from triumph's website www.triumphmotorcycles.com
SAFETY RECALL - Rocket III Touring Tires
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Voluntary tire safety recall of Bridgestone Exedra G850 motorcycle tires.
Triumph has been informed by Bridgestone Corporation that they are conducting a voluntary safety recall of the Bridgestone Exedra G850 rear tire fitted to Triumph's Rocket III Touring models. The motorcycles affected are from the 2008 and 2009 model years from VIN number 324252 to 406650.
Bridgestone advise that some tires have experienced a torque-induced degradation in the body ply. The degradation may result in the inner liner cracking that may lead to a slow air leakage in the rear tire. This condition does not affect the front tire fitted to the Triumph Rocket III Touring. The affected rear tire may begin to vibrate at moderate speeds with the vibration reducing at higher speeds, warning the driver.
Affected models should be taken to an approved Triumph dealership for new tires to be fitted. The modification will be carried out free of charge and should take no longer than 60 minutes.
Triumph is writing to all registered owners of 2008 and 2009 Rocket III Touring models affected by this action and enclosing a letter of explanation from Bridgestone. This letter urges owners to contact their local Triumph dealership immediately. Anyone who wishes to confirm whether their machine is affected is asked to contact their local dealer or use the VIN Inquiry option contained within the Technical section of this website. All Triumph authorized dealers are aware of the full details of this action.
link to the page - http://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/usa/News_11266.aspx
there's a link there to access the VIN inquiry.