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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.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

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.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

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.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

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.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

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.