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Saturday, March 29, 2008

BIG DOG MOTORCYCLES RECALLS REAR PASSENGER FOOT REST ASSEMBLIES FOR RIDGEBACK MOTORCYCLES

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
BIG DOG / 163-000040-01
9999
BIG DOG / RIDGEBACK
2008
Manufacturer : BIG DOG MOTORCYCLES, LLC Mfr's Report Date : MAR 07, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08E022000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 38
Summary:
 BIG DOG IS RECALLING 38 REAR PASSENGER FOOT REST ASSEMBLIES, P/NO. 163-000040-01, SOLD AS AN ACCESSORY FOR MY 2008 RIDGEBACK MOTORCYCLES THAT WERE BUILT BETWEEN JULY 16, 2007, AND FEBRUARY 28, 2008. THE SUBJECT PASSENGER PEG ASSEMBLIES MAY RESONATE AND CAUSE DISPROPORTIONATE AND/OR INAPPROPRIATE LOADING ON THE MOUNTING BOLTS. OVER TIME, THIS COULD CAUSE THE BOLTS THAT RETAIN THE PASSENGER EG ASSEMBLY TO BREAK AND ALLOW THE PASSENGER PEG ASSEMBLY TO DETACH FROM THE MOTORCYCLE.
Consequence:
 THIS CONDITION COULD OCCUR WITHOUT WARNING AND COULD RESULT IN INJURY AND/OR A CRASH.
Remedy:
 BIG DOG WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE WHISKER BARS WITH A REVISED DESIGN. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 15, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BIG DOG AT 316-219-6504.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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