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Multiple Harley-Davidson CVO Bikes and More Recalled for Clutch Issues

At least 5,741 Harley-Davidson bikes will be recalled for clutch master cylinder issues. The report arrives via CMG, and the number of recalled vehicles is therefore only for the Canadian market. It is expected that the NHTSA will issue a similar campaign soon, with a much larger number of bikes affected.
2014 CVO Softail Deluxe 1 photo
The Transport Canada Recall has number 2014391 and corresponds to Harley’s recalls numbers 0159 and 0160. The issue affects the primary seal on the clutch master cylinder piston. On certain motorcycles, this seal may develop a tear which can cause the whole hydraulic clutch system to malfunction.

Pulling the clutch lever might not maintain sufficient lift to keep the clutch disengaged. This means that if a rider plans to come to a complete stop, the bike with a defective clutch master cylinder seal will “creep“ forward, posing the risk of a crash, injury and/property damage. Transport Canada does not make any statement to the existence of accidents caused by this problem.

Harley-Davison is most likely notifying customers and preparing to repair the affected bikes. The mentioned source says that the dealers will rebuild the clutch master with a repair kit provided specifically for this repair.

All the affected bikes are 2014 model year, as follows:

CVO Breakout (FXSBSE),
CVO Limited (FLHTKSE),
CVO Road King (FLHRSE),
CVO Softail Deluxe(FLSTNSE),
Electra Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU),
Police Electra Glide (FLHTP),
Street Glide (FLHX),
Street Glide Special (FLHXS),
TriGlide Ultra Classic (FLHTCUTG), and
Ultra Limited (FLHTK).


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