Harley-Davidson has announce the recall of nearly 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring bikes after it was discovered that the front brake line “pinch between frame and fuel tank increasing pressure on the brake fluid enough to force the front wheel to lock up. The defect has already resulted in 5 crashes, although injuries were said to be minor.
The recall involves motorcycles manufactured between July 1, 2013 and May 7, 2014. Owners will be notified directly by Harley and dealers will repair the bikes at no charge.
Last October Harley -Davidson Motor Company recalled certain 2014 FLHTCUTG, FXSBE, and FLSTNSE models built between May 3, 2013-October 14, 2013 because of incorrect clutch release plates which failed to allow the clutches to disengage making it extremely difficult for riders to slow down or stop. A similar problem was found in 2014 FLHTCU, FLHTK, FLHTP, FLHX, FLHXS, and FLHORSE models in which the clutch master cylinder might allow air to flow into the clutch system.
These follow an additional recall of more than 250,757 2009-2012 Touring, CVO Touring and Trike motorcycles manufactured between June 6, 2008 and September 16, 2012 because the rear brake light switch could become exposed to too much heat coming out of the exhaust system, which could thus deactivate the brake lights as well as cause break fluid to leak at the brake light switch. Models included in this recall were the: 2009-2012 FLHP; 2009-2011 FLHPE; 2009-2012, FLHR; and FLHRC; 2009-2010 FLHT; 2009-2012 FLHTC and FLHTCU; 2009 FLHTCUSE4; 2010 FLHTCUSE5; 2011 FLHCUSE6; 2012 FLHTCUSE7; 2009-2012FLHCUTG; 2010-2012 FLHTK; 2009-2012 FLHTP; FLHX built between 2009-2012; FLHXSE from 2010; 2011; FLHXSE2 2011, FLHXSE3 2012 models; 2011 FLHXXX; FLTR and FLTRSE3 from 2009; FLTRU 2010-2012; FLTRUSE 2011, FLTRX 2010-2012, and 2012 FLTRXSE.
To learn more about these (and any other recalls) readers should contact their nearest Harley Davidson dealership, or call the NHTSA at 888 327-4236