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Motorcycle Recall - Harley-Davidson

NHTSA Campaign ID:  06V474000
Component:  Steering: Wheel and Handlebar
Manufacturer:  Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Recall Date: 12/12/2006
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10,397
Defect Summary:
On certain motorcycles, the internally wired handlebars have a potential to crack at the hole where the wires exit the handlebars between the handlebar clamps.
Consequence Summary:
Should these cracks progress to the point of breaking the handlebar into two pieces, a loss of control could result which could cause a crash which could cause injury or death to the rider.
Corrective Summary:
Dealers will replace the handlebar with one with a greater wall thickness and with a wire exit hole that has a shape that reduces stress concentration. Harley-Davidson has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-342-4680.

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