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Harley-Davidson Recalls 111,600 Touring Bikes

Written by  December 31, 2009

Nearly 111,600 2009 and 2010 Harley-Davidson touring models are being recalled because tests show the fuel tank could leak at a weld on a bracket following a frontal collision. The leak could potentially cause a fire that may injure the rider, reported the NHTSA.

The bikes that are being recalled were manufactured between June 6, 2008 and November 19, 2009. Affected are the 2009-2010 models of the FLHP, FLHPE, FLHR, FLHTP, FLHR SHRINE, FLHRC, FLHT, FLHTC, FLHTCU, FLHTCU SHRINE, FLHTCU W/SC, and the 2009 models of the FLTR, FLTR3-CVO, FLTRSE3, FLHTCU4-CVO, FLHTCUSE4, FLHTCUSE5, FLHTCUTG and FLHTK. Also recalled are the 2009-2011 FLHX and the 2010 model of the FLHXXX.

To correct this, dealers will install a left and right brace to reduce front mount distortion during certain crash conditions. This repair will be performed at no charge. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson at (414) 343-4056 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.

By Mike Schweder

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