A potential wiring defect is prompting Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD. to recall certain 2016 Street Twin motorcycles. Bikes affected are those manufactured between September 7, 2015 and November 21, 2015.Triumph says the wiring in the fuel tank that powers the fuel pump may have damaged insulation and as a result, fuel may enter the wiring and travel down the harness, outside of the tank and drip from the connector at the main harness.
The recall announcement cautions that, “A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source such as an electrical short, increases the risk of a fire.”
Under the recall, which will begin this month, Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel pump harness and replace it as needed, based on its batch number, free of charge. Defective parts will bear a batch code of “X111540044” or “X111540060”.Owners may contact Triumph customer service at 1-678-854-2010. 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.
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In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
Kiran is an award winning photojournalist, and as an accomplished documentarian, he has covered stories as diverse as drug smuggling around the Mexican border, to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires, to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Neale and Kiran reminisce about their motorcycle adventure in the Ukraine, and their observations and experiences with the incredibly resilient people of Ukraine, who have been put through such brutal hardship.