Harley-Davidson announced on Wednesday that it was issuing a recall for a potentially faulty hydraulic clutch system on more than 29,000 motorcycles; the recall affects primarily the 2013 models with a small amount of 2014’s are also affected.
The hydraulic clutch system may not disengage fully which can make it a bit challenging to slow down or stop the motorcycle. The Motor Company has said that owners should immediately contact an authorized dealer to schedule an inspection. At no charge to the owner, the bike will be picked up, inspected, and any necessary repairs made at no cost to the owner. For those riders that prefer to take their bike directly to a dealership, they should plan on about a one-hour visit.
“The safety of our customers if our highest priority,” said Tony Wilcox, general manager of motorcycle new product delivery for Harley-Davidson. “We have identified potential safety issues and are moving quickly to notify our customers and dealers. The inspection and repair of these motorcycles is extremely important so it is critical that our customers contact their dealers immediately. The company is committed to correcting this issue and providing customers with the quality experience and service they expect.”
The models Touring, Softail CVO's, and Trikes affected were built between May 3 and October 14 and include: