and CVO Road Glide Ultra (FLTRUSE) motorcycles.

The affected motorcycles have saddlebag mounting receptacles that may not adequately secure the saddlebags to the motorcycle.

If a saddlebag is not adequately secured, it may separate from the motorcycle while riding, creating a road hazard and increasing the risk of a crash.

185,272 units are affected.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Yamaha Recalls 2008-2011 WR250X and 2008-2015 WR250R Motorcycles for Stator Problem

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 WR250X motorcycles manufactured June 1, 2008, to June 1, 2011 and 2008-2015 WR250R motorcycles manufactured June 1, 2008, to June 1, 2015.

In the affected motorcycles, the insulation on the stator coil, a component of the alternator, may become damaged and short circuit due to insufficient heat resistance.

If the stator coil is not insulated, the motorcycle will not charge and the battery will go dead, causing the engine to stall which increases the risk of a crash.

12,721 units are affected.

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Suzuki Recalls 2006-2015 Boulevard M109R Motorcycles Equipped with Accessory Backrests that May Contain Excessively Long Mounting Bolts

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain Accessory Backrest Mounting Hardware kits, part numbers 990A0-75148 and 990A0-75148-BLK, manufactured March 1, 2012, to April 21, 2015.

The affected hardware kits are for installing accessory backrests on 2006-2015 Suzuki VZR1800 (Boulevard M109R) motorcycles. The mounting hardware kits may include four 110mm bolts instead of two 75mm bolts and two 95mm bolts.

If the backrest is installed with bolts that are too long, the mounting bolts may contact the rear tire, causing a loss of control and increasing the risk of a crash.

308 units are affected.

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