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January 22, 2000

1999 Polaris Victory V92C Motorcycles Recalled

Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain 1999 Polaris Victory V92C motorcycles, manufactured between July 1998 - April 1999, because the paint on the wheel and sprocket-mating surfaces could produce insufficient clamp load on the sprocket.

Rear sprocket bolts could become loose causing excessive wear and fretting at the mating surfaces allowing the sprocket bolt to fail. This condition could result in loss of vehicle control.

Approximately 2,000 motorcycles are affected by this recall.  Dealers will remove the rear wheel, disassemble sprocket, inspect and deburr the five sprocket clearance holes to ensure screws pass through the holes freely, remove all paint from the surfaces, and replace wheel and/or sprocket if excessively worn, and clean threads in the wheel.

Owner notification was expected to begin during December 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Polaris/Victory at 1-715-294-3370.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V304]

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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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