Harley-Davidson Inc. has issued a recall for 14 different motorcycle models for a potential issue with the clutch that could result in a crash.
The recall covers 27,232 bikes from model-year 2016, including touring and cruiser models.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the clutch in the affected motorcycles could malfunction, especially if a bike has been parked for an extended period of time.
The malfunction could result in the bike moving forward unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.
Riders of the affected motorcycles may notice a large amount of free play in the clutch lever when they first squeeze the lever after their bike has been parked for a lengthy period.
The issue is partially related to another recall that included 2014 and 2015 models, according to the recall notice.
The current recall began this week. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464. Harley-Davidson’s number for this recall is 0169, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:
Report Receipt Date: June 27, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V471000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 27,232
Manufacturer: Harley-Davidson Motor Company
THE RECALL: Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2016 Electric Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low (FLHTCUL), Ultra Limited Low (FLHTKL), Ultra Limited (FLHTK), CVO Street Glide (FLHXSE), Street Glide (FLHX), Street Glide Special (FLHXS), Road Glide Special (FLTRXS), Road Glide (FLTRX), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), Road Glide Ultra (FLTRU), Fat Boy S (FLSTFBS), Softail Slim S (FLSS), and CVO Softail Pro Street Breakout (FXSE)motorcycles. In the affected motorcycles, the clutch master cylinder may lose the ability to generate enough lift to disengage the clutch, especially if the motorcycle has been parked for an extended period of time.
WHAT COULD HAPPEN: When the engine is running and the motorcycle is in gear, if the clutch cannot be fully disengaged, the motorcycle may move unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.
THE FIX: Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the clutch master cylinder for the presence of gas in the fluid, if so, the dealer will flush the clutch system and rebuild the clutch master cylinder, free of charge. The recall began July 25, 2016. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464. Harley-Davidson’s number for this recall is 0169.
MORE RECALL INFORMATION: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety.
(Via: Journal Sentinel)