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Every now and then I see a bike go past me with a young kid on the pillion seat and it gets me to wondering what the rules are these days. My kids are all grown up and making their way in the world, but some of them certainly used to ride pillion with me […]
Going for your first ride as a pillion passenger, or know someone who is? Maybe you just want to improve your comfort and safety as a passenger? Check our latest knowledgebase article!
Motorbike engines are finely tuned machines. When you start your motorbike, bits and pieces inside the motor move at a very fast rate, especially on modern sports motorcycles. Oil needs to circulate quickly through the motor because there are a lot of tight parts causing friction, especially when the engine is cold.
Watch this video from Mordeth about how to warm up your motorcycle so you don’t do damage to it!
PRA number: 2015/15092
Date published: 14th December 2015
Suzuki SFV650L4 & SFV650UL5
What are the defects?
Suzuki Motor Corporation wishes to advise that the fuel tank breather hose may not have been positioned correctly during the production process.
Not a sports bike, but definitely not a cruiser either …[video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyEYlDj2d14 autoplay:0 width:450]
Honda is recalling a long list of models (see table above) because excessive sealant may have been applied to the starter solenoid during manufacture, which could cause the engine to cut out while riding or even cause a wiring harness fire.
If your motorbike is in the model list above, contact your Honda dealer to arrange an inspection.
PRA number: 2015/14820
Date published: 15th July 2015
2014/20145 H-D ‘Touring’ Models Saddlebag Mounting
Campaign number: 0166
Models affected: FLHR, FLHRC, FLHX, FLHXS, FLHTCU, FLHTCU TC, FLHCUL, FLHTCUL TC, FLHTK, FLHTKL, FLTRX, FLTRXS, FLHP, FLHTP, FLHRSE, FLHXSE, FLHTKSE, FLTRUSE.
Last year, David Beckham and a bunch of his pals went on a bike trip into the Amazon rainforest.
They went so deep they not only came across locals who didn’t know he was; they met some who didn’t appear to know what a football was!
Well, impressed by the TV documentary and the ruggedness of the bikes they rode, Motolegends, the apparel retailer, decided to build themselves a replica.
And then they had a clever idea; give it away instead!
PRA number: 2015/14793
Date published: 30th June 2015
WR250R and WR250X Motorcycles
Campaign number: MA83
What are the defects?
The stator may fail during high engine temperature conditions.