21 October 2013 15:20
Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 30,000 motorcycles over a potential clutch fault.
The recalls affect over 25,000 touring motorcycles and nearly 4,000 Softails and Trikes built between May 3 and October 14 2013.
The Milwaukee firm state that motorcycles fitted with a hydraulic clutch system may “Pose a safety issue for riders and/or passengers. Some of these motorcycles may exhibit a condition in which the hydraulic clutch system may lose the ability to generate enough lift to disengage the clutch.
"If the clutch does not disengage as intended, the rider may have difficulty slowing or stopping the motorcycle, which could result in an accident."
The recalls include a "Do Not Ride" and "Do Not Deliver" notice until the machines are properly fixed.
The American firm is asking owners to contact authorised dealers to arrange for an inspection.
The fix should take one hour and dealers will pick up and repair the motorcycle at no cost to owners.