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What:  Replacement Rear Reflectors Missing from Kit. Without the rear red reflectors, the motorcycle has reduced visibility to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V574000 Potential Number of Units Affected — 12,733  (All markets (except Japan) are affected) Summary — In April 2019, Harley-Davidson’s Technical Subcommittee (TSC) is notified by […]

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Harley-Davidson has learned that the oil line clamp, part numbers 10198, 10080, and 10344, used on the oil cooling system on certain model year 2017 Touring model motorcycles (FLHX, FLHXS, FLTRX, FLTRXS, FLHTCU, FLHR, FLHRC, FLHRXS, FLHP, FLHTP) built in the U.S. July 2, 2016 through May 9, 2017, may not have been properly installed, […]

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This is more than a simple saddle bag retaining clip that takes less than 10 minutes to replace. Harley-Davidson is facing steep competition.  Not only from less expensive motorcycles imported from Asia, but electric motorcycles from Zero, Brammo (now owned by Polaris) and also from core customers who look for a mainstream gasoline cruiser from Indian […]

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Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 105,000 motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their clutches may fail, causing stopped bikes to creep forward and potentially crash.  The motor company said it will rebuild clutch master cylinders for motorcycles impacted by the recall. The company knows of 19 low-speed tip-over crashes tied to the problem, with three minor injuries […]

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It’s surely just a coincident that two months ago GM icon Jim Federico was hired on as the Harley-Davidson VP of Engineering and now the motor company has issued an ignition switch recall on more than 3,300 FXDL Dyna Low Rider bikes. You might recall that ignition switch problems have plagued General Motors and have now turned up […]

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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. The motor company says the front brake line can get pinched between the fuel tank and the frame which could cause front brake fluid pressure to increase, increasing the risk that the […]

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I missed this a few days ago, but imagine that the first quarter results at Harley-Davidson were like eating a bag of those Krinkle Cut™ Salt & Pepper chips… a great taste with a satisfying crunch! Yeah, I have a weakness for the hyper-engineered, overly marketed, addiction-creating potato chips.  But, I’ve digressed. Q1’14 Financials:  Harley-Davidson reported its first-quarter […]

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Harley-Davidson has initiated a voluntary recall in Canada.   The Campaign number is #2014058 and is targeted at repairing at least 297 motorcycles. The motorcycles effected are the 2014 Harley-Davidson Breakout and 2014 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim.  According to the Road Safety Recalls Database, the motorcycles may not comply with Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108 – Lighting System […]

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Harley-Davidson has issued another safety recall on its 2014 Project Rushmore motorcycles. This time it’s for a defect that could result in the loss of brake fluid.  It potentially affects 436 trikes manufactured from July 24th through September 2nd.  It’s due to an incorrectly machined part, and the trike may have an excessive steering angle […]

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Safety recalls are usually instigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the vehicle’s manufacturer. In either case, the manufacture must file a public report describing the recall and must attempt to notify owners of recalled vehicles or vehicle equipment. All motorcycle manufactures have seen there share of recalls, but Triumph is having an […]

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