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Harley Recalls 19,000 Dyna & Softail models

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Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2012 FXST103, FLSTC, FLSTC103, FLSTF, FLSTF103, FXDL, FXDWG, FXDWG103, FXDC, FXDB, FLSTN, FLSTN103, FLSTC103Shrine, FLSTFB, FLSTFB103, FXS, FXS103, FLS, FLS103, FLD, FLD103, FXDF, and FXDF103 Dyna and Softail motorcycles manufactured August 22, 2011, through February 24, 2012. In the affected motorcycles, the threads for the brake line banjo bolt in the front brake master cylinder may corrode. If the threads corrode, a sudden loss of brake fluid could result, causing a loss of the front brakes, and increasing the risk of a crash. Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will flush and inspect...

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Do You T-CLOCS? You Should and Here's Why

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As we head into the dead of winter, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation has just released a new video to help motorcycle riders perform crucial, pre-ride safety inspections of their bikes. The video, entitled “T-CLOCS” (a six-letter acronym representing the six main categories of inspection steps), can be viewed below and on the MSF website.   Products for the Biker Nation     

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HONDA ISSUES 2nd RECALL ON GOLDWINGS

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COMPANY SAYS IT’S  UNSURE WHAT’S CAUSING THE PROBLEM Honda Motorcycle Company has issued another recall for 126,000 GL-1800 Goldwings for a problem with the secondary brake master cylinder that has been reported to cause the rear brake to drag, potentially leading to a crash or fire.  Honda originally issued a recall on the affected models (2001-2010, 2012) but continued to receive reports and complaints after dealers made modifications to the bikes. In documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Honda says that the “root cause (of the problem) has not been determined” and it is continuing to investigate.Honda...

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Harley and BMW Owners Say Their Brands Are Less Reliable, but More Satisfying

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Consumer Reports magazine has conducted their first ever motorcycle reliability survey and they say that a quarter of all Harley-Davidson owners reported experiencing a major problem with their motorcycle in the previous four years.  BMW owners reported their motorcycles are even less reliable, with 33% of owners reporting problems in the previous four years.  Japanese […]

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Training Class Fail!

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Either this guy wasn’t paying attention when the instructor told him “not the grab” the brakes or he didn’t have a clue what “grabbing” the brakes meant.  Either way,  he’s lucky to come away with nothing more than being a little stiff and sore. The typical training class “fail!” What’s interesting for us is that […]

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