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Harley Davidson Street 500 and 750 recalled in the US

2015 Electra Glide Ultra Classic
2015 Electra Glide Ultra Classic

Apart from the Street, their more expensive motorcycles have also been recalled.

Two separate recalls have been announced by Harley Davidson in the US. The first and larger recall includes 45,901 units of 2014 CVO Road King, 2014-2015 Electra Glide Ultra Classic, Ultra Classic – Twin Cooled, Ultra Limited, Police Electra Glide, Street Glide, Street Glide Special, and CVO Street Glide.

2015 Electra Glide Ultra Classic

2015 Electra Glide Ultra Classic. It is yet not clear if any of HD motorcycles in India have been affected or not.

It will also include 2015 model year Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low, Ultra Limited Low, Ultra Classic Low – Twin Cooled, Road Glide Special and Road Glide. In each of these bikes it was noted that the clutch master cylinder is not working to its optimum limit, particularly when started after being parked for long periods of time.

Harley Davidson has submitted documents to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration demonstrating the chemical reaction that could occur inside clutch system which would create gas bubbles causing loss of clutch lift. This reaction would be a possibility when the rider puts the transmission into gear.

To date, this defect has already given rise to 313 warranty claims, 31 customer complaints and 27 crashes with 4 riders receiving minor injuries. Harley Davidson will be recalling these units to clean up the system and reconstruct the master cylinder

Harley Davidson Street 500 Photos

Harley Davidson Street 500

In the second and smaller recall, Harley Davidson is recalling 8,904 units of 2015 XG500 (Street 500) and XG750 (Street 750) wherein it has been noted that some of these bikes are minus rear reflector assemblies due to which they do not comply with federal rules and regulations. The missing reflectors could increase the incidents of crash due to lack of visibility by other drivers. Owners have been instructed to bring in their models to company dealerships for a free of cost installation of the missing part. The recall commenced on 23rd April 2015.


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Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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