Recall Roundup: Is your bike affected by one of these recent motorcycle recalls?

Keeping up with motorcycle maintenance and quickly addressing any problems are critical safety precautions every rider should take. Even the most attentive owners can be at risk if they’re not in the loop about ongoing recalls or reports of issues with their make or model. Is your bike affected?

Motorcycle Recalls: February 2018

Harley-Davidson recalls nearly 175K motorcycles in U.S. for risk of brake failure

Harley-Davidson has issued a voluntary recall on over 251,000 motorcycles worldwide citing concerns about the risk of brake failure. The recall affects almost 175,000 motorcycles in the United States.

The recall affects model year 2008 to 2011 Touring, CVO Touring, and VRSC models featuring antilock braking systems (ABS). The ABS can corrode and fail unexpectedly when the brake fluid on these motorcycles isn’t changed as directed. The NHTSA launched an investigation into the issue in 2016 after receiving 43 complaints involving brake problems, including three reports of crashes and two indicating injuries.

Enter your VIN on the Harley-Davidson website to find out if your motorcycle is affected, or view the full list of recalled models on Consumer Reports.

Triumph recalls Thruxton and Thruxton R models for stalling problems

Over 2,800 Triumph motorcycles have been recalled for stalling problems that could put riders at increased risk of loss of control or a crash.

The engine management software on certain 2016 to 2018 Thruxton and Thruxton R motorcycles may not always prevent “blip stalling,” leading to engine stalling if the throttle is opened and closed quickly while the clutch lever is pulled in.

Dealers will update engine management software on affected motorcycles at no charge to owners.

Indian Motorcycles recalls Roadmasters for wiring issues

indian roadmaster motorcycle recall
Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

Indian Motorcycle has issued a recall on nearly 7,400 of its 2015 to 2017 Roadmaster motorcycles.

A defect in the trunk wiring harness of certain Roadmasters could allow water to leak in and cause the brake light to remain activated even when the motorcycle’s brakes aren’t applied. This could result in confusion and unsafe conditions for motorists driving behind affected motorcycles, increasing the risk of a crash.

Owners can have a replacement harness containing sealing plugs in the connectors installed free of charge.

To find out if your motorcycle may be affected by an ongoing recall, check your VIN on safercar.gov.

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