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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run To The Plumsted Grill, Cream Ridge, NJ, on April 22, 2018

Check out pictures and videos of the 23rd motorcycle run of the 2017-2018 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to The Plumsted Grill, Cream Ridge, NJ, on April 22, 2018.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Badass Helmet Company Recalls Metalhead 2.5 Motorcycle Helmets Since These Helmets May Not Adequately Protect the Wearer In the Event Of a Head Impact During a Motorcycle Crash

Badass Helmet Company (Badass Helmet) is recalling certain Metalhead 2.5 helmets. These helmets may not adequately protect the wearer in the event of a head impact during a motorcycle crash. As such, these vehicles 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.

64 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Indian Recalls 2018 Indian Chief, Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Chief Vintage, Chieftain, Chieftain Classic, Chieftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Elite, Chieftain Limited, Springfield, and Springfield Dark Horse Motorcycles For Corrosion That May Develop Within the Right Combination Switch

Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain 2018 Indian Chief, Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Chief Vintage, Chieftain, Chieftain Classic, Chieftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Elite, Chieftain Limited, Springfield, and Springfield Dark Horse motorcycles.

Corrosion may develop within the right combination switch, potentially resulting in the motorcycle starting without the user's intent if the key fob is near the motorcycle and the required safety interlock conditions are met.

If the motorcycle starts unintentionally and is parked in an enclosed space, exposure to carbon monoxide may increase the risk of injury.

3,341 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Polar Bear Grand Tour To The Hickory BBQ Smokehouse, Kingston, NY On April 15, 2018

Check out pictures of the 22nd motorcycle run of the 2017-2018 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to The Hickory BBQ Smokehouse, Kingston, NY, on April 15, 2018.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Badass Helmet Company Recalls Rogue Motorcycle Helmets Since These Helmets May Not Adequately Protect the Wearer In the Event Of a Head Impact During a Motorcycle Crash

Badass Helmet Company (Badass Helmet) is recalling certain Rogue helmets.

These helmets may not adequately protect the wearer in the event of a head impact during a motorcycle crash. As such, these vehicles 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.

134 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Brembo Recalls Motorcycle Front Brake Master Cylinders For Cracks

Brembo S.p.A. (Brembo) is recalling certain motorcycle front brake master cylinders, part numbers 10.4623.62 and 10.4623.63. The piston within the front brake master cylinder may crack and fail.

If the front brake master cylinder piston fails, the loss of front braking ability can increase the risk of a crash.

80,081 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Zero Recalls 2012 S, DS, and DSP Motorcycles. Cell Pouches In the Battery Packs May Wear From Contact With the Holders, Allowing Humidity To Enter the Pouch and Cause an Electrical Short Within the Battery

Zero Motorcycles (Zero) is recalling all 2012 Zero S, Zero DS, and Zero DSP (Police) motorcycles.

Cell pouches in the battery packs may wear from contact with the holders, allowing humidity to enter the pouch and cause an electrical short within the battery.

An electrical short can increase the risk of a fire.

218 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to Brian's Harley-Davidson, Langhorne, PA, on April 8, 2018

Check out pictures and videos of the 21st motorcycle run of the 2017-2018 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Brian's Harley-Davidson, Langhorne, PA, on April 8, 2018.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Polaris Recalls 2015-2018 Slingshot Motorcycles. The Driver-Seat and Passenger-Seat Seat Belt and Seat Back Anchoring Bracket May Have Been Improperly Welded

Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling all 2015-2018 Polaris Slingshot motorcycles.

The driver-seat and passenger-seat seat belt and seat back anchoring bracket may have been improperly welded. Additionally, differences in the seat assembly may prevent proper latching of the seat slider, allowing the driver's seat to move unexpectedly.

If the seat belt buckle or seat back detach from the seat base, there would be an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash. If the driver's seat unexpectedly moves, it can cause the driver to lose control of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

24,235 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Monday, March 26, 2018

BMW Motorcycles Recalls Accessory Windscreens That Have Extra Tinting That May Reduce the Rider's Visibility

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain Accessory Windscreens, sold for installation on various motorcycles. Specifically being recalled is Windscreen model number 831917, sold for use on model year 2012-2018 F700GS motorcycles, Windscreen model number 8544629, sold for use on model year 2015-2018 R1200R motorcycles, Windscreen model number 8546224, sold for use on model year 2014-2018 S1000R motorcycles, Windscreen model number 8551929, sold for use on model year 2015-2018 S1000XR motorcycles, Windscreen model number 8554726, sold for use on model year 2013-2018 R1200GS motorcycles, Windscreen model number 8556927, sold for use on model year 2015-2018 R1200RS motorcycles, Windscreen model number 8559548, sold for use on model year 2017-2018 R1200GS motorcycles and Windscreen model number 8561755, sold for use on model year 2012-2018 F800GS motorcycles.

These windscreens have extra tinting on them that may reduce the rider's visibility. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 205, "Glazing Materials."

The darker windscreen can inhibit the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

1,571 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run To Lighthouse Tavern, Waretown, NJ, on March 11, 2018

Check out pictures and videos of the 18th motorcycle run of the 2017-2018 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Lighthouse Tavern, Waretown, NJ, on March 11, 2018.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Harley-Davidson Recalls Detachable Saddlebags For a Saddlebag Latching Arm That May Disengage

Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain Detachable Saddlebags, part numbers 90201561, 90201645, 90501552, 90201644, 90201555, and 90201513.

The saddlebag latching arm, part number 90200481, may disengage, allowing the saddlebag to separate from the motorcycle while riding.

If the saddlebag separates from the motorcycle while riding, it can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

895 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run To Bahr's Landing, Highlands, NJ, on March 4, 2018

Check out pictures and videos of the 17th motorcycle run of the 2017-2018 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Bahr's Landing, Highlands, NJ, on March 4, 2018.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run To Hooters, Wayne, NJ, on February 25, 2018

Check out pictures of the 16th motorcycle run of the 2017-2018 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Hooters, Wayne, NJ, on February 25, 2018.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Fuel Helmets Recalls SH-HHGL1 Small Motorcycle Helmets For a Strap That May Fail In Low Or High Temperatures

Fuel Helmets (Fuel) is recalling certain SH-HHGL1 helmets, size small.

The strap that secures the helmet to the rider's head may fail in low or high temperatures. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

If the helmet strap fails to keep the helmet secured in the event of a crash, the rider has an increased risk of injury.

0 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run To The Exchange, Rockaway, NJ, on February 18, 2018

Check out pictures of the 15th motorcycle run of the 2017-2018 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to The Exchange, Rockaway, NJ, on February 18, 2018.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Kawasaki Recalls 2016-2018 ZX-10R and ZX-10RR (ZX1000R, ZX1000S, and ZX1000Z) Motorcycles. A High Impact Force May Cause the Transmission Gears To Break During Shifting.

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) is recalling certain 2016-2018 ZX-10R and ZX-10RR (ZX1000R, ZX1000S, and ZX1000Z) motorcycles.

A high impact force may cause the transmission gears to break during shifting.

If the transmission gears break it can cause a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.

3,964 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to O'Connor's American Bar & Grill, Eastampton TWP, NJ on February 11, 2018

Check out pictures of the fourteenth motorcycle run of the 2017-2018 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to O'Connor's American Bar & Grill, Eastampton TWP, NJ on February 11, 2018.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Triumph Recalls 2016-2018 Thruxton and Thruxton R Motorcycles Since the Engine May Stall If the Throttle Is Open Or Closed Quickly While the Clutch Lever Is Pulled In

Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Thruxton and Thruxton R motorcycles.

The engine may stall if the throttle is open or closed quickly while the clutch lever is pulled in.

An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.

2,824 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Harley-Davidson Recalls All 2008-2011 Touring, CVO Touring and VSRC Motorcycles Equipped With Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) For a Valve Within the ABS Hydraulic Control Unit That May Stick Due To Delayed Maintenance

Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling all 2008-2011 Touring, CVO Touring and VSRC motorcycles equipped with anti-lock brakes (ABS), including Road King (FLHR), Road King Police (EFI) (FLHP), Road King Police (EFI) (FLHPE), Electra Glide Standard Police (EFI) (FLHTP), Electra Glide Classic (EFI) (FLHTC), Electra Glide Ultra Classic (EFI) (FLHTCU) and Street Glide (EFI) (FLHX), 2008 VROD (VRSCAWA), CVO Road King 4 (FLHRSE4), Night Rod (VRSCDA), CVO Ultra Classic 3 (FLHTCUSE3), Night Rod Special (VRSCDXA), 2008-2010 Road King Classic (EFI) (FLHRC), 2008-2009 Road Glide (EFI) (FLTR) and Electra Glide Standard (EFI) (FLHT), 2009-2010 V-Rod (VRSCAW), 2009 CVO Ultra Classic (FLHTCUSE4) and CVO Road Glide 3 (FLTRSE3), 2009-2011 Night Rod Special (VRSCDX) and V-Rod Muscle (VRSCF), 2010 CVO Ultra Classic 5 (FLHTCUSE5) and CVO Street Glide (FLHXSE), 2010-2011 Electra Glide Ultra Limited (FLHTK) and Road Glide Custom (FLTRX), 2011 Road Glide Ultra 103 (FLTRU103), Street Glide 103 (FLHX103), Road King Classic 103 (FLHRC103), CVO Ultra Classic 6 (FLHTCUSE6), CVO Road Glide Ultra (FLTRUSE), Road Glide Custom 103 (FLTRX103), and CVO Street Glide 2 (FLHXSE2) motorcycles.

Deposits may form on components within the brake system if the DOT 4 brake fluid is not replaced for a prolonged period of time beyond the 2-year maintenance schedule specified in the Owner's Manual.

These deposits may cause a valve within the ABS Hydraulic Control Unit to stick, reducing braking ability and increasing the risk of a crash.

174,636 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Dainese Recalls Model AGV 580 Motorcycle Helmets Since Glue Applied to Screws Securing Chin Base Components May Have Contacted Chin Base and Caused It To Deteriorate Prematurely

Dainese S.p.A (Dainese) is recalling certain AGV Carbon Modular motorcycle full-face, flip-up helmets, model AGV 580.

The glue applied to the screws that secure the chin bar components together may have contacted the chin base polycarbonate material causing it to deteriorate prematurely.

The deteriorated polycarbonate material may result in the chin base detaching during an impact, increasing the risk of injury.

325 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to the Cabin, Freehold, NJ on January 28, 2018

Check out pictures and videos of the twelfth motorcycle run of the 2017-2018 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to the Cabin, Freehold, NJ on January 28, 2018.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Indian Recalls 2015-2017 Roadmaster Motorcycles For Water That May Enter the Trunk Wiring Harness, Potentially Causing the Brake Light To Remain Illuminated

Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Roadmaster motorcycles.

Water may enter the trunk wiring harness, potentially causing the brake light to remain illuminated even when the brakes are not applied.

If the brake light remains illuminated when the brakes are not applied, a vehicle behind the motorcycle may not know when the motorcycle is actually slowing, increasing the risk of a crash.

7,392 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

KTM Recalls 2015-2016 1290 Super Duke R ABS, 2016 1290 Super Duke R SE ABS and 1290 Super Duke GT ABS and 2017-2018 Super Duke R and 1290 Super Duke GT Motorcycles For the Piston Within the Brembo Front Brake Master Cylinder That May Fail

KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain 2015-2016 1290 Super Duke R ABS, 2016 1290 Super Duke R SE ABS and 1290 Super Duke GT ABS and 2017-2018 Super Duke R and1290 Super Duke GT motorcycles.

The piston within the Brembo front brake master cylinder may fail.

If the front brake master cylinder piston fails, the loss of front braking ability can increase the risk of a crash.

2,361 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Suzuki Recalls 2017-2018 GSX-R1000, GSX-R1000A, GSX-R1000RA, and GSX-R1000RZA Motorcycles For a Bad Engine Control Module (ECM) That May Cause High RPM In Neutral If Second Gear Is Not Reached Correctly and Rider Then Tries To Shift Into Second Without First Disengaging the Clutch Thereby Causing the Motorcycle's Chain To Stretch Or Break

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2017-2018 GSX-R1000, GSX-R1000A, GSX-R1000RA, and GSX-R1000RZA motorcycles.

When upshifting between first and second gear, if the rider fails to engage second gear, a neutral condition will exist and may cause very high engine RPM. If the rider then shifts into second gear without disengaging the clutch, the motorcycle's chain may stretch or break.

If the drive chain breaks, the motorcycle will lose power, increasing the risk of a crash.

3,097 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Honda Recalls 2009-2010, 2012-2016 GL1800 Gold Wing Motorcycles That Have Air Bag Inflators Assembled As Part Of the Air Bag Module That May Explode Due To Propellant Degradation

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2010 and 2012-2016 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing motorcycles.

These motorcycles have air bag inflators assembled as part of the air bag module that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to lower absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

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

960 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Polar Bear Grand Tour to Rhodes North Tavern, Sloatsburg, NY on January 14, 2018

Check out pictures and videos of the tenth motorcycle run of the 2017-2018 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Rhodes North Tavern, Sloatsburg, NY on January 14, 2018.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Polar Bear Grand Tour Motorcycle Run to The Tilted Kilt, Brunswick Square Mall, East Brunswick, NJ on January 7, 2018

Check out pictures and videos of the ninth motorcycle run of the 2017-2018 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to The Tilted Kilt, Brunswick Square Mall, East Brunswick, NJ on January 7, 2018.