Harley-Davidson recalls about 54,000 of its bikes. The procedure will be executed in two steps. First of all, 45,901 of the CVO Road King, Electra Glide Ultra Classic, Ultra Limited, Ultra Classic – Twin Cooled, Police Electra Glide, Street Glide Special, Street Glide, and the CVO Street Glide bikes produced in 2014 will be recalled. To this number, some models of the 2015 production year are also included: the Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low, Ultra Classic Low – Twin Cooled, Ultra Limited Low, Road Glide, and the Road Glide Special.
The reason for recalling is a clutch master cylinder failing to work properly from time to time (especially, if a bike is parked for long). As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states, it happens due to gas bubbles created in a clutch system by a chemical reaction.
A clutch master cylinder failure results in a bike’s sudden moving as a rider puts transmission in gear. 31 customers complained of the break-down, 27 accidents happened, and 4 injuries have been reported. At Harley-Davidson they say, a master cylinder will be completely rebuilt.
Second of all, the manufacturer will recall 8,904 of the XG500 and XG750 bikes manufactured in 2015. The problem is that some of the bikes lack in a rear reflector assembly that’s a serious violation.