NY and PA Motorcycle Attorney Warns: Some 2010 Harley-Davidsons Recalled For Wrong Fork Springs


I wanted to pass on the word about a recent Harley-Davidson recall.

The American Motorcyclist Association relayed the news: “Recall: Some 2010 Harley-Davidson’s for incorrect fork springs.”

The problem affects model year 201o FXDF Harleys (“Fat Bobs”) with fork leg assemblies LH P/N 48622-08 or RH P/N 48623-08.  The wrong springs may have gone into these fork legs, creating a host of potential problems.

As the AMA describes the consequences, the incorrect springs could hamper the suspension. It’s a dangerous result, because an impaired suspension could reduced traction on irregular road surfaces.

And even at a standstill, this recall is important for the condition of your motorcycle. Harleys with the wrong spring could have a different lean angle when parked on their side stand.

It all boils down to the fact that this problem increases the risk of a crash.

Here’s what Harley-Davidson is Doing

The Fat Bobs that may have the wrong springs were manufactured between January 29 through February 9, 2010. (I just want to mention here that the AMA and a lot of other sites have the dates incorrect – listing them as February 29 through February 9, 2010. Even if you flip those dates, there was no February 29 in 2010.)

Harley-Davidson dealers are going to inspect the subject motorcycles and replace the springs with the correct ones. There’s a date code label on the inside of the fork sliders, and the recall problem is on the motorcycles with date codes of 26A10 or 22A10.

If you can’t find the date code, no fear. Harley-Davidson dealers and the company are conscientious. They’ll notify owners and start replacing the parts.

If you’re a Harley owner who wants more information, call Harley-Davidson at (414) 343-4056.

Another source of information is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline, (888) 327-4236 (TTY (800) 424-9153).

Thanks for reading,

Adam M. Gee, Esq.
NY and PA Motorcycle Accident Attorney
The Ziff Law Firm, LLP
303 William Street
Elmira, NY  14901
Phone: (607)733-8866
Fax: (607)732-6062
Email: [email protected]

My book, “Would You Ride Your Motorcycle Naked?” It is available FREE to New York and Pennsylvania bikers; follow the link to order your copy today.

Model Year 2010 Fxdf Motorcycles With Fork Leg Assemblies (Lh P/N 48622-08, Rh P/N 48623-08) Manufactured From February 29 Through February 9, 2010. These Fork Leg Assemblies May Have Been Incorrectly Assembled Using The Wrong Springs.

 Motorcycles Containing The Wrong Springs Will Have Reduced Suspension Effectiveness Which May Result In Reduced Traction On Irregular Road Surfaces, And Will Also Have A Different Lean Angle When Parked On The Side Stand, Possibly Affecting Parking Stability. This Condition May Increase The Risk Of A Crash.

 Harley-Davidson Will Notify Owners And Dealers Will Repair The Affected Motorcycles Free Of Charge. The Safety Recall Is Expected To Begin On Or About July 26, 2010. Owners May Contact Harley-Davidson At 1-414-343-4056.

 Owners May Also Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline At 1-888-327-4236 (Tty 1-800-424-9153), Or Go To Http://Www.Safercar.Gov .

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