Triumph recalls 2016 Street Triples for possible stalling
Triumph, a manufacturer having more than two decades of experience in building top-class motorcycles, has bet big on their Street Triple naked roadster model. Giving the riders a distinctive appeal was the characterful and thrilling 675cc triple cylinder engine that had previously made the Street Triple what it was. The small roadster motorcycle became a Triumph icon back then and came in two variants, the S and R.
Now, both these variants produced from 2016 to 2017 have been issued a recall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for "an electrical short that could cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash". A total of 541 vehicles have been affected by this recall.
Honda issues a second recall for their Fireblade
Honda showcased the current CBR 1000RR at the 2016 Intermot. It is an all-new redesigned package from Honda which showcased major updates from since nearly a decade to give them a fighting chance in the already competitive high-tech superbike arena.
Ever since its launch, it has been proving its mettle on the track and on the road. And with Honda’s proven reliability, this piece of news can come as a shocker to quite a lot of you guys out there, including me.
Polaris recalls 26,182 Victory motorcycles for possible melting of brake lines and wires.
After making motorcycles for 18 years, Polaris shut down operations of Victory Motorcycles back in January as it struggled to keep up with the attention pulled by the Harleys and the Indian. But had made commitments to assist dealers with providing service and warranty coverage for a period of 10 years.
Looks like its first proof of the same commitment has come up the surface in the form of this major recall from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) which affects a swath of models from the defunct American manufacturer that have issues with their brake line melting away.
BMW Motorrad USA gets a second recall in a span of two weeks.
A couple of weeks ago, the German auto giant had made a huge recall for the affected eleven models in the product line-up manufactured from 2006 through 2017. In total, this recall will affect close to 9,000 units that have been accessorized with the faulty turn signals which seem to be of lower standards than what the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) require.
Now, the same institution has issued another recall for two of its models, the 2014-2016 F800GT and the 2015-2016 F800R for improper reflectors, which fail to meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”
BMW Motorrad USA recalls multiple models for faulty accessory turn signals.
The German auto giant has made its latest recall and this time it has affected eleven models in the product line-up manufactured from 2006 through 2017. In total, this recall will affect close to 9,000 units that have been accessorized with the faulty turn signals which seem to be of lower standards than what the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) require.
BMW Recalls R1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure
Owners have been complaining about it for years. Finally the Powers-That-Be have issued a recall on the 2014 through 2017 R1200 GS and R1200 GS Adventure from BMW for a problem with the upper triple clamp, though several complaints lodged about the bike losing power — both underway and when idling — are still in the wind. First things first, let’s deal with the triple-clamp recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall on the GS and GS Adventure for a problem that causes the fork tube to separate from the fork cap. The first symptoms could be oil leaking from the top of the fork. As it continues to wear, the steering would feel sloppy and imprecise. If it gets to the point that the tube actually separates from the cap, you’re going down in no uncertain terms.
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Zero Motorcycles Recall on S, SR, and DSP Models for Lighting Problem
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall on 2017 Zero S, SR, and DSP motorcycles with the ZF13.0 power pack and the S with the ZF6.5 pack. The turn signals could fail and the turn-signal flasher may not change its flash rate to alert the ride that something is wrong. Not as dramatic as brake failures or engine problems, but it is a safety-related problem that could cause a collision if other riders and drivers don’t have a clue that you’re turning. Let’s face it, it’s hard enough getting drivers to notice you when all the lighting on your bike is functioning properly; if you don’t believe me, go watch some crash videos on YouTube.
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Yamaha Recalls 2017 YZFR3 For VIN SNAFU
Of all the reasons for a manufacturer to issue a recall, this is one of the most benign, though the potential is there for future safety concerns. Some 2017 Yamaha YZFR3 motorcycles destined for the U.S. market were given a Canadian Motor Vehicle Certification Label and as a result, fail to comply with proper certification requirements. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on these bikes doesn’t match the VIN on the Vehicle Certification Label. This may seem, at first glance, to be no big deal, but the concern is that without proper labeling, owners might miss future recalls that could include safety-related concerns.
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall on 700+ MY16-17 KTM 690 Duke motorcycles. While KTM hasn’t announced a fix yet, the problem looks like a possible fuel leak around the filler cap. While filling up, we always take care not to dribble the gas on the tank and possibly mar the finish, but it’s a little upsetting that the filler cap may leak and create the conditions that could cause a fire.
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Piaggio Recall on 2016-2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III and V9 Models
A slew of Moto Guzzi motorcycles are under the gun for a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall. The front brake hose is routed in a way that allows it to rub against an engine component, possibly creating a loss of containment of the brake fluid. If you can’t get your bike started, that’s a problem. If you’re underway and you can’t stop it, that’s an emergency that no one wants to face. The models involved — some 1,100-plus of them — include the 2016 and 2017 MG V7 III Racer 750, V7 III Stone 750, V7 III Special 750, as well as the V9 Bobber and V9 Roamer.
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Harley-Davidson Recalls 2017 Touring Bikes
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall on some 45,000 Harley-Davidson touring models. A clamp on the oil cooler could detach resulting in the loss of engine oil containment. If that isn’t bad enough, the oil could path to the rear wheel, and you don’t need to ride a motorcycle to know that oil on the rear wheel is a bad thing. The recall includes 2017 FLH and FLT models, which include the Electra Glide, Road King, Road Glide, and Street Glide families that were manufactured between July 2016 and May 2017. The recall is slated to begin June 6.
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Ducati Recalls The Multistrada 1200 Enduro
Ducati North America has a small, but serious, problem on its hands. Up to 568 units from the 2016-17 Multistrada 1200 Enduro line may have a defective shock absorber. That’s a big problem since the bike has but one shock to buoy the ass end, and it really needs that equipment to not fall off the bike. Maybe “falling off” is a bit of an overstatement, so read on for the official dope.
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A Brace Of Woes For Kawasaki Motors Off-Road Division
Kawasaki announces the voluntary recall on a handful of its off-road products for a couple of different reasons. Both of these recalls expose a chink in the anti-terrain armor on almost 59,000 units sold in North America. First up we have approximately 28,000 side-by-side units sold between July 2014 and June 2016 from the 2015 through 2017 YM Mule Pro-FX/FXT and the Mule Pro-DX/DXT families. This bundle of trouble is closely followed by something around 30,094 Teryx and Teryx4 from a spread of years, specifically; 2012-13 Teryx4 750 4x4 units with four seats as well as the two- and four-seat variants of the 2014 through 2016 Teryx 800 4x4 range that were sold between November 2011 and November 2015.
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