Two More Recalls for Harley-Davidson CVO, Touring and Street Bikes

2014 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra 1 photo
Photo: Harley-Davidson
In late September we reported about a recall campaign issued by Transport Canada, which affected more than 5,700 Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and were expecting a similar move in the US. The NHTSA and H-D have in fact issued two recalls, one for the clutch issue and one for the filler cap of several Street 500 and Street 750 bikes.
The first recall has number 14V537000 and is targeting a large number of vehicles. Around 105,746 Harley-Davidson motorcycles may be affected by the clutch master cylinder seal problem. The problem was explained in the article about the Canadian recall, so we’ll only do a recap this time. One of the rubber seals inside the clutch master cylinder of the affected bikes may develop a tear and subsequently reducing the pressure needed to keep the clutch disengaged.

In such a scenario, the bikes would slowly creep forward when a gear is engaged, increasing the risk of a crash. The Harley dealers will make the necessary repairs with a clutch master rebuild kit, free of charge. The affected bikes are 2014 model year:

- Electra Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU)
- Ultra Limited (FLHTK)
- Police Electra Glide (FLHTP)
- Street Glide Special (FLHXS)
- Street Glide (FLHX)
- Tri Glide Ultra (FLHTCUTG)
- CVO Limited (FLHTKSE)
- CVO Road King (FLHRSE)
- CVO Breakout (FXSBSE)
- Electra Glide Ultra Classic Twin Cooled (FLHTCUTC)
- Ultra Limited Shrine (FLHTK SHRINE)
- Street Glide Shrine (FLHX SHRINE) and
- CVO Softail Deluxe (FLSTNSE).

Street 500 and Street 750 may pose a fire risk

The second Harley recall has number 14V536000 and is aimed at 867 bikes which may be affected by an improperly manufactured filler cap assembly. The problem may be discovered only in 2015 model year XG500 and XG750 machines, better known as Harley-Davidson Street 500 and Harley-Davidson Street750, respectively. The bikes manufactured June 11, 2014 through August 14, 2014 may have been fitted with tanks whose filler cap neck is insufficiently flat, and fuel may leak from under the fuel cap.

These leaks can be observed under strong braking or when the bike is tipped. Fuel leaking down the tanks onto the engine increased the risk of a vehicle fire. Dealers will inspect the filler necks and replace the defective tanks if necessary, free of charge.

Customers can reach Harley-Davidson at 1-800-258-2464 and ask for more details and information about the two recall campaigns.
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