Rider alert on latest safety recalls

2014 Ducati Diavel safety recall

Three motorcycle companies have issued voluntary safety recalls in the past week for issues involving number plate holders, headlight wires and clutch cables.

All safety recalls are voluntary and proactive, which means they have been issued before any problems arise and are in line with worldwide recalls.

Ducati Motor Holding has recalled 1082 specific VIN numbers of Diavels since 2011 up to the current model for a defect in the number plate holder subframe which may develop cracks over time and fall off. Ducati is sending letters to owners affected or owners can contact their dealer to see if their VIN is affected. A new subframe will be fitted free of cost

Yamaha has also sent letters to owners of 690 bikes with frame numbers from RN294000003 to RN294001074 over a problem with the headlight wire.

Apparently it’s too short and when the handlebars are turned the wire could stretch and become disconnected or break.

Trike Harley Tri Glide freewheeler safety recall
Harley Tri Glide

Meanwhile, Harley Davidson has extended its recall over faulty clutches to certain 2014 Touring models, Trikes and CVO Softails. Models affected are 2014 FLHTCU, FLHTCU TC, FLHTK, FLHTK SHRINE, FLHTP, FLHX, FLHX SHRINE, FLHXS, FLHTKSE, FLHRSE, FLHTCUTG, FLSTNSE and FXSBSE built 22/03/2013 to 18/07/2014 (US) and 25/03/2013 to 20/08/2014 (outside US).

These motorcycles may develop a tear in the primary cup (seal) of their hydraulic clutch master cylinder piston, causing the bike to creep forward when stopped with the bike in gear and the clutch engaged.

Harley is also sending letters to affected owners and will replace for free the clutch master cylinder piston assembly with replacement components provided in a kit specifically for this recall.

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