Triumph Recall (#2009107)
Models Involved: 2008-09 Rocket III Classic Touring
Number of Vehicles: 47
Problem: On certain motorcycles, the tires may experience a torque-induced degradation in a body ply. The degradation may result in inner-liner cracking that may lead to a slow leak in the rear tire.
Loss of air pressure could cause the rider to lose vehicle control, which may result in property damage, personal injury or death.
Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace both tires.
Deeley Harley-Davidson Recall (#2009111)
Number of Vehicles: 271
Problem: On certain motorcycles, the front brake line may contact the front tire. The resultant chafe damage could create a hole in the line. Brake fluid leakage could ultimately result in loss of front braking capability which, depending on traffic conditions and the rider’s reactions, could result in a crash causing personal injury or death.
Correction: Dealers will re-route the front brake line.
BMW Recall (#2009112)
Models Involved: 2009 F800GS
Number of Vehicles: 105
Problem: On certain motorcycles, the front wheel quick-release axle may not have been manufactured to specifications. The quick-release axle might be of reduced wall thickness which, under severe loads (off-roading, for example), could cause the axle to break. This could result in a vehicle crash causing property damage, personal injury or death.
Correction: Dealers will replace the quick-release axle.