The Buell XB12 series seems to have a few more gremlins than usual, as this is the 3rd time, in less than one year’s time, that the motorcycle has been recalled by Buell and the NHTSA. This is also the 2nd time that the XB12 has been recalled for a front-brake line routing problem, which could cause the line to rub against the front wheel, causing a hole to form, and a complete loss of front-braking power.
405 XB12Ss’s are affected by this recall, as it seems to only pertain to the 2009 models at this time. Afflicted owner should take their bikes to their local Buell dealer, where the front-brake line will be inspected, and if undamaged, a guide will be installed on the line. If the line is damaged, it will be replaced and re-routed.
Either repair will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on or before September 21, 2009. Owners may contact Buell at 1-414-343-8400 if they have questions, or as always the NHTSA is available at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to safercar.gov.