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Motorcycle Recall - Wicked Women

NHTSA Campaign ID:  08V308000
Component:  Structure: Frame and Members: Underbody Shields
Manufacturer:  Wicked Women Choppers LLC
Recall Date: 06/16/2008
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5
Defect Summary:
Wicked Women Choppers is recalling 5 model year 2004 Shady Lady motorcycles equipped with RC Component parts. The front of the frame where welds attach the back-bone to the neck and welds attach the neck to the down-tube, if not braced with a gusset, stress placed on marginal welds could result in rapid wear on the weld joints and possible joint separation.
Consequence Summary:
Frame separation at the neck down-tube or back-bone could cause the driver to lose steering control of the motorcycle increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
Wicked Women Choppers is working with RC Components to repair these motorcycles. A gusset will be added to all five of the single down-tube, non-gusset frames. Remedy will be free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during July 2008. Owners may contact Wicked Women Choppers at 1-618-942-2344.

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