Buell has issued a recall for some 2008 1125R and 2009 XB12R and XB12SEG motorcycles for problems with front brake line positioning. Please read the details below.
Manufacturer: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company
2009 XB12R XB12SEG
NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V109000
Potential Units Affected: 3316
Problem: Buell Distribution Company is recalling 3,316 model year 2008 1125R, model year 2009 XB12R and XB12SEG motorcycles. The subject motorcycles have a front brake line which may contact the front tire. The condition could cause a hole to develop in the front brake line, allowing brake fluid to leak. This condition might cause an ineffective front brake, leading to a possible crash and potential injury or death of the rider.
Corrective Action: Dealers will re-route the front brake line. If damage to the brake line has occurred, the brake line will be replaced free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on or before April 20, 2009. Owners may contact Buell Distribution Company at 1-414-343-8400.