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Old 10-09-2013, 01:04 PM
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After 175 miles, my clutch stuck engaged. I got it to the dealer and he said it happened twice before and Harley sent new master cylinders and that fixed it but they didnt have any more in stock.
They pulled one off a newest bike in stock and now we hope this one is one of the good ones.
I put another 100 miles on today and good so far but it was good for the first 175.
I understand manufacturing and $hit happens. We only have a few more days of sun so i'm crossing my fingers.
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Ah good heads up for a potential problems on the 14s! Always good to start cataloging these things. lol
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I hope to not have to "catalog". repairs...
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LMAO - There's always something.
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1st model year bugs.
Bought a new F150 the first year they went to the squared body style (2004 or 5). Got rid of it after 7 months. Too many bugs. Never again will I buy a first model year anything.
Good move on the dealer's part to get you back on the road. Lot of them won't scavenge a new bike.
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After 175 miles, my clutch stuck engaged. I got it to the dealer and he said it happened twice before and Harley sent new master cylinders and that fixed it but they didnt have any more in stock.
They pulled one off a newest bike in stock and now we hope this one is one of the good ones.
I put another 100 miles on today and good so far but it was good for the first 175.
I understand manufacturing and $hit happens. We only have a few more days of sun so i'm crossing my fingers.
Clutch, master cylinders........do you mean brakes?
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Clutch, master cylinders........do you mean brakes?
they are hydraulic now
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Was at the local dealership today checking out the 2014's. I checked every batwing 2014 in the showroom and couldn't believe that 3 out of 8 bikes had a spongy clutch lever. The sale person told me they needed to be bled and that he thinks its caused by people playing with the clutch levers. I couldn't believe the high percentage of affected bikes.
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its really a technology (if you want to act like its exotic) that's bee naround for A LOOOOOOOOONG time (hydraulic clutches)

Having said that they use very little clutch fluid and can be a real hassle to bleed. Your sticking is really strange tho??????? almost like a defective manufacturing of the slave or MC getting stuck in the bore? weird.
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Harley has been running hydraulic clutches for years on CVO models. Not new tech even for MoCo. Mine is awesome. I did adjust it after break in cause it was releasing very early.
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