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Jan 08

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kcmc says:

Harley-Davidson Recalls Over 66,000 2014 Touring Motorcycles

Due to possible pinching issues with the front-brake lines, Harley-Davidson has recalled 66,421 of its 2014 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles with ABS.

These bikes include the Street Glide, Road King, Electra Glide Ultra Limited, Electra Glide Ultra Classic, CVO Limited, CVO Road King, Police and Shrine editions, the twin-cooled Electra Glide Ultra Classic and the Road King Classic (non-US market).

Harley-Davidson says the front brake line could become pinched between the frame and the fuel tank, increasing brake-fluid pressure. If this occurs, the front could lock up, increasing the risk of a crash.

Harley first realized the issue when a police edition was getting serviced. Then, warranty claims came pouring in. To fix the problem, Harley began installing cable straps to keep the fuel-line from being pinched; this happened on all bikes built from Oct. 14, 2013, and on. Further issues were discovered, and Harley began fixing them right away.

But due to additional claims that included crashes, Harley initiated the recall.

Harley-Davidson says dealers will inspect all recalled units, and fix any damaged front brake lines. The dealers will also install the one or two cable straps needed to prevent any pinching.

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Oct 11

Posts: 2662

Piglet2010 says:

Would be the only time,

the front brake gets applied on most H-D's.  :shock:

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Jan 10

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Beelady says:

Now, now, piglet.

I hardly ever used the back brake on mine. I wasn't fat enough to make it work, even if I stood on it :smile

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Oct 11

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Piglet2010 says:

Here in the Colonies

there is a prevalent notion among bikers (colonial meaning - cruiser riders wearing doo-rags, etc.) that a rider should never use the front brake since it will make the bike crash.  :blink:

The rear brake on a H-D is very useful for low-speed riding - get the huge crankshaft and flywheel "gyroscope" spinning about 2000 rpm, slip the clutch into the friction zone, and control speed with the brake pedal (as taught in all the plod riding schools).

The newer ones are much better, but on some older H-D's one needs a hard squeeze with all four fingers plus a good stomp on the pedal to slow at a reasonable rate.

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Jan 04

Posts: 877

fogie says:

Do they

go fast enough to need brakes?     :huh:

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