Harley-Davidson recalls 175K motorcycles for unwell brakes

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    Patrick McMahon, Rare.us

    Updated: Feb 10, 2018 – 6:18 PM

Less than a year after another vast recall, and amidst disappointing gain reports, a vexed sales forecast, and a converging of their Kansas City and York production facilities, Harley-Davidson announced a new remember of approximately 175,000 motorcycles for malfunctioning and unwell brakes.

The new recall (Harley-Davidson remember series 0171) affects each Touring, CVO Touring, and VSRC motorcycle built in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 with antilock brakes, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That includes over 30 Harley-Davidson models in total, including military models:

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According to a recall, “deposits” can form “on components within a stop complement if a DOT 4 stop liquid is not transposed for a enlarged duration of time over a two-year upkeep schedule.” If a motorcycle’s front or back stop pedal feels “hard” (or can't be activated during all) during startup or after an ABS event, it might already be influenced by deposits in a bike’s antilock braking system.

Over 40 complaints — including 3 crashes and dual injuries — gave means to a NHTSA to vigour Harley-Davidson to announce a inhabitant recall. The group had been questioning complaints about a problem given summer 2016.

Harley-Davidson dealers will flush a brakes of each motorcycle lonesome by a remember and reinstate a liquid with Platinum Label DOT 4 stop fluid, according to a recall, during no cost to a owner. Recalls are scheduled to start Feb. 12; owners are urged to hit Harley-Davidson patron use with questions.

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