2017 Yamaha YZF-R3 Recall: 40 US Bikes with Canadian Certification Label
Yamaha USA has recalled 40 2017 YZF-R3 motorcycles due to incorrect VIN information on the Vehicle Certification Label.If this is the case, owners may be unable to tell if their vehicle is under any important safety recalls.
Yamaha says the affected motorcycles, intended for the US market, may have been manufactured with a Canadian Motor Vehicle Certification Label. If this is the case, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.”Yamaha USA says it will notify owners, and dealers will replace the Vehicle Certification Label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 20, 2017. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha’s number for this recall is 990115.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.
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.