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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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Honda Recalls Almost 7,000 Sportbikes for Loose Bolts

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Honda is recalling 6,954 model year 2013 CB500 (FA, F, XA, X) and CBR500 (RA, R) motorcycles. The rocker arm shaft retaining bolts may have been manufactured incorrectly resulting in the bolts loosening during engine operation. A loose bolt will initially result in a slow leak of engine oil, but if not addressed, the bolt […]

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You Won’t Believe Which Brand Received The Worst “Reliability” Rating

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Consumer Reports surveyed 4680 subscribers who are motorcycle owners about the reliability of their motorcycles.  Out of those who responded to the survey, BMW touring and dual sport owners reported more problems with their motorcycles than owners of other brands. One in every three BMW owners (33%)  said they’ve had an issue with their motorcycle […]

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Honda Recalls 235 Units for Potential ABS Malfunction

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Honda is recalling certain model year 2014 CTX700 motorcycles manufactured March 6, 2013, through April 11, 2013. Due to a manufacturing error, the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) may malfunction and lose anti-lock functionality. The anti-lock function may not perform properly allowing for wheel lock up and skidding, increasing the risk of a crash. Honda will notify owners […]

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Federal Regulators Issue Fine Against Southern Honda Powersports

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The largest powersports dealer in the nation, Southern Honda Powersports in Chattanooga Tennessee was fined $125,000 to settle allegations that it knowingly sold motorcycles that had been recalled but not repaired. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began a probe of the dealership after USA Today story about the practice.   USA Today said it […]

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