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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Four Bikes & ATVs Burglarized from Repair Shop

Four ATVs and Bikes Burglarized from Shop

The owner of Mark’s Auto Repair in Madras, which was burglarized last month, is now offering a $500 reward to encourage people with information to step forward and help solve the theft of items worth an estimated $17,000. A burglary not only takes a financial toll on victims, but takes other tolls, too. “It’s been hard on the family,” owner Mark Hodges said. “My wife’s not sleeping good. And of…

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Two Alarm Fire Destroys Ducati Dealership

2 Alarm Fire Destroys Southern California Import Motorcycle Dealer

A two-alarm fire at an Escondido European motorcycle dealership may have caused as much as $2.5 million in damage, a fire battalion chief said. It was still unclear Sunday what led to the fire, first reported about 10:30 p.m. Saturday. The building — home to a Ducati and Italian Motorcycle dealership — was still too unstable to allow investigators inside. Battalion Chief Art Holcomb said no one would be allowed into Moto Forza until the…

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Man Faces 20 Years in Bike Theft Death

Man Faces up to 20 years in prison for motorcycle theft death

When convicted felon Michael Kaumans saw a man riding the motorcycle recently stolen from him, he chased the man down and opened fire, causing his death police said. Last week, Kaumans, 34, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and lesser charges in an agreement with the District Attorney’s Office that resolved multiple cases against him. At sentencing, he faces between two and 20 years in prison. Kaumans’ attorney Tom Clark said…

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