Community News ~ October 2023

Share your news within AZ’s Biker Community. Boast about a grand-baby – no matter what age they are ☺. Extend congratulations, well-wishes, or condolences. Send someone kudos for a promotion, announce an engagement, welcome your GI home. You get the idea. And so, for now ~

Happy Birthday in October to
Joshua Sellards, Stan Corbin, Bob Moellman, Chuck Rich, Carl E. Herbison, Ray Simpson,
Victor Castorena, Timothy Harris, Perry Maifield, Fernando Freddie Araiza, Johnnyd Dreyfus,
Tammie Jansen Beaver, Lisa Gayle ‘Bucket’ Johnson, LaLa Montes, Tom Lazzara, Shane Brough, Annette ‘Red’ Baker, Jennifer Jones Hutt, Cathleen O’Brien, Gina Leathers, Farley McDavidson,
Mike ‘Panhead Red’ Winter, Teresa ‘Trauma Mama’ Martinez, JD Annis, Michele Peltier, Lisa Cyr, Damien Browning, Joe Stazione, Rayney Perkins-McDonald, Lucy Barreras, Patricia Neiman,
Carl Consoni, John Haines, Jane Adler, David ‘Spook’ Ornelas, Steve Bullock, Tyler Golembiewski, Christy Dvoret, Mark Acosta, Sara Altieri, Scot Williamson, Michelle Theis, Tracy Ssmiles,
Mike Mannetter, Greg Venneberg, Renee Anderson-Ruby, & me ☺ Betsy
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Happy Anniversary in October to

Murrell & Sandra Wilhite
Jack & Donna Batty
Mike & Amber Myers
Nik Raven & Jeff Rogers
Tyler & Teri Golembiewski
Aaron & Linda Velvet Sikes
Johnny & Teresa Goodson
Michael & Tammie Beaver
Bruce & Shelley Brorsen
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 Gone But Not Forgotten 

Jack ‘Fat Jack’ Thompson ~ October 13, 2001
Paul Rice ~ October 14, 2001
Skull, Stoned Sober MC ~ October 15, 2001
Bill ‘Mule’ Pierce ~ October 28, 2003
Christopher “K-9” Campbell ~ October 1, 2016
Moses, Stoned Sober MC ~ October 2017
Juanita Garcia ~ October 1, 2017
Bob Goodwin ~ October 2, 2017
Faith L Shupa ~ October 19, 2018
Bill Ludlow ~ October 20, 2019
Kong, Leathernecks MC – October 2, 2020
Michelle ‘Shroom’ Tolleson ~ October 1, 2021
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As I was finalizing this edition, I heard the sad news of two people passing …
Raymond ‘Mumbles’ Smith of the Loners MC
Christina ‘FireCracker’ Douglass.
My condolences to go out to their families and friends at this time of loss.
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September 6, 2023 … Recall ~
NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V620000
Side Stand May Open Unexpectedly While Riding
Summary: Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain 2018-2020 XDiavel S and XDiavel Standard motorcycles. The side stand bracket may fail, causing the side stand to open while riding and resulting in an unexpected engine shutdown. Unexpected engine shutdown while riding can increase the risk of a crash or injury.
Potential Number of Units Affected: 842
Remedy: Dealers will install a new side stand bracket, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed October 3, 2023. Owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-888-391-5446. Ducati’s number for this recall is SRV-RCL-23-004.
Read more about NHTSA Recall # 23V620 here.
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August 15, 2023 … Recall ~
NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V582000
Engine Stall from Improperly Assembled Fuel Line
Summary: Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain 2023 Challenger, Pursuit Dark Horse Icon w/Premium Package, Pursuit Dark Horse w/Premium Package, and Pursuit Limited w/Premium Package motorcycles. The fuel line may have been improperly assembled, which can result in an engine stall. An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash or injury.
Potential Number of Units Affected: 45
Remedy: Dealers will replace the fuel line, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 12, 2023. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian’s number for this recall is I-23-06.
Read more about NHTSA Recall # 23V582 here.
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Find more Recall Notices here.
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Just like in any community, there is good news and not-so-good news. Maybe someone is in the hospital or home recovering from injuries or illness. Or maybe you’ve got a child or grandchild who is deploying. Perhaps when people read these things, they’ll say a prayer or wish them well – each in their own way. Share your news within AZ’s Biker Community.
Send an email to — subject line: Community News or send a message on Facebook.
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