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Piaggio recalls 1,623 motorcycles

Aprilia Tuono 1000 R, RSV 1000 and Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 affected

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Jul. 22, 2008
Piaggio USA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a recall notice on Aprilia and Moto Guzzi motorcycles.

Piaggio, the parent company of Aprilia and Moto Guzzi, is recalling 2005-2007 Aprilia Tuono 1000 R and RSV 1000 motorcycles equipped with Bitron SPA fuel pumps/filters. The fuel hose that connects the fuel filter to the mounting flange may come loose, causing a drop or loss of fuel pressure, which would cause the engine to stall. A total of 977 motorcycles may be affected.

Dealers will install a replacement fuel hose and attachment clamps from Bitron at no charge.A faulty fuel hose connection has led to the recall of 2005-2007 Aprilia Tuono 1000 R and RSV 1000 bikes.

Faulty wiring in the Triom headlights installed on 2007-2008 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 motorcycles has lead to the recall of 646 machines. A ‘pigtail’ wire connecting the low beam bulb to the motorcycle’s wiring harness may come in contact with the headlight reflector. The insulation on the wire may wear over time, causing a short which may cause the bike’s main fuse to blow and cut all electrical power.

Dealers will install a replacement bulb with extra protection around the wire at no charge.

Owners of the affected machines are asked to contact Piaggio at 212-380-4431.

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