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The summer is well and truly upon riders everywhere and while the enthusiasm to get out on the open road shouldn’t be tempered, the smart rider will make sure any plans to hit the open road allow for an inspection of their favorite motorcycle.  READ ON


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The Manitoba Motorcycle Coalition says great headway has been made on motorcycle safety. This despite a weekend crash that killed two people from Pine Falls. Spokesman Doug Houghton told the Charles Adler Show Manitoba motorcyclists have better training.  READ ON

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 7, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

Report Receipt Date: MAY 23, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V278000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 103

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)

Manufacturer: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.

SUMMARY: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2014 DL650A V-Strom motorcycles manufactured January 20, 2014, through January 21, 2014. In the affected vehicles, a drive chain link may not have been riveted by the supplier when being manufactured.

CONSEQUENCE: If the drive chain link was not riveted, the chain may come off, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

REMEDY: Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the drive chains of the affected motorcycles. For any unsold motorcycles with a drive chain link that is not riveted, Suzuki dealers will replace the non-riveted link with a drive chain joint set. For any motorcycles that have been sold to retail customers with a drive chain link that is not riveted, Suzuki dealers will replace the drive chain and the front and rear sprockets, free of charge. The recall began on May 27, 2014. Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-800-572-1490. Suzuki’s number for this recall is 2A39.

NOTES: 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

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© Compass file photo Compass reporter/photographer Nicholas MercerYou've undoubtedly heard the deep roar of a two or four-stroke engine piercing the air of any roadway in the Trinity-Conception-Placentia region.

Moments after hearing the rumble, you've seen a man or woman travelling down the road on a motorcycle.

With the weather getting progressively nicer, you're going to be hearing it a lot more.

In recent years, more and more people are fulfilling their dreams and purchasing a motorcycle. It's a sure sign of wealth in our society.

Unfortunately, one of those people lost his life early last week (see related story, Page A1). READ ON

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LETHBRIDGE- This time of year is a constant reminder of the friends Dallas Harty has lost in fatal motorcycle collision.

He keeps memorial arm bands tied to his handlebars, with the names of his motorbike friends who have passed away.

“I ride with them on my handle bars. It’s my way of remembering them and taking them with me wherever I go, something I wish I didn’t have to do,” says Harty.  READ ON 

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