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Thursday, April 10, 2008

RC COMPONENTS RECALLS MOTORCYCLE FRAMES

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
RC COMPONENTS / MOTORCYCLE FRAME
9999
Manufacturer : RC COMPONENTS Mfr's Report Date : JUN 01, 2007
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 07E036000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 868
Summary:
 CERTAIN RC COMPONENTS MOTORCYCLE FRAMES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 2003 AND SEPTEMBER 2005 SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT. THE FACTORY-INSTALLED WELDED GUSSET PLATE CONNECTING THE FRAME BACKBONE, NECK, AND DOWN TUBE IS MISSING.
Consequence:
 AS A RESULT, ADDITIONAL STRESS WOULD BE PLACED ON THE WELDS CAUSING RAPID WEAR AND POSSIBLE JOINT SEPARATION. FRAME SEPARATION OF THE NECK, DOWN TUBE, AND BACKBONE JOINTS COULD CAUSE THE DRIVER TO LOSE STEERING AND CONTROL OF THE BIKE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
 THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS ARE WORKING WITH RC COMPONENTS TO NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE MOTORCYCLES WILL BE REPAIRED OR REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS CAN CONTACT EITHER THEIR MOTORCYCLE MANUFACTURER OR RC COMPONENTS AT 270-842-6000.
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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