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Continental Announces Voluntary Motorcycle Tire Safety Recall Program in U.S. and Canada


Safety recall program on ContiMotion MC tires on Honda Gold Wing 1800 rear wheel
Overloading and/or under-inflation may lead to loss of tire pressure
Program involves 1,700 MC tires worldwide sold in 2011 and 2012 primarily in U.S.

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Continental today announced a voluntary recall program involving approximately 1,700 motorcycle tires 180/60R16 M/C 74H ContiMotion. Market feedback indicates that under certain service conditions these tires may experience uneven wear, groove cracking and in some cases belt lift, which can lead to a loss of inflation pressure and a potential loss of control that could lead to an accident. These service conditions have been observed with Honda Gold Wing 1800 motorcycles rear tire fitment, particularly under conditions of overloading and/or under-inflation. Continental has not received any reports about accidents resulting from this condition.

The affected tires were sold in the replacement market in 2011 and 2012, primarily in the United States. Small quantities were also sold in other markets including Canada where 13 tires were sold.

The tires are identified by the DOT serial numbers H60LJJE5110 through H60LJJE3811.

Continental started to notify the respective national safety authorities, such as Transport Canada on January 18, 2013.

Continental is in communication with its motorcycle tire distributors and dealers to identify consumers who purchased affected tires. Identified tire owners will be promptly notified and informed about the details of the voluntary recall program.

Consumers seeking more information, including instructions for identifying affected tires, are invited to visit Continental's Web site http://continentaltire.custhelp.com for more information.


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Honda NC700S and NC700X recalled


2012 Honda NC700S, NC700X recall

Transport Canada Recall # 2012308
Recall Date 2012/09/18
System Powertrain
Manufacturer Recall Number: 2012308
Units Affected: 440

Recall Details:

Some motorcycles may be equipped with drive chains that contain improperly heat-treated outer drive plates that may break during use. If a chain outer drive plate were to break, the motorcycle could unexpectedly lose driving force, increasing the risk of a crash causing personal injury and/or property damage. Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the drive chain.



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Safety Recalls - Kawasaki

Here's the latest recall listed for Kawasaki on the Transport Canada Road Safety Recalls Database:

Transport Canada Recall # 2012086

On certain motorcycles, the voltage regulator can overheat, causing uncontrolled current output which can provide insufficient charge to the battery. This can cause engine stalling and/or an inability to start the engine. Engine stalling would result in lost vehicle propulsion which, in conjunction with traffic and road condition, and the rider's reactions, could increase the risk of a crash causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will replace the voltage regulator.

Units Affected: 1,347

Models affected:

Kawasaki NINJA ZX-10R: 2008, 2009, 2010
Kawasaki NINJA ZX-6R: 2009, 2010, 2011



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Transport Canada Safety Recalls

Here's some information from the Transport Canada Road Safety Recalls Database. The latest round of recalls:

Make: BMW
Model: R1200GS ADVENTURE
Model Years Affected: 2006, 2007

Recall Date: 2010/06/25
Units Affected: 247

Transport Canada Recall # 2010207

Recall Details

On certain motorcycles, the nuts on the fuel tank front attachment bolts can work themselves loose, allowing the bolts to slip toward the inboard side and come into contact with the fork leg if the handlebar is turned a significant amount. This situation could limit the travel range of the handlebars, affect the handling and maneuverability of the motorcycle, and increases the risk of a crash causing property damage, personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will inspect and repair affected vehicles as required.

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Transport Canada - Latest Recalls

BMW R1200RTP (that's the police edition)
Year(s): 2007, 2008, 2009
Recall Date: 2009/09/17

System:
Brakes
Transport Canada Recall # 2009272
Units Affected: 51

Recall Details:


On certain motorcycles, vibrations that occur while riding could cause the front brake lines to develop leaks, allowing brake fluid to escape. Brake fluid leakage could eventually result in a loss of front braking capability, which could cause a vehicle crash with personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will replace the front brake hoses with updated versions.

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BMW R1200GS
Year(S): 2007, 2008, 2009
Recall Date: 2009/09/17

System:
Electrical
Transport Canada Recall # 2009268
Units Affected: 469

Recall Details:

On certain motorcycles, the fuel pump control unit may be subject to water intrusion which, in time, will cause it to fail. Engine stalling would result in lost propulsion which, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and the rider's reactions, could increase the risk of a crash. Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the fuel pump control unit.

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Ducati DESMOSEDICI RR
Year(S): 2008
Recall Date: 2009/09/25

System: Other
Transport Canada Recall # 2009276
Units Affected: 29

Recall Details:

On certain motorcycles, the design of the seat tail guard may not allow enough clearance for the exhaust system. This could result in a vehicle fire causing property damage, personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will replace the seat tail guard with an updated version.

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Ducati
Models: 2010 F1098S Streetfighter, 2009 1198S, 2009 1098R
Recall Date: 2009/09/25

System: Fuel Supply
Transport Canada Recall # 2009274
Units Affected: 84

Recall Details:

On certain motorcycles, a fuel hose may become disconnected from the fuel pump assembly. Any loss of fuel pressure would cause engine stalling which, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and the rider's reactions, could increase the risk of a crash. Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if required, replace and reposition the fuel hose retaining clamp.

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Ducati F1098S Streetfighter
Year: 2010
Recall Date: 2009/09/25

System: Electrical
Transport Canada Recall # 2009275
Units Affected: 25

Recall Details:

On certain motorcycles, improper tightening of the Engine Control Unit (ECU) ground screw during vehicle assembly could cause intermittent erratic operation and engine stalling. Engine stalling would result in lost propulsion which, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and the rider's reactions, could increase the risk of a crash. Correction: Dealers will tighten the ECU ground screw.

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Transport Canada - latest motorcycle recalls

Manufacturer: HARLEY-DAVIDSON
Year: 2009
Model: SCREAMIN EAGLE ROAD GLIDE - FLTRSE3

Transport Canada Recall # 2009224
Recall Date: 2009/07/22
Units affected: 177


Recall details: Certain motorcycles may have been assembled with an incorrectly manufactured rear wheel. The wheel could crack and fail during use, which could result in a vehicle crash causing personal injury or death. Certain wheel assemblies, sold over-the-counter as accessory parts, are also involved. Correction: Dealers will remove the rear wheel and inspect the manufacturer's code. Wheels that are marked with the code "R1" or "R2" will be replaced.

Manufacturer: Honda
Year: 2007-2009
Model: CBR125

Transport Canada Recall # 2009230
Recall Date: 2009/08/05
Units affected: 6,613

Recall details: Certain motorcycles fail to comply with the requirements of CMVSS 108 - Lighting System and Retroreflective Devices. The headlight lens does not have the DOT marking required by the Standard. Correction: As the lamp meets all the photometric and environmental requirements of the Standard, and thereby does not pose any risk to safety, no corrective action will be taken.


Manufacturer: Piaggio
Year: X9 (2005 2006 2007), BV500 (2006 2007 2008)
Model: X9, BV500

Transport Canada Recall #
Recall Date: 2009/07/16
Units affected: 154

Recall details: On certain scooters, the fuel hose located between the fuel pump and the fuel filter may have been improperly fastened during vehicle assembly. A loose connection could cause a drop in, or loss of, fuel pressure to the engine. Engine stalling would result in lost propulsion which, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and the rider's reactions, could increase the risk of a crash. Correction: Dealers will replace the section of fuel hose between the fuel pump and fuel filter.


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Transport Canada - latest motorcycle recalls

Transport Canada posted a recall affecting Yamaha BWS 125's on April 20th/09. Here's all the details:

*Update - We added details of a Ducati 696 recall that we didn't catch when it was released. Details below!

Make, Model, Model Year(s) Affected: YAMAHA, BWS 125, 2009

Transport Canada Recall # 2009115
Recall Date: 2009/04/20
System: Lights And Instruments
Units Affected: 380

Recall Details:


On certain scooters, the taillight bulb does not meet the regulation standards for intensity of illumination for the brake lamp.

A brake lamp which isn't as bright as required could result in following road users being unaware of the driver's intentions, as well as reducing vehicle conspicuity during hours of darkness.

This could result in a vehicle crash causing personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will replace the taillight bulb.

Make, Model, Model Year(s) Affected: Ducati, Monster 696, 2009

Transport Canada Recall # 2009089
Recall Date: 2009/03/26
System: Electrical
Units Affected: 240

Recall Details:

On certain motorcycles, the main wiring harness may contact the vertical cylinder head and become damaged. This could result in a loss of vehicle lighting and/or degradation of engine performance. Failure of the lighting system may result in the following road users being unaware of the rider's intentions, as well as reducing vehicle conspicuity during hours of darkness. This could result in a vehicle crash causing personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will reposition the wiring harness.

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Transport Canada - latest motorcycle recalls

Transport Canada has been busy the last few days with several recall notices published for a few different manufacturers. If you own a BMW and you've been on some web forums you've probably heard rumors of the BMW recall but now it's officially in Transport Canada's database.

Here's all the details -

Make, Model, Year Affected: Triumph, ROCKET III CLASSIC TOURING, 2008 2009
Transport Canada Recall # 2009107
Recall Date: 2009/04/14
Units affected: 47

Details:

On certain motorcycles, the tires may experience a torque-induced degradation in a body ply. The degradation may result in inner-liner cracking that may lead to a slow leak in the rear tire. Loss of air pressure could cause the rider to lose vehicle control, which may result in property damage, personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace both tires.

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Make, Model Year Affected: Buell 1125R 2008, Buell XB12R 2009, Buell XB12SCG 2009
Transport Canada Recall # 2009111
Recall Date: 2009/04/15
Units affected: 271

Details:

On certain motorcycles, the front brake line may contact the front tire. The resultant chafe damage could create a hole in the line. Brake fluid leakage could ultimately result in loss of front braking capability which, depending on traffic conditions and the rider's reactions, could result in a crash causing personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will re-route the front brake line.

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Make, Model, Year Affected: BMW, F800GS, 2009
Transport Canada Recall # 2009112
Recall Date: 2009/04/16
Units affected: 105

Details:

On certain motorcycles, the front wheel quick-release axle may not have been manufactured to specifications. The quick-release axle might be of reduced wall thickness which, under severe loads (off-roading, for example), could cause the axle to break. This could result in a vehicle crash causing property damage, personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will replace the quick-release axle.

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Kawaski KLR 650 recalls

Looks like there's two recent recalls on the big thumper from Kawasaki. Both recalls on the Kawasaki KLR 650 were issued on March 3, 2009 and are separate issues. It seems to affect the exact same number of units though.

Further details below:


KAWASAKI KLR650
Transport Canada Recall # 2009069
Model Years affected: 2008, 2009
System: Electrical
Manufacturer Recall Number: MC09-04
Units Affected:   3,247

Recall Details

On certain motorcycles, the main wiring harness can chafe against the frame, causing the engine to stop running. Engine stalling would result in lost propulsion which, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and the rider's reactions, could increase the risk of a crash. 

Correction: Dealers will reinforce and reroute the main wiring harness. 

KAWASAKI KLR650
Transport Canada Recall # 2009068
Model Years affected: 2008, 2009
System: Other
Manufacturer Recall Number: MC09-03
Units Affected:   3,247

Recall Details

On certain motorcycles, the muffler mount bolts could loosen due to heat expansion of the exhaust pipe and vibration. Should the bolts loosen completely, the muffler could separate from the motorcycle, which could result in a vehicle crash causing personal injury or death. 

Correction: Dealers will remove the paint from the muffler mount tabs and replace the mount bolts, nuts, washers and gasket. 

Source: Thanks to CMGonline for the heads up on the recall.

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Latest Recalls from Transport Canada

Here's the most recent recalls from Transport Canada. They affect models by Aprilia and Yamaha. The Yamaha model affected is the Trailway 200; more commonly known as a TW 200.

The person writing the Aprilia recall must have had a thesaurus nearby: "could cause a litany of drivability concerns." My dictionary gives "a repetive series" as an alternate for litany. However you say it, sounds like it's something you should get fixed ASAP.


Transport Canada Recall # 2009064
Recall Date: 2009/03/02
Notification Type: Safety Mfr
System: Emissions
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected: 276
Make: APRILIA
Model SCARABEO 200

Model Year(s) Affected: 2008, 2009

Recall Details:

On certain scooters, should the fuel tank be overfilled, or the motorcycle be tipped-over on it's side, raw fuel may be allowed to enter the hoses of the evaporative emissions system. This could cause a litany of drivability concerns including: difficulty starting, random stalling, low power, reduced top speed, float bowl overflowing, etc. Engine stalling would result in lost propulsion which, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and the rider's reactions, could increase the risk of a crash. Correction: Dealers will re-route emission system hoses and replace the "Hose Routing Diagram" sticker.

Transport Canada Recall # 2009066
Recall Date: 2009/03/02
Notification Type: Safety Mfr
System: Suspension
Manufacturer Recall Number: M09-045
Units Affected: 1,948
Category: Motorcycle
Make: YAMAHA
Model: TRAILWAY 200

Model Year(S) Affected: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Recall Details:
On certain motorcycles, the rear shock absorber lower mounting boss could fail. Should this occur while underway, the shock assembly could detach, allowing the rear suspension to completely sag, possibly resulting in a loss of vehicle control and a crash causing personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will replace the rear shock assembly with an updated version.

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