Biggest selling postie bike recalled

The biggest-selling bike in Australia, the Honda NBC110 or postie bike, has been recalled over a defective fuel pump which could cause a breakdown. To check whether your postie bike is affect ted, check these VIN numbers: NBC110UY (MY 2013): LTMJA23U*D5000201 to LTMJA23U*D5003983 NBC110UY (MY 2015): LTLJA23U*F3000003 to LTLJA23U*F3002038 Let’s hope the recall doesn’t affect …

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KTM recalls dirt bikes over brakes

KTM Australia has recalled most of their 2017 dirt bikes over hand brake cylinders with defective machining. A day later, Husqvarna issued the same recall for the same brake issue. The recall notice says the fault could lead to “early wear of the sealing cup in the hand brake cylinder, thus leading to impaired braking performance”. “Impaired braking …

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Honda recalls PCX scooters

Honda Australia has issued a safety recall on their PCX 125 and PCX 150 scooters over an issue with the top box falling off. In the recall issued through the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission, Honda says the rear locking hook on the top box mounting kit “may deteriorate due to general road usage and constant bumping, …

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Honda Forza scooter recalled

 Honda Australia has recalled its NSS300 Forza scooter over an engine stalling issue. In the official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the defect is described as a manufacturing fault in the material of the fuel pump inlet cover which may cause it to swell and prevent the pump impeller from operating. “If …

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Are vehicle safety recalls strict enough?

In America, the authorities have ordered mandatory vehicle safety recalls to fix faults, but there has never been a mandatory safety recall for a vehicle in Australia. Instead, the Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development seems confident that manufacturers identify faults “through their own quality assurance processes”. Perhaps it’s time the department got tougher on safety …

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Kawasaki Z125 Pro

Kawasaki Z125 Pro in shock recall

Kawasaki has issued a global recall for its pocket-sized, adult-fun Z125 Pro motorcycle over a leaking shock problem. The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission voluntary recall says the sealing performance of the oil seal of the rear shock absorber “may be insufficient due to using improper grease during the shock absorber manufacturing process”. “The rear shock absorber …

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2016 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim S FLSS

Fourth recall for hydraulic clutch

Harley-Davidson Australia has issued its fourth voluntarily recall over a hydraulic clutch issue where it fails to disengage, but this time it affects only about 1% of certain 2016 Touring and Softail models. The hydraulic clutch was introduced in the Rushmore Project Touring models in 2013 and later to several Softail models. In all recalls, HD has …

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Aprilia Tuono

Aprilia recalls bikes over brake failure

Australian Aprilia importers John Sample Automotive have issued a voluntary recall on their Dorsoduro 750/1200, Caponord and Tuono V4 1000/1100 motorcycles over a brake issue. The notice says the dust gaiter/push-rod assembly in the brake master cylinder is defective. “The motorcycle may require longer than normal stopping distance. This could cause an accident, possibly injuring …

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Honda CB300F

Honda recalls 300s over engine failure

Honda Australia has again recalled the learner-approved CB300F naked and CBR300R sport models, this time over a possible engine failure. The voluntary Australian Consumer and Competition Commission safety recall notice states: “Due to incorrect Quality Control during the manufacturing process, the engine crankshaft bearings may fail and cause the engine to stop suddenly and be unable to …

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