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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Moto Guzzi V85 TT arrive two faults

Moto Guzzi V85 TT scores two faults

Moto Guzzi Australia has recalled the V85 TT adventure model over two faults in the company’s first recall in more than 26 months. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the two faults concern the shaft drive seal and the footpegs. It says the “rear drive oil seal may wear …

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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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BMW S 1000 RR less flab delivery

Recall delays BMW S 1000 RR delivery

Riders who have ordered a new BMW S 1000 RR will have a bit of a wait as the company finds a fix for a recall over an oil leak before delivery. We published the recall notice last month, but riders tell us they are still waiting on the delivery of bikes from Germany. BMW …

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Honda Grom Rack recall

Honda recall on Monkey rear rack

Honda Australia has recalled the rear carrier rack for their Monkey mini-motorcycle as it has insufficient strength to carry its maximum payload of 3kg. The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says the rear rack may crack and fall off if overloaded. It says it could possibly fall into the …

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BMW K 16 00 Grand America = F 850 GS

BMW recalls big tourers over locking wheel

BMW Motorrad Australia has recalled its big K 1600 touring fleet over a transmission issue which could result in a locking rear wheel. The 290 affected motorcycles are the 2016-19 K1600 GT (0F01/0F11); K1600 GTL (0F02/0F12); K1600 Bagger (0F51/0F53); and K1600 Grand America (0F51/0F53) Vehicle identification numbers of all affected bikes are listed at the end of this …

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Yamaha MT-07 missing sticker

Yamaha recall bikes over missing sticker

Yamaha Motor Australia has recalled 1193 MT-07 and XSR700 models for a missing exhaust noise compliance sticker.  The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says correct Stationary Noise Data labels were not fitted to these motorcycles in production. It is a requirement of the Australian Design Rule ADR 83 for the …

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Yamaha MT-03 masters of torque noisy leaks breaking

Yamaha recalls over leaks and gears

Yamaha Motor Australia has issued two recalls for their R3 and their MT-03 (above) for issues of radiator leaks and gear shift problems. In the radiator recall, some 4408 YZF-R3A bikes (made from 2015-18) and 1491 MT-03s (2016-18) have “insufficient hose material curing at manufacturing” that may lead to cracking in the radiator coolant hose. …

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Husqvarna and KTM recall over sticky throttle

Parents whose children ride a Husqvarna TC50 (above) or KTM 50 SX mini dirt bike should be aware that the new 2019 models are being recalled over an issue with a sticky throttle. Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) for the affected motorcycles are listed below. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says …

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Blackstone TEK Black Diamond carbon fibre wheels for Ducati GT1000 project spokes

Riders urged to check motorcycle spokes

Riders have been urged to check the spokes on their motorcycle wheels more frequently in the wake of one rider finding his badly handling bike had 10 loose spokes. The result of loose spokes can be poor handling and can cause rapid tyre deflation on tubeless tyres. Brisbane rider Mark Taylor says he had loose spokes …

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