5 Tips for Inspecting a Used Motorcycle for Sale

Looking to buy a used motorcycle? Read these 5 tips for inspecting a used motorcycle to avoid being tricked into buying a bike that will cost you more money down the road! 1. Look for aftermarket handle bar ends. Most motorcycles that have been in an accident suffer handle bar damage and owners replace them with much cheaper aftermarket parts; this includes the bar ends and/or the handle grips. Looking…

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2014-2017 Polaris Scrambler XP Throttle Recall

2014- 2017 Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 Throttle Release Switch Recall Alert

This recall involves all model year 2014 through 2017 Scrambler XP 1000 all-terrain vehicles. “Polaris” is stamped on the front grill and rear panel, and “Scrambler XP” on the center panel. The ATVs were sold in black, lime, red and white. Model numbers A14GH9EAW, A15SVE95AW, A16SVE95AM, A16SVE95AA and A17SVE95AM are included on this recall. The model number is located on the fuel tank cover. To check for recalled vehicles by…

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2017-2018 Triumph Street Cup Wiring Recall

Triumph Street Cup Wiring Recall

Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Triumph Street Cup motorcycles. The wiring harness for the hazard warning lights may be pulled and strained during normal steering action. The wires may be pulled loose from the connector resulting in a loss of function of the hazard warning lights, reducing the motorcycles visibility when hazard warning lights are wanted or needed, increasing the risk of a crash occurring. Remedy…

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2017 Kawasaki Versys Brake Tail Light Recall

2017 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Tail Light Recall

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (Kawasaki) is recalling certain 2017 Versys-X 300 motorcycles. A loose brake tail light socket may allow the bulb to fall out. Remedy Kawasaki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake tail light socket, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Kawasaki customer service at 1-866-802-9381. Notes Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…

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Piaggio Issues 2016-2017 Moto Guzzi Recall

Piaggio Issues a Recall Alert for 2016-2017 Moto Guzzi Bikes

Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Racer 750, V7 III Stone 750, V7 III Special 750, V9 Bobber and V9 Roamer motorcycles. The front ABS brake hose may rub against the engine’s secondary air system connection, possibly resulting in a brake fluid leak. CONSEQUENCE: A loss of brake fluid can lengthen the distance needed to stop the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a…

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2017-2018 Arctic Cat Snowmobile Clutch Recall

Arctic Cat Snowmobile Clutch Recall Alert

This recall involves all model year 2017 Arctic Cat 9000 Turbo snowmobiles and model year 2018 Arctic Cat 6000, 7000, 8000, and 9000 snowmobiles due to a drive clutch issue. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is stamped on the right side of the snowmobile tunnel near the right foot rest. The last six digits of the VIN are needed to identify recalled snowmobiles. The recalled snowmobiles were produced in a…

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2017 Harley-Davidson Oil Cooler Line Recall

2017 Harley Electra Glide Oil Cooler Recall

Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain 2017 Electric Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), Police Road King (FLHP), Road King (FLHR), Road King Special (FLHRXS), Street Glide (FLHX), Street Glide Special (FLHXS), Road Glide (FLTRX), and Road Glide Special (FLTRXS) motorcycles. In the affected motorcycles, a clamp used to secure an engine oil cooler line may have been improperly installed. CONSEQUENCE: The incorrectly installed clamp may result…

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Police Seize Two Motorcycles from Biker

Police Seize Two Motorcycles from Drug Dealer

Police Seize Two Motorcycles from a Middletown biker and convicted felon this week after investigators searched his home and determined he bought the vehicles with illegal drug money, police said. Police said they began investigating Shawn J. Gonzales, 37, in March for allegedly selling drugs in Middletown, Meriden, Hartford and other areas. A report on his arraignment stated that Gonzalez is a longtime member of the Dog Pound Rydaz motorcycle club,…

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Daytona Skull Cap Half Helmet Recall Alert

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.” These helmets were sold through Walmart, Amazon and several other retailers….

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2017 Bombardier Can Am Spyder RT Recall

2017 Bombardier Can Am Spyder Recall

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.” CONSEQUENCE: If the headlight beam is too high, oncoming traffic…

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