TR Recalls ProTaper Clamp Kits

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Tucker Rocky Distributing is recalling about 12,000 Pro Taper Clamp Kits used with off-road motorcycles.

TR says some of the bolts included in the clamp kits (or sold separately) if installed incorrectly can break under extreme force such as a crash. This can cause the handlebars to separate posing a risk of serious injury to the rider. There have been seven reports of bolts breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Manufactured in Taiwan, the parts were sold at dealerships nationwide from October 2007 through March 2008 and ranged in price from $5 for the Replacement Bolt Kit to $440 for the Complete Triple Clamp Kit.

The recall involves the following kits: Upper Triple Clamp Kit, Complete Triple Clamp Kit, Handlebar Clamp Kit (Universal Solid Mount Kit and Universal Rubber Mount Kit) and Replacement Bolt Kit.

Consumers should stop riding off-road motorcycles equipped with the recalled kits and contact Tucker Rocky for free replacement bolts.

See protaper.com for more information.