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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Ducati Recalls 2015-2016 Scrambler Motorcycles Since a Side Stand Pivot Nut Can Detach, Potentially Causing the Side Stand Position Sensor To No Longer Function Properly

Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Ducati Scrambler motorcycles manufactured February 17, 2015, to November 11, 2016.

The affected vehicles have a side stand pivot nut that can detach, potentially causing the side stand position sensor to no longer function properly.

If the side stand position sensor does not function properly, the engine may stall, or the motorcycle may be ridden while the stand is still down. Either scenario increases the risk of a crash.

5,502 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Yamaha Recalls 2015 XC155F SMAX Scooters For an Insufficiently Clamped Speed Sensor Lead Wire That May Cause the Wire To Fatigue and Break

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015 XC155F SMAX scooters manufactured September 17, 2014, to October 27, 2015.

The affected motorcycles may have an insufficiently clamped speed sensor lead wire, causing the wire to fatigue and break.

If the speed sensor wire breaks, the speedometer will not work, increasing the risk of a crash.

2,640 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Suzuki Recalls 2012-2016 DL650 Motorcycles Since the Alternator Stator May Have Insufficient Heat Resistance, Resulting In a Short Circuit Of the Stator Wires

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 DL650 motorcycles manufactured August 30, 2011, to October 12, 2015.

In the affected motorcycles, the alternator stator may have insufficient heat resistance, resulting in a short circuit of the stator wires.

A short circuit of the stator wires may prevent the battery from properly charging, causing an engine stall and increasing the risk of a crash.

8,613 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

CSC Recalls 2015-2016 Cyclone Motorcycles For Possible Lack Of a Supplemental Label That Reminds the User To Clean the Brake Reservoir Before Adding Brake Fluid and To Use DOT 4 Brake Fluid From a Sealed Container

CSC Motorcycles, LLC (CSC) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Cyclone motorcycles manufactured April 4, 2015, to November 10, 2016.

The affected vehicles may not be equipped with a supplemental label that reminds the user to clean the brake reservoir before adding brake fluid and to use DOT 4 brake fluid from a sealed container. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 122, "Motorcycle Brake Systems."

If the supplemental brake fluid label is missing, the operator may use an incorrect brake fluid which could damage the brake system and increase the risk of a crash.

392 units are affected.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

KTM Recalls 2015-2016 1290 Super Adventure and 2013-2016 1190 Adventure and Adventure R Motorcycles Since the Wiring Harness Can Fray and Contact the ABS Modulator. If the Brake Line Is Electrically Conductive, the Brake Line May Overheat and Melt

KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 1290 Super Adventure motorcycles manufactured December 1, 2014, to March 10, 2016, and 2013-2016 1190 Adventure and Adventure R motorcycles manufactured November 20, 2012, to April 25, 2016.

In the affected vehicles, the wiring harness can fray and contact the ABS modulator. If the brake line is electrically conductive, the brake line may overheat and melt.

If the brake line melts, brake failure may result, increasing the risk of a crash.

5,812 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Indian Recalls 2014-2017 Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Vintage, Chieftan, Chieftan Dark Horse, Springfield, and Roadmaster Motorcycles Since the Fuel Rail May Contact Other Components and Result In a Fuel Leak

Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain model year 2014-2017 Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Vintage, Chieftan, Chieftan Dark Horse, Springfield and Roadmaster motorcycles manufactured April 15, 2013, to July 15, 2016.

In the affected motorcycles, the fuel rail may contact other components and result in a fuel leak.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

23,746 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to Appalachian Brewing Co. in Collegeville, PA on December 11, 2016

Check out pictures and videos of the seventh motorcycle run of the 2016-2017 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Appalachian Brewing Co. in Collegeville, PA on December 11, 2016.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to Hillbilly Hall, Hopewell, NJ on November 27, 2016

Check out pictures and videos of the fifth motorcycle run of the 2016-2017 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Hillbilly Hall, Hopewell, NJ on November 27, 2016.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Suzuki Recalls 2013, 2015, and 2017 GW250 Motorcycles Since Water May Enter the Main Wiring Harness At the Rear Brake Light Switch Connectors, Possibly Corroding the Brake Light Switch

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2013, 2015, and 2017 GW250 motorcycles.

Water may enter the main wiring harness at the rear brake light switch connectors, possibly corroding the brake light switch.

The corrosion may cause an electrical short and the loss of the head light, tail light and brake lights, increasing the risk of a crash.

1,890 units are affected.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Yamaha Recalls 2014-2016 WR250R Motorcycles For a Clutch Push Lever Oil Seal That May Crack Due To an Incorrect Assembly Process

Yamaha Motor Corporation , USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 WR250R motorcycles manufactured August 1, 2013, to June 1, 2016.

Due to an incorrect assembly process, the clutch push lever oil seal may crack, allowing engine oil to leak out.

If oil leaks from the engine, the oil may get on the rear tire, causing a loss of control and increasing the risk of a crash.

2,550 units are affected.

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Vega Helmet Corporation Recalls XTA and XTA Touring Motorcycle Helmets For Inadequately Protecting the User's Head In the Event Of an Impact

Vega Helmet Corporation (Vega) is recalling certain motorcycle half helmets, models XTA and XTA Touring in sizes L, XL, and XXL, manufactured from February 2013 through December 2014.

The affected helmets may not adequately protect the user's head in the event of an impact such as can happen during a crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

In the event of a crash, the helmet may not adequately protect the wearer increasing the risk of injury.

1,053 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Ivolution Sports Recalls IV2 JX-SKY 3/4 Open Face Motorcycle Helmets Because a Metal Fastening Screw On a Detachable Skull Mohawk May Prevent the Mohawk From Easily Detaching in the Event Of a Crash

Ivolution Sports Inc. (Ivolution) is recalling certain IV2 JX-SKY 3/4 open face helmets manufactured October 16, 2015, to November 12, 2015.

The affected helmets have a detachable Skull Mohawk portion that was affixed with a metal screw instead of a plastic screw, preventing the Mohawk from easily detaching in the event of a crash.

As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

If the Mohawk feature of the helmet does not detach in the event of a crash, the rider could be at an increased risk of neck injury.

800 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to The Eagles, Bridgewater, NJ on November 13, 2016

Check out pictures and videos of the third motorcycle run of the 2016-2017 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to The Eagles, Bridgewater, NJ on November 13, 2016.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Polar Bear Grand Tour to Cape May - Previous 3 Videos Should Now Work

Check out pictures and videos of the first motorcycle run of the 2016-2017 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Cape May, NJ on October 30, 2016. I forgot to make the three videos from Dave Thompson public. They should work now.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Polaris Recalls 2015-2017 Slingshot Motorcycles For Insufficient Clearance Between the Fuel Line and the Hood Structure

Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Slingshot motorcycles manufactured March 4, 2014, to October 7, 2016.

The affected vehicles may have insufficient clearance between the fuel line and the hood structure.

The insufficient clearance may allow the fuel line to rub against the hood until it leaks fuel. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

17,795 units are affected.

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Polaris Recalls 2015-2017 Slingshot Motorcycles For Swing Arm That Has Insufficient Strength

Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Slingshot motorcycles manufactured March 4, 2014, to September 7, 2016.

The affected vehicles may have been manufactured with a swing arm that has insufficient strength.

Due to the insufficient swing arm strength, the swing arm may fracture resulting in a loss of momentum or vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

17,572 units are affected.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to Cape May, NJ on October 30, 2016 -- 3 New Videos Just Added

Check out pictures and videos of the first motorcycle run of the 2016-2017 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Cape May, NJ on October 30, 2016. Three videos from Dave Thompson have just been added.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Polar Bear Grand Tour Run to Cape May, NJ on October 30, 2016

Check out pictures of the first motorcycle run of the 2016-2017 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Cape May, NJ on October 30, 2016.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Ducati Recalls 2016-2017 XDiavel Motorcycles For Loose Side Stand Plate Lower Fastening Screw

Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 XDiavel motorcycles manufactured July 7, 2015, to June 22, 2016.

The side stand plate lower fastening screw on the affected motorcycles may not be sufficiently tightened, causing the stand to fail and the bike to fall.

Additionally, during normal use on the road, the loosening of the lower screw could cause damage to the side stand sensor switch, causing the engine to stall.

1,433 units are affected.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

BMW Recalls 2013-2016 G650GS and 2013-2015 G650GS Sertao Motorcycles For Stalling During Operation Due To an Engine Control Unit (ECU) Software Issue

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 BMW G650GS motorcycles manufactured March 8, 2013, to October 12, 2015, and 2013-2015 BMW G650GS Sertao motorcycles manufactured March 8, 2013, to May 23, 2014.

The affected motorcycles may stall during operation due to an engine control unit (ECU) software issue.

If the engine stalls during operation, it increases the risk of a crash.

1,398 units are affected.

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Piaggio Recalls 2014-2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 1000, 2016 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100, 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS/ADD, and 2016 Caponord Rally Motorcycles For a Faulty Front Brake Master Cylinder

Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 1000, 2016 Tuono V4 1100, 2015 Caponord 1200 ABS/ADD, and 2016 Caponord Rally motorcycles manufactured June 18, 2013, to June 13, 2016.

The affected motorcycles have a front brake master cylinder that may allow air into the hydraulic circuit, causing a longer than expected braking distance.

If an abnormal distance is required to stop the motorcycle, there is an increased risk of a crash.

1,628 units are affected.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Ducati Recalls 2016-2017 XDiavel Motorcycles For an Insufficiently Tightened Final Drive Pulley Retaining Nut

Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Ducati XDiavel motorcycles manufactured July 7, 2015, to June 22, 2016.

The affected motorcycles may have an insufficiently tightened final drive pulley retaining nut which may result in a loss of power transmission to the rear wheel.

A loss of power transmission to the rear wheel may increase the risk of a crash.

1,433 units are affected.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Honda Recalls 2014-2015 Grom 125, NSS300, and NSS300A Motorcycles Since the Resin Bracket Inside the Fuel Pump of the Affected Motorcycles May Swell and Cause the Pump Impeller To Seize

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Grom 125 motorcycles manufactured June 12, 2013, to September 8, 2015, and 2014-2015 NSS300 & NSS300A motorcycles manufactured June 18, 2013 to March 19, 2015.

The resin bracket inside the fuel pump of the affected motorcycles may swell and cause the pump impeller to seize.

If the fuel pump seizes, the motorcycle will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

17,643 units are affected.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

BMW Recalls 2014-2015 R nine T Motorcycles since the Design of the Rear Turn Signals May Partially Obscure the Lights From Being Seen By the Driver Of a Following Vehicle

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 R nine T motorcycles manufactured November 27, 2013, through January 26, 2015.

The design of the rear turn signals may partially obscure the lights from being seen by the driver of a following vehicle. As such, these motorcycles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

In certain road and traffic conditions, the rear turn signals may be slightly obscured to the driver of a following vehicle and increase the risk of a crash.

1,792 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Zero Recalls 2015 DS, FX, S, and SR Motorcycles For a DC-DC Converter That May Have Insufficient Output Power, such That During High Power Demand, the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) May Not Function Properly

Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain model year 2015 SR, S, DS, and FX motorcycles.

The affected motorcycles have a DC-DC converter that may have insufficient output power. During high power demand, the anti-lock brake system (ABS) may not function properly.

If the converter power output is insufficient, during an ABS activated event, the ABS and all vehicle lights would temporarily stop functioning, increasing the risk of a crash.

96 units are affected.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

WSB Recalls WSB777 Motorcycle Half Helmets For Missing or Insufficient Labeling and Because They May Not Be Strong Enough to Protect a User in the Event of a Crash

WSB Inc (WSB) is recalling certain WSB777 half helmets in all sizes manufactured May 1, 2015, to May 2, 2015.

The affected helmets may be missing or have insufficient labeling and may not be strong enough to protect a user in the event of a crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

Helmets that do properly protect the wearer's head can increase the risk of injury to the wearer in the event of a crash. Missing labeling information reduces the user's possibility of identifying the helmet in the event of a safety recall.

300 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Tong Ho Hsing Recalls Hawk AP-80 Motorcycle Helmets Since They May Not Adequately Protect a User In the Event Of a Head Impact During a Crash

Tong Ho Hsing Industrial Co. is recalling certain Hawk AP-80 motorcycle helmets, part number T378, size M.

The affected helmets may not adequately protect a user in the event of a head impact during a crash.

As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

Helmets that do not adequately protect the wearer increase their risk of injury in the event of a crash.

342 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Tegol Recalls Outlaw Slim-G Series Motorcycle Helmets Since the Helmet May Not Protect the Head, an Object May Penetrate the Helmet, and Helmet Not Labeled Correctly

Tegol, Inc. (Tegol) is recalling certain Outlaw Slim-G Series motorcycle helmets, part number GLD-12-510-511, in all sizes, manufactured March 30, 2013, to June 5, 2013.

The affected helmets may not adequately protect the wearer's head in the event of an impact, and an object may penetrate the helmet. Additionally, these helmets may not be labeled properly. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

Helmets that do not properly protect the wearer's head can increase the risk of injury to the wearer in the event of a crash. Missing labeling information reduces the user's possibility of identifying the helmet in the event of a safety recall.

5,292 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Ivolution Sports Recalls IV2 JX-SKY Motorcycle Helmets Since Two Accessory Pieces When Mounted May Alter the Angle Of Impact and Neck Position In a Motorcycle Crash

Ivolution Sports, Inc. (Ivolution Sports) is recalling certain IV2 JX-SKY helmets, sizes S, M, L, XL manufactured February 1, 2015, to July 15, 2016.

These helmets may have two detachable plastic accessory pieces, a plastic mohawk and a face mask, that were attached with small screws. These accessory pieces may alter the angle of impact and neck position in a motorcycle crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

If the accessories are attached with a rigid connection such as with screws, the rider has an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

1,007 units are affected.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Honda Recalls 2015-2016 CB300F, CBR300R, and CBR300RA Motorcycles For Improperly Machined Crankshaft

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 CBR300RA, CBR300R and CB300F motorcycles.

The affected motorcycles may have an improperly machined crankshaft which may result in the failure of the connecting rod bearing retainer.

If the connecting rod bearing retainer fails, the engine may stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

11,424 units are affected.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) is Recalling Coast to Coast Accessory Passenger Seats That Fit Can-Am Spyder F-3 Motorcycles Since the Seat May Not Activate a Switch That Changes the Vehicle Stability System to Compensate For a Passenger Being On Board

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) is recalling certain Coast to Coast accessory passenger seats, manufactured November 18, 2015, to April 4, 2016, and sold for use on Can-Am Spyder F3-series motorcycles.

When a passenger is sitting on the accessory seat, the seat may not activate a switch that changes the vehicle stability system to compensate for a passenger being on board.

If the vehicle stability system is not altered, the operator may lose control of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

111 units are affected.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Harley-Davidson Recalls 2016 Electra Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low (FLHTCUL), Ultra Limited Low (FLHTKL), Ultra Limited (FLHTK), CVO Street Glide (FLHXSE), Street Glide (FLHX), Street Glide Special (FLHXS), Road Glide Special (FLTRXS), Road Glide (FLTRX), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), Road Glide Ultra (FLTRU), Fat Boy S (FLSTFBS), Softail Slim S (FLSS), and CVO Softail Pro Street Breakout (FXSE) Motorcycles Since the Clutch Master Cylinder May Lose the Ability to Generate Enough Lift to Disengage the Clutch, Especially If the Motorcycle Has Been Parked For an Extended Time

Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2016 Electric Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low (FLHTCUL), Ultra Limited Low (FLHTKL), Ultra Limited (FLHTK), CVO Street Glide (FLHXSE), Street Glide (FLHX), Street Glide Special (FLHXS), Road Glide Special (FLTRXS), Road Glide (FLTRX), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), Road Glide Ultra (FLTRU), Fat Boy S (FLSTFBS), Softail Slim S (FLSS), and CVO Softail Pro Street Breakout (FXSE) motorcycles.

In the affected motorcycles, the clutch master cylinder may lose the ability to generate enough lift to disengage the clutch, especially if the motorcycle has been parked for an extended period of time.

When the engine is running and the motorcycle is in gear, if the clutch cannot be fully disengaged, the motorcycle may move unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

27,232 units are affected.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Kawasaki Recalls 2017 Z125 Pro Motorcycles For Shock Absorbers That May Leak Oil and Lose Their Function

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (Kawasaki) is recalling certain model year 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro motorcycles manufactured February 4, 2016 through June 7, 2016.

In the affected motorcycles, the shock absorbers may leak oil and lose their function.

Loss of function of the shock absorbers may affect the motorcycle's handling, increasing the risk of a crash.

1,282 units are affected.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Yamaha Recalls 2015-2016 YZF-R3 F/G Motorcycles For a Clutch Pressure Plate Bearing Problem

Yamaha Motor Corporation (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 YZF-R3 F/G motorcycles manufactured January 1, 2015, to April 15, 2016.

The clutch pressure plate bearing may break due to an insufficient load rating, causing the clutch to not disengage and preventing the transmission from shifting properly.

If the clutch cannot be disengaged, the rider may not be easily able to stop the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

11,280 units are affected.

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Yamaha Recalls 2015-2016 YZF-R3 F/G Motorcycles For an Oil Pump Problem

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 F/G motorcycles manufactured January 1, 2015, to April 15, 2016.

Due to an oil pump problem, the oil pressure in these motorcycles may not be properly regulated. As a result, the oil pump drive gear may fail and cause the engine to seize from lack of oil supply.

If the engine seizes from a lack of oil supply, the rear wheel may lock up suddenly, increasing the risk of a crash.

11,280 units are affected.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Indian Recalls 2014-2016 Chief Classic, Dark Horse, Chieftain, Roadmaster, Vintage, and Chieftain Dark Horse Motorcycles to Correct an Engine Misfire Situation Whereby Unburned Fuel May Pass Through Parts of the Exhaust System, Raising the Exhaust Temperatures

Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Chief Classic, Dark Horse, Chieftain, Roadmaster, Vintage and Chieftain Dark Horse motorcycles manufactured April 15, 2013, to June 16, 2015.

In the event of an engine misfire, unburned fuel may pass through parts of the exhaust system, raising the exhaust temperatures.

Elevated exhaust temperatures may result in an increased risk of fire.

18,367 units are affected.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Ontario Recalls EVOS Full Face Modular Motorcycle Helmets for Inadequately Protecting the Wearer's Head in an Impact and for Missing Label Information

1888653 Ontario Inc. (Ontario) is recalling certain EVOS Full Face Modular Helmets, model number ST-818-6F-L, size Large, manufactured June 8, 2014, to July 10, 2014.

The affected helmets may not adequately protect the wearer's head in the event of an impact.

Additionally, these helmets may be missing or have incomplete information regarding the manufacturer's name as well be missing the words "Certified" and "FMVSS No. 218." As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

Helmets that do not properly protect the wearer's head can increase the risk of injury to the wearer in the event of a crash. Missing labeling information reduces the user's possibility of identifying the helmet in the event of a safety recall.

94 units are affected.

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Triumph Motorcycles Recalls Accessory Adjustable Brake Levers Sold as Part of an Aftermarket Lever Replacement Kit, Part Number A2021334, and Intended for Installation on 2016 and 2017 Thruxton 1200, Street Twin, Bonneville T120, and Bonneville T120 Black Motorcycles. These Replacement Levers May Touch the Handlebars Before Maximum Braking Force is Applied.

Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain accessory Adjustable Brake Levers, sold as part of an aftermarket lever replacement kit, part number A2021334. These brake levers are intended for installation on 2016 and 2017 Thruxton 1200, Street Twin, Bonneville T120, and Bonneville T120 Black motorcycles.

Under certain conditions, the brake levers may contact the handlebar before maximum braking force is applied.

Without the ability to apply maximum front braking, the distance needed to stop the motorcycle may be lengthened, increasing the risk of a crash.

119 units are affected.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Kymco Recalls 2016 K-Pipe Motorcycles to Correct a Gear Shift Pattern That Was Assembled in a Reverse Sequence

KYMCO (KYMCO USA) is recalling certain model year 2016 K-Pipe motorcycles manufactured March 1, 2016, to May 25, 2016.

In the affected models, the gear shift pattern was assembled in a reverse sequence when compared to the standard setup. As such, these motorcycles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 123, "Motorcycle Controls and Displays."

If the motorcycle shifts opposite of other motorcycles, a rider may be confused and may select the wrong gear, adversely affecting control of the motorcycle and increasing the risk of a crash.

476 units are affected.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Ducati Recalls 2016 XDiavel S Motorcycles for a Rear Wheel That May Have Been Incorrectly Installed On the Hub

Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain model year 2016 XDiavel S motorcycles manufactured November 25, 2015 to May 18, 2016.

The affected motorcycles have a rear wheel that may have been incorrectly installed on the hub.

If the rear wheel was incorrectly installed, the drive pins may fail, resulting in a loss of braking and a loss of power transmission from the engine. These conditions increase the risk of a crash.

925 units are affected.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Ducati Recalls 2014 1199 Superleggera Motorcycles for a Damper Plate Assembled Between the Primary Driven Gear and the Clutch Basket Assembly That Could Break

Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain model year 2014 1199 Superleggera motorcycles manufactured April 8, 2014, through November 13, 2014.

On the affected motorcycles, the damper plate assembled between the primary driven gear and the clutch basket assembly could break due to fatigue, and result in the engine seizing, and therefore, the rear wheel locking up.

A rear wheel lock up may cause a loss of control and increase the risk of a crash.

168 units are affected.

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

KTM Recalls 2015-2016 1290 Super Adventure Motorcycles for Rear Shock Absorber That May Leak Oil

KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 1290 Super Adventure motorcycles manufactured December 1, 2014, to December 11, 2015.

These motorcycles have a rear shock absorber that may leak oil from the rebound damping plug, resulting in a loss of shock function.

Loss of function of the rear shock may affect the handling of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

1,238 units are affected.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Harley-Davidson Recalls 2014-2016 Dyna Low Rider (FXDL 103) Motorcycles to Correct a Situation Where Engine Vibrations May Damage the Ignition Switch Internally and Shut Off the Engine While Riding

Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2014.5-2016 Dyna Low Rider motorcycles (FXDL 103) manufactured January 6, 2014 to April 7, 2016.

In the affected motorcycles, engine vibrations may damage the ignition switch internally and, as a result, the engine may shut off while riding.

If the engine shuts off, the motorcycle would stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

8,060 units are affected.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Honda Recalls Certain 2006-2010 GL1800 Gold Wing Motorcycles for Air Bag Inflators That May Rupture Due to Propellant Degradation Occurring After Long-term Exposure to Absolute Humidity and Temperature Cycling

Honda (American Honda Motor, Inc.) is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 Honda GL1800 (Gold Wing) motorcycles manufactured February 8, 2006, to May 14, 2009 originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A."

Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain model year 2006-2008 Honda GL 1800 (Gold Wing) motorcycles manufactured May 10, 2007, to May 14, 2009 originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B."

Motorcycles not originally sold or ever registered in either Zones A or B are not subject to this safety recall.

These motorcycles are equipped with an air bag inflator assembled as part of the air bag module, used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the rider resulting in serious injury or death.

2,701 units are affected.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Polar Bear Grand Tour Best Motorcycle Pictures and Videos of the 2015-2016 Riding Season

We present here a gallery of the best Polar Bear Grand Tour motorcycle pictures and videos for the 2015-2016 riding season. My definition of "best" is probably different from yours. I just looked at the more than 1000 pictures and 50 videos published during the season and picked what I liked best -- whatever caught my eye or I thought was different or offbeat.

Take a look and listen.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Soaring Helmet Corporation Recalls Stealth Phantom Helmets for Inadequately Protecting the Wearer from Penetration Injuries in the Event of a Crash

Soaring Helmet Corporation (Soaring) is recalling certain Stealth Phantom helmets, part numbers 8300 and 8351, in sizes extra small through XXL, in all sizes and graphics, manufactured April 1, 2013, to December 30, 2014.

The affected helmets may not adequately protect the wearer from penetration injuries in the event of a crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

6,631 units are affected.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Strategic Sports, Ltd. Recalls Leather Up XElement Helmets for Inadequate Protection of Users in the Event of a Crash

Strategic Sports, Ltd. (Strategic Sports) is recalling certain Leather Up XElement helmets, part numbers ST-559-12GB and 11FB, in sizes L, XL, and XXL, manufactured June 11, 2013, to August 30, 2013.

The affected helmets may not adequately protect a user in the event of a crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

540 units are affected.

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Soaring Helmet Corporation Recalls Vega XTV 7400 Helmets for Inadequate Protection of Users After a Head Impact During a Crash

Soaring Helmet Corporation (Soaring) is recalling certain Vega XTV 7400 helmets, sizes 2XS - 2XL, manufactured January 3, 2011, to February 24, 2012.

The affected helmets may not adequately protect a user in the event of a head impact during a crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

11,588 units are affected.

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Soaring Helmet Corporation Recalls Vega CFS Helmets for Inadequate Protection of Users After a Head Impact During a Crash

Soaring Helmet Corporation (Soaring) is recalling certain Vega CFS helmets, part number 7590, in all sizes, manufactured April 1, 2011, to April 29, 2011.

The affected helmets may not adequately protect a user in the event of a head impact during a crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

6,453 units are affected.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Polar Bear Grand Tour Website Now Has 12 Seasons of Motorcycle Pictures

The 2015-2016 Polar Bear Grand Tour motorcycle riding season has come to an end with the ride to Cape May on April 17, 2016.

The website contains Current Pictures as well as past season pictures. These pictures currently go back 10 years to the 2006-2007 riding season.

I have just added pictures for seasons 2004-2005 and 2005-2006. With this year's pictures you will be able to look at pictures from the past 12 seasons.

Take a look.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to Cape May, NJ on April 17, 2016

Check out pictures and videos of the 25th and last motorcycle run of the 2015-2016 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Cape May, NJ on April 17, 2016.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Honda Motorcycles Recalls Accessory Trunk Mounting Bases for PCX Scooters Since the Bases May Not Fully Latch to the Trunk

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain accessory rear trunk bases, part numbers 08L71-K35-J00, 08L70-KZY-910, and 81200-KWN-780 used to mount accessory trunks on Honda PCX125 and PCX150 scooters.

The locking hook of the accessory removable trunk may not fully engage to the trunk mounting base, allowing the trunk to inadvertently detach.

If the trunk detaches while riding, it may become a road hazard and increase the risk of a crash.

1,533 units are affected.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Triumph Recalls 2016 Street Twin for Condition Where Fuel May Enter the Fuel Pump Harness Insulation and Cause a Fuel Leak

Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD. (Triumph) is recalling certain model year 2016 Street Twin motorcycles manufactured September 7, 2015, to November 21, 2015.

The wiring in the fuel tank that powers the fuel pump may have damaged insulation and, as a result, fuel may enter the wiring and travel down the harness, outside of the tank and drip from the connector at the main harness.

A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source such as an electrical short, increases the risk of a fire.

120 units are affected.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) Recalls 2013-2014 Husqvarna TR650 Terra and TR650 Strada Motorcycles for Unexpected Stalling

KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Husqvarna TR650 Terra and TR650 Strada motorcycles manufactured January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2013.

The affected motorcycles may unexpectedly stall.

A stall increases the risk of a crash.

1,015 units are affected.

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to Brian's Harley-Davidson, Langhorne, PA on March 20, 2016

Check out pictures and videos of the 22nd motorcycle run of the 2015-2016 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Brian's Harley-Davidson, Langhorne, PA on March 20, 2016.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Campagna Recalls 2013-2015 T-Rex 16S Motorcycles for Steering Column That Could be Incorrectly Connected to the Steering Rack

Campagna Motors (Campagna) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 T-Rex 16S motorcycles manufactured June 3, 2013 to October 30, 2015.

In the affected vehicles, the steering column could be incorrectly connected to the steering rack allowing the steering column to disconnect from the steering rack.

If the steering column disconnects from the steering rack, the driver would lose the ability to steer the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

80 units are affected.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

Helmet City, Inc. Recalls Model 100 Motorcycle Helmets Because They May Not Be Strong Enough to Adequately Protect a Rider's Head in an Impact

Helmet City, Inc. (HCI) is recalling certain model 100 motorcycle helmets, sizes Medium and X-Large, both in Gloss Black, manufactured from December 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013.

The affected helmets may not be strong enough to adequately protect a user's head in an impact. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the impact attenuation and penetration requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

The wearer of the helmet may not be adequately protected in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of serious injury.

900 units are affected.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Honda Motorcycles Recalls 2014 NSS300 and NSS300A Motor Scooters for Rear Brake Line Connection Leak

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2014 NSS300 and NSS300A scooters manufactured June 18, 2013, to September 12, 2013.

The rear brake line connection on the affected vehicles may have been improperly tightened, allowing brake fluid to leak.

If the rear brake line leaks, there would be a reduction in rear brake pressure and therefore rear braking function, increasing the risk of a crash.

1,984 units are affected.

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to Long Valley Pub & Brewery, Long Valley, NJ on March 6, 2016

Check out pictures and videos of the 20th motorcycle run of the 2015-2016 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Long Valley Pub & Brewery, Long Valley, NJ on March 6, 2016.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Helmet City, Inc. Recalls 115 German Helmet for Straps That Stretch Excessively During a Load Situation Such as During a Crash

Helmet City, Inc. (HCI) is recalling certain model 115 German helmets, size XL, manufactured from April 1, 2014, through April 30, 2014.

During a load situation such as during a crash, the straps that secure the affected helmets may stretch excessively. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the retention requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

If the helmet straps stretch significantly in the event of a crash, the helmet may not remain secured to the user's head increasing their risk of injury.

270 units are affected.

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to Lighthouse Tavern, Waretown, NJ on Feb. 28, 2016

Check out pictures and videos of the 19th motorcycle run of the 2015-2016 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Lighthouse Tavern, Waretown, NJ on February 28, 2016.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Kawasaki Recalls 2016 Ninja ZX-10R and Ninja ZX-10R ABS Motorcycles for Steering Damper Bracket Mounting Bolts That May Break

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (Kawasaki) is recalling certain model year 2016 Ninja ZX-10R and Ninja ZX-10R ABS motorcycles, models ZX1000RGFAL, ZX1000RGFL, ZX1000SGFAL and ZX1000SGFL, manufactured October 28, 2015, to January 18, 2016.

In the affected motorcycles, the steering damper bracket mounting bolts may break due to being over tightened.

805 units are affected.

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to Bahr's Landing, Highlands, NJ on February 21, 2016

Check out pictures and videos of the 18th motorcycle run of the 2015-2016 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Bahr's Landing, Highlands, NJ on February 21, 2016.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

GMAX Helmet LLC Recalls 2012-2014 GM78 Medium Fullface Helmets for Inadequate Protection

GMAX Helmet LLC (GMAX) is recalling certain GM78 Fullface helmets, size medium, manufactured January 1, 2012, to December 30, 2014.

The affected helmets may not adequately protect a user in the event of a crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

2,915 units are affected.

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to Franklin House Tavern, Schaefferstown, PA on January 31, 2016

Check out pictures and videos of the 15th motorcycle run of the 2015-2016 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Franklin House Tavern, Schaefferstown, PA on January 31, 2016.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Suzuki Recalls 2008-2012 AN400, AN400A, DL1000, GSX1300R, 2008-2009 GSF1250S and GSF1250SA, 2008 GSX1300BK and GSX1300BKA, 2008-2010 GSX650F, GSX-R600, GSX-R750, VLR1800, VLR1800T, and 2009-2010 SFV650 and VZ1500 Motorcycles for a Regulator/Rectifier Power Module Problem

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 AN400, AN400A, DL1000, GSX1300R, 2008-2009 GSF1250S and GSF1250SA, 2008 GSX1300BK and GSX1300BKA, 2008-2010 GSX650F, GSX-R600, GSX-R750, VLR1800, VLR1800T, and 2009-2010 SFV650 and VZ1500 motorcycles.

Due to a problem with the circuit board for the regulator/rectifier power module, the motorcycle may not sufficiently charge the battery and the motorcycle may stall.

68,344 units are affected.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Honda Recalls 2012-2014 VT750CA, VT750C2 and VT750C2F, 2011-2016 VT750C, 2013-2016 VT750CS, 2010-2016 VT750C2B and 2013-2014 VT750C2S Motorcycles for Bank Angle Sensor Problem

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 VT750CA, VT750C2 and VT750C2F, 2011-2016 VT750C, 2013-2016 VT750CS, 2010-2016 VT750C2B and 2013-2014 VT750C2S motorcycles.

Engine vibration may cause the bank angle sensor wire to rub on the wire harness joint connector, resulting in a loss of the sensor signal.

Without the bank angle sensor signal, the engine may stall while riding, increasing the risk of a crash.

22,142 units are affected.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to Upstream Grille, Lake Hopatcong, NJ on January 10, 2016

Check out pictures and videos of the twelfth motorcycle run of the 2015-2016 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Upstream Grille, Lake Hopatcong, NJ on January 10, 2016.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Suzuki Recalls 2014-2016 DL1000 Motorcycles for Wiring Harness That May Rub Against the Bottom of the Fuel Tank

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2014 Suzuki DL 1000 motorcycles manufactured January 17, 2014, to June 5, 2014, 2015 Suzuki DL1000 motorcycles manufactured November 4, 2014, to February 6, 2015 and 2016 Suzuki DL1000 motorcycles manufactured June 11, 2015, to July 15, 2015.

The affected motorcycles have a wiring harness that may rub against the bottom of the fuel tank. Vibration from riding may cause the wiring insulation to wear off, allowing a bare wire to short circuit against the fuel tank.

2,410 units are affected.

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Suzuki Recalls 2013-2015 SFV650 Motorcycles for Improperly Positioned Fuel Tank Breather Hose

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2013 Suzuki SFV650 motorcycles manufactured March 23, 2013, to April 8, 2013, 2014 Suzuki SFV650 motorcycles manufactured October 24, 2013, to November 26, 2013 and 2015 Suzuki SFV650 motorcycles manufactured August 9, 2014, to September 12, 2014.

During assembly of the motorcycle, the fuel tank breather hose may have not been positioned properly and may become kinked.

If the fuel tank breather hose is kinked, pressure may build inside the fuel tank and cause the tank to crack, resulting in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.

287 units are affected.

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Suzuki Recalls 2013-2014 SFV650 and AN650A, and 2012-2014 DL650A Motorcycles for Excessive Tappet and Camshaft Wear

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 SFV650 and AN650A, and 2012-2014 DL650A motorcycles.

Contamination from component production and storage combined with manufacturing variations may result in excessive tappet and camshaft wear within the engines of the affected motorcycles.

The excessive wear may result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

6,214 units are affected.

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Suzuki Recalls 2014-2015 DL1000 Motorcycles Since the Battery Ground Connection May Have Poor Electrical Conductivity

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2014 Suzuki DL1000 motorcycles manufactured January 17, 2014 to June 5, 2014, and 2015 Suzuki DL1000 motorcycles manufactured November 5, 2014, to February 6, 2015.

Due to corrosion or being attached to the painted engine case, the battery ground connection may have poor electrical conductivity.

As a result of the poor conductivity, the engine may stall and be unable to be restarted, increasing the risk of a crash.

2,404 units are affected.

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Suzuki Recalls 2014-2015 DL1000 Motorcycles for Corrosion of Ignition Switch Terminals

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2014 DL1000 motorcycles manufactured January 17, 2014, to June 5, 2014, and 2015 DL1000 motorcycles manufactured November 5, 2014, to February 6, 2015.

The ignition switch terminals of the affected vehicles may corrode if they come into contact with liquid such as salt water.

As a result, the motorcycle's electrical power may be disconnected or the switch may be bypassed, preventing the engine from being shut off with the ignition key.

2,404 units are affected.

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to De Thomasi's East 5 Points Inn, Vineland, NJ on January 3, 2016

Check out pictures and videos of the eleventh motorcycle run of the 2015-2016 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to De Thomasi's East 5 Points Inn, Vineland, NJ on January 3, 2016.