A Harley-Davidson recall affects 2014 Touring motorcycles. On Oct. 17, Web Pro News reported that Harley-Davidson has told riders to "not ride" their bikes and dealers have been given a "do not deliver" warning to bikes that have been purchased or are sitting on the floor at the dealership. Several motorcycles have been recalled and you should check the list below if you suspect your bike is one of them.
"The recalled vehicles include models built between May 3, 2013, and October 14, 2013, and are listed as the following: 25,185 Touring motorcycles (FLHTCU, FLHTK, FLHTP, FLHX, FLHXS, FLHTKSE, and FLHRSE) as well as 3,861 Softail® CVOs and Trikes (FLHTCUTG, FXSBSE, and FLSTNSE)," Web Pro News reports.
The Harley-Davidson recall is voluntary and affects motorcycles with hydraulic clutch systems. The company feels strongly about a potential safety issue and has decided to recall the bikes to fix any potential issues before any rider is placed in danger. You should not try to fix your motorcycle yourself and if you have one of the bikes recalled you should bring it in for service before riding it again.
"Some of these motorcycles may exhibit a condition in which the hydraulic clutch system may lose the ability to generate enough lift to disengage the clutch. If the clutch does not disengage as intended, the rider may have difficulty slowing or stopping the motorcycle, which could result in an accident. Harley-Davidson has initiated these recalls to correct the affected motorcycles" (via Harley-Davidson).
More about the Harley-Davidson recall can be read on the Harley-Davidson website.
© Effie Orfanides 2013