Harley Recall

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Jeff Klarich, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    DETROIT (AP) - Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their front wheels can lock up without warning.

    Motorcycles with anti-lock brakes built between July 1, 2013, and May 7, 2014, are included in the recall.

    Harley-Davidson Inc. says the front brake line can get pinched between the fuel tank and the frame. That could cause front brake fluid pressure to increase, increasing the risk that the front wheel could lock up while riding.

    The company knows of five crashes and two minor injuries related to the defect, which it discovered last fall through warranty claims.

    Harley-Davidson will notify owners later this month. Dealers will replace the brake lines for free and attach straps to hold them in place.
     
  2. 34thestickupkid

    34thestickupkid Active Member

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    Ive been hearing alot about this recall,Hope everyone that has a bike built in that time frame be safe out there!!!!
     
  3. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    Read this this morning, 2014 owners take heed!

    Harley-Davidson Issues Recall Over Brake-Line Problems

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSJULY 9, 2014


    Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their front wheels can lock up without warning. Motorcycles with anti-lock brakes built between July 1, 2013, and May 7, 2014, are included in the recall. Harley-Davidson said the front brake line can get pinched between the fuel tank and the frame, raising the risk that the front wheel could lock up. The company said it knew of five crashes and two minor injuries related to the defect, which it discovered last fall through warranty claims.
     
  4. Harttoo

    Harttoo Senior Member

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    Most of Us have had them inspected.Most get a wire tie.I have only heard of 2 bikes with the failure.Info from a different forum.:)
     
  5. glazier

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    I'm real glad I decided to keep mine and not get one of these '14s. A few recalls already, coolant leakage, radio & GPS problems, clutch not disengaging, and now the front brakes could lock up while riding??? And they want how much $$$$$$ for these things??? My '13 has 15,000 miles on her with no recalls and no problems.
     
  6. 67wizard

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    I sure am glad I got my 2014, it beats my 2010. The 2010 had some recalls also.I don't remember any recalls on the radio or GPS unit, maybe I have missed something.
     
  7. dbmg

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  8. hillbilly81

    hillbilly81 Active Member

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    I got 6000 miles on my 14 road king with no probs I am loving it so far but I bought a plain jane no abs or security to worry about
     
  9. hillbilly81

    hillbilly81 Active Member

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    I am glad mine was born jan 28 2014
     
  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Good info, Thanks Jeff
    I am glad HD is on top of this one