Safety conscious motorcyclists know that it is always a good idea to regularly check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) listings for product recalls. Whenever a defect is noticed in a certain model of motorcycle, the NHTSA informs the motorcycle manufacturer who must then reach out to owners of the defective model and provide free repairs or replacements where necessary. Before you embark on your next long distance tour, make sure that there are no defective components on your motorcycle.
According to a recent NHTSA report, Triumph is recalling 2,800 Tiger Explorer and Trophy SE motorcycles. Owners of the motorcycles and NHTSA investigators identified a malfunction in the electronic control unit responsible for sensing the position of the throttle. The sensor’s threshold of change in throttle position is too low, such that it registers unnecessary throttle changes. When a throttle change is recognized, the electronic control unit initiates the safety shutdown which cuts the fuel and ignition. According to the NHTSA report, “[a]n unexpected shutdown increases the risk of a crash.”
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Source: http://blog.motorcycle.com/2014/01/29/manufacturers/triumph/triumph-tiger-explorer-trophy-se-recalled-throttle-position-sensor-error/, http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchResults?searchType=ID&targetCategory=R&searchCriteria.nhtsa_ids=14V009000