10/23/1998 – 1999 HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER – Equipment

 

NHTSA Campaign Number:98V267000 
Vehicle/Equipment Make:HARLEY DAVIDSON 
Vehicle/Equipment Model:SPORTSTER 
Model year:1999 
Mfg Campaign Number: 
Mfg Component Desc:EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS 
Mfg Involved in Recall:HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY
Manufacturing dates:06-26-98 through 08-01-98 
Type of report:(V) Vehicle 
Potential # of Units Affected:232 
Date Owner Notified by Mfg:11-98-98 
Recall Initiated By:MFR 
Kind regards Responsible for Recall:HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY 
Report Received Date:10-98-98 
Record Creation Date:10-98-98 
Regulation Part Number:571 
FMVSS number:120 
Defect Summary:VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTORCYCLES. THE CERTIFICATION LABEL INCORRECTLY INDICATES THE FRONT TIRE SIZE AS 100/90-19 57H INSTEAD OF THE CORRET DESIGNATION MH90-21 56H. ALSO THE CERTIFICATION LABELS DO NOT CONTAIN THE CORRECT MODEL DESIGNATION. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 120, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN PASSENGER CARS."  
Consequence summary:IF INCORRECT TIRE INFORMATION IS GIVEN, UNDERRATED TIRES COULD BE PLACED ON THE MOTORCYCLE CAUSING EXCESSIVE TIRE WEAR OR, IN EXTREME CASES, POSSIBLE TIRE BLOWOUTS. 
Corrective Summary:OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH NEW CERTIFICATION LABELS AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. IF AN OWNER DESIRES, THEIR DEALER CAN INSTALL THE LABEL FOR THEM.  

 

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