Harley Davidson has announced that they will be recalling approximately 46,000 bikes for a clutch problem. According to the infamous brand, the bike could stay in gear due to clutches that won’t fully disengage.
In a series of official documents, Harley says that this happens due to gas bubbles that can create a malfunction with the clutch master cylinder, making it difficult to fully engage the clutch– especially if the bike has been parked for a significant amount of time.
The problem was initially discovered after a series of customer complaints and has now been associated to 27 known crashes and four injuries.
This, of course, is not the first Harley recall associated with this same clutch malfunction. Back in October 2013, Harley Davidson announced a recall for 25,185 Touring motorcycles, as well as 3,861 Softail CVOs and Trikes… both of which were imp[acted by this very same malfunction.
To remedy the problem, Harley says, “Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will flush the clutch system and rebuild the clutch master cylinder, free of charge. The recall [will] begin April 23, 2015. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464.”