Buell has issued a recall for some 2008 and 2009 Buell 1125R and 1125CR motorcycles for problems with the rear cylinder cam chain tensioner. Please read the details below.
Manufacturer: Buell Motorcycle Company
Model Year: 2008-2009
Models affected: 1125R, 1125CR
NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V554000
Potential Units Affected: 140
Problem: Buell is recalling 140 model year 2009 1125CR and model year 2008 1125R motorcycles. These motorcycles can experience a premature failure of the rear cylinder cam chain tension guide (part number F0020.1AM). This can cause plastic debris to block the oil pump screen, possibly leading to oil starvation and engine seizure. This condition may allow the engine to seize, resulting in rear wheel lock-up. This could result in a crash, which could cause injury or death to the rider.
Corrective Action: Dealers will replace the rear cam chain tensioner. The recall is expected to begin on or about October 20, 2008. Owners may contact Buell at 1-414-342-4680.