Big Dog Recall 09V147000

NHTSA Campaign ID Component Manufacturer Recall Date Units Potentially Affected
09V147000 Wheels: Center Section Big Dog Motorcycles, LLC 05/27/2009 1257
Defect Summary
Big Dog is recalling 1,257 model year 2005 Ridgeback motorcycles. The rear wheel may have weak spots in the design, which may cause the wheel to crack under certain operating conditions.
Consequence Summary
If undetected, this condition may lead to a crash.
Corrective Summary
Dealers will inspect the wheels for evidence of cracking. If the wheel exhibits evidence of cracking, Big Dog will replace the wheel, and if the wheel shows no signs of cracking, customers will be advised to bring their motorcycle to Big Dog dealer for a free inspection every 2,500 miles. This service will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on or about May 15, 2009. Owners may contact Big Dog motorcycles customer service department at 316-267-9121.

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