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Kawasaki, BMW recall motorcycles

October 28, 2010
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Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. and BMW of North America have recently announced motorcycle recalls to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Kawasaki is recalling certain 2009-2010 Vulcans because the engine may stall if the rider is coasting with the clutch pulled in because of an improper setting of the engine control unit (ECU). The company’s concern is engine stalling could lead to a crash.

Kawasaki dealers will replace the existing ECU with one that has revised settings to address the engine stalling issue. The recall is expected to begin on or before Nov. 1.

BMW has recalled certain 2007-2010 F650GS models manufactured November 2006-January 2010. The concern is a washer may interfere with the front disc brake fasteners’ torque, and a fastener or multiple fasteners could become loose over time, causing the brake disc to become loose. A loose brake disc may increase the risk of a crash.

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