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Transport Canada - latest motorcycle recalls

Chironex - Recalls (Chironex toll-free number 877-420-0162)
Recall Date: 2009/05/29

Model(s): LEGEND 300
Years affected: 2008
Transport Canada Recall # 2009159
Units Affected: 88

Recall Details:
On certain scooters, the front shocks may fail. This could cause a loss of vehicle control and a crash resulting in property damage, personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will replace the front shocks with updated versions.

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Model(s): LEGEND 150, LEGEND 300
Years affected: 2008
Transport Canada Recall # 2009158
Units Affected: 114

Recall Details:
On certain scooters, the upper and lower steering head bearings may suffer premature wear resulting in severe looseness in the steering. This could cause a loss of vehicle control and a crash resulting in property damage, personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will replace the upper and lower steering head bearings with update versions.

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Model(s): LEGEND 300
Years affected: 2008
Transport Canada Recall # 2009157
Units Affected: 88

Recall Details:
On certain scooters, the coupling that connects the carburetor with the intake manifold may become loose and separate. This could cause the engine to stall, thereby resulting in a loss of propulsion which, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and the rider's reactions, could increase the risk of a crash causing personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will replace the coupling with an updated version.

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Model(s): LEGEND 150, LEGEND 300
Years affected: 2008
Transport Canada Recall # 2009156
Units Affected: 114

Recall Details:
On certain scooters, the handlebar mounting bracket (which joins the handlebar to the steering post) may become loose. Should the bracket completely separate from the steering post it would cause a loss of steering control, which could result in a vehicle crash causing property damage, personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will replace the handlebar mounting bracket with an update version.

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Ducati - Model(s): 1098R, 1198S, Streetfighter

Transport Canada Recall # 2009162
Recall Date: 2009/05/29
Units Affected: 577

Recall Details:
On certain motorcycles, the front axle mount on the right fork may be cracked or deformed. Any damage to the fork may lead to loss of functionality of the steering and suspension systems, which could result in a crash causing property damage, personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the right fork.

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Kawasaki - Model(s): Versys (KLE650)

Transport Canada Recall # 2009142
Model Year(s) Affected: 2008, 2009
Units Affected: 447
Recall Date: 2009/05/19

Recall Details:
Certain motorcycles equipped with Kawasaki genuine accessory saddlebags may not comply with CMVSS 108 - Lighting System and Retroreflective Devices. When the saddlebags are installed, the rear reflectors become obscured. This could render the vehicle less visible to other motorists during hours of darkness, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash causing personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will install reflectors to the side of each accessory saddlebag.
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KTM - 300 XC-W, 690 DUKE, 690 SMC (Contact # 450-414-4451)

Transport Canada Recall # 2009161
Model Year(s) Affected: 2009
Units Affected: 90
Recall Date: 2009/05/29

Recall Details:
On certain motorcycles, the front fork inner tubes may develop cracks. This could allow the fork tubes to separate from the fork axle clamps. Should separation occur, it could lead to a vehicle crash causing property damage, personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace both front fork tube assemblies.

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Harley Davidson - Models: CVO SOFTAIL SPRINGER - FXSTSSE, SOFTAIL CROSS BONES - FLSTSB
Transport Canada Recall # 2009171
Model Year(s) Affected: 2008, 2009
Recall Date: 2009/06/05
Units Affected: 851

Recall Details:
On certain motorcycles, the acorn stud at the brake reaction link may fall out during vehicle use. If this occurs, the front brake and fender assembly would no longer be adequately retained. The fender may rotate forward to the ground and cause an interference problem between the front tire and the ground surface. This could lead to a vehicle crash causing property damage, personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will replace the existing acorn stud with a the new acorn stud and retaining clip.


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