Har­ley-David­son re­call

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Har­ley-David­son is vol­un­tar­ily re­call­ing cer­tain 2014 Tour­ing and CVO Sof­tail mo­tor­cy­cles equipped with a hy­draulic clutch sys­tem that may pose a safety is­sue.

The re­calls in­clude a ‘do not ride‘ no­tice to own­ers, and a ‘do not deliver‘ no­tice to Har­ley-David­son deal­ers un­til the mo­tor­cy­cle is fixed.

“The safety of our cus­tomers is our high­est pri­or­ity,” says Har­leyDavid­son ex­ec­u­tive Tony Wil­cox. “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’s crit­i­cal that our cus­tomers with af­fected ve­hi­cles con­tact their deal­ers im­me­di­ately. We apol­o­gise for this cir­cum­stance. The com­pany is com­mit­ted to cor­rect­ing the is­sues and pro­vid­ing cus­tomers with the qual­ity ex­pe­ri­ence and ser­vice they ex­pect.”

The re­calls af­fect Tour­ing mo­tor­cy­cles in­clud­ing mod­els FLHTCU, FLHTK, FLHX, FLHTKSE, FLHRSE and Sof­tail CVOs and Trikes, mod­els FLHTCUTG, FXSBSE and FLSTNSE built be­tween May 3, 2013, and Oc­to­ber. 14, 2013.

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.

The com­pany is tak­ing the additional mea­sure of is­su­ing a do not ride no­tice to rid­ers given the po­ten­tial safety is­sues. The com­pany wants own­ers of af­fected mo­tor­cy­cles to con­tact an au­tho­rised Har­ley-David­son dealer im­me­di­ately to ar­range for an in­spec­tion.

The dealer will pick up, in­spect and make the nec­es­sary re­pairs at no cost to the owner. The re­pairs have been iden­ti­fied and should take less than one hour.

Har­ley-David­son will be pro­ceed­ing with the re­calls in com­pli­ance with lo­cal pro­to­col.

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