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BuellPartsGuy
12-02-2009, 05:39 PM
December 02, 2009

To: All Buell Dealers

Subject: Safety Recall Campaign 0840 (Buell XB12X & XB12XT Front Foot Rest Incorrect Material Properties)

Dear Buell Dealer:

Buell Distribution Company, LLC has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists on certain 2010 M.Y. Buell XB12X and XB12XT motorcycles built August 20, 2009 through September 30, 2009. Due to a manufacturing issue with our supplier, the right hand side footpeg mount (P/N N0527.1AKZT) may have been manufactured to incorrect specifications. This condition could allow the footpeg to move significantly out of position, which could lead to loss of control of the vehicle resulting in injury or death of the rider.

We have voluntarily declared this a defect related to motor vehicle safety (Campaign 0840) to allow us to formally recall all affected motorcycles. The remedy for this defect is to have the dealer remove the right hand side footpeg mount and replace it with a new footpeg mount, provided in the recall kit, manufactured to the proper specifications. A service bulletin outlining the repair and credit procedure will follow within ten days. Based on the schedule our supplier has provided we expect to begin shipping repair kits onor before the week of December 7, 2009. Please reference the Service Bulletin for a detailed description of the defect.

In the interest of the safety of our mutual customers and as required by law, you may sell but NOT DELIVER any motorcycles equipped with the defective footpeg to your customers until the remedy is completed. Please refer to h-dnet.com on the Service Page/Safety and Product Campaign/Open Safety Campaign Instructions and the Safety Campaign and Open VIN Lists in the Service Toolbox for an updated list of affected VINs for this recall. Select the appropriate campaign number link (0840) to view any outstanding vehicles involved.

In accordance with Federal regulations administered by NHTSA, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc. will provide notice to all owners of record of affected products with direction to bring the vehicle in for the recall service.

Sincerely,

Buell Distribution Company, LLC
0840