A Harley-Davidson recall, along with a “Do Not Ride” notice has been issued for a certain group of touring bikes. According to Fox News on Oct. 16, this is a voluntary Harley-Davidson recall due to potential safety problems.
The Harley touring bikes equipped with a hydraulic clutch system are involved in this recall. The potential problem would pose a safety issue to riders and passengers. Along with issuing a “Don Not Ride” notice to owners, Harley-Davidson has issued a “Do Not Delivery” notice to Harley-Davidson dealers.
The recalls affect 25,185 Touring motorcycles. The models being recalled:
The recall also include 3,861 Softail® CVOs and Trikes. The models of these bikes:
All of the above Harley-Davidson motorcycles involved in this recall were built between May 3, 2013, and Oct. 14, 2013.
The problem: The possibility of hydraulic clutch on these motorcycles may suddenly lose the ability to not generate enough lift needed to disengage the clutch.
If this does happen it may cause the rider to have a problem slowing down or stopping the motorcycle. This could result in an accident. The recalls were issued to fix the affected Harley-Davidson bikes.
Who to contact: Owners of the Harley-Davidson motorcycles involved in the recall are asked to contact an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer.
The dealer will arrange for pickup, inspect the bike and make any necessary repairs. They will do all of this at no expense to the owner. Harley-Davidson said the repairs should take less than one hour.