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Motorcycle Recall - Big Dog

NHTSA Campaign ID:  09V147000
Component:  Wheels: Center Section
Manufacturer:  Big Dog Motorcycles, LLC
Recall Date: 05/27/2009
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1257
Defect Summary:
Big Dog is recalling 1,257 model year 2005 Ridgeback motorcycles. The rear wheel may have weak spots in the design, which may cause the wheel to crack under certain operating conditions.
Consequence Summary:
If undetected, this condition may lead to a crash.
Corrective Summary:
Dealers will inspect the wheels for evidence of cracking. If the wheel exhibits evidence of cracking, Big Dog will replace the wheel, and if the wheel shows no signs of cracking, customers will be advised to bring their motorcycle to Big Dog dealer for a free inspection every 2,500 miles. This service will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on or about May 15, 2009. Owners may contact Big Dog motorcycles customer service department at 316-267-9121.

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