Recall: 2004 Big Dog Motorcycles

05/05/2010 @ 5:00 pm, by Jensen Beeler5 COMMENTS

Big Dog Motorcycles is recalling a number of its 2004 model motorcycles, including the Chopper, Bulldog, Ridgeback, Mastiff, Boxer, and Pitbull models. These affected motorcycles have a possibly loose connection between the harness connector and the electronic harness controller, which affects over 1,800 individual motorcycles, and puts their owners at risk.

With the loose connection comes the risk of the Big Dog motorcycles loosing headlight power, or worse causing the bike to stall, which could precipitate a crash. Big Dog will be notifying affected owners, and dealers will repair the problem free of charge. This recall is expected to start around May 24th.

Concerned owners can contact Big Dog at 1-316-219-9121, or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.

Source: NHTSA

  • harumph

    They should also recall them for lack of stylistic imagination.

  • Wayne

    This stuff is just a bunch of junk made only to show off on and make a bunch of noise. It should be illegal to sell this crap.

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  • Dan

    Easy now, while we may find the whole segment unappealing, Big Dog makes some pretty bikes. Also, their design and build quality is thought to be good.

    Now, how they are staying alive with massive debt and a 90% reduction in sales is one for the mystics.

  • RTRider

    I agree, this type of motorcycle is unsafe to ride and usually used for only one purpose – to let the moron riding it to show off at the expense of everyone else who has to listen to the obnoxious noise. Many communities are enacting a noise ordinance to stop this behavior. Also, if a motorcycle like this had a muffler on it no one would buy or ride it. They serve only one purpose and that is to make a lot of noise so people will notice you – basically called Showing Off……