Honda Recalls Grom Motorcycles and Forza Power ScootersHonda has recalled 10,076 of its popular 2014 Grom 125 motorcycles and 2014 Forza NSS300 Power Scooters due to fuel-system issues.
Honda says the resin bracket inside the fuel pump may swell, interfere with the impeller, and potentially lead to a fuel pump failure. If this occurs, the motorcycle may stall, increasing the risk of a crash.Honda says the 2014 Grom 125 motorcycles were manufactured June 12, 2013, to September 24, 2014, and the 2014 Forza-NSS300, and NSS300A power scooters from June 18, 2013, to May 21, 2014.Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump with an updated fuel pump, free of charge. The recall began November 28, 2014. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-310-783-2000. Honda’s number for this recall is JL1 NSS300 (Forza) and JL2 Grom (Grom125).NOTES: Owners may also contact the Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!