Indian Chiefs comfortable secret failure

2014 Indians recalled over light failure

Indian Motorcycle Australia has recalled the 2014 Chief, Chief Vintage and Chieftain over a failure with the headlights cutting out. The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the electrical defect “may cause unexpected loss of forward lighting, including high and low beam headlights and fog lights”. “If this occurs, the …

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2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 recall notice

Yamaha R3 on 11th recall notice

Yamaha Motor Australia has issued a second recall notice in a matter of days on the learner-approved 2019 YZF-R3A in what is now its 11th recall since 2015. Both new issues revolve around separate causes for a break in the front brake hose. The first recall on Friday, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, …

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2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 fault

Yamaha recall R3 over brake fault

Yamaha Motor Australia has issued an immediate safety recall of its learner-approved 2019 YZF-R3A over a fault with the front brake hose. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the bracket supporting the front brake hose may dislodge. It says this could cause “friction between the brake hose and the …

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Another recall over faulty motorcycle stands

The second recall this week over faulty stands seems to point to a failing among modern motorcycle side and centre stands that are lightweight and flimsy. Earlier this week, the Triumph Thruxton was recalled over a side stand spring that can break off and cause the engine to stall. Now Yamaha has recalled 78 of …

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Triumph Thruxtons and Rocket TFC

Triumph recalls Thruxtons over side stand

Almost two months after a global recall on Thruxtons over side stand spring issues, the official notice has been posted in Australia. A spokesman for the Australian distributor, Peter Stevens Importers, confirmed in late January that Australian bikes were affected. They said customers were being contacted “as information comes to hand”. The Australian Competition and Consumer …

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Suzuki UK110 horn recall

Suzuki UK110 scooter horn recall

Suzuki Australia is recalling its more than 2000 UK110 scooters over an issue that could cause the horn to fail. The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, says the improper plating on the moveable contacts on the horn and starter switch, if continuously used, can allow dust or water to enter …

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Big drop in 2019 motorcycle recalls

There was a big drop in the number of safety recalls for motorcycles in 2019. In fact, with 27 motorcycle recalls, it was the lowest number in seven years. That compares with last year’s 37 motorcycle recalls, the second highest number of recalls in the previous 10 years: 28 in 2017, 39 in 2016, 30 in 2015, 28 …

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Indian FTR 1200 Race Replica discounts

Major Indian recall on engine stall issue

The engine in most new models of Indian, including the new FTR 1200, could suddenly stall due to a defect in the 10 amp circuit breakers. Indian Motorcycle Australia has joined a global recall by issuing a voluntary recall on 465 motorcycles through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. It says the defective circuit breaker “may cause …

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Avon Cobra 50R16 Motorcycle Tyres

Avon Cobra motorcycle tyres recalled

Riders with Avon Cobra Chrome 240/50R16 rear tyres on their bikes should avoid “driving at high speeds” as the tyres could suddenly deflate. Importers Cooper Tire and Rubber Company have issued a voluntary recall through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The official notice says the tyres “may have thin innerliner gauge that could develop …

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Recalls

Four motorcycle safety recalls in five days

Recalls on 161 Triumph Speed Triple S and R models and O’Neal helmets are the third and fourth motorcycle-related safety recalls over the past five days. It could be coincidence or it could be the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission getting recalls out of the way before a Christmas sojourn. Anyway, with just two weeks …

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