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HARLEY-DAVIDSON RECALLS 66,421 MOTORCYCLES

Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2014 at 2:45 pm    

According to a recent AP article, Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 of its 2013 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles because their front wheels can lock-up without warning.   Harley-Davidson states that the front brake line can get pinched between the fuel tank and the frame, which can cause the front wheel to lock-up while riding.  The problem affects motorcycles with anti-lock brakes built between July 1, 2013 and May 7, 2014.

The Associated Press reports that Harley-Davidson stated it knew of five crashes and two minor injuries related to the defect.  Harley-Davidson will be sending out recall notices in July, 2014 and will replace the brake lines for free. And install straps to keep the brake lines in place.

Source:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/10/business/harley-davidson-issues-recall-over-brake-line-problems.html?_r=0