Harley Davidson Backrest

Model Backrest made by Harley Davidson got 1 consumer complain as well as 1 recall. Consumer complaints with reference to equipment. . There was one recall concerning unknown or other .

Model 9999


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
98E029000HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANYfrom 03/01/1997 to 08/31/1998E (Equipment)173710/01/1998MFRHARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY09/25/199809/25/1998
Defect SummaryEquipment description: detachable back rests which are an accessory item installed on certain 1994 through 1999 model motorcycles. the back rest can become detached from its front mounts.
Consequence SummaryThis can cause the passenger to shift his/her position possibly resulting in personal injury and/or impede the rider's ability to control the motorcycle.
Corrective SummaryDealers will repair the mounts on these back rests.
NotesOwner notification is expected to begin during october 1998.owners who take their motorcycles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact harley davidson at 1-414-342-4680.also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

Consumer Complaints

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 We purchased a universal lonestar motorcyclet-bag set from orange county harley davidson in ca. we were instructed on how to use this bag, and secured it properly on our bike. there are loops on top of the smaller bag to secure other cargo to, which we did. we put two approx $400 leather jackets strapped on top like we were shown. this bag straps over the backrest of the motorcycle seat, zips on the sides and has to straps to secure to the luggage rack. all of this was done. at 70 miles per hour on the freeway this bag somehow came up over the back rest and flipped everything under the fender, which caught on the tire. this proceeded to completely lock up the rear tire and brake, providing a rear wheel skid and fish tail of both tires at 70 miles per hour. this caused both jackets to go up in smoke, the tire partially melted, and put a groove in it thereby destroying the tire. we have pictures of the damage, and triple checked everything about how we had our stuff secured, and we had it exactly as we were instructed to at the dealer. this is a new product from them, and obviously has a design flaw that could cause someone to be killed. *ak

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