Posted on Dec 11, 2009
Harley-Davidson is recalling 111,569 of its touring motorcycles in order to reinforce the front fuel tank mounts, which could distort in crashes and cause fuel leaks and possible fires.

This voluntary recall affects certain 2009-2010 model-year touring bikes, including CVO and Trikes. No known fires, injuries or deaths have been reported due to the defect.  Harley-Davidson said it crash-tested a 2010 model bike in May, 2009, and determined the bike did not meet company requirements for fuel containment.

In 2009, through September, Harley-Davidson shipped 187,085 motorcycles, down from 226,898 for that same time period in 2008. That same year, 47,579 of the 2008 touring models were recalled because of a defect in the fuel filter shell which caused bikes to slow down or stall.

Owners of 2009-2010 Harley-Davidson touring models affected will be notified in the coming weeks to schedule appointments with local dealers for proper repairs.