3/29/2005 12:00:00 AM

Safety Recall – 2005 Victory Touring Cruiser - Insufficient Torque on Front Fork Pinch Bolts


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SUBJECT: INSUFFICIENT TORQUE ON FRONT FORK TUBE PINCH BOLTS
 
PURPOSE: The Victory Motorcycle Division of Polaris Industries Inc. has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in some 2005 Victory Touring Cruiser motorcycles. The front fork tube  pinch  bolts  were  not  tightened  to  the  proper  torque  specification  during manufacture.  Insufficient clamp pressure on the fork tubes may allow the tubes to slide in the
fork  clamps during operation,  which  could  result  in a  loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.
 
DO NOT SELL, DELIVER, OR OPERATE AN AFFECTED UNIT UNTIL THE REPAIR PROCEDURE HAS BEEN COMPLETED!
 
MODEL(S) AFFECTED:
 
Model(s) Affected
Model Number(s)
Serial Numbers of Affected Vehicles
2005 Touring Cruiser
V05T116 V05TB16DA, V05TB16DGP V05TB16DH, V05TB16DRP V05TB16LG, V05TB16LGP   V05TB16LH
SEE LIST OF AFFECTED VEHICLES ON PAGE 4
 
WHAT YOU MUST DO:
1)  Follow the  procedure  on  Page 4  to check  fork tube  height  and  torque  the  triple  clamp pinch  bolts to 35 lb.-ft. (47.5 Nm)  on  all  affected  motorcycles  in  your  inventory.  DO  NOT deliver  an  affected  motorcycle  until  this  repair  has  been  completed.
2)  Contact owners of delivered units immediately and make arrangements to perform this recall repair.
 
3)  File  a  warranty claim  for  affected  units  immediately  after  completing  this  repair.  Refer to  Warranty Claim  Information  on  page  2.
 
CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION:
The Victory Motorcycle Division is currently attempting to contact all registered owners of affected 2005 model Touring Cruisers directly by telephone. In addition to the notification by Victory, dealers are required to notify  owners  of  motorcycles  sold  by their  dealership,  and  to  make  arrangements  to  perform  this  repair  immediately.


WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION:                                             V-05-02      Page 2 of 4
 
Safety Recall Number
V-05-02
Claim Type
File Warranty Claim Type SB for both registered units and units in your inventory.
Labor Allowance
:15 min
Warranty Claim Special Instructions
A single group claim using the claim type SB (Service Bulletin) may be submitted listing the serial number and date of repair for all machines with the same model number. DO NOT PUT MORE THAN ONE MODEL NUMBER ON A CLAIM.
Part Numbers to List on Claim
Automatically entered by the Warranty system.
 
 
PARTS REQUIRED: No parts are required for this repair.
 
BULLETIN COMPLETION DECAL:
After completion of this bulletin, fill out a service bulletin completion decal (P/N 7170107) and install on the inside of left side cover as shown.
 
Sincerely,
 
Karl Iverslie
Manager, Technical Service & Warranty