Yamaha to Recall 900cc Motorcycle Models

Yamaha 900cc Models Under Recall

Multiple 900cc three-cylinder motorcycle models from Yamaha are about to be recalled for a safety issue. The recall concerns the lower handlebar, which may have been improperly painted, and as a result the stud bolt threads may not have had enough thread-locking agent applied. This means that if the handlebar is struck hard enough, the paint on the handlebar holder might be damaged, which in-turn could cause there to be enough of…

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NC Police to Offer Free Motorcycle Classes

Winston Salem Police to offer Free Motorcycle Training Classes

A North Carolina Police Department is offering free motorcycle riding and skills training classes to interested residents this summer. It was only Brian Ashley’s second time riding his motorcycle, and he zoomed down Polo Road tailed by a police officer. But as he pulled off to the side of the road, flanked by an officer, it wasn’t for a ticket but for some friendly advice. Kernersville resident Ashley was one…

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Man Recovers Stolen Bike After Anonymous Tip

Man Recovers Motorcycle and uncovers theft ring

An anonymous tip led a Riverside man to recovers his World War II-era motorcycle that had been stolen a month ago. After Mike Dunn posted to social media and went on local TV news reporting the theft from his driveway Feb. 27, he received a tip that his box trailer containing the 1941 BMW R12 German motorcycle was at a home in Rialto. Dunn said in an interview that he…

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2017 Polaris Slingshot Front Suspension Recall

Polaris Slingshot Front Suspension Recall

Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain 2017 Slingshot, SL and 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. CONSEQUENCE: Reduced steering and/or suspension performance can affect vehicle handling, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: Polaris will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected nuts and…

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Polaris Sportsman Burn & Fire Hazard Recall

Polaris Sportsman Burn & Fire Hazard Recall

This recall involves all model year 2015 and 2016 Polaris Sportsman 850 and 1000 model all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) due to potential Burn and Fire Hazards. “Polaris” is printed on the front grill and “Sportsman 850” or “Sportsman 1000” is printed on the side of the steering column. The ATVs were sold in several colors. The model number is located on the fuel tank cover. The following models are included in…

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H&H Sports Recalls 7500 TORC Half Helmets

Torc T55 V2 Half Helmet Recall

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

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2017 Zero Motorcycles ABS System Recall

Zero Motorcycles ABS System Recall

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. CONSEQUENCE: If the ABS does not function properly in a braking event, there is an increased risk of a crash. REMEDY: Zero will notify owners and dealers will reconfigure the HCU, or replace it…

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Motorcycle Profiling Bill Quashed by ID Senate

Idaho Quashed Motorcycle Profiling Bill in Senate

Idaho senators quashed a proposal outlawing motorcycling profiling after some argued it would allow motorcycle gang members wearing colors a new way to wiggle out of arrests. The bill, which passed the House unanimously, was defeated in the Senate Wednesday on a 13-22 vote. Sen. Dan Foreman, R-Moscow, a former police officer, spoke out forcefully against the bill. “We don’t need this bill – I think that’s a fact,” he…

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Yamaha Motorcycles Recalls 14,000 More Bikes

Yamaha Motorcycles NHTSA Recall Alerts

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. CONSEQUENCE: A fuel leak in the presence of a ignition source can increase the risk of a fire. REMEDY: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank bracket….

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Daytona Beach Bike Week Kicks Off Today

Daytona Beach FL Bike Week 2017 Kicks off Today

Bikers and spring break vacationers are flooding Daytona Beach for Bike Week and Spring Break. Those who are on spring break have been trickling into town all week, but it will be even more crowded this weekend for the start of Bike Week. Both events draw huge crowds of people each year and will impact the local economy in a big way. While the beaches are often crowded on beautiful…

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