Harley-Davidson Headlight Assembly Recall

Harley-Davidson Headlight Assembly Recall Softail

Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain 2019-2021 Sportster (XL) motorcycles and 796 headlight assembly models that may have been sold as replacement parts for 2005-2019 Sportster, 2005-2017 Softail, 2005-2017 Dyna, and 2005-2011 V-Rod motorcycles. The glass bulb within the headlight assembly may fail, causing a loss of both high and low beams. Remedy Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the headlight assembly and install a headlamp bulb…

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2020 KTM Super Duke Wiring Recall

2020 KTM Super Duke 1290 R Wiring Harness Recall

KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain 2020 1290 Super Duke R motorcycles. The wiring harness located in the rear of the motorcycle may be routed incorrectly, which could result in wiring damage and an electrical short-circuit. Remedy KTM will notify Super Duke owners, and dealers will inspect the rear wiring harness, and repair as necessary. In addition, dealers will modify a piece of the bodywork called the “tail…

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2016-2020 Yamaha FJR1300 Transmission Recall

2016 - 2020 Yamaha FJR1300 Transmission Recall

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA is issuing a transmission recall for certain 2016-2020 Yamaha FJR1300A and FJR1300AE motorcycles. The second gear of the transmission can crack and break under high speed loads. Remedy Yamaha will notify owners regarding this transmission recall, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, reprogram the Engine Control Unit (ECU) and replace the main axle and drive axle assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to…

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Triumph Street Twin Scrambler Wiring Harness Recall

2019-2020 Triumph Street Scrambler Wiring Harness Recall

Triumph Motorcycle America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Street Scrambler and Street Twin motorcycles. The wiring harness may have been misrouted, allowing it to contact the lower lug on main frame headstock, which led to Triumph issuing this formal wiring harness recall. Remedy Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will apply a new VIN label protector to prevent wiring harness damage, and, as necessary, damaged wiring harnesses will be…

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VA Police offer free Motorcycle Safety Course

VA Police offer free Motorcycle Safety Course

Virginia State Police have invited local residents to take part in a free motorcycle safety course and self-assessment called “Ride 2 Save Lives” this Saturday. It is a free course that will be held Saturday, July 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Morton’s BMW Motorcycles located at 5099 Jefferson Davis Highway in Fredericksburg. Space is limited to 30 people. According to a press release from Public Relations Director…

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2014-2019 Indian Gear Position Sensor Recall

Indian Chief Gear Position Sensor Recall

Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain 2014-2019 Chief, Chieftain, Roadmaster, and Springfield motorcycles. The gear position sensor contacts may oxidize, causing the gear position display to inaccurately show that the motorcycle is in neutral when it is actually in gear. CONSEQUENCE: If the transmission is not in neutral when the motorcycle is started, the motorcycle may move unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash from a malfunctioning gear position…

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2017-2020 BMW K1600 Transmission Recall

BMW K1600 GTL Transmission Recall

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2017-2020 K 1600 GT and 2018-2020 K 1600 GTL and K 1600 B motorcycles. Certain transmission parts may not have been produced to the appropriate hardness level. This could affect the function of the transmission, possibly causing double engagement of two gears and/or the damage of transmission parts. CONSEQUENCE: Double gear engagement or transmission damage can cause the rear wheel to…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Bike

First Timer's Guide to Buying a Bike

The warm rays of the spring sun trigger an almost irresistible thought of riding following a bitter, cold winter. For bikers who live in less forgiving climates, that means bringing their motorcycles out of hibernation, maybe for a trip to Daytona Bike Week or something of the sort. For wanna-be motorcyclists, that means visits to their nearby dealers to throw a leg over the sexiest rides in the showroom. Love…

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2012 – 2013 Yamaha Super Tenere Harness Recall

2012 Yamaha Super Tenere XTZ 12 Wire Harness Recall Alert

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2012-2013 Yamaha XTZ12 Super Tenere motorcycles. Over time, a gap may develop in the protective sealant where the lead harness wires of the accelerator position sensor (APS) and throttle position sensor (TPS) connect to the electronic control unit (ECU). This may cause corrosion on the wires, preventing the engine from returning to idle after the throttle is released. CONSEQUENCE: If the engine…

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2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE Supercharged Recall

2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Supercharged Recall Notice

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (Kawasaki) is recalling certain 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE (ZXT02BJ) supercharged motorcycles. The pin for the center stand spring may have been improperly welded, and, as a result, the pin may shift or fall off resulting in the spring detaching and the center stand dropping to the ground unexpectedly and dragging while riding. CONSEQUENCE: The dragging center stand can cause a loss of control, increasing…

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