Buell has issued a recall for some 2007 and 2008 Buell Blasts. The fuel tank may deform under certain conditions, contacting the engine and causing a leak. Please read the details below.
Manufacturer: Buell Motorcycle Company
Model Year: 2007-2008
Models affected: Blast
NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V439000
Potential Units Affected: 1307
Problem: Buell is recalling 1,307 model year 2007-2008 Blast motorcycles. The fuel tank may experience some local deformation under high-heat conditions that creates contact of the tank with the cylinder head. In some of these cases, the cylinder head rubbing on the fuel tank has created a fuel leak. This could result in a crash or fire, which could cause injury or death to the rider.
Corrective Action: Dealers will install a bracket which will prevent the fuel tank from contacting the cylinder head. The recall is expected to begin on or before September 8, 2008. Owners may contact Buell at 1-414-343-8400.