Wednesday

BMW is Recalling It's 2014-2017 R Nine T for Right-Side Swingarm Pivot Pin Bolts May Loosen

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2017 R NINE T motorcycles. The bolts that connect the right-side swingarm pivot pin to the frame may loosen.
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will remove the pivot pin bolts, clean, and re-install them with the proper torque after applying a thread locking adhesive, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 9, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or by email at CustomerRelations@bmwmotorcycles.com.
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Friday

BMW is Recalling It's 2017 C Evolution and C650 GT Maxi-Scooter for Front Wheel Rim May Be Missing Markings

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2017 BMW C650 GT and BMW C Evolution scooters for failing to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 120, "Wheels and rims-other than passenger cars." The front rims may not be marked with the required rim type and the DOT designation.
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace any rims that are not correctly marked, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 15, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
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Wednesday

BMW is Recalling It's R1200 RT Police for Brake Light Not Illuminating

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2017 R1200RT Police motorcycles. While being used in a special operating mode, the brake lights on these motorcycles may not illuminate when the brakes are applied. 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."
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the motorcycle's software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 25, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
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BMW is Recalling Several of It's Motorcycles for Reflex Reflector Visibility Blocked

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2017 R1200GS, F800R and F800GT motorcycles, 2014-2017 R1200GS Adventure motorcycles, 2016-2017 S1000XR motorcycles and 2015-2017 R1200R and R1200RS motorcycles. When equipped with the optional aluminum luggage cases, the rear reflex reflectors may be partially blocked. The aluminum case mounts for the R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure may also partially block the reflectors. 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."
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will install reflectors on the cases or for the case mounts, an additional bracket with rear reflex reflectors, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 21, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
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Thursday

Piaggio Is Recalling It's 2018 Liberty 50 IGET 3V For Swing Arm May Loosen

 Swing Arm may Loosen
Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain 2018 Liberty 50 iGet 3V scooters. The nut that holds the rear swing arm to the frame may loosen allowing the swing arm to move out of position.
Remedy
Piaggio will notify owners, and dealers will check the swing arm nut torque, tightening or replacing the nut, bolt and washer, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 7, 2017. Owners may contact Piaggio customer service at 1-212-380-4433.
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Piaggio Is Recalling It's 2015-2017 Fly 150 3V For Front Brake Disc Screws May Loosen

Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Piaggio Fly 150 3V ie scooters. The front brake disc mounting screws may loosen and contact the brake caliper holding plate or the fork leg.
Remedy
Piaggio has notified owners, and dealers will tighten the front brake disc mounting screws after applying a thread-locking adhesive, free of charge. The recall began July 31, 2017. Owners may contact Piaggio customer service at 1-212-380-4433. Piaggio's number for this recall is 0000313.
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Monday

Polaris is recalling its 2017 Slingshot trikes because of Loose Steering/Suspension Connections.



Summary
Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain 2017 Slingshot, Slingshot SL, and Slingshot 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.

Remedy
Polaris will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected nuts and bolts, tightening them correctly, free of charge. The recall began on March 23, 2017. Owners may contact Polaris customer service at 1-855-863-2284. Polaris' number for this recall is T-17-01.

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Sunday

A tip from an industry source warns us that as many as 10,000 damaged motorcycles and other vehicles may come out of the recent Texas floods and insurance companies may be letting wholesalers buy the flooded, damaged motorcycles so they can end up on your local motorcycle dealer's lot.

Bloomberg News is reporting that about 2,500 flooded motorcycles, cars, trucks, and recreational vehicles have already been towed to a Copart auction yard in Houston, where they likely will be sold for salvage value to the highest bidder. Copart works with insurance companies to sell all types of motor vehicles that have been totaled in accidents and floods.

Riding in a Flood is Ricky Business
While these totaled out flood bikes are often sold for parts use only, some are bought by dealers who intend to resell them after cleaning them up, often moving them (or just the title) to another state, and then off to the local auction yard they go - where their flooded or wrecked history can often be made difficult to trace back.

Not every state brands flooded motorcycle titles as "flood" victims, so it easy to take a flood-branded title and retitle it in a state that doesn't use the "flood" brand to warn consumers of its history. Those states often will issue a new title that has not brand on it at all, a practice called "title laundering" by the consumer advocate attorneys at Burdge Law.

Are flooded Texas bikes headed to your local dealer?
So if during the next six to eight months or so you think about buying a used bike or atv, watch out! Inspect that motorcycle carefully, have a local mechanic check it out before you buy it. Check all the nooks and crannies any sign of water damage, such as sand or dirt or waterline markings. Look for signs of premature rust. Smell the leather for any musty odor and look for mold.

And, most important of all, ask the selling dealer to guarantee that the vehicle you are looking at was NOT in a flood anywhere.

And don't just take their word for it. When they say "no flood - no way" be sure to tell them that you want them to write that on the sales contract too. And if they won't do it, then watch out! Don't buy! Go somewhere else.

Don't waste your money on flooded or wrecked cars! Your safety isn't worth saving a buck or two.

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Monday

Piaggio is recalling its 2014-2015 Aprilla Shiver 750 Motorcycles for a sprocket that may loosen and the rear wheel may lock up.

SUMMARY:
Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Aprilia Shiver 750 motorcycles manufactured February 10, 2014, to October 28, 2014 and 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 motorcycles manufactured November 14, 2013, to October 16, 2014. Due to improper machining of the output gear shaft face, the fastening screw on the sprocket may loosen and the rear wheel may lock up.
CONSEQUENCE:
A rear wheel lock up increases the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Piaggio will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the output shaft, replacing any that are found to be defective, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2015. Owners may contact Piaggio customer service at 1-212-380-4433.





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Thursday

Polaris is recalling several of its motorcycles for its fuel pump may seize and the motorcycle may Stall

SUMMARY:
Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Victory Cross Country, Cross Roads, Hammer Eight Ball, High Ball, Jackpot, Vegas Eight Ball, 2014 Victory Cross Country Eight Ball, Cross Roads Eight Ball, Ness Cross Country, 2015 Victory Gunner, and 2013 Victory Hardball motorcycles. The fuel pump in the affected motorcycles may have been incorrectly crimped during manufacturing, which may result in the fuel pump seizing.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the fuel pump seizes, the motorcycle will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Victory will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 19, 2015. Owners may contact Victory consumer service at 1-877-737-7172. Polaris' number for this recall is V-15-01 A/B.



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Tuesday

Harley Davidson is recalling its 2014-2015 Softail Motorcycles for a Front Turn Signals that may not Warn if Out.

SUMMARY:
Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 FLS Softail motorcycles manufactured March 25, 2013, to October 2, 2014. The affected vehicles may have been manufactured without lamp-outage detection for the front turn signals. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
CONSEQUENCE:
Without the turn signal lamp outage indicator, the rider may not be aware that a front turn signal is not working. And without working front turn signals, there is an increased risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will correct the body control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2015. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464. Harley-Davidson's number for this recall is 0618.

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Triumph Motorcycle is recalling its 2012-2013 Triumph Street Triple R Motorcycles for Bolts at Steering Head that could Loosen

SUMMARY:
Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Triumph Street Triple R motorcycles manufactured July 1, 2012, to October 1, 2013, and equipped with ABS. In the affected motorcycles, the four bolts that secure the two cable guides on either side of the headstock do not contain threadlock. As a result, the bolts could loosen.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the bolts loosen, steering movement could be restricted, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will replace the four bolts with new bolts containing threadlock, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Triumph customer service at 1-678-854-2010. Triumph's number for this recall is Service Bulletin 501.



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Monday

BMW is recalling its 2014 R1200rt Motorcycles for a Rear Shock Absorber may Break.

SUMMARY:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 R1200 RT motorcycles manufactured November 27, 2013, to May 5, 2014. The affected vehicles have a Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) rear shock absorber. The piston rod within the rear shock absorber can break without warning, causing loss of stability.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the piston rod breaks it will cause loss of stability, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
REMEDY:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the Dynamic ESA shock absorber, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2014. Owners may contact BMW Customer Relations at 1-800-525-7417. Note: Owners are advised not to ride their motorcycles until they have been remedied.

2014 BMW RT1200


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Saturday

BMW C 600 Recall, BMW C 650 Recall, BMW F 700 Recall, BMW F 800 Recall, BMW R 1200 Recall

SUMMARY:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2013 C 600 Sport, C 650 GT, F 700 GS, F 800 GS, F 800 GS Adventure, F 800 GT, R 1200 R and R1200 GS motorcycles. Water may enter the side-stand switch preventing the motorcycle from starting or potentially shutting off the motorcycle while it is being ridden.
CONSEQUENCE:
An unexpected shutdown increases the risk of a crash.




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Monday

Harley Davidson is recalling the 2014 Trike Motorcycles for loss of brake fluid.

SUMMARY:
Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2014 Trike motorcycles manufactured July 24, 2013, through September 2, 2013. Due to an incorrectly machined part, the motorcycle may have an excessive steering angle allowing the inner fairing to contact the rear brake fluid reservoir resulting in a loss of brake fluid. Additionally, the steering damper may be damaged.
CONSEQUENCE:
Loss of brake fluid from the rear reservoir would reduce brake performance. Steering damper damage could reduce the rider's ability to control the motorcycle. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.

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Friday

Yamaha is recalling certain model year 2011 XC50A (Vino Classic) motorcycles due to improper adhesion, the brake shoe linings may separate.

SUMMARY:
Yamaha is recalling certain model year 2011 XC50A (Vino Classic) motorcycles manufactured from April 2011 through August 2011. Due to improper adhesion, the brake shoe linings may separate from the front and rear brake shoes.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the brake shoe linings separate, the brake performance could be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.


Indian Roadmaster Recall, Indian Vintage Recall, Indian Bomber Recall, Indian Blackhawk recall, wheel rim crack danger

Report Receipt Date: AUG 30, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V391000 
Component(s): WHEELS 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 861 

SUMMARY:
Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain model year 2009 Deluxe and Standard, 2009-2011 Roadmaster, 2009-2013 Vintage, 2010 Bomber, 2010-2013 Classic and Dark Horse, 2011 Blackhawk Dark and Blackhawk motorcycles. The rear rim may crack and cause a loss of air pressure.
CONSEQUENCE:
The cracked rim can lead to a flat rear tire, which could cause the rider to lose control, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

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Kawasaki Concours 14 Recalled, Electrical Failure and Crash Risk

Kawasaki Police motorcycles recalled, stall danger
Report Receipt Date: AUG 27, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V387000 
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE , SERVICE BRAKES 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 337

SUMMARY:
Kawasaki is recalling certain model year 2009-2013 Concours 14 police motorcycles. The improper installation of additional police accessories may cause multiple safety issues such as fuel leaks, reduction of braking ability and loss of electrical power to the engine, resulting in a stall.
CONSEQUENCE:
These issues increase the risk of a crash.


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Wednesday

BRP Can-Am Spyder Recall, Brake Fire Danger

Report Receipt Date: AUG 28, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V386000 
Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,042

SUMMARY:
Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) is recalling certain model year 2013 Can-Am Spyder RT series and ST series motorcycles. The tandem brake master cylinder manifold inlet may melt allowing the brake fluid to leak out.
CONSEQUENCE:
Brake fluid may leak onto a heat source, increasing the risk of a fire.

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Monday

2013 F700 GS and 2013 F800 GS Crash Risk

Crash Risk!!
Report Receipt Date: JUN 28, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V279000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , STRUCTURE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 870
 
 
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
SUMMARY:
BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2013 F700 GS and F800 GS motorcycles manufactured June 1, 2012, through October 18, 2012. The side-stand switch that prevents the engine from running while the side-stand is down may become damaged allowing the engine to run with the side-stand down.
CONSEQUENCE:
The rider may start riding with the side-stand down, increasing the risk of a crash. 
 
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