In the latest in a flurry of motorcycle recalls, Harley-Davidson is recalling 57,000 bikes. The bikes in question include certain 2017 bikes built between the dates of July 2, 2016 and May 9, 2017. The bikes include the following models:
- Electra Glide Ultra Classic
- Police Ultra Glide
- Road King Special
- Police Road King
- Road King
- Street Glide Special
- Street Glide
- Road Glide Special
- Road Glide
Harley-Davidson reports that a clamp located on an engine oil cooler line could have been installed incorrectly. As a result, oil lines could possibly come off and cause a hazard. As of this date, Harley-Davidson has received nine reports of oil lines coming off, a problem that led to two crashes and one injury.
If your bike is affected by the recall, your Harley-Davidson dealer will inspect the bike and make any necessary repairs free of charge. Harley-Davidson is expected to announce the recall and begin providing information to affected customers this week.
This recall is unrelated to the NHTSA investigation of a number of motorcycles with model years between 2008 and 2011. That investigation dealt with problems in the anti-lock brake system. In that instance, 43 complaints were filed and there were three reported crashes.
At Kass & Moses (1-800-MOTORCYCLE), we work to keep riders informed about the dangers on the road, including pertinent recalls. Ride safe and if you ever have questions about a motorcycle crash or the law, contact an experienced motorcycle attorney at Kass & Moses!