Motorcycles Harley-Davidson Recalls 250,000 Bikes for Faulty Brakes

04:02  03 may  2018
04:02  03 may  2018 Source:   rideapart.com

Harley-Davidson Recalls 174,636 Bikes for Potential Brake Problem

  Harley-Davidson Recalls 174,636 Bikes for Potential Brake Problem If the brake fluid isn't changed every two years as directed, components may stick, including the ABS module.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a recall notice for a wide variety of recent Harley-Davidson motorcycle, all for the same problem. The concern is that owners are not changing their brake fluid every two years, a practice that is specified on the maintenance schedule.

Harley continues its recent tradition of being unable to catch a break, this time announcing a global recall of 250 , 000 bikes in 2008 to 2011 Harley - Davidson VRSC, Touring, and CVO Touring models being recalled due to finicky ABS. So far 2018 isn’t off to a great start for Harley - Davidson .

Harley - Davidson Recalls 250 , 000 Bikes for Faulty Brakes 2008 to 2011 Harley - Davidson VRSC, Touring, and CVO Touring models being recalled due to finicky ABS So far 2018 isn’t off to a great start for Harley - Davidson . On top of a steadily declining customer.

a motorcycle parked on the side of a building: 2018 Harley-Davidson CVO Touring © Rideapart.com 2018 Harley-Davidson CVO Touring

2008 to 2011 Harley-Davidson VRSC, Touring, and CVO Touring models being recalled due to finicky ABS

So far 2018 isn’t off to a great start for Harley-Davidson. On top of a steadily declining customer base, the announcement of the Kansas City plant closure, and the president’s recent metal tariffs, the MoCo has just issued a massive recall of roughly 250,000 motorcycles worldwide on account of a brake problem that can supposedly result in sudden failure. The recall affects the ABS on 2008 to 2011 model year Touring, CVO Touring, and VRSC machines. Sadly, this isn’t Harley-Davidson's first ABS recall in recent years.

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So far 2018 isn’t off to a great start for Harley - Davidson . On top of a steadily declining customer base, the announcement of the Kansas City plant closure, and the president’s recent metal tariffs, the MoCo has just issued a massive recall of roughly 250 , 000 motorcycles worldwide on account of a brake

Another recall for brakes please check it out here is a link. https://rideapart.com/articles/ harley - davidson - brake - recall -2018.

The quarter-million unit recall—175,000 of which are in the US—is expected to cost the company just shy of $30 million which, like having your brakes fail, is less than ideal. The issue reportedly stems from a faulty ABS module and/or neglected maintenance, both of which have the potential to result in failing calipers. The manufacturer started the recall back in mid-February, and owners of affected vehicles can bring them to a local dealership to have fixed.

“This condition is associated with delayed or neglected brake fluid maintenance as specified in the owner’s manual,” stated Carolyn Duranowski, director of marketing at Oakland Harley-Davidson. “Harley-Davidson is offering the remedy fluid flush free of charge to all motorcycles within the recall population, regardless of their maintenance history.”

Harley-Davidson was already struggling to sell bikes, and multiple recalls in just eight months definitely isn’t helping to attract new buyers. Luckily the marque has its fully-electric Livewire model on the way, which is sure to turn everything around, so this whole snafu should work itself out. Right?Harley put together a video about how its ABS system works for anyone that’s interested.

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Outlaw Bikers Stick With Harley Despite Foreign Production .
There is little loyalty like a Harlista’s loyalty.The Hells Angels are probably the most obvious association to H-D there is. Not all Harley riders are Angels but most Angels are Harley riders. After the motorcycle maker announced earlier this week it might have to move more production overseas to get around looming EU import tariffs, the question arose: were the Hells Angels going to turn their back on H-D? In an interview with the Toronto Star, representatives from the gang’s Canadian branch were adamant: their riders had no plan to change their allegiance.

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