H-D, BMW, DealerLeather Announce Recalls


Three companies doing business in the motorcycle industry have posted recall notices with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Harley-Davidson is recalling about 1,759 units of its 2009 FLTRSE3 CVO Road Glide motorcycles equipped with Blade rear wheel accessory kits.

The OEM says some wheels underwent a secondary heat treatment process which may have caused a crack in the wheel and result in wheel failure.

Dealers are asked to remove the rear wheel and inspect the manufacturer's code. Wheels that underwent a secondary heat treatment process are to be replaced free of charge.

BMW R1200 RT

BMW is recalling its 2007-2009 R1200 RT motorcycles for brake lines that may fail.

BMW says, due to the routing and assembly tolerances of the front brake lines, it is possible for the lines to be under strain. In combination with vibration during riding, the brake lines could develop a leak, expel brake fluid and render the front brakes inoperable.

BMW has not yet announced a remedy or notification schedule.


EBL Enterprises, Inc. is recalling its 500 Series helmet sold via its DealerLeather operation. The action involves 800 units.

The helmets, produced between April 1, 2008 and May 31, 2008, fail to conform to the impact attenuation requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 218 and may allow serious injury to the wearer in the event of a crash.

EBL Enterprises says it will offer a full refund or replace any noncompliant helmet with a helmet that meets federal standards.

—Submitted by Guido Ebert