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Motorcycles on NHTSA December 2003 Recall List

American Honda Motor Company, Inc.
Models:     Honda FSC600 (Silver Wing)                   Years:      2002-2003
Number Potentially Involved:   4,997
Dates of Manufacture:   November 2001 - February 2003
Defect:   On certain motorcycles, excessive clearance between the lower handlebar clamp and handlebar holder creates stress that can eventually cause the handlebar to loosen or detach, resulting in a loss of steering control, which could lead to a crash.
Remedy:   Dealers will install two lower handlebar clamps, add washers between the lower clamps and handlebar holder, and install new locknuts. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on January 26, 2004. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

[NHTSA Recall No. 03V513]

American IronHorse Inc.

Models:   American IronHorse Classic Years:     2002-2004
  American IronHorse Legend Years:     2002-2004
  American IronHorse Outlaw Years:     2002-2004
  American IronHorse Ranger Years:     2002-2004
  American IronHorse Slammer Years:     2002-2004
  American IronHorse Stalker Years:     2002-2004
  American IronHorse Tejas Years:     2002-2004
  American IronHorse Texas Chopper Years:     2002-2004
  American IronHorse Thunder Years:     2002-2004
Number Potentially Involved:  2,395
Dates of Manufacture:  August 2001 – November 2003
Defect:  On certain motorcycles equipped with optional brake rotor-carriers, the rotor-carriers can crack while in service and possibly break, causing partial loss of the brake system or the potential for rotor-carrier detachment, which could result in a crash.
Remedy:   Dealers will replace the rotor-carrier assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during February 2004. Owners may contact American IronHorse at 1-817-665-2045.
[NHTSA Recall No. 03V521]

Big Dog Motorcycles, L.L.C.
Models:     Big Dog Chopper                   Years:      2003-2004
Number Potentially Involved:  1,446
Defect:  On certain motorcycles assembled with an early version Rolling Thunder frame, a stress crack could emerge in the frame, which could cause a loss of control.
Remedy:  Dealers will repair the frame. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during February 2004. Owners may contact Big Dog at 1-316-267-9121.

[NHTSA Recall No. 03V535]

Buell Motorcycle Company

Models:   Buell XCB12S Year:     2004
  Buell XB9S Year:     2004
  Buell XB9SL Year:     2004
Number Potentially Involved:  581
Dates of Manufacture:  June - August 2003
Defect:  On certain motorcycles, the wire that provides power to the horn, due to misrouting, can become frayed from contact with the horn bracket mounting bolt. As a result, the horn wire may become exposed, and when the horn button is pushed, either the horn circuit fuse or the key switch fuse can blow. If the key switch fuse blows, the vehicle can stall, which could result in a crash. If the horn fuse blows, there will be a loss of power to the horn and rear brake light.
Remedy:  Dealers will inspect and correct the wire routing, if necessary. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on December 23, 2003. Owners may contact Buell at 1-414-342-4680.
[NHTSA Recall No. 03V494]

Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Models:     Harley Davidson Dyna Wide-Glide                   Year:      2004
Number Potentially Involved:  23
Defect:  Certain motorcycles with carbureted engines have an angled fuel fitting on the gas tank. These motorcycles do not meet Harley-Davidson impact test standards and present a risk of fuel leakage and fire in the event of a crash.
Remedy:   Dealers will replace the fuel tank with the proper tank. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began during December 2003. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-342-4680.

[NHTSA Recall No. 03V510]

Triumph Motorcycles (America)

Models:   Triumph America Years:     2002-2004
  Triumph Speedmaster Years:     2002-2004
Number Potentially Involved:  5,148
Dates of Manufacture:  June 2001 – December 2003
Defect:  On certain motorcycles, if the motorcycle is dropped onto the left side, air may enter the rear brake master cylinder reservoir. If left unattended, the rear brake may not operate, resulting in a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:   Dealers will reposition the rear brake master cylinder reservoir. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on December 31, 2003. Owners may contact Triumph at 1-678-854-2010.
[NHTSA Recall No. 03V525]

 

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