Posts Tagged ‘KTM’

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KTM gets a very rude welcome in Germany

Remember Nub the painter from OCC shows?  

Robbie Maddison in a Bowler Hat surfing the Thames River 1960 style????

A 1927 Harley Davidson Side Car Racer up for sale.

100 years ago 2 sisters rode across the American Continent now 100 women are recreating

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Not sure if there is a season for recalls but an awful lot of motorcycles have been affected in the last 40 days (give or take).  Here are the ones that I am aware of, check the link at the bottom to find our if your bike has an open recall (any recall not just these).

185,000 – Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 185,000 motorcycles in the U.S. because the saddle bags can come loose and fall off, increasing the risk of a crash. Models affected are: certain 2014 and 2015 Road King, Street Glide, Electra Glide Ultra Classic, Ultra Limited, Police Road King, Police Electra Glide and CVO Ultra Limited bikes. Also affected are 2014 CVO Road King and the 2015 Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low, Ultra Limited Low, Road Glide, CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide Ultra motorcycles.

45,000 – Honda recalls more than 45,000 motorcycles A product flaw that could result in engine stalling and increased crash risks led Honda to recall certain motorcycle models dating back to 2013. The model affected are: 2013 through 2015 are ST1300PA, CB500, CBR500, CRF250L, CBR650, CTX700, NSS300, VT750, VT1300, 2015 CB300F, CBR300 and CBR600. The recall also affects NC700 models from the years 2014 through 2016.

12,700 – Yamaha recalls 12,721 Motorcycles the insulation on the stator coil, a component of the alternator, may become damaged and short circuit to due insufficient heat resistance. Models affected are: 2008-2011 WR250X motorcycles manufactured June 1, 2008, to June 1, 2011 and 2008-2015 WR250R motorcycles manufactured June 1, 2008, to June 1, 2015.

308 – Suzuki recalls 308  Accessory Backrest Mounting Hardware kits, part numbers 990A0-75148 and 990A0-75148-BLK, manufactured March 1, 2012, to April 21, 2015. The supplied bolts are to long and my rub the tire.

248 – KTM recalls Super Duke R motorcycle for an issue related to a fuel tank leak.  Models affected 2014 and later 1290 Super Duke R motorcycle

 

That is a lot of bikes that need to be checked… my Ultra Limited is one of them.

If you have one of these model motorcycles (in the US) please check one of the US Governments websites that actually works SAFERCAR.GOV to see if you are affected.

 

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If you would like to hear Ken, Phil and I talk about motorcyles, motorcycle riding and racing check out the podcast here.

This show we talked about:

Patriots ride to U.S./Mexico border to retrieve soldier abandoned by Barack Obama.

Motorcycles can now run red lights in Washington State…let the carnage begin.

Harley Davidson preparing to release an electric motorcycle into production?

Australian government revokes visa of Rebels Motorcycle Club president while he was on vacation in Malta.

2013 Motorcycle theft statistics.

Harley Davidson and KTM recalls.

19 year-old does 155 mph “NOT” evading cops in Florida.

Motorcycle Racing:

Olaf’s British Superbike report.

MotoCross from High Point.

Moto2 and MotoGP results from Catalunya (Barcelona.)

from 2x2cycles.com

I can now say if I have not seen it all, I must be getting close.  These products are produced by 2×2 Cycles out of North Carolina.  Their motto of “Who says you can’t take it with you?” explains their reason for being.

They look safe and secure and if I could still golf I might consider this for my bike.  They make products for: Honda, BMW, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Yamaha, Triumph, Aprilla and Ducati motorcycles.

Check out their website here!image from 2x2cycles.com

Now I have seen everything! Some guys (Christini Technologies and Cosention Engineering) modified a KTM 990, converting it into a two wheel drive monster.

The video gives you a peek under the skin of the bike to show you how it works and then …. A two wheel burnout!

The Discovery Channel website has a quiz for “motorcycle aficionados”.  The quiz can be found here and it is harder than you might think

I took the quiz…..I am not going to admit how poorly I did.

165 Pound Motocross Bike

165 Pound Motocross Bike

How about this for a “THE FUTURE IS NOW” motorcycle… A carbon fiber frame (which is also the tank), carbon fiber swing arm (which is also part of the exhaust), carbon fiber rims and carbon fiber body work.  As if that was not enough there is this; titanium expansion chamber, titanium axel and nut, and the shock springs are titanium as well.

The bike uses a KTM engine and weighs only 165 pounds (75 Kilos).  The bike is a freestyle motocross bike collaboration between Unit (an action sports innovator) and Triple Eight Race Engineering.  The goal was, of course, to reduce weight but also to develop an experimental bike for the freestyle MX world so don’t look for it on the dealer floors, yet.

You can read a much more detailed report on the bike at the TransWorld Motocross website.