Harley-Davidson Recalls 2700+ Night Rods
Not exactly the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) words, but you get the idea: Harley-Davidson has detected a potential issue with certain models of their acclaimed V-Rod Night Rod Special, or VRSCDX, and will fix it free of charge.
Like always, the problem is minor, but can cause huge consequences: the license number plate mounting screws could come loose in certain situations and separate the whole assembly from the rear fender.
And not, it's not about losing your plate, but coming in contant with the rear tire, rotate and damage the brake line... and that's a major safety hazard which could lead to crashes. This recall addresses some 2798 bikes manufactures between June 14, 2011 and August 1, 2012.
Harley-Davidson will contact all the owners and point them to the nearest dealers to have the issue taken care of free of charge. No need to panic, you could inspect the plate holder yourselves to see if it at least looks ok, and you could also call your H-D dealer and set up a meeting.