First, I want first to mention that when I publish a Recall it’s never intended to express any negative opinion about any manufacturer. All brands, one day or the other will have to issue recalls. Publication is only about safety concerns regarding my readers.
Big Dog Motorcycles is recalling 1257 model year 2005 Ridgeback motorcycles. The rear wheel may have weak spots in the design, which may make the wheel to crack under certain operating conditions. If undetected, this condition may lead to a crash. Dealers will inspect the wheels for evidence of cracking. If the wheel exhibits evidence, BiG Dog will replace it. And if the wheel shows no signs of cracking, customers will be advised to bring it to their dealer for a free inspection every 2500 miles. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to http://www.safercar.gov.