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Harley recalls 66 000 units for brake-lock

2014-07-10 10:19

ANOTHER HARLEY RECALL Harley-Davidson is recalling 66 421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because of a dangerous brake problem. Image: Harley-Davidson

DETROIT, Michigan — Harley-Davidson is recalling 66 421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their front wheels can lock up without warning.

Motorcycles with anti-lock brakes built between July 1 2013 and May 7 2014, are included in the recall.
Harley-Davidson says the front brake line can get pinched between the fuel tank and the frame.

That could cause front brake fluid pressure to increase, increasing the risk that the front wheel could lock up while riding.

RELATED INCIDENTS

The company knows of five crashes and two minor injuries related to the defect, which it discovered during September 2013 through warranty claims.

This incident follows a previous recall in 2013 for 29 000 units.

In October, Wheels24 reported that Harley-Davidson issued a global recall for 25 185 touring motorcycles and 3861 Custom Vehicle Operations and Trikes built from May 3 to October 14 2013 due to a dangerous problem with their hydraulic clutch. 70 motorcycles were affected in South Africa, of which 13 had been sold and delivered.

Harley-Davidson will notify owners later in July with details of the new recall. Dealers will replace the brake lines for free and attach straps to hold them in place.

294 bikes are affected in SA and 302 in sub-Saharan Africa. Owners have been asked to contact their nearest dealer to arrange for free repairs.

Bikes potentially affected in South Africa are from the 2014 Touring models - FLHTK, FLHRC, FLHX, FLHTCU, FLHTKSE and FLHRSE.
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