Buell Recall 08V554000

NHTSA Campaign ID Component Manufacturer Recall Date Units Potentially Affected
08V554000 Engine and Engine Cooling Buell Motorcycle Co. 10/16/2008 140
Defect Summary
Buell is recalling 140 model year 2009 1125CR and model year 2008 1125R motorcycles. These motorcycles can experience a premature failure of the rear cylinder cam chain tension guide (part number F0020.1AM). This can cause plastic debris to block the oil pump screen, possibly leading to oil starvation and engine seizure.
Consequence Summary
This condition may allow the engine to seize, resulting in rear wheel lock-up. This could result in a crash, which could cause injury or death to the rider.
Corrective Summary
Dealers will replace the rear cam chain tensioner. The recall is expected to begin on or about October 20, 2008. Owners may contact Buell at 1-414-342-4680.

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