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Kawasaki Recall (#2009142)

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Models Involved: 2008-2009 Versys KLE650

Number of Vehicles: 447

Problem: Certain motorcycles equipped with Kawasaki genuine accessory saddlebags may not comply with CMVSS 108 – Lighting System and Retroreflective Devices. When the saddlebags are installed, the rear reflectors become obscured. This could render the vehicle less visible to other motorists during hours of darkness, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash causing personal injury or death.

Correction: Dealers will install reflectors to the side of each accessory saddlebag.


Ducati Recall (#2009143)

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Models Involved: 2009 1098R, 1198, 1198S, 848; 2010 Streetfighter, Streetfighter S

Number of Vehicles: 166

Problem: On certain motorcycles, a plastic fitting between the fuel injector and hose can warp or break. This may cause a fuel leak which, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire causing property damage, personal injury or death.

Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the fuel injector hose assembly.

Ducati Recall (#2009162)

Models Involved: 2009 1098R & 1198S, 2010 Streetfighter

Number of Vehicles: 577

Problem: On certain motorcycles, the front axle mount on the right fork may be cracked or deformed. Any damage to the fork may lead to loss of functionality of the steering and suspension systems, which could result in a crash causing property damage, personal injury or death.

Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the right fork.


Chironex Recall (#2009156)

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Models Involved: 2008 Legend 150 & 300

Number of Vehicles: 114

Problem: On certain scooters, the handlebar mounting bracket (which joins the handlebar to the steering post) may become loose. Should the bracket completely separate from the steering post it would cause a loss of steering control, which could result in a vehicle crash causing property damage, personal injury or death.

Correction: Dealers will replace the handlebar mounting bracket with an update version.

Recall (#2009158)

Models involved: 2008 Legend 150 & 300

Number of Vehicles: 114

Problem: On certain scooters, the upper and lower steering head bearings may suffer premature wear resulting in severe looseness in the steering. This could cause a loss of vehicle control and a crash resulting in property damage, personal injury or death.

Correction: Dealers will replace the upper and lower steering head bearings with update versions.

Recall (#2009157)

Models involved: 2008 Legend 300

Number of Vehicles: 88

On certain scooters, the coupling that connects the carburetor with the intake manifold may become loose and separate. This could cause the engine to stall, thereby resulting in a loss of propulsion which, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and the rider’s reactions, could increase the risk of a crash causing personal injury or death.

Correction: Dealers will replace the coupling with an updated version.
 


KTM Recall (#2009161)

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Models Involved: 2009 300 XC-W, 690 Duke &  690 SMC

Number of Vehicles: 90

Problem: On certain motorcycles, the front fork inner tubes may develop cracks. This could allow the fork tubes to separate from the fork axle clamps. Should separation occur, it could lead to a vehicle crash causing property damage, personal injury or death.

Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace both front fork tube assemblies.


Harley-Davidson Recall (#2009171)

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Models Involved: 2008-2009 CVO Softail Springer FXSTSSE, 2008-2009 Softail Crossbones FLSTSB

Number of Vehicles: 851

Problem: On certain motorcycles, the acorn stud at the brake reaction link may fall out during vehicle use. If this occurs, the front brake and fender assembly would no longer be adequately retained. The fender may rotate forward to the ground and cause an interference problem between the front tire and the ground surface. This could lead to a vehicle crash causing property damage, personal injury or death.

Correction: Dealers will replace the existing acorn stud with a the new acorn stud and retaining clip.


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