Recalls: Harley-Davidson, BMW, Yamaha
July 27, 2010
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Harley-Davidson, BMW and Yamaha are recalling certain motorcycle models, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
BMW is recalling about 1,900 MY 2005-‘09 R 1200 RT Police motorcycles. The bracket that supports the audible signaling device can break, potentially allowing the signaling device to fall from the vehicle and into the roadway, becoming a hazard, reported the NHTSA.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, is recalling about 700 MY 2009 VMX17 motorcycles manufactured June 2008-March 2009.
Due to an insufficiently crimped connection, there could be excessive electrical resistance in the ground wire from the accelerator position sensor and the throttle position sensor, stated the NHTSA. Excessive resistance can cause incorrect signals to be sent to the engine control unit, leading to unstable idle speed. The recall is expected to begin around July 28.
Also recalling a small number of motorcycles is Harley-Davidson. About 70 MY 2010 FXDF motorcycles with fork leg assemblies were recalled. Manufactured from Feb. 29, 2009-Feb. 9, 2010.
The NHTSA says the fork leg assemblies may have been incorrectly assembled using the wrong springs. Motorcycles containing the wrong springs will have reduced suspension, which may result in reduced traction, which may increase the risk of a crash according to the NHTSA.