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Recalls Issued in 2008/2009

BMW is recalling 509 MY 2008 F650 GS and F800 GS motorcycles. The tightening of the chain sprocket fasteners may have resulted in various levels of torque being applied. It is possible for the fasteners to work loose from the sprocket, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will loosen and inspect the chain sprocket fasteners. Those that have been damaged will be replaced. In all cases, the fasteners will be retightened. The recall is expected to begin during January 2009. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117

Triumph recalled 8 MY 2008 Rocket III touring motorcycles. There could be a missing weld on the back of the pannier rail. The pannier rail may, after time, be weakened leading to a full fracture of the rail and possible loss of pannier and rail from the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the pannier rail. All motorcycles have been repaired. 08V-6

Harley-Davidson is recalling 3,285 MY 2009 FXD, FXDF, FXDC, FXDL, and FXDB motorcycles. The jiffy stand spring anchor may have been built with a defective weld that may allow the jiffy stand assembly to not retract as intended. This condition could lead to a crash which could cause injury or death to the rider. Dealers will remove the original jiffy stand spring anchor and replace it with a new spring anchor free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during January 2009. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-342-4680. 08V-659

Ducati is recalling 7,130 MY 2007-2008 1098, 1098S, 1098 Tricolore, 1098R, and MY 2008-2009 848 motorcycles. The motorcycle charging system may be adversely affected by engine heat and stop operating. This results in damage to the voltage regulator and ensuing battery discharge. This can result in damage to the motorcycle and a potential hazard to the rider, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the voltage regulator, install a heat guard between the voltage regulator and the engine exhaust system, and install a modified battery support. The recall began on December 24, 2008. Owners may contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696. 08V-638

Kawasaki is recalling 4,628 MY 2008 ZG1400A8F/A8FL, and ZG1400B8F/B8FL motorcycles. Trapped road debris may interfere with free movement of the rear brake pedal, preventing full release of the rear brake which can lead to overheating damage and possible brake failure. Brake failure could result in a crash. Kawasaki has not yet provided a remedy plan for this recall. The recall is expected to begin during December 2008. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-949-770-0400. 08V-623

Triumph is recalling 87 MY 2008-2009 Thruxton motorcycles. The installed front brake caliper bracket bolts may be too short, reducing thread engagement of the bolts into the brake caliper bracket. This could result in the loss of control of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash. Triumph will replace these bolts. The recall is expected to begin during December 2008. Owners may contact Triumph at 1-678-539-8782. 08V-624

Harley-Davidson is recalling 349 MY 2009 FXDB, FXDC, FXDF, and FXDL motorcycles. These motorcycles have a fuel tank vent tube assembly, Part No. 27389-04A, which may have been produced with a questionable ultrasonic weld on the anti-slosh valve. If the valve separates and the bike is tipped over, it may leak fuel. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel vent tube assembly and, if necessary, replace it. The recall is expected to begin during December 2008. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-343-4056. 08V-625

Ducati is recalling 289 MY 2008 Desmosedici RR motorcycles. The fuel tank drain and breather hose clamps may be installed incorrectly. This nonconformity may cause the fuel lines to weaken and break. This can result in damage to the motorcycle and a potential hazard to the rider. Dealers will replace the fuel filler drain hose, the fuel breather hose, and the hose clamps will be replaced and repositioned free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during Novembere 2008. Owners may contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696. 08V-563

BMW is recalling 365 MY 2005-2006 HP2 Enduro motorcycles. The front threaded fastener of the paralever link may not have been tightened to correct specifications. If the fastener was not tightened according to specifications, it could loosen. Over time, it is possible for the fastener to separate from its housing. If this were to occur, then the final drive of the motorcycle would not be properly supported. If that happened, motorcycle handling would be compromised increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will remove the front threaded fastener of the paralever link and replace it with an improved fastener. The recall is expected to begin during November 2008. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117. 08V-564

Buell is recalling 140 MY 2009 1125CR motorcycles. These motorcycles can experience a premature failure of the rear cylinder cam chain tension guide (Part No. F0020.1AM). This failure can cause plastic debris to block the oil pump screen, possibly leading to oil starvation and engine seizure. This condition may allow the engine to seize, resulting in rear wheel lock-up. This could result in a crash, which could cause injury or death to the rider. Dealers will replace the rear cam chain tensioner. These tension guides were manufactured in Austria. The recall began on October 22, 2008. Owners may contact Buell at 1-414-342-4680. 08V-554

Buell is recalling 624 MY 2008-2009 XB12XT and MY 2009 XB12XP motorcycles. The windshields may become dislodged and allow the windshield to either strike or distract the rider while the vehicle is being ridden at a high speed. This could result in a crash, which could cause injury or death to the rider. Dealers will remove the windshield's two rubber mounted nuts and install two new fastener assemblies. The recall began on October 22, 2008. Owners may contact Buell at 1-414-342-4080.

Piaggio is recalling 850 MY 2006-2008 Aprilia Scarabeo 500 motorcycles equipped with Bitron fuel pump/fuel filters. The fuel hose connecting the fuel filter to the fuel pump/fuel filter mounting flange may come loose. If this connection is loose, or has become completely disconnected, there will be a drop, or loss of, fuel pressure to the engine. A drop or loss of fuel pressure to the engine could cause the engine to stall increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install hose clamps to secure the existing fuel hose at both ends to the fuel pump and fuel filter. The recall is expected to begin on or before November 17, 2008. These fuel pumps/fuel filters were manufactured in Italy. Owners may contact Piaggio/Aprilia at 1-212-380-4431. This recall was the subject of a Preliminary Evaluation, PE08-050, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 08V-522

Kawasaki is recalling 5,804 MY 2008 KL650E8F and KL650E8FL (California) motorcycles. The turn signal stalk(s) can break, resulting in the signal assembly hanging by the wire harness. This could create a possibility of a crash resulting in injury or death. Dealers will replace all four turn signal assemblies. The recall began on October 13, 2008. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381.

Ducati is recalling 289 MY 2008 Desmosedici RR motorcycles. The fuel tank drain and breather hose clamps may be installed incorrectly. This nonconformity may cause the fuel lines to weaken and break. This can result in damage to the motorcycle and a potential hazard to the rider. Dealers will replace the fuel filler drain hose, the fuel breather hose, and the hose clamps will be replaced and repositioned free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during Novembere 2008. Owners may contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696. 08V-563

BMW is recalling 365 MY 2005-2006 HP2 Enduro motorcycles. The front threaded fastener of the paralever link may not have been tightened to correct specifications. If the fastener was not tightened according to specifications, it could loosen. Over time, it is possible for the fastener to separate from its housing. If this were to occur, then the final drive of the motorcycle would not be properly supported. If that happened, motorcycle handling would be compromised increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will remove the front threaded fastener of the paralever link and replace it with an improved fastener. The recall is expected to begin during November 2008. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.

Buell is recalling 140 MY 2009 1125CR motorcycles. These motorcycles can experience a premature failure of the rear cylinder cam chain tension guide (Part No. F0020.1AM). This failure can cause plastic debris to block the oil pump screen, possibly leading to oil starvation and engine seizure. This condition may allow the engine to seize, resulting in rear wheel lock-up. This could result in a crash, which could cause injury or death to the rider. Dealers will replace the rear cam chain tensioner. These tension guides were manufactured in Austria. The recall began on October 22, 2008. Owners may contact Buell at 1-414-342-4680. 08V-554

Kawasaki is recalling 5,804 MY 2008 KL650E8F and KL650E8FL (California) motorcycles. The turn signal stalk(s) can break, resulting in the signal assembly hanging by the wire harness. This could create a possibility of a crash resulting in injury or death. Dealers will replace all four turn signal assemblies. The recall began on October 13, 2008. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 866-802-9381. 08V-520

BMW is recalling 560 MY 2009 JCW (John Cooper Works) and JCW Clubman vehicles equipped with 16 inch diameter front brake discs rather than 17 inch discs. Under conditions of intense brake usage, braking performance would be reduced. Depending on traffic and road conditions, as well as a driver's reactions, reduced brake performance could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the front brake discs and pads and, if necessary, replace them. The recall is expected to begin during November 2008. Owners may contact BMW/MINI at 1-866-275-6464 or by e-mail at

Buell is recalling 624 MY 2008-2009 XB12XT and MY 2009 XB12XP motorcycles. The windshields may become dislodged and allow the windshield to either strike or distract the rider while the vehicle is being ridden at a high speed. This could result in a crash, which could cause injury or death to the rider. Dealers will remove the windshield's two rubber mounted nuts and install two new fastener assemblies. The recall began on October 22, 2008. Owners may contact Buell at 1-414-342-4080.

Kawasaki is recalling 604 MY 2008 Vulcan VN900C8F, VN900D8F, and MY 2009 VN900B9F, and VN900B9FL motorcycles. Fuel can leak from between the tank filler neck and the fuel cap gasket. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel tank. The recall is expected to begin during October 2008. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-949-770-0400. 08V-473

Yamaha is recalling 4,800 MY 2007 XF50 and XC50 motorcycles. A crack may develop on the connecting rod. If the engine continues to be run, the crack will develop further and the connecting rod may break. If the connecting rod breaks, the engine will stop and cannot be restarted increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will disassemble the engine and the crankshaft will be replaced with one that has a properly heat-treated connecting rod. The recall is expected to begin during October 2008. Owners may contact Yamaha at 1-800-962-7926. 08V-461

Triumph is recalling 372 MY 2008 Sprint ST motorcycles. There is a possibility that the single bolt that is used in the 3 positions on the rear suspension drag link assembly can become brittle and fracture. The bolts were manufactured in Great Britain. The bolts involved are the (1) drag link to drop link bolt, (2) drag link to frame bolt, and (3) drop link to rear suspension unit bolt. The head of the bolt may detach causing the drag link assembly to come apart resulting in loss of rear suspension, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will remove and discard the 3 bolts and replace them with new bolts. The recall is expected to begin during November 2008. Owners may contact Triumph at 1-678-539-8782. 08V-457

Polaris is recalling 2,444 MY 2008 Victory Vision motorcycles. The terminal nuts that secure the main power supply wires could be loose at the circuit breaker, which can cause an unexpected loss of electrical power to the motorcycle. Also the current fuel ignition map pre-programmed into the engine control module (ECM) can cause engine stalling. Either condition could cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a loss of control of the motorcycle or a crash. Dealers will inspect and tighten the circuit breaker terminal nuts and re-program the ECM free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during October 2008. Owners may contact Polaris/Victory at 1-888-704-5290. 08V-446

Harley Davidson is recalling 47,579 MY 2008 FLHP, FLHPE, FLHR, FLHRC, FLHRSE4, FLHT, FLHTC, FLHTCU FLHTCUSE3, FLHTP, FLHX, and FLTR motorcycles. These motorcycles may experience a cracking of the fuel filter shell leading to loss of fuel pressure. This loss of fuel pressure can cause diminished performance and, in some cases, may cause an engine stall or a no-start condition. This condition could lead to a crash which could cause injury or death to the rider. Dealers will replace the fuel filter shell. The recall is expected to begin during August 2008. Owners may contact Harley Davidson at 1-414-343-4056. This recall was the subject of a Preliminary Evaluation, PE08-043, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 08V-357

BMW is recalling 428 MY 2007 F800 S, F800 ST, R1200 R, K1200 S, K1200 R, K1200 R Sport, and K1200 GT motorcycles. It is possible for the coating to separate from the inside face of the steering damper housing. The housing was manufactured in Germany. If this happened, the coating could partially clog the oil bores within the damper. The steering damper could become stiff increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering damper. The recall is expected to begin during August 2008. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117. 08V-342

Triumph is recalling 93 MY 2008 Speed Triple motorcycles. Due to improper machining of the handlebar riser, the handlebar may slip in the clamps. This slippage could cause a loss of control of the motorcycle increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install correctly machined handle risers. The recall is expected to begin during August 2008. Owners may contact Triumph at 1-678-539-8782. 08V-310

Piaggio is recalling 646 MY 2007-2008 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 motorcycles equipped with Triom headlights, low beam bulb and headlight reflectors. These headlights were manufactured in Italy. The headlight low beam bulb has a "pigtail" wire attached to it. This wire connects the low beam bulb to the motorcycle's wiring harness. It may touch the hardware used to secure the bulb in the reflector. Over time and vibration the insulation may wear through causing the direct short to ground. This short causes the motorcycle's main fuse to blow and all electrical power to the motorcycle to stop. Electrical power to the motorcycle is cut off and as a result, the engine stalls increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a new bulb with an extra protection around the power wire to provide greater protection. The recall is expected to begin during August 2008. Owners may contact Piaggio at 1-212-380-4431. This recall was the subject of a Preliminary Evaluation, PE08-020, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 08V-305

Piaggio is recalling 977 MY 2005-2007 Aprilia Tuono 100 R and RSV 1000 motorcycles equipped with Bitron fuel pump/fuel filters. These fuel pump/fuel filters were manufactured in Italy. The fuel hose connecting the fuel filter to the fuel pump/fuel filter mounting flange may come loose. If this fuel hose connection is loose, or has become completely disconnected, then there will be a drop in, or loss of, fuel pressure to the engine. A drop or loss of fuel pressure to the engine could cause the engine to stall increasing the risk of a crash. Bitron will supply dealers with repair kits (length of fuel hose and two clamps) and dealers will replace the original parts on the fuel pump/fuel filter component. The recall is expected to begin during August 2008. Owners may contact Piaggio at 1-212-380-4431. This recall was the subject of a Preliminary Evaluation, PE08-019, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 08V-306

BMW is recalling 46 MY 2008 R1200 R, R1200 GS, and R1200 GS Adventure motorcycles. Due to a material defect in the intermediate shaft of the transmission, the shaft could break. If this occurred, it is possible for the transmission to seize. If this happened, lock-up of the rear tire could occur. It is also possible for the transmission housing to break. If this happened, oil could leak onto the rear wheel, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the gearbox. These gearboxes were manufactured in Germany. The recall is expected to begin during August 2008. Owners should contact BMW at 1-800-331-1117. 08V-290

Buell is recalling 1,579 MY 2008 1125R motorcycles. These vehicles can experience 5th gear galling on the clutch shaft due to lack of lubrication. This condition can allow the gear to seize to the shaft, resulting in rear wheel lock-up. This could result in a crash, which could cause injury or death to the rider. Dealers will inspect and repair the affected motorcycles. The recall is expected to begin during July 2008. Owners may contact Buell motorcycles at 1-414-343-8400. 08V-267

Ducati is recalling 3,614 MY 2007-2008 Models 1098, 1098S, and 1098 Tricolore motorcycles. The rear drive sprocket can fail. If the sprocket were to fail while the motorcycle is being driven, it is possible that the motorcycle will experience a sudden loss of power and/or the chain may become entangled with the chassis. This can result in a crash without prior warning. Dealers will replace the rear drive sprocket. The recall is expected to begin during July 2008. Owners may contact Ducati at 408-253-0499. 08V-253

BMW is recalling 3,248 MY 2007-2008 R1200 R, MY 2006-2007 R1200 GS and MY 2007 R1200 ST motorcycles. Due to the current routing of the front brake lines, it is possible that during riding, the brake lines could be under strain. If the vibration/strain is significant, the brake lines could split and start to develop a leak. If the leak became significant, brake fluid could escape. If this happened, the level of fluid in the reservoir of the front brake system could drop. If the fluid level drops significantly, the front brakes could fail increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and install new brake lines with a modified routing. The recall is expected to begin during July 2008. Owners may contact BMW at 800-831-1117. 08V-254

American Suzuki is recalling 9,109 MY 2008 GSX1300R motorcycles. Improper routing of the ignition switch wiring harness can cause a bent portion of the wiring harness to flex rather than slide when the handlebar is moved from right to left or left to right. Repeated side-to-side movement of the handlebar, and flexing of the bent portion wiring harness, can eventually cause the ignition switch lead wires to become cut or break. This can result in intermittent or complete loss of electrical power, which can result in loss of lighting and/or stalling of the engine, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the lower portion of the ignition switch (which contains the ignition switch lead wires) and will make sure that the wiring harness is properly routed. The recall began on June 10, 2008. Owners may contact American Suzuki at 1-800-255-2550. 08V-249

BMW is recalling 75 MY 2008 K1200 S and GT motorcycles. The fasteners used to secure the front brake-disc may not be long enough to ensure a secure mounting. Over time, these fasteners could loosen. If that happened, the brake disc would no longer be securely mounted. Failure to observe the following precautions, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and the rider's reactions, could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and install a longer front brake disc fasteners and reroute the sensor cable. The recall is expected to begin during July 2008. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117. 08V-245

BMW is recalling 1,980 MY 2007-2008 F800 S and F800 ST motorcycles. Due to the routing of the fuel tank breather hose, pressure equalization inside the fuel tank is possible only to a limited extent. Consequently, at high ambient temperatures, the fuel tank can deform. If this happened at the point where the fuel tank is shaped to provide clearance for the rear wheel, then, in combination with a large payload, the bottom of the tank could rub against the rear wheel. If this occurred, it is possible that a leak could develop in the tank. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will reroute the fuel tank breather hose. The recall is expected to begin during July 2008. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-331-1117. 08V-2

BMW is recalling 30 MY 2008 K1200 S and K1200 GT motorcycles. A set screw may not have been installed at its specific location within the oil duct. Consequently, an adequate supply of oil may not circulate within the engine. It is possible that the connecting rod and crankshaft damage could occur. If this happened, the engine could seize. If the motorcycle was in gear, engine seizing could result in lock-up of the rear tire, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a set screw in the oil duct. The recall is expected to begin during July 2008. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-331-1117. 08V-239

Kawasaki is recalling certain MY 2006-2007 ZX14 motorcycles. The rear suspension can collapse when a crossmember separates from the frame. Failure of the frame could result in the rear of the motorcycle collapsing creating the possibility of a crash resulting in injury or death. Dealers will check the torque of the engine mount adjusting collars and inspect and possibly replace the frame if necessary. The recall is expected to begin during June 2008. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381.

This recall was the subject of a Preliminary Evaluation, PE08-021, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 08V-222

Kawasaki is recalling 1,393 MY 2009 KLX250T9F and KLX250T9FL motorcycles. The throttle grip and the handlebar grip may come loose and separate from the handlebar and throttle tube. This creates the potential for a crash resulting in injury or death. Dealers will replace the grips as required. The recall is expected to begin during June 2008. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381.

Yamaha is recalling 9,600 MY 2006-2007 CP250 and MY 2005-2007 YP400 motorcycles. The engine could stall and be difficult to restart because the wire terminals in the fuel pump wire coupler have corroded. Water can enter from the main wire harness end and run through the harness to the fuel pump coupler. If the water remains in the coupler for an extended period of time, the terminals can become corroded, which can prevent the fuel pump from operating properly. If this corrosion affects fuel pump operation while the scooter is being ridden, there could be a crash resulting in injury or death. Dealers will install a sub-harness which is designed to allow any water between the wire harness and the fuel pump to drain out before it reaches the fuel pump. The dealer will also inspect the connectors. If either the main wire harness connector or the fuel pump connectors is already corroded, the corresponding assembly will also be replaced. The recall is expected to begin during May 2008. Owners may contact Yamaha at 1-800-962-7926. This recall was the subject of a Preliminary Evaluation, PE08-018, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 08V-180

Vectrix is recalling 616 MY 2007 scooters. The battery module interconnect cables can become loose at the battery terminal within the battery packs. If loose, the battery can overheat. Overheating may cause damage to the battery packs and possibly to the bike which could result in a potential fire hazard. Dealers will replace the battery pack. The recall began on April 14, 2008. Owners may contact Vectrix at 1-877-832-8749. 07V-171

United Motors is recalling 1,145 MY 2007 V2C-650 and V2S-650 series motorcycles. These motorcycles were built with fuel tank cap gaskets that prevent proper tank ventilation. This could result in vehicle stalling which could result in a crash and/or fuel leakage which could result in a fire. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact United Motors at 1-800-886-8599. This recall was the subject of a Preliminary Evaluation, PE08-024, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 08V-167

Kawasaki is recalling 487 MY 2008 EX250J8F and EX250J8FL motorcycles. An engine crankcase vent hole in the air filter box may be blocked. If so, air pressure can build up inside the engine, causing the cylinder head cover gasket to fail and leak oil. If enough oil leaks from the engine, it could drip or spray onto the rear tire. This can create the risk of a crash, possibly resulting in injury or death. Dealers will inspect and repair the air filter box and replace the necessary components free of charge. The recall began on March 17, 2008. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381. 08V-158

BMW is recalling 1,391 MY 2007 G650X Challenge, Country, and Moto motorcycles. The fuel lines may have been damaged during production and could develop a leak. The leak could occur either through the fabric inlay at the end of the line, or through a crack in the actual line. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel lines. The recall is expected to begin during April 2008. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117. 08V-106

BMW is recalling 744 MY 2007 G650X Challenger and Country motorcycles. The motorcycles may have had the wrong circular clip installed on the left hand side of the rear wheel bearing guide. This circlip can rub against a spacer bushing, creating metal shavings which may enter the wheel bearing, causing it to fail and the antilock brake system (ABS) may malfunction. This would be indicated by illumination of the ABS warning lamp. If this happened, the brakes would remain fully available to slow and stop the motorcycle. Depending on traffic and road conditions as well as a rider's reactions, this could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will check and install a correct circlip, along with a new spacer bushing, wheel bearings, and shaft sealing rings. The recall is expected to begin during April 2008. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117. 08V-111

Kawasaki is recalling 31,789 Vulcan 900 Classic, Custom and Classic LT models, MY 2006 VN900B6F, VN900B6FL, VN900D6F, VN900D6FL, MY 2007 VN900B7F, VN900B7FL, VN900C7F, VN900C7FL, VN900D7F, VN900D7FL, MY 2008 VN900B8F, VN900B8FL, VN900C8F, VN900D8F and VN900D8FL motorcycles. The fuel hose may not be properly connected to the fuel injector delivery pipe. Continued use of the motorcycle can result in the fuel hose coming off, increasing the possibility of a fuel leak which could result in a fire or explosion. Dealers will inspect the fuel hose connection at the fuel injector and fuel pump and will replace the fuel hose if the joint lock is found to be damaged. The recall is expected to begin during April 2008. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381. 08V-114

Kawasaki is recalling 1,526 MY 2008 EX250J8F and EX250J8FL motorcycles. The front brake hose may be damaged over a long period of use. The brake hose tends to deflect forward during suspension travel. This allows the brake hose to contact the edge of the front fork outer tube. Over time, this contact could damage the brake hose causing the brake fluid to leak and resulting in a lack of front brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the front brake hose bracket. The recall is expected to begin during April 2008. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381. 08V-115

Triumph is recalling 265 MY 2008 Street Triple motorcycles. The rear suspension unit (RSU) damping performance is controlled by a mixture of gas and oil contained within the unit. This mixture is kept inside the unit by control oil/gas seals. If the seals become damaged, the mixture will escape. Once the mixture has escaped the RSU, the rear suspension will lose it damping ability. The rear suspension will be controlled only by the action of the coil spring also attached to the RSU. Dealers will replace the RSU on affected motorcycles. The recall is expected to begin during April 2008. Owners may contact Triumph at 1-678-854-2010. 08V-116

Big Bear Choppers is recalling 351 MY 2004-2005 Venom and Devil's Advocates Choppers and MY 2005 Sled Choppers motorcycles. Some motorcycles may have inadequate weld penetration between the neck, backbone, and down tubes of the frame. High loads created when riding on rough road surfaces, structural modification made to the frame by owners, and/or failure to maintain the specified torque setting of the top motor mount may cause the affected welds to crack. The welded area could break without warning resulting in neck separation and front-end collapse. This could result in a crash. Dealers will inspect and maintain the proper torque of the top motor mount or modify the frame as necessary. The recall began on March 26, 2008. Owners may contact Big Bear Choppers at 1-909-878-4340. Big Bear Choppers Recall No. 1B9/631. 08V-129

Polaris is recalling 1,585 MY 2008 Victory Vision motorcycles. The electrical contact plate on the ignition switch base may not be properly secured to the ignition switch body, which can cause an unexpected loss of electrical power to the vehicle. A loss of electrical power could cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a loss of control and a vehicle crash. Dealers will fully secure the ignition switch base to the switch body. The recall is expected to begin during April 2008. Owners may contact Polaris/Victory at 1-888-704-5290. Polaris/Victory Recall No. V-08-01. 08V-131

Honda is recalling 38,934 MY 2006-2007 VT600 and MY 2007-2008 VT750 and VTX1300 motorcycles. The motorcycles may have an improperly manufactured fuel control valve diaphragm and the fuel valve may drip fuel. In the presence of an ignition source, dripping fuel poses the risk of fire. Dealers will replace the fuel control valve diaphragm assembly,. The recall is expected to begin on or about April 10, 2008. Owners may contact Honda at 1-866-784-1870. 08V-141

Triumph is recalling 356 MY 2008 rocket III touring motorcycles for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 120, "Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles other than Passenger Cars," and Part 567, "Certification." The certification label, located on the left front frame tube, includes incorrect information regarding tire sizes and pressures, as well as an incorrect gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). An owner may under-inflate the front tire if using the incorrect information. Under-inflation may cause a tire to slip or come off the rim causing a loss of control which could result in a crash. Dealers will install a new certification label. The recall is expected to begin on or about April 4, 2008. Owners may contact Triumph at 1-678-539-8782. 08V-145

Piaggio is recalling 10 MY 2008 Aprilia Tuono 1000 R motorcycles. A leak can occur in the front brake hydraulic line. This can cause a loss of brake pressure at the front brakes, increasing the risk of a crash. The front brake line will be replaced on all affected motorcycles. All motorcycles are still in transit to the United States. These motorcycles will be corrected at the warehouse before being sold to consumers. 08V-148

Harley-Davidson is recalling 5,947 MY 2005-2007 FLHP, FLHPI, FLHTP, FLHTPI, FLHPE and FLHPEI police and escort motorcycles equipped with an antilock brake system (ABS). Inconsistencies in the routing of the brake lines can cause abrasion of the brake lines and hoses. In some cases, this condition has caused brake fluid leaks. Loss of brake fluid could lead to loss of brake function, increasing the risk of a crash resulting in injury or death. Dealers will inspect and replace the brake lines, if necessary. Brake line retention and clutch cable positioning devices will also be installed to prevent future abrasion to the brake lines. The recall is expected to begin on or about March 10, 2008. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-342-4680. 08V-090

Hyosung is recalling 3,292 MY 2005-2007 GT650 and GV650 motorcycles. These motorcycles were built with fuel tank cap gaskets that prevent proper tank ventilation. This could result in vehicle stalling increasing the risk of a crash and/or fuel leakage which could result in a fire. Dealers will modify the existing gas cap gasket. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. This recall was the subject of a Preliminary Evaluation, PE07-056, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. Owners may contact Hyosung at 770-447-5571. 08V-071

Kawasaki is recalling 532 MY 2008 Ninja EX250J8F and EX250J8FL motorcycles. The tail light bulb may prematurely fail. Inappropriate lighting could reduce visibility creating the possibility of a crash resulting in injury or death. Dealers will replace the tail light bulb free of charge. The recall began on February 4, 2008. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381. 08V-052

Triumph is recalling 3,698 MY 2005-2008 Sprint ST 1050 and MY 2004-2008 Tiger 1050 motorcycles equipped with an optional accessory luggage rack. Undersized washers were used which prevents the sliding carriage from moving as intended. Reduced stability can occur if the motorcycle is ridden with the fitted accessory, exceeded maximum weight, and at speeds far in excess of the 80 mph limit warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the accessory racks for lateral movement. Those racks not displaying any movement will be repaired. The recall is expected to begin during January 2008. 07V-562

Honda is recalling 25,422 MY 2006-2007 CBR1000RR motorcycles. These motorcycles have an improper welded vent pipe in the bottom of the fuel tank. Due to vibration, the improperly welded tanks may crack and drip fuel. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire. Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel tank. The recall is expected to begin during January 2008. 07V-576

Big Dog is recalling 8,061 MY 2005-2008 Mastiff, MY 2005-2007 Chopper, MY 2006-2008 K-9, MY 2005, 2007 Bulldog, and MY 2008 Mutt motorcycles. The rear fender strut attaching bolts can fail allowing the rear fender to detach from the motorcycle. This could occur without prior warning and could result in an injury or a crash. Dealers will remove existing strut bolts and replace with higher tensile strength attaching bolts and updated washers. Higher torque values will be observed when installing the replacement fasteners. The recall is expected to begin during January 2008. 07V-580

Kawasaki is recalling 4,645 MY 2008 ZG1400A8F, ZG1400A8FL, ZG1400B8F, and ZG1400B8FL motorcycles. The pivot pin for the latches that secure the saddlebags to the vehicle can break if force is applied to either saddlebag, such as in the event the vehicle falls over while parked or if the saddlebag is improperly attached. Continued use of the vehicle with either saddlebag latch broken can result in the saddlebag coming free of its mount during vehicle operation, creating the possibility of a crash resulting in injury or death. Dealers will replace the saddlebag latch assemblies with reinforced latches. The recall is expected to begin during February 2008. 08V-047

Kawasaki is recalling 3,611 MY 2008 ZG1400A8F, ZG1400A8FL, ZG1400B8F, and ZG1400B8FL motorcycles. The rear carrier platform could break if a Kawasaki genuine accessory luggage system is installed on the carrier platform and a passenger leans against it. The carrier platform and luggage system could become detached from the vehicle, creating the potential for a crash which could result in injury or death. Dealers will inspect and replace the rear carrier platform if necessary. The recall is expected to begin during February 2008. 08V-048

Recalls Issued in 2007

Ducati is recalling 865 MY 2006-2007 Hypermotard motorcycles. The license number plate holder support bracket posts can crack. The license plate can fall off the motorcycle. Dealers will install a redesigned bracket. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. 07V-597

Polaris is recalling 326 MY 2008 Victory Vision motorcycles. The voltage regulator/rectifier assembly may have an overcharging condition. An overcharging situation in conjunction with a loose battery connection could cause a stalling condition. An unexpected loss of engine power could cause a loss of control of the motorcycle increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the voltage regulator/rectifier and inspect both battery cables for tightness. The recall began on November 5, 2007. 07V-510

American Suzuki is recalling 28,221 MY 2004-2007 GS500 and MY 2002-2007 GZ250 motorcycles. The rear reflex reflector on affected GS500 motorcycles and the rear and side reflex reflectors on affected GZ250 motorcycles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, 'Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.' The reflex reflectors have a reflected light output at some measurement angles that is less than the minimum output required by the standard. It is possible that this could contribute to a following motorist's not noticing the motorcycle in darkness, which may contribute to a rear-end crash. Dealers will replace the non-complying reflex reflectors with complying reflectors. The recall began on November 16, 2007. 07V-515

Harley-Davidson is recalling 538 MY 2008 Dyna FXD, FXDB, FXDC, FXDL, and FXDWG motorcycles built and shipped to California. The catalytic muffler protective heat shield was not installed. This condition could allow direct contact with this muffler and cause injury. If contact occurs while riding, it could cause loss of control of the motorcycle, leading to injury or death. Dealers will install the heat shields to the mufflers. The recall is expected to begin during December 2007. 07V-535

Action Auto Body recalled one MY 2005 Custom motorcycle. The factory-installed welded gusset plate connecting the frame backbone, neck, and down tube is missing. As a result, additional stress would be placed on the welds causing rapid wear and possible joint separation. Frame separation of the neck, down tube, and backbone joints could cause the driver to lose steering control of the bike, possibly resulting in a crash. The owner has been contacted and his motorcycle has been repaired. 07V-495

Kawasaki is recalling 33,365 MY 2002-2008 KL650A and KL650E motorcycles. Insufficient tightening of the muffler mounting bolts could allow the bolts to loosen. If the bolts loosen completely, it is possible for the muffler to separate from the motorcycle and create the potential for a crash. Dealers will tighten the two muffler mounting bolts to the proper torque. The recall began on October 23, 2007. 07V-486

Ducati is recalling 8 MY 2007 Monster S4RS motorcycles. The water impeller does not turn due to the installation of an incorrect layshaft. Improper operation of the water pump could occur causing overheating of the engine components and possibly engine seizure. If the engine stopped while the motorcycle was being driven, it could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will check the water pump for proper operation and will replace it if necessary. The recall is expected to begin during November 2007. 07V-477

Ducati is recalling 385 MY 2008 Hypermotard motorcycles. The battery can move side to side inside the fuel tank mounting compartment. This movement could result in main wiring harness damage at the battery terminal, causing an electrical short consequently stopping the engine. Dealers will install a battery mounting bracket and two double lock velcro strips on the bottom of the battery. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. 07V-474

BMW is recalling 510 MY 2005-2007 K1200 R Sport motorcycles. During long periods of riding at sustained high engine RPM, vibration within the brake fluid reservoir can cause the brake fluid to foam. This could allow air to enter the front brake system which could lead to a loss of front braking efficiency. Air in the brake system can lead to a loss of braking capability, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will bleed the front brakes and install a damper weight in the brake fluid reservoir. This weight will dampen possible vibrations that can cause foaming of the brake fluid. The recall is expected to begin during November 2007. 07V-466

Ducati is recalling 1,516 MY 2007 1098 motorcycles. The electronic control unit (ECU) ignition timing and idle mixture were improperly set during production causing the engine speed to drop and stall the engine when temperature of the cooling system exceeded 180f. If the engine stops while the motorcycle is being driven, it could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the ECU mapping using a dedicated diagnostic system instrument (DDS). The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. 07V-450

Triumph is recalling 4,696 MY 2004-2008 Rocket III and Rocket III Classic motorcycles. When the engine is returning to idle an unmodified motorcycle may stall. If the motorcycle stalls the rider will have to restart the engine increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and download new engine management software. The recall is expected to begin during October 2007. 07V-455

BMW is recalling 764 MY 2007 G650 X Moto, Challenge, and Country motorcycles. The fuel pump wiring set has not been manufactured according to specification. The contacts in the plug for the fuel pump can break. The fuel pump will fail and fuel delivery to the engine would cease causing the engine to stall increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the fuel pump unit wiring set. The recall is expected to begin during September 2007. 07V-376

BMW is recalling 173 MY 2007 G650X Moto, G650X Challenge, and G650X Country motorcycles. A left-side chain tensioner has been incorrectly installed on the right side. As a result, a hex nut, which is used to secure the chain tensioner, is improperly seated against the tensioner. Loosening of the chain tensioner and the rear wheel axle may occur. This could lead to a condition in which the motorcycle is unstable, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a new right side chain tensioner. The recall is expected to begin during September 2007. 07V-367

BMW is recalling 425 MY 2007 F650 GS motorcycles. The clamping blocks and the top fork bridge were not manufactured according to specifications. Consequently, the handlebars might not be held securely in position. It is possible for the handlebars to move out of their correct position when the motorcycle is being maneuvered, or when it is being ridden, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the top fork bridge and both clamping blocks on these motorcycles. The recall is expected to begin during September 2007. 07V-368

Suzuki is recalling 13,398 MY 2007 GSX-R1000 motorcycles. Each time the ignition switch is turned off, the engine control module (ECM) pre-sets the position of the idle speed control (ISC) valve for subsequent engine starting by opening the valve completely and then closing it to a start-up position. Due to improper shape of the internal mechanism that moves the ISC valve, the valve may remain in the open position instead of moving to the correct start-up position. This can result in no-load engine idle speeds as high as 5000 rpm the next time the engine is started. If the rider chooses to operate the motorcycle in this condition, the rider may have difficulty operating the motorcycle, which could result in a crash. Dealers will replace the ISC valve with an improved part, and will also replace the ECM. The recall is expected to begin during September 2007. 07V-362

Honda is recalling 6,952 MY 2002-2005 VFR800 motorcycles. The front fairing sub-harness (section of the wiring harness) transfers the electrical grounding load of the headlights, front turn signals, instrument panel, and various relays to the main wiring harness via an 18-pin connector. Under certain conditions, the ground wire terminals inside the connector can overheat, resulting in melting of the connector and a loss of power to various circuits. As a result, a loss of critical lighting or engine power could occur without warning, which could cause a crash. Dealers will install a redesigned sub-harness. If damage is found, the main wiring harness will also be replaced. The recall began on September 4, 2007. 07V-359

Big Dog is recalling 181 MY 2007 Bulldog motorcycles. The tachometer board may have been improperly installed. Improperly installed tachometer boards may develop a short circuit that could cause the motorcycle to shut down. This could occur without prior warning and result in a crash. Dealers will isolate the tachometer board from the housing. The recall is expected to begin during September 2007. 07V-355

Big Dog is recalling 7,611 MY 2005 Bulldog, DT-Chopper, Mastiff, N-Chopper, Pitbull, Ridgeback, and MY 2006 Chopper, K-9, Mastiff, Pitbull and Ridgeback motorcycles. A warped bus bar within the voltage regulator can cause a short circuit, which could result in a fire. Dealers will replace the voltage regulators. The recall is expected to begin on or about October 1, 2007. 07V-356

Harley-Davidson is recalling 2,403 MY 2006 VRSCR motorcycles. Some motorcycles were built with a condition whereby the pant leg of some riders can have direct contact with the exhaust pipe. This condition could cause the pant leg to char or burn, which could lead to the possibility of injury to the rider. Dealers will add a new heat shield, p/n 66820-06, which provides additional coverage of the exhaust pipe. The recall began on July 12, 2007. 07V-303

Harley-Davidson is recalling 18,784 MY 2006-2007 XL1200L and 2007 XL1200N motorcycles. These motorcycles were built with a condition whereby the pant leg of some riders can have direct contact with the exhaust pipe. This condition could cause the pant leg to char or burn, which could lead to the possibility of injury to the rider. Dealers will add a new exhaust shield which provides additional coverage of the exhaust pipe. The recall began on July 12, 2007. 07V-296

Kawasaki is recalling 155 MY 2007 KLX250S motorcycles. The top mount for the single rear shock is spot welded in position during frame manufacture, then completely welded to the frame in a subsequent operation. On a small number of frames, it appears this subsequent welding operation was not performed. The welding may become loose while the motorcycle is in motion increasing the risk of a crash. Any motorcycle found to contain this defect will be replaced by Kawasaki. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. 07V-235

KTM is recalling 1,092 MY 2007 990 Adventure, 990 Adventure S, and 950 Super Enduro motorcycles. During use the chain slider guard mounting bolts may become loose and possibly fall out. This could result in the possibility of the chain slider guard becoming detached. Subsequently, the chain slider guard could become caught in the drive chain which may lead to a crash. Dealers will inspect the chain slider guard mounting bolts and properly secure them. The recall is expected to begin during July 2007. 07V-243

Kawasaki is recalling 5 MY 2008 KLR650 motorcycles. The spring retaining pin on the frame may not have been completely welded in place and could fall out, allowing the sidestand to drop into the "parking" position. If this occurred while the vehicle was in motion, a crash could occur. Kawasaki will buy back these motorcycles. The recall began on June 1, 2007. All dealers/owners have been notified. 07V-244

Piaggo is recalling 232 MY 2006-2007 Moto Guzzi Grisco motorcycles. The fuel pump hose may swell and change dimensions, thereby loosening its fit around the fitting at the fuel pump. The fuel pressure could drop. This could cause erratic motor operation, difficulty in starting the vehicle or stalling, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace all fuel pump assemblies. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. 07V-252

Piaggio is recalling 2,757 MY 2006-2007 Vespa GTS motorcycles. The graphite exhaust bushing, which seals the connection between the exhaust pipe and the muffler, must be replaced each time the muffler is removed and reinstalled. If the exhaust bushing is not replaced, exhaust gases may be permitted to leak past the bushing. The rear brake hose may be impaired or melted, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the header, pipe, clamp and gasket, thereby eliminating the potential issue. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. 07V-253

Piaggio is recalling 1,044 MY 2003-2004 Moto Guzzi EV motorcycles. The lower fork yoke could fail. A crack can form around the lower fork bearing. Dealers will inspect and replace the lower fork component if necessary. The manufacturer has not yet

Provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. 07V-254

Yamaha is recalling 8,900 MY 2006-2007 CP250 and MY 2005-2007 YP400 motorcycles. A leak at the fuel pump seal may allow fuel leakage. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel pump seal. The recall is expected to begin on or about June 7, 2007. 07V-219

Kawasaki is recalling 5,906 MY 2006 VN900B6F, VN900B6FL, VN900D6F, and VN900D6FL motorcycles. These motorcycles may stall under deceleration due to an improper setting of the engine control unit (ECU). This could create the potential for a crash, resulting in injury or death. Dealers will replace the ECU with one that contains revised settings that will address the engine stalling. The recall is expected to begin on or about July 3, 2007. This recall was the subject of a Preliminary Evaluation, PE07-004, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 07V-215

Kawasaki is recalling 4,352 MY 2003 VN1600-A1 and VN1600-A1L motorcycles. The fuel tank is mounted to the chassis by means of tabs that are spot welded to the tank, then braised/welded around a portion of their circumference. Under certain conditions, repeated stress can crack the tank at the location of the tabs, and allow fuel to leak. Dealers will replace the fuel tanks. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. This recall was the subject of a Preliminary Evaluation, PE07-005, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 07V-216

Yamaha is recalling 8,500 MY 2006 XV19 motorcycles equipped with a windshield. The throttle cable can kink at the guide bracket located at the steering head when the handlebar is turned all the way to the left. In this position, a kinked cable can cause the throttle to stick or bind, possibly failing to return to idle. A stuck throttle would result in unexpected engine power which could result in loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the guide bracket with a new one that has an additional guide to prevent the throttle cables from kinking. The recall began on April 19, 2007. 07V-147

Suzuki is recalling 12,331 MY 2006-2007 VZR1800 motorcycles. The fuel hose that connects the two metal fuel delivery pipes mounted on the throttle body may have been clamped at a location on the pipes that is not completely round, which could allow fuel leakage to occur. In the presence of an ignition source, leaked fuel can cause a fire, presenting the risk of injury or death. Dealers will replace the fuel delivery pipe assembly free of charge. The recall began on April 6, 2007. 07V-148

BMW is recalling 305 MY 2006-2007 F650 GS and F650 GS Dakar motorcycles. The weld between the side stand and the frame bottom section was not positioned properly. The load-bearing capability of the side stand is affected. As a result, the side stand could fail. If this occurred when the motorcycle was parked, the motorcycle could fall to the ground and injure a person sitting on the motorcycle or a person nearby. Dealers will install a new frame bottom section free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May 2007. 07V-151

Eton America is recalling 1,008 MY 2005 Beamer II and Beamer Matrix scooters. The rear wheel assembly can develop stress cracks in the area around where the brake drum is attached. If the wheel is not replaced the wheel could continue to crack until the brake drum detaches from the wheel or the wheel hub separates from the wheel rim, losing control or braking to the units rear wheel increasing the risk of a crash and personal injuries. Dealers will replace the entire rear wheel assembly free of charge. The recall began on March 25, 2007. 07V-162

Harley-Davidson is recalling 52,240 MY 2007 FLSTC, FLSTC Shrine, FLSTF, FLSTF Shrine, FLSTN, FLSTSC, FXST, FXSTB, FXSTC, FXSTD, and FXSTSEE Softail motorcycles. These motorcycles were built with a condition that permits the positive battery cable to contact a weld bead on the oil tank. This may cause the weld bead to abrade through the insulation on the cable and cause an electrical short from the battery through the oil tank and oil lines. This could lead to an oil leak and/or possible fire, which could result in injury or death to the rider. Dealers will install a battery caddy that will protect the cable and ensure proper cable routing. This recall is expected to begin during May 2007. 07V-173

Ducati is recalling 119 MY 2007 Model 1098 motorcycles. The horizontal cylinder head fitting to the thermostat produced a coolant leakage. Coolant leakage over the rear suspension and wheel could cause a crash. The thermostat hose and relative couplings have been replaced. All motorcycles were corrected before retail delivery to customers. 07V-175

Ducati is recalling 2 MY 2007 Model 1098 motorcycles. The horizontal and vertical cylinders mobile timing belt tensioner is dimensionally incorrect. The mobile tensioner can come into contact with the timing belt cover which could cause the timing belt to fail and consequently stop the engine increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the existing mobile timing belt tensioner using updated components. The recall is expected to begin during May 2007. 07V-176

Honda is recalling 6,784 MY 2007 CMX250C motorcycles. The crankcase breather separator may be defective. During the molding process, the breather passage may have been blocked by a thin layer of the injected plastic material. This blockage will create a build-up of pressure inside the crankcase and may cause the left side engine seal to be pushed out of position and an oil leak could occur. Oil leaking from the failed seal while riding can spray onto the rear tire or the road, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the breather separator. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. 07V-128

Harley-Davidson is recalling 614 MY 2007 Sportster (XL883, XL883L, XL883R, XL1200L, XL1200R, XL50) and Dyna (FXD, FXDB, FXDC, FXDL) model motorcycles built with an incorrect front tire. This incorrect tire could cause performance issues, which could result in a crash. Dealers will inspect the front tire and replace it if necessary. The recall is expected to begin on or about March 5, 2007. 07V-025

Buell is recalling 2,044 MY 2006-2007 Ulysses XB12R motorcycles. These motorcycles may have a vibration at the mounting location of the bank angle sensor which, if combined with the misrouting of various wires that impinge on the sensor or its pigtail, can compromise the isolation of the bank angle sensor. This may create a false 'tip' signal and cause the engine to quit running while being driven, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will move the bank angle sensor from the original location on the battery tray to a location on the seat latch. The recall is expected to begin on or about March 5, 2007. 07V-026

Yamaha is recalling 18,000 MY 2002-2007 Road Star Warrior motorcycles. The lead wires for the pick-up coil can break while the engine is running, causing the engine to stall and be impossible to restart. If this occurs while the motorcycle is being ridden, a vehicle crash could occur. Dealers will replace the pick-up coil. The recall began on March 2, 2007. 06V-039

KTM is recalling 2,684 MY 2004-2006 950 Adventure and 950 Adventure S, MY 2005-2006 950 Supermoto, and MY 2006 Super Enduro motorcycles. The rear brake may feel spongy or soft when applying the brake. This could lead to improper rear braking. Improper rear braking could result in a crash. KTM dealers will replace the rear brake system components. The recall is expected to begin on or about February 22, 2007. 07V-065

BMW is recalling 6,631 MY 2003-2007 K1200 S, MY 2004-2007 K1200 R, MY 2005-2007 K1200 R SPORT and MY 2005-2007 K1200 GT motorcycles. Frequent short trips, particularly during cold temperatures, can cause water to accumulate in the oil tank and when the engine is running, escaping water vapor can condense on the oil tank air bleed valve. In freezing temperatures, this water could freeze and block the air bleed valve. It is possible that a pressure build up in the oil tank could cause it to rupture, allowing oil to leak onto the rear tire. An oil leak could cause a fire. Dealers will install a new oil tank cap containing a valve to prevent overpressure in the tank free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during February or March 2007. 07V-066

Kawasaki is recalling 29,559 Ninja MY 2004 EX250F18, EX250F18L, MY 2005 EX250F19, EX250F19L, MY 2006 EX250F6F, EX250F6FL, MY 2007 EX250F7F, and EX250F7FL motorcycles. The fuel tank may have been punctured or weakened by a fairing mounting screw or manufacturing operation. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel tank and replace the tank if necessary. The recall is expected to begin on or about January 12, 2007. This recall was the subject of a Preliminary Evaluation, PE06-044, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 07V-003

Hyosung is recalling 862 MY 2006 GV650 motorcycles equipped with Edward Park handlebars. The bolts retaining the handlebars are too short. These bolts could loosen causing a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the bolts free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. 07V-015

Ducati is recalling 817 MY 2006-2007 Sport Classic motorcycles. The fasteners from the fuel line to the fuel filler were not tightened properly. The fuel pump hose inside the fuel tank may separate from the fuel filter. This condition will stop the engine from running. If the engine stopped while the motorcycle was being driven, it could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the fuel pump to fuel filter hose and fasteners to prevent the engine from stopping. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. 07V-017

Recalls Issued in 2006

Triumph is recalling 1,913 MY 2006-2007 Sprint ST 1050 and Sprint ST ABS motorcycles. The rear drag link-through bolt may bend and, if not replaced or overloaded, may fracture causing the rear tire to contact the underside of the rear mudguard. This could cause a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a higher grade nut than the original arrangement and a single-through sleeve (the original design included 3 separate sleeves). The recall began on January 5, 2007. 06V-465

Harley-Davidson is recalling 10,397 MY 2006-2007 FXDWGI and FXDWG motorcycles. The internally wired handlebars have a potential to crack at the hole where the wires exit the handlebars between the handlebar clamps. Should these cracks progress to the point of breaking the handlebar into two pieces, a loss of control could result increasing the risk of a crash which could cause injury or death to the rider. Dealers will replace the handlebar with one with a greater wall thickness and with a wire exit hole that has a shape that reduces stress concentration. Harley-Davidson has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. 06V-474

Harley-Davidson is recalling 18,758 MY 2007 XL1200C, XL1200L, XL1200R, XL50, XL883, XL883C, XL883L, and XL883R motorcycles. As a result of a greater body thickness than used in previous model years, the voltage regulator may contact the front fender under certain conditions. In some cases this contact may allow the front fender to catch on the top side of the regulator body which could impede the operator's ability to steer the vehicle. This could result in a crash which could cause injury or death to the rider. Dealers will install an intermediate mounting bracket that will relocate the voltage regulator to a position which provides more clearance from the front fender. Harley-Davidson has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. 06V-476

Ducati is recalling 468 MY 2006 ST3 and ST3 ABS motorcycles. The fuel sending unit wiring cables installed during production could be routed incorrectly possibly coming in contact with the exhaust pipes. This condition will burn out the cables insulation and cause a possible electrical short circuit stopping the fuel pump and consequently stopping the engine. If the engine stops while the motorcycle is being driven, it could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the fuel sending unit wiring cables and reposition them if necessary. The recall is expected to begin during January 2007. 06V-485

BMW is recalling 144 MY 2006 R1200 GS and R1200 GS Adventure motorcycles. The tire inflation valve hole in the rim of the cross-spoke wheel, which is equipped with the optional tire pressure monitoring system (TPM), was incorrectly manufactured. A leak may develop at this location possibly causing sudden deflation of the tire. If this happened, motorcycle handling and control would be compromised, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will temporarily deactivate the TPM system, remove the corresponding valves and integral TPM sensors, and then replace them with standard valves. When a permanent repair is available, owners will be notified to bring their vehicles in for reactivation of the TPM system and replacement of the integral TPM sensors and valves. The recall is expected to begin during early January 2007. 06V-486

Yamaha is recalling 13,000 MY 2006 YZFR6 motorcycles. The air filter mounting screws may come loose and fall out. If the screws fall out, they could get caught in the throttle valve which could prevent the operator from reducing engine speed properly. This could result in a loss of control and a vehicle crash with injury or death. Dealers will replace the air filter element with a new one that is designed to hold the screws securely. The recall was expected to begin at the end of November 2006. 06V-442

Harley-Davidson is recalling 19,921 MY 2006 Dyna motorcycles. A battery caddy bolt may loosen under normal riding conditions. Should this occur, the bolt can back out which allows the battery to shift position and then hold the battery in a position which may allow the battery terminals to contact the metal battery caddy cover and abrade through the positive terminal protective boot. If this occurs, the battery can short against the cover, causing sparks and possibly a fire. Dealers will replace the center battery caddy bolt. The recall was expected to begin during November 2006. 06V-444
Genuine Scooters is recalling 498 MY 2005 Stella motorcycles. Some motorcycles may have been produced with defective headlamp lens assemblies. The headlight lens could loosen or detach. Dealers will replace the headlamp lens assembly. The recall was expected to begin during October 2006. 06V-381

Yamaha is recalling 20,000 MY 1999-2001 Road Star, Road Star Silverado, Midnight Star, and Road Star Mm Limited (XV1600) motorcycles. Certain transmission components may not meet Yamaha quality-control standards, which could allow abnormal wear that eventually results in a broken retaining circlip. If the circlip breaks, the transmission could lock up, which would also cause the rear wheel to lock up. This could result in loss of control and a crash with injury or death. Dealers will replace certain transmission components with new ones free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during October 2006. This is an expansion of a previous recall campaign conducted during 2003 (please see 03V309). This recall was the subject of a Preliminary Evaluation, PE03-038, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 06V-397

BMW is recalling 700 MY 2006 R1200 HP2 and MY 2007 R1200S motorcycles. During assembly, the final-drive assembly O-ring may not have been installed correctly. A leak may occur at the location of this O-ring which is near the rear brake disc. If a leak were to occur, oil could come into contact with the rear brake disc, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a new O-ring in the final-drive assembly. The recall is expected to begin during November 2006. 06V-399

Diamo USA (LS Motorsports) is recalling 674 MY 2004-2006 Diamo Velux motorcycles. Some motorcycles may have a cracked rubber fuel filler hose which could result in fuel leakage when refueling. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel filler hose. The recall is expected to begin during September 2006. This recall was the subject of a Preliminary Evaluation, PE06-032, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 06V-366

Yamaha is recalling 39, 000 MY 2004-2005 YZFRI , FZS600, MY 2003-2005 FJR1300, and MY 2002-2005 XV1700 motorcycles. An improperly designed throttle position sensor could cause an intermittently unstable idle while the engine is at idling speed when the motorcycle is stopped or during low-speed operations. The engine could stall as a result. If the engine stalls after the operator disengages the clutch in a low gear while riding, the rear tire might slip momentarily if the operator abruptly re-engages the clutch. This could result in a crash with injury or death. Dealers will replace the throttle position sensor free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 11, 2006. This recall was the subject of a Preliminary Evaluation, PE06-020, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 06V-371

Ducati is recalling 402 MY 2005 Monster 620 and Monster 620 Dark motorcycles. The fuel pump and ignition relays installed during production could be defective. This can cause the instrument panel to stop functioning and the engine to stop. If the engine stopped while the vehicle was being driven, it could increase the risk of a rash. Dealers will replace the fuel pump and ignition relays. The recall is expected to begin during October 2006. 06V-373

Polaris is recalling 2,523 MY 2001 Victory V92 motorcycles and 1999-2000 V92 motorcycles that received transmission replacement kits built in 200. The third gear can fail if an abnormal overload condition is experienced such as when shifting at high RPM, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a rear sprocket damper assembly free of charge. 06V-298

Big Dog is recalling 2,711 MY 2005 Bulldog, MY 2005-2006 Chopper, and Mastiff motorcycles. The ignition modules are oriented within the battery tray in a way that makes the ignition module susceptible to vibration. This susceptibility to vibration may contribute to a stalling condition that could occur without any prior warning and result in a crash. Dealers will install a new ignition module mounting system free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on August 25, 2006. 06V-301

Polaris is recalling 2,402 MY 2000 Victory V92 motorcycles equipped with a Gates drive belt system. The front sprocket may wear between the sprocket and its retaining nut, causing the front sprocket nut to loosen and fail to retain the sprocket. The front sprocket nut failure can result in transmission lockup, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the front sprocket assembly free of charge. 06V-303

Big Dog is recalling 2,101 MY 2005-2006 Mastiff, Chopper, MY 2005 Chopper DT, Bulldog, Pitbull, Ridgeback, and MY 2006 K-9 motorcycles. The electronic harness control (EHC) module can fail resulting in a total shut down of the vehicle's electronic power. This condition could occur without any prior warning and could result in a crash. Dealers will replace the EHC modules free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on September 15, 2006. 06V-305

Triumph is recalling 497 MY 2006 Sprint 1050, Sprint 1050 ABS, Speed Triple 1050 and Daytona 955I motorcycles. The anti-rotation stop bolt on the rear brake caliper may shear allowing the caliper to contact the swing arm. Damage to the rear brake caliper and swing arm could cause a loss of control of the motorcycle which could result in a crash or personal injury. Dealers will replace the stop bolt. The recall is expected to begin during August 2006. 06V-315

Buell is recalling 1,021 MY 2006 XB12X Ulysses motorcycles. These motorcycles may have been built with two issues that could compromise the sidestand's performance. Either the pivot bolt for the sidestand leg or the mounting bracket bolts could break, possibly without notice. If either of these failures occurs, the motorcycle could fall, possibly causing death or injury. Dealers will replace the sidestand assembly and fasteners. The recall is expected to begin during July 2006. 06V-245

Polaris is recalling 3,902 MY 2004-2005 Victory Kingpin and MY 2004 Vegas motorcycles. The welded joint on the shift lever shaft may fail causing the shift lever to become inoperable. If the weld fails, the operator cannot shift gears, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the shift lever shaft free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 28, 2006. 06V-258

Polaris is recalling 2,913 MY 2006 Victory Vegas, 8-Ball, Kingpin and Kingpin Deluxe motorcycle. The rear axle may crack or break at the retaining plate groove on the right side. Axle failure during operation could cause a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the rear axle free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 28, 2006. 06V-259

KYMCO is recalling 918 MY 2006-2007 Agility motorcycles. The mandatory engine stop switch on the right hand handlebar was not installed. This does not comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 123, 'Motorcycle Controls and Displays.' The operator will not be able to stop the engine from running by the fastest means possible in case of an emergency, increasing the risk of personal injury or a crash. Dealers will replace the engine stop switch free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during July 2006. 06V-269

Honda is recalling CBR600RR, VFR800/A, CB900F, RVT1000R, CBR1000RR, ST1300/A, ST1300/P, VTX1800R/S/N, VTX1800C/F, GL1800 Goldwing; and MY 2007 Honda Fit, CN250 Helix, VT600C/CD, VT750C, VT750DC Shadow Spirit, VT1100C, and VT1100C2 passenger vehicles and motorcycles. The owner's manuals contain incorrect contact information for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline. The language in the owner's manual is not in accordance with the current mandatory requirements. Honda will send a postcard to dealers and owners with the correct NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline information and with instructions to insert the card into the "Reporting Safety Defects" section of the owner's manual. The recall is expected to begin in early August 2006. 06V-270

Polaris is recalling 1,784 MY 2006 Victory Jackpot, Eightball, Kingpin, Kingpin Deluxe, And Vegas motorcycles. The fuel pump retainer clip may not be installed correctly. If the retainer clip fails, the fuel pump may not provide adequate fuel pressure, or the pump may fail entirely, which can cause poor performance or possible engine stalling, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a new fuel pump retainer clip free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 28, 2006. 06V-279

Harley-Davidson is recalling 9,506 MY 2004-2005 883R and 1200 motorcycles. Thefront master brake cylinder assembly had been built with inadequate lubrication on the secondary cup. This could cause the sliding resistance of the piston to be excessive, which in turn could cause the return of the piston to be slow upon release of the brake. The piston may not return completely. If this happens, the rear brake light could remain illuminated which could cause a crash or injuries. Dealers will rebuild the master cylinder. The recall is expected to begin on July 10, 2006. 06V-201

BMW is recalling 13,200 MY 2004-2006 R1200 GS, MY 2005-2006 K1200 S, MY 2005 R1200ST, MY 2006 R1200 RT and K1200 R motorcycles. Under rapid, repeated, and unusually harsh braking, loss of ABS capability could temporarily occur. Temporary loss of ABS braking could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will add a physical restriction, in the form of a banjo bolt with a flow restrictor to the brake line, and on certain models dealers will install new front brake disc of a slightly larger thickness free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May 2006. 06V-164

Irbit Motorworks is recalling 89 MY 2003-2005 Ural Retro and Retro Solo motorcycles equipped with hydraulic rear and/or sidecar brake systems. The brakes can overheat causing possible rear and/or sidecar wheel lock-up. Overheated brake systems will result in insufficient braking power. Wheel lock-up may result in a loss of control of the motorcycle which could result in a crash. Dealers will replace the rear and/or sidecar brake components free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May 2006. 06V-172

Kawasaki is recalling 2,167 MY 2006 ZX1400A6F motorcycles. The bolts holding the vehicle down sensor may come loose and allow the sensor to fall out of its mounting bracket. If the bolts loosen and the vehicle down sensor comes out of its bracket, the engine may stop during the vehicle operation creating the potential for a crash resulting in injury or death. Dealers will tighten the vehicle down sensor mounting bolts to the proper torque. 06V-184

BMW is recalling 64 MY 2006 R1200 GS, RT, GS, HP2 motorcycles. The clutch components could become loose while the motorcycle is being operated. If this happened, the components could exit through the engine casting increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install new clutch components free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during April 2006. 06V-104

Kawasaki is recalling 6,746 MY 2006 ZX1000D6F and ZX1000D6F/L (California specification) motorcycles. The bolt that attaches the steering damper body to the frame bracket may not have been tightened sufficiently during vehicle assembly. If the bolt loosens and backs out completely, the steering damper could inhibit free movement of the steering assembly causing a loss of steering control. This could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will tighten the steering damper bolt to the proper torque and inspect the damper movement. The recall is expected to begin on May 1, 2006. 06V-130

BMW is recalling 9,260 MY 2004-2006 R1200 GS, MY 2005-2006 R1200 RT and ST motorcycles. If certain procedures are performed that involves removal of the front left brake caliper, the ABS sensor cable can be routed incorrectly and when the caliper is reinstalled. The sensor cable can come into contact and rub against the front brake disk. Overtime, if the chafing becomes severe, it is possible to lose the ABS function. Loss of ABS function could increase the risk of a crash during certain riding conditions. Dealers will attach additional retaining clips free of charge to the ABS sensor cable, which will provide a more secure connection to the wheel carrier. The recall is expected to begin during April 2006. 06V-134

Triumph is recalling 33 MY 2006 Rocket motorcycles. The handle bar clamp bolts were not sufficiently tightened. The handle bars could loosen which could result in a crash or personal injury. Dealers will inspect the torque of the clamp bolts and tighten if necessary. The recall began on March 16, 2006. 06V-063

KTM is recalling 1,714 MY 2000-2003 LCA 400, LCA 640, and LC4 640 Enduro motorcycles. The front wheel spokes can become loose and break, causing further damage to adjacentcomponents. Such a failure of a front wheel spoke could possibly damage the tire's inner tube, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install clips to help secure a loose spoke tight to the next crossing spoke. The recall is expected to begin during April 2006. 06V-090

Polaris is recalling 574 MY 2006 Victory Jackpot, ANSS, and CNSS motorcycles for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 120, "Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles other than Passenger Cars." The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) decal located on the left front down tube of the frame incorrectly lists the gross axle weight rating (GAWR) for the front axle as 405 pounds. The correct GAWR for the front axle is 390 pounds. Incorrect data may lead to overloading of the front tire which could result in a tire blow out causing sudden loss of vehicle control and possibly a crash. Dealers will mail a corrective decal along with installation instructions to the owners of the involved motorcycles. The recall is expected to begin on March 1, 2006. 06V-059
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