Triumph Recall 08V457000

NHTSA Campaign ID Component Manufacturer Recall Date Units Potentially Affected
08V457000 Suspension Triumph Motorcycles America LTD 09/09/2008 372
Defect Summary
Triumph is recalling 372 model year 2008 Sprint ST motorcycles. There is a possibility that the single bolt that is used in the 3 positions on the rear suspension drag link assembly can become brittle and fracture. The bolts involved are the (1) drag link to drop link bolt, (2) drag link to frame bolt, and (3) drop link to rear suspension unit bolt.
Consequence Summary
The head of the bolt may detach causing the drag link assembly to come apart resulting in loss of rear suspension, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary
Dealers will remove and discard the 3 bolts and replace them with new bolts. The recall is expected to begin during November 2008. Owners may contact Triumph at 1-678-539-8782.

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