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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Rolling Thunder XXX

I had never been able to ride in Rolling Thunder® but wanted to. My late wife Jane cornered a forum member, Spanky, at the 2004 BuRP Forum rally. He's a former Marine pilot who had been part of Rolling Thunder® for a few years. He invited us to come on down and be part of Rolling Thunder® XVIII.

Jane and I both rode our motorcycle trikes in Washington D.C. on Memorial Day, 2005 with Rolling Thunder, along with several members of the Motorcycle Views forum. Here's that story. I'm sure that Rolling Thunder® XXX will not be too different from my story of 12 years ago except there may be more security.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Daytona Helmets International (Daytona) Recalls Skull Cap D1, D3, and D6 Helmets Since They May Not Adequately Protect the Wearer In the Event Of a Head Impact During a Motorcycle Crash

Daytona Helmets International (Daytona) is recalling certain Skull Cap D1, D3 and D6 Helmets in sizes 3XS through 4XL. These helmets may not adequately protect the wearer in the event of a head impact during a motorcycle crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

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

2,454 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) Recalls 2017 Can-Am Spyder RT Motorcycles Since the Headlight May Shine Too High When On the Low Beam Setting

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) is recalling certain 2017 Can Am Spyder RT motorcycles.

Due to a manufacturing error within the headlight assembly, the headlight may shine too high when on the low beam setting. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and associated Equipment."

If the headlight beam is too high, oncoming traffic may be blinded by the glare, increasing the risk of a crash.

94 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Polar Bear Grand Tour End of the Season Get-Together at Pic-A-Lilli Inn on May 6, 2017

Check out pictures and videos of the Polar Bear Grand Tour End of the Season Get-Together at Pic-A-Lilli Inn on May 6, 2017.

Ducati Recalls 2016-2017 Multistrada Enduro Motorcycles Since the Rear Shock Absorber Lower Shock-end Eyelet May Crack and Possibly Detach From the Swingarm

Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Multistrada 1200 Enduro motorcycles.

The motorcycle's rear shock absorber lower shock-end eyelet may crack and possibly detach from the swingarm.

If the rear shock absorber detaches from the swingarm, the motorcycle's handling would be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.

568 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to Cheeburger Cheeburger, Easton, PA on April 23, 2017

Check out pictures and videos of the 23rd motorcycle run of the 2016-2017 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Cheeburger Cheeburger, Easton, PA on April 23, 2017.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Yamaha Recalls 2015-2017 FJ09, FZ09, and XSR900 Motorcycles Since the Lower Handlebar Holder May Loosen Due To a Painting Issue and an Inadequate Application Of the Thread-locking Agent

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2015-2017 FJ-09, FZ-09, and XSR900 motorcycles.

The lower handlebar holder may loosen due to a painting issue and the inadequate application of the thread-locking agent.

If the handlebars are not properly secured to the motorcycle, a loss of vehicle control may result, increasing the risk of a crash.

22,433 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

KTM Recalls 2016-2017 1290 Super Duke GT Motorcycles For Fuel Hose That Can Develop Small Holes or Cracks, Potentially Causing a Fuel Leak

KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain 2016-2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT motorcycles.

The preformed fuel hose can develop small holes or cracks, potentially causing a fuel leak.

A fuel leak in the presence of a ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

487 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Strategic Sports Recalls Zox Nano Motorcycle Helmets Since They May Not Adequately Protect the Wearer In the Event Of a Secondary Head Impact

Strategic Sports, Ltd. (Strategic Sports) is recalling certain Zox Nano Helmets sizes XL through XXXXXL.

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

In the event of a crash where the rider hits the helmet twice in the same spot, the helmet may not adequately protect the wearer, increasing the risk of injury.

828 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Polaris Recalls 2017 Slingshot, Slingshot SL, and Slingshot SLR vehicles. Three Of the Bolted Connections Between the Steering and the Front Suspension May Have Been Insufficiently Tightened, Possibly Resulting In a Reduction Of Steering and/or Front Suspension Performance

Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain 2017 Slingshot, Slingshot SL, and Slingshot SLR vehicles.

Three of the bolted connections between the steering and the front suspension may have been insufficiently tightened, possibly resulting in a reduction of steering and/or front suspension performance.

Reduced steering and/or suspension performance can affect vehicle handling, increasing the risk of a crash.

254 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Tegol, Inc. Recalls Outlaw V-5 Motorcycle Helmets. These Helmets May Not Adequately Protect the Wearer In the Event Of a Head Impact and May Not Stay Secured To Head During a Motorcycle Crash

Tegol, Inc. (Tegol) is recalling certain Outlaw V-5 Series helmets, in all sizes.

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

A helmet that fails to meet the safety requirements can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

11,487 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Zero Motorcycles Recalls 2017 DS, FXS, and S Motorcycles For Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU) That May Have the Wrong Vehicle Model Information

Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain 2017 S, DS, and FXS motorcycles.

The Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU) may have the wrong vehicle model information, possibly causing the ABS to function improperly.

If the ABS does not function properly in a braking event, there is an increased risk of a crash.

61 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

H&H Sports Protection Recalls TORC T-55 V2 Low Profile Half Helmets That May Not Adequately Protect the Wearer In the Event Of a Head Impact and May Not Stay Secured To Head During a Motorcycle Crash

H&H Sports Protection (H&H) is recalling certain TORC T-55 V2 low profile half helmets, sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL.

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

A helmet that fails to meet the safety requirements can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

7,506 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

Yamaha Recalls 2015-2016 YZF-R3 Motorcycles. Water Can Enter and Corrode the Ignition Switch Resulting In an Unexpected Engine Stall.

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles.

Water can enter and corrode the ignition switch resulting in an unexpected engine stall.

An engine stall increases the risk of a crash.

14,320 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Yamaha Recalls 2015-2016 YZF-R3 Motorcycles For Engine Vibration That Can Cause the Fuel Tank Mounting Bracket To Contact the Fuel Tank, Which Over Time, May Result In the Tank Leaking Fuel

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles.

In the affected motorcycles, engine vibration can cause the fuel tank mounting bracket to contact the fuel tank, which overtime, may result in the tank leaking fuel.

A fuel leak in the presence of a ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

14,320 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to O'Connor's American Bar & Grill, Easthampton TWP, NJ, on February 12, 2017

Check out pictures and a video of the 14th motorcycle run of the 2016-2017 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to O'Connor's American Bar & Grill, Easthampton TWP, NJ, on February 12, 2017.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Triumph Recalls Triumph S 4 Alarm Kits and Immobilizers made by Datatool. This alarm was sold for aftermarket use on certain Trophy, Trophy SE, Tiger 1050, Daytona 675, Rocket III, Tiger 800, Tiger 900, Tiger 955, Daytona 600, Daytona 650, Sprint ST 1050, Sprint ST, Sprint RS, America 790, Daytona 955i, Speed Triple 955i, Thunderbird, Street Triple, Bonneville 865cc, Thruxton 865cc, Bonneville T100 865cc, America/Speedmaster, Speed Triple 1050i, Sprint ST 1050, Sprint GT 1050 ABS, Speed Triple, T100, Street Twin, T120, Thruxton/R and Tiger Explorer motorcycles. These alarms have an internal nickel hydride battery that may leak.

Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain Triumph S 4 Alarm Kits and Immobilizers made by Datatool. This alarm was sold for aftermarket use on certain Trophy, Trophy SE, Tiger 1050, Daytona 675, Rocket III, Tiger 800, Tiger 900, Tiger 955, Daytona 600, Daytona 650, Sprint ST 1050, Sprint ST, Sprint RS, America 790, Daytona 955i, Speed Triple 955i, Thunderbird, Street Triple, Bonneville 865cc, Thruxton 865cc, Bonneville T100 865cc, America/Speedmaster, Speed Triple 1050i, Sprint ST 1050, Sprint GT 1050 ABS, Speed Triple, T100, Street Twin, T120, Thruxton/R and Tiger Explorer motorcycles.

These alarms have an internal nickel hydride battery that may leak.

The battery may leak onto the unprotected circuit board below it, possibly causing the engine to stall, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

225 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to Franklin House Tavern, Schaefferstown, PA, on February 5, 2017

Check out pictures and videos of the 13th motorcycle run of the 2016-2017 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Franklin House Tavern, Schaefferstown, PA, on February 5, 2017.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Triumph Recalls 2016-2017 Bonneville T120 and Bonneville T120 Black Motorcycles For Heated Hand Grips That May Expand and Cause the Throttle To Stick Open

Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Bonneville T120 and Bonneville T120 Black motorcycles.

During use, the heated hand grips may expand and cause the throttle to stick open.

If the throttle sticks open, there would be an increased risk of a crash.

1,390 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

BMW Recalls 2016-2017 S1000RR and 2017 S1000R Motorcycles For a Bolt On the Rear Suspension Deflection Lever That May Loosen and Adversely Affect the Handling Of the Motorcycle

BMW North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 S 1000 RR motorcycles manufactured June 8, 2016, to November 16, 2016, and 2017 S 1000 R motorcycles manufactured on October 12, 2016.

One of the bolts on the rear suspension deflection lever may loosen and adversely affect the handling of the motorcycle.

If the bolt loosens and affects the motorcycle's handling, there may be an increased risk of a crash.

21 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to PIC-A-LILLI INN, Shamong, NJ, on January 22, 2017

Check out pictures and videos of the 11th motorcycle run of the 2016-2017 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to PIC-A-LILLI INN, Shamong, NJ, on January 22, 2017.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Honda Recalls 2006-2009, and 2012 Gold Wing GL1800 Motorcycles Equipped With Air Bags Since the Inflators May Rupture Due To Propellant Degradation Occurring After Long-term Exposure To Absolute Humidity and Temperature Cycling

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2006-2009 and 2012 Honda GL1800 (Goldwing) motorcycles 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, if not included in "Zone A," Honda is recalling certain 2006-2009 Honda GL1800 (Goldwing) motorcycles 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."

Additionally, if not included in Zone A or Zone B above, Honda is recalling certain 2006-2008 Honda GL1800 (Goldwing) motorcycles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, 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 operator resulting in serious injury or death.

882 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to Rhodes North Tavern, Sloatsburg, NY on January 15, 2017

Check out pictures and a video of the tenth motorcycle run of the 2016-2017 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Rhodes North Tavern, Sloatsburg, NY on January 15, 2017.
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Monday, January 9, 2017

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to The Tilted Kilt in Monmouth Junction, NJ on January 8, 2017

Check out pictures of the ninth motorcycle run of the 2016-2017 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to The Tilted Kilt in Monmouth Junction, NJ on January 8, 2017. This also includes pictures of the Chilly Chili run held on January 1, 2017.