Harley recalls 66,421 bikes

The Bigfella

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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.

The company knows of five crashes and two minor injuries related to the defect, which it discovered last northern autumn through warranty claims.

Harley-Davidson will notify owners later this month. Dealers will replace the brake lines for free and attach straps to hold them in place.

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Thanks to Uncle Rupert for the article.
 

Captain_Slash

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That almost sounds funny, locking the wheels up on a bike fitted with ABS.

Having owned a Harley I never thought they made a bike where the brakes were powerful enough to lock the wheel up, just stopping quickly was difficult enough
 
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