Triumph Motorcycles is recalling certain 2010 Thunderbird cruisers due to an incompatible thread locker/screw combination on the front fender mounting. Triumph dealers will install new screws free of charge.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Triumph Motorcycles America LTD is recalling certain 2010 Thunderbird and Thunderbird ABS motorcycles manufactured from September 2009 and August 2010.
The Triumph Thunderbirds in question may have a front fender mounting with an incompatible thread locker/screw combination which could vibrate loose and come in contact with the side wall of the bike’s front tire, causing a flat. Flat tires increase the probabilities of a crash, hence the company’s concerns and the issuance of a recall.
The NHTSA report states that 1995 bikes potentially are affected and that Triumph dealers will install new screws free of charge. Thunderbird owners can contact the Triumph Custom Service Department at 1-678-539-8782. Owners can also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV. The NHTSA Campaign ID Number is 11V277000.