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Re: Metzeler has recalled motorcycle tires

Here are the details. It was reported by SafetyAlerts dated November 3, 2003.

Metzeler Has Recalled Motorcycle Tires
(SafetyAlerts) - The U.S. Department of Transportationís National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced.

Make : METZELER Model : SPORTEC M-1 P Build Dates : JAN 26, 2003 - FEB 08, 2003

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03T003000

Component: TIRES:TREAD/BELT

Potential Number Of Units Affected : 53

Summary:
METZELER SPORTEC 120/17 ZR17 M-1 P MOTORCYCLE TIRE. DURING PRODUCTION, AN EXCESSIVE BELT TENSION WAS USED CAUSING HIGH COMPRESSION BETWEEN THE BELT AND CARCASS.

Consequence:
AS A RESULT, THE TIRE MAY CHANGE SHAPE AND A BUBBLE MAY APPEAR IN THE TREAD AREA CAUSING THE FRONT TIRE OF THE MOTORCYCLE TO VIBRATE. SUDDEN VIBRATION OF THE FRONT END COULD CAUSE THE DRIVER TO LOSE CONTROL, POSSIBLE RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Remedy:
METZELER WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND REPLACE THE TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2003. 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 METZELER AT 706-368-5426.
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Re: Metzeler has recalled motorcycle tires



I got mine through Ron Ayers, wonder how that will work?
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Re: Metzeler has recalled motorcycle tires

Dunno. I got my tires from NHF but will have to wait until tonight to check the date stamp.
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Re: Metzeler has recalled motorcycle tires

A guy I know says that he called Metzler this morning, and they told him that the recall relates only to the Hayabusa-specific front Sportec.
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Re: Metzeler has recalled motorcycle tires

Man, this is making it's way around the boards pretty fast.
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