BMW is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 S 1000 RR motorcycles manufactured September 2011, through December 2012. Due to a manufacturing fault, the side-stand attachment bolts could start to loosen. The loosening of the side-stand bolts could cause the stand to separate from the frame of the motorcycle. A separation of the side-stand could cause the motorcycle to fall, causing a risk of injury.BMW will notify owners, and dealers will clean the sidestand mounting plate threads and replace the side-stand mounting plate bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2013. Owners may call BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Vehicle Make/ Model : Triumph/ ThunderBird Model Year(s): 2010
Manufacture: Triumph Motorcycles America LTD Mfr’s Report Date: May 09, 2011
NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 11V277000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,955
Triumph is recalling certain model year 2010 ThunderBird and ThunderBird ABS motorcycle manufactured from Sept. 2009 through August 2010. These motorcycles were built with an incompatible thread locker/screw combination at the front fender mounting.
The screws may work loose and the screww heads can contact the side of the front tire, leading to tire deflation, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dealers will install new screws, free of charge. The manufactuer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners may contact Triumph Customer Service Department at 1-678-539-8782
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4263 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV