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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-30-2014, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Default Class Action Suit Against CVO "Wet-Head"

I don't like to see things like this happen to any motor company.

"Lead plaintiff Robert Okon says he purchased a new 2014 CVO Limited motorcycle from a dealership in Bloomington, Illinois, in September that came with the 24-month warranty, covering parts including the engine and cooling systems. But just a couple of weeks after purchasing the motorcycle, coolant began to leak from in and around the engine and coolant system, the complaint says."

This can turn into a major headache for HD and its dealerships. You would think they would have caught this during testing though.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-31-2014, 02:59 AM
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I know the reputation of that HD dealer so maybe it is not the engine that cannot be fixed. It may be the mechanics that don't understand the new engine.

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I know the reputation of that HD dealer so maybe it is not the engine that cannot be fixed. It may be the mechanics that don't understand the new engine.
That's what I was wondering. I know there were a lot of leaks due to bad caps and a few other things, but it seems like they were able to get most of that stuff fixed.

Anyway, if there was ever a way to get rich shorting a stock, I think Harley's would be as good as any. They have already released the 2015s and the dealers around here are still packed with 2014s.

Victory isn't doing much better, but they don't have as many dealers and those they do don't have as much inventory. And regardless, they are making a stone cold killing on other vehicles. I was talking to the local guys the other day and they said that new Polaris Slingshot had generated more visits and calls than any other product they've ever sold. And it hasn't even hit the doors yet.

They Baby Boomers are getting old and dying off. The luxo barge is not the vehicle of their successors if you can believe the sales people. They tell me they can't keep adventure bikes on the floor. But alas this is good news for us luxo barge buyers. If ever there was a time to make a deal, it is now.
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The water cooled heads were designed to keep the rider cool.
There has been a lot saying when they park it there will be over flow running on the ground. Doesn't mean there bad they just don't have a way to recycle the coolant yet. I would think the rocker box's are not leaking. Harley says you can run motor with the lack of water cause its still oil cooled.
Going to be one hell of a recall if this guy wins

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It looks like a lot of effort was put into this bike. HD is not one to throw a bike together. However, if they tried to build a cooling system around an existing engine, they messed up!

Also, you do not put a new bike in showrooms until thoroughly tested. Another mess up!

Class action lawsuits mean there are a large enough number of bikes affected to warrant attention.

As always, a large company could prevent this by making sure the consumer is satisfied unless of course a money hungry attorney sees an opportunity to get lots of $$.
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