Bigdog Daytec Chopper



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Bigdog Daytec Chopper 2004 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - MASTER CYLINDER
04V137000BIG DOG MOTORCYCLES, LLCfrom 09/19/2003 to 03/16/2004V (Vehicle)190604/12/2004MFRBIG DOG MOTORCYCLES, LLC03/23/200403/25/2004
Defect SummaryOn certain motorcycles, the piston in the rear master cylinder may have been improperly sized, which could cause the rear brakes to drag or lockup.
Consequence SummaryThis could result in a crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers will remove the piston from the rear master cylinder and replace it with a new piston. owner notification began on april 12, 2004. owners should contact big dog at 1-316-267-9121.
NotesCustomers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration
STRUCTURE - MOTORCYCLE KICKSTAND/CENTER STAND
04V523000BIG DOG MOTORCYCLES, LLCfrom 08/08/2003 to 09/23/2004V (Vehicle)445712/20/2004MFRBIG DOG MOTORCYCLES, LLC11/02/200411/03/2004
Defect SummaryOn certain motorcycles, the kickstand spring attaching stud may break off allowing the kickstand to deploy into the extended position.
Consequence SummaryIf the kickstand deploys, it could cause a crash without prior warning.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect and install a new kickstand unit. the recall began on december 20, 2004. owners should contact big dog at 316-267-9121.
NotesCustomers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration
Bigdog Daytec Chopper 2004 bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
COMMUNICATIONS - HORN ASSEMBLY
108806/30/200610020152Horn harness wires may break. *tt2006-07-28
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
107806/23/20061078A10020045Ehc contact improvement procedure (revised). current seal does not allow connector pins to seat properly and moisture may be present in connector. *tt2006-07-14
107505/03/200610019909Dielectric grease addition to connectors. *tt2006-05-10
104209/15/200410010470Ehc replacement. incorrect electrical component installation resulting in a damaged ehc. *tt2004-11-24
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE - BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
104409/30/200410010405Belt and chassis issues. drive belt noise,drive belt ratcheting, swing arm to frame contact. bigdog service bulletin w/t attachments a-h. various models including 2003 big dog pitbull, ridgeback and daytec chopper. *eh2004-11-18
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - HEADLIGHTS
107706/16/200610020065Headlamp connector may melt, making bulb replacement difficult. *tt2006-07-18
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
SB-109901/11/200810026832Bigdog motorcycle: fuel tank vent may become flooded with fuel, causing the motorcycle to run poorly due to a fuel mixture that is too rich. *pe2008-12-23
STRUCTURE
108004/27/200610019984Tachometer board replacement - inaccurate tachometer readings or fluctuation in readings due to moisture. *ak2006-05-18
STRUCTURE - MOTORCYCLE KICKSTAND/CENTERSTAND
103907/12/200410009565Kickstand spring stud fracture. all bigdog 2004 models. *tt2004-10-06
Bigdog Daytec Chopper 2004 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
06/07/201011000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2004 big dog chopper. the contact received a recall letter reference nhtsa campaign id number: 10v180000, electrical system. the owner took the vehicle in for the recall remedy in june and they stated they had to order the parts and it would be about 2 months. at the time of the complaint big dog stated the part is not manufactured anymore and they may be able to get it from another supplier but it would take an additional 6 to 7 weeks. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 11,000. rd
01/03/200925440
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 bigdog daytec chopper motorcycle. the contact recently purchased the vehicle. while traveling approximately 45 mph on normal road conditions, the engine stalled without warning. the driver was unable to restart the engine and the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. the technician performed diagnostic tests and stated that the failure was related to the computerized system. the vehicle is currently inoperable and has not been repaired. the vin was unknown. the failure and current mileages were 25,440.