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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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Honda CRF450L Motorcycle horn issue

Honda blows recall on horn dropping off

Honda Motorcycles Australia has recalled 1400 CFR450L dual-sport bikes over an issue with the horn dropping off! The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the horn bracket may fatigue and fracture “due to insufficient strength and riding vibrations”. “If the horn bracket fractures, the horn may detach and …

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BMW S 1000 RR slims down oil leaks

Oil leaks prompt BMW S 1000 RR recall

Oil leaks from cracks in the rubber hose of the BMW S 1000 RR’s oil cooler have prompted an Australian recall on the 2019 model. The official notice from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the oil leak may spray on to the rear wheel of the motorcycle “increasing the risk of an accident …

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Moto Guzzi MGX-21 dragging front brake

Dragging front brake forces recall

Aprilia and Moto Guzzi have recalled 197 bikes over an issue with a dragging front brake. The issue affects the following bikes made between 2015 and 2019 (Vehicle Identification Numbers of bikes are included at the end of this article): Aprilia Shiver 750/900 Dorsoduro 750/900 Mana 850 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring California 1400 Touring …

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BMW G 310 R top seller build small sub rusty brakes

BMW G 310, C 400 recall on rusty brakes

BMW Motorrad Australia is recalling Indian-made G 310 motorcycles and new C 400 scooters over a problem with rusty brakes. In an unusual official recall, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, BMW blames road surface conditions for the problem. “Due to road treatment conditions, such as aggressive salt types or significant usage, surface corrosion …

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Second recall for Harley-Davidson saddlebags

Harley-Davidson Australia has again issued a recall over the possibility of their saddlebags falling off. In 2015 they issued a recall for their Touring models because the standard saddlebags could fall off. It was unfortunately too late for me as we lost the right saddlebag off a Road King while touring in New Zealand. Thankfully …

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Suzuki Burgman 200 scooter

Suzuki Burgman 200 scooters recalled

Suzuki Australia has recalled their 2017-19 Burgman 200 scooters over an issue with the CVT face plate which can prevent the scooter from moving. The official recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the fault is with the face plate on the Continuously Variable Transmission. It may have moved, due to …

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Yamaha SR400 recalled

Yamaha SR400 recalled over oil leak

Yamaha Motor Australia has recalled 358 retro SR400 bikes over a possible oil leak which could pose a hazard to riders and other road users. The official voluntary safety recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the engine hose may be incorrectly installed, resulting in oil leaks. “The engine hose may leak …

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hydraulic clutch Harley-Davidson recall

Harley-Davidson issues 5th hydraulic clutch recall

Harley-Davidson is issuing its fifth recall since 2013 for a hydraulic clutch problem that affects about 238,300 motorcycles worldwide and 3695 in Australia. This latest voluntary safety recall is for all 2017 and 2018 Touring, Trike and CVO Touring models, as well as some 2017 Softails. Affected Harleys 2017 Touring, Trike, CVO Touring models built …

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Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L main stand

Honda Africa Twin main stand recall

Honda Australia has recalled their CRF1000 Africa Twin adventure motorcycle’s accessory main stand kit which could come loose and fall off. The official recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says that due to “improper heat treatment during manufacture”, the retaining circlip may become brittle and break. “If the circlip breaks, the main …

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