Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Racing

worldsbk.com: Shane Byrne overcomes illness but misses Valencia test

crash.net: Parelli pleased as WSBK gets faster

Going Down Under?
roadracingworld.com: Wild Card entries now being accepted for the World Superbike Round Feb 26-28 in Australia

cdnsuperbike.com: 2010 Schedule Released

A more detailed report on SuzukiÔÇÖs AMA Pro Racing plans for 2010
motorsport.com: Suzuki announces 2010 racing plans

fim-live.com: Corser welcomes Toseland return

crash.net: Read Moto2 times with caution.
None of the teams have the official Honda spec engine and are using varying versions of the supersport engine available on the street to power their test chassis. The various states of tune will mean great differences in times.

motorcyclenews.com: Kevin Schwantz ÔÇô Suzuki wrong not to sign Ben Spies
"Ben was with Suzuki since he was 16 and there was nothing really done to try and accommodate him.
"I think everybody is going to see that his World Superbike title wasnÔÇÖt a fluke.ÔÇØ

fim-live.com: Lorenzo up for Rossi challenge

motomatters.com: Ezpeleta: ÔÇ£The bike makes a prototype, not the engineÔÇØ

sportrider.com: Kaz Yoshima uses data acquisition system

reuters.com: Patrick to race part-time in Nationwide Series

On the Street

Kawasaki GTR1400 takes on the mighty BMW K1300GT



ultimatemotorcycling.com: 2010 Aprilia RSV-4 R

visordown.com: Honda to source new bike parts from India. The bikes built with these parts, like the VFR1200F will be more and more targeted at China. The Japanese big bike market is saturated and others are close so look out Bejing.

RECALL

Report Date : December 9, 2009 at 07:23 AM
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V457000

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
H-D / FLHP 2009-2010
H-D / FLHPE 2009-2010
H-D / FLHR 2009-2010
H-D / FLHR SHRINE 2009-2010
H-D / FLHRC 2009-2010
H-D / FLHT 2009-2010
H-D / FLHTC 2009-2010
H-D / FLHTCU 2009-2010
H-D / FLHTCU SHRINE 2009-2010
H-D / FLHTCU W/SC 2009-2010
H-D / FLHTCU4-CVO 2009
H-D / FLHTCUSE4 2009
H-D / FLHTCUSE5 2010
H-D / FLHTCUTG 2009-2010
H-D / FLHTK 2010
H-D / FLHTP 2009-2010
H-D / FLHX 2009-2010
H-D / FLHXXX 2010
H-D / FLTR 2009
H-D / FLTR3-CVO 2009
H-D / FLTRSE3 2009

Manufacturer: HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY
Mfr's Report Date: NOV 25, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V457000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 111569

Summary
:
HARLEY-DAVIDSON IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 TOURING FAMILY MOTORCYCLES, INCLUDING CVO TOURING AND TRIKE PRODUCTS, MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 6, 2008 THROUGH NOVEMBER 19, 2009. THE FRONT FUEL TANK MOUNTS MAY DISTORT IN REACTION TO SEVERE FRAME DAMAGE FROM A FRONTAL COLLISION. THIS CONDITION MAY CAUSE A FUEL LEAK AT THE WELD OF THE FRONT BRACKET TO THE TUNNEL.

Consequence:
A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY RESULT IN A FIRE, WHICH COULD LEAD TO INJURY OR DEATH TO THE RIDER.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A LEFT AND RIGHT BRACE, WHICH ARE INTENDED TO REDUCE FRONT MOUNT DISTORTION DURING CERTAIN CRASH CONDITIONS. THIS REPAIR WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT DECEMBER 14, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HARLEY-DAVIDSON AT 1-414-343-4056.

Notes:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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