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Default Harley Davidson Recalls over 66,000 bikes - front wheel locking up

Harley is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year. It warns that the front wheels can lock up without warning. The recall applies to bikes with anti-lock brakes made between July 1, 2013, and May 7.

The flaw has resulted in five crashes, with two minor injuries.


Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...ring/12444309/

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Harley is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year. It warns that the front wheels can lock up without warning. The recall applies to bikes with anti-lock brakes made between July 1, 2013, and May 7.

The flaw has resulted in five crashes, with two minor injuries.


Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...ring/12444309/
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Harley is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year. It warns that the front wheels can lock up without warning. The recall applies to bikes with anti-lock brakes made between July 1, 2013, and May 7.

The flaw has resulted in five crashes, with two minor injuries.


Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...ring/12444309/
They sold 66,421 touring bikes in a year.

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They sold 66,421 touring bikes in a year.
From July 1st to May 7th, so extrapolating on that 45 week period, it would translate into approximately 76,000-77,000 in a full calendar year.

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From July 1st to May 7th, so extrapolating on that 45 week period, it would translate into approximately 76,000-77,000 in a full calendar year.
They've been busy.

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The Motor Co is doing the correct thing, I'll give them that. Hope no one else gets injured.

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Harley-Davidson has issued a massive recall for its ABS-equipped 2014 Touring models. The recall notice affects 66,421 units. At issue is placement of the bike’s front brake line, which may become pinched between the fuel tank and frame and potentially lock-up the front wheel.

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This is not the first large recall for Harley-Davidson’s 2014 Touring lineup, which featured several major updates from its Project Rushmore redesign. In October 2013 The Motor Company recalled more than 29,000 models for issues related to its new hydraulic clutch. This previous recall included a Do Not Ride notice to consumers, as the defect could result in the clutch not disengaging.

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The affected recall units are from the models listed below manufactured from July 1, 2013 through May 7, 2014:

• 2014 FLHP Road King Police
• 2014 FLHR Road King
• 2014 FLHRC Road King Classic
• 2014 FLHRSE CVO Road King
• 2014 FLHTCU Electra Glide Ultra Classic
• 2014 FLHTCUTC (Uncertain on specific model, but potentially FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Trike)
• 2014 FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Limited
• 2014 FLHTKSE CVO Limited
• 2014 FLHTKSHRINE Electra Glide Ultra Limited Shrine Edition
• 2014 FLHTP Electra Glide Police
• 2014 FLHX Street Glide
• 2014 FLHXS Street Glide Special
• 2014 FLHXSHRINE Street Glide Shrine Edition


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