Heads Up New Harley Motorcycle Owners – Major Recall on Newer Models
Harley Davidson just recalled these newer motorcycles because the oil line can come loose and spill oil in the path of the rear tire, causing the bike to slip and crash.
According to Ultimate Motorcycling, the recall affects the following Harley Davidson motorcycles with build dates between July 2, 2016 and May 9, 2017:
- Electra Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU)
- Police Electra Glide (FLHTP)
- Police Road King (FLHP)
- Road King (FLHR)
- Road King Special (FLHRXS)
- Street Glide (FLHX)
- Street Glide Special (FLHXS)
- Road Glide (FLTRX)
- Road Glide Special (FLTRXS)
The FL series of motorcycles have a clamp that secures the oil cooler line, and may have been installed improperly. So far there have been 9 reports of the clamp failing, resulting in 2 crashes to date.
Harley Davidson is contacting the registered owners of these motorcycles affected and offering a free inspection to ensure the clamp is installed properly, free of charge.
If you'd like to check to see if your motorcycle is affected, you can visit www.safercar.gov or call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236.