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August 4, 1999

Buell Motorcycle Company

Models: Buell M2 Cyclone Year: 1999

Number Involved: 1,177
Dates of Manufacture: January 1998 - April 1999
Defect: Certain motorcycles were manufactured with an incorrect air cleaner component. This component could restrict air flow into the float bowl of the carburetor, causing fuel to overflow, which could result in a fire. This could also prevent sufficient fuel flow, which could cause the engine to misfire or stall.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the float bowl vent assembly for proper venting and correct this condition if necessary. Owner notification was expected to begin during July 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Buell at 1-414-343-8400.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V140/Buell Recall No. 0815]