Dual Recalls for Harley-Davidson Clutch Issues

2014 Triglides part of a 20,000-strong recall 1 photo
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The NHTSA reports on a dual recall for Harley-Davidson machinery, aiming to bring more than 20,000 motorcycles back to the dealers for a power train fix.
The smallest of the two is recall number 13V517000, which will see 2,886 2014 FLHTCUTG, FXSBE, and FLSTNSE motorcycles visiting the dealership again. These bikes are manufactured May 3, 2013, through October 14, 2013 and may have been built with an incorrect clutch release plate.

The clutch may fail to disengage, making slowing down and stopping a lot harder and increasing the risk of a crash.

A second recall (number 13V515000) brings in 19,597 2014 FLHTCU, FLHTK, FLHTP, FLHX, FLHXS, FLHTKSE, and FLHRSE motorcycles manufactured May 3, 2013, through October 14, 2013. These machines may have the same clutch release plate issue, but there's something more to them.

According to the NHTSA, the clutch master cylinder may allow air into the clutch system, causing difficulty to use the clutch and possibly resulting in the same slowing and stopping problems.

Harley-Davidson has already begun both recall campaigns and the defective parts are being replaced free of charge. Customers with questions can contact Harley-Davidson at 1-800-258-2464.
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