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Harley-Davidson is Recalling All 2012 and certain 2013 V-Rods

27 10 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 25, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

Vehicle Make / Model:   Model Year(s):
     H-D / VRSCDX   2012-2013
Manufacturer: HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY Report Receipt Date: OCT 18, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V503000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,798
 Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling all model year 2012 and certain model year 2013 VRSCDX motorcycles manufactured from June 14, 2011, through August 1, 2012. The license plate bracket assembly’s mounting screws may loosen and the assembly may separate from the rear fender. This condition may lead to contact with the rear tire which could cause the license plate bracket to rotate, possibly damaging the rear brake line.
 If the license plate bracket contact with the rear brake line remains undetected, it may affect rear brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash, which could lead to injury or death of the rider.
 Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair any affected motorcycles free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, November 5, 2012. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-343-4056.
 This is Harley-Davidson recall 0148. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to


A quote from Bert Baker of Baker Drivetrain

We believe many share Berts sentiment so we decided to post what we feel needs to be reitterated often-

“Lost sight of the American dream? Our forefathers gave birth to the industrial revolution, achieved global manufacturing dominance, and fought 5+ wars last century to propagate the American dream and keep it alive. Does the phrase “Buy American” sound corny to you? If it does then hop on your bicycle and head down to the dollar store or mega retailer to buy some more Chinese shit to further undermine the American manufacturing machine. If “Buy American” means something to you, then please don’t piss away the beautiful gift our forefathers gave us. Buy American and spread the word. OUR FUTURE DEPENDS ON IT!”

Bert Baker
BAKER Drivetrain


True-Track’s V-Rod model

True-Track has been in the testing phases of it’s newest model the V-Rod, P/N 20-50,  and is proud to submit the following announcement:

To Ron and the team at True-Track,
I want to thank all of you for taking your time and knowledge to develope a True-Track for the V-Rod.
I’m pushing 192 horsepower and 121 ft-lb torque and under hard acceleration and decel it rides perfectly straight and feels very solid, even when the wheel is slipping. As you probably heard the traction at Bonneville is far from easy and its presents a lot of challenges. I definetly had a big advantage this year and I’m pleased to report I broke 2 world records with a top speed of 179.278mph!
New Records:
Division A Type 1 cls. 11 twin (open bike) 173.893mph
Division B Type 1 cls. 11 twin (partial streemline) 178.084mph
Thank you!
Johney Cortopassi