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July  7, 1999
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Buell Motorcycle Company

Buell S1 Lightning Years: 1996-1998
Buell S1 White Lightning Year: 1998
Buell M2 Cyclone Years: 1997-1998
Buell S2 Thunderbolt Years: 1995-1996
Buell S2T Year: 1996
Buell S3 Thunderbolt Years: 1997-1998
Buell S3T Thunderbolt Years: 1997-1998

Number Involved: 8,950
Dates of Manufacture: February 1994 - June 1998
Defect: These motorcycles were built with a rear shock absorber front eye that could break. If the shock eye should break, the underside of the vehicle will drag on the ground, possibly causing loss of vehicle control.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the rear shock absorber. Owner notification was expected to begin during June 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Buell at 1-414-343-8400.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V107/Buell Recall No. 0817]