By Gerard Rossman
Timbersled, a division of Polaris Industries, has issued a recall bulletin for around 1,100 motorcycle conversion kits sold globally.
The recall is for 2023 Timbersled ARO and RIOT kits, which include a rear track and front ski which can be used to change a dirt bike into what is referred to as a “snow bike”.
Timbersled has indicated the QuickDrive fastener may be incorrectly torqued, and can loosen while operating, leading to brake failure, which could result in a crash or serious injury.
Owners of these conversion kits are advised not to use them and remove the kits if capable, but are cautioned not to perform the repair procedure themselves. The manufacturer will repair the kits for free at an authorized Timbersled or Polaris dealer.
Owners will be contacted in the event their kit is among the affected lot, but may check their VIN for a recall status on the Polaris Off Road Safety portal. The VIN or serial number can be found on a decal on the inside of the right-hand frame rail.
More information can be found at: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2023/Polaris-Recalls-Timbersled-Snow-Bike-Conversion-Kits-Due-to-Crash-Hazard-Recall-Alert
Gerard Rossman is a journalist with Adrenaline Powersports Mag