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In an earlier post I made mention of the fact that more than a few Spyder owners have had their bikes catch fire. Bombardier, the manufacture, has dealt with that issue in the past but are now doing it again.

Bombardier has voluntarily reported to the US Government that all the 5165 Spyders WORLDWIDE built in 2013 have an issue where “Under very hot ambient conditions and low speed riding, the temperature in the engine compartment may rise and thereby increase the risk of a skin burn or a vehicle fire”.

Bombardier has sent owners of the RT letters explaining the problem and informing them that can continue to ride but to be cautious when temps exceed 30C/85F. In particular owners should:

“Avoid idling or slow traffic riding for a long period of time.”

“Avoid parking in an enclosed area immediately after your ride, let your vehicle cool down first.”

“Avoid prolonged direct contact with body panels; wear appropriate riding gear as stated in the Operator’s Guide.”

If you own a 2013 Can-AM Spyder RT you can contact Bombardier at -888-272-9222 or go to www.safercar.gov and enter your VIN number (if you are in the US that is).

You may also what to keep a fire extinguisher handy…just kidding!  🙂

 

Harley Davidson is recalling 2013 and 2014 Breakout and CVO Breakouts. The recall is due to faulty fuel range indicator which is reporting inaccurate information. The bikes can run out of fuel even though the indicator is reporting there is still gas in the tank. Not a good thing if you are on a highway in front of a 10 ton truck!

Harley is reporting that there have been no accidents as a result of this problem and is voluntarily recalling the bikes. They do state there has been 17 warranty claims relating to fuel level inaccuracies.

According to HD there are 18,492 of these bikes worldwide and 9,102 in the United States. Maripat Blankenheim, HD Director of External Communications, stated: “The way we became aware of this was on a test vehicle, One of our current product engineers was on a test bike when it ran it out fuel while it was being tested.”

Apparently the problem is incorrectly calibrated software due to the way the suspension of the Breakout is set. HD states “It investigated and concluded that a suspension difference on the recalled models changed the angle of the fuel tank by approximately three degrees, causing an incorrect fuel-level reading.”

If you have a 2013-14 FXSBSE or FSXB Breakout a contact your local dealership to schedule your repair.

The NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V185000

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Over 400 hundred 2013 Triumph Trophy motorcycles have been recalled due to an issue with the center stand.  Apparently the mount for the center stand my break causing the bike to fall over.

From what I can tell from a few Triumph blogs/forums, Triumph has already notified some of the owners who are affected.  The recall number from Triumph is SB508RM2013/033.

According to an article on consumeraffairs.com, you can contact Triumph at 678-854-2010.

 

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With nearly 2500 bikes affected BMW is recalling 2012 K1600 GT and K1600 GTL motorcycles for an engine control unit defect that can cause the motorcycles to stall unexpectedly.  Apparently an issue with the software is causing the problem. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notice that this software issue could cause the engine to stall, and increase the likelihood of a crash.  The notice states

“A calibration threshold within the throttle valve control software has been determined to be overly sensitive. As a result, under certain operating conditions, an implausible signal may be registered within the engine control unit. If this happens, the engine control unit may initiate a ‘fail safe mode’ (i.e. ‘limp home mode,’ engine speed limited to approximately 2,000 rpm). In rare cases, the engine could stall, increasing the risk of a crash,”

If you have one of this motorcycles you can call  BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

No really…. There is a recall on training wheels!

 

If your child rides a Honda XR/CRF 50, Kawasaki KDX/Suzuki JR 50, KTM 50, Suzuki DRZ 70, Yamaha PW50 or Yamaha TTR 50 with “Moose Racing” training wheels from Cambridge Metal and Plastics you need to check the recall.

 

 

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See I told you training wheels 😉

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Can-AM is having problem where a break master cylinder melts and break fluid leaks onto a hot surface causing a fire.  According to what I read no one has been hurt but better safe then sorry!

Here is a link to Can-AM’s notification webpage.