Polaris issued two separate recalls for 2009-2011 Indian motorcycles, one for a problem with the headlight and another with the kickstand.
According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the kickstands on 2009-2011 Indian motorcycles may not fold up and to the rear if the motorcycle is moving forward with the stand deployed. As a result, the kickstand fails to meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 571.123.
As seen in the 2011 Indian Motorcycle Dark Horse pictured above, the kickstand is angled forward when in the down position. If a rider tries to move forward with the kickstand down, it may affect the rider’s ability to control the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.
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