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cjburr
17th April 2006, 04:38
Does anyone know if Buell will honor these recalls if my 98 S1W has not had them fixed yet???

Buell Motorcycle Company

Models:
Buell S1 Lightning Years: 1996-1998
Buell S1 White Lightning Year: 1998
Buell M2 Cyclone Years: 1997-1999
Buell S2 Thunderbolt Years: 1995-1996
Buell S2T Year: 1996
Buell S3 Thunderbolt Years: 1997-1999
Buell S3T Thunderbolt Years: 1997-1998

Number Involved: 10,556
Dates of Manufacture: February 1994 - April 1999
Defect: These motorcycles were built with a fuel tank mounting system that could, in the event of a crash, allow the fuel tank to separate from the motorcycle.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the fuel tank. Owner notification was expected to begin during June 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Buell at 1-414-343-8400.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V104/Buell Recall No. 0814]

Buell Motorcycle Company

Models:
Buell S1 Lightning Years: 1996-1998
Buell S1 White Lightning Year: 1998
Buell M2 Cyclone Years: 1997-1999
Buell S2 Thunderbolt Years: 1995-1996
Buell S2T Year: 1996
Buell S3 Thunderbolt Years: 1997-1999
Buell S3T Thunderbolt Years: 1997-1998
Buell X1 Lightning Year: 1999

Number Involved: 12,321
Dates of Manufacture: February 1994 - April 1999
Defect: These motorcycles were built with a fuel tank vent valve assembly that could become plugged. Under certain conditions, this could cause the carburetor to overflow fuel, which could result in a fire. This condition could also prevent sufficient fuel flow, which could cause the engine to misfire or stall.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the fuel tank vent valve assembly. Owner notification was expected to begin during June 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Buell at 1-414-343-8400.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V105/Buell Recall No. 0815]

Buell Motorcycle Company

Models:
Buell S1 Lightning Years: 1996-1998
Buell S1 White Lightning Year: 1998
Buell M2 Cyclone Years: 1997-1998
Buell S2 Thunderbolt Years: 1995-1996
Buell S2T Year: 1996
Buell S3 Thunderbolt Years: 1997-1998
Buell S3T Thunderbolt Years: 1997-1998

Number Involved: 8,950
Dates of Manufacture: February 1994 - June 1998
Defect: These motorcycles were built with a swingarm that could break. If the swingarm should break, loss of vehicle control could occur.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the swingarm. Owner notification was expected to begin during June 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Buell at 1-414-343-8400.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V106/Buell Recall No. 0816]

Models:
Buell S1 Lightning Years: 1996-1998
Buell S1 White Lightning Year: 1998
Buell M2 Cyclone Years: 1997-1998
Buell S2 Thunderbolt Years: 1995-1996
Buell S2T Year: 1996
Buell S3 Thunderbolt Years: 1997-1998
Buell S3T Thunderbolt Years: 1997-1998

Number Involved: 8,950
Dates of Manufacture: February 1994 - June 1998
Defect: These motorcycles were built with a rear shock absorber front eye that could break. If the shock eye should break, the underside of the vehicle will drag on the ground, possibly causing loss of vehicle control.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the rear shock absorber. Owner notification was expected to begin during June 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Buell at 1-414-343-8400.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V107/Buell Recall No. 0817]

lagerdrinker
17th April 2006, 05:00
nhtsa recalls will be honored once. if you dont have, they will do.

cjburr
17th April 2006, 05:07
Thanks Lagerdrinker, that's what I was thinking. I think I'll call that number they show and see if Buell has a database of which bikes have been fixed by VIN#. Perhaps that will let me know if my new toy is good to go.

L.B.
17th April 2006, 13:43
CJ, When I bought my S1, one of the young guys at the local dearlership told me to bring the VIN# so he could see if all the recalls were up to date. So I take it that they have the info.
I haven't done it yet because I have the motor apart, but plan to as soon as I get it back together.

How do you like it so far?

cjburr
17th April 2006, 22:39
Don't have it yet LB, a friend of mine is picking it up for me at the end of the month, it's 1300 miles away.

Thanks for the info I will take the VIN# down to the dealership and get an appointment to get everything fixed if it hasn't been done already. This will give them time to get the parts if they have to and cut down on any waiting I will have to do.

Lev
18th April 2006, 09:54
Hi, you could try yourself using the US Harley website. On the home page click on 'motorcycles' at the top, then go to 'service and maintenance' and enter your details.
Im sure it will be the same one the dealer will use. It should show you which recalls will be needed.
It covers Buells from 1994 onward.

Sorry, I would give a link to the URL, but I haven't made enough posts yet

Hope this is a help

Lev

cjburr
18th April 2006, 23:20
Thanks Lev, I checked it out and came up with a recall number 0810 about the motor mount. It didn't say anything about the other recalls.

I don't see how the recalls with subsequent #'s are not there yet an earlier # is. I think a call to the number listed for Buell is in order to see what's up.

I will post my experience with Buell customer service when I am done.

Thanks again to everyone for the tips and advice.

cjburr
19th April 2006, 23:26
Talked to Harley customer service today and they were extremely helpful. Just give them your VIN# and they can tell you which recalls have already been fixed, the date and place they were fixed, and any open recalls on your particular bike. All the recalls but 1 have already been fixed on my bike.

This will work for any Harley or Buell, the number is 414-343-8400 although there may be a toll free # on their website. This was the # given on the site where the recalls were listed.

The lady said I can take my VIN# down to the dealer and they should have the parts in stock as they are recall parts, which must be kept in stock by law. Now I'm not sure if the dealer will have the parts on hand but Harley must stock the parts by law so the order time should be short.

This is great as I will now get the local dealer to order the part (engine isolator) now and it should be here by the time I get my bike.:clap

When I get things going with the local dealer I will post how they treat the situation.

chrishajer
30th May 2006, 06:58
FYI - there is no 800 number for HD. They must not want to make it too easy to call them....

Any update on the recalls or the service?

--Chris