Motorcycle Views Newsletter

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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