Harley-Davidson is recalling 111,569 of their 2009-2010 touring motorcycles made between June 6, 2008, and Nov. 19, 2009 over a problem with front fuel tank mounts. Apparently, HD is concerned about the potential for leaked fuel to ignite after a front-end crash. We don’t know how much the major recall will cost, but we do know that this is not a good time for such a measure. Still, this is the responsible thing to do for the prestigious company. Hit the jump for the official details.

Manufacturer: Harley Davidson Motor Company

Models and model years affected:

H-D / FLHP  2009-2010
H-D / FLHPE  2009-2010
H-D / FLHR  2009-2010
H-D / FLHR SHRINE 2009-2010
H-D / FLHRC 2009-2010
H-D / FLHT 2009-2010
H-D / FLHTC 2009-2010
H-D / FLHTCU 2009-2010
H-D / FLHTCU SHRINE 2009-2010
H-D / FLHTCU W/SC 2009-2010
H-D / FLHTCU4-CVO 2009
H-D / FLHTCUSE4 2009
H-D / FLHTCUSE5 2010
H-D / FLHTK 2010
H-D / FLHTP 2009-2010
H-D / FLHX 2009-2011
H-D / FLHXXX 2010
H-D / FLTR 2009
H-D / FLTR3-CVO 2009
H-D / FLTRSE3 2009

NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V457000

Potential Units Affected:

Problem: Harley-Davidson is recalling certain model year 2009 and 2010 touring family motorcycles, including CVO touring and trike products, manufactured from June 6, 2008 through November 19, 2009. The front fuel tank mounts may distort in reaction to severe frame damage from a frontal collision. This condition may cause a fuel leak at the weld of the front bracket to the tunnel. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire, which could lead to injury or death to the rider.

Corrective Action: Dealers will install a left and right brace, which are intended to reduce front mount distortion during certain crash conditions. This repair will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about December 14, 2009. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-343-4056.

Source: thekneeslider

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