Milwaukee (WSYR-TV) – Harley-Davidson announced on Wednesday that it is recalling multiple models from its 2014 Touring motorcycles line.
The company is telling riders not to use the bikes and dealers to hold on to them until they are fixed.
The recall affects 25,185 Touring motorcycles, models:
And also 3,861 Softail CVOs and Trikes models:
The motorcycles were built between May 3, 2013, and Oct. 14, 2013.
The company wants owners of affected motorcycles to contact an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer immediately to arrange for an inspection.
The dealer will pick up, inspect and make the necessary repairs at no cost to the owner. The repairs have been identified and should take less than one hour.
The company says some of the motorcycles may exhibit a hydraulic clutch system that may lose the ability to generate enough lift to disengage the clutch.
If the clutch does not disengage as intended, the rider may have difficulty slowing or stopping the motorcycle, which could result in an accident, according to the company.
Harley-Davidson has initiated these recalls to correct the affected motorcycles.
The company is taking the additional measure of issuing a Do Not Ride notice to riders given the potential safety issues.
Although the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is closed as a result of the partial government shutdown, Harley-Davidson is proceeding with these voluntary recalls consistent with NHTSA’s process.