Ural Motorcycle RecallOrbit Motorworks of America, Inc., (Irbit) has recalled 273 of its Ural motorcycles with sidecars, including the Gear-up, Patrol, Patrol T, Tourist, and Tourist T.
Irbit says the Ural motorcycles, which were produced June 2, 2012, through Oct. 25, 2012, may have defective rims. The The aluminum rims manufactured in April 2012 were improperly heat treated, which could result in cracked, split or broken rims.The failure of a rim may result in a wheel lock up, increasing the risk of a crash, Irbit says.Irbit will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the motorcycles and replace any aluminum rims manufactured in April 2012, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by the end of November 2013. Owners may contact Irbit Motorworks at 1-425-702-8484.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 www.safercar.gov.
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