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Thursday, July 17, 2008

WICKED WOMEN CHOPPER IS RECALLING SHADY LADY MOTORCYCLES.

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
WICKED WOMAN / SHADY LADY
2004
Manufacturer : WICKED WOMAN CHOPPERS LLC Mfr's Report Date : JUN 16, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V308000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5
Summary:
 WICKED WOMEN CHOPPER IS RECALLING 5 MY 2004 SHADY LADY MOTORCYCLES EQUIPPED WITH RC COMPONENT. THE FRONT OF THE FRAME WHERE WELDS ATTACH THE BACK-BONE TO THE NECK AND WELDS ATTACH THE NECK TO THE DOWN-TUBE, IF NOT BRACED WITH A GUSSET, STRESS PLACED ON MARGINAL WELDS COULD RESULT IN RAPID WEAR ON THE WELD JOINTS AND POSSIBLE JOINT SEPARATION.
Consequence:
 FRAME SEPARATION AT THE NECK DOWN-TUBE OR BACK-BONE COULD CAUSE THE DRIVER TO LOOSE STEERING CONTROL OF THE MOTORCYCLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 WICKED WOMAN CHOPPERS IS WORKING WITH RC COMPONENTS TO REPAIR THESE MOTORCYCLES. A GUSSET WILL BE ADDED TO ALL FIVE OF THE SINGLE DOWN-TUBE, NON-GUSSET FRAMES. REMEDY WILL BE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT WICKED WOMEN CHOPPER AT 1-618-942-2344.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO 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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