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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 High Beam indicator will flash on the gauge cluster,” it says.

“If the motorcycle lighting malfunctions while in operation, it may reduce visibility and increase the risk of an accident or injury to the rider or other road users.”

Owners are urged to “avoid riding at night or in low light conditions until their motorcycle has been repaired”.

Indian Chieftain2014 Indian Chieftain

Light failure

That might not be an issue given the current ever-tightening restrictions on riding during the pandemic.

Riders are asked to contact their authorised Indian Motorcycle dealer to schedule an appointment to have the failure fixed, free of charge.

“Do not attempt repairs yourself,” the notice warns.

“Repairs must be done only by an authorised Indian Motorcycle dealer.”

For any questions or concerns, please contact the Indian Motorcycle Customer Service Department on 03 9394 5610 between 8.30am and 4.30pm EST Monday to Friday, excluding Victorian public holidays.

Indian Chief Vintage

Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia

• USA

• New Zealand

• Canada

VINs of affected Indian bikes

56KCCVAA6E3318875 56KTCAAA5E3313031 56KCCVAA3E3314881 56KCCVAA0E3318774
56KCCVAA7E3313491 56KCCCAA4E3313467 56KCCVAA9E3313699 56KTCAAA1E3311132
56KTCAAA6E3311174 56KCCCAA1E3314754 56KCCCAA1E3311448 56KTCAAA2E3311253
56KTCAAA5E3000111 56KTCAAAXE3311162 56KCCVAA6E3313529 56KTCAAA2E3311172
56KCCVAA3E3313343 56KTCAAA9E3311427 56KCCCAA3E3313881 56KCCCAA8E3311446
56KCCVAA4E3318017 56KCCVAA3E3313763 56KCCVAAXE3000094 56KTCAAA2E3313598
56KCCCAA8E3311818 56KCCCAA7E3311244 56KTCAAA1E3313138 56KCCCAA5E3313817
56KTCAAA0E3311168 56KTCAAA1E3313768 56KCCCAA6E3313812 56KCCCAA0E3313661
56KCCVAA2E3313821 56KCCCAA1E3318142 56KCCVAA6E3318617 56KCCVAA6E3311506
56KCCVAA0E3313770 56KCCVAA3E3313309 56KCCVAA7E3315080 56KTCAAA3E3313335
56KCCVAA0E3313607 56KTCAAA0E3311154 56KCCCAA9E3312959 56KCCCAA5E3313896
56KCCCAAXE3313487 56KTCAAA7E3313337 56KCCVAA5E3313134 56KCCVAA5E3311240
56KCCVAA0E3318645 56KCCVAA5E3313182 56KCCVAA1E3313664 56KCCCAA6E3311252
56KTCAAA6E3313765 56KCCVAA9E3313444 56KCCCAA5E3312862 56KCCCAA8E3313150
56KCCVAA4E3313707 56KCCCAA5E3311436 56KCCVAA3E3313861 56KCCCAA5E3311453
56KTCAAA2E3311432 56KCCVAAXE3313856 56KCCVAA8E3314150 56KCCVAA9E3313766
56KCCCAA8E3313858 56KCCCAA9E3313531 56KCCVAA8E3311457 56KCCVAA3E3318834
56KCCVAA8E3311250 56KCCVAA4E3313805 56KCCCAA7E3313057 56KCCCAA0E3314115
56KCCVAAXE3313114 56KTCAAA8E3311158 56KCCVAA1E3313180 56KCCVAA0E3311517
56KCCCAA3E3313511 56KCCVAA7E3313717 56KCCCAA7E3314757 56KCCCAA1E3318044
56KCCVAA6E3311439 56KCCVAA7E3313619 56KCCCAA4E3000077 56KCCVAA7E3318058
56KCCVAA6E3319105 56KCCVAA1E3313907 56KTCAAA6E3311160 56KCCVAA3E3313908
56KCCCAA5E3000086 56KCCVAA0E3312960 56KCCCAAXE3316731 56KCCVAA4E3311066
56KCCVAA5E3313912 56KTCAAA7E3310406 56KCCCAA3E3313301 56KCCVAA2E3311485
56KCCVAA4E3313402 56KCCVAA6E3312980 56KTCAAA0E3311476 56KTCAAAXE3311128
56KTCAAA2E3313570 56KCCVAA8E3313466 56KCCVAA0E3311078 56KCCVAA7E3318643
56KCCVAA0E3319097 56KCCVAA7E3313913 56KCCVAA7E3313667 56KCCVAA3E3313178
56KCCVAA9E3314111 56KCCCAA7E3314242 56KCCCAA5E3312909 56KCCCAA0E3313787
56KCCCAA1E3313863 56KCCVAA2E3313494 56KCCVAA0E3318872 56KCCVAA0E3313199
56KTCAAAXE3311470 56KCCCAA9E3313349 56KCCCAA3E3312763 56KCCCAA3E3313606
56KTCAAA4E3311156 56KCCVAA0E3313669 56KTCAAA2E3311124 56KCCVAA6E3318942
56KCCVAA6E3318830 56KCCVAA2E3317142 56KCCCAA4E3314103 56KCCVAA5E3311514
56KCCVAA0E3313302 56KCCCAA7E3312829 56KCCVAA4E3311228 56KCCCAA0E3311456
56KCCVAA4E3313755 56KCCVAA6E3313594 56KCCVAA8E3313001 56KCCVAA9E3311080
56KCCVAA2E3314290 56KCCCAA3E3313802 56KCCVAA3E3314315 56KCCVAA5E3318947
56KCCCAAXE3313005 56KCCVAA8E3313614 56KCCVAA8E3311507 56KCCCAA3E3311449
56KTCAAA8E3311452 56KCCVAA6E3311084 56KTCAAA1E3311177 56KCCCAA3E3314707
56KCCVAA3E3313813 56KTCAAAXE3310545 56KCCCAA4E3313601 56KCCCAA0E3313739
56KTCAAA9E3311170 56KCCVAA2E3312975 56KCCCAA7E3317951 56KTCAAA0E3318668
56KCCVAA2E3318937 56KCCCAA7E3311096 56KCCVAAXE3313288 56KCCVAA1E3313714
56KCCVAA0E3313798 56KCCVAA7E3312910 56KCCCAA8E3316369 56KCCCAA6E3311462
56KCCCAA7E3311812 56KCCVAA8E3311068 56KTCAAAXE3313493 56KCCCAA3E3316506
56KCCVAA6E3311036 56KCCCAA3E3313007 56KCCCAA8E3311477 56KCCVAA9E3319079
56KTCAAA0E3313762 56KCCVAA3E3311236 56KTCAAA1E3311437 56KCCCAA2E3313807
56KTCAAA3E3311505 56KCCVAA4E3311102 56KCCVAA7E3312826 56KCCVAA4E3318535
56KTCAAA9E3318779 56KCCCAA7E3313656 56KCCVAAXE3313341 56KCCVAA0E3315034
56KCCVAA4E3318647 56KTCAAA9E3311430 56KCCCAA0E3313269 56KCCCAA3E3311628
56KCCCAA5E3311064 56KCCVAA1E3313132 56KTCAAA5E3311148 56KCCCAA1E3313118
56KTCAAA6E3311482 56KCCVAA2E3313916 56KCCVAA9E3312746 56KCCVAAXE3311511
56KTCAAA4E3313277 56KCCVAA5E3318611 56KCCCAA4E3314098 56KCCVAA1E3311056
56KCCCAA7E3313561 56KCCVAA1E3313129 56KCCCAA0E3313417 56KCCVAA9E3313489
56KCCCAAXE3312968 56KCCVAA7E3318917 56KCCCAAXE3311108 56KCCCAA9E3316428
56KCCVAA1E3311090 56KCCCAA4E3311248 56KCCVAA3E3313617 56KCCCAA0E3313482
56KCCCAA7E3311230 56KCCCAA3E3314237 56KCCCAA8E3318106 56KCCCAA5E3313848
56KCCVAA9E3311516 56KCCVAA4E3313562 56KCCVAA5E3313344 56KCCCAA1E3313295
56KTCAAA5E3311179 56KCCVAA7E3313815 56KCCCAA4E3313002 56KCCCAA5E3313204
56KCCCAA9E3311486 56KCCVAA4E3311116 56KCCVAA6E3311098 56KCCVAA0E3312957
56KCCVAA6E3318732 56KCCVAA1E3318931 56KCCVAA2E3311504 56KCCCAA7E3316279
56KCCVAA8E3311491 56KCCVAA8E3313757 56KCCVAA2E3312913 56KCCCAAXE3312856
56KCCCAAXE3314090 56KTCAAA8E3313668 56KCCVAA0E3319133 56KCCCAA5E3316376
56KCCCAA9E3313397 56KTCAAA5E3313028 56KCCCAA8E3311589 56KCCCAA4E3314151
56KTCAAA4E3313568 56KCCCAA6E3313745 56KCCVAA6E3311232 56KCCVAA2E3313026
56KCCVAA0E3318984 56KCCVAA7E3314317 56KCCVAA5E3313649 56KCCVAA0E3313719
56KCCVAAXE3312982 56KCCVAA9E3312908 56KTCAAA5E3311134 56KCCVAA5E3313201
56KCCVAA7E3311112 56KCCVAA0E3311050 56KCCVAA2E3318100 56KCCVAA4E3313769
56KCCVAA8E3314200 56KTCAAA0E3311185 56KTCAAA8E3312973 56KCCVAA4E3313321
56KCCVAA7E3312745 56KCCVAA3E3313522 56KTCAAA7E3313483 56KCCVAAXE3318877
56KCCVAA4E3312976 56KCCCAA9E3313013 56KCCCAA5E3313185 56KCCVAA4E3311522
56KCCVAA4E3313125 56KTCAAA3E3311164 56KCCVAA5E3313800 56KCCCAA1E3313314
56KTCAAA5E3311442 56KCCCAA9E3314212 56KCCVAA4E3313285 56KCCCAA8E3311768
56KCCVAA8E3313919 56KCCVAA9E3313654 56KTCAAA3E3000107 56KCCVAA7E3314155
56KCCCAA6E3000081 56KCCVAA8E3312916 56KCCVAA0E3315180 56KCCCAA9E3312718
56KCCVAA8E3314181 56KCCCAA8E3314220 56KCCVAA3E3311060 56KCCVAA4E3313481
56KTCAAA4E3313814 56KCCVAA6E3313353 56KCCVAAXE3311461 56KCCVAA6E3313918
56KCCCAA1E3313748 56KCCVAA6E3313434 56KCCCAAXE3311092 56KTCAAA9E3311458
56KCCVAA4E3316817 56KCCVAA0E3319102 56KCCCAAXE3311819 56KTCAAA1E3313401
56KCCVAA2E3311034 56KCCCAA5E3311940 56KCCCAA1E3318318 56KCCVAA9E3317042
56KCCVAA4E3311519 56KCCVAA9E3314934 56KCCCAA2E3311474 56KCCCAA0E3312865
56KCCVAA7E3314205 56KCCVAA8E3313810 56KCCCAA5E3313591 56KTCAAA7E3311488
56KTCAAAXE3312747 56KCCCAAXE3311125 56KCCCAA5E3313462 56KCCVAA5E3313702
56KTCAAA1E3313141 56KCCCAA0E3313711 56KCCCAA0E3313899 56KCCCAA7E3311082
56KCCVAA1E3319139 56KCCCAA5E3311100 56KCCVAA1E3313051 56KCCVAA5E3318513
56KCCCAA0E3313742 56KCCVAA2E3313544 56KTCAAA4E3311450 56KCCVAA1E3313471
56KCCVAA8E3311054 56KTCAAA8E3311130 56KCCVAA7E3311479 56KCCVAA9E3313024
56KTCAAA6E3311126 56KCCCAA2E3311815 56KCCVAA6E3311120 56KCCVAA0E3314255
56KCCCAA0E3318259 56KCCVAA1E3318167 56KCCCAA2E3311118 56KTCAAA4E3313490
56KCCVAA1E3319142 56KCCVAA0E3313803 56KTCAAA3E3311181 56KCCCAA9E3315960
56KCCVAA5E3000097 56KCCCAA8E3313018 56KTCAAA8E3311435 56KCCCAA4E3313646
56KCCCAA1E3311076 56KCCCAA8E3314346 56KCCCAA1E3313331 56KCCCAA3E3313153
56KCCCAA9E3313352 56KCCVAA1E3313793 56KCCVAA2E3318615 56KCCVAA2E3313592
56KCCVAA1E3318511 56KCCVAA6E3319136 56KCCVAA0E3311467 56KCCVAA9E3313900
56KCCVAA5E3313442 56KCCVAA4E3312749 56KCCCAA4E3311122 56KTCAAA7E3311183
56KTCAAAXE3318726 56KCCVAA4E3313609 56KCCCAA1E3311238 56KCCCAA5E3312859
56KCCVAAXE3313517 56KCCCAA2E3316271 56KCCVAA9E3313542 56KCCCAA1E3314821
56KCCCAA9E3311052 56KCCCAA3E3312956 56KCCVAAXE3313761 56KCCCAA5E3313140
56KCCCAAXE3313893 56KCCVAA6E3314096 56KCCCAA9E3313867
56KCCCAA9E3313884 56KTCAAA6E3313605 56KCCCAA8E3311088
56KCCCAA5E3313137 56KCCCAA8E3316145 56KCCCAA4E3311234
56KCCVAA6E3317144 56KCCVAA4E3314131 56KCCCAA2E3311104
56KCCVAA5E3314106 56KTCAAA3E3311150 56KCCVAA8E3312978
56KCCVAA1E3313910 56KCCCAA2E3316383 56KCCVAA5E3313764
56KCCVAA0E3314109 56KCCCAA5E3311114 56KCCVAA9E3318613
56KCCVAA2E3313818 56KCCVAA5E3313859 56KCCCAA7E3313477
56KCCCAAXE3315921 56KCCVAA1E3313003 56KCCVAA2E3311454
56KCCCAA4E3311475 56KCCVAA9E3311094 56KCCVAA1E3315236
56KCCVAAXE3313808 56KCCVAA9E3318515 56KTCAAA4E3311464
56KCCCAA6E3316421 56KCCVAA6E3313904
56KCCVAAXE3311444 56KCCCAA1E3311451
56KCCCAA5E3317351 56KTCAAA6E3000103
56KCCVAA0E3313820 56KCCVAA3E3313519
56KTCAAA0E3311445 56KCCVAA6E3313188
56KCCCAA2E3313516 56KCCVAA8E3313760
56KTCAAA2E3313410 56KCCCAA7E3313334
56KCCVAA9E3311242 56KCCCAAXE3313411
56KCCVAA9E3315081 56KCCVAA0E3318838
56KTCAAA4E3311447 56KCCCAA2E3311443
56KTCAAAXE3313560 56KCCVAA1E3314099
56KCCVAA2E3315133 56KCCVAA3E3313469
56KTCAAA4E3313313 56KCCVAA8E3313905
56KCCCAA6E3312840 56KCCCAAXE3311478
56KTCAAA9E3311136 56KCCVAA4E3313190
56KCCVAA0E3313767 56KTCAAA9E3318829
56KCCVAAXE3317454 56KTCAAA1E3311440
56KCCVAA3E3318641 56KCCVAA6E3313532
56KCCVAA1E3311512 56KCCVAA2E3000090
56KTCAAA3E3311455 56KCCVAA9E3313864
56KTCAAA7E3311152 56KCCVAA0E3313350
56KTCAAA3E3313187 56KCCCAA8E3311625
56KTCAAA4E3313070 56KCCVAA8E3313287
56KCCCAA8E3311480 56KTCAAA7E3311166
56KCCCAA8E3311463 56KCCVAA3E3319093
56KTCAAA9E3311508 56KCCVAA5E3313117
56KCCCAA5E3318001 56KCCVAA5E3315031
56KCCCAA9E3311441 56KTCAAA6E3313670
56KCCVAAXE3313758 56KTCAAA6E3313720
56KCCCAA1E3313541 56KCCVAA0E3318841
56KCCCAA3E3313556 56KCCVAA6E3315183
56KCCVAA1E3311106 56KCCVAA9E3314108
56KCCVAA6E3311473 56KCCVAA3E3311110
56KCCVAA6E3311246 56KCCVAA7E3313524
56KCCVAA2E3311521 56KCCCAA2E3314326
56KCCCAA3E3311483 56KCCVAAXE3311072
56KCCCAAXE3312825 56KCCCAA3E3313878

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

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 over time due to dust or other contamination” which is not ideal for an adventure bike.

“If the rear drive oil seal is damaged or worn, oil may leak onto the rear tyre and potentially cause loss of traction and/or control, increasing the risk of an accident or injury to the rider and other road users,” the notice says.Moto Guzzi V85 TT arrives colours two faults

Two faults

In the other matter, the footpeg retaining pins may fall off along with the pegs.

“If the foot rest loosens or detaches, the rider may lose control of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of an accident or injury to the rider and other road users,” the notice says.

Owners are asked to contact their nearest authorised Moto Guzzi dealer to book in for an additional dust seal and an improved pin retainer.

The dealer will also perform a free seven-point function and diagnostic check.

The list of Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) for the 74 affected bikes is attached to the end of this article.

Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia

• USA

• New Zealand

• Canada

VINs of affected models

ZGUKWA000KM000926
ZGUKWA000KM001400
ZGUKWA000KM005043
ZGUKWA000LM005660
ZGUKWA000LM005674
ZGUKWA000LM005688
ZGUKWA000LM005691
ZGUKWA001KM000921
ZGUKWA001KM001387
ZGUKWA001KM001390
ZGUKWA001KM005035
ZGUKWA001LM005666
ZGUKWA002KM000927
ZGUKWA002KM000930
ZGUKWA002KM001365
ZGUKWA002KM001396
ZGUKWA002KM001401
ZGUKWA002KM002192
ZGUKWA002KM003875
ZGUKWA002KM005027
ZGUKWA002LM005675
ZGUKWA002LM005689
ZGUKWA003KM000922
ZGUKWA003KM001391
ZGUKWA003KM005022
ZGUKWA003KM005036
ZGUKWA003LM005670
ZGUKWA004KM000914
ZGUKWA004KM000928
ZGUKWA004KM001397
ZGUKWA004KM002193
ZGUKWA004KM003876
ZGUKWA004KM005028
ZGUKWA004LM005659
ZGUKWA005KM000923
ZGUKWA005KM005023
ZGUKWA005LM005668
ZGUKWA005LM005671
ZGUKWA005LM005685
ZGUKWA006KM000929
ZGUKWA006KM001367
ZGUKWA006KM001398
ZGUKWA006KM001403
ZGUKWA006KM002194
ZGUKWA006KM005029
ZGUKWA006LM005677
ZGUKWA007KM000924
ZGUKWA007KM001393
ZGUKWA007KM005041
ZGUKWA007LM005669
ZGUKWA007LM005672
ZGUKWA008KM000656
ZGUKWA008KM001368
ZGUKWA008KM002195
ZGUKWA008KM003878
ZGUKWA008KM005033
ZGUKWA008LM005664
ZGUKWA008LM005678
ZGUKWA009KM000715
ZGUKWA009KM000925
ZGUKWA009KM001394
ZGUKWA009KM003811
ZGUKWA009KM005025
ZGUKWA009KM005042
ZGUKWA009LM005673
ZGUKWA009LM005687
ZGUKWA00XKM000920
ZGUKWA00XKM002196
ZGUKWA00XKM003879
ZGUKWA00XKM005020
ZGUKWA00XKM005034
ZGUKWA00XLM005679
ZGUKWA00XLM005682

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

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, said the bracket supporting the front brake hose may dislodge.

It said this could cause “friction between the brake hose and the front fork, resulting in brake fluid loss”.

“If the brake system loses fluid, the effectiveness of the brakes decreases, increasing the risk of an accident causing serious injury to the rider and other road users,” the notice said.2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 fault recall notice

Second notice

The second notice blames the horn lead wire for the break in the brake hose.

“When the handlebar is turned from side to side, the brake hose comes in contact with the horn lead wire due to incorrect positioning,” the notice says.

“When the brake hose comes in contact with the horn lead wire, this friction can cause damage to the front brake hose, which can result in serious injury to the rider and other road users.

In both cases, it urges owners to “immediately” contact their local Yamaha Dealer and arrange for a free fix.

Consumers can find their nearest authorised Yamaha dealership by visiting https://www.yamaha-motor.com.au.

It appears the recall was broken into two because there are different Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) specified for affected bikes.

The first notice affected 202 2018 R3 models. The VINs for the bikes were listed at the end of our first article.

The VINs for the 162 2019 bikes affected by the second recall are listed at the end of this article.

2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 fault2019 Yamaha YZF-R3

11th recall

This LAMS model has now been recalled over 11 fault issues since 2015.

Issues include such as radiator leaks, gear shift problems, noisy gears, engine vibrations, fuel leaks, loss of electrical power, engine stalling, clutch failures and handlebar crown cracking.

It is also the third recall from Yamaha in a week after a fault with their 2017-19 XP530A scooter stands.

Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia

• USA

• New Zealand

• Canada

VINS of affected R3 models

MH3RH12H2KK001023 MH3RH12H2KK001040 MH3RH12H4KK001184
MH3RH12H5KK001050 MH3RH12H2KK001054 MH3RH12H5KK001002
MH3RH12HXKK001058 MH3RH12H2KK001068 MH3RH12H5KK001016
MH3RH12H2KK001006 MH3RH12H2KK001099 MH3RH12H5KK001033
MH3RH12H7KK001082 MH3RH12H2KK001104 MH3RH12H5KK001047
MH3RH12HXKK001111 MH3RH12H2KK001118 MH3RH12H5KK001064
MH3RH12H6KK001025 MH3RH12H2KK001121 MH3RH12H5KK001078
MH3RH12HXKK001187 MH3RH12H2KK001135 MH3RH12H5KK001081
MH3RH12H0KK001005 MH3RH12H2KK001149 MH3RH12H5KK001095
MH3RH12H0KK001019 MH3RH12H2KK001197 MH3RH12H5KK001100
MH3RH12H0KK001022 MH3RH12H3KK001001 MH3RH12H5KK001114
MH3RH12H0KK001036 MH3RH12H3KK001015 MH3RH12H5KK001128
MH3RH12H0KK001053 MH3RH12H3KK001029 MH3RH12H5KK001145
MH3RH12H0KK001070 MH3RH12H3KK001032 MH3RH12H5KK001159
MH3RH12H0KK001084 MH3RH12H3KK001046 MH3RH12H5KK001176
MH3RH12H0KK001098 MH3RH12H3KK001063 MH3RH12H6KK001008
MH3RH12H0KK001103 MH3RH12H3KK001077 MH3RH12H6KK001011
MH3RH12H0KK001120 MH3RH12H3KK001080 MH3RH12H6KK001039
MH3RH12H0KK001134 MH3RH12H3KK001094 MH3RH12H6KK001042
MH3RH12H0KK001179 MH3RH12H3KK001127 MH3RH12H6KK001056
MH3RH12H1KK001014 MH3RH12H3KK001130 MH3RH12H6KK001073
MH3RH12H1KK001028 MH3RH12H3KK001161 MH3RH12H6KK001087
MH3RH12H1KK001031 MH3RH12H3KK001192 MH3RH12H6KK001090
MH3RH12H1KK001045 MH3RH12H4KK001007 MH3RH12H6KK001106
MH3RH12H1KK001059 MH3RH12H4KK001010 MH3RH12H6KK001137
MH3RH12H1KK001062 MH3RH12H4KK001024 MH3RH12H6KK001154
MH3RH12H1KK001076 MH3RH12H4KK001038 MH3RH12H6KK001171
MH3RH12H1KK001093 MH3RH12H4KK001041 MH3RH12H7KK001003
MH3RH12H1KK001109 MH3RH12H4KK001055 MH3RH12H7KK001017
MH3RH12H1KK001112 MH3RH12H4KK001069 MH3RH12H7KK001020
MH3RH12H1KK001126 MH3RH12H4KK001072 MH3RH12H7KK001034
MH3RH12H1KK001143 MH3RH12H4KK001086 MH3RH12H7KK001051
MH3RH12H1KK001157 MH3RH12H4KK001105 MH3RH12H7KK001065
MH3RH12H1KK001174 MH3RH12H4KK001119 MH3RH12H7KK001079
MH3RH12H1KK001191 MH3RH12H4KK001122 MH3RH12H7KK001096
MH3RH12H2KK001037 MH3RH12H4KK001136 MH3RH12H7KK001101
YAMAHA MOTOR AUSTR ALIA PTY LTD A.C.N . 002 556 989
MH3RH12H7KK001129 MH3RH12H9KK001021 MH3RH12HXKK001089
MH3RH12H7KK001132 MH3RH12H9KK001035 MH3RH12HXKK001092
MH3RH12H7KK001194 MH3RH12H9KK001049 MH3RH12HXKK001108
MH3RH12H8KK001009 MH3RH12H9KK001052 MH3RH12HXKK001125
MH3RH12H8KK001012 MH3RH12H9KK001066 MH3RH12HXKK001139
MH3RH12H8KK001026 MH3RH12H9KK001083 MH3RH12HXKK001142
MH3RH12H8KK001057 MH3RH12H9KK001097 MH3RH12H0KK001067
MH3RH12H8KK001060 MH3RH12H9KK001102 MH3RH12H0KK001117
MH3RH12H8KK001074 MH3RH12H9KK001116 MH3RH12H0KK001151
MH3RH12H8KK001088 MH3RH12H9KK001133 MH3RH12H2KK001071
MH3RH12H8KK001091 MH3RH12H9KK001150 MH3RH12H2KK001085
MH3RH12H8KK001107 MH3RH12H9KK001178 MH3RH12H2KK001166
MH3RH12H8KK001110 MH3RH12H9KK001181 MH3RH12H3KK001113
MH3RH12H8KK001124 MH3RH12H9KK001195 MH3RH12H3KK001144
MH3RH12H8KK001138 MH3RH12HXKK001013 MH3RH12H6KK001123
MH3RH12H8KK001141 MH3RH12HXKK001027 MH3RH12H7KK001048
MH3RH12H8KK001155 MH3RH12HXKK001030 MH3RH12H7KK001115
MH3RH12H8KK001172 MH3RH12HXKK001044 MH3RH12H8KK001043
MH3RH12H9KK001004 MH3RH12HXKK001061 MH3RH12H9KK001200
MH3RH12H9KK001018 MH3RH12HXKK001075 MH3RH12HXKK001190

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

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 front fork, resulting in brake fluid loss”.

“If the brake system loses fluid, the effectiveness of the brakes decreases, increasing the risk of an accident causing serious injury to the rider and other road users,” the notice says.

Owners should “immediately” contact their local Yamaha Dealer and arrange to have a replacement brake hose bracket fitted at no charge.

Consumers can find their nearest authorised Yamaha dealership by visiting https://www.yamaha-motor.com.au

The vehicle identification numbers for the 202 affected bikes are listed at the end of this article.

2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 fault2019 Yamaha YZF-R3

This LAMS model has now been recalled over 10 fault issues since 2015.

Issues include such as radiator leaks, gear shift problems, noisy gears, engine vibrations, fuel leaks, loss of electrical power, engine stalling, clutch failures and handlebar crown cracking.

It is also the second recall from Yamaha this week after a fault with their 2017-19 XP530A scooter stands.

Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia

• USA

• New Zealand

• Canada

VINS of affected R3 models

MH3RH12H2KK001023 MH3RH12H2KK001040 MH3RH12H4KK001184
MH3RH12H5KK001050 MH3RH12H2KK001054 MH3RH12H5KK001002
MH3RH12HXKK001058 MH3RH12H2KK001068 MH3RH12H5KK001016
MH3RH12H2KK001006 MH3RH12H2KK001099 MH3RH12H5KK001033
MH3RH12H7KK001082 MH3RH12H2KK001104 MH3RH12H5KK001047
MH3RH12HXKK001111 MH3RH12H2KK001118 MH3RH12H5KK001064
MH3RH12H6KK001025 MH3RH12H2KK001121 MH3RH12H5KK001078
MH3RH12HXKK001187 MH3RH12H2KK001135 MH3RH12H5KK001081
MH3RH12H0KK001005 MH3RH12H2KK001149 MH3RH12H5KK001095
MH3RH12H0KK001019 MH3RH12H2KK001197 MH3RH12H5KK001100
MH3RH12H0KK001022 MH3RH12H3KK001001 MH3RH12H5KK001114
MH3RH12H0KK001036 MH3RH12H3KK001015 MH3RH12H5KK001128
MH3RH12H0KK001053 MH3RH12H3KK001029 MH3RH12H5KK001145
MH3RH12H0KK001070 MH3RH12H3KK001032 MH3RH12H5KK001159
MH3RH12H0KK001084 MH3RH12H3KK001046 MH3RH12H5KK001176
MH3RH12H0KK001098 MH3RH12H3KK001063 MH3RH12H6KK001008
MH3RH12H0KK001103 MH3RH12H3KK001077 MH3RH12H6KK001011
MH3RH12H0KK001120 MH3RH12H3KK001080 MH3RH12H6KK001039
MH3RH12H0KK001134 MH3RH12H3KK001094 MH3RH12H6KK001042
MH3RH12H0KK001179 MH3RH12H3KK001127 MH3RH12H6KK001056
MH3RH12H1KK001014 MH3RH12H3KK001130 MH3RH12H6KK001073
MH3RH12H1KK001028 MH3RH12H3KK001161 MH3RH12H6KK001087
MH3RH12H1KK001031 MH3RH12H3KK001192 MH3RH12H6KK001090
MH3RH12H1KK001045 MH3RH12H4KK001007 MH3RH12H6KK001106
MH3RH12H1KK001059 MH3RH12H4KK001010 MH3RH12H6KK001137
MH3RH12H1KK001062 MH3RH12H4KK001024 MH3RH12H6KK001154
MH3RH12H1KK001076 MH3RH12H4KK001038 MH3RH12H6KK001171
MH3RH12H1KK001093 MH3RH12H4KK001041 MH3RH12H7KK001003
MH3RH12H1KK001109 MH3RH12H4KK001055 MH3RH12H7KK001017
MH3RH12H1KK001112 MH3RH12H4KK001069 MH3RH12H7KK001020
MH3RH12H1KK001126 MH3RH12H4KK001072 MH3RH12H7KK001034
MH3RH12H1KK001143 MH3RH12H4KK001086 MH3RH12H7KK001051
MH3RH12H1KK001157 MH3RH12H4KK001105 MH3RH12H7KK001065
MH3RH12H1KK001174 MH3RH12H4KK001119 MH3RH12H7KK001079
MH3RH12H1KK001191 MH3RH12H4KK001122 MH3RH12H7KK001096
MH3RH12H2KK001037 MH3RH12H4KK001136 MH3RH12H7KK001101

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

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 their 2017-19 XP530A scooters because the main stand “may crack and break due to substandard welding”.

Yamaha XP530A 2018 Scooter standYamaha XP530A (Image supplied by Yamaha without the scooter miraculously standing without any aid from a stand!)

The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says if the scooter stand cracks, “the scooter could fall and cause a serious crush injury to the rider or bystanders”.

Yamaha will contact “all known affected consumers” directly to arrange for inspection and, if necessary, a new strengthened stand.

However, recall notices don’t always reach the owners, which is why we publish them.

No recall notification

British rider Randall Munroe says he crashed his 2012 Triumph Explorer after the side stand broke loose.

“When I went online to look up the part number I discovered that there had been a recall for the side stand bolt but I had never been notified,” he says.

“When I contacted the dealer they blamed me so I went up the chain and eventually contacted Triumph UK. In short, they did nothing.

“Wouldn’t even replace the broken and damaged parts – I had to pay for them myself. I did contact a lawyer after Triumph refused to deal with the problem but was told that I wouldn’t get anywhere with a claim unless I had missed work due to injury but I was retired at the time.

“Just a caution for every bike owner to keep informed of recalls as you can’t trust the manufacturer to be responsible!”

Other recalls involving side and centre sands in recent years include the Ducati Multistrada S, Honda CRF1000 Africa Twin, Kawasaki H2 SX and BMW G 310 models. 

Faulty stands

1948 Vincent RapideThe 1948 Vincent Rapide had not one, but two sturdy side stands

So what is wrong with modern side and centre stands – that’s if they even include the latter!

Remember when side and centre stands were big and chunky and made of steel?

Remember when you could actually have a sleep on your bike parked in the shade of a tree, comfortable in the knowledge it wouldn’t fall over?

And remember when you could pull your bike over to pivot on its side stand to turn the bike around on its own axis?

You wouldn’t try that with modern bikes.

It seems in an effort to reduce weight and therefore improve fuel economy and emissions, modern motorcycle stands are made of alloys or lightweight aluminium.

They are too flimsy and simply not up to the job of supporting a big bike.

Broken Multistrada side stands sidestandBroken Multistrada side stand

Welding issues

Welding issues seem to a recurring issue in side stand recalls.

Perhaps that’s because they are trying to weld lighter alloys and aluminium that simply don’t bond as strongly as steel.

We have complained before about the lack of centre stands on many modern touring bikes.

Honda CX500 with standard vinyl seat1980s Honda CX500 had a chunky steel centre stand

But what about decent side stands?

Two years ago we also complained about cheap parts being used on expensive motorcycles and included alloy and aluminium side stands.

Light parts are not only being used to meet emission and fuel economy targets but also to keep costs down.

However, it’s a false economy when they have to pay for the part to be fixed or replaced in a vehicle safety recall.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Triumph recalls Thruxtons over side stand

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 Commission has only now posted the official notice with the 804 VINs of affected Thruxtons (attached at the end of this article).

Triumph Thruxton and Rocket TFCThruxton TFC

The sidestand recall apparently affects 2016-2018 Thruxtons, 2016-2019 Thruxton R, and 2020 Thruxton TFC models.

It seems the spring may vibrate through resonance, weakening it and causing it to break.

If this happens, it could allow the side stand switch to activate and shut off the engine.

The replacement spring sits inside a rubber sleeve, preventing the resonance.

Owners should contact an authorised Triumph Dealer for a replacement spring to be fitted free of charge.

Bonneville recalls

The “Bonneville” range has been the subject of several embarrassing recalls since they were introduced in 2016:

Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia

• USA

• New Zealand

• Canada

VINs of affected Thruxtons

SMTDAD34H4G747563 SMTDAD34H4G764083 SMTDAD34H4H827106
SMTDAD34H4G747571 SMTDAD34H4G764086 SMTDAD34H4H827142
SMTDAD34H4G747580 SMTDAD34H4G764092 SMTDAD34H4H827212
SMTDAD34H4G747586 SMTDAD34H4G764095 SMTDAD34H4H828644
SMTDAD34H4G747595 SMTDAD34H4G764102 SMTDAD34H4H828663
SMTDAD34H4G747602 SMTDAD34H4G764104 SMTDAD34H4H828682
SMTDAD34H4G747610 SMTDAD34H4G764113 SMTDAD34H4H830294
SMTDAD34H4G747620 SMTDAD34H4G764117 SMTDAD34H4H830350
SMTDAD34H4G747626 SMTDAD34H4G764121 SMTDAD34H4H830388
SMTDAD34H4G747635 SMTDAD33H4G765816 SMTDAD34H4J833589
SMTDAD33H4G750126 SMTDAD33H4G765866 SMTDAD34H4J833596
SMTDAD33H4G750136 SMTDAD33H4G765923 SMTDAD34H4J833598
SMTDAD34H4G750140 SMTDAD33H4G765953 SMTDAD34H4J833605
SMTDAD33H4G750145 SMTDAD33H4G766042 SMTDAD34H4J833607
SMTDAD34H4G750150 SMTDAD33H4G766071 SMTDAD34H4J835076
SMTDAD33H4G750152 SMTDAD33H4G766115 SMTDAD34H4J835104
SMTDAD34H4G750157 SMTDAD33H4G766164 SMTDAD34H4J835131
SMTDAD33H4G750161 SMTDAD33H4G766228 SMTDAD34H4J835213
SMTDAD34H4G750218 SMTDAD34H4G766242 SMTDAD34H4J835237
SMTDAD33H4G750227 SMTDAD34H4G766246 SMTDAD34H4J836436
SMTDAD34H4G750230 SMTDAD34H4G766249 SMTDAD34H4J836458
SMTDAD33H4G750233 SMTDAD34H4G766251 SMTDAD34H4J836477
SMTDAD34H4G750237 SMTDAD34H4G766254 SMTDAD34H4J836496
SMTDAD33H4G750240 SMTDAD34H4G766257 SMTDAD34H4J836521
SMTDAD34H4G750243 SMTDAD34H4G766263 SMTDAD34H4J841241
SMTDAD33H4G750246 SMTDAD34H4G766266 SMTDAD34H4J841260
SMTDAD34H4G750249 SMTDAD34H4G766269 SMTDAD34H4J841310
SMTDAD33H4G750252 SMTDAD34H4G766272 SMTDAD34H4J841525
SMTDAD34H4G750255 SMTDAD34H4G766273 SMTDAD34H4J841539
SMTDAD33H4G750257 SMTDAD34H4G766276 SMTDAD34H4J841585
SMTDAD33H4G750268 SMTDAD34H4G766281 SMTDAD34H4J841602
SMTDAD33H4G750282 SMTDAD33H4G767492 SMTDAD34H4J841620
SMTDAD33H4G750293 SMTDAD33H4G767503 SMTDAD34H4J841872
SMTDAD33H4G750306 SMTDAD33H4G767529 SMTDAD34H4J841880
SMTDAD33H4G750325 SMTDAD33H4G767561 SMTDAD34H4J841891
SMTDAD33H4G750344 SMTDAD33H4G767582 SMTDAD34H4J841897
SMTDAD33H4G750366 SMTDAD34H4G767598 SMTDAD34H4J841905
SMTDAD33H4G750383 SMTDAD34H4G767604 SMTDAD34H4J842096
SMTDAD33H4G750401 SMTDAD34H4G767607 SMTDAD34H4J842534
SMTDAD34H4G751107 SMTDAD33H4G767608 SMTDAD34H4J842543
SMTDAD34H4G751112 SMTDAD34H4G767611 SMTDAD34H4J842552
SMTDAD34H4G751117 SMTDAD33H4G767613 SMTDAD34H4J842558
SMTDAD34H4G751126 SMTDAD34H4G767615 SMTDAD34H4J842661
SMTDAD34H4G751132 SMTDAD34H4G767619 SMTDAD34H4J842671
SMTDAD34H4G751138 SMTDAD34H4G767627 SMTDAD34H4J842680
SMTDAD34H4G751143 SMTDAD33H4G767632 SMTDAD34H4J842691
SMTDAD34H4G751151 SMTDAD34H4G767635 SMTDAD34H4J842947
SMTDAD34H4G751156 SMTDAD34H4G767638 SMTDAD34H4J843906
SMTDAD33H4G751597 SMTDAD34H4G767642 SMTDAD34H4J858121
SMTDAD33H4G751610 SMTDAD33H4G767646 SMTDAD34H4J858378
SMTDAD33H4G751627 SMTDAD34H4G776036 SMTDAD34H4J858383
SMTDAD33H4G751639 SMTDAD34H4G776041 SMTDAD34H4J859440
SMTDAD33H4G751690 SMTDAD33H4G776047 SMTDAD34H4J859449
SMTDAD33H4G751712 SMTDAD34H4G776051 SMTDAD34H4J859455
SMTDAD33H4G751733 SMTDAD34H4G776061 SMTDAD34H4J860680
SMTDAD34H4G752652 SMTDAD33H4G776064 SMTDAD34H4J860687
SMTDAD34H4G752655 SMTDAD34H4G776068 SMTDAD34H4J860698
SMTDAD34H4G752659 SMTDAD34H4G776071 SMTDAD34H4J860883
SMTDAD34H4G752662 SMTDAD33H4G776074 SMTDAD34H4J861702
SMTDAD34H4G752665 SMTDAD34H4G776080 SMTDAD34H4J861714
SMTDAD34H4G752668 SMTDAD34H4G776083 SMTDAD34H4J861722
SMTDAD34H4G752670 SMTDAD33H4G776086 SMTDAD34H4J861731
SMTDAD34H4G752673 SMTDAD34H4G776089 SMTDAD34H4J861739
SMTDAD34H4G752677 SMTDAD34H4G776093 SMTDAD33H4J862678
SMTDAD34H4G752683 SMTDAD33H4G776100 SMTDAD34H4J862843
SMTDAD34H4G752689 SMTDAD34H4G776103 SMTDAD34H4J862899
SMTDAD34H4G752693 SMTDAD34H4G776106 SMTDAD34H4J863022
SMTDAD33H4G752695 SMTDAD33H4G776109 SMTDAD34H4J863045
SMTDAD34H4G752697 SMTDAD33H4G776121 SMTDAD33H4J863490
SMTDAD34H4G752702 SMTD21HF6GT776203 SMTDAD33H4J863494
SMTDAD34H4G752706 SMTD21HF2GT776215 SMTDAD34H4J863513
SMTDAD34H4G752713 SMTDAD34H4G778734 SMTDAD34H4J863537
SMTDAD34H4G752718 SMTDAD34H4G778738 SMTDAD34H4J863564
SMTDAD34H4G752724 SMTDAD34H4G779979 SMTDAD34H4J864805
SMTDAD34H4G752727 SMTDAD34H4G779985 SMTDAD34H4J864852
SMTDAD33H4G752849 SMTDAD34H4G779993 SMTDAD34H4J864857
SMTDAD33H4G752926 SMTDAD34H4G780010 SMTDAD33H4J865606
SMTDAD33H4G752938 SMTDAD34H4G780018 SMTDAD33H4J865634
SMTDAD33H4G752950 SMTDAD34H4G780031 SMTDAD33H4J865649
SMTDAD33H4G752962 SMTDAD34H4G780036 SMTDAD34H4J866071
SMTDAD33H4G752975 SMTDAD34H4G781233 SMTDAD34H4J866211
SMTDAD33H4G752991 SMTDAD34H4G781241 SMTDAD34H4J866346
SMTDAD33H4G753000 SMTDAD34H4G781480 SMTDAD34H4J866378
SMTDAD33H4G753013 SMTDAD34H4G781489 SMTDAD34H4J868185
SMTDAD33H4G753030 SMTDAD34H4G781499 SMTDAD34H4J868580
SMTDAD33H4G753047 SMTDAD34H4G781520 SMTDAD34H4J869793
SMTDAD33H4G753076 SMTDAD34H4G782255 SMTDAD34H4J869949
SMTDAD33H4G753123 SMTDAD34H4G782956 SMTDAD34H4J870087
SMTDAD33H4G753146 SMTD20HF5GT783265 SMTDAD34H4J871888
SMTDAD33H4G753216 SMTDAD34H4G783387 SMTDAD33H4J873010
SMTDAD34H4G754153 SMTDAD34H4G783390 SMTDAD33H4J874995
SMTDAD34H4G754157 SMTDAD34H4G783394 SMTDAD33H4J875017
SMTDAD34H4G754165 SMTDAD34H4G783396 SMTDAD33H4J876028
SMTDAD34H4G754168 SMTDAD34H4G783401 SMTDAD33H4J876051
SMTDAD34H4G754175 SMTDAD33H4G783787 SMTDAD33H4J878179
SMTDAD34H4G754180 SMTDAD34H4G783802 SMTDAD33H4J880528
SMTDAD34H4G754186 SMTDAD34H4G783822 SMTDAD33H4J880631
SMTDAD34H4G754196 SMTDAD34H4G783866 SMTDAD33H4J883207
SMTDAD34H4G754200 SMTDAD34H4G783884 SMTDAD33H4J885340
SMTDAD34H4G754205 SMTDAD34H4G783903 SMTDAD33H4J885348
SMTDAD34H4G754210 SMTDAD33H4G783924 SMTDAD33H4J887138
SMTDAD34H4G754215 SMTDAD34H4G783942 SMTDAD72H4K901673
SMTDAD34H4G754219 SMTDAD34H4G783979 SMTDAD72H4K901697
SMTDAD34H4G754224 SMTDAD33H4G784038 SMTDAD34H4K903158
SMTDAD34H4G754229 SMTD21HF2GT784332 SMTDAD34H4K903164
SMTDAD34H4G754238 SMTD21HF7GT784343 SMTDAD34H4K903174
SMTDAD34H4G754241 SMTDAD34H4G784846 SMTDAD34H4K903939
SMTDAD34H4G754244 SMTDAD34H4G784875 SMTDAD34H4K903944
SMTDAD33H4G754898 SMTDAD33H4G784908 SMTDAD34H4K903951
SMTDAD33H4G754905 SMTDAD33H4G785099 SMTDAD72H4K904254
SMTDAD33H4G754914 SMTDAD33H4G785180 SMTDAD34H4K904980
SMTDAD33H4G754920 SMTDAD33H4G785657 SMTDAD34H4K904985
SMTDAD33H4G754926 SMTDAD33H4G785774 SMTDAD34H4K904990
SMTDAD33H4G754930 SMTDAD34H4G786748 SMTDAD34H4K906274
SMTDAD33H4G754937 SMTDAD34H4G786776 SMTDAD34H4K906282
SMTDAD33H4G754983 SMTDAD34H4G786783 SMTDAD34H4K906292
SMTDAD33H4G754991 SMTDAD33H4G786912 SMTDAD34H4K906764
SMTDAD33H4G754997 SMTDAD33H4G786927 SMTDAD34H4K906966
SMTDAD33H4G755004 SMTDAD34H4G787504 SMTDAD34H4K907031
SMTDAD33H4G755010 SMTDAD34H4G787520 SMTDAD34H4K907064
SMTDAD33H4G755014 SMTDAD33H4G788303 SMTDAD34H4K907096
SMTDAD33H4G755021 SMTDAD33H4G788312 SMTDAD34H4K907155
SMTDAD33H4G755027 SMTD20HF6GT788328 SMTDAD34H4K907187
SMTDAD33H4G755197 SMTDAD34H4G789194 SMTDAD34H4K907224
SMTDAD34H4G755332 SMTDAD34H4G789203 SMTDAD34H4K907258
SMTDAD34H4G755555 SMTDAD34H4G789213 SMTDAD34H4K907291
SMTDAD34H4G755558 SMTD21HF4GT789256 SMTDAD34H4K907343
SMTDAD34H4G755560 SMTDAD34H4G789416 SMTDAD34H4K907378
SMTDAD34H4G755562 SMTDAD33H4G789760 SMTDAD72H4K907593
SMTDAD34H4G755565 SMTDAD33H4G789830 SMTDAD34H4K907712
SMTDAD34H4G755567 SMTDAD34H4G790412 SMTDAD34H4K907728
SMTDAD34H4G755570 SMTDAD34H4G790417 SMTDAD34H4K907745
SMTDAD34H4G755571 SMTDAD34H4G790423 SMTDAD34H4K907761
SMTDAD34H4G755573 SMTDAD33H4G791062 SMTDAD34H4K907778
SMTDAD34H4G755575 SMTDAD33H4G791067 SMTDAD34H4K907796
SMTDAD34H4G755579 SMTDAD34H4G791959 SMTDAD34H4K907875
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Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

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 the switch block.

This could lead to corrosion on the contact surface of the terminals and cause the horn to stop operating correctly.

“The unit may not start, increasing the risk of an accident or injury to the rider and other road users,” it says.

Consumers will be contacted by Suzuki Australia in writing. Consumers with affected Scooters should contact their nearest authorised Suzuki dealer service department to arrange to have the recall carried out.

Consumers can visit http://www.suzukimotorcycles.com.au/dealers to find their nearest authorised Suzuki dealership.

Vehicle identification umbers of the affected 2014-19 scooters are from MH8DE111300100004 to MH8DE111300102403

Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia

• USA

• New Zealand

• Canada

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Are modern bikes stands too flimsy?

The recent recall of Ducati Multistrada S motorcycles for a faulty side stand is one of many similar recalls that suggest modern motorcycles stands are simply too flimsy.

Remember when side and centre stands were big and chunky and made of steel?

Remember when you could actually have a sleep on your bike parked in the shade of a tree, comfortable in the knowledge it wouldn’t fall over?

And remember when you could pull your bike over to pivot on its side stand to turn the bike around on its own axis?

You wouldn’t try that with modern bikes.

Flimsy stands

It seems in an effort to reduce weight and therefore improve fuel economy and emissions, modern motorcycle stands are made of alloys or lightweight aluminium.

They are too flimsy and simply not up to the job of supporting a big bike.

In the case of the Multistrada, Ducati is blaming an improper weld joining the tube to the forged part of the side stand at the top.

Broken Multistrada side stands sidestandBroken Multistrada side stand

Yet they had a similar recall over a breaking weld in the side stand in 2015 for 2015 and 2016 Multistrada 1200 and 1200 S models.

We’re not just picking on Ducati.

Here are some recent stand recall issues:

  • Last month, Triumph Australia recalled various Thruxtons over a side stand spring that can break;
  • In 2018, BMW recalled its G 310 models over a faulty side stand that could break;
  • Honda recalled their CRF1000 Africa Twin adventure motorcycle’s accessory main stand kit which could come loose and fall off;
  • Kawasaki recalled the H2 SX super tourer over the centre stand falling off due to an improper weld in 2018; and
  • In 2014, BMW recalled seven models because water could get into the side stand and cause the cut-off switch to kill the engine.

Welding issues

Welding issues seem to a recurring issue in side stand recalls.

Perhaps that’s because they are trying to weld lighter alloys and aluminium that simply don’t bond as strongly as steel.

We have complained before about the lack of centre stands on many modern touring bikes.

Honda CX500 with standard vinyl seat1980s Honda CX500 had a chunky steel centre stand

But what about decent side stands?

Two years ago we also complained about cheap parts being used on expensive motorcycles and included alloy and aluminium side stands.

Light parts are not only being used to meet emission and fuel economy targets but also to keep costs down.

However, it’s a false economy when they have to pay for the part to be fixed or replaced in a vehicle safety recall.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Ducati Multistrada S recall on side stand

Australia has joined a global recall on 2018 Ducati Multistrada S models over an issue with the side stand breaking due to an “improper manufacturing process”.

The official notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the bike may fall when parked, “increasing the risk of injury to the rider and passenger, or bystanders”.

Importers NF Imports will notify owners in writing to contact their closest Ducati dealer or service agent and arrange an appointment for the side stand to be replaced, free of charge.

For further information, consumers can contact an authorised Ducati dealer or email [email protected]

VINS of affected bikes

The recall only affects these six motorcycles:

ZDMAC00AAJB002363

ZDMAC00AAJB002364

ZDMAC00AAJB002365

ZDMAC00AAJB002366

ZDMAC00AAJB002367

ZDMAC00AAJB002368

Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia

• USA

• New Zealand

• Canada

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Triumph recalls Thruxton and Speed Twin

A spokesman for the Australian distributor, Peter Stevens Importers, confirms “Australian bikes are affected and customers are being contacted as information comes to hand”.

If an official notice is posted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission with VINs , we will update this article so you can check your VIN to see if it is affected.

Thruxton recall

Triumph Thruxton and Rocket TFCThruxton TFC

The sidestand recall apparently affects 2016-2018 Thruxton, 2016-2019 Thruxton R, and 2020 Thruxton TFC models.

It seems the spring may vibrate through resonance, weakening it and causing it to break.

If this happens, it could allow the side stand switch to activate and shut off the engine.

The replacement spring sits inside a rubber sleeve, preventing the resonance.

Speed Twin recall

Triumph Speed Twin a poor-man's ThruxtonSpeed Twin

Affected 2019-2020 Speed Twin models may develop a loose ball joint in the gearshift lever linkage thanks to contaminated thread locking compound.

This could result in excessive movement at the end of the shift lever and riders will find gear shifts more difficult or even impossible.

Triumph can fix this issue by simply applying a new thread locking compound to the existing components.

This follows a Speed Twin recall last year for leaking coolant.

Owners of the above motorcycles should ask to schedule an inspection with an authorised Triumph Dealer “as soon as possible”. If it needs a fix, it will be free of charge.

Bonneville recalls

The “Bonneville” range has been the subject of several recalls since they were introduced in 2016:

Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia

• USA

• New Zealand

• Canada

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com