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Motorcycle Recall - Harley-Davidson

NHTSA Campaign ID:  09V267000
Component:  Wheels
Manufacturer:  Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Recall Date: 07/08/2009
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1759
Defect Summary:
Harley-Davidson is recalling 1,759 model year 2009 FLTRSE3 motorcycles equipped with blade rear wheel accessory kits. Some wheels within the subject population underwent a secondary heat treatment process. As a result of this secondary heat treatment, these wheels may have a crack.
Consequence Summary:
If a crack is present, it could result in wheel failure during use, possibly leading to a crash, which could result in injury or death of the rider.
Corrective Summary:
Dealers will remove the rear wheel and inspect the manufacturer's code. Wheels with the codes that indicate that they underwent a secondary heat treatment process will be replaced. Wheels that do not have the suspect code will be re-installed. This service will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on or before July 20, 2009. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-343-4056.

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