Motorcycle Views Newsletter

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.