Harley- Davidson, the iconic manufacturer of stylish, high- demand motorcycles, is recalling more than 29,000 bikes due to issues with the hydraulic clutch system, as reported by Reuters on October 17, 2013.
The recall involves Harley- Davidson’s 2014 touring motorcycles built between May 3 and October 14, 2013. The models affected include 25,185 touring motorcycles and 3,861 custom vehicle operations and trikes. Specific touring models with a potentially faulty clutch include FLHTCU, FLHTK, FLHTP, FLHX, FLHXS, FLHTKSE and FLHRSE. Custom vehicles affected include Softail CVOs and Trikes, models FLHTCUTG, FXSBSE and FLSTNSE,
Harley Davidson is advising consumers not to ride these motorcycles and dealerships not to sell them until the problem is fixed.
"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," said a Harley- Davidson spokesperson.
According to official word from Harley- Davidson, the problem could lead to an accident because the clutch may not disengage the way it should. If this happens, the motorcycle may not slow down or stop as it normally would.
This is not the first time Harley- Davidson, a company normally associated with high quality, has had to recall some of its bikes. Some might remember that Harley- Davidson recalled more than 300,000 motorcycles in 2011 because of problems with the rear brake light switch.
Harley- Davidson advises consumers and dealers to get the problem corrected before riding the affected motorcycles. The necessary repair takes less than one hour and the added safety and peace of mind are more than worth the 60 minutes of time.
For more information on the recall and finding a repair site, visit the company web site, www.harley-davidson.com.
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