Posts Tagged ‘Brakes’


Be aware that this motorcycle recall list is for the United States, there is no way I could cover the entire world. But in the world of global manufacturing, if a motorcycle is being recalled in one country there is a good chance it is under recall in others. Also, this should not be considered a definitive list, check for yourself if you have any questions.

If you are US based use the NHTSA website Enter your VIN number to see if your motorcycle is affected by the recall.

If you are based outside the USA, use the appropriate website to locate recalls that may impact you. 


Manufacturer KYMCO USA


Summary:  KYMCO USA (KYMCO) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Like 150i scooters. Excessive grease applied to the ABS sensor magnetic ring may cause the deterioration of the magnetic ring, resulting in ABS failure.

Remedy:  KYMCO will notify owners, and dealers will clean the speed sensor sleeve and replace the magnetic ring in the speed sensor, free of charge. The manufacturer has not provided a notification schedule for this recall.

Owners may contact KYMCO customer service at 1-888-235-3417. KYMCO’s recall number for this recall is Like150-2020-Recall.


Manufacturer Arcimoto Inc


Summary:  Arcimoto Inc. (Arcimoto) is recalling certain 2019-2020 FUV motorcycles. The hydraulic brake hose assemblies do not have a “DOT” marking, and also may fail constriction testing. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 106, “Brake Hoses.”

Remedy:  Arcimoto will notify owners and will replace the hydraulic brake hose assemblies, free of charge, using factory technicians. This recall is expected to begin July 6, 2020.

Owners may contact Arcimoto customer service at 1-541-683-6293.


Manufacturer Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.


Summary:  Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (Kawasaki) is recalling certain 2019-2020 NINJA ZX-10R, NINJA ZX-10R ABS, and NINJA ZX-10R ABS KRT EDITION motorcycles. The engine control unit (ECU) programming may cause the engine to backfire when the quick shift function is used under high engine load, possibly resulting in damage to the air suction valves.

Remedy:  Kawasaki will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ECU and inspect the air suction valves and surrounding parts, replacing them as necessary. All repairs will be performed free of charge. This recall began June 8, 2020.

Owners may contact Kawasaki customer service at 1-866-802-9381. Kawasaki’s number for this recall is MC20-02.


Well the 2104 Harley Davidson bikes are out! Check out the on-line commercial for Project Rushmore.  While I have only the commercial and their website to comment on, all I can say is…..some nice changes!  Some quick notes:

Lighting – looks like some of the bikes come standard with LED or Dual Halogen.

Slipstream Vent – looks like the batwing fairings now come with a center mounted vent.

Infotainment System – voice activated music, phone and GPS with device dock in dash.

Brakes – the front and rear ABS brakes are linked.

Engine – “Twin-Cooled High Output Twin Cam 103 Engine”. Now based in the statement in the video … (the underlining is mine)

“A select number of the Project RUSHMORE motorcycles are built around the new Twin Cooled™ High Output Twin Cam 103™ engine. Twin cooling cools the heads around the exhaust ports to deliver at or near peak performance under all operating conditions and temperatures. Higher compression ratio increases efficiency and horsepower. There’s also a 110 cubic inch version of this engine available in the CVO™ Limited. We’ve been building engines for 110 years. And we know from the smiles on the faces of our test riders, there’s never been an engine that feels quite this good.”

This tied with my earlier post  seems to indicate that we might have the 1st Harley touring bike with water cooled engines (maybe?)?  This feature is limited to the Tri-Glides and the Ultra Limited.

Each of the features listed above is available on select bikes check the Harley Davidson Website for detail.