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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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