TOTAL RECALL Harley-Davidson Recalls 46,000 Bikes

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Think that recalls are only limited to the car and truck driving motorist? Think again. Today Harley-Davidson announced that they will be recalling nearly 46,000 motorcycles over an issue regarding the clutch that could cause the clutch to not disengage fully.

The recall consists of 2014 and 2015 Electra Glide, Ultra Limited, Police Electra Glide, Street Glide, Road Glide, and Road King models.

According to Harley-Davidson, the affected bikes could develop gas bubbles that would prevent the clutch master cylinder from fully disengaging the clutch. This is apparently more of a problem for bikes that have been sitting for awhile. So basically everywhere other than in California.

A clutch that is not fully disengaged can cause an accident. Harley-Davidson discovered the problem through customer complaints. 27 crashes have been caused as a result of this defect, including 4 minor injuries.

Dealers will flush the clutch and rebuild the master cylinder as part of the recall. If you think you might be affected, contact your local dealership right away.

27 crashes to figure out there’s a problem seems like a lot. What do you think? Let us know in the forums!

via [ABC News]

Chad Kirchner is a longtime automotive journalist who covers Ford news and auto reviews for Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online. He is also a regular contributor to Corvette Forum, among other auto sites. Kirchner is the Editor-in-Chief of Future Motoring and the host of its podcast.

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